House of Hope Atlanta church pastor E. Dewey Smith claims there is a nationwide financial fraud scheme targeting Black churches.
Smith spoke with a local news station about his church’s own lawsuit over the scheme that has reportedly cost House of Hope Atlanta millions of dollars.
According to WSB-TV:
Pastor E. Dewey Smith said before he speaks in the sanctuary of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, one of Georgia’s most prominent houses of worship, with more than 10,000 members, he turns to God for guidance.
But before he spoke one recent Sunday, he turned to church attorneys too, and in the place where he delivers the good news, he delivered some bad news to his congregation.
“Recently we discovered some information that’s been incredibly troubling,” Smith told his congregation on Sunday.
According to Smith, when Greater Travelers Rest bought its current home, it was victimized by a complicated financial scheme.
Now, the church has filed a lawsuit saying it was the target of a nationwide conspiracy to defraud churches, notably Black churches.
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