Deacon Smith’s Church Pastor and two board members attended a Church Management Conference in South Carolina in 2016. At the Conference they were instructed as to the legal way to keep Church books and records. They did not do what they were taught. Instead they told other board members we had told them to do things in a manner that was even more illegal than what they were currently doing.
In the spring of 2017 Deacon Smith decided to attend for his own peace of mind. At the Conference he learned the Pastor and other board members had completely misrepresented what they were taught and used it for their own personal gain.
During a lengthy conversation at the end of the class, I assured Deacon Smith that the Pastor and other board members had completely altered what they were instructed. It was then I gave Deacon some advice to which I urged him to adhere.