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Saturday, December 25, 2010
The COE of United is not happy that various ministers and elders have been working overtime while on UCG payroll to lead people away into other churches or organizations.
These con-artists did the exact same thing to WCG in 1995. They spent months parked in 360/380/390 apartments conspiring to lead members away from WCG into their new organizations. They established themselves to not only divert members, but more importantly divert money into their new organization so they could continue to get a salary.
Now UCG is facing the exact same scenario, only this time they are on the receiving end. They deserve everything that is happening to them. Notice how they justify their rebellion in 1995 - just like the current splinter churches are justifying their breakaway UCG churches. Same old, same old!
We believe that the current long and hard trial within the United Church of God is nearing its end. In the past few days we have received a number of resignations of ministers and former administrators. We do not rejoice in seeing these resignations. In fact, as the apostle Peter noted, we are grieved. It remains deeply painful to see new church groups start up in some pockets of the country and former ministers still publishing or putting on the Internet statements that have little or no basis in fact. Based on recent information sent to us from a number of sources, we now know with certainty that former trusted ministers have been and are now actively and openly trying to draw away faithful members, like yourself, to new groups. As they will find, separating into other groups will not solve their problems.
The Council of Elders is in possession of irrefutable documentation that demonstrates complicity by certain ministers and members in secretive efforts to undermine and destroy the very organizational fabric of the United Church of God. We are greatly saddened to see this, as it hurts to know as a fact that some have essentially said one thing regarding reconciliation or resolution of differences while working behind the scenes with a completely different agenda.
This documentation, authored by a former home office administrator, lays bare organized efforts at a very high level to break away. It distorts the record and generally reflects a grievous state of mind among those who are fracturing current relationships and trying to influence members of the United Church of God into following them.
Sadly, if past events are any guide to the future, documentation will soon appear online, together with varied “analyses” of various stripes and colors, trying to again spin this documentation somehow into one more quasi-“proof” of the alleged evils of the Council of Elders. It is being said that we demand personal loyalty to men. This is not true—as we would not even sign a document that required that. We simply ask for the faithful service of our employees and ministry to the Church that employs them, recognizing that not everyone thinks alike but that we all need to work within the structure we all agreed upon in 1995.
Friday, December 24, 2010
It has finally happened! UCG has officially split.
They are already grubbing to divert money from UCG.
UCG has just got a dose of it's own medicine. The leadership of UCG conspired for months while on WCG's payroll to form a new church organization. Now the breakaway groups have done the same to United! I love it! Crooks and criminals all!
Richard Thompson has formed the
CHURCH OF GOD, A WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION, INC.
Principles: Mike Hanisko, Ken Giese, Greg Sargent, Roger West, George Evans
Church of God, A Worldwide Association, Inc.
Today we are announcing the formation of new international congregation of believers, the Church of God, a Worldwide Association. Our church organization incorporated on December 23, 2010 and has members, congregations and ministers around the world.
The formation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, results from several fundamental disagreements within United Church of God, an International Association. After numerous efforts to engage in biblical resolutions and reconciliation, all efforts failed, and a separation became inevitable. We believe we have made every effort to avoid a rift, but the deep division over a number of issues has led us to this point. We are saddened and disappointed by this division that separates friends, family and loved ones, and we seek God’s mercy and His direction as we desire to live our lives in peace and service to God. Therefore, we are forming this new organization as a home for believers who share our mission, values and beliefs.
Our mission is to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations and make disciples from among those whom God calls. Our doctrines are based in the first century teachings of Jesus Christ as practiced by the apostles. Our values are grounded in the biblical record. We will strive to humbly follow this example. We will be hosting a conference for elders January 9-11, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss options for the future for providing a spiritual home for members and elders who have become disenfranchised and disillusioned with the turmoil within the
United Church of God, an International Association.
To date several thousand members and dozens of pastors and elders have been fired or forced to resign over these developments. Their desire is to look to the future and continue to move forward together as an organized body. Elders who are dedicated to serving God and Jesus Christ in the commission of the church of preaching the gospel and making disciples of those whom God calls,
are invited to attend this important meeting.
We are asking all members and ministers to join us in fasting on a day of your choice between now and the beginning of this conference on January 9, to seek God’s will in decisions and actions
that will be taken as a result of this conference.
