A FEUD is threatening to split the 400-strong Hong Kong Korean church.
And the row, involving a group of the church's elders, has now spilled into the courts.
Sources close to the community said that if the row was not resolved quickly, it would split the community.
The five elders sued the church and its head, the Reverend Lee Sun, in July in an attempt to declare invalid an extraordinary general meeting at which the overwhelming majority of members voted to suspend the five as elders.
The church has in turn filed a writ in the Supreme Court seeking to ban the five from assaulting - physically, verbally or in writing - threatening or intruding on members.
Apart from the removal of the five elders, church officials also want the group to be prohibited from disrupting future church meetings.
Named in the writ are Whang Eun-soo, Yoon Sei-hwa, Suh Jun-suk, Lee Sung-ho, and Choe Young-u - all in their 50s. Hearings have been set down for Wednesday and Thursday.