A Preacher on Trial

Smith, Vern E.
February 1999
Newsweek;2/8/1999, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p38
Looks at the scandal involving Reverend Henry J. Lyons, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, the largest African-American religious group in the country. The theft and racketeering case against the Florida preacher; His defense team to argue that the scandal is a misunderstanding about the way the convention handles its money; How Lyons is running for a second five-year term as convention president; The incident that attracted state investigators to the preachers financial dealings.


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