It was the church Benny Hinn built and singer and pastor Clint Brown later occupied. Faith World Center, known in Hinn’s days as World Outreach Center, was sold in an online auction for $1.85 million.
Evangelical Christian Credit Union laid claim to the church building on Forest City Road. Faith World Center defaulted on its mortgage in late 2013, according to the Orlando Sentinel, owing $9.7 million.
Hinn has long since left Orlando. Meanwhile, Brown is holding services in Wekiva High School’s auditorium under a new banner: Judah Church.
“Can I tell you this morning? We’ve been through some pain,” Brown thundered in his first sermon at the high school June 8, the Sentinel reported. “We’ve been abused. … We have been lied to. We have been taken advantage of.”
Brown, a Christian recording artist and Pentecostal pastor, bought Faith World Center from Hinn in 2000. Brown’s ministry was plagued with controversy around his finances in 2005. Brown and his church settled two lawsuits filed by a former member and a prominent Denver pastor, the Sentinel reported.
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