The content of Steve Morgan's Texas Longhorns breeding business was scrubbed on August 12, 2021, but we are posting the content here for transparency
STEVE MORGAN'S SIDE BUSINESS
In 2018 Steve morgan begins operating JT Longhorns as a side business from his ranch. He had contractually forbidden all pastors and support staff in the Network from operating side businesses. In unequivocal language employee handbooks stated:
All full time staff members are expected to give their whole time and attention to <church name> and are not to engage in part-time additional employment without prior consent of their Overseeing Pastor and Senior Pastor and approval of the <church name> Board of Directors.
Steve's role in The Network precludes him from oversight and accountability for these types of decisions.
ARE YOU CERTAIN THAT THIS IS STEVE MORGAN'S SIDE BUSINESS?
Yes. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts site lists Steve Morgan as the owner of JT Longhorns (see below). This listing reveals that Steve Morgan gets an agricultural exemption he can claim on his taxes for owning and operating this business. His registration for JT Longhorns is currently active until 2023.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
It matters because The Network operates with no accountability under Steve Morgan's leadership. The rules made for others are arbitrary, and the Network Leader is exempt from them. Steve had forbidden pastors and staff within The Network to hold jobs outside the church because outside responsibilities would "distract them from the mission of the church," and yet Steve is able to own and operate his own side business on his estate without being challenged. The fact that the content of the site was scrubbed after this site raised awareness of his ownership of JT Longhorns also seems to indicate Steve was attempting to conceal this information. This business and the subsequent scrubbing of the site represents hypocrisy and should be public knowledge.
SEE ALSO: Read about how The Network’s leadership structure undermines local churches and creates conflicts of interest for board members on our "Leadership Accountability" page.
CONTENT OF THE JT LONGHORNS WEBSITE
The content below is from jtlonghorns.com.
The site is still available and updated with the information changed to remove references to Steve Morgan (such as his email address with his first and middle name). The previous version of the site is posted below and states the following.
EDIT: As of October 28, 2021, the jtlonghorns.com site is no longer available. Going to the url returns a “404 file not found” error.
We breed beautiful Registered Texas Longhorns for excellent horn and color. Check out the website for Longhorns that are currently for sale.
You will find us friendly, informative, and easy to work with when starting with longhorns or adding to your herd. Check out our website and feel free to contact us for additional information.
Located in Central Texas north of Austin: •••<address redacted>•••, Leander, Texas •••••
Email Steve: [email protected]••••••.com
View additional pages of site as PDFs (these files may take a bit to load, as some of them are large):
The following are photos of the front drive of Steve's estate showing his cattle ranch:
"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God."
John 3:19-21, New International Version
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