Compilation of Media Attention Grouped by Offshoot

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have received a request to post the most up-to-date listing of news stories regarding Faith Christian Church and its offshoots. The following list groups the stories both by media outlet and by offshoot.

Arizona Daily Star

  1.        March 7, 2015 – Tucson ministry a cult, former followers sayhttp://tucson.com/news/local/star-investigation-tucson-ministry-a-cult-former-followers-say/article_8824efc5-f210-5041-8088-a654585e4673.html

 

  1. March 12, 2015 – UA asks church’s campus recruiting arm for answershttp://tucson.com/news/local/ua-asks-church-s-campus-recuiting-arm-for-answers/article_8ca014fc-3c10-54ac-8712-b5979675d0ae.html

 

  1. March 15, 2015 – Religious Council opens separate inquiry into churchhttp://tucson.com/news/religious-council-opens-separate-inquiry-into-church/article_a2dcbdfe-38f0-578c-95ca-d413cefe482f.html

 

  1. March 19, 2015 – Church accused of abuses to talk with UA http://tucson.com/news/local/church-accused-of-abuses-to-talk-with-ua/article_671cfb39-5a6e-5add-bfcd-549160b9ba23.html

 

  1. March 25, 2015 – New Zealand university bans Faith Christian offshoot

http://tucson.com/news/local/new-zealand-university-bans-faith-christian-offshoot/article_d3631513-c2d7-53c6-a05e-fa909ff3620f.html

 

  1. March 31, 2015 – Web Update – UA religious council revokes Faith Christian’s membershiphttp://tucson.com/news/local/web-update-ua-religious-council-revokes-faith-christian-s-membership/article_1af01208-d7ea-11e4-8617-5f9fadcfc557.html

 

  1. April 1, 2015 – UA religious council revokes Faith Christian’s membershiphttp://tucson.com/news/ua-religious-council-revokes-faith-christian-s-membership/article_9998a6c3-08a9-5b08-8935-b0ceefa189dc.html

 

  1. April 10, 2015 – Faith Christian resigns from oversight group amid questions http://tucson.com/news/faith-christian-resigns-from-oversight-group-amid-questions/article_6be65c89-dc98-5c05-bd53-f12c8ebc51c3.html

 

  1. April 25, 2015 – Amphi investigating its links to Faith Christian Churchhttp://tucson.com/news/local/amphi-investigating-its-links-to-faith-christian-church/article_cf52f01f-c677-51e0-bb72-a68f3543bcaf.html

 

  1. July 18, 2015 – Controversial Church is Without a Home – http://tucson.com/news/local/controversial-church-is-without-a-home/article_98c54dc2-0c7c-57d0-8ce0-0dfbac147c37.html

 

11.     April 10, 2016 – Tucson church some call a cult is laying low – http://tucson.com/news/tucson-church-some-call-a-cult-is-laying-low/article_5011ffe1-bba7-5647-b0a2-b1b6dec83d48.html

 

12.   April 30, 2016 – UNM ousts arm of church that some at UA called a cult – http://tucson.com/news/unm-ousts-arm-of-church-that-some-at-ua-called/article_5e7c8286-ba3e-556d-90ac-ad6d9e6db971.html

 

13.  February 11, 2017 – Faith Christian Church off-shoot in Boulder faces greater scrutiny – http://tucson.com/news/faith-christian-off-shoot-in-boulder-faces-greater-scrunity/article_88520532-c344-5e8a-8d9d-6a9a7c97c985.html

 

14.  February 11, 2017 – Star Investigation: Church with Tucson roots accused of stalking, hazing at Arizona State University – http://tucson.com/news/local/star-investigation-church-with-tucson-roots-accused-of-stalking-hazing/article_d4585b5d-605f-5bcc-be5e-077fbcac5828.html

 

15.   February 11, 2017 – AZ taxpayers foot bill for church-service space – http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/az-taxpayers-foot-bill-for-church-service-space/article_1bc5833d-e39b-50b6-b84b-d9d22a4a67ec.html

 

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  1. April 9, 2015 – Religious clubs are questioned – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/religious-clubs-are-questioned

 

  1. April 13, 2015 – Letter to the Editor – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/letter-to-the-editor-april-13-2015

 

  1. April 15, 2015 – FCC case about more than just one church – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/fcc-case-about-more-than-just-one-church

 

  1. April 15, 2015 – FCC, church or cult? – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/fcc-church-or-cult

 

Christianity Today

  1. March 12, 2015 – Arizona church says infants should be smacked with cardboard, former staff members allege – http://www.christiantoday.com/article/arizona.church.says.infants.should.be.smacked.with.cardboard.former.staff.members.allege/49815.htm

 

  1. April 7, 2015 – Church Clubs Expelled from University of Arizona Religious Council – http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/april/church-clubs-expelled-university-arizona-faith-christian.html?paging=off#bmb=1

 

KVOA News 4 Tucson

  1. April 8, 2015 – Campus church revoked from university religious organization – http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/april/church-clubs-expelled-university-arizona-faith-christian.html?paging=off#bmb=1

