How Rozell Kept Control: Another Testimony From A Potters Field Survivor, Part 2

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  1. Captain Kevin says:

    MaKayla, I’m so sorry you went through all of this terrorizing at the hands of this “man.”

  2. Captain Kevin says:

    Talk about shooting the wounded, or kicking a (wo)man when (s)he’s down. Sick.

  3. JoelG says:

    Amen CK. I am speechless. If your faith in Christ turns you into an a-hole you’re doing it wrong.

  4. Em says:

    Good comments CK and JoelG… there are no words that i can think of that describe this creature … “man?” not like any man i’ve ever known … jumping off of a 30 foot cliff into a river? are you nuts? somebody, sooner or later was going to fall just a MaKayla did and this cretin should have rushed to her rescue (his mother must have been frightened by a D.I when she was carrying him)…. so glad she didn’t receive any permanent physical damage from slamming the water on her back that way… her angel was on duty – no doubt!

  5. Bride of Christ says:

    This story is heart breaking. I can’t believe that God allowed this man to abuse these young people this way. Where was God in this? Where were the safety rails on this “ministry”? This poor young person had a traumatic experience and this ‘pastor’ heaped condemnation and shame onto an already traumatized and injured child of God. It is unspeakably evil. Where is the accountability? Why haven’t Pam and Mike been run out of Montana? Why weren’t they held accountable by the Calvary Chapel churches that sent these young people into his “ministry”?

  6. JoelG says:

    Good questions BOC. This is what happens when you turn Christianity into a “program”. The ends justifies the means. The name itself I don’t think these kinds of “boot camps” are what Jesus has in mind for discipleship. Everyone is different and grows in Christ at their own pace. Programs (and even books) like this only cause despair, IMO. The name itself, “Ignite”, sets off alarm bells for me. How does this not compute with the people that send people into these “programs”?

  7. JoelG says:

    I started a sentence twice. Sorry about that. This just makes me angry. The one Person that should bring comfort and rest in a broken world is used to terrorize people. Ugh…

  8. Michael says:


    Life is the boot camp for discipleship…not some artificial program created by power mad despots.
    Well said, my friend…

  9. DD says:

    please please don’t ever stop fighting for the victims of Pam and Mike Rozell!

  10. Allison says:

    Makayla, I’m so sorry for what you went through. His behavior is not okay at all. God is love and doesn’t shame you for your natural reactions to doing something dangerous and harmful. I was a student there in 2005 and the Rozells were on the road most of my time there, but I experienced mistreatment nonetheless. It is surely confusing when mistreatment is drilled into you all the time. May you receive abundant healing all around. God bless

  11. D says:

    This us such a shame!

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