Court Moves Against Appointment of Golden Gates Pastor
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Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder ruled in favor of the executive board at Golden Gates World and Outreach Ministries following one year of the debacle over who should be pastor of the church.
According to Our News, Justice Winder indicated that the appointment of Trent Davis, son of Senior Pastor Ross Davis was invalid.
The big story
Davis appointed his son as his successor without the approval of the pastoral board which has the responsibility to elect pastors.
Last year, the fight over who should be the pastor became public after a video circulated on social media showing two services being held simultaneously on a Sunday morning.
The locks on the doors of the church were changed as two segments of the church battled over who should lead the 400 member congregation.
Why it matters
Trent Davis has since served in his father’s capacity as the case remained before the courts. However, the board of pastors elected Acting Pastor Alan Strachan to lead the church.
Winder’s ruling says only the pastoral board can determine the management of the church.