Lord Have Mercy: Family Battles Over Megachurch Founder’s Estate!??!
Reader the family of a popular Pentecostal bishop from Detroit who started his ministry in a storefront says the national megachurch he built before his death is keeping them from inheriting what they believe to be up to $10 million. Bishop William Bonner’s two adult grandchildren say his survivors are being shut out of their inheritance and they believe officials with the Harlem, N.Y.-based Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ are hiding money and records about property that belongs to the family.
“He warned people about it,” said Grace Bonner, a Lansing resident and one of the bishop’s granddaughters, who has asked the Wayne County Probate Court to intervene. A hearing will be held Wednesday.