The Issue of Sexual Abuse and When a Predator Walks Freely Inside North Coast Church

A disturbing story was recently posted to a survivors group of people who were once involved with Larry Osbrone’s. It deals with a young male who allegedly sexually abused someone from outside the church. According to the Instagram comment the alleged perpetrator is still involved inside North Coast Church. This blog post is designed to be a public service announcement for North Coast Church.   Continue reading

An Open Letter to Chris Hilken (Pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California on Owning Mistakes and Seeking Forgiveness)

An open letter to Chris Hilken of North Coast Church offering advice on seeking forgiveness. This is a how to do it, and a possible way ahead. Remember a bad apology only adds to pain and makes a mess worse. That said, I don’t think Chris will be able to do this but hopefully he prove as the writer of this blog wrong.  Continue reading

An Analysis of Chris Hilken’s Apology For Past Misconduct Inside North Coast Church and Why It Falls Short

Chris Hilken both the teaching pastor and leader of the young adult program at North Coast Church in the San Diego, California area recorded a seventeen minute apology that was sent out to 37 individuals on July 24, 2020. This is an analysis of his apology and how it comes up short. A bad apology makes things worse and that is exactly what happened. True humility puts others above themself especially when they have made a serious mistake, which is what transpired under Chris Hilken’s watch at North Coast Church.  Continue reading

A Closer Look at the North Coast Church’s Chris Hilken. Questionable Behavior By a Questionable Pastor

Chris Hilken is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. In an Insatgram account he is known for allegedly bullying, shaming, and shunning people. It also appears as if the EFCA pastor allegedly tried to turn a child against their family in creating devotion to North Coast Church. But this blog would also like to ask another question. Should a pastor who allegedly urinates on his wife to “mark his territory” even be a pastor? Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle is Looking for Stories About Abuse, Misconduct and Cult Like Behavior at Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church

This post is call for information in regards to Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church. In order to write about this church I am going to need access to information, sources and church documents. There are deeply troubling allegations regarding David “Chancho” Garcia who was a youth pastor at one point that this blog is seeking to confirm. This post also explains why Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church is important in the EFCA.  Continue reading

A Look at the Troubling Purity Culture at the EFCA’s North Coast Church in Vista, California

North Coast Church is the largest EFCA church in California. Its in the San Diego area and out  of this church is hemorrhaging some disturbing stories of sexism, sexual predation, abuse, and cult like behavior. This blog which writes about the EFCA is going to begin to look at Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in close detail. This first post is going to look at the purity culture that exists. For some your daughter’s worth is measured by a stick of used chewing gum. Continue reading

The Importance of Listening and of a Blog Taking Feedback

A blog post the other day raises the issue of how important it is to discuss and listen. When I wrote about an EFCA church in Bloomington, Minnesota that led to a discussion with the pastor. Whether it be the EFCA, Acts 29 or other organizations this blog wants people to know that it will engage and listen and discuss these issues. This blog does not hide behind a computer screen and bunker down. In contrast it will engage people and have discussion.  Continue reading