 

  1. May 19, 2015 – Investigation Launched into Tucson’s Faith Christian Church – http://www.kvoa.com/story/29117519/n4t-investigators-investigation-launched-into-tucsons-faith-christian-church

 

  1. August 31, 2015 – N4T Investigators: Faith Christian Church with out a home: Update – http://www.kvoa.com/story/29911483/n4t-investigators-faith-christian-church-without-home-update

 

Audio Podcasts

  1. March 9, 2015 – 940 KGMS A Reason for Hope – http://www.scottrichardslive.com/kgms_upload/201503/arfh030915.mp3

 

  1. March 10, 2015 – 940 KGMS A Reason for Hope – http://www.scottrichardslive.com/kgms_upload/201503/arfh031015.mp3

 

  1. March 12, 2015 – 1030 KVOI The Voice – http://kvoi.com/podcast-window/?yourKey=402443

 

  1. March 14, 2015 – NPR’s local Arizona affiliate, KJZZ – http://kjzz.org/content/112586/reporter-emily-bregel-and-author-nori-muster-discuss-cults

 

Patheos Blog

  1. March 8, 2015 – Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Defends Tucson Church at Center of Investigative Report – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/08/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability-defends-tucson-church-at-center-of-investigative-report/

 

  1. March 12, 2015 – Former Members: Faith Christian Church (Tucson, AZ) Coerced Donations – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/12/former-members-faith-christian-church-tucson-az-coerced-donations/

 

  1. March 19, 2015 – Former members of Faith Christian Church (Tucson, AZ) to Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability: Talk to us – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/19/open-letter-to-the-evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability-from-former-members-of-faith-christian-church-tucson-az/

 

  1. March 22, 2015 – ECFA Agrees to Hear from Former Members of Faith Christian Church – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/22/ecfa-agrees-to-hear-from-former-members-of-faith-christian-church/

 

  1. March 30, 2015 – Update: Faith Christian Church, the ECFA and Continuing Backlash – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/30/update-faith-christian-church-the-ecfa-and-continuing-backlash/

 

  1. March 31, 2015 – University of Arizona’s University Religious Council Revokes Membership of Faith Christian Church and Related Groups – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/31/university-of-arizonas-university-religious-council-revokes-membership-of-faith-christian-church-and-related-groups/

 

  1. May 4, 2015 – The ECFA Will Not Release Faith Christian Church Investigation – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/05/04/ecfa-will-not-release-faith-christian-church-investigation-results/

 

  1. July 22, 2015 – Faith Christian Church Student Groups Cleared by University of Arizona, Banned by UA Religious Council, Looking for New Home – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/07/22/faith-christian-church-student-groups-cleared-by-university-of-arizona-banned-by-ua-religious-council-looking-for-new-home/

 

Washington Post

  1. March 9, 2015 – There’s a cult ‘love-bombing’ students at the University of Arizona, former members say – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/03/09/theres-a-cult-love-bombing-students-at-the-university-of-arizona-former-members-say/

 

  1. April 1, 2015 – “Love-bombing” group at University of Arizona called a cult, thrown out of religious council – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/04/01/love-bombing-group-at-university-of-arizona-called-cult-thrown-out-of-religious-council/

 

Colorado Offshoots – Grace Christian Church & Resurrection Church

  1. May 4, 2015 – The Collegian Central – Cult or community? Questions about Fort Collins’ Faith Christian Church offshoot, Grace Christian Church – http://www.collegian.com/2015/05/cult-or-community-questions-about-fort-collins-faith-christian-church-offshoot-grace-christian-church/124483/

 

  1. July 20, 2016 – This side of life… – https://marie0222.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/this-side-of-life/

 

  1. August 8, 2016 – Ex-members accuse Boulder’s Resurrection Church of cult-like campus ministry – http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_30267624/resurrection-church-boulder-accused-cult-ministry

 

  1. November 22, 2016 – Citing “duty to protect students’, CU religious group revokes Resurrection Church’s membership – http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_30596382/citing-duty-protect-students-cu-religious-group-revokes

 

  1. November 23, 2016 – CU Boulder student: Resurrection Church spiritually abused me – http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/boulder/cu-boulder-student-resurrection-church-spiritually-abused-me?autoplay=true

 

  1. December 4, 2016 – CU religious umbrella group ends Resurrection Church membership –

http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-denver-post/20161204/281822873418068

 

  1. December 6, 2016 – Manipulative ministry controversy deeps as more former members speak out – https://cuindependent.com/2016/12/05/manipulative-ministry-faces-controversy-as-more-former-members-speak-out/

 

  1. December 8, 2016 – CU Taboo: A Podcast – https://cuindependent.com/2016/12/07/cu-taboo-resurrection-church/

 

  1. February 11, 2017 – Faith Christian Church off-shoot in Boulder faces greater scrutiny – http://tucson.com/news/faith-christian-off-shoot-in-boulder-faces-greater-scrunity/article_88520532-c344-5e8a-8d9d-6a9a7c97c985.html

