WHAT HAS GONE WRONG AT JSM [PART 3]
Good day everyone,
I am going to be upfront and say that I was not looking forward to writing part 3 as the title of this article suggests. To be honest with you I have been trying to delay on making good of my suggestion in part 2 that there would be a follow up on said article. But due to the many e-mails I have received since part 2 was posted I have no choice but to once again continue as the letters have arrived on my desk. Due to the fact that there are some disturbing truths from former members\employees and acquaintances from FWC\JSM, I find it necessary [with a little nudge from the Spirit of course] to bring out the truths\facts of what is going on at JSM. People may not agree on what I do and may even crucify and attack me as some have already done but I believe that the TRUTH must be told because “the truth sets you free”. As I was drafting this article I believe the Holy Spirit has urged me to quote the following portion of hard-hitting scripture found in Romans 1v21- 28[KJV] which shows us the apostasy and the results of apostasy that we are experiencing in this end time hour.
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their own imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened., Professing themselves to be wise they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like unto corruptible man, and to birds and four-footed beasts, and creeping things, Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves, Who changed the Truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen , For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature.  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. .
Ok friend, this scripture is an indication of what is happening not only in the world at large, but also sad to say is happening within the church. But let us continue with our story by allowing me to once more stress my feelings on said subject.
I have been an admirer of the JSM for close on 30 years, and always have had great respect for Jimmy Swaggart’s teachings\preaching, and his anointed music. I have personally been to several of their Camp-meeting services in Baton Rouge. So as previously stated by me these articles are not penned with malice or a spirit of jealousy as some have already written and accused me of. As a matter of fact I still do buy Jimmy Swaggart’s music. But when a ministry that was once as large and powerful as JSM who supposedly displays an image from the platform as one of love, caring and wanting to help, yet that is not the image that is portrayed behind the scenes and closed doors then there is question for concern, and one can ask the same, What has gone wrong at JSM? When someone like Donnie Swaggart preaches from behind the sacred pulpit about love, restoration, reconciliation, not only to the home-church but even all around the USA and the world for that matter, yet openly condemning homosexual and lesbian lifestyles, but himself is living a lifestyle that screams ‘failure and hypocrisy’. I mean folks the man who is supposedly called to uphold the “banner of righteousness” of God’s Word is himself divorcing his second wife Judy, who herself has been married 5\6 times already. What example is the so-called man of God [he proclaims to be called of God] setting for the flock under his care?
Folks, the plain and the simple of the above statements are that Donnie Swaggart is living a lie. Preaching one thing yet does not live those same principals that he demands others to live by. But let me back up a little on these truths that I am writing and sharing with you. I want to share some of the stories that former employee\members have shared with us here at FMHCCI. The first story is from a brother Jack Hall from the Philippines, a new friend who has given me permission to share his heartfelt story.
Date: Thur 20Sept 2007 22:31:12-0700
From: jackhall firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Jimmy Swaggart (What’s wrong today)
YOUR ARTICLE ON THE INTERNET I READ ABOUT JIMMY’S DOWNFALL OF TODAY.
JIMMY SWAGGART DEDICATED OUR AOG CHURCH IN THE LAKELAND FLORIDA AREA IN THE SEVENTIES. I MET JIMMY IN 1980 IN LAKELAND. HE ASKED ME TO BE AN AREA-REP IN FLORIDA. AS THE YEARS WENT BY I WAS ATTENDING HIS CRUSADES. WE BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS. JUST A SMALL CONTRACTOR. THE LORD TOLD ME TO GIVE 18% OF MY INCOME IN THE LAST YEARS OF THE 80’s. AFTER 100 CRUSADES IN THE USA, CANADA etc, THE MINISTRY WAS GROWING IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS.
