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Assemblies of God Serial Bullies from the Pulpit

January 15th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
Author James Sundquist

James Sundquist

GEORGE WOOD’S & DUANE DURST’S

SEIZURE OF ANOTHER LOCAL CHURCH:

REPORT ON

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SERIAL BULLIES FROM THE PULPIT
Update:

NY SUPREME COURT RULING SLAMS ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
LEADERS WOOD AND DURST WHO HIJACKED LOCAL CHURCH

COURT RULING: NY Supreme Court Ruling against AOG Leaders

[January 7, 2010 Update: Not satisfied with the destruction they have already wrought, the AOG is taking them to court again: Notice of Appeal was filed in the Appellate Div. of St. Lawrence County Supreme Court against local AOG Church]

By James Sundquist
Rock Salt Publishing

Are you one of 22 Assemblies of God local churches in the crosshairs of Durst & Wood for takeover of your church property and bank account?
The New York Supreme Court stopped them in their tracks, but you could be next!


WHAT DID THE APOSTLE PAUL TEACH AND COMMAND REGARDING SEIZING A LOCAL CHURCH’S PROPERTY, BANK ACCOUNT, AND ASSETS?

I Thess 1:5 “You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed–God is our witness”

I Thess 1:6 “As apostle of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but were gentle among you.”

1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

The Apostle Paul is clear that no one should seize churches and their bank accounts as a means of financial gain!  AOG Credential holders and members should withdraw themselves from George Wood and Duane Durst.

2 Corinthians 12:13-19:

13  For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.

14  Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?

18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?

19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

The Apostle Paul shows throughout this passage how neither he nor his co-laborers for the Lord would exploit the local church to their advantage.  So how is padlocking the front doors of Bethel Assemblies of God and Crossway Christian Center churches not a burden to the members of these local churches, so that members are put in the position of trespassing on their own property?

I Thess 1:9  “we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone.

I Thess 4:6  “no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins,”

II Thess 3:8  “nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it”

All of these Scriptures apply to all Christians in the church throughout the Church Age.  But apparently George Wood, General Superintendent to the Assemblies of God, and Duane Durst, District Superintendent of New York District of Assemblies of God do not apply these Scriptures to themselves.  However, even the chief Apostle Paul himself did not seize or hijack local churches, so how does any pastor, general superintendent, district superintendent, or bishop have the biblical authority to do so?  Durst and Wood have also defied Paul’s instructions in which he TWICE gave instructions for giving financially to the church, diametrically opposed to what the AOG compels members to do and what AOG major partner and collaborator Rick Warren requires in compelling members to tithe.  How could the Apostle Paul be clearer?  ALL giving must NOT be out of compulsion:

2Cr 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Note this is not each church, but each individual man.  There should be no patrolling of local churches to see if they are tithing or not.

Paul also twice eternally damned the Judaizers in Galatians who were trying to put Christians back under the law, which would include compulsory tithing as though it were a Temple tax.

Furthermore the Council in Jerusalem met to decide how the Gentiles should be treated in terms of their requirements as Christians.

Act 15:28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:

Act 15:29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

But what the Holy Spirit says and all of the Apostles who met in Jerusalem in the Book of Acts resolved and commanded, apparently is not heeded by George Wood or Duane Durst.  They not only increased the burden of Bethel Assemblies of God church, but also made their burden so large it broke their backs.  Besides this, attempting to take both their bank account and their property far exceeds the dollar amount of tithing.  So these men have made Bethel’s burden virtually unbearable.  Paul was eager to give to the poor.  So who is the poor here?  Certainly not the AOG command center, from their own website they report in 2007 a worth of $2,200,000,000…yes that is billion: The Assemblies operate a bank: The Assemblies of God Credit Union  https://www.agcu.org/

Money is invested in AG Financial Services which operates a retirement program for ministers, sells insurance, and provides loans for Assembly of God churches.

This is from a 2006 article:

“Organized in 1998, AG Financial has experienced tremendous growth, with 45,000 members and assets exceeding $2.2 billion.”

http://rss.ag.org/articles/detail.cfm?RSS_RSSContentID=3840&RSS_OriginatingChannelID=1007&RSS_OriginatingRSSFeedID=1034&RSS_Source=search

According to their website, AG Financial now how 60,000 members.

source: http://www.agfinancial.org/about/overview/

Where to report fraud in the Assemblies of God:

[word of caution, remember if don’t report this anonymously, you will be a marked man in the AOG, because your report goes directly to the foxes guarding the hen house (vaults). http://www.agfinancial.org/customer-care–contact/overview/

The New Testament could not be clearer about its position regarding how Christian leaders should treat their fellow saints.  But what about the Old Testament?  What examples of extortion and abuse of authority do we find there that are similar to the repeated actions of George Wood and Duane Durst?  Well there are more than just a few very sobering examples and commandments that prohibit what George Wood and Duane Durst have done and spell out serious consequences for their type of behavior.  Here are some examples:

Two of the Ten Commandments:

Exd 20:15 ¶ Thou shalt not steal.

Exd 20:17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s.

If God prohibits coveting thy neighbor’s house, what do you suppose he thinks of coveting thy neighbor’s house of God…a local Assemblies of God church?

PARABLE OF RICH MAN STEALING POOR MAN’S LAMB:

(The context of this parable is about David’s sin, but it stands on its own integrity so therefore is applicable)

2Sa 12:1 ¶ And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
2Sa 12:2 The rich [man] had exceeding many flocks and herds:
2Sa 12:3 But the poor [man] had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
2Sa 12:4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

HOPHNI & PHINEHAS TAKE OFFERING BY FORCE:

1Sa 2:12 Eli’s sons were wicked men; they had no regard for the Lord.

1Sa 2:16 If the man said to him, “Let the fat be burned up first, and then take whatever you want,” the servant would then answer, “No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.”

1Sa 2:17 This sin of the young men was very great in the Lord’s sight, for they were treating the Lord’s offering with contempt.

1Sa 2:24 No, my sons; it is not a good report that I hear spreading among the Lord’s people.

1Sa 2:25 If a man sins against another man, God may mediate for him; but if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him?” His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the Lord’s will to put them to death.

George Wood and Duane Durst take churches by force (lawsuits and padlocking the church).  Wood and Durst seize the bank accounts which contain offerings to the Lord.

KING AHAB AND JEZEBEL’S CONSPIRACY TO STEAL NABOTH’S VINEYARD:

1Ki 21:1  And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

1Ki 21:2  And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

1Ki 21:3  And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

1Ki 21:4  And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers.  And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

1Ki 21:5  But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

1Ki 21:6  And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.

1Ki 21:7  And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel?  arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

1Ki 21:8  So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

1Ki 21:9  And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

1Ki 21:10  And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king.  And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

1Ki 21:11  And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.

1Ki 21:12  They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

1Ki 21:13  And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king.  Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

1Ki 21:14  Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

1Ki 21:15  And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.

1Ki 21:16  And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

1Ki 21:17  And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

1Ki 21:18  Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

1Ki 21:19  And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession?  And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

1Ki 21:20  And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?  And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

1Ki 21:21  Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

1Ki 21:22  And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.

1Ki 21:23  And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

1Ki 21:24  Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

1Ki 21:25  But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

1Ki 21:26  And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1Ki 21:27  And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1Ki 21:28  And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

1Ki 21:29  Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me?  because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.

Jezebel certainly reaped consequences for this wickedness.  Do you think God is going to wink when George Wood and Duane Durst have already stolen local churches and continue to plot to take a host more Assemblies of God local churches?  Unlike George Wood and Duane Durst, at least King Ahab initially financially offered a fair market value for Naboth’s vineyard or another vineyard, and ultimately repented.  George Wood and Duane Durst haven’t offered a red cent and, not content to seize one church, have now magnified their greed by targeting 22 more just in New York State.

DUANE DURST 22 OCTOBER 2006, BETHEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH BOARD MEETING, MASSENA, NEW YORK:

“DON’T FEEL ALONE, THERE ARE 22 MORE CHURCHES JUST LIKE YOU” [HE TARGETED FOR SEIZURE]

Are you one of the next 22 disposable Assemblies of God Churches in Duane Durst’s New York District that he has targeted to take over, as the New York Supreme Court ruling confirms that he and George Wood just attempted in their lawsuit against Bethel Assemblies of God Church in Massena, New York, in which Supreme Court Judge David Demarest ruled against George Wood and Duane Durst who had padlocked the church in Onondaga County and attempted to seize their bank account?

Whether you know you have been selected or not, you need to ask the following questions as good stewards, shepherds, and watchmen of your flocks.

QUESTIONS EVERY LOCAL ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH SHOULD ASK YOURSELVES AS WELL AS YOUR PASTORS AND LEADERS BEFORE YOU ARE SNUFFED OUT:

