Bishop Joseph Walker III, pastor of Nashville’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church and 5 other church leaders are being sued by Valencia Batson and 3 other women for $5,000,000.
Mt. Zion issued a statement: “The only thing this action demonstrates is that anyone can sue, sometimes anonymously, no matter how ridiculous the claims or how sensational the charges. It is truly sad that a church and its leaders can be attacked with such shocking and ugly charges when the apparent motive is to extract huge sums of money from the congregation and its leaders. It appears this action is not a quest for truth or justice, but instead solely for money.”