Our temporary headquarters is located in Palm Coast, Florida, and the church is organized as a church organization within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Individuals wishing to support the church may do so at this time. Tithes and donations are gratefully accepted and may be sent to:
Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc.
P.O Box 781885
Orlando, FL 32878-1885
All donations postmarked on or before December 31, 2010 will be acknowledged as year 2010 contributions for purposes of donor contribution acknowledgment letters, which donors may wish to use for any applicable tax deduction benefits.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Orlando SagaDemarest conspired in the background with Orlando group before he was finally terminated by UCG. Another shady fraudulent 'pastor.
Dear fellow members of God’s church in Orlando,
You have already seen Mr Demarest’s announcement of his resignation from the United Church of God. As I told you last Sabbath, the decision was his to make and he is the one who took the action to leave.
In the spirit of transparency that so many say they want, it is necessary to bring to light another sad and disappointing fact in this situation. It came to my attention yesterday morning, from a source outside our local church, that on December 7 (two weeks ago) a very small group of members from our Orlando church, apparently with the blessing and approval of Mr Demarest, who was in the employ of the United Church of God at that time and who allowed his address to be used in the corporate filing as "principal address and mailing address" formed a new church corporation. In Article III of the papers filed that day, it is specifically stated, “The corporation is organized as a church.” If you are interested in seeing the official corporate filing and the list of directors for this new church, it is available at the link I provide at the end of this letter.
Please again note that the papers were filed on December 7. The filing date indicates that this had been being planned by these individuals even before that date. Knowing what had been done that prior Tuesday, and knowing the people involved, these members attended our Sabbath services on December 11 (the Sabbath before last), and Mr. Demarest asked an officer of that new church to give the sermon that day. These facts might also provide an answer concerning the activities and conversations of certain individuals following services on December 11, which some of you have commented to me about.
Please also be aware that to this day, including in the email Mr Demarest sent to you earlier tonight, neither he nor any of the founding members of this new church have made any mention to anyone regarding the filing, plans, and actions they had taken two weeks ago that are now confirmed. A couple of those people were even at our services last week and made no mention of their part in the planning of a new church.
To repeat a phrase that was written to you last week, today is indeed a “sad day” in our local church now that we realize the actions that have been committed against God’s church here in Orlando by a few of our local people.
Nevertheless, the United Church of God in Orlando will continue, striving to live the life and fulfill the purpose God has called us to. We will continue to prepare the people of God, continue to teach the doctrine and follow the principles and example that Jesus Christ established for His church, we will continue to preach the gospel as Christ commanded, we will continue to provide a safe, peaceful, place for our brethren to worship and fellowship each Sabbath, and we will attend to every member’s need. The Home Office has asked me to assure you that the UCGIA will continue to provide a shepherd/pastor for our congregation as we move forward.
Services this Sabbath will be at our usual location at the North Metropolitan Church of God, and at our usual time– 2 pm. There will be a sermonette by one of our local members in good standing; and I have been asked by the Home Office to give the sermon.
We hope to see all of you there, as you continue to follow God.
If you have questions, I will be happy to talk to you about them this Sabbath, or you may email me or call me.
If you need any ministerial services (anointing, assistance, counseling, or other) please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or by phone at 386-986-1441. I will make sure your needs are met.
Fellow members of God’s church in Orlando, I am sorry to have to report all this to you. But many have asked for transparency and it is necessary to make you aware of all the facts concerning what has apparently been in the works in this area for several weeks. It is disappointing that our former pastor did not feel the need to disclose his actions to you or me himself.
If you would like to review the official corporate filing documents for the new church corporation, please click the link below. It will take you directly to the new corporate filing site for the State of Florida.
We remain in your service.
Your brother and friend,
Dear Fellow Members of God’s Church in Orlando:
Good evening. A few allegations have been made tonight, and as a member of the board of directors of Church of God United, Orlando, Inc., I would be remiss if I did not respond. Earlier, I talked to Mr. Demarest, our pastor, about this issue. He requested that I respond as a member of the Board of Directors. After I set the record straight, we expect him to follow up with his own remarks. Contrary to what has been suggested, nothing unethical has been done here. Foolish allegations don’t typically merit a response, but then again these are peculiar times. These allegations are perfectly ridiculous and, frankly, childish. Paul had a Greek word he used for it: skubala. Before I proceed, let me just say that we all love and respect Mr. Shabi, and I am thankful for the service he has provided to our congregation as a local elder. I mean that from the bottom of my heart, which make this situation very awkward. He has the heart of a servant, and however he chooses to serve our great God in the future, I know he will do a fine job. We should all wish him the very best. None of us wanted to see our congregation divided by the unfortunate antics of the UCGiA Council and Administration, and what they have done over the past several months has grieved us all very deeply. So, we find ourselves where we are, right now, as involuntary participants in an ugly corporate divorce. Many of us disagree with the point of view expressed by our brother in Christ, Mr. Shabi.
