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4 Church of Wells members found not guilty in Osteen church heckling case

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A Harris County jury decided to clear four men from the Church of Wells in a heckling case against Pastor Joel Osteen, according to KTRK

Six members of the Cherokee County group were arrested in June 2015 for criminal trespass after a heckling incident at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood church in Houston.

Jacob Gardner, Richard Trudeau, Kevin Fessler, Mark De Rouville, Matthew Martinez, and Randall Valdez were charged.

RELATED: Houston PD IDs 6 Church of Wells members arrested at Osteen church

Kevin Fessler, Mark De Rouville, Matthew Martinez, and Randall Valdez were found not guilty on Wednesday for the disrupting a meeting or procession charge.

According to KTRK, Osteen did give a brief testimony against the Church of Wells members. He told the jury that we could only hear the hostile group and had his security remove them from the church. 

It took the jury about an hour to decide the not guilty verdict. 

RELATED: Church of Wells members due in court for Osteen church heckling incident

Two Church of Wells leaders, Jacob Gardner and Richard Trudeau, were not in court. We've been told by officials that they'll be tried on a later date. 

Mobile users, click here to see the Church of Wells member's mugshots.

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