  1. Do tithes and offerings I give to the District or Headquarters of the AOG require any stewardship on my part to hold them accountable once dropped into the offering plate no matter what they do with the money even when they are corrupt?
  2. Is your church mortgage completely paid off?  Then beware for this will render you an even more choice prize for plunder just like Bethel church.
  3. Do you have $30,000 in your church bank account or more, which Wood and Durst tried to seize from Bethel Assembly and do you think your church bank account is safe?
  4. Do you think that George Wood, as AOG National General Superintendent, has reserved this conspiracy for just churches in New York State?  If you pro rate the AOG’s closures and seizures of churches in the New York District extrapolating for the entire U.S., using psychodemographics and population, this would project out to be more than 350 local Assemblies of God churches potentially, if not already, targeted for takeover in the U.S.
  5. Ask Durst or Wood if you are one of the 22 churches in New York District which are targeted for takeover like Bethel was, and then wait to find out if either of them is telling you the truth. When they come and take your church, will you find out about any of the other 22 churches they plan to seize?
  6. Ask them what criteria they use to delete a church and seize your bank account.  Ask them is there anything you can do to avoid being seized.
  7. Ask George Wood and Duane Durst if they will send you any money for your defense when they sue you. Are you ready to let them clean out your bank account so that there is no money left for you to defend yourselves in court to pay for your legal fees and court costs when they sue you?
  8. Ask them what their salaries are.
  9. Ask George Wood and Duane Durst what they did with the money from the property sales of other churches in your district after they seized those churches and bank accounts?  And do the people that received those disbursements know that it is money given at the price of their own brothers?
  10. Ask them if they are paying for their lawsuits against their brothers and sisters in Christ out of their own pocket from salaries they received from your tithes and offerings.  Have George Wood and Duane Durst supplied any funds, let alone your own funds, to help you defend yourselves when they steal your church property, bank account and assets?  If not, ask them why are they using AOG funds you donated to sue your brothers and sisters. Are you ready to let them take your own tithes and offerings, and bank account funds to sue you in order to get your property and assets? Ask Durst and Wood directly what is the source your funding and where is the accounting for your lawsuits against your own local AOG churches.
  11. Ask them what they are going to do with the money after they seize your bank account and your property and your assets and sell them.
  12. Did George Wood or Duane Durst tell your church pastor or members or congregation what they did to Bethel Assembly?  Did a single pastor or district superintendent from your district or any other district in the U.S., tell you what happened to Bethel Assembly or Crossway Christian Center to date?
  13. If you are selected to be terminated, did you know that George Wood and Duane Durst might litigate to prevent you from defending your own flock and its assets, because that is exactly what they state in their lawsuit against Bethel Assembly?
  14. Are you ready to surrender your local board of directors of your church to Duane Durst’s District Council Board?
  15. Are you an AG church in New York State, which is not currently targeted for a hostile takeover, but are willing to continue sending your tithes and offerings to the district and headquarters so they will have even more money to finance suing your brothers and sisters in your fellow Assemblies of God churches in NY?
  16. Or maybe you are a church in an entirely different state and faithfully send tithes and offerings to your district or AOG headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, and are not even aware of what your money is being use for against fellow saints?
  17. Is there not even a widow’s mite out of the millions of dollars in the AOG treasury available for the Defendant (victims) of the Plaintiffs Wood and Durst, your leaders?  Certainly they could afford it, since they had enough money to buy an $11-12 million jet!
  18. Are the attorneys that you have indirectly subsidized to defend Wood and Durst available as your defense council?
  19. Durst states that he spent $30,000 to $40,000 in legal action against Crossway church case with your tithes and offerings, so are you prepared to have them do the same to you?
  20. Now that Wood and Durst lost their latest court case lawsuit in their latest attempt to steal still another local church, are they personally going to reimburse the AOG treasury?
  21. Are they going to now pay the court costs and attorney fees of the Defendants (Bethel Assembly), now that they lost?
  22. Are they now going to pay both punitive and compensatory damages to Bethel Assembly and its members or Crossway Christian Center?
  23. Are you ready to have them force you to take mental health counseling or rehabilitation from their fellow collaborators EMERGE or DISC or SIMA or MBTI or SHAPE Personality Profiling divination tests, if you resist?
  24. Are you ready to have the AOG yank your credentials if you don’t submit to psychological counseling or personality profiling based on the principles of this world and the occultic teachings of Carl Jung?
  25. National and International Secular News organizations reported that AOG leaders seized churches in other countries like Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC) in Ghana, Africa and went after its pastor Rev. Ransford Obeng, just like they did Mark Greigori.  But did AOG leaders ever tell your congregation?
  26. Did a single credential holder offer any comfort, prayer, or financial support to any member of Bethel or Crossway churches?
  27. Are you aware that Duane Durst threatened and attempted to silence and censor the testimonies of individual members of Bethel Church, contrary to Scripture, which commands them to be able to speak?
  28. Are you prepared to have them defy Matthew 18 and completely ignore appeals by offended brothers, or worse retaliate, as I, and many others have discovered both in and outside of the AOG?
  29. Do George Wood and Duane Durst or any other AOG leaders tell you to “touch not God’s anointed” because you are criticizing them or being good Bereans for their promoting false teachers like Rick Warren, Leonard Sweet, and Ken Blanchard; even though Scripture teaches that ALL born again Christians are God’s anointed?
  30. Now that George Wood and Duane Durst have lost their lawsuit against your fellow local Bethel Assembly in New York State, have they repented before Bethel Congregation publicly?  Have they announced this to any or all of the AOG Churches in New York State?  Has George Wood repented to the entire Assemblies of God?
  31. Are you ready to have Durst or Wood send letters of defamation of character and slander about your pastor to all New York State AOG Credential Holders, if you don’t comply with their tyranny, as they did with Pastor Mark Grigori?
  32. When or if you find out about another hijacking of an Assemblies of God local church, will you remain silent because it didn’t happen to your church, like the other district directors who stood by while their brothers and sisters in Christ were being destroyed, knowing full well what happened to them?
  33. If Durst or Wood want your local church and you don’t give it to them, do you know that they will take it by force just like Hophni and Phinehas took the offering?  Do you think the Lord will wink at this and let Durst and Wood will get away with this?
  34. Are you ready to have not a single AOG credential holder respond to your pleas for help were you to send out your own SOS, as occurred to Mark Gregori to date?  You need to ask yourself, “In abandoning and deserting my brothers and sisters in Christ, here is the Scripture that I, as an AOG credential holder should consider by remaining heartlessly silent while I watch this:
    “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? “  I John 3:17
  35. Once and if the AOG has seized your church, are they going to underwrite the medical cost of your post stress traumatic syndrome caused by Durst and Wood’s  Church Death Panel?  And who is going to pick up the bloodied carnage pieces of this body of Christ, left dismembered and/or scattered?
  36. Is Scripture really talking about you if you are derelict in your duty, as a watchman on the wall and shepherd of flock, to defend my brothers and sisters in Christ?
  37. Before you hide this from your own congregation and watch Duane Durst declare he is doing God and you a favor by persecuting Christians, are you aiding and abetting him?
  38. Why don’t Wood and Durst have to take Polygraph lie detectors test like Pastor Mark Gregory took and passed? [Do only the victims take the test and not the perpetrators?]

39.  Ask Paul Erich this question: “In your article “INCREASING YOUR NET WORTH, in Assemblies of God’s Enrichment Journal you state:

” Avoid or minimize debt that does not have corresponding assets that appreciate in value. There is bad debt, and there is good debt. Only incur debt if you have done your homework and determined that it will enable you to gain an asset that will increase in value quicker than the corresponding debt and increase your net worth. Many millionaires have used good debt, but they hate the other kind.”

This is good advice for both individuals and local AOG churches.  But it is so good, wouldn’t the wisest advice for a local AG church in order to defend their assets, property and bank account, be to defend their local church by fighting any attempt by the General Superintendent or District Superintendent from seizing their property and taking their net worth from hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions to ZERO? [I asked him twice; he refuses to respond.]

40.  Was I deceived into believing that the Assemblies of God Enrichment Journal really just a Pravda-propaganda tool, which NEVER presents both sides of the   story vs. fair and balanced journalism that, allows victims a voice too?

41.  Ask Rick Johnson at the AOG the same questions I asked him:

Dear Rick Johnson,

As a footnote to my last email to you, imagine the victim of human trafficking you mention in your article, Rhoda Kershaw, being set free, then finding a supposed refuge and haven in a local AOG church like Bethel Assembly or Crossway Christian Center, only to arrive in time to witness the kidnapping of her own new church as described in the CBS TV video below? How do you think she would feel?  Are you OK sending future refugees to one of Durst’s or Wood’s padlocked churches where a Ms. Kershaw or other fleeing refuge might be arrested for trespassing on the church property of their own church?  Would you remain silent if your Missouri District Supt attempted to seize your local AOG church?  Would you defend your own flock?  And which church do you suppose Ms. Kershaw would feel safe in?

Sincerely in Christ,

James Sundquist
Director

http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com

42.  Ask Richard Hammar, Legal Counsel for AOG General Council headquarters the same questions I asked him in my letter below [he did not respond to this letter after two inquiries]:

January 5, 2011 11:11:50 AM EST

To: [email protected]

Dear Richard Hammar,

I was wondering what you think about this Scripture (a brother suing a brother in Christ)?:

1Cr 6:1 ¶ Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

1Cr 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

1Cr 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

1Cr 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

1Cr 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

1Cr 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

1Cr 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?

1Cr 6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.

On a parallel front, two questions for you:  Since you are retained as Legal Counsel for the General Council of the AOG [by your emailed title], you would know that much of the tithes and offering from AOG members and churches is contributed directly or indirectly to you for salaries, benefits.  So, in effect, you would be rendering services to your plaintiff client an AOG District (and/or AOG General Headquarters [George Wood] ), who sued a local AOG church that sends tithes and offerings to you.  So am most interested in the ethics and biblical morality of how you feel about the General Council receiving those tithes and offerings to finance suing the very hand(s) that feed you [them]?  Isn’t this biting that hand that feeds you?  Are all of those Christians who send in tithes and offerings aware that it is being used to sue their fellow AOG churches and brothers and sisters in Christ?  Are they aware that the funds might even be used against their own church to finance such a lawsuit?

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely in Christ,
James Sundquist

43.  Shouldn’t Wood and Durst now lose their credentials, job, salary, because for disqualifying themselves as ministers of righteousness for betraying the brethren?

Here is the Scripture that applies to them:

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;”  II Timothy 3:2-4

This whole tragedy is Gulliver’s Travel in reverse.  Instead of all of the Lilliputians tying up the giant Gulliver and totally immobilizing him and thus defeating the virtually impossible, with the AOG it is the giant (Gulliver) tying up all of the Lilliputians, each Lilliputian being a local church.  In other words, it is the giants Wood and Durst tying up the local church with ropes paid for by the members themselves.  The church still owns its own property, but it is almost powerless to do anything with it.  The local church still has to send still more money to the District and nationally and has Durst and Wood breathing down their necks while holding Damocles Sword over their heads whether or not they are sending them enough money, and regularly importing the plagues of false teachers and mystics and Emergent apostates.   The Bible gives the local church authority and commandment to reject, mark, expose and warn the local church members of these false teachers and experts in greed.  The Reversion Clause newly implemented in the AOG Constitution enables Wood and Durst to still get local [see link to Reversion Clause at end of this document] church property if an AOG church ever decides to cease being an AOG church.  I should point out that the Reversion Clause in the local church constitution and 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation Churches is like a will.  A local church can write in its constitution and bylaws that it would surrender its property and assets and bank account to the District (AOG).  But this is only upon the death of the testator (the extinction of the local church).  For a biblical understanding of “testator” and “testament” see:

“For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.”  Hebrews 9:17-18

But prior to that, a person (a corporation is a legal person) can change its will so long as it is alive and change its appointed heir.  Everyone knows that any person can change their will so long as they are alive, unless the courts rule power of attorney to someone else when it is ruled that the testator is incompetent.  In other words, a local AOG church can change its mind and decide to rescind its reversion clause via an official board meeting and vote.

