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Riverside "Church Pastor Says His Raise Was Lord-Approved”

The pastor of Riverside Church in New York City, one of America’s most respected Black churches, is under fire from some members of the congregation for the amount of money in his annual compensation package... Which total more than $600,000 by the time you figure in $250,000 in salary; $11,500 monthly housing allowance; private school tuition for his child; a full-time maid; entertainment, travel and "professional development" allowances; pension and life insurance benefits; and an equity allowance for him to save up to buy a home.... I truly believe that "the laborer is worth his/her hire." But, there is nowhere in scripture that states that a Pastor is too live in excess.... Does a man of God need $600,000 annual compensation and a maid to live comfortably? Did Jesus or any of his apostles live that 'High on the hog?" Also scripture clearly states that we should not do anything that may cause others to stumble...The word is out that Dr. Forbes had to …