Part 3: The Properties

In Part 2 we discussed NAMB's crazy housing scheme that plans to spend $62,000,000 on buying houses for church planters and spend an estimated $850K a year in property taxes to help less than 15% of the current churches we plant every year.

 

If we are going to commit that much money to help so few, shouldn't we make sure that it is run appropriately?

 

Below is a list of the properties, prices, taxes paid, and who they are supposedly connected to where we were able to find out.  Several things to note as you read through this list.

  1. How many of the properties are not in Send Cities, but are connected to SBC leaders or mega church pastors.
  2. How many of the homes in Chicago were sold soon after information started to come out about James MacDonald.  According to sources, James MacDonald's Harvest Bible and Vertical Church Network were the only ones allowed to use the properties until we made that public.
  3. How many of the homes are almost half a million dollars or more. For some regions that makes sense for average home price, but two $400K plus homes are Georgia, one in Atlanta and one in Alpharetta.

 

We have removed the house numbers for most of the homes on this list (but may change that), although you can see them in the documents that are linked.  We can provide a full list with house numbers upon request.  We do encourage you to contact the SBC and NAMB about these properties, as well as the others they have purchased, instead of the people living in these homes.  Most of them are church planters and had no say in in what home was purchased... except for a few.

 

We will continue to add more links to the documents and add more houses.

 

  • 84 Randolph St. NE , Atlanta, GA
    • Purchased: 11/15/2016
    • Purchase Price: $440,500
    • Annual Tax: $5,940
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $17,820
  • 9025 Woodlands Trail Unit 13, Alpharetta, GA
    • Purchased: 1/17/2017
    • Purchase Price: $414,900
    • Annual Tax: $3,876
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $7,752

 

  • CELEBRATION CIR, Pittsburg, PA
    • Purchased: 2/9/2018
    • Purchase Price: $499,900
    • Annual Tax: $2,323
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $2,323
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Rob Wilton, founder of Vintage Church
    • Notes: The empty lot was bought for $85K by NAMB and then later NAMB built a building on it for Wilton. The final value of the property was almost half a million dollars.
  • S JAMESTOWN RD, CORAOPOLIS, PA
    • Purchased: 6/22/2018
    • Purchase Price: $260,000
    • Annual Tax: $880
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $880
  • 1635 N. 19th St. Philadelphia, PA,
    • Purchased: 1/29/2014
    • Purchased Price: $174,000
    • 4508 Fait Ave., Baltimore, MD
    • Purchased: October 2014
    • Purchase Price: $573,632
    • Annual Tax: $6,868
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $34,340
    • Sale Price: $305,000
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection:
    • Notes: Home was only owned by NAMB for 8 months and sold for what appears to be an almost 50% loss

 

  • Roundhouse Lane, Morrisville, NC
    • Purchased: 5/10/2016
    • Purchase Price: $260,000
    • Annual Tax: $3,235
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $9,705
    • SBC Leader Connection: JD Greear
    • Notes: This house is for a director for JD Greear's Summit Network and is not in a Send City
  • Mainline Station, Morrisville, NC
    • Purchased: 7/5/2016
    • Purchase Price: $250,000
    • Annual Tax: $2,994
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $8,982
    • SBC Leader Connection: JD Greear
    • Notes:  This property is supposedly for use at the direction of JD Greear's Summit Network

 

  • Reni Lane, Framingham, MA
    • Purchased: 11/9/2017
    • Purchase Price: $570,800
    • Annual Tax: $10,100
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $20,200
  • Neponset Ct., Boston, MA
    • Purchased: 12/9/2013
    • Purchase Price: $395,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,408
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $32,448
  • Hudson St, Milton, MA
    • Purchased: 10/27/2016
    • Purchase Price: $525,000
    • Annual Tax: $7,295
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $21,885
    • Notes:  NAMB paid 5.2% Higher than Listing Price

 

