I have a day off today, and the lady friend and I were doing what any red-blooded American should do at 10:30 am on a Friday- Watching Maury Povich.
While anxiously awaiting the result of yet another paternity test, the following commercial pop
ped up and I was awestruck.
I did a couple of google searches and found that 55 Moore Street in East Boston is a church: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. And the first article I saw was from the Boston Globe, saying:
It’s been five months since the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God bought the old Saint Mary Star of the Sea church in East Boston , putting $1.8 million into the pocket of a photographer who flipped the property.
But to outsiders, the neighborhood’s new Pentecostal church remains a mystery. And the sale of the property remains a question mark.
A woman who answered the phone for the Brazilian-based Universal Church at its Downtown Crossing location refused to say whether the East Boston church is open. “We’re not interested in any publicity,” she said, declining to give her name or that of the church’s Boston leader.
But, that was from 2007.
A few searches later, and it seems like the church is a cult of some kind:
- Miracles. Exorcism. Catholic-bashing. Going for broke in the Universal Church.
- A blog with a category devoted to the church
- Universal Church of the Kingdom of God UCKG Pastors Row