Citing legal precedent from the 1800s, 1900s, and present day, the City of Praise congregation fully expects the court to restore the rightful responsibilities of governance to the members of the church. Furthermore, the members of the congregation expect the court to require that the unelected board members abide by Maryland state law and federal laws that require all non-profit organizations to maintain open and accessible financial records.
Rod Chavez, Counselor - Member 12 years, Leader of the Evangelism Ministry
Paulette Shelton - Member 14 Years, Deacon in Training
Trenillo Walters – Member 35 Years, Leader of the Audio Ministry
Bobby Henry, Esq. – Member 22 Years, Leader of the Legal Ministry
Elder Robert George – Member 35 Years, Elder over the Choir, Praise Dancers and Mime Ministries as well as church Architect
Representatives of the congregation of The City of Praise Church will address the questionable practices of six employees who seized control of the property and financial assets of the church. Specifically the church members will address the results of an ex parte hearing that will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 9:00 am in the court of Judge Dwight Jackson at the Prince George’s County Courthouse.
The press conference will take place immediately following the 9:00 am hearing.
Front steps of the Prince George’s County Courthouse