New Information Regarding Bryan Minister Accused of Stealing Church Funds

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

News Three has discovered new information regarding the former Bryan preacher accused of stealing from his own congregation.
Shiloh Baptist Church filed a civil suit in February against its minister Kris Erskine.

According to court documents, the church alleges Erskine spent church funds without authorization, stole money from the collection plate, failed to remove the church's name from his private corporations, used church money for travel expenses and had a sexual affair with a church member.

Church deacons filed the suit a month after Erskine ignored their requests to leave the church and to stop using the church's name when doing personal business. They also asked the court for a temporary restraining order.

In the end, about 160 church members filed a petition against the suit and it was eventually dismissed. The church ended up paying all court costs.

The civil suit may have been dropped, but Erskine has been charged with embezzlement and Bryan police recently issued a warrant for his arrest.

According to court documents, Erskine stole about $10,000 from the church.

He's believed to be hiding out in New York.

To read all court documents associated with the civil suit, click on the link below.

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