McClure Announces Potters Field Shutdown , Raises More Questions Than Answers…
Don McClure announced the shutdown of Potters Field ministries before his message to the Calvary Chapel Association’s pastors conference on Tuesday.
In typical Calvary speak, he noted that there was some “stuff on the internet”…without mentioning that he was the author of some of that stuff or where the conferees could read more.
He did say the reason for the shutdown was “some abuse”.
He also noted that the ministry and properties had been transferred to Ron McCoy a pastor/politician from Thousand Oaks, California.
McClure did not say anything about how such a deal had been struck with such dazzling speed or why.
He also casually alleged that some donations meant for overseas kids programs didn’t get to the kids…an ethical and possibly criminal violation.
There was no statement from Rozell, or any statement about the victims in this case, or how all this went on for twenty years without notice.
There are a lot…(and that’s an understatement )of unanswered questions here…that the public deserves answers to.
The Potters Field website now has this message:
It is our deep regret that, after 27 years, Potter’s Field Ministries will no longer be in operation. We have closed out our IGNITE program, our MudMan Restaurants, and all of the ministries of Potter’s Field Ministries and Potter’s Field Ranch. Our international and domestic kids programs including the missionaries on the field will now fall under the covering of GodSpeak Church of Thousand Oaks under Pastor Rob McCoy. Rob is the senior pastor of GodSpeak Church and also the mayor of Thousand Oaks. GodSpeak will be taking over the sponsorship program in hopes that the children and missionaries on the field will not bear the full impact of these recent events. We are asking that you would continue in prayer with us for those that are hurting and also those that are continuing to minister to the children around the world with God’s love.
We’ll keep digging…