Another pastor falls. This time for stealing from Habitat for Humanity. He pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and faces seven years in prison. But why did he do it? Oh wait, he had a record.
Heckman, who lived in Binghamton at the time of his arrest, was not a stranger to the law before his current legal troubles. According to court documents, he was convicted in 2003 of one felony count of third-degree grand larceny in Broome County Court. He was sentenced to five years of probation in that case.
I guess he must of prayed for forgiveness. What other reason would Newark Valley church have for hiring a pastor with a record? And not to mention Habitat for Humanity allowing him to sit on the Board of Directors for the Tioga Chapter.
Discernment… what does the bible say about that again? Never mind, the message is simple, don’t trust a convict to lead a church.