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FRIDAY, DEC 16, 2011  |  3 comments
Texas Pastor Accused of Selling Church, Taking Off Without Notice

Members of the Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Texas, are doing everything they can to keep the ministry afloat after their pastor sold the church, reportedly without their knowledge, and took off with the money.

Pastor Rory Murphy allegedly violated the church’s constitutional laws when he sold the church property for $125,000 without the congregation's permission.

As Pure Light's new pastor, Anthony Moten, told The Christian Post Wednesday, Murphy needed a 75 percent approval from the congregation and the church board in order to sell the church property. He received neither. ...


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News Item12/16/11 8:58 PM
Adopted  Find all comments by Adopted
Nothing new.

Pastors steal churches whenever they come in and alienate the original members and force them to leave.

There are certain church circles where you hear it said that it's not unusual for most of the original congregation to leave. In their circles they are usually right! Ever wondered why?

No building involved here but consider this example:

"I would like to give you a brief update on the situation in Xxxxxxxxx. As you may remember we went through a major pruning and are down to 2 families. As we considered what we should do, it was plain to us that most of our time had been spent trying to obtain unity and instruct members of the group that were already there. We hadn't spent any time reaching out to the community with the gospel.
I recently spent 10 days in Xxxxxxxxx laboring and meeting with the families there. After prayer and investigation we have decided to proceed with our efforts as a missionary church plant. The explicit purpose will be to shine the gospel into the community. "

Don't waste time on those expendable saints you used to boast about!
Don't bother feeding and pastoring the flock of God that called you!
The pastor has another "gospel" and can manufacture some more church members... and also change community a couple more times

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News Item12/16/11 12:11 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
No saint of mine wrote:
A one-sided story.
Perhaps they owed their ex-pastor back pay and this is the only way he could collect?
I find it quite believable that a pastor could be a thief. I have seen many who are both conceited & ruthless. My question is, was this congregation so credulous as to let a pastor have title?

This is a good example of the legal complications that follow from churches buying real property. Who ought to have title? The pastor? Trustees? All members? None of this is addressed in Scripture, but we were forced to think about it in a prior ‚Äúpastor disaster.‚ÄĚ

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News Item12/16/11 6:49 AM
No saint of mine  Find all comments by No saint of mine
A one-sided story.

Perhaps they owed their ex-pastor back pay and this is the only way he could collect?

In any case, every time a Christian sues another in court they are "completely defeated already." (1 Corinthians 6:7)

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