CBNNews.com -- After facing some serious criticism surrounding his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama has left his church -- Trinity Church of Christ.
A source close to the Obama campaign told CBN News that Obama and his wife Michelle had spoken with Trinity's new pastor Otis Moss III months ago about remaining in the church. But according to the Associated Press, Obama's campaign communications director Robert Gibbs said the decision to resign from the church came "over the last few days."
Obama has most recently dealt with criticism of a sermon Father Michael Pfleger gave at the church last Sunday. Pfleger touched on issues surrounding white privilege, and he also mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Pfleger spoke of the tears Sen. Clinton shed during the New Hampshire Primary back in February.
Pfleger is a white priest at St. Sabina, which is a predominately black church.
Obama issued a statement saying he was not pleased with the current developments saying, he was "deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn't reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause."
The source also told CBN News that Moss was worried about reporters who showed up at the worship services and called church members whose names were in the bulletin. Obama didn't want the church to suffer any more than it already had.
Obama was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years.
He is currently in South Dakota campaigning before Tuesday's primary there.