The Daily Beast Takes On The Potters Field Scandal

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  1. JM says:

    The inaccuracies are disturbing, but it seems that most media out there (no matter what side of the “polar divide” they are on) are suffering from that disease.

    I maintain that, as long as PFM/Rozells offer no public statement of sorrow for how they treated so many, as well as an apology for misrepresenting God, they deserve plenty. To do the deep damage they did to both vulnerable, young believers and the cause of the Gospel, they deserve plenty of scrutiny. If they didn’t want the secular kind, then they should have done the right thing. They were probably given a choice and a warning before now and didn’t take it. Now it will be out of their control and they will deserve whatever happens.

    That being said–the fact that secular media, authorities, etc., are having to do the scrutiny shows how utterly impotent and incompetent the “church-at-large” has become to either identify sin in in its camp or even properly deal with evil when it is discovered. They appear to be worse than the world and, if secular authorities end up meting out justice–it will not just be an indictment of PFM/Rozells–it will be an indictment agains a sick and self-serving church that has become worth little. We can do better, but we do not.

    McCoy’s associations are troubling. Maybe even he does not know with whom he has to do. One event of which he was a part featured the religious/literal whore Paula White who runs with those who believe in applying Christianity with a dose of militancy. They are extremists. I do not know if McCoy aligns with all of it, but, like those ministries that are now sullied because they did not do their “due diligence” with PFM, he will deserve what he gets if things go south. Seems like we have sown a crop of inordinately stupid leaders in the Christian Camp as a whole and maybe CC, in particular. Surprise! NOT!

    Thank you, Michael, for the updates.

  2. EricL says:

    Drudge Report has a link to the article, so this will get its share of publicity now. Shame that it’s an inaccurate report that went viral, instead of some of the better reporting.

  3. Michael says:

    Too bad she didn’t quote her sources and give credit where she promised.

  4. Not an Attorney says:

    If you at anytime were employed by Mud man Burgers and worked on the mudman trucks while in California and was denied overtime, minimum wage, meal & rest periods, or suffered any other type of unlawful practice including sexual harassment, you may be entitled to pack pay, waiting time penalties, and liquidated damages. you also have the right to contact an employment attorney before the one year Statute of limitations runs out for filing a PAGA lawsuit against PFM or related entities. If you are one of the above mentioned aggrieved workers, you have a lot more power than you think to bring accountability to Mr. Rozell and his enablers.

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  5. Just another survivor says:

    “The DB has the luxury of making mistakes in coverage…I don’t.”

    Actually, you do. A lot of us “survivors” have been surprised by the amount of inaccurate reporting. I get that this is just a blog, and you’re welcome to opine as you see fit (God bless America for that, at least), but I’ve noticed several instances where this blog was compared to a work of unbiased journalism. You have been granted the luxury of inaccurate reporting because this place is operating as an echo-chamber, dissonant frequencies are met with the overwhelming resonance.

    Just let this thing die already. We are trying to get on with our lives, and every post is just a reminder of painful, wasted years. By all means, keep tabs on the Rozells, if they try to start anything again we will be right there with our stories of hurt and we can all do our part to warn others.

    The heart of Jesus is one of reconciliation, not vengeance. Do I actually believe there is redemption, reconciliation, and restoration for them? That all depends on how much I believe I was redeemed, reconciled, and restored on any given day.

    I don’t believe we’ll see a public apology for the same reason you’ve already stated, it’s an admission of guilt that opens them to liability. As much as you have stated it’s not “unchristian” to sue PFM you have to then admit it’s ok to protect oneself from being sued. I take the other side, I think Christ would be disappointed if I sued them in a secular court (and I have more legal ground to stand on than most) just as I think Jesus is disappointed that they haven’t reached out to all of the people they hurt to apologize.

    Again, just let it die. Pick it up again when there is reason to, there is virtue in being a silent sentinel for the protection of the innocent, I can get behind that. But this is shameful to Christianity.

    Just my $.02

  6. Michael, Thank you for bringing clarity to that piece. I read it last night, and wondered whether it was a wholly legitimate article.
    Continuing to pray, and grieve…

  7. Something is still rotting in Denmark says:

    “just another survivor”-
    Do you currently attend a Calvary Chapel? Your post sounds like it was taken out of their playbook, and reeks of condescension and self righteousness. Perhaps the matter will be put to rest when things are actually sorted out. Clearly, they’re not.

