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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Officer of the Church Corporation

Volume 1 . Chapter 3 . § 3-02
Key point 3-02. A minister has no legal right to serve as president of the church corporation unless authorized to do so in the church's governing documents.

A minister has no inherent right to be the president of the church corporation. The office of president is one that is filled according to the charter and bylaws of the church. Although the minister is customarily named president of the corporation, this is not a legal requirement.

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