Christian and Missionary Alliance Sues Local Church for Property and Bank Account Worth 1.2 Mil by Force
Christian and Missionary Alliance Sues Local Church for Property and Bank Account
DATE: MAY 2, 2011
LOCATION: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.
CONTACT: PASTOR JOE SMAHA email: [email protected]
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE SUES
LOCAL CHURCH TO SEIZE ITS $1.2 MILLION PROPERTY AND BANK
ACCOUNT BY FORCE
In still one more act of piracy by the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Bruce Terpstra, District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District of the C&MA, has filed a major lawsuit against Community Church of Paramus (CCP) on November 19, 2010 in the Superior Court of Bergen County, New Jersey, Case # C-390-10. This Draconian act follows the same pattern and template of what the C&MA did to the Chinese Alliance church in Colorado Springs, the Vietnamese Boat People Church in Long Beach, California, and Reedsville Church in Pennsylvania, rendering members as trespassers on their own property. And just like they did to the Gospel Community Church in Glen Cove, NY 1995 [C&MA sued and lost this case in a jury trial in which attorney Daniel Buttafuoco defended the local church], Chinese Alliance Church, C&MA leaders declared the Community Church of Paramus meetings invalid. As in the case of the Chinese Alliance Church, the CCP mortgage was paid for by the members of this local church. The C&MA leaders trashed and held in complete contempt the local church’s constitution and bylaws, abused their spiritual authority, assassinated the character of its members, and threatened its pastor, Joseph Smaha, by yanking his credentials and declaring him guilty even BEFORE a fair ecclesiastical trial has taken place. Twelve years ago, Bruce Terpstra had falsely accused members of New Life C&MA affiliated church of intending to sue this church. He refused to repent when confronted for bearing false witness to these members or the congregation. A letter was written to Pastor Robert Tilli at Cornerstone C&MA Church, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, when Bruce Terpstra was Senior Pastor there, informing him that the members had no intention of suing the church. But Terpstra still refused to repent. So it is ironic that now it is Terpstra who has really sued a church that had been in the C&MA. It is further ironic that Pastor Bob Tilli (now Senior Pastor at Cornerstone C&MA Church in New Jersey) gave a sermon (“Loose Lips Sink Ships”) which applies directly to Bruce Terpstra’s destabilizing a church in his own district with loose lips.