I-TEAM: Pastor’s widow suing church board over $25M in property

News4Jax I-TEAM

September 25, 2018

By Vic Micolucci and Colette DuChanois

Suit accuses Titus Harvest board of trying to take church assets worth millions

A popular Jacksonville pastor’s widow is suing the board of her late husband’s church over a considerable amount of property that is in the megachurch’s name, according to records on the lawsuit.

The News4Jax I-TEAM on Tuesday tallied up the value of all the property in question and learned it’s worth more than $25 million.

After Pastor Rodney “R.J.” Washington, founder of Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church, died of cancer last year, April Washington, his widow, said the board of directors for the megachurch kicked her off.

“I just want the opportunity for myself and church family mainly to get back to what God has called us to and to continue this vision that was given over 30 years ago,” Washington told News4Jax last week at her attorney’s office.

Washington filed a lawsuit against the two-person board of her late husband’s parish, claiming the board cut her out of millions of dollars.

“Unfortunately, this is a story of greed and deceit and breaches of trust,” said attorney Bacardi Jackson, who represents Washington.

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