It wasn’t long after the celebrity minister’s return that pink slips went out to three remaining ministers. Did they feel betrayed? Did they feel hurt by the church after years of service? What did this mean for the victims of abuse? Their avenue of support was no longer available, because the plan the church elders set up called for the participation of one of these men who had been let go.
From the book:
“The ministers, who carried the church through the difficult months of the sabbatical, received notification that their time with the church would end on February 19, 2016. Virgil Brazzle, Dennis Hounshell, and Bob Farmer became victims in their own right of the industrial-complex celebrity minister and his crew of elders. They were notified that their contractual arrangements with FCCF would not be renewed due to the current financial difficulties that the church faced. When the ivory tower of the celebrity minister fell, it crushed the lives of those who held the fort while he was gone. When he returned, there was no longer any room for them at the inn.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, p. 127.)
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