In any case, I hope that Bethel, however, will file restraining orders against both George Wood and Duane Durst from ever setting foot on their property after winning this New York Supreme Court case.  Even though Bethel Assemblies of God gets to keep its own property, they are still under the big brother police state of the AOG hierarchy .  Instead of the property structure of Communism, where the state owns property, the AOG insists upon a Facist model, where private property is allowed.  This reminds me of how the Soviets had almost absolute control of Finland (Finlandization).

Solution:

STARVE THE WOLVES

If you really want to stop this plague of poaching by AOG leaders, you have to stop feeding them by sending them your tithes and offerings which help finance their lawsuits that could even be used to take your church.  [You will particularly need to do this if your church property and bank account is in the crosshairs for raiding.]  Caution, if you do this, and you certainly have biblical grounds to do so, beware that Wood and Durst may very well come after all of the churches that fail to send in money.  And remember if you do send them money you are enabling them and may become guilty of sharing in their iniquity.  You could also do like Bethel Church and move the money in your bank account to a different bank, making it much harder for them to seize it.  Buy gold…but don’t tell them where you are hiding it, but beware of traitors on your own board who may be Durst or Wood disciples.  Beware of a host of members and credential holders who may have Stockholm Syndrome who actually sympathize with their captors who will think the perpetrators holding your church hostage are the real victims.  Some of these AOG pastors, collaborators, and retaliators include:

Linda Morrison,
Tommy Barnett,
Anthony Niger II,
Joe Fuiton,
Gary Felton,
Stephen R. Tourville,
Jim Detweiler,
Richard Gurganus,
Wesley Shortridge, Bill Ellis, Randy D. Rice, Jonathan Chambers, Chris McMillan, Dan Lumadue, Mark Canfield, Rich Fogal, David Crosby, Sr., (AOG District Sec. Treasurer in Pennsylvania), Tom Grazioso,  Randy Carter, E.G. Olsen, Chris Hickle, Ken Burtram (Potomac AOG District Sec. Treasurer),

David Auterson

[says to Pastor Ray  Barnett: Thanks idiot – get a life.”

[sic] Dave Auterson’s Reply to Ray Barnett; June 09, 2010] & Thomas Trask (AOG Church Multiplication Network).   A more appropriate description for the AOG leaders, based on this documentation would be: CHURCH SUBTRACTION NETWORK, as they have been closing more churches than they have been opening for about twenty years.  Are you next? Don’t count on any moral or spiritual support from these men.

Why doesn’t Bethel Assembly send NO money to the District or AOG Headquarters until all of the costs and attorneys fees are paid off that Wood and Durst forced them into having to do in the first place?  And what an irony this would be because Bethel church would paying its debts with money that would already have been theirs in the first place. Send your voluntary tithes and offerings (in secret) DIRECTLY to worthy missionaries who fear the Lord and to victims like Bethel Church and Crossway Christian Center.  Report Durst and Wood to your local District Attorney, the FBI, and anyone knowledgeable of the RICO Statutes for racketeering.  (Remember George Wood is doing this across State lines).

File complaints with Senator Chuck Grassley: http://grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Who has been going after corrupt ministries in the U.S., on the Senate Finance Committee.  But next year he will be on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will no doubt be holding hearings and sending out subpoenas for witnesses willing to testify against televangelists and other ministries, who exploit their followers and donors and fleece their own sheep.

IS RICK WARREN AND AOG IN AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE?

What if the Assemblies of God Church Growth and Church Multiplication formulas are used to target your church for takeover because your church went from a thousand members to a hundred members, but the real reason for the decrease was because a pastor decided to preach the fear of the Lord, the wrath of God, or expose false teachers like Rick Warren, Leonard Sweet, Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell? I find it astonishing that so many in the Assemblies of God who aren’t even aware that Rick Warren’s fingerprints and blueprints for how to deal with “resisters” are not all over the AOG Agenda.  Here is just some indisputable proof. Assemblies of God District DIRECTOR, LEADERS AND PASTORS WHO ARE CO-CONSPIRATORS WITH RICK WARREN’S PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH AND GLOBAL PEACE PLAN INCLUDE [ONLY A PARTIAL LIST].:

George Wood

Duane Durst (see: http://gradworks.umi.com/31/62/3162859.html),

Lee McFarland (Far East PDC/Global Peace Plan Campaign who threatened Bear Frankson with arrest when he opposed him for promoting Rick Warren)

Todd Hudnell (Africa PDC/Global Peace Campaign and major speaker)…

btw, ALL of AOG in Nigeria is Purpose-Driven.  Do you think any country has become Purpose-Driven without the full knowledge, credentialing, training, programming, curriculum, blessing, blueprints, and agenda of the AOG Headquarters?

Wayde Goodall (Purpose-drove 150 members from his church)

Wes Bartell (We Build People:

http://www.webuildpeople.org)

and

http://rss.ag.org/articles/detail.cfm?RSS_RSSContentID=1299&RSS_OriginatingChannelID=1007&RSS_OriginatingRSSFeedID=1034&RSS_Source=search.

Purpose-Driven Church Award Winner: Calvary Assembly of God Carthage,

New York,

Jerry Strandquist,Valley Church, Minnesota

[Warren’s 2006 Church Health Award]

Ian Buckley, New Hope Community Church, New Zealand

[Warren’s 2006 Church Health Award]

Budi Setiawan, Indonesia [Warren’s 2006 Church Health Award]

First Assembly Winston-Salem, North Carolina,

Cornerstone Christian Center in Jamestown, New York),

David Boyd,

Mark Cox,

Doug Forbes,

and all of the AOG Bible colleges and Seminaries

More AOG/Rick Warren collaborators include:

Steve Pike (AOG), National Director of Church Multiplication Network):

“Cherri and I had dinner with Rick Warren tonight in the midst of a day spent listening to him talk with a group of leaders gathered together in Palm Springs. Yes, the Rick Warren that hosted the Presidential Forum a few weeks ago. Yes, the Rick Warren of “mega-church” fame. Yes, the “Purpose-driven Life” guy. That Rick Warren.

Here’s my main take away. Rick is the real deal. He loves God and he loves people and he wants to help as many people know Jesus as he possibly can. If you’ve heard that he’s preaching a “new age” gospel and he’s trying to deceive people into following a watered down, anemic version of the truth, then you have been misinformed.

Rick has a simple and clear way of communicating the powerful truth of Christ and how it looks in the real world when that truth is lived out in everyday life. Rick is a real friend of the AG and I look forward to future opportunities for fellowship.”

My response to this post on December 27, 2010 (go to the http://churchmultiplication.us/?p=264 and you will see whether or not it was censored:

“RICK WARREN & ASSEMBLIES OF GOD ALLIANCE

Having written two books on Rick Warren published by Southwest Radio (swrc.com), I must passionately disagree with Steve Pike’s statement about Rick Warren.

I have devoted an entire website to demolishing this stronghold at:

http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

In addition, George Wood, General Supt of AOG and Duane Durst were just hammered with a judgment by the New York Supreme Court in which they do the opposite of church multiplication: they destroy churches in the AOG, seize bank accounts, and property.  If anyone opposes them, the sue them as in the case of this court ruling and they publish defamation of opposing pastors as in the case of Mark Grigori: see: http://www.timefortruth.com/ForYourSpirit/StateOfChurch.aspx

Now this comment will undoubtedly not ever get posted, only confirming my documentation.  So when I come out with my report on Wood and Durst in the next two weeks, if this is not posted, I will so note that it was censored from http://churchmultiplication.us/?p=264

Just type in “40 Days of Purpose or Celebrate Recovery, Assemblies of God” in to your Google search for more examples and proof of Warren/AOG alliance.   You can also go Rick Warren’s own website and type in your city and state and you will see how many AG churches are conducting his programs: http://www.purposedrivenchurch.com/en-US/ChurchFinder/ChurchFinder.htm

For more proof of Rick Warren/AOG unholy alliance see:

LINDA CHISOLM ASSEMBLIES OF GOD MEMBER OPEN LETTER TO ASSEMBLIES OF GOD:

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=5188

I hope and pray that you too will be good watchmen on the wall and mark and expose George Wood and Duane Durst within the entire Assemblies of God and the Church at large and warn them about these men, who have exhibited a history of similar behavior and their threats to other Assemblies of God local churches and pastors!  Both of whom remain unrepentant.   Now they have done it again at Bethel but this time they did not prevail.  Full report on Crossway Christian Center hijacking by Duane Durst is now posted at http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/articles.html.

CONCLUSION:

I think most of you would marshal every possible resource to rescue your child if someone had abducted him or her.  And you would do the same if it were a member of your extended family or friend, or even community.  So why is it that you won’t lift a finger, or speak out to help your own church, or one in your own district, if it has been abducted?  Why wouldn’t you speak out if you were to discover that 22 more churches in your own denomination and community had been targeted for takeover?  So who is the true shepherd here?  The one who padlocks your church and absconds with your church bank account and assets?  Or is it the one that protects and nurtures your local flock, or congregation?  Which one is the true shepherd and which one is the false shepherd or wolf?  Which shepherd to you trust?  A number of AOG pastors in New York and other districts are not even receiving this report because they had already turned a deaf ear to the plight of Crossway Christian Center and/or retaliated to my letter of warning to AOG pastors that Central Bible College’s Dr. Opal Reddin of the AOG wrote near the time of her deathbed and asked me to send to all AOG pastors, and don’t want to hear the cries of Bethel Assembly victims because they have asked to be removed from any alerts about any more victims and won’t tell you.  They prefer to keep you in the dark.  But you won’t be in the dark when Wood and Durst put a padlock on the door of your church and seizes your church bank account.  Instead, these pastors retaliate and gnash their teeth at me and effectively censor you as their members from hearing the truth by removing themselves from any future mailings or news of any more victim churches in the AOG.

