Cleveland pastor convicted of money laundering from church

Apr 25, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WDTN-TV Dayton

The pastor of a Cleveland church has been convicted of stealing nearly $400,000 from his former parish. via WDTN-TV Dayton

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I am a current member of New Life Cathedral and was a former member of Harvest Missionary Baptist Church since February 1995. I just want the outsiders to know that my pastor, pastor Artis F. Caver is not theft, nor a liar, nor a monster. Throughout the time I spent under his leadership from Harvest to New Life he has grown to be a Loving Pastor who can endure a lot. I want my Pastor to know that this is just a test and that I love him. We are praying for you as well as shooting in your victory because we know that God will prevail. God specializes in things that may seem impossible and he is a God who forgives and of second chances. Hebrew 11:1 Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
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The no good bastard should have gotten life with no parole. What I can't understand why his followers still believe in him. He used them was still taking their money they are so dumb(The member of New life) I asked one member was she still giving him money she answer no I am giving it to the church sound just like Caver God told to do it. The Church was that fat bastard.
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If you don't know the man, don't talk about him. Pastor Caver is an awsome man. I have been a member now for 3 years. He is not the man that the media is saying that he is. All people are doing is maging an assumption by what the heard on tv and seen in the news. I love you Pastor and I know I will see you oon.
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I was a member of Harvest for years. I was blessed to have known Pastor Caver and his wife. My true walk with the Lord began under him. God has a purpose for everyone, and sometimes we don't understand the purpose, but if you keep on living you will see exactly what He has in mind. Judas had a purpose, and thank God he did. It's not really our place to judge or even have an opinion. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and pray for Pastor Caver and his family, that's what the Lord would have you to do. The greatest gift is forgiveness. Also, remember that there is no sin bigger than the next. We must stop putting sins on levels. A sin is a sin, they are all equal. So if you are name calling and backbiting you are going to be convicted also and by a jury much higher than the one that has convicted Pastor Caver in this world. Pastor Caver has to answer only to God not to us. Let it go and let God. Have a wonderful and blessed day!
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Aug 26, 2008
 
If you dont know this annionted man of god please dont let the media and company cause you to judge him. Because if you really knew him you couldnt possibly believe any of the false untrue stories that was said about him. Please remember that JESUS was hung on the cross. You know the story so GOD will take care of his own. He to will come out of this alright.PASTOR CAVER WE LOVE YOU WE DONT CARE WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY WE GONNA LOVE YOU ANYWAY.CHRISTIANS PRAY 4 US PLEASE.
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Are you members of a cult? You all sound as if you have been brainwashed. Don't be stupid. Put your trust in the Lord, not in man. Explain how this man lost $400k. Was any of it your money? God does not reward ignorance or thieves! This is now a criminal case. Not only will he be judges by the Lord, he will be judged by mans law. BE THANKFUL! NOT BLIND AND DUMB!
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Dec 17, 2008
 
Well I have known both Harvest Baptist AND Rev. Cavers and even as far back as the ORIGINAL Harvest Baptist and yes Rev. Cavers is an awesome preacher and a good man, but when you have a combination of church members who are contrictive, restrictive, and oppressive, it takes alot to get around died in the wool baptist traditionalist. He was taking the church to another level. Let's talk about the many people who ACTUALLY stole from the church!
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we luv you now and we always will.
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Jacci Smith wrote:
The no good bastard should have gotten life with no parole. What I can't understand why his followers still believe in him. He used them was still taking their money they are so dumb(The member of New life) I asked one member was she still giving him money she answer no I am giving it to the church sound just like Caver God told to do it. The Church was that fat bastard.
I'm just reding your comment on pastor caver and I want you to know that i'm gonna pray for you & everyone else who bad mouthed him.The only ones who are gonna be looking stupid is you when he rises from all of this.If he's such a bad person...why would he go out of his way to help people.I've seen him go get people out of jail off the streets and worse because their parents washed their hands of them.That doesn't seem like a man who would tkae from his own congregation.God Bless you.
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Trully, whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. The scripture also says: Ye shall know them by their fruit! Meaning....what they do. Let the ubdisputed evidence speak for itself. A man is innocent until proven guilty right?
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Truly, whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. The scripture also says: Ye shall know them by their fruit! Meaning....what they do. Let the undisputed evidence speak for itself. A man is innocent until proven guilty right?
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I don't live in Cleveland, OH. I just keep up with the news. I think that (and I have no Idea if he is guilty or not) people have one set of standards that they live by and one set they expect pastors and thier wives to live by. We forget that they are mere flesh and blood just like us. if we are making wrong choice then they will all so. God forgive us and throws it in the sea of forgiveness why not do the same for pastors? I think that God will deal with us all according to how we live. Reguardless of Guilty or innocent this indivuial have a soul and the main thing is that he keep trying for God... Look at David in the bible he never stop trying. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHO WE STAND UP FOR AND HOW WE JUDGE.

