The Usual Suspects – A Line-up

So let me make sure I understand. First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering (FBCGotK) is showing an “award-winning film” in two weeks. The “award-winning film” will feature what FBCGotK describes as “some of the most influential pastors, bishops and ministers in the United States.” Remember, nothing appears on that web site without the approval of John Kenneth Jenkins, the senior pastor of FBCGotK. Stated another way, if something appears on the site, there is the direct implication that he approves of it.

Take a look at who is appearing in “The Scroll”. More exactly, get a load of who your pastor, John K. Jenkins, is appearing with.

  1. T. Dexter Jakes (a Oneness and Word of faith shill who makes a living selling products to hurt and damaged women.)
  2. Jeremiah (G. D. America) Wright (a Liberation Theology proponent who thinks Jesus was a community organizer and Che Guevara was his disciple)
  3. Shirley Caesar – Pastor. Tell me again what the Bible says about women pastors?

The list of folks in the announcement is bad enough. Look at some of the folks included there.  This is from the FBCGotK site.

Why would your pastor want to appear in the same film (supposedly promoting great faith) with Jeremiah Wright. Wright promotes a Social Gospel that doesn’t even come close to that which the Bible teaches. Rather than seeking to bring folks to Christ, he seeks to drag us into socialism and life that mirrors the miserable lives of those trapped in Cuba. He would make us all be equally miserable with state controlled medicine and a state controlled economy. What does this mean? Try to imagine the State Motor Vehicles Department running every aspect of your life.  And it’s not as though John K. Jenkins doesn’t know the fellow is in the film.  It’s right there on the web page.

T. Dexter, who by the way is your pastor’s mentor, is a Oneness fellow who doesn’t have the guts to stand on his beliefs and instead stands on his popularity, and his ability to draw a crowd stupid enough to throw money in his direction, over and over again.

The others on the list – certainly not consistent with Baptist doctrine (You know First BAPTIST Church of Glenarden). However, compared to some of the folks not mentioned in the Church announcement they are the epitome of orthodoxy. Even T. Dexter.

What the announcement at FBCGotK doesn’t tell you is that the following people will also be included in the “award-winning film.”

  1. Eddie (I’m rather fond of younger men) Long
  2. Frederick(Jesus Committed Suicide) Price
  3. Tudor (Yes, my wife is a prophet) Bismark
  4. Donald (I Got John Started) Hilliard
  5. Vashti (Yes, I’m a woman, but I’m going to be a bishop anyway) McKenzie
  6. Al (Forget About Tawana Brawley, Please) Sharpton
  7. Noel (The Weasel) Jones
  8. Kenneth (New Thing but Nothing in the Bible) Ulmer

As if this is something to be proud of, John K. Jenkins, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering, has allowed himself to included in the Bizzaro version of the Hall of Faith – the Hall of Fakes.

Let’s go with the low hanging fruit here.

What has Al Sharpton to do with faith, Jesus Christ, and Holiness? Nothing. It’s generally apparent he worships the CNBC hosts, not the Lord of Hosts. He is what one might call a poverty pimp who occasionally presents himself as a pulpit pimp. But clearly he makes more money keeping the general Black population dependent on Government charity.

Then we have Eddie Long. Eddie Long!?!? Do we even need to say anything here? The man was accused of pressuring several young men into a sexual relationship with him. At least Fast Eddie had the good sense to make sure the young men were at least 18 years of age. How can you say this guy is an inspiration? An inspiration for what?

The rest of the list is, in fact, a list of the usual suspects. It’s the usual list of men and women who seek to deceive the body of Christ, taking advantage of those who don’t know their Bibles well enough to know they should avoid these characters.

You would think that John would know that bad company creates poor morals (1 Cor 15:33). In other words, if you lay down with dogs you’re going to get up with fleas. Of course if you already have fleas it really doesn’t make any difference if you lay down with the dogs.

And John appears to be more than willing to associate himself with these people. T. Dexter is his mentor. Noel Jones spoke at the grand opening of the Monument, Museum and Mausoleum they call a church building over near Kettering MD. And other theologically questionable people have been involved in activities at the church.

Here’s a challenge for you. Ask John why he is allowing himself to be associated with the likes of Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton, and T. Dexter Jakes. And see if he actually gives you an answer or if he tries to blow smoke by trying to cast doubt on my character. If he tries to call my motives into question, you’ll know he has no sufficient response to your question. If you have the ‘nads, press for an answer to the question.

