One of our readers sent an email to former Gospel For Asia board member Skip Heitzig exhorting him to warn the church about the issues with the charity.
The email is pointed, yet intelligent and respectful.
Dear Pastor Heitzig,
I hope and pray that this message makes it to you and is not filtered out before it would even reach your attention.
I am writing to you in regards to Gospel for Asia. I have attended Calvary Chapel of (edited) for almost ten years now and several years ago my wife and I began sponsoring two children through GFA after hearing K.P. Yohannan speak during a service. Over the past year, I became very disappointed and discouraged to learn of the widespread corruption present in GFA, most especially from top leadership and K.P. We stopped our support of GFA several months ago after learning of the depths of lies, deception, and wrongdoing within the organization.
I also know that until very recently, you were a board member of GFA. Although I have not seen any information anywhere as to your reasons for resigning from the board, I believe I can make a safe assumption that your resignation was closely related to the current ongoings of GFA. Ongoings such as the termination of ECFA membership and the discovery of and continued revealing of wrongdoing and corruption within the organization. If my assumption is incorrect, you are free to correct me.
Now, the reason I am writing is to ask you and to implore you to speak out about the wrongs of GFA. Wrongs, that up to this point, GFA has been publicly unwilling to admit to, or at best, minimize. GFA has caused much harm in their financial improprieties, abuse of staff, deceptive behaviors, and bullying tactics, amongst other wrongdoing. As Christians, we have a moral imperative to look out for the welfare of others, most especially when we have the power to do so. As having been on the board, you must know more of the corruption of GFA than most other people. You also have multiple large platforms within the church and the evangelical world from which you can speak. I implore you to speak out about GFA and warn the Christian body about this organization. You are a shepherd. Please try to protect the sheep from the wolf within their midst.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope and pray to hear news in the near future of your sounding the alarm about Gospel for Asia and K.P. Yohannan.
Sincerely in Christ,
Here is the response our reader received;
Thank you for contacting us here at Connection Communications and thanks for writing to Pastor Skip. We always love to hear from you.
One of the assistant pastors here at Calvary Albuquerque, has responded to your email.
My name is Nelson Walker and I am an assistant pastor on staff here at Calvary Albuquerque. On behalf of Pastor Skip and Connection Communications, I’ll be answering your question.
As you are aware, Pastor Skip is no longer on the board of GFA.
Many allegations have been made against GFA and many defenses have been offered by GFA; the internet is abuzz with people with a variety of opinions. But, to this point, everything seems to be in the “he said / she said” category. Therefore, anything said pro or con would be premature.
The scenario necessary for resolution is for GFA to agree to some type of outside respected person or organization to do a fact finding investigation with results and action steps being developed based on findings. Until such an outside entity has performed such a task, anything said would be answering something before the entirety of the matter has been examined. This, as you know, would be unbiblical.
Your assumption, from your email, is that GFA is guilty of wrong.
This assumption, to my knowledge, has not been investigated and substantiated by and independent entity. Rather, this is an allegation assumed true.
Therefore, before calling on other ministers to publically criticize another ministry, the onus is upon those who are launching the initial allegations to bring independent investigation for verification of all facts. Such an independent report would in and of itself shed light to the entirety of the situation.
One way to stay in touch is through our website: skipheitzig.com. Here you will find The Connection broadcast archives, Pastor Skip’s Teaching Library, our online Resource Store, plus a directory of the national and international broadcasts of The Connection. You can also use this website to contact us with any questions, comments, or prayer requests that you may have.
It is our prayer that God will continue to reveal Himself to you through His Word as you seek to know Him.
In His Service,
Well, there you have it.
Skip Heitzig will not affirm that he left the board of GFA because he saw any wrongdoing.
All of the evidence presented by Warren Throckmorton and the GFA Diaspora is nothing more than “he said/she said”.
Evidently, the Evangelical Council For Financial Accountability is not “independent” enough to be considered legitimate by Heitzig.
The responsibility to expose any malfeasance rests solely on those bringing the charges, not on those who have already seen the operation from the inside.
Heitzig will remain silent except to diminish the concerns and intentions of those seeking answers.
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