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT RULING AGAINST GEORGE WOOD & DUANE DURST:

Please find the November 29, 2010 New York State Supreme Court Ruling and Judgment against AOG General Superintendent George Wood and NY AOG District Superintendent Duane Durst, posted on our website http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com articles page, and be alerted to they who had sued Bethel Assembly of God Church in upstate New York, after padlocking their church and attempting to seize their bank account.

OPEN LETTER TO DUANE DURST, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, NEW YORK DISTRICT:

http://picklinginhispresence.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/liars-and-perjurers-in-revival-john-davies-cnt-with-walter-kambulow-concerning-todd-bambambam-bentley-a-others/#comment-306

(scroll down to August 4, 2010)

ADDITIONAL VALUABLE RESOURCES FOR ABUSED & HIJACKED CHURCHES:

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD  HISTORICAL PATH OF DESTRUCTION:

http://www.timefortruth.com/ForYourSpirit/StateOfChurch.aspx

THE NEW ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH TAKEOVER GAMEPLAN:
http://onthuhlist.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/the-new-assemblies-of-god-church-takeover-gameplan/

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD MICHIGAN DISTRICT BEATS UP LOCAL CHURCH:
http://onthuhlist.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/assemblies-of-god-michigan-district-beats-up-local-church/

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD MICHIGAN DISTRICT DECEPTION EXPOSED
http://onthuhlist.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/assemblies-of-god-michigan-district-deception-exposed/

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD – ABUSING LOCAL MINISTERS AND CONFISCATING CHURCH PROPERTY
http://onthuhlist.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/assemblies-of-god-%E2%80%93-abusing-local-ministers-and-confiscating-church-property/

FBI WHITE COLLAR CRIME STATUTES

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Denver Division

Federal Bureau of Investigation

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

“White-Collar Crimes, which are not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence, are those illegal acts characterized by fraud, deceit, concealment, or violation of trust. Such acts are committed by individuals and organizations to obtain money, property or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure a personal, political, or business advantage.”

Original SOURCE:  http://denver.fbi.gov/white.htm

“Mortgage Fraud is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is punishable by up to 30 years in federal prison or $1,000,000 fine, or both. It is illegal for a person to make any false statement regarding income, assets, debt, or matters of identification, or to willfully overvalue any land or property, in a loan and credit application for the purpose of influencing in any way the action of a financial institution.”  Original SOURCE: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel07/mortgagefraudwarning.pdf

or

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/white_collar/whitecollarcrime

Tips on suspected criminal activity can also be reported to the FBI Office in New York State:

Assistant Director in Charge
Janice K. Fedarcyk

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

26 Federal Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10278-0004
Phone: (212) 384-1000
Fax: (212) 384-4073 / 4074
E-mail: [email protected]

Where you can submit a tip or claim: https://tips.fbi.gov/

Documentation on this case or if you become a case can be sent to Senator Chuck Grassley, Senate Finance Committee, who is presently investigating fraud and corruption in Mega churches.  You are invited to send complaints to:

Attn. Lynda Simmons
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
219 Dirksen Senate BldgWashington D.C.   20510
Tel 202 224-45-4515  Fax 202 228-1703

In any case, their sin will find them out, and this exploitation will become well known throughout the Assemblies of God and the country and internationally, in compliance with the Apostle Paul’s commandment to expose the deeds of darkness:

Eph 5:11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

HOW RICO ACT HAS PENETRATED & PROSECUTED CORRUPTION IN CHURCHES

Separation of Church and State does not exempt churches, or non-profit organizations from being penetrated and prosecuted for corruption conspiracy and fraud and preying on the faithful.

“In the 1980’s, however, civil lawyers noticed section 1964(c) of the RICO Act, which allows civil claims to be brought by any person injured in their business or property by reason of a RICO violation. Any person who succeeded in establishing a civil RICO claim would automatically receive judgment in the amount of three times their actual damages and would be awarded their costs and attorneys’ fees…In 2002, civil RICO claims were brought against the Catholic Church by parishioners, who were allegedly sexually abused by priests. RICO has been used against the Mafia, businesses, political groups and now churches. Literally anyone can find themselves in the crosshairs of a RICO claim.” SOURCE: http://www.ricoact.com/index.asp

Another Example involving the church: The FBI Federal Marshalls stormed the building headquarters of Greater Ministries International, resulting in prison sentences for its pastor Gerald Payne and his co-conspirators ranging from 12- 27 years.  Originally posted at: http://www.com.state.oh.us/press1/01releases/sc0808.htm

and

http://www.cephas-library.com/news_evangelical_news.html#_Toc508536363

Marshals

United Sates Marshals Seize GMI Headquarters

In still another case:

“Pastor pleads guilty to theft from church
Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Associated Press

A Mercer County pastor pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing $18,000 from his church and agreed to repay the money with interest. Sidney Walker, 50, took the money in March 2006 from a bank account belonging to the First Baptist Church of Farrell. Mercer County prosecutors said Mr. Walker told them the money went toward personal expenses, perhaps because of financial problems. He will be sentenced March 25.”

In another case of corruption and conspiracy by church officials in ASSEMBLIES OF GOD:

“The Florida State prosecutors proved their case and convinced the jurors that Dan Strader, the son of the senior pastor Karl Strader, devised an elaborate scheme to attract cash in the real-estate and mortgage investments…. This was done in an organized method amounting to Racketeer-Influence and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO Act. Daniel, 37, was sentenced to 45 years in prison in August 1995. He was convicted of 238 felony counts for bilking 57 mostly elderly investors, some members of the church, out of $2.3 million by selling investments in properties that didn’t exist or already had liens against them. Others who were involved along with Dan Strader were not pursed by the State of Florida as they felt that the conviction of Daniel Strader was a good example for others to take notice.” SOURCE: http://cnt10.tripod.com/rodney.htm

Also see:

“FLEECING THE SHEEP” BY LISA A. RUNQUIST at: http://www.runquist.com/article_fleecing.htm

MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU
By Todd Tomasella:

http://www.safeguardyoursoul.com/html/making_merchandise_of_you.html

RELIGIOUS AFFINITY FRAUD, BACKGROUND CHECKS, FIELD INVESTIGATIONS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS, PERSONAL INJURY

http://www.faithfinders.peertopeer.com/index.cfm

CORRUPTION AND FALSE TEACHERS AT AOG SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
http://www.libertyadvocate.com/

WHITE COLLAR CRIME by former AOG Pastor and Authors Albert & Aimee Anderson

http://www.filedby.com/author/aimee_filan_anderson/1542363/works/3453278/White_Collar_Crime_in_the_Church_Sequel_to_a_Generation_of_Vipers/

&

http://www.aimeebooks.com/

ANSWERS IN GENESIS PUBLICLY PUBLISHES 2010 REBUKE AND EXPOSES ASSEMBLIES OF GOD FOR PROMOTING FALSE TEACHERS AND CHANGING THEIR CREATION DOCTRINAL STATEMENT:

http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2010/09/08/a-sad-day-for-the-assemblies-of-god-denomination/

Also see:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/au/calling-for-reformation

&

http://www.nwcreation.net/articles/theageofearth.html

MONITORING AND INVESTIGATING RELIGIOUS FRAUD SINCE 1987

http://www.trinityfi.org/investigations/roots_corruption.html

WALLWATCHERS

Produces a list of 30 ministries that engage in questionable practices that should cause donors to pause before giving

http://www.ministrywatch.com/

PASTOR IS MASTER, ISN’T HE?

http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/pastor_1.html

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD & CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE REVERSIONARY CLAUSE…LICENSE TO STEAL

Not how happy and able Assemblies of God churches were when they wanted to split with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and take their property and church bank account with them.  But when an AOG church now wants to sever from the AOG denomination, the leaders like Durst and Wood sue them…what hypocrisy.

http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/ultimate_rotten_fruit_of_purpose_driven_tree.html

DISAFFILIATION AND DISMISSAL LETTERS OF MICHIANA AOG CHURCH
www.michianachristianembassy.com/…/disaffiliation_and_dismissal_letters.pdf

THE ROSS INSTITUTE INTERNET ARCHIVES FOR THE STUDY OF DUSTRUCTIVE CULTS, CONTROVERSIAL GROUPS AND MOVEMENTS

http://www.rickross.com/

AN OVERVIEW OF RELIGIOUS FINANCIAL FRAUD

http://christianheadlines.com/blog/2011/01/08/an-overview-of-religious-financial-fraud/

IS YOUR PASTOR A SERIAL BULLY?

http://dannimoss.wordpress.com/clergy-abuse-links/is-your-pastor-a-serial-bully/

RICK WARREN HOSTS ‘CULT’ CELEBRITY DOCS FEATURES PROMOTERS OF EASTERN MYSTICISM, UNIVERSALISM

Rick Warren hosts ‘cult’ celebrity docs

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=251133#ixzz1B7Ayf8UO

and

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=5580

Why what George Wood and Duane Durst did in betraying their brothers in Christ, whom Christ purchased with his blood, is so brutal, the pain exceeds even what an enemy could inflict:

“For [it was] not an enemy [that] reproached me; then I could have borne [it]: neither [was it] he that hated me [that] did magnify [himself] against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

But [it was] thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, [and] walked unto the house of God in company.”

Psalms 55:12-14

  1. Dwayne
    July 18th, 2014 at 13:15 | #1

    At a very young age i was called to ministry, and devoted my life to service. My last church was over 500 (long story) but a rumor was brought to the attention of the church board behind my back from the District Supt. and they were swore to secrecy; however, they told me immediately and my wife and i confronted the District immediately and denied the ridiculous accusation but only made the District Supt. upset.

    So i took a polygraph etc. and was given the highest clearance of innocence a man could earthly get; however, once again this made the District Supt. mad and set out to overtake the church.

    The church went from 500 to almost 100 overnight and most of the board resigned albeit i kept from any of the turmoil as much as i could but tried to make sure anyone that contacted us kept there eyes on the Lord and would encourage them to stay with the church to help it thru this.

    My father hired a team of attorneys to clear my name and have me reestablished in ministry. Yet what was told in court “his is district property and if we want to destroy our own that is our right”. They would not apologize one bit and only wanted to sweep it under the carpet.

    I contacted Mr. Wood at the General head office and was told “sometimes we are called to sacrifice our lives for the gospel”. My responds was, “a difference existed between the gospel and the politics, a wrong was done and should accoutring to scripture be corrected.”

