Answer to the question: Can a church corporation be changed to a trust?

Question received:

From: _____________________________ Date: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM Subject: Weblog title Subject: Trust

Message Body:
Can a church corporation be changed to a trust?

My Reply:

Jerald Finney To:_________________ Sep 10 at 2:09 PM

Dear _______________,

No, a church corporation cannot be changed to a trust. A church corporation can be dissolved. A trust relationship can be established by a church.

A corporation is created by man’s law at the request of a church to the secretary of state in the state the church applies for incorporation.

The common law trust relationship has come down through time immemorial and was not the creation of man’s law. A church who establishes such a relationship actually organizes the church according to Bible principle. I explain more about this relationship in the following articles:

The Church Bible Trust Relationship Explained and How a Church Can Nulli…

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For a good overall study of church incorporation, church 501(c)(3) and 508 status, see

Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches – Spiritual or Legal Entities?

Feel free to give me a call should you wish to discuss your particular situation.

God bless you and yours.

For His Glory,
Brother Jerald Finney