Houston Pastor banned from COGIC but leaves with church property

HOUSTON – Bishop Gary Emerson Scott was bad business from the beginning but Bishop Prince E. Bryant failed to vet him and refused to discipline him even when reports of sexual misconduct and marital infidelity arrived at his office. In the end, it was the Olive Branch COGIC that was left broken, shattered and reeling from the destruction a ravenous wolf unleashed on them by their own bishop.

A licensed evangelist and 50 year member of the COGIC told Report COGIC Abuse she was devastated about the condition of the church she loves so much.

Scott (on his third marriage) was appointed pastor of the church after the death of its former pastor, but members say Bishop Bryant intentionally overlooked the man’s terrible reputation in an effort to beef up the Texas SouthCentral jurisdiction in his run for the General Board. Scott allegedly pastored another nonCOGIC church called Trinity Fellowship but that church was dying a slow death.

Although married, Scott sexually harrassed at least 3 women in the congregation.  But one member’s letter and call to West Angeles and a threat to sue the national church, hastened an immediate and personal response from both Bishop Charles Blake and his chief church lawyer Enoch Perry III.  An investigation found Scott guilty.

Intervention?

In short, Blake and Perry investigated and removed Scott from the church with orders to Bryant not to allow him on COGIC property again for any reason. Read the Official Letter about the investigation and subsequent banning of Gary Scott from COGIC.

The two denominational leaders departed, but the nightmare for the remaining members of the Olive Branch Church was far from over. And to add to their injuries, Bishop Bryant refused to help them recover.

Despite the order banning Scott from the premises, he confiscated church property and formed another nonCOGIC church. The Olive Branch has sued to get church property returned but told Report COGIC Abuse, they have received no assistance from Bishop Prince Bryant. Members tell RCA that they do not believe Perry or Bishop Blake are aware that Bryant is not following the mandates of the letter. They plan to repetition get the national church’s assistance.

According to church trustees who spoke with us, Bishop Bryant forged a “deal” with Gary Scott for the Olive Branch Church to go into the building [he had been banned from] at 10:00 am on Sundays for church.  Scott and his new Impact Worship Center church would have church at 12:00 noon because he protested his name was on the leased building and he was not leaving. At that meeting Bryant described Scott as a “good man” despite the proven charges against him.

Members from the Olive Branch Church were ordered by Enoch Perry not to go anywhere near Scott. Using that distance, Scott took the contents and started another nondenominational church (Impact Christian Center) with COGIC contents. The trustees of the church met again with Bishop Bryant in hopes of  retrieving the contents of the church but were told according to them that “he [Bryant] had a name to keep and if we wanted the contents we would have to seek legal representation and the Jurisdiction would not help us financially in any form to retrieve anything”.

Church still suffering

Already suffering behind almost 2 years of Gary Scott’s wickedness, the church was forced to file with small claims court charging Gary Scott with theft.

Scott’s bio says he “…grew his membership from ninety to over a thousand members in less than five years and led him, in 2010, to become the Senior Pastor of the Impact Christian Center COGIC in Houston, Texas, thus making him One Pastor with Two Denominations” (his bold). Like many false prophets, deception is part of their ability to continue getting money and sexual favors from unsuspecting people.

The ministry pastor said, “All of our reports for 2011 were paid in full to the Jurisdiction and the National, however Bishop Bryant chose not to help us in any form and The Olive Branch has not heard from Bishop Bryant since February of 2012. We had to find a place to worship, and Greater Emmanuel COGIC  has allowed us to worship with them.”

As of today, the Olive Branch church is a church with no peace and no help.

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  1. August 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    The is a rebuttal to this article, on behalf of the Impact Christian Center formerly the Olive Branc COGIC we the members disagree with the allegations in this article. We are not broken, shattered, and we are not reeling from the destruction of a ravenous wolf unleashed by our own bishop but we are reeling from the destruction by this group of people who are leashing these attacks against our church and our great leader.

    Bishop Bryant came to the Olive Branch only to find out he had been mislead about the congregation wanting to get rid of Bishop Scott, what he saw for himself was that the vast majority of the Olive Branch stood with Bishop Scott. On that night there were only 4 people left in the church. Since our voice couldn’t be heard we chose to leave the COGIC and changed our name to the Impact Christian Center. We are the same members we are in the same location and what is here belongs to Impact Christian Center. Bishop Scott did not take anything. As a matter of fact Bishop G. Emerson Scott does not even get a salary from the church, how many pastors make that sacrifice?

    The Impact Christian Center pray that you would stop the attacks on the reputation of Bishop G. Emerson Scott by publishing false and malicious things that slander and injure the character of our great leader!

    • August 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Its understandable that you would want to defend a wolf and false teacher like Gary Scott, but the letter from COGIC national is posted for all to see and he was found GUILTY of the charges brought against him. If you wanted your rebuttal to have any legitimacy you would respond to the specificities.

