Virginia pastor and wife indicted for $1.2 million fraud targeting congregation

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (ABC7) – Terry Wayne Millender, 52, the senior pastor at Victorious Life Church in Alexandria, along with his 56-year-old wife Brenda and 55-year-old congregant Grenetta Wells appeared in federal court in Alexandria on Monday. Prosecutors accuse all three of being linked to a $1.2 million fraud against their own congregation.

    The indictment alleges Millender, and others, convinced a number of congregants to serve as investors in his company, called Micro-Enterprise Management Group (MEMG), which gave short-term loans to the poor in developing countries. The company marketed itself as a Christian philanthropic organization.