Gayle Erwin and GFA: Is This The “Jesus Style”?
Gayle Erwin has never been on my radar.
I knew who he was…an itinerant teacher/evangelist who traveled the country speaking at Calvary Chapels wearing overalls and basically playing the character of a simple, humorous, purveyor of home spun Gospel truth.
His trademark was a teaching he called “The Jesus Style”.
I’d rather stay home and read Packer, thank you.
He was generally well spoken of for his teaching and humility…he wasn’t involved in any of the stories we did and I had no reason to watch him.
Erwin and GFA appeared on my radar together recently when he was the one who did the GFA “investigation” into the allegations brought forth by the “GFA Diaspora” a group of over 100 former GFA workers.
He probably recruited some of those workers…
The investigation was supposed to take ten days…it took six months.
No one from the Diaspora was interviewed.
The Diaspora was blamed for not being interviewed.
Based on this, Erwin said that their accusations were groundless, further inquiry a waste of time, and slammed the door on any more light coming into the room…you can read the dialog here.
This is not the “Jesus Style” it is the old school “Calvary Way”.
It is the way of the dictator who has convinced himself that tyranny is necessary for the good of the people.
It is the way of those who will protect position, power, and wealth no matter the cost to those who actually do the work and pay the expenses, salaries, and honorariums.
It is a God damned stench in the eyes of our Lord and a blight on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We all have choices to make…for Gayle Erwin it appears the choice is to follow Jesus and His “style”… or follow the lead of the dictators whose “styles” are now well documented.
A man cannot serve two masters…Erwin needs to make a choice between the two in front of him.