Greg Strand and Tim Jacobs, Please Tell Me the EFCA Has a Zero Tolerance Policy on Sex Crimes in Light of Ricky Jenkins Hiring

This blog recently wrote about how Ricky Jenkins, one of the key individuals in the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis scandal is now employed as the lead pastor of the EFCA’s Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California. What action will be taken by EFCA West Superintendent Tim Jacobs and Greg Strand? Will the EFCA develop a zero tolerance policy for sex crimes? That is what this blog post is about, as the employment of Ricky Jenkins is profoundly troubling.  Continue reading

Ricky Jenkins is at Southwest Church at Indian Wells, California and the EFCA is Now Ensnared in the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis Voyeurism and Child Pornography Scandal

Ricky Jenkins who was on staff of Fellowship Memphis is one of the first pastors to learn about Rick Trotter’s voyeurism. He also did not report the deviant sex crime to the Memphis Police. Today he is a lead pastor at the EFCA’s Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California. The EFCA is now ensnared in in the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis scandal. This blog believes that if a child is sexually abused in Indian Wells this church will try and cover it up internally instead of contacting the police. Why? Fellowship Memphis covered up a deviant sex crime and Ricky Jenkins mentor Bryan Loritts did it well.  Continue reading

EFCA West’s Tim Jacobs Addresses Christian Nationalism After the D.C. Coup Attempt

After the uprising that took place at the Washington, D.C. Capitol on January 6, 2021 EFCA West District Superintendent made a statement condemning Christian nationalism. This blog wrote about how the EFCA needs to address Christian nationalism and this is a step in the right direction. This blog is grateful for Tim Jacob’s words in this area and hopes that Greg Strand will follow his lead and start to tackle this issue from a theological perspective inside the EFCA. . Continue reading

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