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Blaise Feumba – accused of greed and inappropriate use of church funds

May 7th, 2014 | By

2007-2008 – According to a letter from the NYC Church of Christ Elders, Ernst and Young (hired by the New York ICOC) determined Blaise Feumba leading the Abidjan Church of Christ was accused of greed and inappropriate use of church funds from the Ivory Coast Church and was forced to resign in 2008. …in December, 2007,
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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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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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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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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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Pacific Rim World Sector

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Lead by World Sector Leader Frank and Erica Kim    1992 to 2002. Churches in the Pac Rim: 2003 – Pacific Rim Missions Contribution Summary March/April 2007 – Change of Heart – Article in Today’s Christian magazine about Erica Kim.  Interesting that she forgot to mention the church they not only attended, but were leading as
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Detroit Church of Christ

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

Various documents from the Detroit Church of Christ Spring 2003 – Detroit Apology Letter Ministry Annual Salary Model – June 11, 2003



San Diego Church of Christ

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

Various documents from the San Diego Church of Christ 2003 Pacific Rim Mission Contribution September 5, 2005 –  San Diego Church responds to McKean’s divisiveness of the Portland Story. “Although we are committed to making disciples here in San Diego as well, it saddens us to say that his [Kip] divisive statements are clearly doing
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Phoenix Valley Church of Christ

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

Various documents from the leadership of the Phoenix Valley Church of Christ September 4, 2005 Phoenix Church response regarding McKean and The Portland Story September 26, 2006 – Accountability email from Gordon Ferguson to the elders about increasing accountability to the church.  Email addresses have been deleted for this publication. See various real estate investments
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CSA

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

Lead by Phil and Donna Lamb from 1992 to 1998.   Phil Lamb resigns as World Sector Leaders for family and health reasons. Peter Garcia-Bengochea are appointed WSLs for Central & South America Lead by Peter and  Laura  Garcia from  1998  to 2002. September 1998 – The Mission – LA Story The Garcias continue to
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Chicago Church of Christ

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

Various documents from the Chicago Church of Christ 2002 Annual Report December 31, 2003 Financial Statements December 31, 2005 and 2004 – Financial Statements



ACES

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

2007-2008 – According to a letter from the NYC Church of Christ Elders, Ernst and Young (hired by the New York ICOC) determined Blaise Feumba leading the Abidjan Church of Christ was accused of greed and inappropriate use of church funds from the Ivory Coast Church and was forced to resign in 2008. …in December, 2007,
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New York City Church of Christ

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

Various documents from the New York City Church of Christ 1999 World Financial Plan Local Cost Center – New York Consolidated Final Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2001 Spring, 2003 – New York City Church of Christ Apology Letter Spring, 2003 – Steve Johnson Apology Letter March 25, 2003 – New York
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Hong Kong

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

The Hong Kong Church of Christ Company Limited A letter has been submitted to the Hong Kong authorities to alert them of possible Tax Fraud regarding the Hong Kong



IRS Form 1023 Request and Church Responses

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

In the early returns from our request for the Forms 1023 from the various ICOC churches, there appears to be a visible pattern in their replies.  First of all, none of them have responded to our survey questions, and only one (S. Florida) have even mentioned



Promises of Future Openness

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“To ensure an open line of communication in the future, we wish to hold regular open meetings, so the elders and evangelist can be open to anything you would like to express. the British Commonwealth World Sector (“BCS”) and additional financial information will be posted on these sites. The Washington DC Church of Christ website
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Negligence of Primary Spiritual Responsibility for Local Membership

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“Not protecting the churches in San Diego and the Southwest. These churches have been incredibly sacrificial. We have sent hundreds of people as well as millions of dollars to support missions and ministries around the world. However, our churches have been hurt so that others could be built up. We have lacked people and funds
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Local Churches “Controlled By” Other Corporations

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“…the decision-making of The Nashville Church would be made in Nashville by the local church leadership and not by another church or “discipler” in another city. ” Nashville Church Apology Letter — Spring 2003 “There will be no more hierarchical control coming from another church toward us or from us toward another church. We do
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Greed

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“Appearances and real issues of greed have now caused thousands to stumble and question our spirituality.” Henry Kriete Letter — Spring 2003



Failure to Communicate/Allowing Misconceptions

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“The CSA Leadership has failed to communicate adequately with the churches in our group especially about the finances and administration of special contributions. ” CSA Leadership Letter — Spring 2003 “Their failure to provide an effective communication channel caused many disciples to feel excluded and disconnected from the administration and finances of the CSA World
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Dubious Statements

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“We have no money to give to ICOC corporate and it will have to close down.” Steve Johnson Apology — Spring 2003 As of May 2005, International Churches of Christ, Inc. and International Churches of Christ Mission Society, Inc. are still active California corporations.



Deceit and Insincerity

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“Administrators have admitted to deceit in the name of compliance, and to ‘smoke and mirrors’ with the finances.” Henry Kriete Letter — Spring 2003



Conversion of Funds

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“On October 29th of 2002, as a result of requests by the elders, evangelists, and board of directors for greater accountability from the Central and South American World Sector Headquarters in California as to where special missions contribution money collected here in South Florida was being spent, it came to light that two of our
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Contribution for the Poor Converted to Other Uses

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“Another recent decision of the Board in regards to meeting local needs of our members is that the Church’s poor contribution will first be used for local benevolence prior to meeting any outside charitable organization support request. Currently, we are unaware of local benevolence requests from our membership that have gone unmet. However, we have
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Conflicts of Interest: Board of Directors Stacked with Staff Members and not Non-Staff Members

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“…to reconstitute the Board of Directors of the Boston Church of Christ, so that here will be more non-staff people serving on the board than staff members.” Boston Apology Letter – March 16, 2003