THE MINISTRY HAD BEEN ATTACKED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS BY SATAN, WHEN THE LORD ANOINTS A MAN LIKE JIMMY. HE HAD MANY JEALOUS MINISTERS, SOME EVEN WORKED FOR HIM. IT WAS VERY OBVIOUS TO ME AS I SAW THIS WITH MY OWN EYES. IN 1988 THE LORD ALLOWED SOMETHING TO HAPPEN TO HIM [JS]. I HAD BEEN ON THE BOARD OF THE COLLAGE AT THE TIME. AFTER INVESTIGATING THE PAST TO FIND OUT WHY DID THIS HAPPEN, IT WAS BECAUSE JIMMY HAD BEEN PREACHING VERY HEAVY ON ALL THE NEW CHURCH CHANGES, THAT WAS NOT OF GOD; DANCING, TIGHFITTING LADIES CLOTHES, ROCK MUSIC, PORN etc. THAT WAS THE ANSWER. SO THE JEALOUS MINISTERS OF PENTECOST PLUS AOG – MINISTRY NOW HAD GOOD REASON TO PUT HIM DOWN. BUT WE WERE STARTING A COMEBACK [AFTER THAT FIRST ATTACK OF 1988]; IN THE 90’s WHEN THE LORD ALLOWED ANOTHER ATTACK. I WAS THE FIRST ONE THERE WHEN HE SPOKE TO HIS STAFF. THE TWO PRAYER MEETINGS PER DAY STARTED. I WAS AT JIMMY’S COLLEGE AND ON THE MINISTRY BOARD, WHEN I LEFT TO BE A MISSIONARY IN THE PHILIPPINES IN FEB 2001. WILLIAM, IF THIS LETTER GETS TO YOU I WILL CONTINUE SHARING MY FEELINGS ON JIMMY. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE HIGEST REGARD FOR JIMMY. I STILL PLAY HIS TAPES DAILY HER IN THE PHILIPPINES.
IN THE MASTERS SERVICE
So what do you think of that. I want you to decide after the next few e-mail letters whether Brother Jack is someone who truly loves\loved Jimmy Swaggart.
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 05:00: 18 – 0700 (PDT)
From: jackhall email@example.com
Subject: JIMMY SWAGGART
I AM VERY MUCH CONCERNED WHY JIMMY DID NOT GIVE HIS GODLY LOVE WHEN I WAS BEING ATTACKED BY SATAN FROM MY OWN FAMILY. MY GIVING TO HIS MINISTRY AND STANDING BEHIND HIM WAS SOMEWHAT PART OF THE ATTACK ON ME. HE WANTED ME TO GO BACK TO FLORIDA AND FIGHT THE DEVIL WITH MY DIVORCE. I CHOSE TO GO TO THE MISSION FIELD. JIMMY CLOSED TWO DOORS FOR ME TO GO FOR MISSIONARY WORK. BUT I CONTACTED DAVE OLHORKING AND DAVE HUNT (PAST STAFF) TO HELP ME GO TO THE PHILIPPINES. THEY MADE MY TRIP POSSIBLE WITH ISAAC WALKER. SINCE THEN THEY WILL NOT ANSWER MY MAIL. I HAVE YET TO SAY ONE WORD NEGATIVE TOWARD HIM (JS). I REALLY BELIEVE THERE IS A BIG CHANGE IN THE MINISTRY, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY HAVE TREATED ME.
MAYBE YOU CAN SATISFY MY MIND WHY THEY WON’T ANSWER MY MAIL. I HAVE A LOT OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS THERE, BUT YET I GET NO ANSWER TO MY MAIL. THE GOSPEL IS ABOUT FORGIVENESS. TODAY YOU CAN EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. HAVE WE AVER MET BRO WILLIAM? I LEFT THE MINISTRY IN JAN 2001 FROM BATON ROUGE. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS LETTER. AFTER MY FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, THE LOVE FROM THEM SLOWLY CHANGED. I STILL PLAY HIS TAPES AND I FORGIVE HIM. I THOUGHT HE WAS THE GREATEST DURING THE 20 YEARS I WAS PART OF THE MINISTRY.
LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,
JACK AND JENNY HALL
CEBU CITY PHILIPPINES.
Needless to say I wrote bro Jack and gave him my reasons why they will not answer his mail. And I will say what I told him. “In his [JS] thinking you have betrayed him by going to the mission field in the Philippines, and of course when your business had financial problems and you could not pour anymore money into the honey-pot they started to distance themselves from you. You are to their thinking an apostate.” But let’s continue with our story of bro Jack.
