Higher Living Christian Church in Hampton was foreclosed on and evicted.
Not sure what to make of this stunning development but Pastor Andre Landers had his $22 million Higher Living Christian Mega Church at 2455 Mount Carmel Road foreclosed on by the bank. The Sheriff’s department recently padlocked the church and evicted them from the premises. Higher Living, the former New Birth South, was indeed a mega church claiming some 10,000 members on the rolls at its height.
In recent years a source says rumors of an extra-marital affair rocked the congregation. Our source relays the Pastor was alleged to have had an affair with a church member contributing to a divorce from the First Lady as she successfully battled cancer. In a twist Pastor Landers then marries the alleged mistress and makes her the first lady of HLCC, seemingly the last straw as member numbers dwindle over the years, one source said. As a follower of the former Mrs. Landers, First Lady, from day one of the ministry, one source said she shares cryptic messages publicly on her social media account detailing her struggle and pain with the situation. ‘Heart breaking’ yet another former church member says, adding that the detail is painful.
An elderly HLCC member who did not want to be identified, stated she left the church after Pastor Landers installed his new wife as First Lady and with repeated over the top daily pictures of the couple further aggravating the situation, it just did not seem right. This week’s developments further detail the fall of this once great mega church that served the community after beginning in a home and movie theater setting. It grew to 10,000 plus members and two campuses, Jonesboro and Hampton.
Pastor Landers has indicated via social media that he plans to start a new IThrive Church in Riverdale in 2017. Landers abruptly announced a temporary location for his Christmas service at Tabernacle of Praise Church in McDonough, leaving many members in the dark. The pastor’s club is a closed knit community where no one dare speak out about such developments. I personally pray for healing for all involved as a former member of New Birth South and Higher Living, leaving HLCC in 2012.
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SOURCE: BWC Atlanta South / Joy105