A recent report by the Huffington Post indicated that former members of SPAC Nation, a mega church, have exposed rouge pastors in their ranks.
The church, which inspired hope in former gang members and impoverished individuals, also exploited these same people for money. According to the report, some of the church’s pastors pressured young congregation members to take out loans totaling up to 5,000 pounds.
In one such instance, the church leader asked that the member transfer him the funds from the loan. The church member was then told by the pastor that he would be set up as a “crypto-trader.”
The report also indicates that when it came out, the church distanced itself from its pastors’ actions and stated because of the large size of the community, not every pastor can be monitored. Further, individual pastors have denied the allegations.