    As i was told they sighed separation of church and state and the next step would be the supreme court, i let it drop. Only to find latter the devastation it did to my family, my now ex wife suffered extreme mental problems…that i will not go into other than i have been devastated by an organization i trusted my life and family to and served with not only integrity but in devotion.

    I was told I would have to resign my ordination or they would dismiss me; therefore i did but was denied as my letter was too gracious and was a document of the court proceedings and made the A/G look bad.

    Ye which are (suppose to be) spiritual restore (especially when nothing was done wrong).

    I have to forgive daily and have kept the faith and even spoken a few times in my local church etc. but feel i have been robbed of my heart and the desire for ministry still lingers.

    Humbly submitted

  2. Von Lombard
    April 9th, 2014 at 19:54 | #2

    James: As a former ordained AG minister, I am very sorry for what happened to you and the church. This kind of conduct should have never happened. There are many of us who have resigned the AG over this kind of conduct. As you probably know, the AG closes almost as many churches as they open. May our Lord grant you strength for the journey.

  3. Wendy Weldon
    February 25th, 2014 at 21:44 | #3

    I am one of the Michigan churches wrongfully seized by the Michigan Assemblies of God. Our thriving church – the Wyandotte Assembly of God (affiliated in name ONLY) was paid for, we had just replaced all the kitchen appliances and had >$10,000 in bank – they came in and kicked us out and took everything – sold everything. We thought they had the authority and we were in shock and so confused we let them… we never thought they actually did this to others and feel so sad that it is so rampant in the AOG organization. My husband and I pastored there for 3 short years after the senior pastor Paul Cowan suddenly passed away. Ignorant of the business and politics of the AOG, they swiftly came in and offered their help to us… even though the previous pastor always said to not affiliate with them – we trusted them and lost – so did the pastor’s widow and family living in the parsonage (kicked out) and the many children from troubled homes that we fed and ministered to in Wyandotte. …so much for the orphans and widows – it was only business with ruthless thieving people. Appeals to the AOG headquarters were unanswered.

  4. Wendy Weldon
    February 25th, 2014 at 21:29 | #4

    @randy the Assemblies of God Michigan took our church and money – took everything we had paid for and > $10,000 we had in bank and kicked us out and sold the church….

  5. Christine Freire
    May 3rd, 2013 at 01:17 | #5

    Thank you for this well executed research and Bible study. I have been drowning in these exact concerns for well over a year now. It plays out like this; I attempt integration into my church family and I receive mantels/burdens: morality (I don’t make any money and I don’t have the gift of tongues- they say I should have both), oppression (I have actually been called rotten and unsaved), cursing (I am gossiped about). I Bible study all the time and see where the false religion is, where it is coming in (everywhere) but am lacking confidence in my messenger calling. I once asked for accountability on a missionary who was collecting money for a ’cause’ but had no accomplishments or made up accomplishments. I was treated like the creeping death. I did not accuse, I simply called for accountability (shout from the rooftops)…I suffered an oppressive attack that lasted 2 1/2 days because of that (what I thought) simple verbal transaction. I prayed over the convo and approached in love and was made to feel like a crazy person even attempting to call into question “God’s elect” (implying that I am not elected for any ministry)…I’m rambling now, sorry. Thank you for this writing, it has sliced through some fog left in my head by the enemy. God bless you richly!! Peace.

  6. April 22nd, 2013 at 18:33 | #6

    Saved as a favorite, I love your website!

  7. Rex Bemmer
    March 8th, 2013 at 16:44 | #7

    Hello James. We may be the 23rd church soon to be taken over by our State District of the Assemblies of God. I won’t mention details yet as we are driving to an attorney as I type. The District as dismantled our Board of Directors; they have fired our Office Manager; they have ‘fired’ our worship leader; caused many of our Departmental leaders to resign; all this within 3 months. The case study above is almost word-for-word of whats been taking place here. We almost lost hope after trying many things but your story is giving us a glimmer of light. Stay tuned as I will keep you informed.

  8. February 7th, 2013 at 13:20 | #8

    @Rev. Austin Miles
    Mr. Miles, you e-mail me and wrongly attack me…then block my reply. You are a coward! Therefore, I have published your e-mail to me and my reply in “Perverting God’s Grace” @
    http://www.libertyadvocate.com/Perverting%20God%27s%20Grace.htm

  9. January 28th, 2013 at 19:10 | #9

    I have just published a couple of stories about The Assemblies of God. The story today is titled, “Bad New For The Assemblies of God. It is the second story in the series. A national editor is going to have a series of major stories with the Assemblies of God included. Check my webiste: http://www.revaustinmiles.com The two stories are at the top.
    Rev. Austin Miles

  10. Triad
    November 26th, 2012 at 05:30 | #10

    Pastor Dale Lee McFarland, Radiant Church (Assemblies of God) Surprise, AZ. is a sexual predator and deviant. Hell has a special place reserved for this kind of pure evil, wolf in sheeps clothing.

  11. kalvin
    November 19th, 2012 at 15:01 | #11

    Pastor Lee mcfarland is a sexual deviant parasite!

  12. kalvin
  13. May 7th, 2012 at 09:29 | #13

    Hang in their James,

    The Assemblies has been little more than a business model manipulating people for a while now. I personally am tired of watching young pastors work their way up in the AG by foisting building projects on congregations and claiming God told them they needed a bigger facility. In fact core AG ministry is a career path and not a calling. By having a structure that binds pastors to tithe to the district and the districts to the general council they are little more than peddlers of a MLM System that benefits the good ole boys most. The congregations are groomed to be cows for the corporate farm. The average AG parishioner is kept ever learning and never knowing the truth.

  14. randy
    March 5th, 2012 at 10:34 | #14

    bethel assembly of god massena,ny,was taken down by durst and his legions, property and accounts seized. i am appalled and shocked to believe such ungodly actions are taken by ag .do as they will they will never shake my trust in the LORD.

  15. HELP ME RHONDA
    February 17th, 2011 at 03:53 | #15

    James: This movement has had an “utter complete and disdain for any type of correction” because it’s NOT about people but money and you being a number to bring that money in to support their spiritual cannibal and spiritual vampire lifestyle.

    http://dannimoss.wordpress.com/clergy-abuse-links/is-your-pastor-a-serial-bully/

    This is how the AG/AOG’s operate. The Serial Bully description fits them to a “T”. Ask, the Norwalk, CA church that got blown all to hell by what would consider one of their warlock type hencemen, Fred Cantrell from Costa Mesa home office at the time. The families that wanted to clean up the sex scandal and God knows what else in the church, error leadership and wanted to place in a true shepherd/pastor it wasn’t allowed to happen. Got to see how Costa Mesa office operated. Find Bob Gonzales and Charles/Betty Musgrove and they can refer you to all the families at the time, a teacher from the school told me what happened. Horrific and also, wasn’t Jim Jones one of there’s from the beginning? Someone told me a lot of Dogma on PalmView Assembly of God and another in Whittier, CA and La Palma, Ca and Sacramento and on and on it goes-(how many total), heard about churches in Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon. If, Charisma would do their job rightly they could send in a reporter to interview families in the past and write books (volumes, might fill the Library of Congress). What’s amazing that they’re still in existence abusing; habitual lying and all their dogma (it’s a business to them and nothing else, so long as your bringing in the money to support their lifestyle). Your exposing the taking over of churches bank/property. Someone should do an expose on all their pastors and their extra curricular affairs, homosexual sin, and child molestation and pornography problems in this movement.

    My former church went through 4-5 splits (meaning mass exit of entire church and then rebuilt and then the same thing and still wanted to see life through rose-colored glasses, UNTIL you see them kill metaphorically speaking to many people/families because you can’t do it good enough and or measure up and could die trying). It talks about in Revelations chapter 2, I believe, is you do not want to learn satan’s deep secrets but you will learn this battling this regime as well as others.

    Google: Type in: abused by assembly of god church and abused by assembly of god church (but they change their name to so many other names, deceptive and to proselyte funds, making the people believe their part of another denomination); Google abused by name of pastor that your looking for, and or name of church/pastor and people’s negative feedback, name of church/pastor and controversial articles (that could keep going like the energizer bunny). This is truth, just be careful-wouldn’t put it past them to murder you and or pray that you die or get in an accident (heard that for years at altars and people bring that up all the time-wrong prayers by so-called christians thinking they have the right because they’re protecting the cult). Some man told me God spared him from ever walking into their churches and responded that God saved him from death (great to go for deliverance and get delivered from the spirit of AG’s/death/mind control/abuse/insanity/perfectionism-all of it; it’s like being a slave for them=they don’t live in truth so you are not free and therefore no wisdom=dead preaching to the dead). Numbers 6:24-26. Blessings. R.

  16. HELP ME RHONDA
    February 17th, 2011 at 03:11 | #16

    James,
    Gary Pilcher’s response on his wife, (really, someone sat down at his wife’s computer and responded for her, give me a break-protect the dynasty at any cost and hope it doesn’t die nasty). Too funny if it wasn’t so sad about being habitual liars and not taking responsibility because loyal to the cult and the paycheck and doesn’t research a matter not to mention all the years of abuse to people-wow another brainwashed idiot following their leadership over the cliff and into hell-how sad.

    Regarding Stephen Brown’s comment, they’ve been corrected for years, look at Austin Miles writing a book exposing them on how highly homosexual and child molesting they are and it hasn’t changed and what do they want the bank money for and the property for their highly homosexual, child molesting, habitual lying regime. Everyone come forward with that dogma please, maybe it’s posted on rickross.com already, see what Bill/Jackie Alnor have on these evil scum whose organization is full of self-righteous, pious, religious pride (used to know, was part of it). AG/AOG’s will be like satan and have an answer back for everything, they’re like their father the devil, he was a murder from the beginning and that’s how they are.

    Your conclusion is that you would try and help get your child out, no these brainwashed parents will sacrifice their children on the altar of molech to a different type of god in the assemblies (“assassins”) of god. “Don’t Call Me Brother” by Austin Miles confirms this, along with a really good article by Ron Enroth something to do with brainwashing of the youth that will turn the youth against the parents if they’re not believers and whatever else. Upset with parent raising us in this cult and more loyal to evil regime than their own family and for what, these men aren’t going to pay their medical bills and or take care of them when they’re in nursing homes. Austin Miles wrote it well on this evil regime and they ALL unfortunately operate that way. How many parents, screamed and yelled at their kids all week but showed up to this cult with every hair in place and looking great but the majority of the families were a mess. Keep it going, GLAD to see your a Jehu and NOT an ahab. Best wishes, R.

