Poplar Bluff church to be evicted - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff church to be evicted

Posted: Updated:
It's been serving as a place of worship in Poplar Bluff for 11 years and now the Emmanuel House of Praise found out they have to move. It's been serving as a place of worship in Poplar Bluff for 11 years and now the Emmanuel House of Praise found out they have to move.
Pastor Leroy Williams said this church has come a long way in its 11 years. Pastor Leroy Williams said this church has come a long way in its 11 years.
Now, Williams said that is all in jeopardy. They received this notice from the Clark Law Firm telling them their month-to-month lease will not be renewed. Now, Williams said that is all in jeopardy. They received this notice from the Clark Law Firm telling them their month-to-month lease will not be renewed.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • State fire marshal investigating West Frankfort high rise building fires

    State fire marshal investigating West Frankfort high rise building fires

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:27:38 GMT
    West Frankfort Fire Department was sent out to the Anna Gray High Rise Building on Main Street for five different fire calls throughout the day on Saturday. 
    West Frankfort Fire Department was sent out to the Anna Gray High Rise Building on Main Street for five different fire calls throughout the day on Saturday. 
  • Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:42:32 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:00:23 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

It's been serving as a place of worship in Poplar Bluff for 11 years and now the Emmanuel House of Praise found out they have to move.

"We have a lot of youth," said Pastor Leroy Williams. "They love to come to church because they get a chance to praise God in their own way. They get a chance to sing and they get a chance to dance."

Pastor Leroy Williams said this church has come a long way in its 11 years.  

"We have tried to build up the ministry," Williams said. "There are so many great highlights that has happened."

Now, Williams said that is all in jeopardy. They received this notice from the Clark Law Firm telling them their month-to-month lease will not be renewed.

They must remove their belongings and leave the property by September 1.

In the lease, it states the owner may enter the building without notice and renter has permission to call directly for any immediate repair of plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning. That's something Williams said they paid themselves.

"We've replaced the roof, we've worked on our plumbing and wiring here, all the maintenance in this church," Williams said. "We have taken care of for 11 years."

Williams said he can't believe this is happening but wants people to know, he plans on fighting it.

"So we are fighting for the church," Williams said. "We are fighting for God's house."

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.