However, I respect his right to have his own point of view, and sometimes Christians simply disagree. I accept the emotional and edgy nature of his communication, because I myself have produced such messages in moments of frustration. Rick, I know you are sincere in your point of view. Please know that those of us who see things differently are just as sincere as you are, and I hope you’ll come to accept that and not hold it against us. I only hope that when we all stand before the throne of Christ, he will have mercy on us all.
I have one benefit that Rick did not have when he formed his point of view: I WAS THERE. Rick was not. I was there when certain concerned brethren in Orlando first began quietly discussing ways we could protect ourselves as a local congregation. I was there to witness the alarm, the anguish in the eyes of our brethren who were seeing the writing on the wall, and who knew that absent a miracle, it was only a matter of time before this administration suspended our pastor, and by extension, attacked our local church family, which existed as a spiritual body before UCGiA was even a glimmer in anyone’s eye. I was there in a coffee shop a few weeks ago when some young adults seriously suggested that we form a local corporation, “just in case,” for our protection. As the saying goes, you never know. Except we did know, and we did not suspend common sense or deny the manifest facts that were then emerging on an almost daily basis. We knew that unless God intervened, and unless humility and repentence led this Council to change the way it was relating to the brethren and its superiors (the GCE), our congregation, including our widows and vulnerable members, would be thrown into a vortex of chaos and confusion, and forced to function as sheep without a shepherd.
With God as our witness, we were not about to let that happen. Not on our watch. As members, we are our brothers’ keepers, and we look out for each other. We are not dumb, defenseless sheep, and if someone messes with our congregation, we are going to strike back (Psalm 44). We don’t trust in our own spiritual implements of defense, but we trust in God. Even so, as King David was skilled in using his implements of defense, so must we be.
I was there when a local pillar approached me with an anguished, somber, and yet sound request that we go ahead and reluctantly take necessary and proper measures to protect our local family. It was a contingency plan to incorporate locally. We prayed that we would never need to partake of that plan, but God did not give us the answer we were hoping for. It only cost $70.00 to incorporate. If God intervened and repentence happened, then we would happily forfeit the $70.00, nix the corporation, and carry on as usual with a stronger UCG.
In order to minimize controversy and unrest, and in order to locally promote the conditions within which reconciliation could occur, the Board of Directors made a unanimous decision to not publicize the formation of this local corporation. Except for the requirements of law, it was our decision to allow this corporation to remain “idle” until such time that Mr. Demarest was fired, or until such time that he resigned. Again, I was there. So were the remaining directors and officers of the corporation: Mike Machin, Jerry Ross, Amy Ranew, Debbie Kobernat, and Katrina Schultz. These directors and officers would be happy to confirm what I just said. Of course, if the Council repented and Mr. Demarest was reconciled to the leadership of United, then the corporation was going to quietly fade into the twilight forever. We did not want this corporation. We wanted the UCGiA that was conceived in Indianapolis back in 1995.
Mr. Demarest held no position on the corporation prior to his resignation. He agreed to allow us to use his address for a corporate address. I asked him if this would be okay, and he agreed, because in the unwanted event that he was fired and would then be hired by our local corporation, a local address would be needed, and his was a logical choice due to the contingency that he would be asked by the Board to become our pastor. Incidentally, the principal address of the corporation will be changing soon since we are presently making hall arrangements.
Neither I, nor anyone else on the Board, is inclined to be lectured by agents of this Council on the issue of ethics. I’ll just leave it at that. I will sleep with a clean conscience tonight, and I’ll be able to look at myself in the mirror tomorrow morning. So will Mr. Demarest. Our ethics derive from the Bible. You know, the idea that we should keep the Sabbath properly; the idea that we should not bear false witness; the idea that we should not covet authority that is not ours, such as that which is vested in the GCE; the idea that we should deal honorably with our fellow man, and do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and the idea that we should not follow man, but that we should follow our ministers only as they follow Christ. Our pastor is a rock. His ethics are solid. Any suggestion to the contrary is absurd, disrespectful, and shameful.
