Prayer Palace Ministries Scandal

We wrote Mr. & Mrs. Melnichuk, the founders of the church, twenty five years ago in 1991. In news bulletins the church is described as a mammoth evangelical church in Toronto, Ontario. The pastor Paul Melnichuk was charged with five counts of sexual assault in 2014 and is currently facing trial. We recently learned of the details of the trial and wanted to share with you our earlier communication, to show that our message had been indeed according to the Spirit of truth (John 14:17). It also serves as confirmation that a house built on the wrong foundation will fall (Matthew 7:24-27).

For more details of the history of the church and an earlier investigation into the business practices of the church, we invite you to Google ‘Paul Melnichuk Prayer Palace.’ There has also been a lot of discussion on the House and Estate he built in King City, north of Toronto, and invite you to Google ‘Paul Melnichuk House’ for more details.

Meanwhile and despite the dutiful tithing by the members, Paul Melnichuk and his 40-year-old twin sons, Tim and Tom – lead lavish lives in contrast to the mainly working-class black families that make up the bulk of the church.

Between them, the pastors have amassed a real estate fortune worth about $12 million. Each owns a multi-million-dollar country estate north of Toronto (Tim's is worth as much as $5.5 million), they share a Florida vacation villa, and the pastors and their wives drive luxurious cars – among them a Porsche Cayenne SUV, a Lexus RX 330 SUV and a Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 convertible.

It has been reported that the congregants of the church are largely unaware of the pastors' extravagant lifestyles.

The following is a copy of our letter, which has been communicated to Reporters of the Toronto Daily Star and the Globe and Mail, who have provided details of the trial .

View Our Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Melnichuk

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