Bill Gothard’s Institute Loses ECFA Membership

Seems like the ECFA found a voice.Christianity Today is reporting the Institute for Basic Youth Conflicts has lost membership in the ECFA.I went to one IBYC meeting in Michigan not long after I graduated from college. I ran the other way and never looked back.  … [Read more...]

World Magazine on the Release of the ECFA Gospel for Asia Investigation Report

World's Bill McCleery has an article today on the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's Gospel for Asia investigation report released to me and the GFA Diaspora last week.GFA COO David Carroll sounds more contrite than ever in this piece saying GFA leaders "owned" their mistakes and are sad and sorry that they "breached the confidence of our donors."  This is a long way from May 7 of this year when Carroll told me:No, Gospel for Asia has not violated the law. When you first … [Read more...]

ECFA Report: Gospel for Asia Has Yet to Answer the $259 Million Question

The report of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's investigation of Gospel for Asia contains some amazing facts. One fact contained in point 2 of the ECFA report is the disclosure of the massive amounts of donor money just sitting in foreign banks. The ECFA, apparently reading my May 22 blog post, wrote: 2. Excessive cash balances held in partner field accounts. Allegations were made that GFA had upwards of $150 million in partner field accounts, far more than necessary to … [Read more...]

ECFA Report: Leaders of Gospel for Asia Claim Millions Went to Hong Kong Bank Instead of Indian Field Ministries

A question Gospel for Asia has steadfastly refused to address is the location of nearly $130 million in donor funds claimed in U.S. audits to have been sent to India. What shows up in Indian public records doesn't match what is claimed on U.S. audits. The report of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's investigation into financial matters at GFA reveal a new claim by GFA about at least some of those dollars, but ultimately leaves the matter unanswered.Previously, donors have … [Read more...]

Another Call for Participation in the Calvary Chapel – Gospel for Asia Survey

So far 64 people have participated in the survey of those affiliated with Calvary Chapel ministries regarding attitudes toward Gospel for Asia. I am leaving the survey open for awhile longer with the hope of gaining more participants.Click here to go to the survey.Twenty-four lead pastors have participated. Of the 24, only one respondent said his church supports GFA and has no plans to stop. Eleven said GFA was never supported, nine said support for GFA had ceased due to the recent … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Still Claims Membership in Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

In a mailing just received today, Gospel for Asia's fund solicitation still carries the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability seal. The letter is dated October 15, which is nearly two weeks after the ECFA board voted to terminate GFA's membership.Here is the pledge card with the seal and "Enhancing Trust" slogan (click to see letter and other materials): Along with the ECFA charter member seal, the pledge card carries the meaningless ICA "Best in America" … [Read more...]

ECFA Seal Remains on Gospel for Asia Correspondence

On the reply card provided in the October mailing of the Gospel for Asia newsletter Harvest, the ECFA seal is clearly displayed.So GFA has removed many references to ECFA on their web pages (although not all of them), but doesn't seem inclined to spend money to send out accurate print materials.GFA is getting the benefit of membership without paying the dues at this point.  … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia’s Christmas Catalog Displays ECFA Seal and 100% Pledge

I am aware that the Christmas catalogs were probably printed before the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability voted to terminate Gospel for Asia's membership. I know it would been costly to reprint the catalogs. I also know that because GFA leaders decided to mail the catalogs with the ECFA seal, they have misrepresented the situation. Take a look:and the 100% pledge lives on...Guaranteed. I wonder if that is a money back guarantee.We now know that administrative … [Read more...]


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