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Kim Daniels ministry invokes Irma to stave off foreclosure

In the wake of Hurricane Irma last month, state Rep. Kim Daniels distinguished herself by asserting that “prophets” saw the storm coming.

“Nothing happens except God reveal it to prophets first,” the Jacksonville Democrat observed as the death-dealing superstorm enveloped the peninsula.

God’s revelation apparently has limits, however, and those limits extend to a property owned by one of Daniels’ businesses, Spoken Word Ministries.

The mortgage holder, Freedom Mortgage Corporation, has sought to foreclose on the property since December 2016.

However, those efforts have been successfully forestalled over months. Motions to cancel a sale date have been filed four times — the most recent one, a cancellation of an October sale due to Hurricane Irma, resetting the event to Nov. 8.

Spoken Word Ministries seeks one more cancellation — and, despite the impeccable foresight of prophets in Daniels’ orbit, that cancellation is related to Hurricane Irma.

Spoken Word Ministries needs “time to review damage that the subject property may have sustained,” as well as “potential property insurance issues,” and “eligibility for loss mitigation and other foreclosure avoidance opportunities.”

Though it seems like the prophets may have been able to foresee these issues, and perhaps impose a protective force field around the ministry’s property to protect the parsonage from the storm’s onslaught, the filing does not express that.

Rather, it relies on more quotidian — some might say worldly — exhibits, such as a printout from FEMA asserting that a major disaster declaration was declared.

Left unaddressed in Spoken Word’s filing was how a foreclosure process that was months in the making before the 2017 hurricane season even started should be affected by Irma.

The Davie property was part of an impressive portfolio of parsonages and parson-appropriate vehicles amassed by Spoken Word Ministries, as the divorce filing of Ardell Daniels — the Rep’s now ex-husband — indicated.

Beyond that $860,000 home, the couple acquired other properties, including three Jacksonville homes, a Jacksonville commercial property, and three Central Florida timeshares. The Jacksonville home where Kim Daniels lives was appraised in 2015 at $386,940.

Additionally, Spoken Word Ministries had 13 vehicles, either in the name of the corporation or the husband.

Daniels, meanwhile, maintains impressive earning power; as of her last financial disclosure statement, she made $96,000 from Spoken Word Ministries and just over $100,000 from Kim Daniels Ministries International in 2016.

Daniels’ net worth, per that disclosure document, was just shy of $595,000, with $34,116 in liabilities including two car notes and department store charge cards.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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