  17. January 24th, 2011 at 16:44 | #17

    RESPONSE TO AG PASTOR STEPHEN BROWN CHARGES AGAINST JAMES SUNDQUIST:

    Dear Mr. Stephen Brown, Members of Kenai New Life Fellowship, Alaska District Assemblies of God Superintendent Bill and Dori Welch, and Members of Assemblies of God Churches,

    I am in receipt of your letter in response to my letter to you and your church apprising you of the New York Supreme Court Judgment against George Wood seized a local AG church and sued their brothers in Christ, which you posted on the blog at http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com blog which I have enclosed below.

    Your letter was not as abusive and retaliatory as most of the letters I received from AOG and Purpose-Driven Pastors. However, I have these things against thee which I must now bring before the Presbytery and the members of the Assemblies of God in Alaska. You have foreclosed me writing you or your church in response to your letter, in violation of Matthew 18. So in compliance with Matthew 18 and other church discipline Scriptures, I am send a second warning to you which I am entitled to do, but am compelled to bring this attention to the AOG at large in Alaska and beyond.

    1. You state that I am liable (libel) in my published statements while you simultaneously state that you will not sit in judgment of me. So you are indicted by your own testimony. Everyone should see this contradiction.

    2. I remind you that bearing false witness against a brother is an abomination to the Lord and slanderers will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Since you publicly posted charges against me, you are biblically required to produce evidence and refutation from Scripture. You did neither.

    3. You state that you don’t sit in judgment of me, yet that is precisely what you did and published it.

    4. You state that you could not verify or deny my charges. Well if that is true, then on what basis are you making a judgment about my statements? That is like saying “I am partly pregnant”. You are either pregnant or you aren’t. So you have no business making charges against me without evidence.

    5. You protest that I somehow obtained your email unrighteously, yet you should know that your church email is publicly posted on the AG National Directory and both in the Alaska AG Directory. I invite anyone reading this letter to look up your church email, or even your personal email you used to post your protest to me, on Google. I am simply shocked that you would not know that as both a pastor an AG Presbyter. Just type in [email protected] [email protected]. So once again, you are indicted by your own testimony.

    6. I am staggered in disbelief that you would attack me the messenger, but show virtually no compassion for any of the victims.

    7. You are saddened by my accusations against your leaders, but what you should be sad about is the host of AOG Members and victims left in their wake.

    8. Why are you so unhinged at getting emails whether they are pagans who oppose you or Christians sending out SOS. It is like a doctor complaining to the patients in an emergency ward or the reporter who told the doctor about the accident. This is part of your job. Paul embrace this and would even travel to where he was on trial with eagerness!

    9. Are you going to keep your own congregation and presbytery in the dark in the Peninsula Section about the NY Supreme Court Ruling? Or wait until they find out from someone else? Or wait until their church is seized by AOG leaders?

    10. You imply that I am only reporting one side of the story, but were you to read the NY Supreme Ruling, you would see both sides of the story. So are you going to keep your church in the dark about both sides?

    11. What George Wood and Duane Durst did to churches in New York are not “skeletons in the closet” but in full public view. Duane Durst letter was attached to the front gate of Crossway Church that he hijacked as the CBS News television report documents. But even if it were a skeleton, this is something that needs to be made known to all AOG Members, as it affects the public welfare and spiritual health of the entire Body of Christ. For you to withhold this information, or tell me to, makes you reprobate and a derelict watchman on the wall.

    12. By stating that keeping this a secret and your keeping silent will only “give our enemies more opportunity to mock and scorn the legitimate work of God” will in fact help guarantee that their works of darkness will spread like a plague, because you refuse to do your job to quarantine them. Be not deceived, this leaven will not leaven a little of the lump, but the entire lump, if not purged. So your advice is the very oppose of what Scripture requires.

    13. It is true that the enemy is at work as you say, but the enemy is not the messenger but wolves in sheep’s clothing, masquerading as servants of righteousness, such as George Wood and Duane Durst, and the host of false teachers it promotes like Rick Warren, Leonard Sweet, Carl Jung, John Maxwell, and Ken Blanchard.

    14. As to you not knowing who I am, why does that matter? So a complete stranger yell fire in the theater and the smoke is already filling the room, but you don’t respond because you don’t know that person or have some relationship with him. And you don’t warn your own family and friends that didn’t get the message (your church)? Just let them perish unless I know the messenger? I don’t know the Pope either, so I can’t warn the church [people I don’t know] about him? That said, the fact remains, contrary to your accusation, my bio is in full view on our website’s homepage, as one of the top links.

    15. Your words will be small comfort to those shattered saints left in the streets at the hands of Wood and Durst.

    16. Your Enrichment Journals bars “Come let us reason together” at any opposing view. But I will post your opposing view because your own statements indict you. And I will also post this response to your charges.

    17. You seem offended at my tone. My tone is no different than the Apostle Jude, Peter, or Paul’s marking false teachers and destroyers and those who desert their brethren. If someone is wolf or viper, at what point to you name names and call them a wolf or viper?

    18. Yes it is true that God will judge those who do right and wrong, but woe to them by whom it comes. And that truth does not dismiss our responsibility to expose the deeds of darkness, name names, and warn the saints that all might fear the Lord. If you fear the Lord, you can’t remain silent in the face of iniquity to what these men have done!

    19. The Lord will not hear your prayer for me until you repent of your false charges against me, and publish them.

    20. What Scripture allows for making charges against a brother then forbids them from responding?

    21. Did it ever occur to you to thank the messenger, that if heeded one of your own churches in Alaska could be snatched from the flames?

    I await your response and the confirmation from Alaska Presbytery that they intend to compel you to produce evidence that I am liable.

    Sincerely in Christ,

    James Sundquist

    Director

    Rock Salt Publishing

    PASTOR STEPHEN BROWN LETTER TO JAMES SUNDQUIST:

    Mr. Sundquist,

    I do not know how you might have obtained our email address or why you are sending us the material of this nature. I do not know who you are, you have not bothered to explain this to me. You are making some pretty strong statements about our leaders. I have no basis of relationship with you as far as I know and what this amounts to in my mind in that context is liable.

    To be sure, I do not believe our leaders are infallible. They are not the vicar of Christ on earth. They are men and like me, like you, subject to making grave errors. I can believe in an organization as broad and well-funded as the Assemblies of God that there are plenty of skeletons in plenty of closets and that hypocrisy could be found in abundance. I neither condone or tolerate such things. It simply is so in human organizations.

    However, some of the things you accuse our leaders of have a similar tone in your communications. You are making accusations that I have no way to verify or deny the things that you print or speak. I have read some things and take it to heart that there will always be some truth in any accusation. It saddens me a great deal.

    I sit in some leadership positions and as sincerely as we try to be godly, true to the Word, kind, courteous, open and forthright, I am sure that some decisions that are rendered can be construed to be mean, uncaring, unspiritual, and unscriptural to those they affect. It mystifies me how the greater efforts to be above board, open and honest before God and men seem to turn into the greater debacles we face. It certainly is our enemy at work.

    I do not sit in judgment of you or our leaders but ask that you remove us from your emailings. I am confident that those who do wrong and evil will be judged by God and my involvement in something I have no business getting involved in would only give our enemies more opportunity to mock and scorn the legitimate work of God. I will pray more diligently for our leaders and for you.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Brown

    GEORGE WOOD’S & DUANE DURST’S
    SEIZURE OF ANOTHER LOCAL CHURCH:
    REPORT ON
    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SERIAL BULLIES FROM THE PULPIT

    NY SUPREME COURT RULING SLAMS ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
    LEADERS WOOD AND DURST WHO SUED & HIJACKED ANOTHER LOCAL AOG CHURCH
    COURT RULING: http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/james/aogbethelmassena.pdf

    [January 7, 2010 Update: Not satisfied with the destruction they have already wrought, the AOG is taking them to court again: Notice of Appeal was filed in the Appellate Div. of St. Lawrence County Supreme Court against local AOG Church]

    Are you one of 22 Assemblies of God local churches in the crosshairs of Durst & Wood for takeover of your church property and bank account?

    The New York Supreme Court stopped them in their tracks, but you could be next!

    FOR COMPLETE REPORT & INVESTIGATION:
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/post/assemblies-of-god-serial-bullies-from-the-pulpit/#more-33

    By James Sundquist
    Rock Salt Publishing
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    UPDATE:

    But there is another reason this should concern you. I know that Sarah Palin attends your denomination. She may have 2012 Presidential aspirations. But this bombshell will explode as a national story beginning the first week of January. The last thing Sarah Palin needs is a national news story about the corruption and abuse of power in her own denomination…particularly since she is known as a champion of the little guy and passionately opposes BIG BROTHER government. I would assume that would mean whether the U.S. Govt or Church Government. I have alerted her about this and received confirmation of receipt. Sarah Palin nobly exposed corporate corruption in Alaska…even her own Republican Party. So, I would think she would be even more passionate to expose it when she discovers it in her own Christian denomination! This poses a question for you. If George Wood and your District Director attempted to seize Assembly of God church property, bank account and assets, would you oppose them publicly and defend your own flock?

  18. January 24th, 2011 at 11:10 | #18

    CAROL PILCHER, ASSEMBLIES OF GOD LEADER CHARGES AGAINST JAMES SUNDQUIST:

    “Take this address off of your mailing list. Your post is so full of lies it isn’t worth responding to.”

    JAMES SUNDQUIST RESPONSE TO CAROL PILCHER:

    From: James Sundquist
    Date: January 21, 2011 7:57:04 PM EST
    To: [email protected]
    Cc: [email protected]
    Subject: Re: NY Supreme Court Judgment against Assemblies of God Leaders Duane Durst & George Wood Who Sued and Seized Another Local Assemblies of God Church

    Dear Carol Pilcher,

    You have made very serious charges by calling me a liar. I am compelled to warn you that bearing false witness against a brother is an abomination to God and slanderers will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

    I am formally requiring that you provide proof that I am a liar. I expect real evidence and Scriptural proof by tomorrow morning. If you don’t respond or provide proof, I will formally bring charges against you to your Presbytery and District Superintendent and the members of the AOG in Iowa.

