The Lawsuit against members of the Pentecostal Church in Bokchito.

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Wondering out loud

United States

#1 May 13, 2009
Yesterday a sheriff's car was dropping off legal papers in Bokchito to members of the Pentecostal church suing them for the title of the building. This lawsuit was filed by the current pastor, and the few people still attending services there.
My questions are...
1. What good does this serve? It does not make sense to me that a new pastor in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, would sue members of the church. What does he have to gain? Will this increase attendance? Quite frankly, all churches do need attendance, and also the tithes of the attendees to survive. If you turn off the people of that town you will never see the pews filled. And like I stated before, this is a small town, where everyone either knows, or more often than not, is related to everyone else. An empty church becomes just empty real estate, is that the intent of trying to gain the title?
2. Who is paying for this suit? The church attendance is down, meaning the tithes are problably also decreased, and the new pastor does not appear to be a rich man, so who is paying the legal fees, and what is their agenda? Are they members of this church? If not, what is their interest in splitting this church more, and emptying the building? Real Property? What happens to an empty church? A Sale?
Whatever the agenda, this is bad behavior, to pit church members against church members, and not at all bibical.
mkf

Barnesville, OH

#2 May 31, 2009
1Co 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
1Co 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
1Co 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
1Co 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
1Co 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
1Co 6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

ONE OF THE LADIES BEING SUED IS THE ONE WHO BOUGHT THE PROPERTY AND GIVE IT FOR A CHURCH TO BE FOR THE PEOPLE OF BOKCHITO!!!

THE AGEES, I BELIEVE THE YOUNGEST IS 28, ONE IS 66, 68, TWO IN THEIR 70'S , ONE IN HIS 80'S, TWO IN THIER 50'S, OF THOSE BEING SUED1

THE PEOPLE THIS HAPPENED TO CAN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER!

I HEARD SOMEONE OUT OF STATE IS PAYING FOR THE LAWSUIT. THOSE BEING SUED HAVE TO COME UP WITH MONEY FOR A LAWER.

THE DEED BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH AND
HOW THE PASTOR THINKS HE CHOULD GET IT I DON'T UNDERSTAND!

PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE THAT GOD WILL INTERVNE AND PUT A STOP TO THIS. THESE PEOPLE ARE ELDERLY, ON FIXED INCOMES, WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS.
SHAME-ON-YOU

Bokchito, OK

#3 Jun 1, 2009
Shame on the "pastor" and "HER" husband for trying to steal the church away from the people in Bokchito,ok.It blows me away to see someone going under the name of GOD for personal gain.I say go back home where you came from and try stealing that church!!!!!!I DONT THINK SO.
SHAME ON YOU.YOU BETTER PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS FOR WHAT YOU PUT THOSE PEOPLE THROUGH!
mkf

United States

#4 Jun 2, 2009
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Luk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

THE LAWSUIT HAS BEEN DROPPED!!!

THE PASTOR HAS TURNED THE KEYS IN AND VACATED
THE PREMISES.

THE PEOPLE WHICH WERE BEING SUED HAVE THIER CHURCH BACK!

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!!!

NOW NEEDS TO BE A TIME OF HEALING, FORGIVENESS AND MOVING AHEAD. PRAYING GOD BRINGS A PASTOR WHO IS A "TRUE SHEPPARD".
Who did he think he is-

Calera, OK

#5 Jun 2, 2009
What in the name of Jesus does that so called preacher mean in suing the members for the church
deed? No true man of God would think about doing something like that, unless it is for his own gain. I'm sure the towns people are wondering and really upset about this. A minister is suppost to help build up the church -not- destroy it. Thank God the devil didn't win. God says in his
word the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. Everyone needs to pray for the Lord
to give that church a REAL true man of God for a
shepherd, restoration and a holy ghost revival. The
word says that God will restore what the canker worm has destroyed. God is still in control.
Praise God

Calera, OK

#6 Jun 4, 2009
Thank God The Devils on the run,they Turned the Keys in and are GONE its sad when a Holy Ghost filled person that has been in church for years
Cannot descern the spirit of lying,deceiving and stood on the devils side during the battle that those people and church just went through.Who's side are you on anyway??? If they are not for you they must be againts you.so my question is: are you going to continue to pull against that church?if so why not just move on.
what a miracle