  8. Just another survivor says:

    “Do you currently attend a Calvary Chapel? Your post sounds like it was taken out of their playbook, and reeks of condescension and self righteousness. Perhaps the matter will be put to rest when things are actually sorted out. Clearly, they’re not.”

    Sorry to strike such a dissonant chord. No, my only experience with Calvary Chapel has been with this ministry, and I can assure you I will never attend one (Lord willing) in the future.

    Perhaps the matter will be sorted out it is put to rest? In the meantime I suppose I can count on the sympathy an understanding of good Christian’s such as yourself? Maybe?

  9. Michael says:

    Just another survivor,

    You’re entitled to your opinion and I have no problem with you holding it here.
    I disagree with you with every fiber of my being…I’m not going to rest and let another band of wolves eat in peace.
    Never again…

  10. Just another survivor says:

    Vengeance belongs to the Lord. I get the feeling you’ve been wounded by one of these situations in the past, and it sounds like it may have been a Calvary Chapel?

    Believe me, I can understand the pain, but you really should let it go and give that pain to the Lord to heal. It’s something many of us are trying to do now, and some are succeeding, but I have also spoken to a number of former staff that are still holding on to it. They read these updates and it brings up the anger, frustration, and pain for them to relive.

    It’s not your fault, no one has to read this blog, I’m just asking you not to get your revenge at the expense of possibly hindering our healing process.

    I don’t mean to berate, it’s only that my foremost concern is for my friends and co-workers that I have lived with and loved for so many years.

  11. Michael says:

    just another survivor,

    This isn’t about revenge.
    It’s about biblical principles like justice, truth, and righteousness.
    I’ve been doing this a long time and I know the “biblical” BS that leaders in these cults program in people to save themselves.
    They convince you that it’s unholy to work for accountability and for things to be set right that have been wrong.
    That’s not biblical.
    We are the ones God has entrusted to work out His will and way…and again, letting wolves eat the sheep without consequence is ungodly and we’re called to mark them, oppose them, and stop them.
    You can do your gnostic “let go and let God”…but I’m not playing their game.

  12. Just another survivor says:

    Yeah, I didn’t really expect to convince you. I am surprised you don’t believe you have marked, opposed, or stopped the Rozells by now.

    Good luck on your mission, just don’t forget to love as Christ loved along the way.

    P.s. the gnostic comment was a bit low, I’m fairly certain that’s taking my statement out of context.

  13. Steve says:

    ….this place is operating as an echo-chamber,……
    _____________________________________________________

    Just another survivor, what planet have you been living on? This blog is complete opposite of an echo chamber.

  14. Beth says:

    “This isn’t about revenge.
    It’s about biblical principles like justice, truth, and righteousness.
    I’ve been doing this a long time and I know the “biblical” BS that leaders in these cults program in people to save themselves.
    They convince you that it’s unholy to work for accountability and for things to be set right that have been wrong.
    That’s not biblical.”

    EXACTLY this.

    They try and convince you that it’s best to just put it to rest like it never happened, meanwhile the Rozells haven’t issued a single word of an apology. Truth will come to light. ALL of it. Just like Bob Coy. Not just this small area of PFM. There are many victims of Calvary Chapel that will continue to tell their stories. The flood gates are open. There’s no stopping it. And yes, this IS a Calvary Chapel matter. He was under their discretion. All of sudden cut ties? OF COURSE that is what they would do in attempt to save face. Make no mistake. They’re panicking.

  15. Michael says:

    just another survivor,

    Thee gnostic comment was not intended as an insult, but a clarification of the theology behind how corrupt leaders convince people to let them stay corrupt without accountability.
    God has called us to do what we’re called to do.
    Just because i pursue this with vigor doesn’t mean I’m not able to walk in the love of God…but Scripture clearly tells us that God desires His love to be poured out on victims of spiritual abuse.

    I do not judge your path back to wholeness…but many will need justice and righteousness to be pursued on their journey.

