That’s a problem

Just days before pleading guilty to federal money laundering charges, former legislator Ron Sailor Jr. secretly took out a $250,000 mortgage on the church where he was pastor, church leaders say.
Leaders at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church say they didn’t know Sailor had done it and now don’t know where the money is.

“It’s amazing to all of us,” Jimmie Evans, chairman of the board of deacons, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We can’t believe it.”


  1. David says:

    Is this the same Ron Sailor that used to be on one of the local news stations? I think it was Channel 2.

  2. TeePee says:

    Earlier someone mentioned Ron Sr being an upstanding guy? You must not remember. Ron Sr. did this same kind of stuff to 2 churches that he was involved with. Seems Ron Jr. learned at his Dad’s knee.

  3. gatormathis says:

    Just curious…what’s the problem here????

    Surely with the current mortage crisis, economy being in the straits it is in, and payday loaners all jumping up and down for business, bankers are a little more studious….right???

    I mean, anytime I ask for a little money from the bank, they have certain requirements that have to be met, even on small amounts. And this guy just walks in and gets a draw of a quarter million bucks, which even today, isn’t small change.

    So, parishioners, get up off the bashful train, and ease on down to the bank (especially in light of the man’s questionable behavior), and tell the participating bank , banker, and legislator to kiss your parochial ass. No need to take the good, hard working churchgoer’s money to straighten out the mess that a simple title check from a well mannered attorney should have alerted on.

  4. bowersville says:

    What’s the problem here???? Should have gone to free credit and checked for stolen identity.

    Maybe the parishioners don’t want to believe it. By believing it, it may bring further criminal prosecution.

  5. bowersville says:

    Besides, how could Sailor, Jr. change the by-laws of the church regarding loans, ownership of real property and financial obligations without the approval of the Deacons?

    Is it any wonder that “we can’t believe it?”

  6. Romegaguy says:

    I have heard that back when Ron Sr was doing radio and tv that he was approached to run for Lt. Gov.

    as a Republican

  7. gatormathis says:

    “Maybe the parishioners don’t want to believe it. By believing it, it may bring further criminal prosecution.”

    As Forrest Gump might have put it, “Criminals is, as criminals does.”

    So for a little “Cool Hand Luke” logic, “That’s the way he wants it, that’s the way he gets it.”(further criminal prosecution, that is)

    250,000 bucks doesn’t amount to a “slight error”…………..

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