"Be shepherds of God's flock that are under your care, serving as overseers, not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money"
Not greedy for money?? That seems like a contradiction to what's going on here.
"When we must make decisions necessary for the direction of the church's journey with God, we do so with consideration for the views of others"
With consideration for the views of others?? That's an absolutely comical statement. There was absolutely no consideration of others, absolutely no outreach to anyone in the community, absolutely no attempt to answer any letters or e-mails from anyone. This has been a secretive process from day one.
Here's a quote from an article about a church leader taking his neighbors into consideration: "I am the treasurer of a small church, and appreciate how welcome extra income would be. But we strive to abide by the Golden Rule and would never, for silver or other payment, do something detrimental to our neighbors like contracting for a 6-story cell tower."
This church leader wouldn't even consider a 6-story cell tower. I wonder what he would say to a 13-story cell tower.
Not that anyone ever has the courtesy to respond, but their e-mail is Office@MonmouthChurch.org.