SPAC Nation: Rogue Pastors Accused Of Pressuring Youth To Donate Blood For Money For Church Funds

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SPAC Nation: Rogue Pastors Accused Of Pressuring Youth To Donate Blood For Money For Church Funds

A controversial church praised by politicians for its work to tackle knife crime has been accused of “sickening” allegations that some of its pastors pressured young people from the congregation to sell their own blood for money to donate to the church.

HuffPost UK can reveal that some members of SPAC Nation, a church with a large congregation that includes vulnerable young people from impoverished areas, have been taking teenagers to donate blood for medical trials.

The controversial practice is known as “bleeding for seed” in the church and has been described as “vampire-like” exploitation by outraged critics of SPAC Nation.

Youngsters told HuffPost UK that some members go to donate blood and are paid up to £100 by medical trial companies. This money is then handed by the young people over to the church’s pastors.

Traumatised young people who have left the church say the pressure to find money for “seed giving” or cash donations pushes people to desperate lengths to raise money.

SPAC Nation is already embroiled in allegations that some of its pastors pressured young people to take out loans to donate to the church, revealed by a HuffPost UK investigation last month.

The new accusations have strengthened calls for urgent intervention to protect young people still attending the church.

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An evangelical church praised for helping ex-gang members has been accused of financially exploiting young people from its congregation.

One member of charity SPAC Nation said she was persuaded to commit benefit fraud by a trustee, while another said she had a £5,000 loan taken out in her name without her knowledge.

A former senior insider told the BBC that the church "has to be shut down". Kurtis, 23, was one of the church's trusted inner circle until his departure in January this year. He appears in a BBC Panorama investigation into SPAC Nation, which is accused of leaving young people with debts of thousands of pounds.

"Certain leaders shouldn't be around youth, they shouldn't be around anywhere where people are vulnerable," he said. The church's leader Pastor Tobi Adegboyega "has to be held accountable", Kurtis added.

Gracy was 21 when she joined SPAC in 2017. She told Panorama she was encouraged to apply for Universal Credit after her Pastor Ebo Dougan - who is also a trustee of the charity - noticed she had stopped giving money to the church. She handed over her details to Pastor Dougan and someone filled out an online application form on her behalf. She then attended a meeting at the job centre. The BBC has seen messages and documentation that confirm her version of events.

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Sadly these type of organisations exist.

At university there was one who asked their members to tithe 10% of all income.
But their members were nearly all students, hardly people with a standard income.
They were sly, they would approach you for a chat and invite you to sports events...."Join in a five-a-side football game etc"
I got to know one member and asked him about their beliefs.
He told me only 144,000 people in the whole world were true Christians, and the rest of humanity were not true Christians (this included the Archbishop of Canterbury!) and would be going to hell.

I also used to know someone who had immigrated here with a friend in 1980.
The man I knew got a regular job.
His friend set up a church.
The regular man lived in a council house.
The church man lived in a larger house, had expensive suits, and bought a new car every year...BMWs, Mercedes etc.
 

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Documentary about SPAC.


Mariam Mbula seems to have it all.

But this self-styled entrepreneur is actually a career con artist who has served time all over Europe. Mariam is currently a senior pastor with a notorious church: SPAC Nation.

SPAC Nation claims it is helping disadvantaged young people – but former members say that its leaders, including Mariam, encourage young congregants to take out loans and give huge sums to the church. A criminal investigation is currently underway into allegations of fraud and other offences relating to individuals associated with SPAC Nation, according to police.

SPAC Nation denies that the church is financially exploiting young people. It said the church has a "robust complaints procedure" and "a well-run disciplinary system". ...

Watch the full documentary Catch Her if You Can on iPlayer

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-54818692
 
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