Pastor Lonnie McCowan his wife Kimberly are a fine example of Christian love, as long as it is the love of money. They stand accused of embezzling $500k from an elderly man. Church members helped the couple make reduced bail.
His 45 year-old wife is charged with one count of grand theft and one count of money laundering.
The alleged crimes were reportedly discovered after a real estate fraud complaint was filed with the District Attorney's office.
They could be innocent. I mean, there is a chance… right? This is what they are accused of doing:
The Camarillo couple allegedly got now-86-year-old Leo Gilmond to sign over the deed to his Ventura house, saying the church needed a rental for church dignitaries and students. Gilmond wasn't paid the promised $460,000.
Lonnie knows how to make money, at least that is what his now defunct website says…
Lonnie McCowan is a Pastor/Teacher, Author, Entrepreneur, and a undisputed master of marketing that delivers highly successful enterprises. He was personally trained and mentored by one of the best master marketers of all times who was Mr. E. Joseph Crossman a self-made multi-millionaire.
I smell prosperity theology wrapped around a business model that preys on the weak minded. God wants you to be rich. Give me your money and I will show you how. Blah, Blah, Blah. It’s time to hide your wallet folks. Only a fool would give money to this man.
He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University Ministry Training and Development Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also a Law graduate. He was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity from the Estonian Baptist Seminary.