From: jackhall [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 28 Sept 2007 08:28AM
Subject: Re: Jimmy Swaggart
BACK IN 2000 I DISCUSSED WITH HIS HEAD TV MAN ROGER. I SAID THE GOSPEL IS ALL ABOUT THE CROSS (HE HAD BEEN TEACHING THIS FOR MANY YEARS) HE SAID TO HIS WIFE, DID YOU HEAR WHAT JACK SAID FRANCES? IN 1980 WHEN I STARTED WITH JIMMY I WAS AN AREA-REP. PICKING UP LOVE OFFERINGS AND TAKING IT TO THE CRUSADES. I STARTED GOING INTO HID DRESSING ROOM WHILE HE WAS GETTING READY FOR SERVICES. I PUT AN ENVELOPE IN HIS POCKET [MONEY].HIS SECURITY JOHN STARNES DID NOT LIKE IT. ALSO I USED TO TRY AND AVOID JIMMY SO THEY WOULD NOT THINK I WAS PUSHING MYSELF ON HIM. THEY WOULD ALWAYS FIND ME AND I WOULD BE HAVING DINNER WITH HIM. HE GAVE ME A BUS, THE FIRST HOME MOBILE STUDY COURSE; HE SENT ME HIS OWN DAKES STUDY BIBLE, PLUS MANY LETTERS OF THANKS. IN 1987 I TOLD HIM THE LORD SAID GIVE THE LORD [MINISTRY] $50,000.00. I WAS JUST A SMALL CONTRACTOR.
IN APRIL 1988 I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ONES THERE AT DINNER AND THAT EVENING I GAVE A LARGE CHECK.
HE LOOKED AT HIS PASTOR AND SAID LOOK WHAT JACK DID! WE WERE ALREADY MAKING A BIG COMEBACK DURING 1989-1992. IN 1992 THE CALIFORNIA ATTACK HAPPENED AND I WAS THE FIRST ONE THERE AT BATON ROUGE. HE WAS ASKING HIS STAFF AND STUDENTS TO FORGIVE HIM, AS HE THOUGHT HE COULD FIGHT THIS SATANIC ATTACK ON HIS OWN. MOST OF THE STAFF LEFT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS OVER. HE TRUSTED ME AND I BECAME HIS MAN. HE TRUSTED MY ADVICE ON SOME REPAIRS TO THE BUILDINGS, BECAUSE OF MY TALENTS IN CONTRACTING. WE WENT TO BALL GAMES TOGETHER, WENT TO EXERCISE AT THE GYM, WENT OUT TO EAT MANY TIMES. WHEN I ARRIVE AT THE MINISTRY HE ALWAYS ASKED ME TO GO TO DINNER. HE CALLED ME IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH WHEN I HAD MY HEARING PROBLEM, ALSO MY FINANCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE LATE 70’s. HE KNEW I HAD DOMESTIC PROBLEMS…AND I WAS DEPRESSED IN THE FALL OF 2000. WORKING IN THE SHIPPING AND HIS NEWS MAGAZINE WAS STARTING TO GROW AGAIN. HE HAD HIS SLIGHT HEART-ATTACK. I WENT TO HIM TO ASK A FAVOUR, AND YOU WOULD THINK HE HARDLY KNEW ME! I LEFT WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE. I ALSO STILL HAVE MANY PERSONAL ITEMS OF VALUE AT THE MINISTRY. ALSO CONSTRUCTION ITEMS THEY WERE USING. I AM VERY CONCERNED EVEN TODAY STILL WHY THEY AVOID ME.
SOME OF THE EX-EMPLOYEES I E-MAIL [SO-CALLED FRIENDS AT ONE TIME] AVOID ANYTHING I ASK LIKE TO CHECK ON MY PERSONAL ITEMS. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CONCERN ABOUT JIMMY SWAGGART. I NEVER REALLY KNEW DONNIE AND FRANCES IN ALL THE 20 YEARS. I THOUGHT I KNEW JIMMY. I WILL PRAY FOR HIM
TO GET BACK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN AN INTIMATE WAY.
