Two Sentenced in Investment Scam

Two Sentenced in Investment Scam

There are 18 comments on the WSET-TV Lynchburg story from Jul 14, 2006, titled Two Sentenced in Investment Scam. In it, WSET-TV Lynchburg reports that:

Prosecutors say they used the Christian faith to lure victims into investments. Two Lynchburg area men Charles Lowry and Charles Grooms promised people a high return and low risk.

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David L Gartner

Lynchburg, VA

#1 Jul 15, 2006
I am qualified to fill the pulpit, but have no desire to because of crooks like this. Many preachers are like this. There is also Spiritual fraud; I know of more than one preacher guilty of this. A preacher that I know personally is most unforgiving, and even hateful; but doesn't the Bible say that in the last days that people will believe a lie? Please forgive me for going on, its just that I'm heartsick at the Spiritual sickness that many Churches are in these days.
related to scamrs

Pearland, TX

#2 Oct 6, 2007
did not know he did this tell we looked it up on the internet-his family tried to keep it quiet -
i would too ! especially since his son is MARK LOWRY -the christian comedian
Marie Hammond

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Dec 15, 2007
Charles Lowry was my father's estate lawyer. I'm just so glad he didn't live to see this scandal.
What a pity

AOL

#4 Jan 21, 2008
It is sad that in the name of Christianity he scammed so many people. He has to live with himself. Yes, his family has tried to keep it quiet, but there is one who knows everything - God Almighty. He will answer for his actions.
marysilvers24

Pearland, TX

#5 Aug 24, 2008
One person wrote"he has to live with himself"
well I don't think it bother him so much UNTIL HE GOT 'CAUGHT" OR he would still be trying to invest in those poor omish people's money.He's probally in prison right now tring to sell GOLD COINS,HERBAL LITE PRODUCTS OR SELLING KITS TO MAKE CANDLES.
Scammers NEVER QUIT-it's there only way of thinking,but to do so in the name of Christianity and to pray on those spiritual believers.
SHAME ON THOSE LOWRYS,LIVING THE LUXUARY OFF OTHERS BY SUCH MEANS.
rider

Marquette, MI

#6 Sep 4, 2009
MSNBC's Racheal Maddow Show Propels Growing Scandal Over Washington's "Christian Mafia"

In a new August 17, 2009 Maddow show segment [link to MSNBC page with viewable show segment], Rachel Maddow and Jeff Sharlet discuss, among many new revelations, the disturbing fact that the "Christian Embassy" scandal, propelled by a complaint to the Department of Defense from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, was investigated by a Pentagon Inspector General who is in fact a Family member.
The Family, also known as "The Fellowship", is a secretive fundamentalist Washington DC ministry which runs the National Prayer Breakfast and Bible study groups attended by numerous US Senators and Congress members, wields global influence, and celebrates the leadership lessons of Hitler, Lenin, and Mao.
http://www.insider-magazine.com/ChristianMafi...
Washington D.C. is home to the self-styled Christian mafia, a secretive Christian fundamentalist organization with deep ties to power elites in the US and the world. The Capitol Hill house on C Street has been making the headlines of late, and the news is not good. It seems the house on C Street is a Christian fundamentalist frat house for US congressman and senators.

The house, sometimes referred to as the "C Street Complex", is actually home base for a secretive international Christian cult. This cult is sometimes referred to as "the family" or "the fellowship". The family espouses strange and nefarious goals. Indeed, their mission is to create a universal Christian theocracy, a world where all governments are subordinate to this peculiar and secretive Christian sect.

The family at C Street preaches a secretive doctrine known as the "Seven Mountains Mandate" in which believers seek to gain world control, by gaining influence over seven key sectors of society: religion, government, media, education, arts and entertainment, family, and business. The group is racist and sexist, believing in a strong patriarchy and that God has chosen rich white elites to rule. Members take an oath and are sworn to secrecy.

The Capitol Hill house on C Street eludes property taxes by being listed as a church. According to The Associated Press, Reps. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn.; Jim Demint, R-S.C.; and Sens. Ensign and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., live in private rooms upstairs in the $1.1 million house and pay $600 a month in rent. The whole thing smells of corruption spiced with Christianity. The odor is obnoxious.

The family teaches that morality is a secular concept, a concept that does not apply to their own members . Indeed, this strange cult, with ties to fascism and Nazism, appears decidedly unchristian. Rather, the organization seems dedicated to justifying, maintaining and creating power and privilege for the wealthy.



EXPOSÉ: THE “CHRISTIAN” MAFIA
The Jorgensens

United States

#7 Nov 2, 2010
Lowry vs. Jorgensen

Moderator: Post our thread for the public to be aware!!!
The Jorgensens-Glady s VA

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2010
We are involved in a huge property battle with his son, Charles Michael Lowry and his wife Natashia Lowry from Lynchburg. We have retained an attorney and have one suit ruled in our favor-we are going public with our story and continual battle.
Email us for more information: [email protected]
The Jorgensens-Glady s VA

United States

#9 Nov 2, 2010
David L Gartner wrote:
I am qualified to fill the pulpit, but have no desire to because of crooks like this. Many preachers are like this. There is also Spiritual fraud; I know of more than one preacher guilty of this. A preacher that I know personally is most unforgiving, and even hateful; but doesn't the Bible say that in the last days that people will believe a lie? Please forgive me for going on, its just that I'm heartsick at the Spiritual sickness that many Churches are in these days.
Thank you for your comment. It makes us physically ill and heartsick as well that there are people out there that "won't do business on Sundays" but will try to pull the wool over peoples eyes Monday through Saturday.
Our family is currently going through a huge property battle in Gladys, VA. The house we own is next to one of his son's (Charles Michael Lowry) mobile home park investment properties. We have been going through this about a year now.
We have one judge's ruling in our favor but are having to continue to battle this out, so we have decided to go public with our story.
If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please email us @ [email protected]
The Jorgensens-Glady s VA

