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

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

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