Evangeline’s Story: The Potters Field Case

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11 Responses

  1. Jeff Bower says:

    Evangeline, you were the first “red flag”.

    I remember standing there while you threw your snowboard into the back of your tuck muttering things and complaining about Mike’s behavior. I had no clue what the next six years would entail for my own life. There wasn’t enough context for me to process how you were behaving at the time. Clearly, you were justified.

    I’m sick of these stories. This guy screwed with too many of us. I’m really sorry for what you went through…. for what many of us went through. I hope he has the balls to read this blog, both of them.

    Love you sister.

  2. Evangeline says:

    Jeff I am so sorry I did not stand up more and warn you guys about things! I am sorry don’t recall this time and sorry for anything I did to hurt you or your family I always love you guys!!
    Love you guys

  3. Amy says:

    Love you, Vange. I will always be thankful that I got to know you. I’m so sorry for what you have been through.

  4. Rick from Texas says:

    ” I heard this the other day regarding Saul in the bible – He should’ve looked after his character rather than who he was to the people on the outside. Saul’s leadership was with fear and no accountability or regard for others.”

    Nailed it.

    Keep up the good fight. There are many in the Body who are supporting you in this and will continue to do so. Your unconditional love is very evident in your testimony and serves to temper my anger that people like this can inflict the harm that they do. You and all of the others are in my prayers and will continue to be.

  5. After all of this time, it’s a wonder that Rozzell hasn’t been punched in the face. This, like the other stories, paint the case of a domestic abuser, sans the physical contact.

    The lack of such response is of course understandable, given the power dynamic, isolation, guilt, and the Christian belief of grace, misused and abused by a wolf among sheep.

    I was fooled by the two clay presentations I saw at our church. What a great testimony! Who knew? This sickens me. Both of them sicken me. As a father to my lambs, it saddens me even more. I Pray that all of you find healing and rest in Jesus Christ.

  6. directambiguity says:

    “(i know the Lord was using these moments to try and get Mike’s attention yet he never responded)”

    “Never once offering grace or seeing the Lords sovereignty in things to grab his attention!!”

    Evangeline,

    I call these Stop Signs. I believe God puts up many Stop Signs in these men’s paths and many ignore them and continue headstrong anyway causing much destruction, seems once they blast past all the stop signs there is no reaching them.

    There are many so-called “pastors” like this, many in Calvary Chapel. Men like this don’t serve Christ but there own belly’s and you should know they have zero authority. Pastors are there to build you up not break you. Just call them out when you can and/or ignore them. I’m certain you know this but wanted to try to encourage you and anyone else that it would benefit.

    Thank you for sharing your story and I’m glad to hear you are healing.

  7. JM says:

    Evangeline, I am grieved to my core that you were subjected to such abuse. I hope it’s okay that I am also wonderfully blessed to see the heart you express at the end of your post. Dear Evangeline, may God lead you to still waters and bless you for the grace that remains inside of you. May you continue to heal and help your fellow sufferers.

    May vulnerable believers begin to see through this artificial thing , this man-made version of ministry and church and run from it. There were church leaders who opened the door for young people to go to this hellish place and they all need to repent and admit that they were “asleep at the wheel” and their horrific lack of discernment caused great harm. Parents trusted these idiots because you’re supposed to trust your pastor. Sadly, we do not live in a time where we can do that and probably have not for quite awhile. I have a child who was deeply wounded at a CC school because of what the leadership allowed. Never again.

    Things like this often happen in a “good ole boys club” where they have become stagnant and blind to sin within their own ranks. (Or worse–complicit.) Your account begins almost 20 years ago! 20 YEARS AGO!! Where were the real shepherds?? ……….There weren’t any.

  8. Evangeline says:

    Sweet Amy I am grateful for our paths crossing and so encouraged to see you are doing well! And thanks for your kind words the journey with PFM was not a fun one but one the Lord has used! Love you

  9. Evangeline says:

    Thanks for your prayers and encouragement -JM –
    directambiguity -Rick from Texas . The Lord has been faithful over the years and He has used this period in my life to help others see things I am grateful for that! My heart for those who are still hurting and trying to sort through the mess of PFM! So thanks for standing with us and praying for all involved!! God bless you

  10. Em says:

    Reading this story, one thing stands out, the character of these leaders. They scream arrogance, insecurity and incompetence. They were not placed in authority by God. Who did?
    Not every “good” work is a work of God’s will, let alone His plan. We must teach the Shepherd’s sheep better or we will have an accounting waiting….. or so it seems to me
    God give Evangeline wisdom and strength to go on with You….

  11. Rachel Cooper says:

    Vange, do you remember me calling you and asking you why you left? I don’t remember what you said, but you tried to be vague but also I felt a very strong sense of “something doesn’t feel right.” Brian Michael’s concealed me against it and said that he was aware of some things happening behind the scenes there and to be cautious…. and somehow they found out I had made calls. The rage I endured, the public shame and humiliation about how I had “slandered the ministry” and “caused irreparable harm with my malicious gossip” all because I simply did some due diligence to find out what kind of place this was to work for (while my own experience was SHIT and I was being enormously pressured to stay and that they expected an answer in 24 hours LOL. My reply was, uh, I’m glad God has supposedly told YOU that I’m “meant to be here” but He has my number too and He can certainly let ME know). I was also told that I shouldn’t trust what I was feeling because Satan speaks through the Word too. That one was Chet Lowe. What psychos. That place was an unreal shit show and I am so glad I left and never looked back.

    Love you girl.

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