Saw this on the news last night...
This paragraph was especially interesting:
What safeguards exist to prevent something like this from happening at a Church of the Nazarene?In 2007, The Kansas City Star reported that hundreds of members had left First Family Church in previous years over concerns about financial accountability. The newspaper also found that the church was structured in a way that provided little financial oversight.
Shortly after that, the Kansas attorney general launched an investigation into the finances of the Rev. Jerry Johnston and his church after receiving complaints alleging that Johnston had misused church money. The investigation was later closed, an attorney general spokesman said, because it did not find any activity that violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.