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Pastor Ed Young’s Church in a nose-dive


The author of the article blames greed and lack of accountability for Mega-Pastor Ed Young’s problems. While I’m sure its true that both are a huge factor, this guy has had serious issues for awhile.

Prominent Grapevine pastor linked to luxury:

NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES

DALLAS — Not long ago, the Fellowship Church in Grapevine was one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the nation.

Its pastor, Ed Young, was making national headlines by encouraging married couples to have more sex.

But since that time, sources say membership has waned and some say Pastor Young may have lost his way — putting himself and secrecy over God.

He’s splashy and hip; his message contemporary and cool. His marketing is  tops in the world of mega-evangelism, making huge waves with his sermon in 2008 titled “Seven Days of Sex.”

But in the past few months, it’s not theology but physics that may be impacting Young. Namely: What goes up must come down.

One former staff member who says he was close to Young but wishes not to be identified, described it this way: “The lack of accountability. The lavish lifestyle that keeps increasing, while the attendance keeps decreasing.”

Over the past few weeks, News 8 has been in contact with a number of individuals who were once close to Young at his massive Fellowship Church in Grapevine, disturbed by his direction and treatment of staff.. (more)

Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Ezekiel 34

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5 comments on “Pastor Ed Young’s Church in a nose-dive

  1. There was some stuff in this book called ‘The Bible’ about God will take care of His sheep even we won’t:

    Jeremiah 23:1-4 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord. Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.

    Some stuff about Jesus being ‘The Good Shepherd’… something.

  2. Thanks for the blog. Got one more article about Ed Young that you must read titled: “I love celebrity pastors like Ed young”. http://7drizzles7.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/i-love-celebrity-pastors-like-ed-young/

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  4. I’m just a country preacher who works hard everyday at a secular job that barely pays enough to make it through the month, sometimes. I have in essence paid the churches I’ve pastored by the time everything is added up. Sometimes I thank God that I never got to pastor a big church or get famous.
    Power and wealth have an interesting ability to intoxicate and numb a person’s ability to think clearly and act wisely. Even men and women who are otherwise honest, moral and sincere in their ministries can become adicted to wealth and power and decieved into believing that they are bigger, better and more deserving than they really are.

    It is sad to see this happen. It is sadder yet that when they are confronted with the truth they cannot see it and they hide, decieve and justify their actions. It could happen to any of us so I try not to judge them more harshly than I should. But they are taking money from people and using in ways those people would never want their money spent. I pray that some of these millionaire preachers would repent and start giving that money back to the people who gave it when they couldn’t afford it.

    There are thousands of bi-vocational pastors who struggle and work hard and sacrifice to pastor and minister.

  5. ED YOUNG IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A PHONY I NEVER HAD A GOOD FEELING GOING TO THAT PLACE IT WAS RIDICULOUS IN BELIEVEING THIS GUY WAS EVEN FOR REAL ! WHAT A TOTAL JOKE ! GODS HOUSE IS EVERY WHERE AND ALL OF THESE MONEY GRUBBING TELEVANGILISTS WILL PAY WHEN THEY TALK TO THE BIG MAN IN THE SKY ! AMEN !

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