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Bank Takes Over Church Property

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The lot that Faith Christian Family Church sits on is now owned by Suntrust. The latest appraisal of the lot on Back Beach Road was $3.3 million.

The church had filed for bankruptcy in May of 2011, keeping Suntrust from putting the property on the chopping block even earlier.

After an online auction by the Bay County Clerk of Courts this morning, Suntrust held the max bid for the property and now takes over ownership.

The church also has a controversial past involving its Pastor Marcus Bishop. Bishop and the county have been in a battle over back taxes owed on Bishop's previous multi-million dollar parsonage.