Pastor John Gray has had to address his congregation at Relentless Church in South Carolina regarding reports of possible eviction over unpaid debt to its landlord, Redemption Church.
Pastor Gray shared in a statement: “We will address this matter through the appropriate legal channels,” the statement reads in part. “We stand behind our original statement and are confident that the payment amounts required under the leases referenced in the complaint have and will continue to be paid. Our efforts at mediation and with wise counsel to present every detail absent of legal have proven fruitless on their end multiple times.
“To the Relentless Church family please note, we have dealt honorably and have utilized every possible measure to resolve these differences to date,” the statement continues. “We will continue to serve the Lord, reach the lost, and serve the community. This unfortunate issue will not hinder the vision, work, functionality, or heart of this church. We invite the media and the public to do their own due diligence. There will be no further comment at this time as we allow our legal team to proceed accordingly.”
Redemption Church filed for eviction against Pastor Gray's Relentless Church over a month after Redemption terminated its lease agreement and told the church to vacate the property owned by Redemption by the end of the year.
Pastor Gray was reportedly not able to arrange a new agreement, and Relentless Church’s month-to-month lease expired last week. This prompted Redemption Church to file for the eviction.