Ministry Watch Donor Alert: Still No Explanation from Gospel for Asia about Possible Fraud and Termination from ECFA

GFA Min Watch donor alert

This just came out last night from Ministry Watch:The alert is concise and raises questions about GFA's silence. The alert also raises concern about efforts to cover up important information for donors about GFA's explanations of cash smuggling. … [Read more...]

Citing Radical Changes at Gospel for Asia, Calvary Chapel Auckland Pulls Support; GFA New Zealand Shuts Down

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In a remarkable letter to church members dated yesterday, Calvary Chapel Auckland (NZ) disclosed that the church severed ties with Gospel for Asia and GFA's NZ office has closed. From: Calvary Chapel Auckland <> Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2015 3:16 PM Subject: To Calvary Chapel Auckland concerning Gospel for Asia To: Calvary Chapel Auckland <>Dear Church,For approximately 17 years, Calvary Chapel Auckland has supported … [Read more...]

Ever Carry Cash to India for Gospel for Asia? Calling All Pastors, Staff and Students

Gospel for Asia's Chief Operating Officer David Carroll told Dallas CBS 11 News that GFA stopped sending cash in envelopes to India after they learned it was illegal. Mr. Carroll told staff another version of that story back in May of this year. In that May 14 staff meeting, Carroll said pastors and staff had carried money to India: A couple things you should know. We would never endanger students or anyone else, we’ve had pastors carry money, we’ve had staff carry money, we’re always looking fo … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Hope you enjoy this 33 Miles song with some acting by some teens who appear to be having a great time.For a more cerebral Thanksgiving read, check out the series from last year on Thanksgiving from the vantage point of several historian friends. The contributions of my distinguished colleagues John Wilsey, Jared Burkholder, Barry Hankins, Andrew Mitchell, Fred Beuttler, and Gary Scott Smith are well worth revisiting. … [Read more...]

Is Gospel for Asia’s Indian Corpus Fund One Reason Why ECFA Terminated GFA’s Membership?

Corpus Fund Chart

One of the first things I noticed when I first started investigating Gospel for Asia's finances in India was the corpus fund set up for the Indian organizations (i.e., GFA-India, Believers' Church, Love India Ministries, & Last Hour Ministries). When I examined Indian records (FC-6 reports), I saw millions in U.S. dollars used to fund these accounts. A corpus fund is a "permanent fund generated and kept for basic expenditures needed for administration and survival of the organisation." … [Read more...]

David Carroll’s Answers to CBS News and Gospel for Asia Staff

In May, David Carroll and K.P. Yohannan told Gospel for Asia staff the following about smuggling cash to India:David Carroll: A couple things you should know. We would never endanger students or anyone else, we’ve had pastors carry money, we’ve had staff carry money, we’re always looking for ways to get money into India because the reality is that it’s getting more difficult to do that, and we are looking for other ways that we’re able to do that. But we checked with our auditors before we ev … [Read more...]

On Syrian Refugee Issue, David Barton Does What He Accuses President Obama of Doing

David Barton rarely lets an opportunity go by to bash President Obama. His response to Obama's news conference on Syrian refugees is a case in point.Barton took issue with Obama's criticism of calls for the U.S. to use a religious test to determine which Syrian refugees could enter the country, saying Obama's use of the term "religious test" was an allusion to the Constitution. In an email to supporters, Barton said: Presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz recommended that America … [Read more...]

Tonight CBS 11 News Dallas Broadcast an Investigative Report about Gospel for Asia

The spot aired at 10pm cst and focused on invasive practices with staff, the cash smuggling to India, and the diversion of nearly $20 million from India to the construction of the Texas headquarters. A text version is here.It was shocking to hear David Carroll say the loss of ECFA membership was due to minor infractions. He also told CBS News that GFA stopped sending cash to India when they learned it was illegal. That is not at all what they told their staff in May.The teaser has … [Read more...]