Rev Joel Anthony Ward and His Antics
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Arcadia, CA

#42 Feb 24, 2009
Karma is a bitch. I just wonder what ever happened to her "OLD" friends over at IndyMac. Yes the ones sitting in her office all day long. The were OOOOPPPPSSSS still are dirt bags. It was nice for a while to be the boss and mess around with peoples mind and jobs. They all deserve what happened to them. They were all liars and fraudsters. I just hate that she was never prosecuted or charged for stealing from Indymac.
I am glad that the truth came out and all the morons kissing her ass realized that there is more to life other than ass kissign and being someones BITCH. Verna deserves every bit of what ever happend to her. She preached one thing but at the end she was doing the opposite. So people wake up and learn a lesson from this
Former Indymac employee

Anaheim, CA

#43 May 4, 2009
I worked there when she was there and while she may have told some she was married to the Pastor guy with the corvette, but most of us knew that they were registered domestic partners.
The truth prevails

Irvine, CA

#44 Jan 11, 2010
Well she won her case so for all of you that talked bout her on this site! JoeL Anthony Ward was proven to be the fraud.
By BETTY PLEASANT, Contributing Editor

Story Published: Jan 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM PST

Story Updated: Jan 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM PST

Superior Court Judge Michelle R. Rosenblatt wished Verna Woodfox a very merry Christmas when she filed her decision on Woodfox’s lawsuit against the controversial Rev. Joel Ward, the Joel John Scholastic Academy and St. Paul Baptist Church on Christmas Eve and awarded her $323,955.70 in damages.

Over a period of six days in November, Ward stood trial on fraud charges brought by his church member, Woodfox, who claimed that, after having been led to believe Ward was going to marry her, she obtained $375,000 in unpayable debt on her property. She said she gave that money to Ward to finance a basketball tournament for his Joel John Scholastic Academy, as well as resolve financial problems with his church.

Ward admitted to the court that he was already married when he engaged in a romantic relationship with Woodfox.

The judge ruled in favor of everything Woodfox contended in her lawsuit — that she was fooled into believing Ward would marry her and that her property was foreclosed upon because of him — and awarded her general and punitive damages against Ward. Judge Rosenblatt did accept, however, that Ward did pay $5,442 in June 2006 on a first trust deed debt of Woodfox’s and she credited him with that amount, leaving him to pay $323,955.70.
Still A Member

Sylmar, CA

#45 Jan 19, 2010
All this talk about Pastor Ward is shameful. Where is your religion? All those who feel the need to GOSSIP about a man of GOD! need to really be careful. Pastor Ward preaches and teaches from the BIBLE, anything that comes out of his mouth during his sermons, you can find in the bible. Now what he does in his personal life is just that...Personal. How much of your life have you exposed to your church? I bet It's worst than the one you have been making a Big picture for him. The way you all have been going on about this man and what he does is a SIN and an abomination. Read your Bible and see what it says about loose tongues. Maybe you wont be so quick to judge, especially about a man you only know by hear sayers...and they are only passing half truths it that. Call on GOD and ask him to forgive you for not being a child of God who wants to go to heaven.
Still A Member

Los Angeles, CA

#46 Jan 28, 2010
What does Pastor Ward preach?...GODS Word, and it has nothing to do with his personal life. One he is still a man. He is not GOD! and we ALL sin and fall short of the glory of GOD. As for his women members...Most of us have husbands. Were not dumb or stupid, we come to hear the word, he's not only a preacher...but also a teacher. Ward is very educated, maybe if you stop gossiping and come down and hear him, check your Bible afterwards and pray to God he forgives you for your blaspheming sins, you too would have something good to say about him the next time you and your so call friend get together to talk about a man of GOD! "DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU" Who's talking behind your back right now?

Tallahassee, FL

#47 May 16, 2010
He is searching for a new wife on the Internet. We have seen his posted profile. We can only wish him well and his new wife when he finally lands one... His life is pretty messed up, now a new unsuspecting woman will be drawn into this mess... O Lord we can only wish him well...

