Letter to the Editor
May 2, 2019
Letter: Shiloh should be given to charity
I am very concerned about the supposed annexation of Shiloh. I grew up in this congregation before it was ruined by John Robert Stevens and Greg Haworth.
Please do not trust these directors unless they share with the many people, many of my family, who have over the years been betrayed and lied to by these two. I’m not sure why Gary Haworth and his son are not in prison.
Our family has “given to the Lord” financially over the years not knowing we were deceived and misled by church leaders.
I really want them to pay for what they have done. The sale of this property should be given to charity or back to the many people who supported it.
I grew up in Christian Tabernacle with Pastor W. J Stevens. He was a man of God. However, Bob, as I know him, let the dollars and celebrity of sorts get him off track. His treatment of his wife, Martha, and his girls really showed how far off the track he got.
I also attended his church in South Gate when visiting my sister, and we both felt that something wasn’t right.
Gary Haworth shouldn’t get one cent from Shiloh. He milked that as long as he could, and now he wants to “retire?” He needs to pay restitution for allowing things to go on for so long. He and his wife received a letter, I believe in 2003, about the sexual assault and yet did nothing about it.
There are people in that community that I love with all my heart, and they need to be compensated. They are victims as well.
[A Former Member]