Mars Hill Reality in Centreville, Virginia Touts Fairfax Community Church. Will Cognitive Dissonance Hit When Edward Lui Learns About the Spiritual Abuse Issues?

A real estate company based out of Centreville, Virginia touts Fairfax Community Church as it tries to sell houses and rent properties nearby in Fairfax. What will Edward Lui do when he realizes his company is promoting a church that hires a violent sex offender on the Virginia sex offender registry? Or when Edward learns of the abuse and spiritual problems that are stemming from Rod Stafford’s church? Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church Changes Its Name to Fairfax Church. Did a Stubborn but Fact Driven Blog Help Bring That Change?

Recently Fairfax Community Church which is affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana denomination changed its name to Fairfax Church. The writer of this blog is a former attender who became a whistleblower when he learned that Rod Stafford’s church had hired a violent sex offender and that he had access to children’s areas. Did the stubborn reporting and coverage of this ethically challenged evangelical church result in their name change? Continue reading

The Stress of Being a Whistle Blower in a Washington, D.C. Mega Church. Plus How Did Fairfax Community Church Bully a TV Station Not to Report a Scandal? Was Loretta Rogers Cooper Responsible for that Action?

This is the story of how I became a whistle blower at Fairfax Community Church. Back in 2014 while involved I stumbled across information that Rod Stafford’s church concealed a dangerous situation from the congregation. Their Care Director at the time – Eric Nickle – was on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. This post is about how I went public, how I struggled with it, and how coming from a church in Milwaukee – Elmbrook, which had a sexual abuse situation with their youth pastor committing suicide in 1999  compelled me to tip off the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. My conscious is clear and if something happens at Fairfax Community it won’t be because I stayed silent. Continue reading

Donna Stafford, Joyce Meyer and a $23,000 Commode

The wife of Senior Pastor Rod Stafford of Fairfax Community Church is into Joyce Meyer and attends her events.  This post asks if Fairfax Community Church is influenced by Joyce Meyer and poses another question. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer and attend Fairfax Community Church should you embrace the prosperity gospel? Why is the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana silent about this? Continue reading

In Order to Understand Evangelical Culture One Should Cease Reading their Bible and Read George Orwell Instead

In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others.  Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church at the Movies! The Theological Lessons From Mel Brooks Spaceballs as Applied to Rod Stafford’s Church

Every summertime Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church holds “Fairfax at the movies.” According to Pastor Rod the sermon series allows people to look at movie themes through the lens of scripture. This post does what Fairfax has done and looks at the church through Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs. So brace yourself for a lot of snark in this post. Hold on to your helmet and prepare for ludicrous speed!
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Can the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana Write an Honest Article About Fairfax Community Church? Or Will Carl Stagner Just Compose Puff Pieces?

Over the past few years the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana has written a number of puff pieces about Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church in the Washington, D.C. area. Several articles are pure fluff and come from Carl Stagner who does writing and editing for the Church of God denomination. This post is designed to challenge Carl to actually do some legitimate journalism. After all when you have a church doing questionable financial campaigns, employs a violent sex offender and mislead the congregation there are more important articles to write about. Continue reading

Fairfax Community Church in the Washington, D.C. Area Follows a Business Model, The Transition of Andy Gingrich Confirms It, Plus a Question to Andy About Eric Nickle

Fairfax Community Church, a mega church in the Washington, D.C. area I would contend follows a business model. This is why the church is deeply troubled and has issues. The fact that Andy Gingrich who worked at Fairfax for 9 years transitioned from one business model to another shows how evangelicalism is a business. But in light of the fact that Andy also coaches people and talks about leadership did Andy Gingrich do the right thing during his tenure and raise the issue  of the church employing Eric Nickle,  a violent sex offender, with Senior Pastor Rod Stafford? Or did he just go along with take orders and stay silent for years?
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Does Evangelical Culture Contribute to Pornography? Plus the Torment Accountability has Left in My Life

Does evangelical Christian culture drive people to embrace pornography? Plus looking at the harm that accountability relationships do to people. In my life accountability led to three painful situations. It destroyed one friendship from Campus Crusade in Wisconsin. Helping someone from Sovereign Grace’s Redeemer Arlington with accountability as an agnostic backfired as I faced a false accusation from someone who was frightened about adult pornography. And at Fairfax Community Church I learned how unhealthy churches can potentially use confessed material against people. And this happens while celebrity pastors like Mark Driscoll or C.J. Mahaney are not held accountable. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle is about a warped aspect in evangelical culture.  Continue reading