Pastor Accused of Stealing Churchs’ Money: Rev. Val Adams Was Turned in by His Bank and Arrested for Theft and Forgery.


July 28, 2008

According to a report by KPRC Local 2 in Houston, Rev. Val Adams was arrested and accused of theft and forgery. The preacher has been accused of stealing from his own congregation.

Rev. Adam took over Canaan Baptist Church when his father, Lonzo Adams, became ill. Church members said that is when money started disappearing.

He is known for his ambitious business ventures. Former members told KPRC, according to an article by Daniella Guzman, that Adam would ask members for money to invest in different business ideas.

Rev. Adams’ own bankers alerted the police that he was depositing checks from the church to this personal account. He deposited more than $70,000 of the church’s money to his own account.

Adams, who is no longer preaching in the church, has an extensive criminal background. He has been arrested 16 times.


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