The Reverend Oliver White of St. Paul, Minnesota has lost his fight to keep his church after expressing support for gay marriage.

White placed his Grace Community United Church of Christ as collateral for a high-interest loan in 2007, two years after he lost nearly two-thirds of his congregation immediately after he joined a majority of delegates from across the country in voting in favor of a resolution supporting equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples during a national synod of the United Church of Christ, the Pioneer Press reported.

The predominantly African-American church took out the $150,000 loan in April 2007 to pay its bills, placing its building, which it owned, as collateral. Interest and penalties began piling up as the church fell behind on its payments.

A settlement called for the church to pay back $200,000 by June 30 or lose the building.

Gay marriage supporters throughout the country chipped in $56,000 to go toward settlement of the debt.

The 69-year-old White said he planned to find a new home for his church.

“Mentally, we're gone already,” he said. “Physically, the building is just now holding our goods until we can pack them up. Our goal is to find a new home within 30 days.”

During a recent interview with web show host John Ong, White said that his church is not a “gay church” but welcomes everyone.