While controversy swirls around Paul Vallas and the illegal attempt to keep him as head of Bridgeport Schools, the case of FOUNDATION CAPITAL RESOURCES, INC. v. PRAYER TABERNACLE CHURCH OF LOVE, INC. Et Al, was officially filed on July 11, 2013.
Kenneth Moales Jr. is now one step closer to losing his church and all its properties including the space he rents to his mother and sister that house the controversial state-funded daycare centers.
The church also apparently owns the house Moales and his family live in and the lawsuit seeks to take immediately possession of that property and all of its contents.
Reverend Kenneth Moales Jr., served as the campaign treasurer in Mayor Bill Finch’s last mayoral campaign and is one of Governor Malloy’s loudest supporters in Bridgeport.
More recently Moales has served as the bullying, combative chairman of the Bridgeport Board of Education.
In that position he has not only insulted any board of education members who have opposed his positions but has gone so far as the threaten opposing board members in public settings.
Over the last few days Moales has been the point person, along with Mayor Bill Finch, in announcing that Vallas will not leave his post as head of Bridgeport’s schools despite Connecticut Superior Court Judge Bellis’ ruling that Vallas must leave the position immediately since he doesn’t have the credentials necessary to hold the job.
Following the ruling, Kenneth Moales Jr. even held a small rally for Vallas at his church.
Kenneth Moales was also one of the key players in one of the more absurd moments in the whole Vallas debacle.
Following Judge Bellis’ order that Vallas vacate his office effective immediately; Mayor Bill Finch released a statement stating, “What could this judge, whose children do not attend Bridgeport schools, be possibly thinking?”
Of course, the irony is that Kenneth Moales sends his children to one of the most expensive private schools in Fairfield Country and was quoted in the Connecticut Post in April as saying, “I have the financial means to give my children the best. Why would I not give my children the best? … The best for my sons is at Fairfield Country Day.”
He also told a Bridgeport parent that enrolling a child in Bridgeport was like child abuse.
Well, financial means or not, Moales has not been making the necessary payments on an $8.2 million loan he and his church received from Foundation Capital Resources, Inc. a company that lends money to fundamentalist churches.
In response to Moales’ failure to make the payments, Foundation Capital Resources has been taking various legal steps over the past year to collect the money that Moales and his church owes the lender.
Moales’ failure to pay has now led to the official filing of a lawsuit that seeks the immediate possession of all the church’s properties including;
- The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit – Home of the War Cry located at 695 Union Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- The Love Christian Academy located at 729 Union Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- The Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Kingdom’s Little Ones Academy and the Bishop Moales Fine Arts Center at 1243 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- The Kingdom’s Little Ones Christian Daycare at 1277 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- The House of Virtue on Central Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- A church owned residence located at 851 Central Avenue that appears to be where Moales resides.
- And a variety of other properties in Bridgeport.
The foreclosure lawsuit not only seeks the immediate possession of all of the properties in question, but the suit demands all personal property located in those buildings.