This just in….from the Commercial Appeal, in Memphis, Tenn.

The state Court of Appeals has dismissed contempt charges against Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s senior pastor Dr. Frank A. Thomas and church leaders, saying Chancery Court lacked jurisdiction in the matter.

“It’s the result I expected all along. We were on the right side of the issue,” said John Golwen, Thomas’ attorney. “No doubt about it, it’s been difficult, but this is a big relief.”

The decision brought to a close a bitter chapter in the storied congregation’s history, one that saw members pitted against church leaders amidst allegations of financial misconduct.

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