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Category: Church Property Disputes/Denominational Splits

Church Property Disputes/Denominational Splits

Local Church retains its property in denominational dispute in California

On May 5, 2023, The Honorable Terry Green, Los Angeles Circuit Court Judge entered a judgment dismissing a religious property lawsuit filed by the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad denomination (“the KPCA”), against the individual session / board of director members of Young-Nak Church Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, California and Young-Nak Church. This religious property dispute over a 9,000-member congregation having vast real estate holdings near downtown Los Angeles was largely premised on Young-Nak Church’s disaffiliation from the KPCA and its subsequent efforts to maintain rights to control its own property.

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