agreement, to prevent any further interference with the operation of the school to the detriment of the children, and
prevent the further collection of unauthorized rent.
Uplift is an open enrollment charter school which does business as Prime Prep Academy. The school started in 2012, and currently has campuses in Fort Worth and Dallas. The Fort Worth campus serves approximately 270 students in grades kindergarten through 6
grade. The Fort Worth campus consists of two buildings, a church building owned by Charity Church located at 4400 Panola Ave., Fort Worth, Texas (the Church Premises), and the building at 613 Griggs Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas (the Austin Building), which is located directly behind the Church Premises. This lawsuit centers around
Uplift’s right to use the Church Premises, and
the continuing problems with Charity Church, the landlord, and specifically, the erratic conduct Fredrick Mays who claims to be Bishop of Charity Church.
EASE FOR THE
When Uplift was in the process of applying to for its charter, Charity Church submitted a letter of support where it agreed to allow Uplift to use the Church
Premises “at no rental charge,”
for a minimum of three years. Lewis Aff. Ex. 1. Thereafter, Uplift and Charity Church entered into a Commercial Lease Agreement dated June 1, 2011. Lewis Aff. Ex. 2. The Lease is for a
term of three years from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015, and specifies that “Lessee shall NOT be
required to pay rent . . . as CHARITY desires to donate
its space.” Lewis Aff. Ex. 2
. Under this Lease, Uplift
monetary obligation is to pay 5/7 of utilities, janitorial and maintenance expenses. The Lease is signed by Mitch Felder, Senior Pastor on behalf of Charity Church and D.L. Wallace, on behalf of Uplift.
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THOMAS A. WILDER