Harvest claims another win against the United Methodist Church in Alabama Supreme Court ruling

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — On Friday, the highest court in Alabama refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Harvest Church in Dothan against the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The fight began early last year when Harvest split from the AWFC and feared the denomination would seize their property. The church then filed a lawsuit and protection order against the AWFC.

The denomination has repeatedly requested the case be thrown out, saying it was a matter that needed to be handled internally and not in a court of law.

However, the Supreme Court disagreed, saying that Harvest’s filing of its deed and organizational documents opened the door to having any property dispute handled in the court system.

The Judges also said the denomination had not provided enough evidence to support the dismissal request.

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