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Lawsuits filed against COGIC, Inc; Southern CA 2nd Jurisdiction


Report COGIC Abuse has learned that two women have filed separate lawsuits against a former administrative assistant to Bishop George McKinney, bishop the Church of God in Christ Southern California Second Jurisdiction based in San Diego.

Principal defendants named in the suit are Dr. Donald K. Barrett and his wife Attorney Ruth Barrett who now reside in Stone Mountain, GA an Atlanta suburb.  From the website for the Arizona church:  “Attorney Ruth Lenetta Lewis-Barrett who is a staff attorney with the General Counsel’s Office of the Church of God in Christ.”  The denomination’s website lists her as “chief of research” under COGIC’s “General Counsel”, the controversial Enoch Perry. Perry has presided over a string of legal blunders according to a letter by the church’s COO James Smith.  Barrett moved to Atlanta and is now the leader of an apparently non-COGIC religious organization called Jesus is Lord Fellowship of Churches and Ministries.

Also named in the suits:  Church of God in Christ, Inc., Southern California 2nd Jurisdiction, Greater Gospel Temple COGIC and New Direction Ministries COGIC in Yuma, AZ.

According to official court records, the civil suits were filed by Barbara Harris and Ingar Jones  in California’s Superior Court May and June 2011, respectively.

Although the lawsuits do not specify the nature of the suits, Report COGIC Abuse was informed by a legal source that both cases involve sexual violations.

Court Cases

Barbara Harris

Ingar Jones

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