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Essay: Five lessons recent church leadership failures can teach us

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In an article first published on Religion News Service, JENNIFER R FARMER, author of ‘First and Only: What Black Women Say About Thriving at Work and in Life’, says there are clear reasons why our leadership is not performing to the standards we should expect…

Former AME Zion bishop Staccato Powell charged with fraud in $US14 million scheme

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RNS Staccato Powell, the former president of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church’s board of bishops, has been federally charged with fraud and conspiracy connected to allegations of his mishandling the properties of congregations in California and fraudulently gaining millions of dollars for personal use. Powell, 62, and Sheila Quintana, 67, were indicted on 6th […]

AME Zion leader Staccato Powell removed as bishop after facing financial accusations

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RNS A prominent African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church leader has been removed from the ranks of bishop after being found guilty in a church trial for mishandling millions of dollars in transactions related to congregations. Staccato Powell, who was the bishop of the denomination’s Western Episcopal District, had been suspended until the time of his […]