Broken Saints

Broken Saints – Chapter 1

“You are going to step down as pastor of Arise, or I am going to tell all your secrets.” Monique Jones, the church secretary, said to the senior pastor of Arise Community Worship Center. Pastor Carter Luther Harold, Jr. yelled, “Shut the door.” As he looked over his glasses and peered at the attractively dressed...

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Broken Saints – Chapter 2

The church sanctuary was packed. There was about five hundred people in there. The aisles were lined with metal fold-able chairs. There was not an extra seat even in the overflow room. The choir was singing one of the popular gospel songs about the power of God over any situation. The director, Terry Smith, flamboyantly...

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Broken Saints – Chapter 3

Pastor Harold sat at his desk as the cool air blew from the air conditioner across his sweating brow. He had just preached his heart out. He then announced that he would step down. Now he was contemplating the future. Take a month and just go fishing. I haven’t gone fishing since I did it...

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Broken Saints – Chapter 4

Reverend Dexter and Deacon Barry stood in a small children’s Sunday School room in the back of the church. The animated conversation had been going on for a few minutes when Reverend Dexter whispered with an intensity that rivaled a loud yell, “How long have you known about this?” “I didn’t know. I told you...

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Broken Saints – Chapter 5

Deacon Barry made good on his threat and released the tape. Trey was on his way to the hospital with a ton of things on his mind. He wanted to send somebody else, but the work of ministry had to continue and his father couldn’t do anything right now. Trey walked into the hospital room...

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Broken Saints – Chapter 6

The television show blasted in the background. Carolyn Harold laughed as she sat on the sofa watching a television show. Carolyn, the daughter of Pastor Harold and Trey’s sister, seemed to note have a care in the world. Minister Earl Ellington, however, paced the floor behind the sofa. “Come on baby, sit down and watch....

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Broken Saints – Chapter 7

“Channel 6 asked me for a statement about the pastor’s video and Trey taking over as the new pastor.” Associate Pastor Dwayne Dexter said to Deacon Red Berry over the phone. “Yeah, they talked to me and a number of church officials, we have got to keep the pressure on if we are going to...

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