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Old 09-15-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Hello Everyone!

Every now and then I drive past a very big Mansion on Sugar Creek and I've always wondered what exactly it was! It looks like a palace of some sort...wayyyy too big to be anyone's home. It sits south of WT Harris and north of Nevin Rd. Just curious, what is this place?

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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You must be talking about the tacky one with the lions out front? I have heard that it is the pastor's home for the tiny church adjacent to the property.

Can you say "building fund"?
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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You canNOT be serious! It's about 10x the size of the church (the really colorful one next to it?)! Please tell me you are kidding :-) Can someone else prove me and PeytonC wrong!
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I grew up in that area - unless I'm mistaken, that was the home of Sweet Daddy Grace, a founding pastor of the United House of Prayer for All People. I don't know much about the church itself, but I do know Sweet Daddy was well-loved by his congregants.
Legacy of Sweet Daddy Grace - SoulOfAmerica

My school bus used to go by there, and I remember whispers of golden Rolls Royces...
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Sounds like the congregation helped him get rich. I've seen those churches in different areas around Charlotte, including the one beside the "Palace of Lions".
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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I grew up in that area - unless I'm mistaken, that was the home of Sweet Daddy Grace, a founding pastor of the United House of Prayer for All People. I don't know much about the church itself, but I do know Sweet Daddy was well-loved by his congregants.
Legacy of Sweet Daddy Grace - SoulOfAmerica

My school bus used to go by there, and I remember whispers of golden Rolls Royces...
I am a long time charlotte native. I recall "sweet daddy grace' He was a very important person in black religious community. They showered him with finacial offerings .
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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Oh, wow! I will have to read up on this. I, in no way meant to disrespect the church or the Pastor. Thanks for the information. I am going to pay closer attention next time I drive by
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Sounds like the congregation helped him get rich.
That's what mega churches are all about!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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tacky, tacky, tacky.
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