Calera, OK

#7 Jun 5, 2009
It's came to me that that pastor was ask to go by
the distict supt.,and the lawsuit was dismissed. We are praying that the church can be restored and the members will realize that God was on their side. If God be for us WHO can be against us THE WORD says this. I want to say I am happy for that church. God is still in the Miracle business. CHURCH keep fighting the good fight of faith. Truth and right always wins.
jambalaya

Baltimore, MD

#8 Sep 28, 2009
Who was the pastor and the church?
Who did he think he is- wrote:
What in the name of Jesus does that so called preacher mean in suing the members for the church
deed? No true man of God would think about doing something like that, unless it is for his own gain. I'm sure the towns people are wondering and really upset about this. A minister is suppost to help build up the church -not- destroy it. Thank God the devil didn't win. God says in his
word the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. Everyone needs to pray for the Lord
to give that church a REAL true man of God for a
shepherd, restoration and a holy ghost revival. The
word says that God will restore what the canker worm has destroyed. God is still in control.
Ive got the victory

Bokchito, OK

#9 Dec 27, 2009
the pastor was a jimmy parker out of bro. moore's church in sherman, texas.
another local pastor

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Jul 21, 2010
You folks that have posted these comments only have one side of the story. If you knew what I know, you would look at things differently. Jimmy Parker is a good man of God and the Bible says: Psa 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. When you don't have the full truth or whole story, you'd better not be the judge.
pgm

Edmond, OK

#11 Jul 21, 2010
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pgm

United States

#12 Jul 26, 2010
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Debbie

Sherman, TX

#13 Aug 22, 2010
another local pastor wrote:
You folks that have posted these comments only have one side of the story. If you knew what I know, you would look at things differently. Jimmy Parker is a good man of God and the Bible says: Psa 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. When you don't have the full truth or whole story, you'd better not be the judge.
you say that we only know part of the story. That may be true for some of the people leaving commets but, im from bokchito, my mothers from n bokchito, my grandmother was from bokchito, my great grandfather, you guessed it from bokchito i think you get the picture not only my immediate family but all the aunts, unckles, cousins, brothers and sisters are for the most p[art still around within driving distence so ill bet that i know the story and there is no excuse for him to behave the way that he did. maybe you and yours need to give yourselves back to gad and then you will see the errors of your ways but if after you have did some soul searching and still believe that we need educated on this manner by all means please do so i would love to hear the reason that his actions were approved by you.
seriously

Bokchito, OK

#14 Aug 23, 2010
Touch not mine annointed...seriously?!!! Thats great and all but have u heard the dude preach?? I was a vistor at the church..and my Baptist preacher could preacher better than that man could! My preacher is much more annointed. Jimmy Parker couldn't preach his way out of a wet paper sack!!
countrysideliven

Bakersfield, CA

#15 Dec 7, 2010
Congratulations on this church's new Pastor!!!
Heard this man was a fire ball and is only interested in saving souls. Lord is already healing.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#16 Dec 7, 2010
Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
interested

United States

#17 May 7, 2011
countrysideliven wrote:
Congratulations on this church's new Pastor!!!
Heard this man was a fire ball and is only interested in saving souls. Lord is already healing.
who's the new pastor?
interested

United States

#18 May 7, 2011
who's the new pastor?
heavy rewarded

Bonnots Mill, MO

#19 May 7, 2011
look at the churches in the local area including the small town surrounding bokchito you will find that several churchs are not owned by the people of the churchs but the pastors and their families...so when they die or decide to sell and make a profit they can do so regardless of the church...is it right for the people to collect money to maintain their personal property...property that they borrow money against for their personal use...i have a real problem with this...go to the court house in hugo and look at who holds the deeds on the churchs you will be surprise...then look at who received monies by borrowing against their church....just saying
wuuuutt

Bokchito, OK

#20 May 8, 2011
sooo what exactly are you saying? you dont make sense

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