Stevens’ ministry was marked by controversy, with former members alleging on Internet sites that the church practiced mind control, sexual misconduct, child molestation, fraud and extortion.
Category: Greater Grace World Outreach
Nineteen years ago, the Rev. Carl Henry Stevens Jr. left Lenox, the headquarters of his The Bible Speaks evangelical empire, after a federal court ordered him to repay a Lenox woman $5.5 million that Stevens had persuaded her to donated to his ministry. Today, Stevens operates a similar ministry, the Baltimore-based Greater Grace World Outreach, which lists 55 affiliated churches nationwide and hundreds worldwide. That total includes Massachusetts branches in Lee, Braintree, Marlborough/Framingham, Saugus, Townsend and Woburn. Miles away and years later, Stevens’ work remains a source of controversy. There are near-daily Internet postings about Greater Grace, whose former members
Web site airs accusations of impropriety by pastor Seventeen years after a federal court ruled that his church used undue influence to obtain more than $6 million from a donor, a Baltimore-based evangelist faces a new controversy in a different venue – the Internet. In recent months, former and current members of Baltimore’s Greater Grace World Outreach have used an Internet bulletin board to air criticism and charges against the church’s leadership and its aging founder, Pastor Carl H. Stevens Jr. GGWO Join the discussion at FACTnet Note: George Robertson, the Vice President and Chairman of GGWO’s Maryland Bible College,