Potters Field Ministries and the Calvary Chapel Association Disputing
Potters Field Ministries led by Michael and Pam Rozell has been a perennial favorite on the Calvary Chapel speaking circuit for many years.
However, they will allegedly have to do all that without the support of Calvary Chapel Association churches if the leadership (specifically Don McClure) has their way.
Ironically, PFM was the featured missions organization when the CCA put up it’s website.
They have since been completely removed.
The question is “why” and the answers are hard to find.
We were first alerted to this story when we were told that a member of McClure’s family was making unspecified accusations against the organization, and that McClure allegedly had called churches and asked them to cancel appearances by the Rozell’s.
(A look at the Rozell’s touring calendar shows it completely empty today.)
When we put up a post inquiring if anyone had information about this matter, that family member emailed us with an offer of information.
After I stated in response that I knew who she was, she didn’t respond further.
(The Rozell’s have also refused comment on the matter.)
Complicating this story is the fact that Don McClure worked closely with Potters Field Ministries for years and was rumored to have profited financially from that association.
If there were issues, one would assume that he would have reported them before now, or failing, that, report them with clarity now.
What we do know is that some CCA churches are no longer booking the Rozells and some have gone to the extreme of removing them from online ministry archives.
We also know that some churches see this as an unwarranted power play on the part of CCA leadership and are considering leaving the association because of it.
We have more questions than answers at this point, but will continue to follow the story…