In summary, let me just say that I did not enjoy writing this message to you all, but we felt it was necessary. I look forward to the day when hostilities die down and this recent unpleasantness is water under the bridge. For now, God has give me a job, and I’m going to do it–my job is to be my brother’s keeper, and that is a job given to us all as members. As a member, I will protect my brethren and our congregation. I will protect my pastor. I will follow him as he follows Christ, and I am satisfied that he follows Christ as well as any minister in the Church of God. We are all free to make up our own minds. If you believe that integrity is doctrine, then please come this Sabbath and worship with us. On the other hand, if you believe that our brethren in Latin America are dispensible, if you believe that God’s faithful ministers are fair game to be cut off and thrown to the trash heap, only because they spoke and acted according to conscience, if you believe in a naked, authoritarian manner of governing the brethren that knows no bounds, mercy, or tolerance, then you may want to consider aligning yourself with a congregation other than ours.
Our local corporation was formed as a safety net, and one we never wanted to use. We are saddened that we are now using it. We did not want this, we did not ask for it. However, we are happy that we are now using it, at the same time. We are very thankful for what God has given us. As it says in Proverbs 22:3, “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” We saw danger, we took refuge. After he resigned, Mr. Roy Demarest was hired as our local pastor for the purpose of continuing on with business as usual. He accepted our offer. We look forward to seeing him behind the lectern once again this Sabbath.
Mr. Demarest has his own comments to follow tonight or tomorrow morning, but let us pursue peace and respect with those who may disagree with us, and I am excited about seeing everyone at the holy convocation this Sabbath at the Hilton. See you then. Let’s roll!
Jason M. Ranew
Director, Church of God United, Orlando, Inc.
Jason M. Ranew
Director, Church of God United, Orlando, Inc.
Slick Severino has negotiated with the building owner that UCG has rented from, to hold his service at 10:30 a.m. - a couple of hours before UCG meets in the same room.
I want you to know how very sad both Judy and I are in having to write this kind of letter. For the past several months I have agonized over bringing up any matters concerning our church problems because I knew how disheartening it was to hear and that it had the potential to disrupt our wonderful church environment and the joy we all have being together each week. Frankly, it was also personally stressful because I wanted very much to be what you needed me to be. We love all of you and I am committed to serving you as shepherd in the future just as I have for the past five years. Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to do so as an employee of the United Church of God. This morning I tendered my resignation.
I don’t need or want to rehearse what has led up to this point. More details about our decline are found in the Real Issues paper I mentioned in my last update. The Administration and Council have repeatedly reminded everyone of church authority while missing the greater spiritual principles Jesus spoke of in Mat.20:25. If you want people to yield to your leadership you must earn their confidence through service and love. Demanding it is what Christ warns us not to do. I must now say to you that I do have concern for the spiritual safety and wellbeing of any remaining with UCG.
What Does This Mean for Houston North?
I think most all of you are aware that I am not alone in my disappointment with UCG leadership. Dozens and dozens of pastors will be resigning shortly and a sizable number of Houston North and South members have said they are ready to move forward.
For now I would like to have us continue as close to normal as is possible. Beginning this Sabbath, there will be a weekly Sabbath service at our hall at 10:30 AM for any who would like to meet with me. This will be a 90 minute service and we will be off the premises by 1:00 PM so that those who choose to remain with UCG can continue as they have previously, without any awkwardness. We do not want to disrupt the regular routine of those desirous of attending in the afternoon nor in any way make things difficult. I will insure someone is available to help with sound this Sabbath. I also notified Ministerial Services of the need for them to provide a sermon speaker or message.
Everyone is welcomed to be with us in the morning that would do so in peace and it is in no way a declaration of permanent membership, loyalty or commitment. For the immediate future, those attending in the morning will simply be called the Church of God Houston or if from the south, Church of God Houston South. At this point we plan to continue all regular sports programs, the Teen Weekend, the Young Adult Weekend, Fun Show, etc. Everyone is welcomed to participate in these programs and socials and there will be no stipulation as to when you attend services. Many have already made commitments to them. We are all friends.
