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Bank sues former pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville for over $700,000

The former pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville is not commenting on a new lawsuit he is facing.

First-Citizens Bank says pastor Charles Stovall Weems, his wife and the companies they control have defaulted on several loans.

The bank says Weems owes it $716,123.14. Read the full lawsuit below:

Weems Complaint by ActionNewsJax on Scribd

In April, an investigation was released on Weems, the founding pastor of the church.

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The 22-page report accused Weems of using church money for his personal benefit, as well as creating a culture of fear and intimidation.

Weems stepped down before the report was made public.

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