A group of protestors emerged from the church service just after it started yesterday morning and issued a strongly-worded statement to the waiting media.
Spokesman Sammy Graham said the statement was on behalf of trustees and members of the church.
“On 27 June 2012 a congregational meeting was held in the church hall,” he said.
“There George Speers, [and assistant pastors] Stephen Walker and John Galbraith were all removed from office.
“The main reason for their removal was their dictatorial methods and their non-adherence to congregationalism.
“Our church solicitors have indicated that this meeting was both legal and valid. These three men were removed but have failed to step down even though they have been issued with their P45s and P60s and to date they have received no monies from the church.”
He said that George Speers refused to step down and leave the manse or step out of the pulpit and alleged that “each Sunday he takes the pulpit by force”.
Mr Graham added: “The scenes in our church last Sunday were something that we were disappointed with but this was brought to us by a measure of frustration and deep despair to which the majority of peace loving members have been brought down to.
“These men have been asked to remove themselves by the majority of the congregation from Ballynahinch Congregational Church. They have failed to do so.
“On four occasions there have been offers of mediation by outside bodies and on each occasion the former minister has turned down offers of mediation, but the church has always been open for mediation.”
He noted that the Congregational Union of Ireland, an association of churches in the denomination, had offered to mediate in the past week.
It is understood that Rev Speers will not be accepting the offer, having said in a statement on Friday that he had already engaged in talks with the protestors without success.
“We the church have offered ourselves up for mediation again with the Congregational Union of Ireland,” Mr Graham said yesterday.
“To date we know not a time where George Speers has taken this offer.”
He claimed that many people had been brought into the church yesterday morning from places such as Banbridge and Belfast, while the protestors were faithful members.
He closed by citing the prophet Jeremiah.
“‘Woe unto the pastor that destroys and scatter the sheep of my pasture’ saith the Lord.”