    • hizqueen
      August 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      I was once under the leadership of “your great leader” and because of who and how he is I almost turned away from God. It is hard to believe he could be called by God and trust me I know that the gift and the call is without repentance but this man has destroyed the life of every person he has encountered (florida, texas, louisiana) and if you stick around you will be included. He has caused people million dollar debt, he has slept with or defiled in one way or another far more than the three women mentioned, he has stolen, lied, and manipulated men and women, married for money, and has commented that he only needs people around to get what he wants then he is done, he has said he has no friends and needs no one because everybody needs him, not to mention kisses men and married a lesbian. Now tell me what you think about your great leader?

    • R.E. Stidham
      August 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      According to the rules and regulations of COGIC, all property inside, all fixtures belong to COGIC. That Jurisdictional Bishop has failed to protect the property of COGIC which is a chargeable offense. If there was no vote taken, General Secretary notified, then all real property belongs to COGIC. Just ask the General Counsel to explain it to you. COGIC has sued churches for this type of thing.

      • August 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

        If the bishop cant follow the rules especially when they were spelled out to him in a letter from the church’s legal department, it makes you wonder if the bishop is following God’s rules spelled out for him in the bible. Hopefully the members of Olive Branch will go forward and press legally to retain and recover what their bishop refuses to do.

        • R.E. Stidham
          August 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          I agree and it also points to their selective enforcement of the rules.

    • 2mothersluv
      September 2, 2012 at 5:02 am

      So Sad, he still uses weak women to make a fool out of. He enjoys using women, because real men do not play his games at all. Impact evidently is small and weak and he has captivated the minds of the people with lies, and deceit. You would take up for a low down dirty fool and then you all look like fools. If Bishop Byant told you that he thought the whole church wanted hiim gone then he is sick in the mind as well, he did violate over half the church, however sexual harrassment is not a church matter its an individual(s) matter.Go ahead and think you are headed somewhere with him you ought to be ashame to even say you ever knew God, to protect this demonic spirit. You dont even recognize that you are being used, and he doesnt get a salary–you say, well he gets it one way or the other the same he gets at Trinity. You people are sadder than sad and you better repent and get form under him while you still have a little life, otherwise you are destined for hell, and that is a fact!

  2. 2mothersluv
    August 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    such a small world. i was once a member of trinity. i never thought that this wolf would ever be uncovered. here are ten things that ive learned about him:

    1. he has no boudaries
    2. he cant keep his hands or mouth off of women
    3. he is a master manipulator and deceiver
    4. he is a liar and thief
    5. he’s caused million $ liens on parishioners
    6. he is a user
    7. he uses people against one another
    8. he sleeps with members of his church
    9. he does not submit or yield to authority
    10. his ministry has dwindled from 2k+ to 40

    i feel so much better to know that I am a VICTOR and not a VICTIM. Thank you COGIC!

  3. 2mothersluv
    August 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    oh i forgot to say, he is and has been connected to eddie long. he calls him dad and obviously has learned so much from him

  4. prophetstand11
    August 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Yes finally God has exposed (Openly). I am not rejoicing or gloating. I was a member of Trinity briefly and ran for my life (fled). Thank God for discernment, the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus. There is a pattern of unethical/ ungodly behavior. I was disappointed that COGIC would allow Scott known also known as (GE) to roam freely, but commend the Body of Christ (COGIC) for removing him “after the fact”. Bishop Bryant compromised when opening up innocent souls to this wolf. God will forgive you if you confess your faults. Never go with what is perceived as popular, but holy and righteous. You bring curses (judgment) on innocent people, their destinies are stifled when they are subjected to foolishness and wickedness by a professing bishop, pastor, apostle, prophet, etc.

    Scott has a history of:
    1) Sexual violations (perversion, lust, etc) prides himself on, “I am David” to justify his actions and often stated, “God will forgive me so don’t judge me”. Many people have been hurt by the consequences of his actions. Trinity was a “dirty house” due to the sin starting with leadership and those that perpetuated (covered it up so long).” Former leaders, ministers, deacons, deacon family leaders, intercessors, armourbearers, etc who knew and stayed in the slime you must repent for compromising. I Corinthians 5:6
    2) False Gifts masked as the “power of God”, the gifts are without repentance. His became tainted and defiled. satan masks himself as a “angel of light” and can preach eloquently, sing, cast out demons, lay hands on the sick, prophesy, (Refer to scriptures) Matthew 7:22, Romans 11:29, II Corinthians 11:14.
    3) Narcissistic Personality, a crisis these days in clergy which is mental illness; (psychopath) simply a depraved mind. Many in ministry like this one have tapped into a demonic realm and now they are Romans 1 (Reprobate).
    4) Ungodly Business Deals, Covenant Breaker, Money Taker, & Housebreaker $$$
    5) Operating in the occult, divination and witchcraft because of the doors he opened to the flock due to the abominations. No wonder the witches, warlocks, and nymphs were always in the services and wrecking havoc. It was not a move of God people, but flesh and strong delusion.
    6) Unrepentant, rebellion, submits to no one. COGIC for more (vetting) there are many you can call. Simply he is a renegade, prodigal who does not submit to real spiritual authority. Many credible men and women of God have tried to counsel, correct in love, and warn in the past. He is defiant and a man out of control.

