Man claiming to be pastor charged with fraud

Police accuse Supreme Joyner, 28, of fraud

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Supreme Joyner identified himself on social media as a youth pastor, a motivational speaker and a book writer. 

On Facebook, he claimed to be the president and pastor of Impact Lives 4 Christ Ministries. But as far as the Internal Revenue Service is concerned, the church doesn't exist.

The 28-year-old's authored books were nowhere to be found. And his YouTube channel had one "encouraging" video. 

"When prayer becomes a habit miracles become your lifestyle," Joyner's said on his LinkedIn account. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested him for fraud, after a woman said he opened a credit card account in her name and he gave her two fraudulent checks to deposit in her account.

On Saturday, Joyner was back on Facebook professing his innocence. 

"I'm out," he said in his post. "The devil can't hold a good man." 


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