Letter To The Trustees of the Branham Tabernacle:
On August 5, 2015, the elders of the Branham Tabernacle demanded that the two men who allegedly stole property return it to the rightful owners. This demand went unaswered, resulting in the resignations of the pastor, song leader, and the entire deacon staff of the Branham Tabernacle.
According to the letter, the elders of the church were not in agreement with (and evidently had no knowledge of) the trustee giving away property paid for and supported by the people. To our knowledge, no vote was taken, no elder was notified, and no proper procedures were followed in the transaction.
The definition of a "trustee" is this:
"an individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified."
Apparently, the elders of the Tabernacle asked the same question we did when we learned of the transactions: "How can this person be acting as a trustee, when the people have no knowledge or agreement with his actions?" ... which quickly leads to the next most obvious question: Was this person acting as a trustee when he signed away church property, or was he acting as an individual to better himself and his organizations?
The transcript of the letter sent to the trustees of the Branham Tabernacle:
To the trustees of the Branham Tabernacle, August 5, 2015. Since very little was resolved in the recent board meeting, we have determined that the trustees must do their duty concerning the restoring of the Tabernacle to the people as it is stated in 1953 deed.
It is not for the pastor to go to anyone and ask that the tabernacle be returned. He has nothing to do with giving it away. The property was signed away by one trustee. And he is responsible for the return of said property.
Therefore, once again, we demand that the trustee responsible for this error return the property to the rightful owners. This is the property of the people. It is not the property of one or two men.
Brother Branham deeded the Branham Tabernacle to the people because he wanted it to be that way. This must be taken care of immediately.
[elders of the Branham Tabernacle]
Audio of the resignation: https://youtu.be/ZbjPBXNUmxw
Government records: http://seekyethetruth.com/records.aspx