    Those persons who were involved sexually with him (violated, raped, touched, kissed, incest with men, women, teens, etc ) now is the time to come out of denial, hiding and seek the healing hand of God and repentance for those persons who disrespected his first wife and children. Seek out a Christian (sound) Counselor, Wise Pastor, Support Group for persons who have been sexually abused, violated, Professional Therapist or Law Enforcement if needed since the Body of Christ failed in many areas in regards to accountability to protect you from the wiles. There are some safe places.

    Persons who were affiliated break those ungodly (soul-ties) cords in the spirit and natural from years ago. Go on a fast and consecration period if needed to be cleansed from the stench of that place and purify your soul, spirit, and body. Jesus can set you free today! You no longer have to walk in shame. Romans 8:1 Also to everyone reading this post, in this hour trust your radar (senses) when God shows you a fool, blatant sin in these churches and pastors flee from it (RUN). People stop giving money out of emotions /hype and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in giving to churches so that you will not be ruined financially. Know who to give to freely as the Holy Spirit leads.

    To ALL Former members of Trinity & and Olive Branch church allow God to heal your soul, there are some good pastors and sane churches still left in Houston , other areas, and the Body of Christ. Forgive Scott and those who knew of his error, deception, & pride. Next allow God to vindicate, restore your spirit, soul, and body. Remember put no trust in man, but God. Repent if you made Scott an idol (baal). You were deceived and gave honor to him and not God because you were possibly vulnerable, gullible, etc. Forgive yourself please.

    Am I judging? Yes, Scripture states we should judge, the Bible makes it very clear that Christians have the authority to expose false teachers. 1 Tim. 5:20 says, “Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.” 2 Tim. 3:16 states – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” In 2 Cor. 11:1-15, Paul inform the church in Corinth that they were following false teachers….John 7:24 says that we are to “Judge with righteous judgment” – meaning that we are commanded to exercise (sound)moral and doctrinal discernment.

    In Romans 16:17-18, Paul commands believers to “note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.”

    In the first Book of Timothy, Paul judges the false doctrines of Hymenenaeus and Alexander. “Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith. Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.” (1 Tim. 1:19-20)

    In 1 John 4:1, it says to “Test the spirits to see whether they are of God.” In order to “test the spirits”, we must judge them.

    In 1 Cor. 5:12, it states, “Do you not judge those who are inside?” This verse clearly indicates that Christians should judge sinful acts, which include those who teach false doctrines within the church.

    This post is not to slander or libel; scriptures states we shall know the truth, and the truth will make us free. John 8:32. These are FACTS and real eyewitness accounts. 2 Corinthians 13:1. I personally know of many persons damaged. Scott can be restored and forgiven, however he must do it God’s way and not his way any longer. I am reminded of a message he did years ago, “Healing For The Soul”. A charge is being made to Scott! Step down from the title of bishop, pastor, etc and receive the healing, deliverance, and counsel, you have needed personally for a long season and allow the “real power” of God to change your (soul) or suffer the consequences. Also if you (Impact/Scott) have property (assets) that belong to the church of God in Christ (Body of Christ)(Olive Branch) do what is honorable and return them. The former members who trusted you and you got them in a financial mess, be man enough to reach out to the people, admit wrong, repent, and try to make wrong right. If you confess your sins, one to another, God can cleanse (soul) and grant mercy.

  5. 2mothersluv
    September 2, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Prophet I thank God for you and God has used you in a mighty way to shed the light on G E Scott. I was a member of Trinity and he was horrible and hurt so many people, in so many different ways. You are right everyone has tried to talk to him, and he has no desire to listen to anyone. He’s not confidential and will lie his way out of anything and lie on his members. He wants to control and just like you say he practices withchcraft. I am so glad that this hour has come to expose the true “wolf” that he is and prayerfully now many people can heal and continue to come forth on him for the violations and wrong acts that he has done. He said “Nobody tells him what to do” but I thank God for COGIC telling him and showing him what to do. He is a pathetic human being and will pay for the lives he has cause to have issues, as well as the marriages he destroyed. He thinks he is God and knows how to decieve,manipulate, and lie to have his way. Thank God for whoever was bold enough to turn him in so that justice can be served according to the lives he has ruined. He needs help and should not be allowed to preach in any pulpit until he is dealt with and gets the help that he needs. Tinity better heed to the call whoever is still there, and Impact should have did what the National Church told them to do rather than be persuaded by him and start a new church
    with COGIC contents. What Kind of people are they? I guess they enjoy being talked about and drug in the mud !!!!!!! Poor People ! May God give his people a chance to repent and leave that spirit of deceit, and allow them to heal and return their faith to God!

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