  16. Steph says:

    If this corrupt Pottersfield scandal can be brushed under the rug, there will be a lot of Calvary Chapel churches that will be able to breath a sigh of relief. They’ll have once again, escaped the potential nation and worldwide (their words) scrutiny that they have avoided so many times before.
    While “letting this thing die” is a possibility, it is also allowing the larger organization to continue to operate in the same manner as the infamous potter.
    Was Rozell a spokesperson for CC, no;
    BUT was he able to continue his evil ways after multiple warnings being given to CC pastors? YES! The Rozells were ENABLED to continue!! Not only should Mike and Pam Rozell be held accountable, the many ENABLERS should be exposed as well.
    It’s time for Calvary Chapel to face facts. This horrible scandal has allowed us to see the hidden agendas and operations of these Moses model churches. While they don’t all have stories being written in The Daily Beast and The Drudge Report; as a whole, their method of operation is quite similar to Rozell’s: manipulative, deceptive, fear driven, unmonitored, etc. The irony is that their visiting potter, who brought in so many new $heep, has brought this all to the light!

    Beth, you’re right. This IS a Calvary Chapel matter, and they should be panicking. Tables are being flipped.

  17. JM says:

    J.A.S. – “Vengeance belongs to the Lord.” True!

    HOWEVER–discipline is a specifically delineated function of the Church! When she bypasses this–evil proliferates as we have clearly seen. When the Church utterly and chronically fails (as is the new norm)–God will use other means (even ungodly or secular) to bring consequences to bear as may be occurring here. (There is a graphic example of this in Jeremiah 40:2 & 3) You need to do better at differentiating issues.

    Here is a quick sampling of verses:

    “…Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgement–passing censuring sentence on them [as the facts require]? I Corinthians 5:12b, Amp.

    “Not many [of you] should become teachers [self-constituted censors and reprovers of others], my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater accountability and the more condemnation.” James 3:1, Amp.

    “Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also may be fearful of sinning.”, I Timothy 5:19 & 20, NASB.

  18. McGarrett says:

    “I don’t mean to berate, it’s only that my foremost concern is for my friends and co-workers that I have lived with and loved for so many years.”

    Just Another Survivor,

    If your foremost concern is for your friends, then how can you cast this aside with euphemistic, almost Calvary Chapel Christianse sound bites? At least there are people on this thread willing to seek justice here and now, against these wolves, cronies, and hypocrites.

  19. Not an Attorney says:

    PFM Survivors,

    Those who worked for PFM/Mudman even for just a day within California’s borders do have recourse. You don’t even have to be a CA resident, all you need is to have worked for any PFM/Mudman or related entity. The state of California has given you a private right of action by deputizing you with all the powers of the “CA attorney general” to bring a law enforcement action against the violating entity. As the lead representative in the lawsuit, you would also represent all other similarly situated folks harmed by PFM.

    Also if you currently are an assistant pastor based in California who has been “misclassified” as a 1099 independent contractor or as “exempt” and you are not getting paid for overtime , phone reimbursement, supplies, meal & rest periods or other unreimbursed expenses, you have lots back wages and money owed to you. In California this type of labor code violation is called “wage Theft” and it is penalized very harshly in the golden state. If you have a wife and kids to support and are struggling to make ends meet you need to pray about this.

    Finally if you are an employee at your church and your senior pastor is unaccountable and a bully………after filing a PAGA lawsuit he will repent before the Lord. You need to pray about this but if you are going to take action but you need to file the PAGA notice before the one year statute of limitations runs out. Filing a PAGA action in California would be the way to get around Montana’s weaker labor laws and shorter statue of limitations that the Montana based attorneys are facing. Finally PAGA allows you the survivor to circumvent any existing Arbitration agreements and allows for virtual unlimited discovery because you are acting as a “deputy attorney general” as opposed to a regular run of the mill plaintiff.

    Below is how PAGA works and one of attorneys who made PAGA happen.

    https://www.turleylawfirm.com/blog/what-is-paga-private-attorney-general-act-worker-rights.cfm

  20. It's Time To Do Something... says:

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke.

