A former employee and member of David C. Packs Restored Church of God has written a letter to Exit and Support Network detailing the hell he went through for a few months at Dave's cult compound in Wadsworth. He also tells how RCG members sold their homes and land in ordered to send it in to Dave to finance his great COG reunification that FAILED to happen this past Saturday.
For Dave Pack, the cult compound he is building is all about himself and the money he needs to build it. Just like COG leaders in Pasadena (including HWA) he treats his employees like dirt while spending money on vainglorious items to furnish his buildings and home with. His ministers are also sharing in this moneymaking scheme. That is the main reason none of them have had the balls to come out and say that Dave is a liar and a fraud after his epic prophetic failure this past Saturday. These ministers and their wives would rather whore themselves out to the almighty dollar than to be men and women of integrity. These men and women do not have a Christian bone in their bodies.
Why I Left Restored Church of GodI left the Restored Church of God about one month ago. I moved out to, lived, and worked in Wadsworth, Ohio at the RCG Headquarters for two months. Many of the things I went through and witnessed caused me to leave. Now with David C. Pack's "remnant prophecy" a complete flop, it is another good reason I left.
While at Headquarters, I saw a lot of scared and unhappy individuals. There was a superficial look of happiness, but I sensed a lot of uneasiness in many of the members. There was a lot of pressure from those on the top of the church government to get certain projects done, whether it was putting up chandeliers, getting a room ready for a certain date, getting the landscaping in place, or constructing a waterfall. What came down from the top was immediate priority and had to get done when they wanted. Everyone felt the pressure, no matter what department you worked in. Some lacked sleep.
As a worker who was going to be a future student at RCG's Ambassador Center, I, and many other students, were being shuffled around the student housing that they provided. I had to move three times during my stay at Wadsworth. Wherever they told you you were going to stay was where you were going to stay. I met one member there who had moved four times--every month since he moved out there. Much of one's behavior is controlled and influenced by what "the church" wants, from dress to dancing to dating etc.
I remember at one RCG service I had noticed a member who was not at services the week before, so I asked them if they were okay. They said that they had gotten sick last week because of all the pressure and the increased work load that was laid on them since the move into the new Administrative Hall.
While ministers, ministers' wives, and others in the upper echelon at HQ ogled over expensive chandeliers, fancy wooden trim, waterfalls, and a well-striped and manicured grounds, there were many members who were hurting physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Ministers live in expensive housing, drive in fairly expensive new vehicles. Many of the lay members were always required and admonished to give more. It was never enough. The RCG would pursue projects they didn't immediately have the funds for, so they would pressure the congregations through weekly announcements and sermons to raise more funds. Now the RCG has recently purchased over 50 more acres of land!The ministers and evangelists in Pasadena did the exact same thing. They were completely out of touch with the everyday members of the chruch. They had no idea whatsoever how people struggled to make ends meet while the upper echelon dined on champagne and caviar and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars remolding their homes at church expense.
He then writes the following about how RCG members sold their homes to finance Dave's asinine reunification that failed to happen. They are now without homes while Dave still lives in the lap of luxury as he pretends nothing happened.
David Pack's remnant prophecy was another big reason I left. I had a bad feeling about it the closer the month of August came. He claimed that part of the books of Haggai and Zechariah indicated that three splinter group leaders would die by fire on the same day and that many of those members of the splinters would flock to Restored Church of God by the Sabbath of August 31st. Clearly, none of that has happened, and unfortunately many of the members have poured out immense amounts of funds, resources, and endless fundraising to get ready to absorb this supposed remnant. Many sold houses and properties and have given up most or almost all of what they had. I miss a lot of the friends I made in RCG. I feel bad for them, because I know that a lot of them have invested a lot of time, money, and assets to "the church."
Dale Schurter, Larry McElroy and all the other RCG ministers are complicit in this criminal activity. These men are sick men just like Dave is. They know Dave lied and they continue to cover up for him.
For anyone who is thinking or looking to joining Restored Church of God, you now have a false prophet / apostle / high priest / Joshua / whatever you want to call it to look up to and follow. He set a date for something to happen. He felt that God revealed it to him through Scripture. The event never happened. The RCG just purchased over 50 more acres of land which was expected to be paid for by the "remnant" who never came. Break it down and keep it simple.You can read the entire letter here: Why I Left Restored Church of God