Questions Remain Over Traverse City Pastor’s Resignation

West Side Community Church is Traverse City’s closest thing to a mega church. And they’re without a main pastor after he resigned. The case is in the hands of the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department who is investigating what they call “financial irregularities.”

The pastor gave speeches on tithing and encouraged congregants to make an annual “harvest offering” of more than their typical periodic offerings to the church.

No, they’re not government officials, but pastors still hold positions of trust.

If I recall correctly, he was at another church in town before starting West Side. I believe the split from that church was less than amicable.

Pastor John Clark has not been charged with any crime.

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2 thoughts on “Questions Remain Over Traverse City Pastor’s Resignation”

  1. Not sure where the author of the article did any slandering, Jim. I was at New Hope when Clark departed, and I can tell you firsthand, it is true that it was “less than amicable.” And some of us know about Clark from way back. He’s not the most upstanding person to be a pastor. So, maybe you don’t know all there is to know. Just because you don’t know some of the facts doesn’t make someone else guilty of slander.

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