Norman Scott Edwards of Port Austin, MI has a
newsletter, Servants News that is sent
to people in the Sabbath community. He is listed on this site because of the
actions he took to gain control of what is currently the
Port Austin Bible Campus in Port
Austin, MI from three other trustees, Paul Drieman, Phil Frankford and Terry
Below are documents showing how Norman Scott Edwards
gained control of the ministry, property and Sacred Purpose Trust without the
approval and knowledge of the other three trustees:
Refiled Warranty Deed for Property 1, described in Liber 1048. Liber 1080,
page 418 and page 419.
- While the Sacred Purpose Trust was being prepared that was to include all
four people, the following documents were prepared on April 5, 2004 so the
Community could operate. Note that all four members are listed.
- On April 7, 2004 Norman Scott Edwards emailed
Peter Kershaw a letter listing four trustees. And a April 12, 2004
6-page letter he
posted to occupants living on the former Air Base.
- This is the Assignment of Land Contracts and Purchase Agreement, filed on April
28, 2004, signed by four trustees, known as Liber 1048 (page
223, page 224, page 225,
- Amendment to Liber 1048, dated May 25, 2004,
executed on May 25th, signed by Paul Drieman for PASCC.
- Amendment to Liber 1048, dated May 24, 2004,
executed on June 24th, signed by Norman Scott Edwards for PASCC.
- Warranty Deed for Property 1, described in Liber 1048, dated August 30,
2004, recorded on October 18, 2004 (page
1 and page 2).
- Revised Assignment of Land Contracts and Purchase Agreement, filed on
September 17, 2004, signed by only Norman Scott Edwards, known as Liber 1073 (page
62, page 63, page 64,
- This is the Trust instrument, signed by only Norman Scott Edwards with Norman Scott
Edwards as sole trustee (page
1, page 2, page 3,
page 4, page 5,
page 6). The
existence of this trust instrument and of the refiled land contract was not
disclosed to the other three trustees until October 29, 2004.
- Example of Norman Scott Edwards acting as sole trustee prior to him
disclosing that he was sole trustee: letter to water users dated December 22,
Point 6 under "Authority" section. The other three trustees knew nothing
of this assignment of collection power until after a water bill was sent to
trustee Philip Frankford.
- Dissolution of PASCC ministry and disfellowship of Norman Scott Edwards by
the majority of original trustees, dated October 31, 2004, recorded November
30, 2004 (page 1 and
- Edwards acknowledges the three trustees' authority to dissolve the
ministry in paragraph 5, lines 3, 4, & 5 of Edwards' letter dated January 25, 2005.
- Edwards acknowledges the four men were of equal authority when the four
joined together to establish the trust agreement: note
of the Summary of Events at Port Austin, dated December 20, 2004, and
published by Edwards on the Internet originally at
What we have is a situation where four men started a ministry
and signed a real estate contract as equals and a
Warranty Deed was conveyed to them. Norman Scott Edwards took sole possession of
both contrary to the interests of the other three men.
Edwards then used his authority as sole trustee to evict Frankford from his residence
on trustee property (Dorm #2), and to require of Drieman a day-by day accounting
of Drieman's actions for the fifty (50) days prior to the Dissolution Agreement
to avoid eviction from Dorm #1. He used his authority as sole trustee to sign an
agreement with a coop of which he is the Secretary/Treasurer. And on or about
January 4, 2004, he used his authority to move his family and one student (Anna
Delong) into the residence of Terry Williams and change the
locks of Williams' doors. In March of 2006 Edwards filed a legal action against
Terry Williams to evict him from his residence on the property.
Also included below are Norman Scott Edwards claim of the events listed and
Paul Drieman's response to it:
Norm's summary of his actions
Paul Drieman's answer to the
Terry Williams speaks out