LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A national Christian television network is suing a Louisville church for more than $1 million.
Daystar Television Network says the Evangel World Prayer Center on Billtown Road and church leader Pastor Bob Rogers have contracted for the church to use the network’s broadcast services.
The lawsuit claims that over approximately eight years, the church amassed a bill of nearly $1.1 million to have its programming aired on the Daystar network.
According to the lawsuit, Evangel sent a letter offering to satisfy the bill by offering to carry Daystar’s programming on Holy Land Broadcasting, Evangel’s television network in Israel. The church also said it would provide a number of personalized “Spirit of Israel” Bibles to Daystar to take care of the remaining balance, the lawsuit says.
But the lawsuit argues that Evangel never provided the promised Bibles and that Daystar never agreed to the terms of the letter.
Daystar says that over a period of five years, it sent Evangel 40 invoices indicating that its account was overdue. According to the lawsuit, Daystar representatives met with Pastor Rogers in June 2018. It says Rogers acknowledged the outstanding balance and said the church was having cash flow issues. He promised to pay the bill by selling assets, including “large tracts of land”.
That land was never sold, Daystar says, and the bill was never paid. The lawsuit accuses the church and Rogers of – among other things – breach of contract, fraudulent inducement or misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.
Trials are only one side of a story. WDRB contacted Evangel World Prayer Center by phone Wednesday morning. An employee said no one was available to comment.
Copyright 2021 by WDRB Media. All rights reserved.