    No, that is not from the Bible – of that we’re all aware. But the truth remains. To: (1) Simply ignore this, (2) Let it die so “healing” can take place, or (3) Let God handle it, and the list goes on, all are really unbiblical thought processes. There are numerous verses where God admonishes us to confront evil, especially in His Church. [Verses supplied upon request]

    In fact, to fail to confront this evil and also failing to do something about it, when it is in your means and power to do so, does two things: It (1) Perpetuates the very evil itself, and (2) Your lack of response actually condones it. You may disagree with me, but you’ll be wrong.

    Many believers today “stay quiet” when it comes to something like this. Most of the time, they simply are ‘quiet’ because of the fear of man [or of in this case: Michael and Pam, certain Calvary Chapel leadership, etc.] – especially in light of the very abusers and cult-like tactics of manipulation and abuse used against them. Revisiting these horrible events dredges up intense hurts, CTSD [Cultic Traumatic Stress Disorder (my terminology)], frustrations, anger, fear, anguish, etc. But all healing begins with both (1) Acknowledging what has occurred, and (2) Confronting it head-on. Otherwise, you are simply suppressing a symptom and not healing the soul or wound. It becomes a spiritual boil that IS going to erupt in your life again, towards others who don’t deserve it, and is then unwarranted. And sadly, not towards the ones it should: Michael and Pam, Potters Field Ministries, Mudman, certain Calvary Chapels, etc. Many of you have begun to share the horrible, unChristlike, rampages, yelling, manipulation, threats, lies, separation, playbook cultic tactics, that were used against you. That is tremendous that you have done so, but that is only the first step towards healing.

    Here’s the reality of it. Narcissists don’t ever believe they have done wrong. From a Biblical standpoint, Michael and Pam should have already stepped forward long before now in true heartrending, brokenhearted repentance and asking for forgiveness. That’s the Biblical mandate. As Zacchaeus, they should have restored several fold to all those who have been abused. Their admittance would be the first step in acknowledging their wrongdoing and perpetual evil – no matter the repercussions, and no matter the cost, whatever that may be. But they have not. And unless God truly breaks them, they probably will not. You first have to (1) Truly love and truly care for those who have been injured and tragically hurt, and (2) You have to admit you were and have done wrong. So, this assumption could be wrong, but the perception is perhaps their lack of response is geared more to protecting themselves, their possessions, their future and they are working more from a legal aspect, instead of a Biblical one.

    For most of those traumatically and spiritually injured by Michael and Pam, literally multitudes are praying for you, and we are angered and heartbroken by the abuse that was perpetuated upon you in the name of a “False Christ and False Christianity” – concepts that are nowhere found in God’s Word, nor stem from The Christ Who died for you. And please know this, not only are you being prayed for, but you are also loved by a host of unseen Christians around the world following this blog feed, and most of all, by Christ, Himself.

    Tragically and sadly, for the vast majority of those who attended the Ignite Program, Potter’s Field Ranch, Mudman, other facets of their ministry, and the abuse under Michael and Pam – we The Body of Christ are very frustrated along with you, because the statute of limitations has run out and it is too late for most of you to actually do anything personally against this abuse and the abusers themselves.

    For the rest of you, who wait, if you continue to do nothing, you too, will also fall into that same category. A large portion of the Body of Christ are praying that you WILL do something, while you still can, and make a stand – not only for yourself, but for all those who want to, but can’t. Hold the abusers accountable – stand in the gap and make up the hedge.

    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany. He emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. The question can be asked, ‘What happens when we fail to act, and/or do nothing. Perhaps his words say it best: “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me

    Horrifically, those who are ‘overseeing’ this situation, and the leadership in the Calvary Chapel Association itself, are NOT doing what they should being do with the fervency and seriousness that they should be. Their ‘stalling’ gives more “time to run out for the ones who are left. And the appearance is, by dragging their feet, they are hoping this will just ‘die down and maybe it will simply go away.’

    But it won’t. Just like putting a Band aid on a cancerous sore to cover it up and ignore it doesn’t fix the problem. The old, “Out of sight, out of mind” is putting our proverbial spiritual head in the sand. And the longer we do it, the more it will fester, spread and continue to destroy others and it will eventually, rear its ugly head again. For in doing so, you perpetuate the evil and sin.