  • Necker Ave., Nottingham, MD
    • Purchased: 9/27/2016
    • Purchase Price: $376,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,009
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $15,026
  • Ironwood Ln, Hanover, MD
    • Purchased: 9/9/2016
    • Purchase Price: $360,000
    • Annual Tax: $3,928
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $11,783
  • 756 South Macon Street, Baltimore, MD
    • Purchased: October 2014
    • Purchase Price: $310,000
    • Annual Tax: $6,540
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $26,160
    • Sold: November 2018
    • Sale Price: $299,999

 

  • 24th St., Des Moines, IA
    • Purchased: 5/24/2017
    • Purchase Price: $210,000
    • Annual Tax: $1,573
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $3,146
    • *Notes: Not a Send City.

 

  • Villa Way, Hendersonville, TN
    • Purchased: 12/7/2017
    • Purchase Price: $266,500
    • Annual Tax: $1,375
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $2,750
    • Notes: Not a Send City.  Value of property at time of purchase by NAMB was listed at $220K but NAMB paid $266K

 

  • SW 46 ST, Miami, FL
    • Purchased: 6/3/2015
    • Purchase Price: $299,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,942
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $23,768
    • Sale Pending
  • 514 Park Place Unit A, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Purchased: July 2015
    • Purchase Price: $352,000
    • Annual Tax: $7,230
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $28,920
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection:  Jimmy Scroggins
    • Notes: Not technically a Send City when pruchase, but close to Miami.  Jimmy Scroggins is a long time friend of Kevin Ezell, and NAMB compensates Jimmy for his 3 Circles Illustration.

 

  • Carrol Ave, Saint Paul, MN
    • Purchased: 5/1/2016
    • Purchase Price: $290,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,250
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $15,750

 

  • Cottingham Dr., Cincinnati, OH
    • Purchased: 5/12/2016
    • Purchase Price: $174,900
    • Annual Tax: $3,223
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $9,669
  • Euclid Heights Blvd Unit 6, Cleveland, OH
    • Purchased: 2/29/2016
    • Purchase Price: $123,500
    • Annual Tax: $4,622
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $13,866
  • Brotherton Rd, Cincinnati, OH
    • Purchased: 3/30/2016
    • Purchase Price: $249,000
    • Annual Tax: $6,655
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $19,966
  • Detriot Ave., Cleveland, OH
    • Purchased: 1/21/2015
    • Purchase Price: $68,000
    • Annual Tax: $2,215
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $8,860
  • Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH
    • Purchased: 10/30/2014
    • Purchase Price: $99,000
    • Annual Tax: $2,903
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $14,516
  • Bluewing Ct., Columbus, OH
    • Purchased: 5/12/2016
    • Purchase Price: $270,000
    • Annual Tax: $7,099
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $21,297

 

  • Donald St., Livonia, MI
    • Purchased: 7/6/2016
    • Purchase Price: $215,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,553
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $16,659
  • Villagewood Dr, South Lyon, MI
    • Purchased: 8/13/2015
    • Purchase Price: $427,500
    • Annual Tax: $9,881
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $39,524
  • Lyncastle, Farmington Hills, MI
    • Purchased: 9/16/2016
    • Purchase Price: $240,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,867 
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $17,600

 

  • W. Adam Ave, Peoria, AZ
    • Purchased: 1/8/2016
    • Purchase Price: $227,000
    • Annual Tax: $1,905
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $5,716
  • S Ash St., Phoenix, AZ
    • Purchased: 2/18/2016
    • Purchase Price: $227,000
    • Annual Tax: $1,647
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $4,940
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Vance Pittman
  • 5141 N Apache Hills Tr, Tuscon, AZ
    • Purchased: 10/27/2016
    • Purchase Price: $475,000
    • Annual Tax: $5,457
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $16,370
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Vance Pittman
    • Notes: Another Church Connected to Vance Pittman that is about $200K higher in price than other surrounding homes.

