A US pastor is facing legal action after a woman filed a lawsuit claiming he caused her to suffer a traumatic brain injury. Yvonne Byrd said she was hurt when Bishop William Sheals, 71, from Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia began "blessing" members of the congregation by touching their heads. Speaking to local journalists, attorney Brian Mickelson said of the March 2017 incident: "The pastor was going around and healing different people [Byrd] was singing and meditating on what he had said.". He said when it was her turn to be blessed, the pastor pushed her head, which led to her falling to the ground and hitting her head.