Recalling an Experience With EFCA West’s Bob Osborne and Why the EFCA Will Fail to Reach People Outside Their Culture

This post is a look at the EFCA’s culture. This post also details the coldest reception I ever received when visiting an EFCA church. This involves Bob Osborne from EFCA West and his reception of me. This post is meant to point out how the EFCA is not going to be able to reach the lost, if they can’t endure questions or even criticism.  Continue reading

For the Valley or For Andrew Smith? Did the Senior Pastor of The Bridge Fresno Leave a Comment on this Blog? It Appears So…

In December this blog wrote about The Bridge Fresno and how this EFCA church violated California shut down requirements in the COVID-19 pandemic. In response it appears Andrew Smith left a comment on this blog. Angry about what I wrote about COVID and past posts about Bryan Loritts seem to have driven the comment. This blog re=posts it and draws attention to it and writes a response.  Continue reading

In a Key Moment in American History Here is How the EFCA Should Roll Out the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Safe, Effective Way for the Denomination

The United States of America is at a key moment in American history now that a COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. While the rules for the vaccine will differ state by state, this blog has a proposal for how the EFCA should encourage people to take the vaccine. From Kevin Kompelien down to the local EFCA church pastor here is a possible campaign to get people on the same page and take the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process the EFCA can be a force multiplier for the denomination, American evangelicalism and the culture in which it operates in communities across the country. Continue reading

Tim Jacobs, in the Middle of a Pandemic What is More Important to the EFCA? Is it Money or Human Life?

An EFCA West church violated California’s guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bridge Fresno as led by Andrew Smith decided to hold an indoor service despite Fresno County being moved to the Purple tier. It is a poor decision and raises a lot of questions, especially with a COVID outbreak and at least two staff testing positive for the virus. Staff’s health was threatened, the church was exposed to risk possibly even affecting its insurance policy. Plus pastors like Andrew Smith should not be making medical decisions. Leave that to the Centers for Disease Control and trained medical professionals as that is what they are trained to do. Let them do their job, and Andrew Smith needs to learn how to his, because this blog is not impressed by what I have learned. But this issue within a pandemic boils down to one simple question this blog has for the EFCA, and its EFCA West District Superintendent Tim Jacobs. What is more important? Money or human life?  Continue reading

The EFCA’s Bridge Fresno Defies California Health Guidelines About COVID-19. Meanwhile a COVID-19 Infection Breaks Out Among Bridge Fresno Staff

The Bridge Fresno decided to resume indoor services and go against California health guidelines coming from Sacramento. Andrew Smith justified the decision claiming he was concerned about the domestic abuse and mental health issues coming from quarantine. About a week after they did this a COVID-19 infection broke out among some of the staff. This blog looks at the poor decision making made by Andrew Smith. Plus this blog would like to ask Andrew Smith when did he ever care about abuse? After all he gave the pulpit of The Bridge Fresno to Bryan Loritts who was involved in the cover up of voyeurism and child pornography scandal at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. But this blog also asks…with a light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines in the pipeline..why expose people to risk?  Continue reading

North Coast Church Ignores Abuse Account in Instagram and Advises Others to Not Engage

Allegedly at North Coast Church which is led by Larry Osborne they have decided to ignore the Instagram account detailing spiritual claims including some reports of sexual abuse. This is a mistake by North Coast Church as problems like this do not go away on their own. As a reminder if people have stories to tell this blog can tell them.  Continue reading

North Coast Church and Nathan Williams Warped Use of the Word Slander and the Inconvenience of Abuse

Nathan Williams criticizes those who are speaking out about their abuse from North Coast Church. His comments at the Instagram account deserves a response which is what this post is all about.  Instead of criticize and rebuke those who speak out and saying they are slandering the church Williams should grieve and mourn that the abuse happened. This post also looks at how toxic churches use the word slander in a warped way.  Continue reading

The Alleged Story of Jacob Cutler and Statutory Rape and Other Criminal Allegations Inside the Eleven Twelve Ministry at North Coast Church

This is a disturbing story that comes out of the Eleven Twelve Ministry of North Coast Church in Vista, California. This is the story of “Jenna.” Its the story of an alleged statutory rape and corruption of a minor by a student leader who acted inappropriately with a minor as defined by California law. This is the sad story of Jacob Cutler and the alleged crimes that took place and his plea to “Jenna” to stay silent on what occurred.  This is a hard story to tell but this blog believes “Jenna” after speaking and listening to her and what allegedly happened.  Continue reading

Why The Abuse Allegations Coming From Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in San Diego Are Going to be a Test for Greg Strand and the EFCA

The abuse situation coming out of Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church is profoundly disturbing. The allegations coming forward at an Instagram page about abuse in many different forms that has allegedly taken place over the previous ten years inside North Coast Church are hard to process. Sexual abuse allegations are going to test congregationalism as practiced by the EFCA. And especially after the EFCA’s 2020 pre-conference at the theology conference which addressed the topic of abuse. How individuals like Greg Strand and Tim Jacobs respond to this situation growing out of Larry Osborne’s church in California is going to speak volumes about the health of the EFCA. Continue reading