It’s a stately home for the pastor of a humble church. In 2015, Phil Rizzo — who leads City Baptist Church in Hudson County — and his wife, Jennifer, paid $1.55 million for a five bedroom, seven bath home on six secluded acres in New Vernon, Morris County, about 45 minutes away from the church.
In 2017, the Rizzos sold the house for $1.65 million, according to public records. The buyer: City Baptist Church. Rizzo has said his family still lives in the house — property tax free.
The home’s Zillow listing says it was sold in 2017 for $165,000, but public records, which list it as a property tax-exempt parsonage, show a sum of $1.65 million.
Read the full article. Curiously, Rizzo’s church has only one other known employee. On Twitter, he spreads the usual Trumpian lies about the election and the “left wing” rioters at the US Capitol. In his campaign video below, he appears with the covidiot New Jersey gym owner (and convicted killer drunk driver) who is offering free memberships to anybody who refuses to get vaccinated.
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