IN HIS SERVICE
Of course after each e-mail from Bro Jack I would answer and encourage him to not one moment feel guilty that he has in any way done anything wrong to JS. Let’s continue with this moving story of a man who in my opinion is truly a gentleman and child of God Almighty.
From: jackhall [email@example.com]
Sent: 08 October 2007 01:59 PM
Subject: Re: Jimmy Swaggart. I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
I HAVE MANY PERSONAL ITEMS AT THE MINISTRY. NO ONE WILL ANSWER MY MAIL. IN 1988 I WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO HIM.
IN 1992 I WAS EXTRA IMPORTANT TO HIM. I EVEN BORROWED MONEY TO HELP THE MINISTRY IN THE MIDDLE 90’s. LAST TIME I LOOKED IN HIS EYES HE WAS ALMOST A STRANGER. AFTER 20 YEARS OF BEING FAITHFUL I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. IT’S SO HARD TO BELIEVE. YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO TELL THE STORY LIKE IT IS. THE LORD KNOWS MY HEART.
LORD BLESS YOUR MINISTRY,
From: jackhall [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 13 October 2007 03:37PM
Subject: jimmy swaggart
I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I MET JIMMY SWAGGART IN LAKELAND AND HE ASKED ME TO BE HIS AREA-REP IN CENTRAL FLORIDA I WENT TO THE COFFEE SHOP THE NEXT DAY AND CRIED OVER MY COFFEE I WAS SO HAPPY. HE HAD A REP LIVING IN THE AREA WHO WAS ON SALARY AND HAD A COMPANY CAR, WHO CALLED ON LARGE DONORS IN FLORIDA. THE FOLLOWERS OF THE MINISTRY WOULD ASK IF HE WORKED FOR JACK HALL BECAUSE OF THE THINGS I WAS DOING FOR THE MINISTRY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA IN PRAYER AND SMALL DONATIONS. THE HEAD OF THE DEPT COMPLAINED TO JIMMY THAT THIS WAS AFFECTING THE AREA-REP IN FLORIDA. I BELKIEVE JIMMY WAS ABOUT TO CLOSE OUT THIS DEPT IN FLORIDA BECAUSE IT WAS COSTING THE MINISTRY THOUSANDS, SO HE FIRED ALL OF THE DEPT AT THAT TIME. THAT IS WHEN HE AND I BECAME VERY CLOSE. I WOULD OF COURSE AVOID\IGNORE HIM SO PEOPLE WOULD THINK I WAS NOT PUSHING MYSELF ON HIM. HIS STAFF WOULD SEE ME SITTING BY MYSELF AT CRUSADES AND TELL HIM. I THEN HAD TO JOIN HIM IN WHATEVER THEY WERE DOING. THIS IS A FACT!! GOING IN HIS DRESSING ROOM WAS A BIG NO NO. BUT FOR ME IT WAS PART OF OUR BEING CLOSE. I EVEN TODAY LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC-TAPES AND EVEN DREAM OF HIM. BUT THE BIG DIFFERNCE IS HE TURNED EVERYTHING OVER TO DONNIE AND FRANCES. I WAS VERY CLOSE TO ROGER EDDINGER AT THE TV OFFICE, JUSTIN IN SHIPPING AND AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS IN THE MIN ISTRY. THIS BREAKS MY HEART!! THE LORD IS HELPING ME TO UNDERSTAND.
LORD BLESS YOU,
THANK YOU FOR THE SCRIPTURES YOU HAVE GIVEN, I WILL READ THEM ALL. I AM REALLY OVER THE BAD FEELINGS. I LOVE HIM AND ONLY PRAY FOR HIM TO SOMEDAY WRITE ME.
