A couple that owns a home on property leased from Glorieta Conference Center has asked a judge to set a trial date in a case the Southern Baptist Convention claims is an internal church matter outside the court’s domain.
Residents of Glorieta Conference Center are contesting the sale of leased property on which their homes are built.
Kirk and Susie Tompkins of Little Rock, Ark., allege LifeWay lacks authority to dispose of the conference center without the approval of messengers at two consecutive annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention.
A federal lawsuit claims that LifeWay Christian Resources overstepped its authority by disposing of Glorieta Baptist Conference Center without approval from messengers at two consecutive SBC annual meetings.
Leaseholders of property at Glorieta Conference Center received a letter outlining new options from Glorieta 2.0, the Christian camping group buying the center from LifeWay Christian Resources.
New owners say they may add options to a list that some current leaseholders say undervalues their holdings at the New Mexico facility.
Baptists who have built on property leased from Glorieta Conference Center face some big decisions in renegotiating with the property's new owners.