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Hope Worldwide World Sector

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



HOPE Worldwide IRS Form 1023 and Analysis

Aug 8th, 2010 | By

(Application for Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status) Defrauding the US Government The following details the fraud perpetrated on the Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption (see the entire document here) that HOPE worldwide, LTD filed with the IRS on March 23, 1992. Those lies are detailed below.



Coercion to “Volunteer” for HOPE

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“In addition to this, members were pressured to volunteer and raise additional funds for HOPE Worldwide.” Orlando Apology Letter — Spring 2003



Churches Paying Other Entities

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

“Each year various ICOC entities including HOPE worldwide, ICOC, BCS and ACR submit various funding requests to the DC Board. These requests usually involve supporting mission work with our sister churches throughout the world or



HOPE Conversion

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

Contribution for the Poor



Local HOPE tax

Aug 1st, 2010 | By

Most members had no idea that their local congregation was paying to HOPE a 4% share of its weekly revenues.  We were under the impression that our “regular contribution” was for the local functioning of the church.  We were also under the impression that



Benevolence Denied

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

This page details stories of ICOC members being denied benevolence from the church, although many thousands of dollars were collected each year from each congregation in a collection that was routinely called “Contribution for the



Contribution for the Poor

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nearly every week when the “Contribution for the Poor” (CFTP) was collected, someone would give a short talk beforehand.  And typically, the purpose of the collection was stated, giving a number of similar impressions—namely, that these funds were



ICOC Inconsistencies

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

ICOC Practices That Are Inconsistent With Stated Goals and Policies The founding of HOPE worldwide, LTD. In a movement that stressed personal accountability, personal evangelism,



HOPE Lies to Volunteers

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

ICOCinvestigation.com has heard many accounts of HOPE making misrepresentations to its (forced) volunteers.  Chiefly, they are: