SEATTLE (BP) -- As pastor of Epic Life Church in Seattle with only five employees, Keith Carpenter sees the Paycheck Protection Plan loan as a godsend during a devastating economic downturn prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. So does pastor A.B. Vines, whose multisite New Seasons Church in Spring Valley, Calif., employs about 50.
But some pastors have theological and ethical concerns with the loan, which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More