JIMMY KNEW ABOUT MY DOMESTIC PROBLEM WAY BACK. HE DID NOT KNOW THAT GREED IN MY BUSINESS FOR EIGHT YEARS WAS FOUND OUT TO BE THE START OF THE DOWNFALL OF MY FINANCIAL STANDING. I LEFT A $400,000.00 HOUSE TO THE ENEMY. THE LORD SAID RETIRE AND BE MY MISSIONARY. WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE MINISTRY WITH A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF OFFICE FURNITURE, A FIREPROOF SAFE, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ETC, FRANCES TOLD SOMEONE TO GET THE THINGS OUT OF THE WAREHOUSE OF JACK’S. MY TRUCK WAS PARKED ONE NIGHT NEXT TO OTHER VEHICLES (VISITORS) ON THE GRASS. WE WERE TOWED AWAY. IT COST ME $75.00. IN 2001 WHEN I WENT BACK FOR A TWO DAY VISIT TO TAKE CARE OF MY SS & BANKING, I DID NOT TALK TO HIM OR HIS STAFF. I STAYED IN ONE OF THE CLOSED DORM ROOMS FOR ONE NIGHT NEXT TO WHERE I HAD SOME OF MY PERSONAL THINGS STORED. I DO NOT WANT THE OFFICE FURNITURE OR LADDERS AND TOOLS. I JUST WANT SOME OF MY KEEPSAKE ITEMS. (IS THERE ANYWAY POSSIBLE THAT YOU CAN HELP ME GET THESE ITEMS?) ONE BOOK HAS MANY PERSONAL LETTERS HE SENT ME. ALSO I BELIEVE THE DAKES STUDY BIBLE HE GAVE ME. ALL THOSE PERSONAL LETTERS IS NOT MY DESIRE TO SEND TO YOU, BUT IT’S NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE.
Once again I tried to help Bro’Jack by writing to JSM, specifically to Frances Swaggart but as expected to no avail. Once again proof of the JSM leadership displaying the intent of their hearts. They deem it not necessary to answer any e-mail\letters from former employees\board-members\ money donors. I asked you the reader earlier in the article to be a judge of Bro’ Jack’s honesty and integrity. I believe what he has communicated to me
via these letters, to be the heartfelt cry of an honest man who not only loves God and the work of the Lord, but someone who has a genuine respect and love for Jimmy Swaggart. But it is obvious from Jack’s communications to me that the JSM- and in particular the so-called leader Jimmy Swaggart who considered Bro’ Jack a friend at one time has now turned their back on him. The question one can ask here is; is it because Jack is no longer a big money donor\supporter to the JSM? Is this the way that people who have such a public profile, and who go by the name of born-again Spirit-filled children of God, is this how they treat fellow Christians? Then I want to say this, when are you Jimmy, Frances and Donnie going to stop this charade that you display in front of the cameras, but in reality is not the image you live by behind the closed doors at the ministry?
But hold on folks it is going to get hotter!
The following is a letter I received from a Seventh Day Adventist-pastor whose name I will refrain from mentioning as he asked me to do. Thank you pastor for allowing me to share your story.
Date: Mon, 1OCT 2oo7 09:55: 54-0700 (PDT)
Subject: Donnie Swaggart is a LIAR.
I just came across your website and was reading with interest about Donnie. I had read elsewhere that he and his second wife had separated, but I know nothing else.
You made reference to Donnie’s DVD-sermon, “Enemies of the Cross”. Unless I’m gravely mistaken, that is the sermon where he misquotes and flat out lies about me, in reference to a telephone conversation that he and I had. [It could be the ‘Wells Without Water’ sermon, I can’t remember because I don’t have them anymore]. I am a Seventh Day Adventist pastor, and I heard his sermon on “The Faith” and so I called him and told him how much I appreciated the sermon. I asked him if he was going to preach a sermon like that at the up-coming camp meeting [in a couple of days after we talked], and he told me that he wasn’t because the Lord had led him in a different direction. We talked for about half an hour, and then he had to leave for a prayer meeting.
