“The church exists to make a difference in the world around it,” he said. “That involves our ministry and our missions.”
Lyon said the debt restructuring did not spur his departure from the church. Pending confirmation, he will leave at the end of the month to become general director-designate of the Church of God Ministries.
“I would never have left if the restructure hadn’t gone through,” he said, “I’m not leaving because of it. Actually, the debt would have kept me there.”
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