How Rozell Kept Control: Another Testimony From A Potters Field Survivor

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8 Responses

  1. JoelG says:

    Thank you for your bravery in sharing this, MaKayla. I pray you are getting help to heal from all of the abuse you’ve experienced.

    As a dad of 2 daughters this just makes me angry and want to do ungodly things to this person.

  2. Michael says:

    JoelG,

    You and me both…

  3. Captain Kevin says:

    JoelG, I have daughters and granddaughters, so I’m right there with you.

  4. Duane Arnold says:

    Michael,

    May I state the obvious? What is described here violates every ethical and professional norm for anyone involved in counseling, whether clergy or not. Clergy, however, are held to an even higher ethical standard. In any normative church environment such conduct would result in immediate removal from any position of trust and would be the subject of disciplinary action. This would also extend to those in leadership positions who were aware and knowledgable regarding what was taking place. Indeed, if true, this is so far removed from the norm, that it can only be viewed as not merely aberrant, but cultic…

  5. Michael says:

    Duane,
    This is all too common a practice in too many churches…and it is cultivated.

  6. Gina says:

    MaKayla

    I applaud both your courage to speak out and the beautifully nuanced lenses through which you have shared your story. It’s hard to communicate something as multifaceted and complicated as these episodes in your life. Particularly when you have been so betrayed when entrusting your story to others before.Truth is, it’s almost always complicated and that keeps most of us from telling our stories and stepping out as an agent of redemption . Who can we really trust???
    It’s so much easier to disappear And suffer alone. But you have chosen to be that redemptive agent and that is not easy.
    I’m also glad to hear your recognition of the work GOD was already doing and will continue to do long past your PFM season; and I applaud you for calling out your victimization in the past. I know that in these spiritually formative circles ( or should I say deformative) it is not always looked upon favorably when we recognize we have been some one’s victim. But learning to call out abuses , no matter where we find them, is the beginning of our spiritual and emotional healing.
    I’m so sorry all of this was done to you in the name of God, but His faithfulness to you seems very obvious in the beauty expressed in your testimony thus far.
    I wish you full healing and blessings for taking this risk.
    Today, your bravery has inspired me.
    Thank you.

  7. Em says:

    Yes, MaKayla.. what Gina said… Pretty much says it all, but wish i’d been there to defend you lambs… these bullies, these abusers are good at hiding, but God sees….

  8. Zoro says:

    Having been involved with Calvary Chapels for over 35 years I can tell you the abuse by Calvary Global Network and CCA is real,I have watched these so called leaders,slander many pastors and their wives,sow division between calvaries,prop up evil and divisive people for their personal kingdom building, shut down and slander and shun anyone who gets in Don McClures cross hairs
    It’s repulsive that Don McClure would write such an extensive letter recently
    To cover his culpability regarding the abuse at Pottersfield while the nation is enduring this pandemic
    Don had overwhelming evidence,first hand evidence that abuse was occurring
    And continued to prop them up and slander whomever had the nerve to point out “there’s something wrong here”
    There are many Calvary pastors who know but they are afraid of the aggressive approach of the CCA leadership in their selfish self preservation
    Those who look the other way will be held accountable by God
    To CCA leaders :Do you really think being on some board makes you more spiritual?Is your”status” more important than the well being of Gods children?
    Are you really more concerned about what CCA thinks of you than God?
    Where are the real men in Calvary who will stand up to this instead of cowering in silence for fear of losing their spot on the stage of a pastor’s conference
    Pastors wake up ,your souls are eternal,do what’s right,not in mere appearance,but in the eyes of God,the only pair of eyes that count
    In Christ
    Gratefully free

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