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

Another Warning About Lance Waldie’s Harvest Bible Church in Cypress, Texas

In 2019 this blog published a warning about Lance Waldie’s Harvest Bible Church when a person formerly involved shared her story. Another story comes forward from Lance Waldie’s church and reveals why another family rejected it and walked away. If there are other people who would like to tell their story with Lance Waldie’s church this blog will give them the platform to do so.  Continue reading

The Gutted Gospel of Bill Riedel’s Acts 29 Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C.

Bill Riedel writes an article for The Gospel Coalition that warns of both a gutted and truncated gospel. The article in light of how Redemption Hill handles its problems  or behaves reveals the flaws in this church. Once again the emperor is naked. Its time for the emperor to stop walking around with his exposed ass cheeks on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

An Overview of the Scandal Concerning Jerry Falwell Jr’s Inappropriate Picture with his Zipper Down and Liberty University Placing Him on Indefinite Leave

This post is an overview of the scandal that brought down Jerry Falwell Jr at Liberty University. Falwell posed provocatively for a picture that was uploaded on social media and created an uproar. Falwell is placed on indefinite leave. Finally when it comes to scandal in evangelicalism its always sex that will do it. Many other scandals are fine and tolerated, bit in the end its always the sex scandal that causes brings down someone. This us why evangelicalism has systemic issues. 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

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

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

But He’s Intelligent and Articulate…. A Blog Comment on the Bryan Loritts Story Highlights The Toxicity of Modern Evangelicalism

A person who was involved in Bryan Loritts Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California leaves a comment at The Wondering Eagle. In it she talks about how Loritts is talented and intelligent and calls the blog a tirade. And in the process she ignores the sex crimes allegations that were covered up at Fellowship Memphis. This is a post that is responding to Haley’s comment.  Continue reading

The Gospel According to Q. Does Senior Pastor Gary Peterson of Rock Urban Church in Grandville, Michigan Believe That Democrats Conspired to Murder George Floyd? Plus Gary Peterson’s Troubled Past

On July 5, 2020 Gary Peterson the pastor of The Rock Church in Grandville, Michigan showed the congregation a Q Anon conspiracy theory video. Q Anon is a discredited conspiracy theory that states that COVID-19 is an attempt to derail President Trump and that Democrats killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. In digging deeper this blog found some disturbing information about Gary Peterson allegedly engaging in embezzlement at Wellspring Church  also in the area. Furthermore there are additional allegations of Peterson having a sexual affair with a male intern at Wellspring. If there are more stories about Gary Peterson this blog is willing to tell them and provide a platform. Continue reading