Sometime later, I purchased his latest sermon dealing with the same issues, and it turned out to be from the camp meeting right after he and I talked. He introduces his sermon by telling how he was tired of the hate mail, and was going to preach a nice uncontroversial sermon until he got a call a couple of days ago, “Of all people a Seventh Day Adventist” pastor. That first of all is an insult, simply because of his wording and the tone of his voice he used. Whether or not he agrees with the choice of my belief is not the issue, but that’s plain not nice. He then proceeds to describe our ‘conversation, and at least 75% of it was purely made up on his part. He even said that I told him that I didn’t believe in my own church. I was seriously angered by this and I’ve had no respect for him ever since. I even asked John Santiago to edit out that out of the broadcast over Son-life Radio, and he assured me he would. It’s amazing how, when I was talking to Donnie, he said that the Lord hadn’t led him to address that issue again at the upcoming camp meeting, yet when he gets up to preach, he said he wasn’t going to preach it again out of fear and being tired of criticism until I called him. What a fake!!
I also have a video [one of their old home-church videos], where someone is giving a message in tongues; and Donnie is crying, amending, and yes Lording all through it and through the interpretation. They kept the camera on the lady who was giving the interpretation the entire time, and you can plainly see her turn the page of the script that she was reading from to interpret the message in tongues. And yet Donnie is up there putting on a total show the whole time she was reading.
Well there you have it again. Does the SDA-pastor have a reason to lie and smear Donnie Swaggart and make him out to be a liar? I sincerely believe that the pastor is being truthful in what he wrote, as in so many instances like this he is just one of many who have falsely been accused and wronged and hurt by the so-called man of God. In my opinion concerning the pastor and what he has shared with us, is that Donnie Swaggart is arrogant, hot headed, stubborn just like his father has become, and anyone who does not fall into their way of thinking or preaching is a target for ridicule and scorn. So thank you pastor [name withheld] for being so bold as to speak out and for allowing me to share once again your story concerning so-called “minister’s of the gospel” who think they reserve the right to denigrate fellow believers, whom Jesus Christ has paid the same price of salvation for on the Cross of Calvary. Folks, one can ask the question here. When Donnie Swaggart made that statement, “that the Lord had led him in a different direction”, yet when he received a call from the SDA-pastor he changed his sermon; Did the Lord Himself tell Donnie to change the sermon that was prepared and did the Spirit tell Donnie Swaggart to ridicule the SDA-pastor? I very much doubt that is what happened.
The following e-mails were received from someone whom I believe has been called-used of the Lord to speak correction\rebuke to the JSM-leadership but sadly has like so many others been rejected by them. You be the judge on this one.
Date: Tue 11 Dec 2007 12:19:52 EST
Subject: THANK YOU FOR TRUTH!!!!
I AM AN EVANGELIST AND AM ALSO A MEMBER OF FWC AND AFFILIATED WITH JSM IN BATON ROUGE. YOU ARE ABSOLUTLEY RIGHT IN YOUR ANYLISIS AND IN YOUR SPIRIT.
After responding to the above e-mail I received the following interesting yet very disturbing story from the evangelist. And after several communications the evangelist has allowed me to use his story and his name, so many FWC-members may know him.
Date: Thurs 13 Dec 2007 17:04 EST
Subject: Re: THANK YOU FOR TRUTH!!!!