    I await your prompt reply.

    Sincerely in Christ,

    James Sundquist
    Director
    Rock Salt Publishing

    JAMES SUNDQUIST LETTER TO IOWA ASSEMBLIES OF GOD EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
    DEMANDING PROOF OF CHARGES AGAINST JAMES SUNDQUIST:
    Dear Gary,
    Well that is encouraging. However, there can’t be that many with access to her account, particularly in the time frame it was sent. I assume you would have only Christians working at her office, so it would be easy to identify this person.
    Please advise the identity (the Bible would require this) and that person’s direct repentance to me.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely in Christ,

    James Sundquist

    On Jan 24, 2011, at 10:30 AM, [email protected] wrote:

    Dear Lori Jacobs, District Superintendent Tom Jacobs, Iowa Presbytery, Pastor Gary Pilcher, and Members of Faith Community Assemblies of God Church,

    n case you did not yet receive this news report. You should also know that one of your colleagues Carol Pilcher, Director of Missionettes, Iowa District of Assemblies of God, has accused me in writing of lying upon receiving the report below about George Wood and Duane Durst. I asked her (cc to Gary Pilcher) to supply proof, evidence, based in Scripture, but she has refused and asked that I remove her from her mailing list. What Scripture allows for making charges against a brother then forbid them from responding? So she leaves me no choice, according to Matthew 18, and other Scriptures regarding due process of church discipline, to formally bring her before her own church and the church at large in the Assemblies of God and in Iowa, the Iowa District Presbytery, and our own website http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com. If she is a Christian she must prove her charges against me, as bearing false witness is an abomination to the Lord, and slanderers will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

    I await your prompt reply, in accordance with what Scripture requires of you.

    Sincerely in Christ,

    James Sundquist
    Director
    Rock Salt Publishing
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    GEORGE WOOD’S & DUANE DURST’S
    SEIZURE OF ANOTHER LOCAL CHURCH:
    REPORT ON
    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SERIAL BULLIES FROM THE PULPIT

    NY SUPREME COURT RULING SLAMS ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
    LEADERS WOOD AND DURST WHO SUED & HIJACKED ANOTHER LOCAL AOG CHURCH
    COURT RULING: http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/james/aogbethelmassena.pdf

    [January 7, 2010 Update: Not satisfied with the destruction they have already wrought, the AOG is taking them to court again: Notice of Appeal was filed in the Appellate Div. of St. Lawrence County Supreme Court against local AOG Church]

    Are you one of 22 Assemblies of God local churches in the crosshairs of Durst & Wood for takeover of your church property and bank account?

    The New York Supreme Court stopped them in their tracks, but you could be next!

    FOR COMPLETE REPORT & INVESTIGATION:
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/post/assemblies-of-god-serial-bullies-from-the-pulpit/#more-33

    By James Sundquist
    Rock Salt Publishing
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    UPDATE:

    But there is another reason this should concern you. I know that Sarah Palin attends your denomination. She may have 2012 Presidential aspirations. But this bombshell will explode as a national story beginning the first week of January. The last thing Sarah Palin needs is a national news story about the corruption and abuse of power in her own denomination…particularly since she is known as a champion of the little guy and passionately opposes BIG BROTHER government. I would assume that would mean whether the U.S. Govt or Church Government. I have alerted her about this and received confirmation of receipt. Sarah Palin nobly exposed corporate corruption in Alaska…even her own Republican Party. So, I would think she would be even more passionate to expose it when she discovers it in her own Christian denomination! This poses a question for you. If George Wood and your District Director attempted to seize Assembly of God church property, bank account and assets, would you oppose them publicly and defend your own flock?

    UPDATE:

    Jan 24, 2011 10:36:33 AM, [email protected] wrote:

    James,

    The fact that an email was sent from a specific account does not identify the sender. My wife did not send the email that you received, though it did come from her account. Her account was open and another individual read the email and responded. The email itself was unsigned.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter. I am sorry for any distress this may have caused you.

    Gary Pilcher

    RESPONSE:
    Dear Gary,
    Well that is encouraging. However, there can’t be that many with access to her account, particularly in the time frame it was sent. I assume you would have only Christians working at her office, so it would be easy to identify this person.
    Please advise the identity (the Bible would require this) and that person’s direct repentance to me.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely in Christ,

    James Sundquist

  19. January 22nd, 2011 at 15:25 | #19

    Mr. Brown,

    I really believe that we as the body of Christ are to confront those who are taking advantage of any church body regardless of whether or not it is comfortable for us.

    1 Corinthians 6:1-8

    1Cr 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
    1Cr 6:2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    1Cr 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
    1Cr 6:4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?
    1Cr 6:5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?
    1Cr 6:6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
    1Cr 6:7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?
    1Cr 6:8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!

    The truth is in alot of ways things are not being done properly by the church today including issues about which James is writing about. If “the body” would actually live according to scripture then we would not have the issues that we do today. Namely false systems of theology which men use to justify their abuses to other parts of the body.

    You as a leader in the church should strive to find out the truth and expose it and not rather sit back and have a hands off approach. We are to confront the works of darkness and expose them instead of sitting back and hoping it all goes away.

    No wonder why not only our Nation is in turmoil but the Church is confused and disengaged from the cultural battle which now has lead many to fall by the wayside. Shame on any “pastor” who does not stand up for truth regardless of the cost. The time is coming when you will have to make a choice either way. You will not be able to sit on the sidelines. Its time we all started serving God rather than pleasing men.

    Aaron
    http://www.voiceoftruthradio.com

  20. HELP ME RHONDA
    January 20th, 2011 at 23:49 | #20

    James: We talked about this:

    Friend called me and said this made the news, Rick Warren stood up before his stupid church people and basically said he was in a budget shortfall and needed more money. These idiots don’t question where the money goes; what they do with it and for what? A country club organization that carries a bible. One example and anyone else? First victim of Columbine, Mark Taylor took over 10 bullets and lived (his mother fled Colorado; Google: u-tube video’s on Mark Taylor and watch how they State/Gov’t is drugging this young man up). What would you do as a parent (you can’t let your kid be drugged, and or die)?

    The mother (Donna Taylor) took Mark out of Colorado and brought him to California because a Dr. here in California (major name, famous name) offered to help Mark if someone could put her up and her son (help them, they have no money and needed a place to stay). When she asked for help, I gave her a list, Dream Center, Rick Warren’s Church, Phil Munsey’s church and list of churches in Orange County. NOT ONE CHURCH, NOT ONE CHURCH, NOT ONE MAN STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP Donna/Mark Taylor (and are these men father’s?). This was NOT long ago; by then, Rick Warren had a church survey that sent out nation-wide way before Donna asked for help, so R. Warren has had time to get ready to help people.

    Told the mother Donna Taylor; specifically, to tell these churches and pastors and Donna ask to speak to the head pastor because however she was treated; lack of help, however they behaved, was GOING TO MAKE WORLD WIDE NEWS. NOT ONE HIRELING, WOLF, FALSE SHEPHERD, CHURCH LEADER would help. Been at it for over 40 years and every excuse in the book; yet they want your money to be kept in their lifestyles; while they preyed and brainwashed you to give to their organization/business and their philanthropic dreams. So, when do these pastors and churches and their people live CHRISTIAN? Why didn’t Rick Warren live compassion and christian in this case?

    Amazing, Rick Warren has this huge church and NOT one person could live christian, not one. Did Rick Warren even make an announcement from the pulpit and or church bulletin and if not why not? If the evil dude (R. Warren) says he didn’t know, nope, the church was told however they handled was going to the media. When Donna told me that she was refused help by this church, I told her to ask again to see him because how they handled it would make world-wide news and it did and will continue to speak about this matter and expose it. Also, church leadership (list) was notified how none of these churches helped). Warren’s church had helped, would never need to take it public, but they didn’t.

    Gave it to the reporters=media because, oh Rick Warren could have Obama and McCain in his pulpit/platform and charge how much? Playing political dogma games instead of living the real gospel-wow. Rick Warren and his church could NOT help this woman and child in duress. Response by this evil church: you don’t go to our church, so we can’t help you-to the tune of AND “sheeple” stay=WOW. TALK ABOUT NOT LIVING CHRISTIAN OR THE WORD but he can live his New Age guru dogma (Jesus would not have given that response that this church did, so they don’t behave like Jesus). That’s church people that worship a man over Jesus and DO NOT READ THEIR BIBLE.

    Bible/gospel according to Rick Warren (who the Orange County Register seems to back up-they even took out posters backing this evil dude on their newsstands). What does Rick Warren do for the poor, fatherless, widow, orphan, single parent and their children, homeless (another habitual liar)? What does Rick Warren own and what is he worth and does he live better than his people and this woman and her son? I think of his dead building that no one can live in and or eat, how sad (robbers the poor, widow, fatherless, single parent and their children). Keep in mind this is only one incident, person to help, what about ALL the others that asked for help and how long has Rick Warren been a pastor in this pulpit?

    Regarding Orange County register, does he have a writer(s) that works for OCR that attend Rick Warren church without researching a matter=biased? When the Los Angeles Times did a pro-article on Jack Hayford came back and asked if the writer was committing adultery with him and or molesting children because this regime deals wrongly with child molestation (runs the parents out that took tithe money for years and does not pay for counseling for the children-not an isolated case because there was no reason to promote Jack Hayfored and his regime when they lie about the money and where it goes and doesn’t teach the Bible and threatened Richard Rossi when he wouldn’t be bought off for millions to lie about their founder Aimee when he did a documentary movie on her and that’s acceptable (very insane movement=grew up in the evil dogma)? Foursquare sold two buildings for 350 million (paid 10 million for one building and sold it for 250 million, where did that money go as they’re yoking out the people for tithe; Foursquare couldn’t have had that Real Estate without the people, where’s the 350 million going besides all the spin doctor lies, why aren’t they giving money back to the people?).

    The only reason why these evil regimes exist is because stupid people who are brainwashed and will/cannot think for themselves give to dead program/methods (worse you raise your children to do the same, none of these movements care whether you live, die or have food on the table or lose your job so long as you give to their dead regime worse, you could have been born and died in the movements and they would have NEVER gone through the Bible completely once, with the exception of Calvary Chapel (who do not live the Bible).

