Paula and Randy White Under Investigation

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Christian Leaders | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Churches need to be very careful in the day and age we live in. Having  501C3 status  is not all it is cracked up to be. As long as churches have this status the government controls the church and not God!

A perfect example is the witch hunt the Senate Committe is conducting on mega ministries. This is just the begining folks! As long as you partake of the governments handouts you are subject to their guidelines.

Personally I think a lot of what these tele evangelist spend their money on is wasteful and non-productive for the Kingdom of God! The monies spent on 3 million dollar mansions and yachts could go to improving the surrounding communities these churches are located in.

All  of these churches have poverty ridden members and the elderly on fixed incomes. These same people can’t get help from the church they attend to pay their rent and utilities if they get behind! reported The ranking member of the Senate Committee on Finance has begun an investigation of the financial structure of six television ministries, including Tampa’s Without Walls International Church and Paula White Ministries.

In a five-page letter sent to ministers Randy and Paula White on Monday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, set a Dec. 6 deadline for answers regarding the couple’s personal and professional financial histories. In August, the Whites announced they planned to divorce.

The sweeping investigation pinpoints five specific areas, including executive compensation, real and personal assets, and other general expenses paid or received, mostly since 2004. Among the inquiries:

* Detailed explanations of compensation received by the Whites, including all cash and other gifts.

* Dates and locations of all board meetings since 2004. The letter also calls for the names of those who attended the meetings, as well as the total cost for lodging, meals, travel and entertainment.

* Statements for all credit cards used by the Whites since 2004 for expenses related to the
ministries, including explanations for clothing and cosmetic surgery.

* A list of expenses paid by the ministries relating to homes purchased by the Whites in Tampa; San Antonio, Texas; New York City; and Malibu, Calif. The letters also call for the addresses and size of each residence.

* The year, make and model of all vehicles and aircraft purchased, leased or maintained by the ministries. Copies of flight records also are requested.

* A receipt and documentation of payment method for a Bentley convertible reportedly purchased by the Whites as a tax-exempt gift for Texas author Bishop T.D. Jakes.

* All domestic and overseas bank accounts and investments belonging to the ministries.

* Names and addresses for the publishers of all commercial-related goods relating to the ministry, such as books and audio-video recordings of sermons.

* Detailed accounting of $871,000 worth of merchandise reportedly sold to the church since 2005 by two private businesses owned by the Whites. The letter also calls for the names of those companies and the amounts paid by the church.

Grassley said in his letter that the investigation of the six ministries stems from multiple news reports that have “caused some concern for the Finance Committee.”

“It is important that the Congress and the public have confidence that public charities, which benefit from very significant tax breaks, are operated in a manner that promotes continued trust and that these charities adhere to the guidelines established by the Internal Revenue Service,” wrote Grassley, former chairman of the Finance Committee.

In a prepared statement released by their public relations firm, Tampa-based Tucker/Hall, the Whites issued a statement Monday saying they had learned about the investigation through a reporter.

“We’re assuming it’s authentic–but we find it unusual, since the IRS has separate powers to
investigate religious organizations if they think it’s necessary,” the statement said. “So we find it odd that the IRS did not initiate this investigation. It also seems odd that they have asked about areas that have no relationship to the operation of the church.”

Also included in the investigation are Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga.; David and Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries in Fenton, Mo.; Creflo and Taffi Dollar of World Changers Church International in College Park, Pa.; Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Copeland Ministries in Newark, Texas; and Benny Hinn of World Healing center of Grapevine, Texas.

“Historically, Americans have given generously to religious organizations,” Grassley wrote, “and those who do should be assured that their donations are being used for the tax-exempt purposes of the organizations.”

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My prayer is that gullible church folks will
open their eyes to see clearly that these crooks
and “prophetic” con artists are from the devil!!!!
May God continue to expose & remove these
false Teachers!! Praise God for the faithful
Pastors who live right and Preach The Truth!!
In Christ Alone,
Pastor Charles Simmons

Not only are the mega churches fleecing the people. small churches are doing the same thing, and if you don’t pay money like they want you to they will tell you that’s the reason you’re not blessed. they don’t care about you being a widow or if you’re on a fixed income, just give me the money. i know a lady that pay all her money in the church and then don’t have money to pay her utility bills. what a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People give because they want to give, nobody put a gun to their head. If anyone dumb enough to give their utility bills, and don’t walk in that level of faith, need their lights turn off. Almost all these men and women of God, have businesses separate from the church. T.D. Jakes has businesses that bring in millions that is not tax exempted and he has his church that is tax exempted. What he make from his business and what he do with his money is nobody business. He and his church support over 50 outreach ministries. Many are oversea.