Thank you for responding. My name is Michael Dyal and as I stated I am an evangelist. I have had FWC as my home church for 6 years, but my love for Jimmy goes way back. As a 16 year old southern-baptist just saved and subsequently called to preach it was his teachings on the Holy Spirit that moved me to Pentecost. He also spoke\told the truth on Catholicism. Later as I moved to the faith-teachings of Ken Hagin, it was Brother Swaggart who dared to caution me of the dangers of the Word of Faith and the extreme heresy of the money gospel. So it has been difficult for me to be objective in my criticism of a ministry that has so helped me. However Brother Jimmy himself, were he in my shoes, would speak up! When the divorce first happened with Debbie and Donnie the Lord told me some things concerning the future of JSM. Lovingly I relayed them via both e-mail and slow mail to Jimmy, Frances and Donnie. Needless to say I was removed from the mailing list and from receiving the Evangelist-magazine. I did receive a personal signed letter from Jimmy expressing his understanding of my position but that he was in no place to do anything about it which confirms that Frances is running the show. She hates me so much that even though I have one of the greatest personal testimonies you will ever hear she will not allow me to share it. Why you ask? Because I demanded that JSM fire Donnie immediately and that Jimmy again be GM because Frances is out of order and uncovered! The separation from Judy which they told no one about to my knowledge simply confirms my prophecy to them written in 2004 that unless they clean house that JSM will be no more. It is beginning to happen. My main concern is the new format of the telecast-studio instead of church or crusade, and teaching instead of preaching. Also Donnie instead of Jimmy. Son-life Radio is programmed horribly with way to much Jimmy (whose voice is shot) and far too much Roy Chacon who is only played because he is a huge contributor! They are so vindictive that they have removed all of Tabitha’s solos. Who is the real Judas? Jimmy says pastor P but I say the man himself who has sold out our Lord for 30 pieces of silver. The one who condemns greed gospel the loudest lives it to the highest. I am going to be in contact with Senator Grassley about what I know of the inner financial dealings of JSM. We know Sister Ira, we know Rita King (Chadwick), and we know Deacon Allan and many others. Until I found your site I felt alone in my situation. Let me clarify: everyone hates Jimmy for his doctrine and the hookers but I love him for correct doctrine and going on despite the hookers, but my issue is qualifications for the ministry. Donnie is not qualified!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He maintains that all his sin is under the blood but like I corresponded to him his perpetual adultery is ongoing and the only sin our Lord won’t forgive is a sin you are still practising as a lifestyle! He will now not speak to me. God’s will for him is reconciliation with Debbie! Finally, in closing, Donnie travels all over the USA condemning gays while living a failed lifestyle that screams failure and hypocrisy, the sin Jesus condemned the loudest. The greatest threat to the institution of marriage is not the gays but it is DIVORCE!!!! If you do split- stay single and celibate! Christ was crystal clear on that, but what Jimmy, Frances and Donnie do is treat the Bible as a buffet and eat only what they want and ignore the rest. They have appointed themselves editors in chief of the Holy Bible. It is no wonder the American dream has become the American nightmare, that the religious right has become the religious wrong. I mean Jesus said to love your neighbour but we don’t even know them! I could go on like this all day. P.S—it is clear that the Judy affair was going on before the divorce because he was all over her sobbing little self in the services. Well, she will move onto husband #6 and Jimmy will go on as if nothing ever happened. My friend, THAT IS NOT THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS! THAT IS APOSTACY!
After responding to the evangelist I went on to ask him some questions of which he wrote me the following answers.
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 12:19:34 EST
Subject: Re: THANK YOU FOR TRUTH!!!!!!!!!
Nice to hear back from you and I send you greetings for a Christ filled 2008! I have been ministering in Florida and spending some family time down there. My associate had a very long visit with Rita King Chadwick after it all happened because we really like her music and Steve’s style. They like me are heavily indebted to Jimmy for the spiritual life they have. Essentially, they discovered the affair between Judy and Donnie while he was still married to Debbie and demanded that it stop. Of course it did not and the rest is history and they lied about Debbie. We ran into her at Ted Garret’s funeral service and if she is the demon that the Swaggarts make her out to be, then why did Robin Herd and B.J Vavaseueer make a point to hug her and visit with her? Why did Jim Rentz and Jim Woolsey be friendly toward her? Actually, she is the victim and I am believing for a reconciliation between her and Donnie for that is the only right and scriptural thing to do The split with Judy is what I wanted because that woman is evil. Don’t get me wrong I like Judy. She is nice and beautiful but she is a home wrecker if ever there was one. By ‘her’ I mean of course that we ran into Debbie Swaggart. According to Jimmy it is as if she never existed at all. Here is my dilemma! God has told me to prophecy in the church (FWC) publicly the doom of JSM if immediate corrective action is not taken on several fronts. I have done it via phone calls, letters and e-mails but to no effect. I believe the only way to actually reach Jimmy is in a public forum such as a service. Because I am rather well known there it will shock them and take a few minutes before they escort me out. As a former street minister I am well aware of my rights and the laws concerning private property. It is sad it has come to this. JSM was the ministry that warned us of the coming apostasy and now they have been consumed by the very apostasy they told us was coming! How sad! JSM was our last great hope and now that is gone. The coming of Christ is at hand thus it is time to take a stand regardless of the consequences my brother. I am curious on your exact take on the message of the cross. I believe most of it and preach it to great effect. It obviously does not work for Donnie and Jimmy in his porn addiction which is still ongoing. I asked God the other day why the law of sin and death seems to be overpowering the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, and God’s answer shocked me. He said: “I am in judgement against my people. The apostasy has now reached the inner core. Yes, faith in me and Christ’s cross is more powerful than sin when I want it to be, but when I am in judgement, then whatever I want to be more powerful at the time is!” This explains Crouch, Hagee, Paulk, Haggard and Roberts etc.
