By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has ruled that a Greencastle church won't have to repay a court trustee $7,000 that was donated by Mercersburg, Pa., couple before they filed for bankruptcy in January 1995.
The money was given to the Greencastle Baptist Church at 2377 Buchanan Trail by Paul B. and Norma J. Williams, formerly of Mercersburg, Pa., said the Rev. Chuck Schroer, pastor at the time the bankruptcy was filed. Schroer, of Greencastle, left the church in December for other religious pursuits.
The Williamses are living in Texas, Schroer said. They could not be reached for comment.
According to court records, Williams was a deacon and Sunday school teacher in the church. His wife was the church's financial secretary and a youth leader. They joined the church in January 1993 and believed in the practice of tithing - giving 10 percent of their weekly income, court records said.