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Church in Nebraska may build new facility after reaching settlement with village

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WALTHILL, Neb. (WOWT) – A settlement was reached Thursday with the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, and World Light Gospel Ministries according to the First Liberty Institute.

The church may construct a facility on Main Street for worship, ministry, and business ventures.

“Light of the World Gospel Ministries is thrilled to now be able to more effectively serve the region and help revitalize the community,” said Roger Byron, senior counsel at First Liberty Institute. “Light of the World will transform the dilapidated and undeveloped property into a new space to serve all the inhabitants of the village. We are grateful to the United States Department of Justice for their assistance in this matter, and we are grateful to the village officials for reaching this settlement.

The Light of the World Gospel Ministries sued the village of Walthill in 2018 for “revoking or refusing numerous permits,” as the statement said.

It was reported that the US Department of Justice filed a separate lawsuit against the village in 2020.

“We are grateful that we can now bring the light and love of Jesus to our community and help revitalize our city,” said Paul Malcomson, Pastor of Light of the World. “We just want to live in peace, worship and serve our neighbors.”

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