Tony Spell has been in the news a lot lately, especially after his arrest for a handwritten protest sign in New Orleans. This is not the first time he has made headlines. He has been the victim of a string of terrible headlines in recent years, including being arrested for using his religious authority to undermine efforts to curb the spread of the swine flu pandemic in Louisiana.
While Tony Spell has always had a passion for the church, he has also spent the majority of his adult life in the private sector. He has worked for DR Horton and as a millwright. His net worth is estimated at around $140 million. With the new contract that he has signed with the Bucks, his net worth will probably continue to rise.
The incident also prompted the arrest of controversial pastor Tony Spell, who is now wanted on a charge of aggravated assault. During the incident, Spell was driving his church bus when he saw the protester and had backed up the bus toward him. He later posted bail and was released from jail after the incident. His supporters were happy to see him walk out of jail and give him a standing ovation.
The Rev. Tony Spell was also suspended from preaching during the coronavirus shutdown, but he did not stop holding church services. In mid-March, he held a weeknight service in Central, violating the governor’s order that prohibited the public from gathering. It is unclear how much of a base salary he makes, but it may be in the millions.
There are several people with whom Spell has dealt. His son Anner Daniel Gomez is 22 years old. He is the son of Salvador Spell, who emigrated from El Salvador in the late 1980s. He works as a contractor and a restaurateur, and he is heavily involved in a breakfast program in his church. He feeds around 600 children a week. His religious activities have earned him some criticism in the secular world. For example, he once purchased a home from Monique Wallace, but the subsequent owner sued her.
Spell’s pastorate has also drawn media attention. His in-person church services have attracted controversy for defying the state’s stay-at-home order for pastors. He also has been criticized for his “PastorSpellStimulusChallenge,” a fundraising campaign for his churches. However, the pastor has been able to remain in the public eye despite the controversy.
During the outbreak of the coronavirus in Louisiana, Spell defied the governor’s order to stay at home, and stepped into pews. He hugged worshipers and placed his hands on their foreheads in prayer. His comments are reminiscent of Jim Jones’ famous “don’t be afraid of dying” speech.