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Christian Television Network Sues Louisville Church for $1.1 Million in Unpaid Invoices

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An evangelical Christian television network is suing a Louisville church for more than $1 million, saying the money is owed for services rendered.

The lawsuit says Evangel World Prayer Center and its pastor, Bob Rogers, contracted to have the church’s programming broadcast on the Daystar Television Network, which is owned by the Word of God Fellowship.

However, Evangel amassed $1.1 million in invoices over eight years that it failed to pay despite receiving more than 40 overdue notices, WDRB-TV reported.

The lawsuit says Rogers told representatives of Daystar in June 2018 the church was suffering from cash flow issues and that it would sell off assets including land to pay the bill.

Evangel also offered to settle the bill by broadcasting Daystar’s programming on Evangel’s Israeli network, Holy Land Broadcasting and giving Daystar some personalized Bibles.

The lawsuit says Daystar never consented to the agreement, and accuses Evangel and Rogers of breach of contract, fraudulent inducement or misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.

Daystar is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

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Anne Stych

Anne Stych is a writer in Charlotte, North Carolina.