Senator probes finances of televangelists

A response to complaints from the public
A prominent U.S. senator is seeking financial information from some of the biggest names among Pentecostal and charismatic TV ministries following “complaints from the public” and news reports of possible money mismanagement.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, gave the ministries 30 days to turn over their records. The six ministries were asked to respond by December 6.

“I’m following up on complaints from the public and news coverage regarding certain practices at six ministries,” Grassley said in a statement. “The allegations involve governing boards that aren’t independent and allow generous salaries and housing allowances and amenities such as private jets and Rolls Royces.”


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