Former Methodist Episcopal minister accused of $300,000 theft
“The old members are faithful members. They're going to be there”
Posted by James F. McCarty and David Briggs January 07, 2008 17:29PM A Cleveland minister just released last month from federal prison was named Monday in a 27-count indictment for theft-related charges. via The Plain Dealer
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#1 Jul 20, 2008
we are indeed living in the last days as the Bible states that this would happen. They needs to put him in jail and throw away the key. But check this out; you would not believe that Bishop Charles E. Blake removed our longtime pastor from our church(liberty GOGIG 5300 South Central Ave> placed Derek A rimson there to be our pastor in 2005 -2007>he borrowed over 1.6 million + dollars on our paid for in full 2 church building>>he is now being invested by LAPD dect. they need to go to get him now!!!!Pastors,bishop,they are sicklovemoney only!
#2 Jul 20, 2008
we called the bishop many time right as he started to run all of the old people, seniors away from the church. the bishop never answered until this year in february rimson placed the property up for sale then the bishop called a meeting asking all of the members to come back>>I was told in 1956 that you build a fence before the cow get out; and where is this bishop holy ghost?>>>>well, you guessed it he ain't got him. He need to go to jail too. now he is selling our church to another pastor>>>the church that we paid for>>Read your Bible&trust God only!!!!
#3 Jul 20, 2008
not to mention that Pastor apostle derek a rimson also cooked up a steaming sexual relationship with on of the new church member who taped it and now there is a picture of the pastor derek a rimson in his underware in a chicago hotel with his other woman,the wife and kid is at home..oh by the way he has been alleged to have been married at least 3 times. REad your bible, stay with God, pray and keep your eyes on Jesus>>derek a rimson will soon be on the tv news...we he took everything out of the church. he is a con artist for sure/oh bishop Blake?
#4 Aug 10, 2008
say the word
#5 Aug 10, 2008
the bible said that this would be.....tell the story brave one
Cranberry Twp, PA
#6 Aug 12, 2008
Not only did Apostle Derek Anthony Rimson steal from the CHURCH but he has (and still is)stealing from his daughter and grand daughter (that he has only seen two times). He is behind in child support payments by over $22,000. The court order child support submitted paper work to Wes Angeles COGIC and they denied it, Bishop Blake didn't do one thing about it, he just ignored it. This has to come to an end Derek Rimson has given COGIC a bad name.
#7 Aug 15, 2008
uou know i have heard a lot of good stuff bout Bishop Charles E. Blake and I must say that all of this stuff is hard to believe; but let me just add/it is not impossible. Bishop Blake of all people know what the Bible say regarding "Know those who labor among you" what happen here is maybe it was just a too close friend of his (if you know what I mean). It seems like there is a lot more going on with this relationship between the two mens that we know. Who else can steal that much money from a church that the Founder and Members paid for in FULL, just to have a Bishop and his friend steal the money. and walk away? And Why did Blake move a known Praying Pastor from this CHURCH and put a CROOK There? LOVE downlow might be the answer. But this pair needs to go to jail together for this crime.My prayers for Membs.
#8 Aug 15, 2008
This whole thing sicken me. Those poor people at that church. I dare not call this man a Bishop. A true Bishop would have listen to the Church Members and checked into this problem before all of this stuff happened. This kind of stuff should never happen in a CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST.
THIS BISHOP NEEDS A REALITY CHECK!!!!!
#9 Aug 15, 2008
YES, YES, YES AND HOW.
THIS IS WHY IT IS HARD TO GET SINNERS TO COME INTO THE CHURCH TODAY' FOR WHAT?