Yes… there are those who are mishandling church funds… but most are NOT…. God gave them the strengh and abilities to get wealth and they are reaping the harvest that they have sow.

Isn’t it ironic that the ministies being investigated happen to be ministries run by African Americans or that have a strong African American following. Why don’t they investigate Robert Shuler’s or Pat Robertson’s Ministies. I do agree that the mega churches have gotten out of control. As much money as these churches bring in, no member should every have diificulty paying bills, every members child should get at least 4 years paid college tuition, they should have regular home ownership and investment classes, maritial workshops, and anthing that would assist the members.

Good bust them all i say. All the preachers at the TBN group are a bunch of freaks, I seen that jan crouch crying at the praise-a-thon ohh the children give for the children, and they live in a 5 million dollar home in one of the most expense areas of southern california by the ocean, if your so interest in the children sell your home and give 4 million to the kids lady. And dont get me started on Benny Hinn, hes one polished con man, I give him that, he a wild and crazy guy.

Everyone LOVES Paula W! NK

I have been giving to the 700 club,(pat robertson) for many years, I recently went out of business and am loosing my home, I called 700 club to ask for help with my utilities and was told, we don’t help people but only give to United way and other large orginations, so I choose to give to the needy only and no more money to the crooks. Jesus said, what I give money can’t buy. He gives freely, wake up people

I believe this is simply a time that God is bringing His first judgments to America’s churches.

The Prosperity Gospel.
Individuals placing themselves above Jesus. and so on.

Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

That should be a terrifying prospect to us!

I knew these two as charlatan hustlers when they were hired as ‘youth pastors’ at the Tampa Bay church I attended.

They started several programs, accepted their salaries and secretly “recruited” several board members to start their Churches W/O Walls charade.

A church built on deception, lies, and the broken back of another Spirit-Led Church has seen it’s days of prosperity for itself and it’s leaders.

Look to Carpenter’s Home Church in Lakeland, Fl (which Randy and Paula managed to put the last knife in back of Pastor Karl and took it over).

God WILL shake the Pharisees and Scribes of our age.

Read the Bible (KJV in my humble opinion) and PRAY earnestly for discernment in these Last Days!

