(HOUSTON, TX) [About News] One of the more ‘outspoken’ pastors leading the campaign against Houston’s Equal Right Ordinance is not a city of Houston resident according to City and County records.
Stephen Riggle better known as ‘Steve Riggle’ is the founding pastor and currently the senior pastor of a Houston-headquartered megachurch, Grace Community Church, and is an executive member of the Houston Area Pastors Council, the organization leading the fight against H.E.R.O.
In order to vote in city elections, one must reside in the city. To run a campaign that supports discrimination, and attacks Houston’s openly lesbian mayor; all while hiding behind the ‘cloth;’ can do so from the plush confines of a lake front estate in another county, or state. All paid for by the ‘flock.’
Harris County voter records have both Stephen and his wife Rebecca “Becky” Riggle registered at 14814 Elk Hill Ct, Houston TX 77062, an address near his landmark church on the south side of Houston. Property records indicate he has never owned this home.
Becky, the wife of Steve, spoke in front of city counsel and told council member Ellen Cohn that “businesses have a right to refuse service to Jews.”
Texas driver’s license records indicate and register them at a lakefront-gated compound in Montgomery, Texas. Just one of the multi-million dollar properties in the gated community the Riggle’s own according to county tax records.
Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) records show the luxury estate in Montgomery county valued at over $2 millions dollars. The home features 8,000 square feet, a lake front view, golf course, private dock for the ‘Lord’s’ yacht, and of course a private helipad.
Riggle and his wife are the subjects of a motion picture in production named “Between the Gates“, which highlights how God led them to safety when they were taken hostage after a prison break during a mission trip to the Philippines.