FORNICATION, LIES,ADULTRY, STEALING, FORGERY, THIEF,PASTOR & PREACHERS BEGGING FOR MONEY,RAPE,RESPECT OF PERSONS, TITLES AND POSITION THEOS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST PASTOR/PREACHER THAT KILLED HIS WIFE IN 2004-2008 WHEN HIS NOW 18 YR.OLD SON ALERT POLICE WHILE DAD CONDUCTS A REVIVAL. RAPED ALL OF HIS KIDS.MY GOD.....WHAT IS NEXT. ALL OF THIS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. WHERE IS THE TRUE CHRISTIANS, WHO IS DOING IT LIKE THE BIBLE SAY? IT SHOULD NEVER BE ABOUT ANYTHING OR ANYONE BUT JESUS AND SOULS. JESUS SAID THAT HE CAME TO SEEK AND TO SAY ALL OF THEM WHO ARE LOST. THESE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE NEEDS TO BE SAVED. I JUST WANT TO BE READY WHEN JESUS COMES BACK. I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS CHURCH SOCIAL CLUB MESS. THIS IS NOT GOD'S WAY.
#10 Aug 15, 2008
there is meeting in November to select the Bishop of the National Churches Of God In Christ. Maybe they will look deeper into Bishop Charles E. Blake pass and now and evaluate the problems that he is having with the Churches in Los Angeles; and appoint a good Leader to this Church.
Let;s just pray that the will of the Lord will be done.
I can't imagine how the poor members at Liberty Church of God In Christ Must feel. I really hurt for them all. Abuse in any form and from anyone stinks..and this really STINKS!
It was a big mistake for Bishop Charles E. Blake not to listen to the Former Members who built and paid for that Church. This is awful.
Bishop Charles E. Blake should get this Church out of debt and give it back to the people who it rightly belon to.
Of all the money he gives to Africa and else where this is not right.
"The Bible say that we are not to let our good be evil spoken of" Shame on Bishop Charles E. Blake
#11 Aug 15, 2008
do unto others as you would have them do to you, Bishop Charles E. Blake...Give the people the Church back..Correct your mistake.
do it quickly!!!!!!!!!
#12 Aug 15, 2008
God said he will gives us pastors after his own heart who will feed us with knowledge and understanding....
I just do not understand any of this.
however, I am praying for all of Liberty Church of God In Christ Members, and especially for the former Pastor Harvey Tyler and his family.
You are forever in our prayers.
i believe that God Will fix this.
#13 Aug 15, 2008
I would just like to say that Chris is truly a brave person to tell the truth regarding this mess at Liberty C.O.G.I.C.
I know that the Bible say the truth will set/make you free.
There are so many people who know the truth, but are afraid to speak it because of the fear of being rejected, talked about and not to mention many other things that people will try to do to hurt someone who will take a stand for right.
So to this brave person of God..
Continue to be ye steadfast unmovable always abounding in the work of the Lord in as much as u know that your work is not in vain in the Lord.
May God bless and keep you is my prayer.
#15 Aug 30, 2008
Yes I know that my husband bas been haveing an affair with Yolanda. This aint the first and won't be the last.
I am sorry for all the thing that I said about her. I had everyone thinking that it was her after him when I knew that it was him all along.
But give Derek some slack. He's a man that has feelins too.
He was not in love with me so he went else where.
I made a vow to be with my husband forever. I have have low self esteem and don't know how to be an independant woman.
He can cheat for anther 19 years I'll still be by his side.
As long as he keep bringing me lots of donuts
I'll be just fine. So to all the women Derek has been with he's not going anywhere.
#16 Aug 31, 2008
Battleax Chris Johnson of Roaming Around C.O.G.I.C., please get your facts straight especially when it came to Apostle's cabinet.
James O. Jones, Mother Washington, and Deacon Bruce names were omitted from the first board that was there when Pastor first made decisions. It's obvious that you were receiving incorrect info.
I might agree with you somewhat that Bishop Blake should help assist with the debt that Derek left behind.
And for all the members that are with him now, please take off the blinders.
Wake up he going to do you too.
#17 Aug 31, 2008
I feel that this entire situation is a bunch of mess. I know people wwho were faithful members to that andd to this day still are.