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland,

Before knowledge of, KCM, BVOV, GLORIA’S HEALING SCHOOL, and EMIC, our lives were simple, and complete. Before BVOV, faith had no mathematical values, you was never told you had to little, or to much. Before BVOV, sickness was not blamed on lack of faith, nor finances. Before BVOV, rewording, or falsifying bible verses, well, before our knowledge of prosperity gospel (materialistic Christian belief: the doctrine taught in some Christian groups that God will grant wishes to the faithful, especially those wishes involving material wealth .Encarta ® World English Dictionary), this act was unheard of, tithes received during collection were used for the upkeep of our church, parsonage, cemetery, and exedra, the exedra was legit. Before BVOV, I had a mother, faith, finances, piece, and a belief in God I never questioned for there was no reason to. My personal thanks goes out to both you and Gloria, prosperity gospel truly is a life changing experience!
The first time I tried to contact (BVOV) was back in 2004, a few months after the death of my mother (Bonnie Parker) who was a long time partner of your ministry, since 1995 to be exact. That’s a lot of faithful years is it not. And now what began as a simple request for answers over two years ago, is now national news. Though I made many efforts to contact you, none of which were successful. (Mail, Email, , Phone, and even visiting Eagle Mountain Church personally) We were in Dallas for the filming of a documentary (Suffer the Children was being funded, and produced by director Trever Glass. The film was to show, from the victims point of view, the tragic abuse, suffering , and fraudulent behaviors preformed by certain mega church ministers, mainly focusing on the prosperity gospel ministers. I was asked if I would like to visit EMIC, and take a tour of the massive facilities. Nervously I said yes. Was I finally going to be given the chance of speaking with either of you? With a copy of the original letter, and pictures of mom before, and after BVOV, tucked safely in our backpack we began the tour that would leave me with even more questions than answers. The tour guide was very nice, and very informative. She had not a clue that with every gloating word she spoke, I was fighting back the tears they were bringing. Were the trophies you have proudly displayed at EMIC, acquired on these trips? Did you pay to have them stuffed, or did the church catch that bill for you? There I was standing in the maculate office, (by the way, how much did that high dollar office furniture set you or the ministry back), of the very people I felt were most responsible for my mothers death. No you didn’t put a gun to her head, but your guidance did prove to seal her fate. I do highly recommend this tour to all your partners that contribute to this lifestyle you both so take advantage of. Nor you or Gloria were present the day we dropped by, but I left the letter, and photos with an employee of EMIC. John Copeland called me a few day’s after we toured EMIC, saying how sad I appeared in the video tapes that were recording our every move during our tour.. I was not sure what to say, a Copeland was on the other end, not the one I was hopping for but a Copeland. There was no way to explain to him the hurt I felt inside that not he but his parents created. The call was short, I basically said no comment, for their were no words to express the feelings I had at that moment! Perhaps the Copelands, Kenneth and Gloria, believed my accusations are unprecedented.. By giving me the chance of showing you in moms written proof I will be happy to reveal you the source of my accusations. Never less, no response lead me to believe neither of you have any remorse for their actions, and that you both must believe they had done no wrong. Personally, I could not live with myself after it was brought to my attention that the mere words coming from my mouth, could indeed cause someone to loose their life. Maybe, hopefully, someday sooner than latter, the dangers related to prosperity gospel will become clear to you both, until then God help us all.
Your problem now is, no longer am I the only one publicly asking for answers, you now have the whole United States of America awaiting to see how this Senate investigation unfolds. In February of this year WFAA News in Dallas broadcasted the findings of an investigation (by Brett Shipp) regarding the misuse of the ministry’s jet. I’m sorry but it is really hard to comprehend you and your wife going on vacation in a jet my mother paid for with her life. Just incase you missed the news broadcast, that was one comment I voiced loud and clear. After that news broadcast aired, I began relying on http://WWW.WFAA.COM for any new developments, or some kind of comment from anyone at BVOV, EMIC, or either of you personally. The broadcast received the same response that I had come to know all to well over the years, no response, from either of you. Being in the public eye I’m sure has it’s advantages and also disadvantages. You are looked up to by millions of people. It never crossed your minds that a tragedy such as my mom’s was a possibility? You take on a huge responsibility when you get in front of a camera, step onto a stage, and in the recordings of your tapes and cd’s, to each and every one who are watching and listening. Your words can, will , and have, become fatal, the question now is not will it happen again, but when, if your words go unchanged someone’s else’s death is inevitable. As for my family the damage is irreversible. The probe into your finances is long overdue. As for the ones already passed on, the bankrupt, the homeless, and the devastated lives your ministry has destroyed over the years, but it’s better late than never!! I’ve been told by some that my mothers story, and my persistence for the truth, played a part in the investigations into your finances. If so my objective is done. Showing the public the possible consequences in becoming involved with the prosperity gospel was my main objective!!!! As well as taking the tour of your ministries assets, your partners need to read for themselves, (anyone sending money to your ministry) the requests from the Senate related to your finances. I believe they also will have a few questions for you. Oh and the comment you made when caught off guard by the media, WFAA news, (you may view this on there web site), and are questioned about the misuse of the ministry’s jet, your comment was ”None of Your Business”, do either of you have the courage to look me in the eyes and say that to me? The cost we paid for that jet can never be repaid. Expenses that accrued during and after moms illness, left us with no choice but to take out a loan on our house, which was paid in full at the beginning of 2004. This was all to much for us to handle, we have struggled to make the note the last few years, but we can’t last much longer. So we are basically still paying for that jet, and the joyrides both of you take on it. When mom gave her life for your ministry, and now possibly our home will be lost also, I believe that gave us a right to know where the money goes. We did request a accounting of all mom’s contributions, several times, which I have enclosed in this letter, but yet again no response was given. Are either of you, seeing the pattern here? God knows we all, even both of you, make mistakes in life. The difference between both of you and us is plane as day, we know wrong from right! The good hearted, and the sincere, try to make amends for their mistakes, and are most likely forgiven, on earth and in heaven. It’s never to late to start this process. I on the other hand, will never be able to forgive, nor forget. We never asked to become involved with either of you, or your false, and dangerous ministry! Unwillingly, and unfortunately our lives crossed paths with the death of my mother, I can’t change that, but I wish I could!
Kristy Beach

