Amendments Passed Without Approval Of Church Convention Are Void
Foundation can’t unilaterally amend documents to eliminate control of parent group
An appellate court in Missouri has affirmed a trial court decision holding that the Missouri Baptist Foundation can’t unilaterally amend its governing documents to eliminate the right of the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention to approve such changes. The Court of Appeals has held that changes in the documents without the Convention’s prior review and approval are void. ( The Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention v. Missouri Baptist Foundation , Ct. of App., MO, Western Dist., No. WD 78034, 5/24/16. ) The Convention has been fighting for many years against break-away affiliates and in 2014 lost a 14 year fight against a conference center that broke away...
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