It would be more accurate to say that Pastor Donald Armstrong (no relation to Stretch) pleaded no-contest to charges he embezzled almost $300,000 from his church and trust funds. Would it matter if I say he did it to pay for his children’s college?
Armstrong, theologically more conservative than the Episcopal Church had become, broke away in May 2007 to form a new Anglican congregation.
An Ecceliastical Trial Court in 2007 removed him as an Episcopal priest of the diocese after finding him guilty of stealing a total of $392,000 from parish-controlled coffers.
Why do pastors steal? Is it that God does not provide?