|"“It has taken a toll on all of us. [DOM Stewart] keeps saying that Hank and his group were trying to take over. But all we asked them to do was come over and join us and fellowship with us."|
|FBC Las Lomas member, treasurer, Bonnie Caudill, who is 80|
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--A complex and messy two-year-old legal battle between a small California church and an association is expected to spill out on the floor of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 13.
At issue in the motion is whether New Life Community Church of Prunedale, Calif., is an SBC church. It has given directly to the SBC allocation budget the past two years -- in May 2005 and May of this year.
At the heart of the controversy, however, is whether First Baptist Church in Las Lomas is an SBC church.
To complicate matters, the Central Coast Baptist Association (CCBA) in Gilroy, Calif. brought a lawsuit against both churches in 2004.