 

  1. April 17, 2017 – We have lost our daughter: Parents of Resurrection and Grace Christian Church members accuse churches of abuse and financial manipulation – https://cuindependent.com/2017/04/17/parent-current-resurrection-church-member-speak-accusing-church-abuse-financial-manipulation-grace-faith-christian/

 

Florida Offshoot – Cornerstone Christian Church

  1. April 1, 2015 – The Tampa Tribune – USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as a cult – http://tbo.com/news/education/usf-ministry-is-affiliate-of-church-under-scrutiny-as-cult-20150401/?page=1

 

  1. April 25, 2015 – The Tampa Bay Times – Offshoot of controversial Faith Christian Church comes under scrutiny at USF – http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/offshoot-of-controversial-faith-christian-church-comes-under-scrutiny-at/2227024

 

New Zealand Offshoot – Victory Christian Church

  1. March 13, 2015 – “Cult-like’ church sparks concern in Palmerston North – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67319454/Cult-like-church-sparks-concern-in-Palmerston-North

 

  1. March 19, 2015 – People bullied into giving cash to Palmerston North’s Victory Church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67441096/people-bullied-into-giving-cash-to-palmerston-norths-victory-church

 

  1. March 19, 2015 – Pastors control marriage pairings, say former members – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67454711/Pastors-control-marriage-pairings-say-former-members

 

  1. March 21, 2015 – Former pastor speaks out on ‘cult’ claims – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67467155/former-pastor-speaks-out-on-cult-claims

 

  1. March 24, 2015 – Massey Universtiy warns of ‘cult-like’ church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/67487872/massey-university-warns-off-cultlike-church.html

 

  1. March 25, 2015 – Former Palmerston North ‘cult’ members tell of emotional scars – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/67499399/former-palmerston-north-cult-members-tell-of-emotional-scars.html

 

  1. March 26, 2015 – UCOL second education institute to bar ‘cult-like’ Victory Church leaders – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/67509643/ucol-second-education-institute-to-bar-cultlike-victory-church-leaders.html

 

  1. March 27, 2015 – Churches reject ‘hands-off’ approach to Victory Church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67523368/Churches-reject-hands-off-approach-to-Victory-Church

 

  1. March 28, 2015 – Victory Church leader disputes claims of “cult” – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/67536122/victory-church-leader-disputes-claims-of-cult.html

 

Hope Church – Phoenix Off Shoot

  1. December 1, 2016 – Investigating Hope: The Series – http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/12/spcampus-asu-hope-christian-church-religious-cult-controversy-3-relationship-pressure

 

  1. February 15, 2017 – Investigation: Church with Tucson roots accused of stalking, hazing at Arizona State University – http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2017/02/15/star-investigation-church-tucson-roots-accused-stalking-hazing-asu/97965896/

 

  1. April 24, 2017 – Five Clubs Given Probation in Hope Church Investigation – http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/04/spcampus-hope-church-update

 

  1. April 29th, 2017 – ASU Sanctions Five Clubs Linked to Church with Tucson Ties – http://tucson.com/news/local/education/asu-sanctions-five-clubs-linked-to-church-with-tucson-ties/article_1776b51d-9684-58cb-bca1-e664d23a9d7f.html

 

  1. March 25, 2015 – New Zealand university bans Faith Christian offshoot

http://tucson.com/news/local/new-zealand-university-bans-faith-christian-offshoot/article_d3631513-c2d7-53c6-a05e-fa909ff3620f.html

 

  1. July 13, 2017 – ASU Investigation finds Hope Church Violated Multiple Conduct Policies – http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/07/spcampus-hope-church-investigation-update

 

  1. July 16, 2017 – Tempe Church with Tucson Roots Sanctioned for Misconduct by ASU – http://tucson.com/news/local/tempe-church-with-tucson-roots-sanctioned-for-misconduct-by-asu/article_158a9c1b-c572-5518-b4c7-39de6a291e31.html

 

  1. August 4th – Hope Church Membership Removed After Religious Council Vote – http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/08/spcampus-hope-church-cora-update

 

  1. August 6, 2017 – No More Free ASU Rent for Troubled Church Linked to Tucson Ministry – http://tucson.com/news/local/no-more-free-asu-rent-for-troubled-church-linked-to/article_30872eab-2736-5bdc-8793-88534af7fa9a.html

 

  1. August 16, 2017 – The Future of Hope Church – http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/08/spcampus-hope-church-future

 

  1. September 11, 2017 – Hope Church Moves Off Campus – http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/09/spcampus-hope-church-moves-off-campus

 

New Covenant Christian Church – Albuquerque Off Shoot

  1. April 30, 2016 – UNM ousts arm of church that some at UA called a cult – https://www.abqjournal.com/783191/2-pastors-banned-from-unm-campus.html

 

  1. May 31, 2016 – UNM bans 2 pastors, suspends student group – https://www.abqjournal.com/783191/2-pastors-banned-from-unm-campus.html

 

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