Pastor’s lawsuit has no impact on denomination’s finances
The leaders at the denomination headquarters had reservations about providing credentials to a pastor. When his initial application was declined, the pastor retained the services of an attorney and brought a lawsuit against the denomination headquarters.
The legal process continued all the way to the state Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the denomination headquarters, based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The pastor did not receive a financial award; however, the legal fees were extensive. The insurance company reimbursed the denominational headquarters for the legal fees, and the lawsuit had no impact on ministry finances.