email: Lynn Johnson Stated Clerk of Presbytery of New Covenant
email: (Rev. Dr.) Barbara A. Renton Chair, General Assembly Council
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The minister of Heights Presbyterian Church, Joe Delgatto, testified in open court on February 10, 2003, that he and a few
other rogue members of the church, without authority from the session, the
Presbytery of New Covenant or the congregation, obligated (or attempted to
obligate) Heights Presbyterian Church to a $ 4.7 million HUD retirement home
project in the Independence Heights neighborhood, a high crime and prostitution
Houston subdivision. This was done mostly in secret over a two year
period. Who wants their parents living in this area when there are other
choices available. How did HUD approve this project when there is no
access to grocery stores or other amenities for normal living much less such a
high crime area?
To support the minister in this and other bad acts, the
Presbytery of New Covenant, specifically Lynn Johnson, the stated clerk, Art
Greer and Belinda Windham have illegally, by church law, appointed an
administrative commission headed by Rev. M. Douglas Harper to take over the
session of Heights Presbyterian Church and to try to retroactively and illegally
justify the project to the congregation by fiat as well as to endorse other bad
acts by Delgatto.
Houston neighborhood gets unwanted reputation
ABC13 TV Eyewitness News Houston, Texas
(2/21/03) ? People in one northwest
Houston neighborhood are getting some unwanted exposure.
The neighborhood is Independence Heights, one of the
oldest black neighborhoods in Texas. But now it's getting a reputation for
something far different. It's been posted on the Internet as being the place to
find a prostitute.
Residents of that area are fed up and say the current laws go too easy on the
"They've told our officers they can be arrested and within hours be back
on the streets," said HPD Captain J.A. Lampignano.
"It doesn't take nothing but a pen and paper to change the law, and we
want them to change the law," said Neighborhood Leader John Branch.
"This is our River Oaks. This is our Sugar Land and we don't want it."
Over the last year, Houston police officers have made more than 230 arrests
in the neighborhood, but officers say those arrests just don't stick.
- March 7, 2003 WorldPeace responds to an email from Joe Delgatto regarding his version of the truth of his corrupt and bad acts.
- March 6, 2003 WorldPeace letter to Dr. Renton, Chair, General Assembly, regarding her endorsing of the abandonment of the Book of Order by the Presbytery of New Covenant and other bad acts which amount to a rejection of Jesus and a scandal on the gospel.
- March 6, 2003 Post Card sent to the congregation
of Heights Presbyterian Church
- March 4, 2003 The rogue members of Heights
Presbyterian Church, who have no defense to the allegations of lying and corruption they have foisted on the church, resort to a personal attack on WorldPeace, his mother and the senior members of the congregation.
The viciousness of this letter seems to controvert the administrative
commission's belief that the congregation can heal.
- March 3, 2003 The illegal administrative committee allegedly authorized by
the Presbytery of New Covenant issued a letter to the congregation on Sunday,
March 2, 2003. The clear implication of the letter is that the administrative
commission was going to attempt to shove the fraudulent Independence Heights
project down the throats of the congregation and support Joe Delgatto's
bad acts of betrayal. There can be little question now that Presbytery
was a part of the secretive Independence Heights project from the beginning
two years ago. The Presbytery has forsaken the well being of the church
and Jesus with their deceptive and fraudulent acts. The truth is that
Presbytery is nothing more than a minister's union.
- February 23, 2003 WorldPeace's
response to a poorly written twelve page letter from Joe Delgatto, the
minister of Heights Presbyterian Church, to the congregation where he tries to
respond to WorldPeace's accusations over the last nine months. There is
no doubt that the administrative commission is having an effect on Joe but for
the present the administrative commission still believes that they can save
his ministry. The reality is that Joe is a liar per his testimony in
court on February 10th and there is no place for an arrogant, lying, apathetic
minister who has permanently alienated half of the congregation.
- February 17, 2003 Letter from
WorldPeace to Rev. Harper regarding the arrogant presentation by the Right
Reverend Louise Raw at worship service. Presbytery insists on holding
its inquisition of church members off church premises so that WorldPeace can
be kept away from the participants. After making the list of times for
people to speak, neither the minister nor the Presbytery bothered to pick up
the list. It just shows the insincerity of the whole "dog and pony
show" which has already decided to support the rogue minister.
- February 14, 2003 Letter of protest
from WorldPeace to Rev. Douglas Harper, chair of the illegal administrative
commission that has, per the
Book of Order, illegally assumed control of the church session
- February 12, 2003 WorldPeace letter to congregation re: the court's ruling,
turning Delgatto over to HUD and the Inspector General for his fraudulent acts
regarding the Independence Heights project, response to the Houston Chronicle
article about the Independence Heights project.
- January 28, 2003 WorldPeace letter to Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly
regarding resident evil at Heights Presbyterian Church, session having
meetings away from the church, hiring of the church attorney who was forced to
quit by WorldPeace after two weeks, refusal of Delgatto to allow WorldPeace to
become a member of the church which per the Book of Order is a rejection of
Christ, Delgatto cancels the Christmas Eve service because of his laziness and
apathy toward Christ, informal meeting of the members held by WorldPeace after
church against Delgatto's demands for the members to go home, Satanic
Pentagram painted on the side of the church and Patty Ellis refusal to remove
- December 12, 2002 Letter to Dr. Hamon regarding the illegal contributions of Diane Springer to attempt to obligation Heights Church to the Independence Heights Project.
- December 8, 2002 Summary of evidence sent to Presbytery regarding the Independence Heights Project.
This page was opened on February 15, 2003. I am posting the history
of this matter as fast as I can.
In Jesus' name,
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earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both
sexes) in our vision of Peace?
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