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.