You are not alone!

Posted: September 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Our goal is to assist current and former members of Faith Christian Church Tucson or one of its affiliate churches, connect with other people who were formerly victims of spiritual abuse and who have experienced first hand the heavy handed abuse that occurs in these churches.  You are not alone!! There are hundreds of people who have gone through amazingly dificult experiences and are here to help, pray with you and connect you with resources to get through it all.  Their stories are shared here.  Until this site is fully operational, you can visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Former-Members-of-Faith-Christian-Church-Tucson-and-Its-Offshoots/264869173542893 and begin connecting with others.  God bless you!!

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Comments
  1. n p says:

    Glad this is here!!

  2. Thanks for setting this up. It looks great.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice job Jeff! I hope your site helps a lot of people get OUT of FCC and others decide NOT to support those raising support to lead others from U of A into this unhealthy cult-like environment. Steve Halls abuse was devastating to me and the control he has over others in his congregation is sad. He said once that he prides himself on “breaking People down to nothing and then building them up the way he wants them” I thought that was God’s job but his “breaking down” was a bit too much for me as I was at a fragile point in my life when I attended there and lived with his family. I started seeing a local counselor for which I was “rebuked!” The counselor told me that he had heard horror stories of those in this ministry and he was sure that he could not help me until I was willing to get out of that environment. I did. God has healed me. I still have a fear of male authority and being taken advantage of – (I wish I had free slave labor like Steve does!) It felt like Steve didn’t really care about individuals just “HIS agenda” He bragged about being the richest pastor in Maranatha and all that he owned. I would over hear the staff meetings as they bad mouthed all those they discipled who did not “drink the coolade” Personal issues where discussed and comments made about others that should never come out of a caring person’s mouth. Many people in Tuscon saw the same counselor that I did as they encountered the control issues and this counselor referred them to me. One time I went by with one girl to discuss with her roommates the fact that she would not be attending FCC anymore. They asked if they could “still rebuke her!” That makes me cringe! Not could they still encourage her but rebuke her!
    Many people who I knew got phone calls to meet them about supporting campus ministers. They knew I had attended there and called me to ask what I thought of the ministry. I just told them my experience and really had no bad feelings anymore about Steve or others. Steve called my current pastor at a different church in Tuscon and asked me not to speak badly of FCC when people were trying to raise their financial support. He said that he had changed and that all was well there. Apparently it is not. I’m glad that youu have this website and that people can stay away from FCC if they are still practicing the same sort of abuse and control.
    Christie

    • I appreciate your comment, Christie, but I can’t take credit for this site (or even the facebook page for that matter). Other people created them. I think they’ve done a great job.

  4. ljp29 says:

    Wonderful!

  5. const24k says:

    Christie, I found out this week in talking to someone on our church staff that they had discussed FCC in staff meetings and would not have anything to do with them. Apparently our college group pastors had interactions with them and found many red flags. I didn’t even have to say a word. I have friends from several different churches who have told me the same thing. Their reputation is spreading.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the comments on here! I’ll be adding the other notes this week and updating it. If anyone wants to post something that would go here and on the FB page, let us know! Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      You can post mine on the facebook page if you want- I really don’t want vulnerable college students getting into that kind of bondage and thinking that THAT is Christianity. Christie

  7. Grounded says:

    I don’t do facebook anymore.
    I am concerned about my college student.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this website. Grace Christian Church destroyed my life and it is good to know that I am not alone!

    • Brett says:

      I’m actually thinking about joining GCC. It seems you all have had very bad experiences with these people but it seems like (at least from the outside) an awesome church that produces powerful loving Christians. Could anybody elaborate on some problems with their teachings/ beliefs? I would really appreciate that as I don’t want to make a big mistake in joining and i’m already on edge about this place mainly because of this website.

  9. Terrible churches says:

    Wonder who that ^ could be. GCC member

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