Church Finance

"People give to vision ... They don't give to debt."

The Church at South Las Vegas stopped paying its mortgage in May

Pastor Benny Perez told media that the default was a strategic move in order to preserve member donations—totaling almost $650,000 according to court filings—given to expand church facilities. The church has the money to make its monthly payments (it has about $1 million in reserve funds) but believes it is bad stewardship to have tithes keep going into a “black hole.”

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