Per the ROC consolidated financial statements for year ended 12-31-2009. Paper copy obtained at church last night.
All Vehicles are summarized under one line item in Fixed Assets, $365,669.01. No differentiation between buses and personal vehicles. The market value of the 25 buses and the transport vans could easily take up over half of that figure.
All the buildings listed are 4 line items under Fixed Assets: the ROC Building, the RSUM Building, the Big House Building, and the House of Mercy Building. Is the RSUM Building only worth $878,405? Where are the other buildings owned by ROC, such as the personal house on St. James Court in the City of Richmond?
Salaries and wages. There are 8 line items under Expenses, and they don’t seem to explain much, and there are 2 summary lines:
Total -- Salaries & related exp Programs -- $109,661.85
Total -- Fundraising Other personnel exp -- $603,907.46
If that means that there is a total expense for salaries and wages of about $710,000, then that it not a large figure considering how many ROC employees there are. Just to staff a typical 1,000 active member church, would be about 4 pastors, about 4 other ministers, about 5 office support staff, and about 5 other employees for maintenance of physical plant and other support activities. This church has a bunch of other fulltime employees as well. Benefits such as vacation days, health insurance contributions, and retirement contributions, are part of those expenses for salaries and wages. In any event, nowhere in the financial statements is there any documentation of the salary and/or wages of any particular employee.
In other words, this package of a dozen sheets doesn’t answer the basic questions raised on this group about 1) pastoral financial compensation, 2) value and source of funding for certain personal vehicles, 3) value and source of funding for certain houses owned by ROC and utilized as personal houses.
I have been attending the ROC, as we all know it as, for quite awhile. I am here as a observer only, so this allows me to see things in a
different perspective than most people who come here. I have seen alot of questionable activities. The most recent in the last couple of
months. I have been struggling with posting on this site or not. I have come to the conclusion that I should. All that I have seen as well
as what you all have seen WILL come to light soon.
For starters I find it almost amusing how every saturday night "G", as we know him, is ushured into the arena by the Roman Gaurds. Its
as if Ceaser entered the room. I have not been able to see the humble man of God that I should be seeing. Thats a whole different post.
The vanity with what "HE" has done, self portraits on the side of trailers...I mean...anyway, Im not going to start on that.
I just found it unusual that this "self-proclaimed" man of God that has no verifiable credentials has put together such a racket.
There are things that are said and done that make me wonder if the people sitting around me are really listening to what is being said or if
they are just there for the energy and the hipe. On Sunday, March 8th, Geronimo sent out a e-mail apologizing for things that two of his
"up & comming leaders", that he is personnally mentoring, said about a church that they visited while on a "mission trip". This happened on
Saturday, March 7th. Geronimo stated, and I quote "I am a firm believer that it is wrong to publicly criticize another Christian or another
church". This totaly goes against what seems to be said on a regular basis. Case in point, on January 31st, 2009 in Geronimo's sermon
"A More Excellent Way", he not only criticized but took a sword swinging stab at a unknown group of people that apparently have left the
ROC to serve God somewhere else in another capacity. He was publicly calling this group a "HATE" group and implying that they don't
serve the same Jesus that we do. Apparently they have different opinions on right and wrong and voiced them. Geronimo said "If you
say something against me that means you hate me". Well, thats not taught anywhere in the Bible. I mean, people, wake up. Even if this
group of people where a hate group, is it appropiate to bash them from the pulpit? In the same sermon that G is talking about living a
more excellent life. Hello, is anyone listening? As Christians, are we hearing the word as we should or is it someone twisting the playbook
of life to fit their personnal agenda?
Two weeks later in another sermon Geronimo deemed fit to attack this group on Rick Ross. He stated what a great attorney that he had and
how he was basiclly going to find out who they are, sue them and pay for the balance on the Big House. Is it just me or does it seem contrary
to God's word to talk about someone in a obvious bitter and angry way under the giese of "God's man preaching"? It is obvious that he was
trying to put out a "scare tactic" that he felt sure would get back to this group.
People need to really listen to what they are listening to. Don't let this attorney threat stop you from speaking out on what you believe. His
father tried the same thing with his attorney, John Casoria. It did'nt work for him either. These type of people are only interested in silencing
those who speak the truth and are not interested in making things right.