I don't know the issues but I post this because it will probably be of interest to readers who follow megachurch news.Baptists' Message to NewSpring: You're not one of usNoble has admitted to using Resultsource (at least he admitted it) but he did not take profits from the book (different than Mars Hill and according to former Turning Point CFO George C. Hale, David Jeremiah).Perhaps a NewSpringInsida will show up to enlighten us. Or maybe a NewSpring mattc will provide the church … [Read more...]
Why Did David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Give Up Membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability?
When I first heard former Turning Point CFO George Hale’s account of David Jeremiah’s methods of gaining spots on best-seller lists, I checked the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability membership directory to see if David Jeremiah's ministry, Turning Point, was a member organization. It is not.I checked because, in 2014, ECFA president Dan Busby took a public stance against the best-seller list manipulation scheme paid for by Mars Hill Church. At the time, he first told Ruth Gra … [Read more...]
Former Chief Financial Officer at Turning Point Claims David Jeremiah Used Questionable Methods to Secure a Spot on Best Seller Lists
George C. Hale once worked for David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain Community Church and Turning Point Ministry. Hale resigned in 2009 because he had misgivings about the way Jeremiah handled his book marketing and sales. From Hale, I have obtained an open letter to David Jeremiah and Turning Point Ministry. As he discloses in the letter below, Hale has approached David Jeremiah and Jeremiah's agent, Sealy Yates, about the best-seller methodology. For several weeks, I have periodically reached out … [Read more...]
New Spring Church, pastored by Perry Noble, also used ResultSource to market Noble's book Unleash. The church released a statement to Christianity Today explaining their reasoning. Read the whole statement here, below is a segment. Perry Noble used ResultSource to help market and promote one book that he authored—Unleash. The contract for that book was actually a contract between NewSpring Church and the publisher, not between Perry and the publisher—meaning the church would receive all the proc … [Read more...]
This morning, the Daily Beast published my article summarizing recent material I have obtained.There is still more to develop on this story. For instance, it appears that the web of relationships involving Sealy Yates, Kevin Small, David Jeremiah and the Parrotts is longstanding. I hope to develop that part of the story more this coming week. As I pointed out in the post earlier this afternoon, Driscoll was a late comer to the party and an outsider to the club. Small is on the board of the … [Read more...]
Why Did ResultSource Need David Jeremiah’s Ministry to Help Get Mark Driscoll on the New York Times Best Seller List?
In June 2011, Kevin Small wrote to then Mars Hill Church executive elder Jamie Munson to provide details about how ResultSource could get Mark Driscoll on the New York Times best-seller list. He gave him the details of what later was reduced to writing in the contract signed by Sutton Turner on behalf of Mars Hill Church. However, there was a detail or two not included in the contract which brings another evangelical figure -- David Jeremiah -- into the spotlight. Small told … [Read more...]