Wave Church street view



This story is about  a fraudulent scheme at the Wave Church.
How much it pays  to become a prominent member
Pastor Steven Kelly flies on a jet to the churches various locations across the U.S .
 Bishop Jakes came to speak at the Wave Church,  and parishioners thought they would be able to do a  meet and greet, but by the time they went to the door he was already gone!



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To become a part

A  Virginia Beach woman claims she participated in a half-million-dollar fraud scheme because she wanted to become a more prominent member of a large Virginia Beach church.

In court documents, an attorney for Bobbie Hillman said his client wanted nothing more than to be accepted at Wave Church.

“Ms. Hillman coveted and later became consumed with being part of the Wave Church family and community,” attorney William Parkhurst wrote.

Hillman, the former president of Commonwealth Title & Abstract in Virginia Beach, is set to be sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa O’Boyle plans to seek a sentence of six to 12 months, while the defense will ask for probation. Regardless, Hillman will be ordered to pay about $532,000 in restitution.

Hillman’s accomplices, Benjamin Julian and Jared Williams, have been convicted and sentenced. Julian, the former owner of a local real estate investment company, received 14 months, and Williams received 25 months.

Both men, who were tied to more fraudulent activity than Hillman, were ordered to pay about $952,000 in restitution.

Josh Kicker, Wave Church’s general manager, said he could not speak to Hillman’s “alleged motives.”

“Wave Church ministers to several thousand people across seven locations each weekend,” Kicker wrote in an email. He explained the church – through its Wave Foundation – supports missionaries across the globe, as well as several local community outreach programs.