United States

#10 Nov 2, 2010
What a pity wrote:
It is sad that in the name of Christianity he scammed so many people. He has to live with himself. Yes, his family has tried to keep it quiet, but there is one who knows everything - God Almighty. He will answer for his actions.
We have sympathy for the Lowry family for having to deal with the emotional roller coaster of living through court proceedings and convictions. Our family has had to endure the same roller coaster with his son, Charles Michael Lowry (property dispute scandal in Gladys, VA) and we, too, have been through a lot of emotional distress over it. We're glad that the Lowry's continue to be so active in the Church and the Lynchburg, VA community. So are we! Just some of us chose to be "quietly faithful". As we believe that the words and works of God Almighty is not to be taken lightly, nor hid behind. Yes, all sinners will have to answer for their actions, thank goodness.
The Jorgensens-Glady s VA

United States

#11 Nov 2, 2010
Being Christian myself and taking high offense to what his father had done, I had made some ill thought comment like "I will take advice from any Lowry-just not your father." via text message to his son, Charles Michael Lowry, sometime last year and felt bad about it.(We used to have business communication).
Months later I wanted to make peace, so I offered a sincere apology face to face to Charles Michael Lowry regarding my ill comment and sheepishly admitted that it was a "low blow" and that afterall, I did not know his father personally.
Then guess what?!
He said that hadn't I made that comment about his father, he would not have pressed charges against me for "annoying ringing" <------yes, that was really my charge.(After I texted him saying that, he took me to court).
After he said that, I was not so sorry afterall. Does the apple fall far from the tree?
-Claire Jorgensen, Gladys VA
Worrywrt7

Franklin, IN

#12 May 14, 2012
John 8:7 says....."He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone" The Lowry family is a great family and have ministered to many many people over the years and have brought so many people to the saving Grace of Jesus Crist...sin is sin in God's eyes...if you hate your brother you have committed murder...if you lust after a women in your heart you have committed adultry...please stop gossiping about these people...oh yeah, gossip is a sin too...
Page123

United States

#14 Jun 14, 2012
Thanks Worrywrt7! You are right - gossiping is a sin too. Just because you read a news article - you know all the facts about this situation and family. I have followed Mark's career for years -(since I was 12 and he came to my indpendent baptist church!) he is amazing - and so is his family. They have helped witness to thousands upon thousands of people to help them "get saved". His father - as Mark stated in his "Unplugged and Unplanned" dvd "made a mistake". Have any of you made a mistake or committed a sin?

Another story Mark always tells is the story of King David. David's success was focused too heavily on material gains, and it corrupted him. His committing of adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of her husband Uriah in an attempt to cover it up was perhaps the darkest event of his life. David truly repented of it, and God DID forgive him. "He was the apple of God's eye." as Mark states. If God can forgive someone that committed adultery and murdered to cover it up - surely he can forgive ALL things.

My fiance passed away last year - he had some problems (as we ALL do as well). We were together 18 1/2 years - and because of some mistakes and problems he had - I visited him in about 20 prisons/jails. Ok - just knowing this about me - will you judge me too? "Judge Not least ye be judged". Just because someone has a problem - are you going to "kick them to the curb" so to speak? We as Christians are suppose to help the people that are less fortunate and need help. I know this is a cliche but "what would Jesus do?" Remember the woman at the well? No one wanted to talk to her or even look at her - but Jesus did and if Mr. Lowry has made it right with Jesus - then it is surely ok with us mere human beings.....
Kenneth

Jennings, LA

#15 Sep 3, 2012
The Jorgensens-Gladys VA wrote:
Being Christian myself and taking high offense to what his father had done, I had made some ill thought comment like "I will take advice from any Lowry-just not your father." via text message to his son, Charles Michael Lowry, sometime last year and felt bad about it.(We used to have business communication).
Months later I wanted to make peace, so I offered a sincere apology face to face to Charles Michael Lowry regarding my ill comment and sheepishly admitted that it was a "low blow" and that afterall, I did not know his father personally.
Then guess what?!
He said that hadn't I made that comment about his father, he would not have pressed charges against me for "annoying ringing" <------yes, that was really my charge.(After I texted him saying that, he took me to court).
After he said that, I was not so sorry afterall. Does the apple fall far from the tree?
-Claire Jorgensen, Gladys VA
I'm sorry, but were you really sorry in the first place? Does his childishness make anything you've done any less or more wrong?
Page123

United States

#17 Oct 6, 2013
Kenneth wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry, but were you really sorry in the first place? Does his childishness make anything you've done any less or more wrong?
Sorry but I would have probably done the same thing at the time as Mike. You say something nasty about his father whom you don't even know, all because you are in a court proceeding with the son? What does one have to do with the other? Nothing......he made a mistake like any of us do every day
Silly Sal

Lynchburg, VA

#18 Oct 12, 2013
What's with the chicken eh?

“KeepProclaiming Christ Death ”

Since: Dec 09

United States

#20 Dec 26, 2015
Any update on the property scam in Gladys? Newset news article has been removed. Does anypne have any information about the court hearings and out come?

“KeepProclaiming Christ Death ”

Since: Dec 09

United States

#21 Dec 26, 2015
Charles Michael Lowry was acquitted of the charges. One of my family members knows him. Isn't he Jewish?

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