Pastor Fred Jenkins

Pastor Fred Jenkins formed St. Luke’s Pentecostal Church in the Town of North Hempstead back in 1979.  The church leased basement space; it rented for years as it saved to buy a permanent home.  In 1997, St. Luke’s finally purchased a piece of property, with a partially constructed church already built.  The Church spent the next two years seeking the Town’s permission to complete the construction.  And then, shortly after the Church finally obtained a court judgment allowing it to build, the Town moved to condemn the property.

  • October 4, 2000    |   Private Property

    New York Eminent Domain

    Hopelessly Rigged: New Yorkers Try to Save Their Property

    The abuse of eminent domain—where government takes private property against the owner’s will—is a nationwide problem. But for years, New York property owners faced a particularly outrageous system not only fraught with abuse, but set up to prevent property owners from challenging such abuse under state procedures. On Wednesday, October 4, 2000, the Washington, D.C.-based…

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