    Since it seems the Church is failing to act Biblically and truly handling the problem, perhaps God’s judgment may come through the tax evasion, labor code violations, wage theft, PAGA lawsuits, misappropriation of ministry funds, and more. Perhaps like it did with Al Capone. Only time will tell, and that will only occur if someone reports it.

    In the film, “A Bug’s Life,” Hopper is a feared grasshopper who is blind in one eye and leads a gang of grasshoppers who ruthlessly by intimidation and threats, keeps full control over the colony of ants. Hopper (who is also a narcissist) in a scene when asked by the other grasshoppers why they were going back to the ant colony, stated, “You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up. Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one. And if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life! It’s not about food. It’s about keeping those ants in line.

    Later in the film, Hopper in talking to Flik (an ant), says; “Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this Earth to serve us! Flik responds, “You’re wrong, Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I’ve seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves *and* you. So-so who is the weaker species? Ants don’t serve grasshoppers! It’s *you* who need *us*! We’re a lot stronger than you say we are… And you know it, don’t you?”

    Narcissists need to be served. They need the accolades and attention provided by the “ants.” And they will do whatever it takes to keep you a helpless “ant.” It’s time to confront the evil and pray. I close with this, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke.

  21. Michael says:

    That was great!
    Well said!

  22. Enough is really enough says:

    It’s Time To Do Something-
    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. My question now is what do we do? Other than pray.

  23. It's Time To Do Something says:

    [I’ve tried writing this twice, but each time my computer pre-posted only a partial portion of the post before it was completed. Here is the article in its entirety.]

    Don Martin, in an article published on October 23, 2013, stated the following: “In politics, perception is reality and the truth is negotiable.” That sure is ‘true,’ isn’t it? Someone else said, “Your perception of something is the way that you think about it or the impression you have of it.” That seems to truly fit Potters Field Ministries.

    Let me see if I can put it this way. You sit in a room looking at a computer screen of an Apple Pie on a table. The pie looks real, in fact, it looks really good, almost like you can actually smell its rich, sweet aroma. Steam rises off of it, it appears mouthwatering, saliva forms in your mouth, your stomach growls, your taste buds heighten. But the question is, “Is it real or is it just our perception?” After all, we are limited in gaining further insight in our current situation. You see, it could just be a video feed of what we think is real. Or perhaps, it is a commercial being filmed – which in that case, none of it is real. It ‘looks’ like an apple pie, but you would not want to put any of those ingredients in your mouth – (especially if you’ve ever researched how they make food look so good in a commercial when in actuality it is not!) But then there is also the very slight possibility that what we are seeing is actually a real apple pie.

    So, we in Christendom sit in front of our computer screens and look daily, sometimes weekly to The Phoenix Preacher and try to perceive what is real – what is, or rather, is not happening. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what you experienced as Interns, the Ignite Program, Missionaries, Mudman Burger, Staff, etc., IS very tragically real. Of that, there is no doubt. We 100% know that the manipulation, mind games, the spiritual-mental-psychological-emotional-physical forms of abuse you suffered, your lives still in turmoil, hopes that were crushed, the current nightmares, the Post Traumatic Cultic Disorder/Syndrome you’ve suffered, the yelling, belittling, and threatening, of breaking you with cultic/prisoner-of-war type tactics, of having shoved down your throat a false, fabricated god and a faux-Christianity is beyond words. And that, sadly doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. THAT is NOT in question.

    Then what is the ‘Perception’ we are talking about in this article? More of that in a moment…

    Someone stated in a previous post: “I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. My question now is what do we do? Other than pray.” That IS a good question and demands an answer. First and foremost, we MUST pray, like never before. But is that all we are to do? Certainly not. Something MUST be done BY those and FOR those who have suffered. If in no other area, than in the area of breaking of the Labor Laws in several states with Mudman Burgers. But in order for that to happen, it MUST be reported to the correct authorities by those who were taken advantage of. Failure to do so, in essence, is putting your ‘stamp of approval’ on the abuse you received and PFM’s failure to comply. To not hold the evil accountable, will only allow the evil to resurface again, and it will, in another place, at another time, with other real individuals in the Body of Christ who will experience the same evil you have, just in a different way. A recurrence and resurgence that could have been avoided, if only you DID something. As I stated in my first post, ““The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke.”

