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Dan Iampaglia was an Associate Pastor at The Brooklyn Tabernacle in the 1980s. He and his wife, Elisabeth, lived near the Cymbalas in Brooklyn from the mid 1970s to early 1980s, and then again in Douglaston, NY (Queens) from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s.
According to Sue E. Cruz, Jim Cymbala paid for Dan’s defense attorney, once charges were filed against him for petit larceny when he was accused of stealing money from his own church’s offering plate at The Rock Church.
NBC New York coverage: “Fight Breaks Out at NYC Church”
In the video, the man in the red sweater vest operating as security detail is a current Associate Pastor at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Floyd Johnson.
NY Post coverage: “Pastor Accused of Stealing from Church Bragged About Mob Ties in Sermon”
Christian Post coverage: “NYC Pastor Caught Stealing Money from Church Offering 9 Times Claims He Wasn’t Paid Enough”
In a removed YouTube video documenting the attempted takeover of Rock Church, Dan Iampaglia reportedly told a five-foot woman, “I WILL SLAM YOU.”
Another removed site, “The Takeover of The Rock Church – Daniel Iampaglia and Jim Cymbala”
CBS New York coverage: “UES Church Congregation Goes to Court in Effort to Fire Pastor”
Docket No. 151009-15, Supreme Court, New York County
NY Post follow-up coverage: “Pastor Accused of Stealing from Collection Plate Cleared of Charges”
Why was Pastor Dan Iampaglia cleared of these charges? HOW was he cleared? If Sue E. Cruz is correct and Jim Cymbala did pay for Dan Iampaglia’s defense lawyers, Joseph Indusi and Cary London, did those costs come out of Jim’s own pocket, or did he use The Brooklyn Tabernacle church funds?