But wait a minute. You probably can’t get to him (except maybe at the end of one of his milktoast sermons). So tell you what, ask one of the Elders or Deacons (try Stan Featherstone or Deacon Grant for starters) to answer the question. What do THEY think about the fact that the pastor is associating with the like of the men and women in the film? Why is he allowing his name to be associated with them? And why does he bring some of them in to speak to the congregation?

21 Responses to “The Usual Suspects – A Line-up”

  1. Lady Jaye Says:

    What is wrong with women prophets? didn’t the daughters of Zelophedad (or whoever) prophesy? We do have Biblical precedent for that. (MN:the issue isn’t a woman prophesying. It’ the very claim of prophecy. )

    Did you mean Tudor Bismark? (MN: Yes. I spotted the typo right after I published the article. My apologies for the mistake. It has been corrected. )

    Well, anyway – rel influential men and women of God are characterized by humility and seek to point the way to Jesus, not to speak of their influence.

    Paul started out talking about how he was not less influential than any of the 12 Apostles. Then he began to say that he was the least of the Apostles. Then he began to say that he was the greatest of the sinners.

    These people who are supposed to be so steeped in Christ, if they were, well then, one of the signs would be pointing to God. We talk about HIS influence, not ours. SMH

  2. TONNE WALKER Says:

    Jesus made Judas a disciple.The very man who was consider a devil and would kill him. God’s ways are not ours. he calls whom he will and those will give an account to him.Touch not God’s anointed! (MN: Finally! There it is. My life is now complete!! But I’m still not going to respond. )The bible is full of flawed characters that were lead by the Spirit of God. “If they are for us then why make them turn against us”? These men have both a human and divine side. They are not perfect preachers but neither am I the purfect man. To God I give the Glory and to him he gives the mercy to whomever he will and not always to our understanding!

    Don’t judge men by their theology. (MN: So Mormons are okay as are Jehovah’s witnesses. Right? The only thing separating us is our theology. Right?) Jesus was not accepting of the theology (MN: [Sounding like Inigo Montoya] I do not think that word (theology) means what you think it means.) and religious rules and practices of his day.He too was called a devil and his actions questioned for eating with sinners! He may be under that same condemnation if he were among these brothers today? Rethink your position and pray much!

    • Pearson Says:

      (Face depicting mass confusion) How was Jesus not concerned with theology?! Being as how the word theology LITERALLY means the “study of God”, I would ASSUME that Jesus was more concerned with theology than any human being before or after Him…being as how He was/is/will always be the eternal God.

      Tonne, I am going to TRY to give you the benefit of the doubt and hope against hope you meant something else COMPLETELY.

      • mhjones2001 Says:

        But see – everything you just said revolves around Theology. And like Fred Price, Tonne apparently thinks that doctrine and theology are what screwed everything up in the church to begin with.

      • Pearson Says:

        Oh, is that where I am going wrong. That’s my fault.

  3. TONNE WALKER Says:

    (MN: This one went to the spam bin by accident. I found it as I was cleaning out the bin. )

    Faith is radical and stirring and life changing.It does not fit into the neatly patted pews of our churches today. Men of vision and principal are often thought of as socially unacceptable. Jesus was never accepted in the standard of the organized Churches and theology of his time. We are called to be a light and a driving force for change.That is painful and not some new suit Sunday Morning preaching!

  4. mhjones2001 Says:

    Would anyone care to address the increasingly irrational rantings of this fellow? I think it would be a good exercise in responding to thoughtless error.

    C’mon. Somebody respond. You could start with…well, never mind. I’m sure you can figure out what to start with. It is, after all, such a target rich environment.

  5. Trey Harris Says:

    What’s happenin’ Melvin. I’ve been following PP’s for at least 2 to 3 years now, but have never responded. I admire your labor and hope some will respond to hearing error and falsehood exposed in light of Truth.

    Being new to post, I feel that it is in order for me to tell a bit about myself: My name is Ulasa “Trey” Harris (I am a third), I’m 28, been married 6 years with a 5 year old son. We have been apart from the fellowship of “charis-mania”/word faith for about 4 years now.

