Federal Court Rejects Gospel for Asia’s Motion for a Stay; New Plaintiffs Request to Join Suit

On Wednesday, the Western Arkansas federal district court rejected Gospel for Asia's request for a stay of trial proceedings while an appeals court considers GFA's motion to dismiss the case. This will allow the case to proceed to discovery and trial.Read the judge's order at the link below. Some best hits from the order: The only foreseeable “harm” of discovery in this forum is that it might reveal that Defendants have, in fact, committed fraud against Plaintiffs and the purported class. Th … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Claims They Want an Impartial Arbiter but Acts to Delay Discovery

One year ago, Gospel for Asia's leaders said it was a "blessing" to have "an impartial arbiter" bring resolution to the allegations contained in the RICO lawsuit advanced by former donors Matthew and Jennifer Dickson. In a February 15 article, GFA is quoted by Charisma News: We consider it a blessing to finally have the opportunity to bring this matter to full resolution through an impartial arbiter, and you can rest assured that in the meantime we will continue operating on behalf of some of … [Read more...]

U.S. District Court of Western Arkansas Rules RICO Case Can Proceed Against Gospel for Asia

In April 2016, Gospel for Asia's celebrity attorneys asked the Western Arkansas District Court to either dismiss the RICO suit against them or to require plaintiffs Matthew and Jennifer Dickson to submit to binding arbitration.  Today, the court declined to dismiss the case. Furthermore, they declined to require the Dicksons to enter arbitration, ruling that their employment contract did not envision a case such as this.In short, the RICO suit against Gospel for Asia will go forward. From … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Spent Nearly $100,000 More on CEO K.P. Yohannan’s House Than Other Homes in GFA’s Complex

In 2014, when Gospel for Asia moved to the current Wills Point, TX location, staff were told they could pick out a plan to build a brand new home. Eventually, staff were charged a monthly fee to live in the complex after the homes were build. Without special permission, no deviations were allowed in the plan selected from the options offered by Altura Homes.Given K.P. Yohannan's teachings on frugal living, one might expect his home to be the most modest with very few alterations. However, in … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Refuses to Disclose Audited Financial Statements

For years, Gospel for Asia touted membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and claimed to adhere to the highest standards of financial integrity. In October 2015, the ECFA revoked the membership of GFA due to numerous violations of accountability and financial standards.One of those standards is the public disclosure of a yearly audited financial statement. Recently, former GFA employee Travis Helm asked GFA for a copy of the 2014 and 2015 audit financial … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Fails K.P. Yohannan’s Own Stewardship Test

Yesterday, I noted how K.P. Yohannan criticized missionary hospitals and schools in his first book but now funds them in India with millions of donor dollars.Today, at the suggestion of a reader, I take a look at similar criticism in his third book, originally titled Why the World Waits.On pages 245-246 Yohannan's 2004 edition re-titled Come, Let's Reach the World, Yohannan poses some questions prospective donors should ask about mission organizations. While I don't know the answers to a … [Read more...]

K.P. Yohannan Criticizes Social Programs in His First Book But Spends Millions on Them in India

Will the real K.P. Yohannan please stand up?In his first book Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan (through ghostwriter Bill Bray) criticized social programs such as hospitals and schools. However, Yohannan has directed massive amounts of donor money to build and purchase hospitals and schools in India. In the book RWM, Yohannan claims: One issue involved one of the most far-reaching policy decisions I ever would make. For some years I had suffered deep pain over what appeared to be m … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia’s Staff Exodus

In 2015, nearly 50 staff and families, many in key positions, left Gospel for Asia.In a website project of some of the former staffers -- Donor Be Wise -- the exodus is described in detail.This extreme turnover is a signal that something is very wrong at GFA. Regular readers of this blog will know that there is much wrong with the second largest mission group in the country.The post concludes with just some of the concerns that have prompted GFA staff to seek work and ministry … [Read more...]