On June 23, federal agents raided the House of Prayer Church in Hinesville and its other affiliated churches in North Carolina, Washington State, Augusta, Texas and California. The raids stemmed from an investigation after a letter was sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia State Approving Agency by a group called Veterans Education Success in August 2020. In it, the group requested an investigation of alleged abuses of the GI Bill program by House of Prayer Christian Church’s Bible seminaries. The letter was written after Veterans Education Success listened and reported on the various complaints made by former church members to include those who once ran the Bible seminary schools. These whistleblowers felt it was time to be heard and for the fraud to be stopped. The FBI raided but no arrests were made. To this day, no arrests have been made. But Military.com reported that officials from state regulatory agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas disclosed that schools connected to the House of Prayer church had been stripped of their eligibility for GI Bill money.

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