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...]

A Very Starbucks Christmas


Starbucks continues to take Christmas criticism from various quarters but I don't think it is deserved. Donald Trump even wants to create a government register of every Red Cup, or something like that. I don't visit the place often but when I did over the weekend, I felt positively festive.I got a tall Vanilla Bean frap and so I got a clear cup instead of The Red One. But I did notice that Starbucks is selling a Christmas coffee blend and markets an Advent product. Check it out.Seems … [Read more...]

Former Auditor: $128 Million of Funds Sent By Donors to Gospel for Asia over Past 8 Years Can’t Be Accounted For

GFA Unaccounted for money

Jason Watkins, a former auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm, has constructed an image depicting the findings of his review of information regarding Gospel for Asia's finances for the last eight years. The image speaks for itself:This is an issue I have been raising since June. To date, no explanation has been offered for why the amount reported by GFA as being sent to India isn't reported in India public documents. Even after nearly 6 months, I am receptive to an explanation from GFA. … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll to Talk about Leadership at Perry Noble’s Church

You can't make this stuff up.Next year Mark Driscoll will speak at a one day you-can't-live-without-it leadership conference for Perry Noble. Check out the conference description. Pastor Mark will be speaking at the Lead Conference hosted by Perry Noble. This one-day conference will be held at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina on March 3rd, 2016. This event is uniquely designed for leaders who want their teams and their organizations to succeed beyond their expectations. And the … [Read more...]

Former Gospel for Asia Board Member Quit But Isn’t Sure Why

Phoenix Preacher has an email from an assistant of former Gospel for Asia board member Skip Heitzig. Through his assistant Heitzig says there hasn't been an independent investigation of GFA and the charges are of a "he said/she said" nature. What?Talk about demoting the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Is ECFA the he or the she?Perhaps, Rev. Heitzig failed to tell his assistant that GFA was terminated from the ECFA after an independent investigation revealed most of the … [Read more...]

Did Gospel for Asia/Believers’ Church Buy Cheruvally Estate With a Bank Loan or Donor Funds?

Recently, a reader in India sent a clip of a 2012 interview of K.P. Yohannan on Surya TV and Indian station. In it, Yohannan responds to questions about why he did not respond to charges that Believers' Church acquired Cheruvally Estate (a rubber plantation) illegally. He also claims that the funds to purchase the rubber plantation in 2005 came from donors who designated their donations to the church on the condition that the funds would be used to purchase income producing property.The clip … [Read more...]