VIA QCITYMETRO A U.S. District Judge on Friday refused Bishop Anthony Jinwright’s request for bond while Jinwright awaits sentencing. In an 11-page ruling, Judge Frank Whitney, who presided over Jinwright’s four-week trial, rejected all of Jinwright’s requests. The pastor of Greater Salem City of God faces a possible 50 years in prison. His wife, Harriet […]

VIA QCITYMETRO.COM Church finance expert Dan Busby offered some advice following this month’s conviction of Bishop Anthony Jinwright. Busby heads the national Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Below is an excerpt from Busby’s interview with Charlotte Observer reporter Tim Funk. Here are five lessons churches can take from the Jinwrights’ case: 1. Churches should use […]

Bishop Anthony Jinwright told jurors Tuesday that everything he owns – house, cars, even his funeral home business – has been put up for sale.

Pastor Anthony Jinwright took the stand in his fraud and tax evasion trial Tuesday afternoon and said he now realizes he was paid too much and that his compensation was a burden to his church. Jinwright's testimony drew a packed house to the trial which has stretched over more than two weeks.

In Day 11 of the Jinwright trial, an Atlanta-based accountant said he twice conducted certified audits for Greater Salem City of God but declined to do a third year after the church failed to adopt financial controls recommended in the first two audits.

The trial of Anthony and Harriet Jinwright of Greater Salem City of God stretches into Day 10. It gives us an inside look at a mega-church, and we may not like what we see. The extravagance of the Jinwrights has sparked some heated discussion about faith and opulence. QcityMetro has been following the trial from the beginning.

VIA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Just two weeks before their trial on tax evasion charges, the pastors of a popular west Charlotte church could be jailed for violating conditions of their release on bond. Federal prosecutors say Bishop Anthony Jinwright, who heads Greater Salem City of God, and his wife and co-pastor, Harriet Jinwright, are continuing to […]