Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pastor David Thompson Steals Over $1M

Ohio: David Thompson, the former pastor of The World of Pentecost Church, is accused of stealing more than $1 million from his former church.

"I felt as the pastor and as the overseer I was mandated first and foremost from God and also from the bylaws that I was to take care of the welfare of the church, and I put more emphasis on the people versus a building," Thompson said.

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Thompson said that between 1998 and 2007 he spent tens of thousands of dollars on personal items, including four cars, private school for his children, a boat and a pool for his house. Thompson said his spending adhered to the church's bylaws but also admitted that he drained the church of all its money.

28 comments:

  1. I grew up with this idiot as my pastor. You know, you respect someone and trust them to do the right thing only to find out they are lying, thieving pricks that aren't worth your time or energy. You reap what you sow..... Have fun picking up the soap in the big house David!

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  2. The church at issue in the David Thompson case is aligned with “The United Pentecostal Church International.” www.upci.org The "UPCI" does not even allow their women to cut their hair, wear slacks, makeup, etc. The Pastors in this cult-like fellowship have almost total control of the church. They retain that control by ridding the church of any member that challenges or disagrees with them. Retiring pastors, often hand down their pastorate to relatives. This keeps their tax-free, family business, in the family. Installing a son as pastor will insure that one keeps getting money from the church during retirement. Former pastor George D, Thompson should have been on trial here with his son. He and every other member of the Thompson family that lined their pockets through these thefts. This one case is just the tip of the iceberg in “UPCI” money or sex scandals. It is long over due to finally see one of these "UPCI" flock fleecers get prosecuted for their crimes.

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    1. Unfortunately you are correct and it is not only in the USA! They think they are the modern day Aaronic Priesthood, unfortunately they are modern day Pharisees, and blind to their hypocrisy. Yet we are to love them still, if we are to follow Jesus.

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  3. This is a sad day,I feel bad for David's children they had nothing to do with this I also know alot of people from the E main st church and most of them are IDIOTS as well I am not and will never be a member of that church but have been there and I watch,watched the back stabbing,the money flowing and not just David alot of you are going to burn

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  4. I agree they are idiots,I know of illegal things these people have done and a lot more than David needs to be in prison

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  5. FYI One of the witnesses for the prosecution on this case and a former member of this church was released from a job for stealing money to support their drug habit.............

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  6. be careful how you judge
    judgment can be and will be hard on the wrongdoer without question
    judgment was waiting for him when he did wrong
    judgment is also waiting for those who jump on the pile

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  7. I would tap his wife though

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    1. that`s a DISGUSTING statement. get your mind out of the gutter you pervert.

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  8. His family, wife, and children will suffer much longer than the press keeps this out there. But, this Pastor is doing like many others. They take every thing from the church and use it for their pleasure and no only this denomination.

    God Bless and give his family peace.

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  9. Pastor Thompson is a good man. Only one can judge and that is God.

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    1. and you`re basing that statement on what? if he was such a "good" man as you say, he would have accepted his punishment (which was lenient) like a man and
      not continue to lie to get out of prison early.

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    2. This man stole from 4 generations worth of trusting givers, hard earned money stolen by a goofy piece of shit

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  10. the trial is over...judgement was pronounced...sentence was
    given. david got 5 years. all the peoples lives he has impacted
    negitively have gotten a life sentence. granted, we are not
    behind bars like he is but the lives of many people, as a
    direct result of his actions are paying for it as well. many,
    never in their wildest dreams ever envisioned they`d be where
    they are now.it really isn`t about the money. it`s all about
    the devastating carnage that he has wrecked upon so many
    innocent unsuspecting lives. such a pitiful shame.

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  11. We Must Truly Repent and Live Repented Lives - What Matters is WHERE ARE YOU WITH THE LORD get right and do right stand for whats right and truly repent Mark Jordan Needs To Repent also and Get Right With God Unless you becaome as a child you wont enter heaven Mark Jordan Repent Mark Jordan David Thompson

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  12. Mark Jordan and Jeff Arnold and Jones and David Bernard are so Great In The Eyes Of Men - Yet ARE THEY GREAT IN THE EYES OF GOD - HUMBLE YOURSELF MARK JORDAN from Toledo Ohio - HELP GOD and HUMBLE YOURSELF - THEY THAT EXALT THEMSELF SHALL BE HUMBLED - SEARCH YOUR HEART MARK JORDAN - ARE YOU LIKE JESUS _ REPENT

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  13. Lets not judge what a certain pastor from certain church does ? This type of behavior probably occurs throughout the christian churches
    ? My wife is pentecostal and her pastor is god fearing man who lives
    by the bible and laws of the land.

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  14. I have come across other pastors from Methodist,
    Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Church
    of Christ, Pentecostal,and others that have done the samething. The bible tells beware of wolves in
    sheep clothing.

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  15. Its very important that the deacons control how the money is spent and each year their is business
    meeting that each member given a copy of the report.

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  16. Let's not all be do judgemental this man & his fAmilyhelped me build a strong relationship with God. They listing the bad things but what about the good? I was baptized at this church.. There family even paid for me to go to a out of town summer camp when I was little .. School clothes food for my family I mean the list goes on & on beautiful family

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