Stedfast Baptist Pator Jonathan Shelley After being evicted from their former location in Hurst earlier this year, Stedfast Baptist Church and its pastor, Jonathan Shelley, are being sued by the landlord at that location, who alleges that Shelley and members of his congregation damaged the property before moving out.

The lawsuit was  filed June 17 with the Tarrant County District Clerk by Fellowship of the Sword Inc., which owns the commercial space at 700 W.

Bedford Euless Road, Ste. A, in Hurst. The lawsuit claims that Stedfast Baptist — after being ordered to do so first by a justice of the peace and then by a county court at law judge following a trial — finally vacated the space “on or around March 5” this year, but not before “substantially damag[ing] the premises while moving out . …” The church neither “neither repaired nor remedied the damage” and therefore violated the lease agreement they had signed.