Let us continue to be in contact because come the first free Sunday AM I have, I am going to deliver this prophecy at FWC. Now that should be a story.
After reading these letters several times over, I believe that it was necessary to ask Bro’ Michael his permission to use his story in the up-coming article on, “What has gone wrong at JSM-3. And this was the answer that he gave me in return.
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 13:14:43 EST
Subject: Re: THANK YOU FOR TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely brother you have my permission and I don’t care if you use my name because I have now been totally shut out of everything up there. No luck on Roger’s e-mail, sorry. No one will even talk to me. Swaggart has now been medically shut down and Larson preached Sunday that the famine is over! How ridiculous! THE FAMINE OF THE WORD is worse than ever and JSM is largely responsible….I look forward to reading your next article…..
Well that’s it folks! Would you agree with my scripture that I quoted at the start of this article? No the Word of God is not only speaking about the world in general, but He speaks about apostasy that has reared its ugly head within the very body (church) of Christ. Can it be possible that a once powerful ministry like JSM turned its back on the true gospel of the Cross? Have the leadership at JSM become what the bible clearly states in 2Timothy 3:5, “having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof”? Have the Swaggart-trio really given themselves over to the money-gospel? All the evidence points in that direction. No it is not just JSM that has fallen for the greed-gospel. There are the likes of Crouch, Hagee, Paulk, Haggard, Copeland, Hinn, Roberts, Rick Warren, and the Creflo Dollars of the church world. Ministries who have chosen the “prosperity gospel”. ‘They have changed the truth of God into a lie and are serving the creature (money) more than the Creator’ (Rom 1v25). Never before have we seen the apostasy within the church like this past decade. Ministries who no longer preach the un-compromising gospel of the Cross, but rather a watered down gospel to please the masses. Men who have enriched themselves by perverting the Word of Almighty God. Men, who travel around in private jets, drive luxurious cars; live behind security-gate mansions, not to mention the holiday apartments they own overseas. This is not the gospel of the Cross but rather the gospel that the Apostle Paul talks about in 2Corinthians 11v4, Galatians 1v7 and 2Peter 2v1. The gospel has been perverted and watered down to the point where even the church\world now accepts the fact to be a homosexual or lesbian is no longer an abomination in the sight of God. No they say, God loves everybody no matter what their lifestyles are. God is a loving God and will not send anybody to hell. Dear reader you are living and believing a lie if you are under the sway of such thinking. Folks let me please say this. I am not condemning anybody for whatever lifestyle they live. What I am saying is that the Word of God declares that He is a HOLY GOD and will and cannot allow sin to go unpunished. God Almighty is the One who will judge those who have changed His Word to please themselves.
Those who have lived sinful perverted lives, as Romans 3v23 declares, “have come short of the glory of God.” Folks, we are living in perilous times. Surely as we have read here today of the downward spiral of a once powerful ministry like JSM, and so many others as mentioned who have chosen riches above the truth of the Cross, we have reached the point where each one of us have to take a stand as Michael Dyal mentioned, and not sell out to the lie of the enemy. Even as I am concluding the final drafting of this article more e-mails have arrived on my desk-PC, and I am expecting more to come as people are starting to wake up to what is happening at JSM and other ministries. And all this points to another follow up of said article. In the meantime let’s not forget to pray for the JSM leadership, that they have not strayed to far from the voice of the Holy Spirit as has been pointed out in several other articles by this ministry and likewise also other Godly “called men of God.” Till next time God bless!!