    So, let’s go back to my original statement, but let’s modify it this time to fit our current situation. You know, the ‘Perception Thing’ we’re talking about. “In [Potters Field Ministries] perception is reality and the truth is negotiable. And, [Our] perception of Potters Field Ministry is the way that [we] think about it or the impression [we] have of it. So, it can be asked, “What IS the current ‘perception’ that we can draw from our senses? After all, that IS the question. What is actually and currently going on?

    Perception #1 Remember the Epstein Story that flooded our news feeds for months? The outrage? The numerous stories and posts? The anger we all experienced of children sexually abused and sacrificed? The outcry for justice? But now, we hear absolutely ‘nothing. Nothing has been done. A ‘ghost story’ that simply no longer matters nor draws attention. It has been buried. While the victims and their families who cried out receive no retribution, or worse, are simply forgotten’
    The perception seems to be the same with Potters Field Ministries that flooded The Phoenix Preacher for months. The outrage. The numerous horrible, tragic and real stories and posts. The anger we all experienced for those who were abused. The outcry for justice. But now, we hear absolutely nothing. Nothing has been done. It has been buried. A ‘ghost story’ that simply no longer matters nor draws attention. While the victims and their families who cried out to the Body of Christ receive no retribution, or worse, are simply forgotten. Until the next ‘new thing’ comes along and grabs our attention.

    Perception #2 Life goes on for The Rozells as normal (except for the ministry part). The perception is there is NO accountability [the same type of accountability that Potters Field Ministry called for and demanded of its constituents on a regular and daily basis, is somehow lost on them – but then for Narcissists, it always is.] No retribution. No justice. No brokenness. No repentance. The list goes on. But then, Narcissists don’t believe they have to.

    Another tragedy swept under the proverbial rug and purposefully and strategically forgotten by the Religious Elite who feel it’s more important to maintain dignity and save face than to be right with God and The Body of Christ. After all, if you wait long enough, no one can do anything about it at all, and perhaps, it will, as they hope, simply just “go away.”

    For those of you who have suffered, please forgive us. Your blight has not ended. You are not completely healed. The spiritual abuse and mental torture have not ended as you try to continue to get on with your life and realize that the ‘god’ presented by Potters Field and their narcissism, is NOT the God of The Bible. Forgive us for letting us give the perception that we too, have forgotten, or that your tragic experience no longer affects us, and for allowing it to be swept under the rugs of our callous hearts and minds. For ignoring your plight, for giving the perception of our no longer caring. For some of us, we still do and are angered that it seems as if nothing has been done – or at least that’s the only Perception we can logically draw from the senses we have, and what we see, or in reality, don’t see. We too, have wronged you. We pray justice will still be served. But YOU-MUST-DO SOMETHING. Just let us know how we can help.

  24. Michael says:

    It’s Time To Do Something,

    Well said.
    I can assure you that for some of us this is not forgotten.
    I work on this story almost everyday with the time and resources I have.

  25. It's Time To Do Something - Part 3 says:

    As I was asked by: ‘Enough is really enough’ on September 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm regarding one of my posts. “I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. My question now is what do we do? Other than pray.

    Here is my detailed response:

    #1 Make THE decision to be, at least, ONE OF THE ONES who helps STOP THIS ABUSE. [Even the Apostle Paul withstood Peter publicly for his compromise of The Gospel, as well as other leaders]

    #2 Make the Phone Calls, TODAY. DON’T put it off any longer

    #3 Ask God to STRATEGICALLY DIRECT your steps in what you should do, at least a little bit, DAILY.

    #4 Continue to PRAY SPECIFICALLY (1) For God to continue to expose this and bring this to justice, (2) For God to keep your heart humble, holy, and sensitive before Him, for (3) God to truly break The Rozells and for them to have nothing but unrest in their souls until the narcissism is purged out and true repentance and full restitution is made, (4) For true spiritual healing for yourself, for those who have posted their stories, and for the silent ones – those who want to, but have not.