Tallahassee, FL

#48 May 16, 2010
o Lord we can only wish him well..
a praying warrior

Los Angeles, CA

#49 Sep 15, 2010
just pray for these two weak individuals. god knows the heart of angela hackworth, and knows all about the cold blood running through joel wards veins.
a praying warrior

Los Angeles, CA

#50 Sep 15, 2010
please pray for this derranged lunitic joel anthony ward
What goes around

Los Angeles, CA

#51 May 4, 2011
He caused Verna to lose her house in foreclosure and now he is losing the church. He is messing with women in the church and has one in Detroit who is in real estate like Verna, all while perusing the net for more victims. You can't treat people wrong and get away with it.
Wave News Paper

Long Beach, CA

#52 Sep 23, 2011 ...

The Soulvine: I'm ba-a-a-ck!!

By BETTY PLEASANT, Contributing Editor

Story Created: Sep 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM PDT

Story Updated: Sep 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM PDT

BYE, BYE ST. PAUL — Another thing that happened during my absence has been the sounding of the death knell for St. Paul Baptist Church. The historic 104-year-old church — once one of the largest and most influential Black churches on the West Coast, especially under the pastorship of the late legendary Rev. John L. Branham — is seemingly in its last three months of existence. According to these county documents I’m holding in my hand, St. Paul Baptist Church, located at 49th and Main streets, is recorded on April 15, 2011, as being in foreclosure. Not only is the church listed as being foreclosed upon, but so is its vacant Joel John School/Academy across the street, and the Leimert Park house its pastor, the Rev. Joel Anthony Ward (remember him?) lives in, which the church also owns. The documents state the total loan amount for the foreclosed items is $9,725,000 and the church is in default by some $3,195,500.

I called Ward and he denied that it was in foreclosure and said he had decided to sell it. He said that $9 million figure was his “asking price” for the property. The documents read: Total Loan Amount:$9,725,000. Ward said he sold the property and is looking to relocate his congregation to an area closer to Black folks, claiming that there are too many Hispanics in his present area for his church to succeed. He refused to tell me what he’d sold it for, so I checked it out and learned that the property currently is, indeed, in escrow and is, therefore, still in foreclosure. Ward told his handful of remaining congregants the other Sunday that he sold the place for “a little over $3 million,” making it a heck of a short sale. A member also told me they could stay in the building through December and that Ward’s financial legal obligations are so heavy that he had to give his jewelry to the county sheriff recently to try to pay off the judgments of lawsuit he’s lost.(For one, you might recall that in January 2010, St. Paul member Verna Woodfox sued Ward, his church and his school for fraud and the court awarded her general and punitive damages of $323,955.70. That’s a lot of very fine jewelry.)

Ward told me all inner-city Black churches are having hard times because of changing demographics. He also blames the demise of Black churches on the Black press. I, on the other hand, blame the demise of Black churches on the behavior of Black preachers.

I must note the recent death of Roy Jenkins, a fine Christian man who served as chairman of St. Paul’s Deacon Board for 40 years and who did everything he could — often all by himself — to save St. Paul from Ward’s clutches. He finally gave up on trying to get Ward to run St. Paul right, so he joined the exodus of members and left the church in 2009. He died on Aug. 30 and his funeral was held on Sept. 9 at Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church. The service was packed with former St. Paul members and Ward was not invited, did not attend and was not mentioned. Roy Jenkins, rest in peace.
De Ja Vu

Los Angeles, CA

#54 Apr 30, 2013
Looks like Ms Angela may have landed a NEW pastor to marry. One that sounds very much like Ward (some women just love attracting trash). Yes he left his wife of more than 20 years and married a couple months after the divorce went final. Oh yeah, not to mention the various affairs he had with members of his church, one being deacons wife, and many others. BTW. he announced his divorce from his wife only because of the pending wedding (his) just a month or so later. His activity sounds so much like that of Wards, it's crazy....if its true, she can add yet another name to her collection...God did not intend for His people to be treated in this manner, specially by those claiming to be "Underschedherds."

God is not pleased!
De Ja Vu

Los Angeles, CA

#55 Apr 30, 2013
Ms Thang Knew wrote:
Angela is mean as hell; she thinks she is all that; but the people at her church Testimonal call her a dressed-up mess.. All of her "husbands" were losers, believe it or not she right behind them. She find love once again in all the wrong places....
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Did she just get married again? My friend attends a church where the pastor sounds conniving just like Ward and he just divorced his wife for another wife just weeks after the divorce. Ms Angela has a liking for pastors who leave their wives, based on the multitude of last names she's had. Just wondering, it sounds like a familiar story.

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