 

  • 1149 W Washburne Ave., Chicago, IL
    • Purchased: 2014
    • Purchase Price: $280,000
    • Sold: 2/22/2019
    • Selling Price $305,000
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: James MacDonald disgraced ex Pastor of Harvest that Kevin Ezell courted to join the SBC
  • 276 Comstock Dr., Elgin, IL
    • Purchased: 11/30/2016
    • Purchase Price: $190,000
    • Annual Tax: $6,055
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $18,166
    • Sold: 6/27/2018
    • Sale Price: $209,900
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: James MacDonald Disgraced ex Pastor of Harvest that Kevin Ezell courted to join the SBC
  • 1109 Pine Valley Court, Elgin, IL
    • Purchased: 12/14/2016
    • Purchase Price: $239,000
    • Annual Tax: $8,628
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $25,885
    • Sold: 7/6/2018
    • Sale Price: $239,000
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: James Mac Donald James MacDonald Disgraced ex Pastor of Harvest that Kevin Ezell courted to join the SBC
  • 3335 Cameron Dr., Elgin, IL
    • Purchased: 6/1/2017
    • Purchase Price: $195,000
    • Annual Tax: $4,683
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $9,366
    • Sold: 10/3/2018
    • Sale Price$176,000
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: James MacDonald

 

  • NW 161st St, OK City, OK
    • Purchased: 2/28/2017
    • Purchase Price: $189,500
    • Annual Tax: $2,591
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $5,183
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Hance Dilbeck Executive Director of the BGCO
  • NW 161st St., OK City, OK
    • Purchased: 2/28/2017
    • Purchase Price: $189,500
    • Annual Tax: $2,632
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $5,263
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Hance Dilbeck
  • NW 162nd St, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Purchased: 10/27/2017
    • Purchase Price: $197,500
    • Annual Tax: $2,769 
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $5,537
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Hance Dilbeck

 

  • ANCONA,  Enterprise, NV
    • Purchased: May 2013
    • Purchase Price: $168,000
    • Annual Tax: $1,346
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid by NAMB: $8,076
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Vance Pittman
  • LUCIA DR, Las Vegas, NV
    • Purchased: 6/21/2013
    • Purchase Price: $160,000
    • Annual Tax: $1,340
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $8,038
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Vance Pittman
  • Crescent Falls St., Las Vegas, NV
    • Purchased: 11/6/2015
    • Purchase Price: $271,801
    • Annual Tax: $1,352
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $4,055
    • Sold: 10/18/2017
    • Sale Price: $271,803
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection: Vance Pittman
    • Notes: Similar to the Burbank house, NAMB bought this house and then sold it to the planter four months later

 

  • PACIFICA WAY, Oceanside, CA
    • Purchased: 8/17/2016
    • Purchase Price: $515,000
    • Annual Tax: $6,706
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $20,118
  • N Clybourn Ave, Burbank, CA
    • Purchased: 12/3/2014
    • Purchase Price: $752,507
    • Annual Tax: $8,928
    • Sale Price: $755,601
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $35,712
    • SBC Leader/Mega Church Pastor Connection:  Johnny Hunt
    • Notes: Bought by NAMB and then sold to Planter from FBC Woodstock for $755,601
  • Eagle Dr., Santee, CA
    • Purchased: 6/1/2017
    • Purchase Price: $510,500
    • Annual Tax: $6,191
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $12,382
  • Escala Cir., San Diego, CA
    • Purchased: 6/30/2017
    • Purchase Price: $505,000
    • Annual Tax: $6,080
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $12,161

 

  • COLFAX LN, Indianapolis, IN
    • Purchased: 10/31/2014
    • Purchase Price: $131,000
    • Annual Tax: $32
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $160
  • 2362 COLFAX LN, Indianapolis, IN
    • Purchased: 11/25/2014
    • Purchase Price: $125,000
    • Annual Tax: $32
    • Estimated Total Taxes Paid: $128
    • Sold: 12/1/2018
    • Sale Price: $142,000

* Originally posted that the teaching pastor who lives there was connected to Dhati Lewis.  We have updated that to reflect that the specific individual living there is not.