Saturday, April 11, 2009

million score souls

As the man coordinating the Redeemed Church’s expansion in North America, the pastor spends his days shuttling from his home base, a storefront church in the Bronx, to the denomination’s continental headquarters, a 550-acre compound in Texas, and to mission outposts scattered from Vermont to Belize. This places him at the vanguard of a revolution in worldwide Christianity, one that it is quite literally changing its face, as a faith that was once exported by white missionaries from Europe and America comes to draw its strength from the peoples of the Southern Hemisphere. (NYTimes)

2 comments:

Redneck Texan said...

Unfortunately, I happen to live in the county these Nigerian clowns decided to build their 550-acre compound in Texas in. :-(

The county had to spend miilions of dollars to upgrade the water and sanitary sewer service in the rural area they bought up just so a million tax free turds can be handled one day a year.

They call their Nigerian leader "Daddy", and they build some underground tunnels and elevating platform in the center of a huge bowl shaped arena so Daddy can magically appear in the center.

Needless to say, they dont get along well with their Redneck neighbors.

Jesse said...

I am curious to know why the rednecks granted the building permits.