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An African American pastor of a Charlotte, N.C. church came under fire recently for requesting white only greeters at the front doors of the church.

Pastor Makeda of Freedom House Church sent an email blast to the members of his church asking black members not to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service, the Atlanta journal Constitution reports.

The dreadlocked pastor made the unusual request to attract more Caucasian members to the church. In the email, Makeda wrote "first impressions count," and she wanted only “the best of the best on the front doors."

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