Hi Greenaroo, you might also want to check out the forums over on FACTNet--it's a fairly active discussion and there are several former EN members over there. Some also from the group EN is descended from, Maranatha Campus Ministries, which disbanded in 1990 but many of whose leaders formed the core of what would become Every Nation (previously Morning Star International). The shortcut to the EN related FACTNet discussion threads is [www.everynationinfo.com
This is very interesting what you say about Desert Life church as well as the Coronado church, because supposedly they left the network within the last year, in the wake of several leadership and financial scandals. Neither one is listed in EN's directory anymore. Though I have also heard reports that some churches, ministries, and ministers who were supposedly "out" of EN are still unofficially cooperating with the network. For example, EN's top prophetic minister, Jim Laffoon, still visits my former church, even though it has officially been out of the network for over a year.
Champions for Christ is a former Maranatha ministry that is currently a subministry of EN. CFC and EN are and should be considered one and the same. Check out the CFC related articles on Rick Ross's site, as well as the ones related to Maranatha (MCM). The CFC ones are more current and include its EN-related history.
As you probably know, Nashville is where their US headquarters is located, and the Nashville area Every Nation Campus Ministries, active on almost all the area's campuses and previously known as Victory Campus Ministries, are led by Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood. One of Maranatha's former lead staff evangelists, Rice Broocks, is the "senior minister" of that church. He and several other former MCM compatriots progressively took over that church in the 90s, and the founding pastor (not former MCM) was removed from their board in 2003. I was attending that church in 2001 when they introduced another former MCM pastor to the congregation, Bert Thomson, who led the MCM chapter at University of British Columbia back in the day. He was introduced as someone who Broocks knew from working together in "a campus ministry" but Maranatha was never mentioned.
Anyhow, I've not been as active on the forums or in EN related research as of late, since I've gone back to grad school this semester and there's only so much one person can do and still maintain their sanity :-). But certainly if you have any questions go check out the forums or feel free to email me offlist at email@example.com