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Archive for September 2010

Slush Funds and Other Ways Your Money was Spent

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

During a question and answer session on Delphi Forums, a former church administrator (Barry Mahfood) revealed some information that had not been known before about some of the inner workings of the finances in the World Sectors.  Apparently there was a “special projects” fund set up for Kip McKean’s use.  Why? A percentage of the
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Markings and Disfellowships

Sep 21st, 2010 | By

Markings and disfellowships happened to various leaders and members who were critical of the church.  A marking would be announced to the church and the members warned to stay away from the person marked.  Only leaders were allowed to have contact with the marked person.   If a member were to disobey this warning and
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Riverside County Church of Christ

Sep 21st, 2010 | By

The following information has been gathered from several sources who were involved in the events and wrote about their experiences. On July 23, 2003, the Riverside sector of the Inland Empire region of the LACC voted to approve a resolution asking to localize the administrative responsibilities and finances of the church. The resolution came in
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Sworn Statements

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

Affidavit from Andrew Ceniccola, Buffalo, NY Affidavit from Joan Chisholm, Buffalo, NY Affidavit from Nina Ceniccola, Buffalo, NY Affidavit from Lynda Young, Buffalo, NY Affidavit from Scott Young, Buffalo, NY Affidavit #2 Affidavit of Amy Haight Affidavit from Jen Chambers, Orlando Testifying that Bob Gempel admitted that 100% of the money collected from ICOC churches
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International Churches of Christ Mission Society ICCMS

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

ICOC Administrative Policies 2001 states on page 6, “ICCMS is an “integrated auxiliary” of ICOC. The sole purpose of ICCMS is the receipt and distribution of mission funding pursuant to the World Financial Plan (WFP). The WFP is a detailed financial plan for the funding and support of world evangelism. Specifically, it is the intent
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World Sector Administrators

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

Considered an Auxiliary World Sector and comprised of the World Sector Administrators.  According to the ICOC Administrative Policies 2001, “ICOC is a “Church” as defined by the tax code and is responsible for promulgating administrative policy and procedure to assist each of the other entities in accomplishing the goal of world evangelism. ICOC is composed
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Evangelization Proclamation

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

The Evangelization Proclamation penned by Kip McKean was signed and implemented by his World Sector Leaders on February 4, 1994. This document was the plan and commitment to plant a church in every nation with a city of over 100,000 by the year 2000. Up to that point, there were churches in 53 nations over
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First Principles

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

The First Principles studies are taught around the world addressing the challenges to faith and doctrine in each culture. Kip McKean prepared this study series in 1979 with two purposes in mind: (1) to bring non-believers into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and (2) to provide a basis for the new Christian to fulfill
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Henry Kriete Letter

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Honest to God February 3, 2003 Sometimes called the HKL.  Henry Kriete a leader in the London Church releases a letter to other leaders about his concerns with the ICOC system. “I wrote an OPEN letter-eventually I knew it would be read by many and this was my hope. However, I sent it to about
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HKL Analysis

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Excerpts from Henry Kriete’s Honest To God With Commentary By Anonymous The excerpts contained herein concern the financial matters addressed by Henry Kriete in his 42-page “letter” of Spring 2003 entitled Honest To God.  Commentary comments occur in blue font. The excerpts occur in the order of their appearance, and each paragraph has been pasted
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Leadership Profiles

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Kip McKean and Elena Garcia-McKean The first son of an Admiral in the US Navy, Thomas Wayne “Kip” McKean was born in Indianapolis, Indiana May 31, 1954. As a young man, Kip was a leader in school, clubs, sports, MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) and Boy Scouts where he became an Eagle Scout. He was baptized
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Los Angeles Church of Christ

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

September 6, 2005  The LA leadership is now distancing themselves from McKean, “We, here in LA, did not believe that “The Portland Story” reflected the spirit in which the Lord desired to initiate unity.  Rather than a spirit that included threats, intimidation and arrogance, we believed that our brotherhood challenges needed to be tackled by
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The Portland Story

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

In 2005 Kip McKean and the Portland Church he was leading declared they were going to call out a remnant from the ICOC.  McKean released The Portland Story. “However, as of this Jubilee the Portland leadership believes it is time for a progressive “calling-out of the remnant of disciples” from dying, former ICOC Churches. For
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Seattle Church of Christ

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

Lead by Scott and Lynne Green The Ministry Staff and Deacons released a letter regarding Kip McKean’s The Portland Story in 2005. “Unfortunately, in “The Portland Story,” our brother Kip, in seeking to “call out” disciples to an ostensibly higher level of commitment, engaged in several serious and inappropriate kinds of unwholesome criticism and comment:
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Hope Technology School

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

Hope Technology School founded by Gail Ewell of the Bay Area Christian Church, formerly the San Francisco Church of Christ. ICOCinvestigation.com would like to know a lot more about this school. 1. Why is it named Hope Technology School.  Does having the name Hope in the title of the school confuse any members of the
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Triangle Church

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

Various documents from the Triangle Church in North Carolina 2000 – Corporate Bylaws of the Triangle Church, Inc.



Discipleship Publications International DPI

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

Various documents from DPI DPI began in 1993. DPI is a Massachusetts Not-for-profit corporation that prints and distributes Christian Educational and religious material (including books and tapes) to be used by churches and individuals in advancing the cause of Christianity throughout the world. 2000 Discipleship Publications International 990 1999 Discipleship Publications International 990 Blurb from
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HOPEworldwide Financials

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

April 15, 2003 – Bob Gempel sends a confidential memo to disciples of the International Churches of Christ “In my discussions with church leaders in recent weeks, I’ve learned that from a financial perspective, the corporate operation of HOPEworldwide is a mystery. They tell me that they have no idea how their money is being
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HOPE Worldwide World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Bob and Pat Gempel from 1991 to 2002 July 2000 – Good Will Hunting – LA Story



Kingdom News Network

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

KNN was organized to inform, inspire, teach, unify and record the history of disciples of Jesus. The goal is the connection of disciples and churches of Christ through the creation, production, and distribution of related literature using printed, video and audio, and other electronic media deemed useful so that we might glorify God, mature as
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Media/Law World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Al and Gloria Baird from 1993 to 2002. 1994 ICOC Media Kit



China World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Scott and Lynne Green from 1992 to 2002 March 1995 – Enter the Dragon – LA Story



British Commonwealth World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Doug and Joyce Arthur from 1992 to 2002 Sometimes called the Commonwealth World Sector



The NET World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Russ and Gail Ewell from 2000 to 2002 It was a non-geographic area called THE NET.  NET stands for New Media, Exceptional Children and Technology. March/April 2000 THE NET – La Story



Northern Federation World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by Marty and Chris Fuqua from 1992 to 2002. In 1996 25,000 disciples spread throughout 63 churches in the Northern Hemisphere. (Canada, US, Scandinavia and the Former Soviet Union as well as the Oceanic island of Guam. 1996 To Russia with Love – LA Story