The fact that chrisLa or whatever here name may be is brewing up more trouble is absolutely disgusting. By her applying the names of people who i know were at the church at the time of its sudden demise, it tells you she had something to do with those people envolved
personally i dont not blame those on the board or the memebers who supported him. I had heard the man speak before and he was quite charasmatic. anyone could be captivated by a man in a pulpit with a nice suit and a good word
for those who are supporting this madness on this blog you should be ashamed. those of you posting peoples names can lead to you being charged for slander and liable. the same thing that i understand mr rimson was charged of doin to former pastor tyler and his wife. i would hope people can continue their lives ad move on.
To the the woman who knocked over their gate and slandered that mans name, to the deacon who never sat down or shut up and had a reprobate mind, to the wife of a man that cant be faithful or true, to his son whose world isnt destroyed by the truth of what his father did, to the members that follwed the "man" with the good world because of his good word, to the board who was just following orders, to the tylers, jones', and christine jonhsons of the world, and to anyone who will continue to answer to this blog...
MOVE ON AND CONTINUE TO LOVE AND LIVE YOUR LIFE. DONT ALLOW WHAT A MAN DID TO STOP YOUR SEARCH FOR SALVATION. FOLLOW GOD NOT MAN. GET YOUR SOUL RIGHT FIRST THEN WORRY BOUT OTHER FOLKS...
Cranberry Twp, PA
#18 Sep 2, 2008
Terrie Rimson ~ I feel sorry for you and your son! First of all you are the victim here, Derek has preyed on you every since your mohter and Derek's mother got you two together. He wasn't over his first wife, from what I hear he is still madly in love with her and if she would have his sorry butt back he would go back with his tail tucked between his legs. Anyway, you knew in the very beginning he only wanted to be with you because he thought your mother had money. But you didn't care because he was the only man of good looks after you. I also feel sorry for your son he is as arogant as his father and if you don't wake him up now and let him face reality he will be in the same situation as his father. Terrie, you are a nice and beautiful person on the inside and out and you deserve someone to love you for you and not what your mother has. WAKE UP and give him an alltimatum, tell him to either get saved or you will leave him, oh yeah, and tell him to pay his child support. What a loser.
#19 Sep 2, 2008
Derek is a lying cheater allways has been and allways will be. Yeah Terrie knew she was not his pick but she accepted him anyway.
Derek was and probably still is in love with his lover that's in LA, and she would probably take his sorry behind back too. If she do then she's just as dumb as Terrie.
What's so good about Derek? He looks good on the outside but on the inside he is a dirty old man, that preys on women in the church.
Do anyone know just how many women he has been with? All that has been with him need to go get a HIV test.
Terrie and Derek was a couple that should have never happened and they both know it. That's why he has been a repeat offender cheating.
#20 Sep 2, 2008
Oh Derek needs to pay his childsupport, the money he stole from the church and everything esle that he stole out of the church that didn't belong to him.
#21 Sep 4, 2008
oh, by the way to all of you know it all trying to speak up for derek rimson; the name of the board members is in a program booklet pass out to the members and visitors who attended that church. for your information every name posted by the person who posted them are accurate.
so to be lied on,and deacon jones of carson ca and all of you others lairs; you need to get your facts right.
one thing about that chris of la, i agree with evangelist jones LADY OF GOD you are brave to tell the truth i have the program I visited the church.
everything that lady said is the truth. documents don't lie. that is what wrong with the church today there are just too many lying, go along with
religious folks. ALL OF YOU SO CALLED FOLKS NEEDS TO STAND WITH THE ONE WHO IS WILLING AND ABLE TO TELL THE TRUTH.
yi know that all of you are afraid to tell the truth because you need that man given talent and position. I really feel sorry for all of you.
for you to go alone with such lies and crooky mess fro these apostle, deacons, evangelist, pastors and bishops is just about as low as you can go.
remember your god given title and position will not get you into GOD'S HEAVEN.
STOP LYING AND TELL THE TRUTH!!! CHRIS OF LA DID.
I HAVE a copy of the program done by derek& terrie rimson here, all of the names posted is in the program exactly as they are posted on this blog.
so, for chris of la...you get my vote; continue to tell the truth no matter what others do. and stay with God.
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