After the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left nine people, including the pastor, dead, that church brought in Norvel Goff from Reid Chapel in Columbia to serve as interim pastor for seven months. Scandal still surrounds how the millions of dollars that flooded in during that time were handled.
Now, members of Goff’s previous parish are suing him for leaving behind $558,000 in debt and liens when he moved to Emanuel.
Goff countersued 18 of the Reid Chapel parishioners for defamation. The parishioners asked him to provide proof they’d said anything untrue. They received no response.
Now, those former members of his flock want a judge to force Goff to provide records of his income, gifts, employment, and benefits… [Read more.]