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’s Believers’ Church to Start Over 500 Schools; K.P. Yohannan St. Johannes?

This is an intriguing video posted today by Indian Narada News.If this video is what it seems to be, K.P. Yohannan's India educational staff believe St. Johannes schools are named after Yohannan. While I am not aware of a formal induction into sainthood, Yohannan is the supreme authority in Believers' Church.The video establishes that Believers' Church is working toward over 500 schools which will charge tuition. In some locations, the government requires some seats to be given to … [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...]

Gospel for Asia Files Response in RICO Suit

In filings yesterday regarding the Dickson v. Gospel for Asia RICO lawsuit, Gospel for Asia's lawyers claim lawyers for Matthew and Jennifer Dickson improperly brought action against a group of GFA employees without specifying their part in the alleged fraud. GFA's attorneys do not argue the merits of the allegations but rather ask the court to dismiss the suit because such cases must designate how each person participated in fraudulent activities.Group pleading defenses generally serve the … [Read more...]

Plaintiffs File Response in Dicksons v. Gospel for Asia

Attorneys for Matthew and Jennifer Dickson filed responses (see below) to Gospel for Asia's motions to dismiss and compel arbitration in the RICO lawsuit against leaders of GFA. According to the filing, the Dickson's provided ample detail and a clear and compelling case against GFA. The response concluded: Under a straightforward application of the pleading standards, the Court should find the Dicksons allege facts sufficient to support each of their claims. Their Complaint leaves no doubt as … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Denies RICO Allegations, Moves to Dismiss Suit, and Asks Court to Compel Arbitration

In court filings Monday, Gospel for Asia denied all allegations of wrong doing, asked the court to compel the plaintiffs Matthew and Jennifer Dickson to enter into arbitration to settle their dispute and/or to dismiss the suit.In February, Matthew and Jennifer Dickson brought sued GFA alleging fraud and mismanagement on behalf of themselves and the class of GFA donors. On Monday, GFA's lawyers responded with denials, a motion to dismiss the suit and a demand that the Dicksons enter … [Read more...]


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