Despite asserting earlier that Venue Church’s campus in Chattanooga “is going nowhere,” Tavner Smith on Sunday acknowledged that the congregation he pastors is facing foreclosure.
The Tennessee megachurch’s financial troubles became public months after Smith was accused of sexual misconduct.
Smith promoted this past Sunday’s sermon in a video posted August 2 to the church’s social media accounts. In that video, he said that “it’s absolutely not true, Venue Church is not shutting down.” He also said the church’s legal counsel “has assured me that I can tell you with confidence that our Chattanooga location is going nowhere.”
But on Sunday, he said legal counsel had offered “multiple options” for the church to stay put.
It’s unclear what those options are. Smith did not list them and he didn’t name the firm or attorney. The church did not respond when TRR asked to speak with its attorney.
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