Ian deGroot, Thompson’s accountant whom regularly act as the treasurer for Maranatha,…
DeGroot mentioned bankruptcy proceeding filings confirmed Visser’s business due around $800,000 to about several members of Maranatha or her businesses, such as the Thompsons. DeGroot additionally provided records of Thompson’s debts to Visser’s people.
Thompson mentioned as he discovered that Visser wasn’t gonna pay your back once again, the guy registered a lawsuit against Visser and church in an attempt to recover their funds. (Thompson said his lawyer advised suing for $1 million because plaintiffs typically have half the things they need and Thompson could happen appropriate costs.)
Thompson put that he and Visser never ever achieved funds as Zacharias’ fit alleged. As an alternative, Thompson stated he fallen the match because Visser moved broke.
Thompson stated he could have nonetheless pursued the match contrary to the chapel together with denomination. But instead, the guy and Lori Anne chose to run within the CRC denomination in an attempt to deliver responsibility.
a€?Significant economic Distressa€?
Both Brad Thompson and Ian deGroot laughed whenever I asked if Thompson was in a€?significant economic distressa€? after his so-called a€?settlementa€? along with his pastor, as Zacharias’ lawsuit alleges.
Similarly, Tamara Battiste, Lori Anne Thompson’s cousin, mentioned: a€?Thompson is a millionaire . . . They don’t wanted cash. They will have never needed money.a€?
Taxation statements the Thompsons gave show that from 2010-2017, the Thompsons made between $193,000-$552,000 each one of those decades.