Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Georgia: Pardon? or No Pardon?

Pastor Onslow D. Ross (aka "Chief Apostle") of the Reaching Souls Cathedral of Praise Apostolic Church (Macon) is looking at the possibility of more than 60 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines after being found guilty on 54 (of 56) counts related to the misuse of a $389,000 insurance check. A church musician says the federal government "is grossly attacking a pastor from the same religion as the one on which this country was founded." While a jury found problems with Ross's purchases of clothing for himself and church officials, luxury cars and electronic equipment, another church member says, "If you don't deal with mega ministry-minded people, you won't understand what we do." Ross's attorney also complained about the fact that, at trial, the government had the tendency to dwell on the pastor's criminal history, which included prison time for forgery, drug possession and credit card fraud. The church musician also claims that Ross was "fully pardoned," but the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles had no record of a clemency warrant for the minister. See full story here and here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i believe pastor ross to be a man of god. i've witnessed god use him miraculously,in healing,deliverance, and delivering an on time, and prophetic word in season. the bible says that he who preaches the gospel should earn his living from the gospel,so preach Apostle preach, god will take care of you. with love and sincere prayer,Elder M. Roberts

Anonymous said...

The good pastor is a crook, plain and simple; he is certainly NOT being used by God to further the Word. Judging from his personal history, he is a habitual crimnal and richly deserves the sentence he received.

Anonymous said...

Any "man" who pretends to be his grand"mother" on the telephone in order to get credit cards is a thief.

ROSE said...

GOD SEES ALL AND HE HEARS ALL AND IN HIS WORD HE TOLD US NOT TO JUDGE PEOPLE ONLY HIM HE HAS RELEASE THIS MAN OF GOD IN THE PAST
AND HE WILL DO IT IN THE FUTURE AND WHEN HE DOES MAYBE PEOPLE WILL LEARN TO STOP JUDGING ONE ANOTHER AMEN.

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