Mac Hammond / Living Word Christian Center Forum

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Independent forum sharing information about the leadership structure and financial dealings of Living Word Christian Center (Brooklyn Park, Twin Cities) and its founder, Mac Hammond.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: faith, religion, Hammond, wealth, Brooklyn Park, tax-exempt, Living Word, ethics, investigation

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Fleecing the Flock, or Victim of Stereotype? on Aug 31, 2009 in YouTube, tax-exempt, inurement, Living Word, ethics, Brooklyn Park, ministry, KARE, Hammond, faithHammond used his Sunday morning, 2/11/07 platform to further respond to the complaint filed by CREW and the resulting news coverage. KARE-11 TV, the station on which LWCC’s church service was being broadcast at the time, put a story on its webs...



2 Condos? 3 Boats? A Porsche? Directed Toward God? on Aug 24, 2009 in inurement, ethics, greed, Brooklyn Park, airplane, religion, investigation, faith, Hammond, tax-exempt, wealth, Living Word, CREW, IRSThis post focuses on the two Twin Cities dailies' fascinating response to CREW’s 2/8/07 complaint against LWCC. Other media coverage, and Hammond's reaction, will be detailed in future posts. The day after CREW filed, The Saint Paul Pioneer Press...



CREW's 2nd Complaint Against Living Word on Aug 17, 2009 in loan, inurement, ethics, greed, money, Brooklyn Park, religion, airplane, investigation, ministry, faith, Hammond, tax-exempt, wealth, church, Living Word, CREW, IRS, insiderOn 2/08/07, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, filed a complaint with the IRS, asking it to investigate LWCC for possible violation of federal law. CREW is the group that had made a complaint the previous October, based o...



Doesn't Every Church Need a Stunt Plane? on Aug 15, 2009 in Marshall Group, loan, inurement, ethics, greed, money, Brooklyn Park, religion, airplane, investigation, ministry, faith, Hammond, tax-exempt, wealth, church, Living Word, CREW, IRSIn 2004, LWCC was leasing two airplanes from its senior pastor at a total cost of $74,422 per month! Under the non-cancellable lease agreement, LWCC was also paying for all fuel, maintenance costs and rented hangar space for the planes. And guess who...



James "Mac" Hammond's Private Bank on Aug 13, 2009 in loan, Marshall Group, inurement, ethics, greed, money, Brooklyn Park, religion, airplane, investigation, ministry, faith, Hammond, tax-exempt, wealth, Living Word, CREW, IRSAfter the publicity around LWCC/Hammond’s endorsement of a candidate in October '06, an anonymous source gave The Minnesota Independent (MNIND), an online newspaper, a copy of a lengthy financial report on LWCC that had been prepared in late 2004.



Immediate Fallout from the Bachmann Endorsement on Aug 11, 2009 in ethics, Brooklyn Park, election, religion, investigation, ministry, faith, Hammond, endorsement, tax-exempt, church, Living Word, CREW, IRS, candidate, campaign, politicsMac Hammond’s actions on 10/14/06--using the sanctuary to politick, as well as offering it as a platform for one candidate's campaign--set in motion legal challenges to the church’s tax-exempt status, and brought negative publicity for Hammond an...