Technically there never was an official United Church of God, Huntsville congregation. Huntsville was established as a twice-a-month service to accommodate those who live further north. Thus, Huntsville will continue in the same location and time but the meeting will be serviced as a part of the Church of God Houston and not the United Church of God. This Sabbath Mr. John Perry will bring the sermon and church will be at the regular time of 11:00 AM. Please be informed that neither in the morning service at Broze Hall nor in Huntsville will any negative conversation about the United Church of God, its officers, or members be permitted. This is not only unnecessary at this point, it is also distasteful to God and not what the Sabbath is about. We plan to joyfully gather in worship on God’s Sabbath day.
Over the months the UCG administration has publically claimed that many of us were planning a “split” or organizing a new Church association. These claims are also false. Dozens of men are now being forced to resign and thousands of members around the world will leave as well. In going forward it would only be normal for there to be an effort to reorganize with those of like-mind and view. That is something that can be considered as it develops. I would like us to have a congregational, town meeting when it is convenient to discuss a variety of topics concerning going forward.
Judy and I are both very sorry for the trauma this crisis has caused and apologize if we have fallen short in our service to you prior to, or during, this latest trial. We can all be completely confident that we are not alone. As we, more than ever, sharpen our focus on the holy calling we have been given, God will strengthen us and our bond together as a spiritual body will be even stronger. We look forward to being with you this Sabbath.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Just When You Think Armstrongism Couldn't Get Any Weirder: Birds Are EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THROW OUT THOSE BIRD FEEDERS!
On Yahoo there are several groups that pretend that they are preserving all things HWA (pre-1986 of course).
There was this little gem today about birds. Of course it had to bring in Harry Potter.
What amazed me was seeing a picture of a WAREHOUSE full of little stands (for a garden, perhaps) (just for Jerusalem!) where the idolaters would put bread crumbs or "cakes" for the Queen of Heaven, who, naturally, sent the birds to bring the offering to her. :) Hm, how many of us have bird feeders?
Or, as Jesus put it, the birds nest in the tree. Birds are a symbol of evil throughout the Bible, from the dream Joseph interpreted to "the bird that carries tales to the King's ear" to the birds that snatch up the truth when the seed falls to the earth.
Of course, birds themselves are not evil--they are simply a part of God's creation and do what birds do. It is instructive to note that many evil people use owls, eagles, and other unclean birds as talismans (like Harry Potter and his mail-owl). ;It's as if they instinctively thumb their noses at God.
So, has anyone seen or read Harry Potter's Deathly Hallows? Does he combine into the powerful, evil wizard who keeps trying to kill him? You might read that as symbolic of God trying to win over Satan, similar to the Superman story.
12/12/10 Greetings from Pasadena,
By now most of you have received the news of the death of Dibar Apartian. When I first knew Dibar he was a French teacher at Ambassador College but not yet baptized. In a few years he was baptized and began to work on articles in the magazines translating them into French. He became ordained an elder and later he and I were among four who were ordained “evangelists” in 1966. He began a radio broadcast in French that was carried in Europe and in other French speaking countries.
He and his wife Shirley (Nash) were social friends of ours playing Bridge and having dinner in each other’s home. He was a temperate man who seldom ate desserts preferring to have fruit and cheese following his meals as is the custom in France. He was always nice and pleasant to Molly and me. Molly attended his French classes for two years.
We received a discouraging update on Ronald Dart. After his fall he evidently had intracranial hemorrhaging. His time of rehabilitation has ended in the clinic but will continue at home. It appears that the hemorrhaging has wiped up much of what he has learned in times past and he is having to learn letters and word all over again. Larry Watkins wrote that he cannot read or write presently.
This has to be very discouraging for him and his wife, Allie. Ron Dart had a very active mind and loved learning and was an able thinker on many subjects. Many have prayed and are continuing to pray for him and Allie. Please remember them in your prayers.
I hope you are well. I shall be writing some things for our Guard the Temple area of the web site soon.
