The current controversy surrounding Reverend Acen Phillips isn't the first time his financial dealings have made the news. Ten years ago,Westword
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reported on his penchant for fancy cars and fleecing members of his church's flock; for the full story, gohere
And Shelly Lowe, the deceased woman at the center of the story breaking this week -- she allegedly signed a life insurance policy with Phillips' church as the beneficiary -- also made a guest appearance in Westword years ago, in a story about the Lowry redevelopment; read about that here.