Dear Kenneth and Gloria Copeland,
If you don’t all ready know me I’m Christian Beach granddaughter of Bonnie Parker. The girl who had to watch her grandmother go threw so much pain for her trust in god through you. You didn’t help her by telling her not to go to the doctor. No you told her that the doctor was the work of the devil. Yes I remember some of the stuff from your shows and CD’s. My grandmother would put so much of her money in to checks and some as just cash, so much in fact that I can’t even recall exact amounts. How exactly much does your healing cost, because my grandmother paid with her money and her life? I watch your shows, listened to your CD’s at the same time watched my grandmother slowly and painfully be killed by your word not God’s word your word!!! You can do what you want and say what you want but you can never be forgiven by me or my family for what you did to us. Don’t want the money she sent you back. I just want you to feel the pain that I have felt day after day since she died. How does it make you feel to take a nine year olds grandmother from her? Now the next time you are taking money out of letters and not even reading the at all, think of what you have done to our family by not reading my grandmothers!!!

Christian Beach

That letter was written by my daughter, which was nine when mom passed away. I did not encourage her to do this, she insisted. Mom entrusted her with portions of her involvement regarding both of you. She is just beginning to talk more about the secrets mom kept hidden away from all but her apparently. I have not questioned her about her relationship with mom, I simply let her talk about her memories, when she feels ready. The relationship mom and sissy(nickname), shared was like mine and my mothers. Why mom reviled things to her only, I guess will remain a mystery. Why her and not me, was it the fact she was just a child? When she speaks of listening to your material over and over, it just adds to the
many questions we have that you will not answer. Have these dangerous twisted words been implanted in her head also? The thought of this scares me to death. She as well as us suffered a terrible loss, but her more so. During the time mom was in the nursing home, most of our time was spent by her side. Even though she was just a few miles away from my home, we were not letting her be alone at all. I hired sitters to stay with her even when we were there, merely walking out of her room scared her. The staff at the home was kind, and tried filling her every need. Each one took her into there hearts, and visversa. We turned to family and friends to help keep our lives going outside the nursing home, which also turned out to be devastating. Christians step grandfather took advantage of what was already a bad situation, by putting his filthy hands on my child(sissy). He pleaded guilty, and is being punished for his actions! My point of telling you this is once again, letting you know just how much we have suffered. Had all our attention not been on mom, this surely could have been prevented!!!! Unbelievable that’s still not the end either. My brother Todd felt drugs would help him through all this hell, he was picked up for simple possession in September of 2004.To this day he still can’t talk about, or deal with the memories of her, bottles of whiskey took the place of drugs.

Amen! God’s judgment will began at the house of God. These false prophets and prophetesses, so called women preachers care nothing about your soul but about your money. Beware of them. We need the true men of God and the godly women to stand firm against this fleecing of the church. Jesus didn’t start no Mom and Pop church-Keep in all in the family church- Lavish homes and jets church. He was the perfect example being poor but rich in spirit. The sad part is that what happpens in the mega churches will trickle down to the small churchs and the government will not spare.

What is wrong with all of you?
Don’t you understand that ALL of this is Satan’s calculated plan to destroy faith in God? You are reacting like a herd of animals stampeding their own. Think about this…

And remember…the Bible notes the “reaping and sowing” law.

Dear serant of God,

blessings of our God be with you and the ministry,iam pastor thomas okinyi from kenya ihve gone through your website truly iam so much blessed with your vision and iam touched to contact you at this time for the prayer request and affliation iwill be happy when joining hands with your organization and work for our father in heaven in His ministry and bring more souls to the kingdom through preaching to them good news of jesus christ the true way to the kingdom.God bless you as you reply to me soon amen,

yours pastor thomas okinyi

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