Saturday, April 09, 2016

Break-Away Presbyterian Church Settles Suit By Paying $1.1M For Its Building

According to yesterday's St. Louis Post Dispatch, a break-away Presbyterian congregation in Chesterfield, Missouri has settled a lawsuit against it by the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery.  When Bonhomme Presbyterian Church broke away from the Presbyterian Church (USA) to join the more conservative Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, the Presbytery sued claiming that the congregation's property belongs to the Presbytery.  In the settlement, Bonhomme paid the Presbytery $1.1 million for the church building and property.