Gospel for Asia Changes 100% to the Field Pledge

New 100 percent

Repeatedly, Gospel for Asia has proclaimed that 100% of donation goes to the mission field. Now, after having their ECFA membership terminated, the wording regarding donations has changed. From the "Financial Integrity" page: What does "preferenced" mean?  Does it mean something different than "designated?"Donors should read the second sentence carefully: Contributions are income tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and are made with the understanding that Gospel … [Read more...]

More Missing Gospel for Asia Endorsements: Ray Comfort, Emeal Zwayne, William Blount and Many More (UPDATED)


UPDATE 2 (10/8/15) - This morning I noticed that now two-thirds of endorsements on the GFA website are now missing. Prior to the GFA's loss of ECFA membership, there were 18 endorsers on the endorsements page. Now there are six: Patrick Johnstone, George Verwer, Luis Bush, Dan Wooding, Suellen Roberts and Frank Wright.Now missing are Francis Chan, Ray Comfort, Emeal Zwayne, William Blount, Katey Hearth, Karol Ladd, Sharon Geiger, Jeff Lutes, Ashley Elliot, Barbara Dowling, Terry Powell, and … [Read more...]

Has Francis Chan Dropped His Endorsement of Gospel for Asia?

GFA Endorse Chan

Francis Chan once was here but now is not.Yesterday, he was there:Today, he isn't:He is also missing from this page as of this morning.Chan's recommendation is elsewhere on the GFA website, hence the question (Francis Chan's video endorsement is now missing. It remains up here.). I have reached out to Chan on many occasions, including yesterday and today with no answer. It is possible that the overworked website staff at GFA haven't been able to keep up and the other loc … [Read more...]

Former Staff at Gospel for Asia Speak Out About GFA’s Response to ECFA

On October 2, the board of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability voted to terminate the membership of Gospel for Asia due to multiple violations of ECFA standards. This board action came after an ECFA investigation into GFA's financial dealings, integrity and public statements. Yesterday, GFA responded to ECFA.In that response, GFA leaders claimed they have corrected the problems found by ECFA but presented no specific actions they have taken. It is also not clear if the … [Read more...]

Southern Baptist Seminary Leaders Reject Reparative Therapy

Let me just say that I opposed reparative therapy before it was cool to oppose it.Yesterday, Al Mohler and others articulated their position against reparative therapy, also known as sexual orientation change efforts.Atlantic has an article on Alan Chambers' new book and chronicles the demise of the ex-gay movement from Alan's point of view.Essentially, Mohler and colleagues believe changing orientation is not the Christian goal. Rather, avoidance of same-sex sexual relations is the … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Responds to ECFA but Fails to Address Troubling Questions

Earlier this evening, Gospel for Asia leadership posted a response to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability after the ECFA voted on October 2nd to terminate GFA's membership.The statement:Our Response — ECFA October 5, 2015 For more than 30 years, Gospel for Asia Inc. has been a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Gospel for Asia values and respects both the high standards of ECFA and the good advice they have given us. This past year GFA h … [Read more...]

Ministry Watch Alert: Donors Should Immediately Cease Donations to Gospel for Asia

Rusty Leonard at Ministry Watch today issued the following statement on his website (see also ECFA's statement which is included below): Gospel For Asia Expelled from ECFA – Donors Should Cease DonationsThe self-regulatory body for Christian ministries, the Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability (ECFA) late Friday announced Gospel for Asia (GFA) had been expelled from the group for violating most of its Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship all members commit to uphold. Clea … [Read more...]

World Magazine: Gospel for Asia Admits Some Lack of Disclosure; Hopes to Regain ECFA Membership

World magazine's Warren Smith has an article out today which provides some additional information regarding the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's termination of Gospel for Asia's ECFA membership.According to Smith's reporting, the lack of disclosure surrounding the $40+ million headquarters was key. As I first reported here, GFA failed to disclose the $19.8 million transfer of cash from Believers' Church to help complete GFA's new Wills Point, TX headquarters.  This cash was … [Read more...]