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Nice to see the mud clinging to the doormat faithful who've lined up, lemming-esque, for the ordained fleecing they're supposed to revel in.

The members who settled a civil suit with Caver back in 2007? They weren't TRUE "christians", and will take their part in their lake of fire *snicker*.....
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i had the privillage of being under pastor caver and have known him since i was born i grew up with this man and he is trully a good man of god. we all have to remember that its easy to kick somebody when they are already down but to pick a person up shows a true christain. i wasnt there nor the congrgation so im not commenting on what people say he did . if in fact he commited such a crime God the father will handle in due time. its not our place to judge when we have a closet full of skeletons hanging. i believe that so a man thinketh so is he and if you think judgmental then u are . worry about yourself and stop worrying about something that has happened and is now over
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I was a member of Harvest baptist church that is where I gave my life to Christ.. Iam trying to locate Pastor Caver I wanted to write him. does anyone know where he is at.. he's not registered at Ohio pen anymore I believe he was transfered to another state so if anyone could update me i wld appreciate it.send to my email saturatemelord@hotmail.com
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Saturatemelord wrote:
I was a member of Harvest baptist church that is where I gave my life to Christ.. Iam trying to locate Pastor Caver I wanted to write him. does anyone know where he is at.. he's not registered at Ohio pen anymore I believe he was transfered to another state so if anyone could update me i wld appreciate it.send to my email saturatemelord@hotmail.com
He is now at Marion Correctional Institution. You can go online to get his Inmate Number.
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This is my grandfather and i don't appreciate all of you being so cruel to him. Even though I haven't seen him since i was little I still Love and respect him. I understand he did something terrible but everyone sins... its part of who we are because of Adam and Eve. He will be forgiven by God if he ask for it which i am sure he will. And i think everyone else should to. I may only be 15 but i do the seriousness of the situation. PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER IN SUCH CRUEL WAY!! Because if you are, you are sinning as well and to god a sin is a sin it doesn't matter what you did. It could be swearing or stealing 400000 dollars from your church, but in God eyes it is all the same.
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I wondered why this pastor's case got so much attention and still is??? There truly must be something to this man for him to be such a threat!! I have seen several cases including some there in Cleveland where pastors have taken much more money and used it for lavish trips, jewelry, houses etc., got a slap on the wrist or a couple months in prison and back to business as usual; but I don't recall ever hearing that the money that this pastor took was used for anything other than to build a church??? And he got 16 years?? Seem like to me he got the short end of the stick all the way around! I think the people that he supposedly had helped should have stood up for him more! I have never been to that church but would really like to meet this man because he is not of the norm!!!
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This is an invitation to everyone who has posted in this thread or anywhere else (whether good or bad), to come fellowship with us at New Life Cathedral where Rev. Shawn Braxton is our pastor. We are located at 16200 Euclid Avenue(1 block east of Noble)in East Cleveland. Service starts at 11:30 on Sunday, Bible Study is on Tuesdays at 7pm. Come join us at a place where love abides, and God resides.
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