Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: July 10, 2018 09:25AM
> Bob McClane was my cousin. My favorite cousin.
> He and his mom were actually the ones that brought
> my mom and later me into the Walk. Bob died the
> day after I was sworn in (at church, on the
> platform with a lot of hoopla) as an attorney.
> The next day I brought his youngest son John Judah
> to live with me. John was a good kid with little
> or no discipline or training and I had never even
> had a conversation with him before he came to live
> with me, bringing his 32 pet lizards. He is still
> ihn the church, please pray for him. He has grown
> up to be an amazing man and I hope he finds
> release so his gifts are not used up by others.
> Bobby McClane (as we called him in my family
> growing up) was a wonderful, gifted singer. He
> gave his life for JRS. The business (Impact) that
> was born from his vision, blood and sweat, was
> destroyed by its money being drained primarily to
> fund JRS' divorce from Martha. The workers there
> were paid less than volunteers who are at least
> given a good meal. They gave as much as is humanly
> possible for Bob, JRS and the vision of a
> "kingdome business." The day after Bob died Gary
> spoke from the pulpit about Bob and called his
> death a suicide because Bob was addicted to
> prescription (and maybe other) drugs. It was a
> punch to the gut for any of us who loved Bob and
> we all probably still bear in our bodies the deep
> flinch inflicted by Gary's words.
> I, for one, never expressed my unhappiness over
> the words spoken and just continued "soldiering
> on" as if nothing happened.
> It sickens me now.
> Thanks to those who remember Bob and have
> mentioned his song on this forum. Thanks
> GoingRogue, light777, puddington, etc. May we
> continue to discover one another as we exercise
> and enjoy our blossoming freedom.
As I've mentioned before, I was close to Bob for 2-3 years or so before he passed. I found out about his death during a Sunday morning service when Gary announced it, and then declared his ministry a failure. Such class.
In spite of the misery he was subjected to, we found a way to have many a laugh. Trust me, at that time, there wasn't much reverence in either one of us for the dear leaders of the fellowship.