Sincerely, in Christ’s service,
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Check out this informal poll on the current crisis in UCG. Make you voice heard...not that UCG brass will care the least...but you will get an idea on how your other brethren are feeling about the situation unfolding:
UCG Members and readers of this blog – this is where you are able to get your voice heard in this unscientific, informal poll. This blog is researching your opinions on the UCG crisis. This is a neutral poll. There is no doctrinal or theological agenda with this poll, and Shadows of WCG is not interested – neither does Shadows care or will disclose – who posted what answer. (except if you leave a comment, of course.) Your answer is confidential (in other words, no one will know the identity of who posted what response, though the response is obviously visible to all.) This informal poll will consist of a few questions. Your anonymity is encouraged. If you wish to further comment you are welcome to at the bottom of this poll. These questions are for public research about the ongoing crisis that is occurring within the United Church of God. One thing: If you choose to comment, in this thread, your comment must be factual. Civility is mandatory – and ad-hominem attacks toward any individual will not be tolerated and will be immediately deleted.
With that said, this is your time to get your voice heard. IF you request further polling questions, you may ask for it in a comment at the bottom of this poll. Your voice is important and deserves – demands – to be heard.
Rumors are flying in UCG right now that a major split may occur after the upcoming
UCG's Winter Solstice weekends that it holds annually.
January is going to be cold and bumpy
for those remaining UCG members.
Church of God, Tampa Bay
Applicant: Thomas Kosharek
Directors: Charles Haughee, Thomas Kosharek, Charles Sinon, Walter Smith, Sean Yarbough
Secretary: Justine Kosharek
It is interesting that so many of these little break away's are formed by family members. Now seems to be the chance for those with little power to grab a lot of power!
Here is a partial list of the UCG resignations/terminations during the last month. Check out my blog entry on December 5, 2010 for a more complete list Ucg Hit List of Ministers Removed
Even more resignations are expected in the next few days!
Mr. Andy Burnett, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Doug Horchak, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Richard Thompson, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Clyde Kilough, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Roy Demarest, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Roger West, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Greg Sargent, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Mike Hanisko, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Arnold Burns, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Ron Kelley, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. David Treybig, December 2010, resigned from the Council of Elders
Mr. Michael Blackwell, December 2010, resigned from the Council of Elders
Mr. David Baker, December 2010, resigned from the Council of Elders
Mr. Neil Hart, December 2010, resigned from UCG ministry
Mr. Jim Franks, December 2010, resigned from the Council of Elders
Mr. Alfredo Arboleas, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Eleodoro Avila, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Alberto Gonzalez, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Jaime Guiñez, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Adan Langarica, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Luis Mundo, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Fermin Nain, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Jaime Ortiz, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Manuel Quijano, December 2010, removed from UCG ministry
Mr. Pablo Dimakis, December 2010, resigned form UCG ministry
The UCG House of Card's is rapidly disintegrating!
Doug Horcheck and Andy Burnett have now resigned!
It's one thing for a small town pastor to resign which ultimately has little impact. However, when well recognized names of men who have served on the Board of UCG, who have been coordinators, and are well known, start defecting it is bound to cause a mass exodus. Are we looking at the last days of UCG as we know it? How much longer till they shut down their 'college'. Will there be a fire sale on their Cincinnati building? UCG's income has taken a serious hit. Maybe Six Pack Flurry can buy it as his East Coast HQ.
Richard Thompson resigned from UCG on December 20, 2010
Given the track record of this man this is no great loss to
anyone that ever suffered under his autocratic rule. Ask the members of Dayton OH, that got him as a minister in the late 70's early 80's.
Then ask the students from Big Sandy that had to deal with him.
Here we go again! Yet ANOTHER UCG splinter personality cult.
Princiopal rulers of this little group are:
Jason and Amy Ranew
Monday, December 20, 2010
UCG's latest splinter personality cult has now been formed in West Palm Beach Florida.
Since they are now incorporated, it lists some of it's leaders as follows:
President: James Cannon
Treasurer: Dan Carrirero
Secretary: Robin Nichols
Directors: David Jenkins, Debra Jenkins, Michael Moore
Mike Moore has been fronting the money to set up an office for this group and he is also helping set up a Home Office for the Church of God America group. COGA is looking to set it's self up as the legal mother church/HQ of the UCG splinter groups.
There are rumors of more ministers involved with this group. Once Moore sets up COGA's office's expect more resignations. These men are following a long tradition of staying put where the money is till the new group has money to support them. When the new office is ready and money secured, they will jump ship. More hypocrites!
Clyde Kilough has now resigned This has taken many in UCG by surprise. With his resignation many now admit the Titanic that UCG has become is now sinking rapidly.
Roy Demarest and Roger West have also resigned