Church of the Covenant

Elder Files $1 Million Suit Against Pastor at Historic NYC Church for Cussing


Sometimes congregants grumble that they’re not “fed” by the pastor’s sermon, but few have gone as far as Gregory Reid. Reid, treasurer at Manhattan’s Church of the Covenant, is suing the church’s interim pastor, Cornell Edmonds, for $1 million, according to news reports.

Reid claimed in the lawsuit that Edmonds has been negligent in visiting congregants, removed “God is Love” signs from the historic church sanctuary and delivered offensive sermons laced with “four letters words” and anecdotes involving murderers and drug dealers. Reid could not be reached by any publication for comment.

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