The above comments are very misleading.
There has never been a duplication IP address problem here and given the track record of the Potter's House and Christian Fellowship Churches anything said by its leaders and/or members should be taken with a "grain of salt" to say the least.
The testimonials at this database about the Christian Fellowship Churches (CFC) page were chosen as they came in and those that authored them wished to remain anonymous as many people do that share their personal histories and pain here about "cults" and destructive "cult like" groups.
See this recent personal testimony of a current member.
See this 2004 Arizona news report [www.culteducation.com
And also [www.culteducation.com
Potter's House was declared a "cult" by a judge in open court regarding a child custody case in Indianna. The father, who was a member of the church, was subsequently only allowed supervised visitation because of the church's practices.
To understand this case better and how a 4-year-old child was terrorized by the Potter's House through its practices see the following televised report.
There have been many custody battles and bitter divorces that revolved around involvement in the Potter's House and some litigation.
Marna Paron was harassed by the Potter's House in Alaska during 1989 after she decided to leave. Paron finally had her 14-year-old son Aaron "deprogrammed," which aired on national television CBS "48 Hours."
And also [www.culteducation.com
Paron and her son later sued the church and received a substantial out of court settlement.
News stories have appeared across the United States about Christian Fellowship Churches and have included complaints from many people.
In Cape Cod [www.culteducation.com
In Tucson, Arizona [www.culteducation.com
Flagstaff, Arizona [www.culteducation.com
In Massachusetts [www.culteducation.com
Church splits have been reported and many people have left the organization. There are probably more former than current members.
The evidence regarding the bad behavior of the Potter's House and its pastors is overwhelming.
If you read and view the many reports about the church there is a consistent pattern. That is, the pastors have no meaningful accountability through democratically elected church boards that might discipline them and if necessary end their empolyment.
There is also no meaningful financial transparency through a published independently audited financial statements distributed to all members that reflects each church's budget, or the headquarters budget in detail, such as all salaries and any compensation paid out annually.
Instead, Wayman Mitchell rules over his fellowship something like a Medieval Pope, but unlike a Pope he was never elected.
Likewise each of the pastors under Mitchell reign over their churches like feudal lords in something like a franchise arrangement through tithes, which they share in part much like a pyramid scheme according to press reports (See Cape Cod and Mass. reports).
No one really knows where the tithes/money goes except for Mitchell and his hand picked few.
CFC is also not a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (EFCA) and does not meet its minimum standards.
Note the EFCA "guidelines for giving."
I have received hundreds of complaints about Mitchell over the years from Christians across the country in different communities. Over and over again these complaints are about the leadership and how they have hurt people through their bad behavior.
But without meaningful accountability there is nothing a congregant can do other than pray. So when they are mistreated CFC members most often "vote with their feet" by leaving to avoid further mistreatment and/or protect their families.
Potter's House (Christian Fellowship Churches) leaders/pastors most often don't have any accredited seminary training.
Mitchell's break with the Foursquare Pentecostal denomination, where he received his training and ordination, was largely about this.
That is, Mitchell wanted to ordain his own pastors without the required Foursquare seminary training.
The net result today is that most CFC pastors have no meaningful training outside of CFC, such as a college degree or as a graduates from an accredited seminary such as Moody or Fuller.
The overwhelming majority of Protestant churches such as the Baptist denominations, Assemblies of God, Nazarenes, Evangelical Free Church and many others require that their pastors have a proper education and they typically attend college, bible school and/or seminary.
Protestant denominations also overwhelmingly have accountability within their respective congregations through democratically elected boards. Likewise their denominational leaders are also elected.
Potter's House and other CFC churches have attempted to discredit former members by attacking them personally as you can see here by the post above. In this way CFC and its members hope to avoid actually responding to the substance of the complaints about them.
CFC also attempts to hide behind relgious claims, saying the only reason people complain about them is that they are "Christian" and that this is evidence of "persecution."
However, CFC and Wayman Mitchell have been repeatedly criticized by Christians and the Christian Research Institute (a cult watching organization) once issued a report critical of CFC churches.