Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) Chief Operating Officer Elder James Smith FIRED

Posted on June 25, 2015



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Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Chief Operating Office of the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) Elder James Smith was asked for his letter of resignation effective immediately!  The phone has been ringing off the hook that Bishop Blake fired James Smith and Lisa Law Morgan, church registrar for allegedly double dipping.  According rumors the two started their own convention services company while working for the national church.  It seems Bishop Blake was not going to have it and the two of them had to go!  Details are hard to come by at this time, but Obnoxious will keep digging until we have the answers.  It is rumored that Elder James Smith lives in a property owned by the national church and will son have to vacate, which implies this was an abrupt move because if he wanted to resign he would have made all necessary provisions in advance.  Well, James and Lisa have been ousted and all their friends will have to pay for their hotel rooms at convocation now.  Wonder what Elder Micheal Davis, who was fired for allegedly watching porn on a church computer at West Angeles will do now since James gone.  His free room at the Embassy Suites and job during convocation will go with James!

Update!  According to a member of my Obnoxious Street Committee Lisa Law Morgan is not gone just yet.  It seems that the daughter of Sylvia Law, a Trusttee Board member and former COO of the church under the Late Bishop Chandler David Owens, might have enough power to keep her daughter in place.  It seems that James Smith might have told Bishop Blake that it was either him or Lisa and it seems like Lisa might have won!  Obnoxious will keep you posted!

Elder James Smith official response below:

No such thing is remotely true. Not a shred of it! It was my decision to pursue a different pathway. I love the work that I have done. Now, it is time to take care of me. I am excited about my future, time with my grandchildren, and with friends. Eight years is long enough to sacrifice a personal life. Now I am ready for the next phase of a promising future. I hope my unwavering loyalty to the Church and her leadership, sacrifice of time and energy, and complete devotion to the Presiding Bishop will not be represented in ways that are dishonest, untrustworthy, and meant to sensationalize a purely earnest effort, on my part, to enjoy more of life while I can. Look under every “rock” and I can assure you my service to the church has been impeccably honest, integral, and unselfishly devoted to what is right in the eyes of God. Every professional whose skill and ability is marketable must also know when it’s time to pursue other options for the sake of their own fulfillment. I had hoped the public would bless my departure, not denigrate my efforts to work toward a “more excellent way” of representing Christ in the Earth.