Bill Gallatin Calls Out K.P.
It’s only a sentence, but it’s significant.
At about the thirty minute mark of his session at the Northeast Senior Pastors Conference, Bill Gallatin calls out K.P Yohannan…and his CC affiliates.
The context of his statement is a litany of current events that he sees as “signs of the times”.
“and you got a man in India who says he’s a Calvary Chapel and he’s wearing robes like the pope and he’s even having his own people come up and kiss his hand…and no ones even blinking”.
Gallatin is old school Calvary Chapel to the core…if he is upset enough to mention this at an SPC…then a lot of others in that camp are upset as well.
Word power… speaking out… the essence of real prophetic work
CC Saving Grace: Rob Douglass has done a lot with GSA
Good for him.
Here’s another CC involved.
“Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of the money you donate for work on the mission field to the field. Nothing is taken out for administrative expenses”
“Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of the money you donate for work on the mission field…”
Lets hope the other pastors will take courage from Pastor Bill and begin to speak.
I’m glad to see a bigger name in Calvary Chapel call out K.P., although it was brief. Nonetheless, it was encouraging to hear and hopefully it helps to embolden other Calvary Chapel pastors to take action on and speak out about GFA, most especially those who support GFA. And even more so those who have allowed GFA to have a platform and gain support through their church.
I do find it ironic that Gallatin chooses to speak out about GFA by criticizing their religious practices and connecting it to the signs of the times and the end times. I guess nothing could be more old guard Calvary Chapel. Although I find GFA’s religious practices to be troubling and problematic, what I find to be even more disturbing are their moral problems. From the financial improprieties, to the potentially illegal activity, to its abuse of staff, to its deceptive behavior. But hey, it’s a start that a bigger name in Calvary Chapel is willing to publicly call out GFA, no matter how brief.
I don’t know – we had this earlier and in our comments I made the point that people will be more concerned that he looks catholic vs be a thief.
This CC pastor seems to back this up.
“…..what I find to be even more disturbing are their moral problems. From the financial improprieties, to the potentially illegal activity, to its abuse of staff, to its deceptive behavior. But hey, it’s a start that a bigger name in Calvary Chapel is willing to publicly call out GFA, no matter how brief.”
Yes! Yes! Yes!! Well said!!
And so it starts with a trickle… Yes, there are much bigger things in play then just the high church stuff. The missing money and other large sums that have been diverted from the poor to build for-profit businesses in KP’s wealthy home state are big news. Beyond that, I have my eye on KP’s “Servants Quarters.” According to ex-staff, young women who submit unquestionably to the religious system in Wills, Texas get put in a special group of personal servants for “His Eminence.” This is in the US. If he does that here, then I have no doubt that there is a counterpart in India of ladies even more taken with his supposed splendor. We evangelicals care all too little about lying and stealing from the pot. But let there be some smoke on the horizon of a possible sex scandal, and boy, we go absolutely nuts! If somebody goes public with anything like this, then watch the fireworks blaze very quickly. When I first heard of “Servants Quarters” I instantly thought of Bill Gothard getting kicked out of his own ministry because of decades of sexual grooming that went on, according to their former staff.
I met Bill Gallatin some years ago after he spoke at a conference. He struck me as a very kind man that was not afraid to call people into account, which he had gently done in the message that he had just given.
Thank you Bill for standing up and demanding that we live by a higher standard and justice.
Well, THIS is interesting…
Bil was my pastor in Pumpkinhook. New York. We were about 30, and we rented the grange hall on Sundays. Bil and that awesome congregation grew fast and within the year we purchased the old railroad station in Canadaqua (spelling). Bil led a Bible study in Rochester. Old school Calvary Chapel verse by verse, chapter by chapter. We are all nearing the end even so come Lord Jesus, Maranatha was the name of our church circa 1979.