by J.C. Derrick, WORLD
Teen Mania Ministries has lost half its independent board members as it faces multiple lawsuits and a still-outstanding arrest warrant for founder Ron Luce.
On October 1st, WORLD reported on a pending lawsuit between Teen Mania and Compassion International, which is seeking a $174,124.73 judgment. Since then, Teen Mania has removed the names of three of its six independent board members from its website: George Babbes, a professor at Azusa Pacific University; Chris Hill, senior pastor of The Potter’s House in Denver; and Steve Riggle, pastor of Grace Community Church in Houston.
Babbes had served on Teen Mania’s board since 1992, with Hill and Riggle joining in 2013. According to the ministry’s bylaws, board terms are normally three years, and “no trustee shall serve more than 2 continuous terms other than the Founder, Ron Luce.”
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