Preacherman and believerof1 seem to be here to simply defend and offer apologies for Praise Chapel.
Their admissions and refusal to address key points is very interesting though.
Apparently there is no meaningful accountability and no financial transparency at most if not all Praise Chapels.
No regular member seems to know what exact salaries and compensation is paid out to pastors through independently audited and published annual disclosure.
And the pastors apparently have no accreditted educational requirements either, such as a college degree and post-graduate seminary degree.
The Praise Chapel clergy appear to rule much like petty dictators essentially doing whatever they want.
If this is not the case there would be democratically elected church government, detailed and published financial disclosure and educational requirements (college and seminary) for pastors.
Moderator, I don'[ think this is a fair statement. It was never sais that our pastors don't have any kind of accreditted education.
I think that it has attempted to be demonstrated several times that there is meaningful financial, and dicsiplinary accountability.
Although you may think that we are petty dictators who do whatever we want, I respectfully disagree.
It has ben stated several times that monthly reports are completed and submitted, according with the donor's bill of rights you posted earlier.
It's important to understand that not all churfhes do all thinks the same, but that doesn't incriminate those that do it differently. In fact many denominations have their own training system for pastors and leaders. In fact most have their own educational system, why is it wrong for PC to have it's own educational system. Seminary is not a badge for the holy.
Moderator I don't believer anyone his attempting to run Hawk off the board. In fact I think it's the opposite.
You said that many posters are just PC defenders, well I can't disagree it's natural and proper to defend what you love.
Moderator all the checks an balances you have spoken of are present and have been adressed. I don't think there is any side stepping of issues. I am an open book.
I don't think you want to see that accountability is of the utmost importance if it weren't I wouldn't say the it were, I would just defend with no justification.