    #5 EMAIL, CALL, SEND REGISTERED LETTERS to: (1) Don McClure, (2) Calvary Chapel Association, (3) [Note: Do not call The Mayor’s Office but rather Email/Send Registered Letters to]: Rob McCoy at the Mayor’s Office of Thousand Oaks, California and also Godspeak Calvary Chapel, (4) The Bureau of Consumer Protection | Federal Trade Commission, and (5) News Agencies (but only if you feel so directed to do so by The Holy Spirit). [1] Express your concern and briefly share your story, especially if you are one of the ones who was abused by PFM. [2] Ask what HAS been done so far, IS currently being done, and is GOING TO BE DONE in the future [Ask for specifics, Scheduled Timetable, etc.] regarding Potters Field Ministries, their assets, accountability, retribution, etc. Don’t let them ‘drop the ball’ or simply ‘sweep it under the rug’ and forget it. [3] Take notes during the conversation and ask for Documentation regarding the same. Then share the same on The Phoenix Preacher site. [4] Advise that you will contact them again in the near future to see how this is progressing. Refuse any political-speak of white-washing or Christian sugar-coating. Be cordial, gracious, and polite in your inquiries but also firm. Express your deep concern as one of the abused. Consider writing out what you want to cover / say before the phone call. [5] Encourage them that something more MUST be done.

    #6 Know that God WILL protect you from Potters Field Ministries and their Leaders

    [#7 & #8 are two separate posts previously posted by others, and are verbatim]:
    #7 If at any time you were employed by Mudman Burgers and worked on the Mudman trucks while in California [or any other state that they were serving] and was denied overtime, minimum wage, meal & rest periods, or suffered any other type of unlawful practice including sexual harassment, you may be entitled to back pay, waiting time penalties, and liquidated damages. you also have the right to contact an employment attorney before the one-year Statute of limitations runs out for filing a PAGA lawsuit against PFM and its related entities.
    If you are one of the above-mentioned aggrieved workers, you have a lot more power than you think to bring accountability to Potters Field Ministries and the enablers.

    Some interesting links regarding PAGA below.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khpr58oAbdI
    https://workplacelegalpc.com/individual-liability-under-paga/
    https://www.dir.ca.gov/Private-Attorneys-General-Act/Private-Attorneys-General-Act.html
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/08/13/the-california-law-thats-driving-away-small-businesses/

    #8 Below are links to the top 5 employment law firms in California for filing PAGA lawsuits.
    1) https://www.younessilaw.com/home
    2) https://www.kingsleykingsley.com/
    3) https://www.lawyersforemployeeandconsumerrights.com/
    4) https://gaineslawfirm.com/
    5) http://www.initiativelegal.com/

    #9 Copy and Share BOTH my previous posts [‘It’s Time to Do Something’ on September 9, 2019 and October 4, 2019] on this site with others who may not see them at this particular location on The Phoenix Preacher. Do so via emails, texts, message boards, etc.

    #10 If you know of a location that PFM ministered to/at in the past, contact them and share with them “The Phoenix Preacher” and encourage them to not just read the initial posts, but all the Responses afterwards – that is where the true story is found. Let them prayerfully draw their own conclusions.

    #11 Continue to Encourage each other and make sure you are doing this for God’s glory [Colossians 3:17, 23]

    #12 Know that the Calvary Chapel form of ‘Pastoral One-Man Rule Government’ of “touch not God’s anointed” that is abused by some Calvary Chapels (not all) has absolutely nothing to do with The New Testament but was under the theocratic rule of God in the Old Covenant/Testament. Everyone is simply a SERVANT and Child of God with different callings – each one equally important, with different responsibilities, etc. The ground is level at the Cross – no man stands higher than anyone else.

    Know that the final outcome is in God’s hands. But if you do nothing, then you have not done what is required of you by Scripture. Again, read and share my two previous posts to motivate and encourage others. And remember: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke. Make a difference.

    Hope this helps…

  26. It's Time To Do Something says:

    Thanks Michael for all you are doing, it is appreciated more than you can possibly know, and also for your kind remarks.

  27. thetruthsetsyoufree says:

    @It’sTimeToDoSomething
    Thank you for what you’ve posted!!!!! This is SO true. We need to speak out against evils, this has went on for TOO long. I have just recently left a Calvary and I know the same lingo will soon come out of it as with pfm & fort l.. would love to contact you personally and talk directly about matters, I’m a young adult but still will not be stopped being used by God in exposing the evils that go on behind closed doors.

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