Houston’s Bethlehem Temple Church of God In Christ Sues Ex-Pastor for Trespassing on Premises, Seeks Temporary Restraining Order and Injunction

Darrell Scott preaching at BTCOGIC in Houston

Bethlehem Temple Church of God In Christ is suing a former pastor for allegedly trespassing on its premises, recent Harris County District Court records show.

A lawsuit filed on July 24 in the Harris County 270th District Court claims that Darrell Brooks entered the house of worship located at 8622 Lockwood Dr. earlier this month “with a malicious intention to disrupt (a) worship service that was in progress.”

The suit says that the plaintiff’s board of trustees recently voted unanimously to oust Brooks prior to the subject incident.

“The plaintiff advised the defendant that he may no longer occupy the pulpit to conduct services of any nature within the confines of Bethlehem Temple Church of God In Christ,” court papers state.

Brooks was reportedly accompanied by three men, including his co-defendant Dalton Roberts, when he went to the church.

Consequently, the plaintiff requests a temporary restraining order and injunction.

Harris County 270th District Court Case No. 2018-49029

SOURCE: SE Texas Record – John Suayan