    May I submit a response to the above: certainly you’re right Tonne, with the statement “faith is radical, stirring, and life changing.” This faith however, must be in line with what Jesus actually taught, and in turn with what the Apostles faithfully entrusted to us once for all (Jude 3). I don’t know what to make of the “neatly patted pews” statement. “Men of vision and principal, socially unacceptable?” Are you kidding me?!?! All it takes for a man (or woman for that matter) to be hailed these days as some sort of “visionary” is for him to start up a company and make millions. Steve Jobs of Apple fits that bill I think. I don’t know how many times I heard him called a visionary by the national news anchors, and he was very much socially acceptable.

    Jesus was not accepted in His time because the people of His day had a screwed up theology. I’ll give two brief examples. Matthew 2:3-6 we see Herod calling all the chief priests and teachers before him from hearing of the Magi wanting to worship the newborn King. In that day worship was given to kings in the Roman empire and all it took was for Herod to have some scripture quoted to him from Micah about a ruler to shepherd Israel and he flipped and started infanticide. He understood ruler to be someone who was going to come and topple of the Roman government as did the Jews of that day. His theology was off and so was the chief priests and teachers and thus an untold number of babies were murdered because of it.

    Lastly there’s Luke 5:20-24 Jesus upon seeing the faith of the folks who lowered the paralyzed man through the roof told them their sins were forgiven. The pharisees and teachers of the law; because of their theology mind you; immediately heard blasphemy which we see in the gospel John, they were ready to stone Him for it. Jesus didn’t fit into the theology of His time because the theology of His time did not match the One whom theology was for. They were looking at Homo-ousia (I believe that the correct spelling) or the God-Man right in the face and did not know because they were dead to the Truth.

    Jesus’s theology was one that produced selfless, sacrificial service to vile rebels against the Eternal Righteous God of the universe. These men and women in this article are known for a theology that produces selfish, extravagant, comfort seeking, idolatrous devotion to material and status. Claiming that God stands waiting to give us such “blessings.”

    Grace and Peace

    (MN: Sir, you may comment any time you want. But don’t expect a rational response that addresses the issues from the Ranting One. )

    • Trey Harris Says:

      Point duly taken Melvin.

      It always amazes me that folks approach the bible like no other book I’ve ever seen. No one reads any other book apart from context (at least it seems). Oh but not the bible. Folks just pick it up and start ascribing whatever they want to it.

      It’s depressingly amazing.

  6. Michael H. Says:

    Jesus wasn’t accepted by the organized religious groups of his time because the religious groups of his time were threatened by him because they were in ERROR! The religious groups of his time had become consumed with self not serving the people or have you never read St. Matthew 23 where Jesus called out, in public, with a fairly long diatribe, the religious leaders of his day for being hypocrites, serpents, vipers and blind guides? if Jesus called out spiritually corrupt leaders and we follow him shouldn’t we do the same? Or should we allow our modern day blind guides to lead folks into ditches and pits by the thousands while we stand idly by?

  7. brdavision Says:

    Sadly, I noticed the name of COGIC’s Presiding Bishop Charles Blake, who is notoriously known, although not by anyone in COGIC leadership or laity for that matter, as a money driven, bible out of context preaching, compromising hater of God’s Glorious Gospel, who can’t get enough of rubbing elbows with the theologically “astuped” (I made up my own word which means: lacking a showing or possessing of intelligence and undiscerning, the opposite of astute-shrewd and discerning), himself being biblically and theologically challenged.

    Tonne said: “Men of vision and principal are often thought of as socially unacceptable.”

    Tonne you are correct, men of vision (maybe like a Hugh Hefner) and principal (those who always think only of themselves, who see themselves and their desires as first in importance and/or rank) are, and always will be biblically unacceptable. Since Christians don’t go by, nor do we love the standards of this world (1 John 2:15) then we must judge according to the pages of Scripture, which by the way are completely holy (Romans 1:2). Paul spoke about these “men” of vision and principle:

    “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 1 Timothy 6:3-10 ESV

    Great article Brother Jones….

    (MN: And more fun to right than a person has a right to expect. )

    • TONNE WALKER Says:

      We have all read the bible and know what it said. Of course for some that is their way of life. Full of words(wordy), without pratical application. Used to attack and defend their egos rather than enlighten and uplift.And you say some preachers are deceptive. Even truth used without valid appreciation for its use and meaning is just as deceptive as a lie! Keep talking, you are making me fully aware of yourself!