    Also, when Los Angeles times did a pro-article for Dream Center, I confronted was the writer hired to do such and asked or paid off because why didn’t he do ALL sides of the story, the good, bad, evil, ugly and the abusive on Dream Center. Whistleblown Dream Center three major different times of abuses. You just take what the newspaper says as truth without researching a matter (just interview the people who being abused and that’s christian?). Assemblies (“assassins” of their god) are very religious and schizophrenic have book offers on BOTH MOVEMENTS (will NEVER consider them churches nor Calvary Chapel/VCF-been hearing/seeing over 40 years of dogma and abuse-protect the dynasty at any cost even if they have to murder you metaphorically speaking and some have physically/mentally/emotionally/spiritually). ALL THESE RULES WITH NO LOVE.

    Contact Donna Taylor and interview her for all the churches that refused help, believe sent her also to “glass shack”=crystal cathedral whose family has multi-million dollar homes (sent numerous people to this organization-business to help also to NO avail, I’ve called numerous times over the years for helps to people=NO HELP! Notice Cathedral’s bankruptcy scandal making the news). Taking the money and spending it on themselves and their lifestyles and you give and don’t question. Would like to know how much money my entire family has spent on these dead movements and for what? They’re not healed up; or whole, well and, healthy. How healthy is your church and families and people? GOD DID NOT GET A DIME! Are any of these pastors storing up food and water type of Joseph’s for what’s coming=NOPE. If, they haven’t done it now they will NOT do it later, it wasn’t about people who are the church, your money that you robbed your family of is going to these hirelings (you sacrificed your life, your time and your family for what?=GOD DID NOT AND WILL NOT GET ANY MONEY, nor do people get help because these evil men habitually lie.

    By the way, all churches behave this way=VERY few exceptions to the rule. Last known contact for Donna Taylor is [email protected] and did the media do anything about it? I’m talking it went to over 34 pages of email addresses of magazine, newspaper, t.v., and some radio entities; not to mention overseas media. Goes to show you that the church and media are all in bed together, unless they expose. Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and any written works by Arthur Katz and Leonard Ravenhill. Did the Gov’t create churches to suck out your brains, time and money and those sect of people busy so they’re ineffective?

    If, your church is not doing social, charity, humanity, education and repentance and PRAYER and fasting and THE BIBLE going forth like rivers of living water in your church (that means you would truly live the Gospel (bible), then you’re in a business/organization/country club that carries a Bible). People are supporting spiritual vampire, spiritual cannibal and another habitual liar. Keeping the people, sick, in bondage and coming back for more dead dogma.

    Don’t you question where the money is spent? Have them show you proof (follow the trail to the unth degree)? How much is going to dead program/dead methods/dead buildings over people? Get the State Report of 501c3, not the one they fudge (not the truth report=lie) and give to the public. How many people got turned away and refused help=PEOPLE ARE THE CHURCH and NOT BUILDINGS. Blindly go every week, for one; addicted to religion?=AMAZING. Tithe is your country club membership that leadership lives off of and you blindly give without questioning=wow, amazing. The blind leading the blind as well as they can’t hear.

    There are no issues in heaven, none, Rick Warren (if I make it to heaven), you, and Jack Hayford (evil) and Robert Schuller, and the entire movement of foursquare/assemblies (“assassins” of god), and Chuck Smith Sr. and his entire movement and VCF-all those ites can stay the hell away from my mansion. Don’t want to know you and or ever meet you and any evil church that I asked for help for the poor, fatherless, widow, orphan, homeless, single parent and their children and you did NOT help, gave stones and NOT BREAD (ALL your evil excuses). While you spent the money and yourself, family and your what god was your belly? GOD HAVE GREAT MERCY ON ALL YOUR SOULS! GOD KNOWS WHO YOU ALL ARE, THAT REFUSED HELP, WHEN ASKED; OH YES, GOD DOES (over 40 years of asking for help and also sending people, to no avail). There is true justice, hell is hot and forever burning. These type of men/women are their own god’s, they don’t fear God which means they have no wisdom=biblical.

    Rick Warren was sent/given the over page questionnaire years ago on how much money took in and what do they spend it on and how to take care of the fatherless, widow, poor etc., and is he doing it (along with 350 heads of church leadership)? His church which reflects him, the whole body of the fish stinks from the head, obviously he did not teach them to live JESUS CHRIST and or the Bible. Not helping, reflected who he was as a pastor/teacher/leader, definitely by example.

    What sad, is stupid brainwashed christians will still go and tithe to these dead regimes! Matthew 25:31-end. You read your entire Bible and pull out every verse (which gave over 350 heads of church leadership), and ask them why they are not doing it and or living the Bible? Amazing thing, people religious addicted and will still go and give and rob their families. GOD DOES NOT GET ANY MONEY!

    P.S. Woman (very gifted apostolic) told me Judgment was going to start in California. Yep, over 6,000 churches in California and not one of them to my knowledge should exist because they are NOT living the Bible at all and or helping people. IF THEY WERE, THEY WOULD BE CHANGING THEIR CITIES, NATION for God because people would finally see so-called christians living it, instead of serving up dead gospel and their dead jesus. Not to mention we would HEAR about it-reports. VERY SAD. I told her there’s a lot of very stupid brainwashed christians in California, that even the Major Named Ministers have said on TBN and platform; dinners that their # one money source comes from California.
    These people were conned by the used car salesman selling dead religion, “Elmer Gantry” of this century (because they had platform or time on TBN). Christian women have told me this, “when they’re in concentration camps with other christians they’re finally going to tell them they GET WHAT THEY DESERVE” and how many people feel that way? Church has been very evil and abusive. Google: Abused by the church and note two comments previous listing ministries that post church abuse and money abuse and people still give to these hirelings, charlatans, evil wolves WHILE YOU ROBBED YOUR FAMILY AND OTHERS. GOD HAVE GREAT MERCY ON THIS COUNTRY. “As the church goes so goes the world”=so true, if the nation/world is corrupt it’s because the CHURCH IS! AND NO ONE IS JUDGING FRUIT. All into their power trips, look at me, look at what I’m building; wait will we all stand before God and give an account=God have great mercy.

    Not to mention church leadership is giving advice to where single parents (who have children) are leaving the church and killing themselves over manipulating, controlling, lies, evil advice and that’s acceptable to you. That could have been your mother, sister, niece, aunt, grandmother etc., Toxic Faith by Stephen Arterburn, Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by Johnson and VanVonderan=lot’s of books on church abuse and people still stay and tithe and gift gifts, alms and offerings and of their time to the Hitler, Napoleon, Pharaoh in the pulpit. Also, “Ten Lies that the Church Tells Women” by J. Lee Grady (one lie too many) and When Women Were Priests by Karen Jo Torjsen. What’s more wonderful, yeah right, evil christians and church leadership think they have a right to pray for you to die when you try and correct the church and or ask for help and expose this situation=imprecatory prayers (and they think they’re christian?)!

    Again, see church abuse sites listen in previous comments, list. “Religion is to the church what cancer is to the body”. Book out there to the tune of: a christian that you would NOT want to be one, ARE/YOU/WE/I in that book? Can’t throw stones, HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! So, if you want to make your 15 minutes of fame and abuse people and I hear about it AND or see it or experience it like the idiot (Cheryl) ) at Pasadena IHOPrayer, you will make world wide news; not to mention head of the IRS, House and the Senate. IF, you call yourself christian and think you’re one, YOU BETTER BEHAVE IT. Maybe Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper, Bill O’Reilly, Alex Jones, Larry King can interview you on: what constitutes to be a christian and your behavior (not to mention over 30 church leadership on report church/shelter/ministry abuse)? Give the unsaved like Larry Flynt, Eminem, and Mick Jagger and Marilyn Manson a reason to come to Jesus Christ with how the church and its people are behaving? You tell me!

    Give the reason the world/unsaved a reason to come to the church in it’s present day and form, what to be abused, controlled, taught doctrine of demons and devils of men-just have to look at the circus (Elmer Gantry’s, slick snake oil salesman selling dead religion) of TBN (read 9/19-20/04 article by Los Angeles Times and their dogma and “Onward Christian Soldier” both by William Lobdell for exposing this regime and people still give=too sad. Go to Wittenburg Door and read their articles posted.

    Amazing how Rick Warren’s “sheeple” (people), do not Google his name and put in: “people’s negative feedback and or controversial articles” and read all the sites where he’s posted and they still attend and give to his regime (that would apply to any church/big name). First questions, you should be asking when you go into any church is what are you doing for the poor, fatherless, widow, orphan, single parent and their children, homeless? That will tell you/me/I a whole lot!

    cc: rickross.com, wittenburg door, bill/jackie alnor etc.,

  21. Stephen Brown
    January 20th, 2011 at 14:29 | #21

    Mr. Sundquist,

    I do not know how you might have obtained our email address or why you are sending us the material of this nature. I do not know who you are, you have not bothered to explain this to me. You are making some pretty strong statements about our leaders. I have no basis of relationship with you as far as I know and what this amounts to in my mind in that context is liable.

    To be sure, I do not believe our leaders are infallible. They are not the vicar of Christ on earth. They are men and like me, like you, subject to making grave errors. I can believe in an organization as broad and well-funded as the Assemblies of God that there are plenty of skeletons in plenty of closets and that hypocrisy could be found in abundance. I neither condone or tolerate such things. It simply is so in human organizations.

    However, some of the things you accuse our leaders of have a similar tone in your communications. You are making accusations that I have no way to verify or deny the things that you print or speak. I have read some things and take it to heart that there will always be some truth in any accusation. It saddens me a great deal.

    I sit in some leadership positions and as sincerely as we try to be godly, true to the Word, kind, courteous, open and forthright, I am sure that some decisions that are rendered can be construed to be mean, uncaring, unspiritual, and unscriptural to those they affect. It mystifies me how the greater efforts to be above board, open and honest before God and men seem to turn into the greater debacles we face. It certainly is our enemy at work.

    I do not sit in judgment of you or our leaders but ask that you remove us from your emailings. I am confident that those who do wrong and evil will be judged by God and my involvement in something I have no business getting involved in would only give our enemies more opportunity to mock and scorn the legitimate work of God. I will pray more diligently for our leaders and for you.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Brown