Does anyone know the whereabouts of John Schmidt the pastor who was cheated out of his church by Rob Scribner?
What about Pastor Schmidts background? I take it he was a Foursquare pastor in good standing.
It would be interested to locate him and ask him how much support Foursquare gave him in this matter. Certainly his imediate superior ie District Supervisor at the time, would have had some say in the matter.
Foursquare is a victim of it's own politics in this case and it serves them right. The thing is the people don't deserve to be treated this way!
A Truth Seeker
I spoke with "Jane Doe" today about the current news at Lighthouse.
The pastor who left is John Schmidt, who started the affiliate church in Hesperia, California about 15 years ago. His wife had been very ill with cancer for many years and had passed away in late 2005, leaving behind John and two children.
According to Jane, the standard practice of the Mitchell cult is that if a pastor's wife dies, the pastor must relinquish the church to another Mitchellite. And therin lies the problem, John did not agree with that practice.
So in time, pressure was put onto John by the thugs of Mitchell and Rob Scribner to resign from the church, even though John had done nothing wrong or sinful to have him remove from the pastorate.
John finally resigned from the church a week ago Sunday. He was then pressured to return to the Lighthouse Santa Monica, but John has refused to be manipulated anymore by Scribner and Mitchell's cult group, and John decided to no longer associate with them anymore.
Good for John.
I hope every member in the Lighthouse network of churches realizes that what has transpired is because of the evil and hurtful actions of Scribner and Mitchell.
"Jane Doe" will keep me updated, and I will post more information.
A Truth Seeker