By: Lynn Green
I loved Bishop G. E. Patterson. He was an old fashioned minister who looked the truth of the gospel in the eyes and dealt with it head on. He also called sin sin and did not sugar coat anything. Well, he has gone on Home to Glory but he left a widow behind. Apparently there are some problems serious enough that she feels a need to sue because she is suing a family member and yes, it involves money.
According to news reports, Louise Patterson has found it necessary to sue her nephew, Milton R. Hawkins, who is now pastor of Temple of Deliverance, the Cathedral of Bountiful Blessings. Mrs. Patterson desires to have the financial books opened.
Tensions began to flare between Patterson and her nephew several months after the bishop’s death.
After being denied access to financial records from the past five years, Louise Patterson made requests through her lawyer and filed the lawsuit in June.
“A member (of the church), by law, is entitled to see those records,” Wade said.
But a letter from Hawkins’ attorney, Jef Feibelman, states those financial records show that both the church and the ministry were operated as a single entity under the former pastor.
“They simply reflect that Bishop Patterson operated Bountiful Blessings Inc. and Temple of Deliverance as one,” says the letter, which was included in the lawsuit.
Oh, my goodness! Stay tuned. Link
Hat tip to Evangelist ET for story lead!