      (MN: I’m afraid I not sure I understand. Are you saying the Bible has no practical application or that people read the Bible and don’t apply it in their lives (being practical)? The rest of the stuff you said was, apparently, just incoherent talk. What are you trying to say? Where have we used the truth without a valid appreciation for its use and meaning? Be specific. Most of your comments are nothing more than high-sounding pontifications with no real (PRACTICAL) connection to living the Christian life. I should warn you, since I have enough material for the promised posting, this is likely to be your last comment posted, unless folks find you a sufficient enough example to continue to post them. )

      • Conversion Says:

        MN: You should leave the Ranting One on your post it will help others see how the devil deceives people…. This is the year 2013… I’m just see this now. I am so happy there are others that BELIEVE GOD and the whole WORD (JESUS) of GOD!!!

  8. Ex-WoFer Says:

    Hey Melvin Do you know anything about “Dr.” Bill Winston? He is to appear at Mark T. Barclay’s church on May 12th. Barclay has had Copeland to his church a couple of times as well. Winston I suspect is another false teacher.

    (MN: I haven’t done a lot of postings on him, but yes, he is a word of faith kind of pimp. In fact, one of the articles my Vastly Overpriced Webmaster (VOPW) is one that points out he and John Kenneth Jenkins, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering are so similar that my concern is that John will end up being a younger version of the Winston. )

  9. Jaxxee Says:

    I’m sick of all these pulpit pimps and female pastor wannabees!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Pastor Jenkins is a great pastor. If I were you, I would be very careful of ascribing to the enemy what is of God. That my friend, can result in death. God is real!!!!

    (MN: Jenkins is, at best, a questionable pastor. He associates with a heretic (T. D. Jakes is a oneness heretic as is Noel Jones). My own personal experience with him is that he will tell the sheeple anything, knowing they are not goin to pursue any actions to verify what he said.

    I have found him to be arrogant and quite ignorant of what Scripture actually says. I know for a fact that one series of lessons he did on The Revelation of Jesus Christ was lifted DIRECTLY from a Marilyn Hickey book.

    You are not being well-served by this man and you should get out of there as quickly as possible.)

  11. strawgert Says:

    Rogue’s Gallery!

  12. James Says:

    Al Sharpton? Sounds to me like Pimp Jenkins is getting himself involved in politics quite a bit lately. Last year when President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage, Jenkins had a press conference with a crew of his “shephards” denouncing the President’s opinion. Wouldn’t be surprised if old Jenkins tries to make a run for office — I’d love to hear your thoughts on pastors and public office.

    Interesting note–Jenkins’ nephew was the Nevada Field Director for the Obama campaign and close to Team Obama. He’s a political hack for the guy.

  13. bankalchemist Says:

    …a new and significant member for your gang of pulpit-pimps would be Bill Winston in Chicago. He recently directed the loss of some 3000 congregationalist shareholders in his failed Covenant Bank. (now closed by the FDIC) New sermons are bound to include “Fleecing The Flock” and “When is My Willie Slick”. If you can’t wait then rent the 80ties sleeper movie staring Steve Martin, Leap of Faith its a true likeness and there is the ever popular American Greed on CNBC TV. oh by the way this was truly a situation of “We Drank the Kool-Aid”.

    (MN: We have discussed him back before my site got hacked and I lost the posts. I actually point to him as a possible older version of John Kenneth Jenkins, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering. Their messages are similar, their mannerisms are similar, and they even kind of look alike. I feel sorry for the both of them. They are going to have so much to answer for when they close their eyes for the last time. )

    • Anonymous Says:

      If the servants of God has to answer for their actions then I wonder how much greater will be those that point fingers and

      (MN: I tell you what, if you can tell me where Scripture tells us to refrain from warning the body about the wolves and pimps, maybe we can have a conversation about it. Unfortunately for you, Scripture (Jesus) say we are to judge righteous judgment [point righteous fingers]. Paul said we should warn the body about the men who would take advantage of the sheeple. So, unless you can show me where it says we are not to do that (and not twisted applications of “touch not my anointed”, I think you are on the hook to be held accountable for NOT pointing a finger. )

  14. Danny Says:

    Melvin. You said well: T. Walker. TW –mate: Jesus Christ is the model for Christians applies to preachers too! Unless you’re just “pontificating” for intellectual stimulation and or vanity. Surely you’ll be aware that these ‘pimps’ aren’t TRUE shepherds for God, using Christ’s words and examples as your guide? Maybe you’re ignoring postings from TW?

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