When I was a Christian as a teenager in the early 80s, Mike Warnke was a big star in that world. He was a stand up comic who claimed to be a former Satanic high priest, but a few years later he was shown to be a fraud by a pair of Christian journalists. But it seems he’s now making a comeback, with a little help from Rick Joyner.
Warnke is going to be speaking at an event called the 50+ Joshua and Caleb Generation Gathering, put on by Joyner’s Morningstar Ministries. The website praises Warnke as a man of God with no mention at all of the fact that he was shown to be a liar:
Mike Warnke – “I’ve known Mike for many years. When I first heard him speak, I thought he was the funniest man I had ever heard. We need humor, and we’ll need more of it as these times unfold. Yet we also need the other great devotion Mike has—saving the lost and delivering those who are in bondage.” ~Rick Joyner
As Richard Bartholomew notes, Joyner also helped resurrect the career of Jim Bakker. In fact, he bought the Heritage USA theme park that Bakker and his ex-wife Tammy Faye used to defraud people back in the 80s and that is where this conference is being held. So he might as well feature one con man on the grounds built by another.