The above phrase is used by a popular credit card company and after this article, a lot of people are going to want to keep more of their money in their own pocket… I found the article below on ajc.com This is the kind of behavior that turns a lot of people away from the church. This sorry pastor not only stole tithes from the church, he used it to purchase lingerie, leather goods, and God only knows what else….

According to AJC.COM

A Savannah pastor must spend 28 months in prison and pay his former church more than $178,000 after authorities say he stole tithes and church donations and put it in his personal account.

Corey Megill Brown, 47, was sentenced Friday, just months after he pleaded guilty to mail fraud that led authorities to the embezzlements that occurred between 2008 and 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Georgia’s Southern District said in a news release.
The pastor worked at the Second African Baptist Church and was a chaplain for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
Brown deposited the stolen funds into a shadow bank account called “Romans 12 Ministries” and used the money to make purchases at lingerie and leather goods stores, authorities said.


It is Sunday evening and supposedly a day of rest but… the devil has been busy today and as usual, he doesn’t care who he uses. The latest victim: The Rev. William Schooler. Schooler, 70 years old, was the pastor of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.


Rev. William Schooler

According to reports, he was allegedly killed this morning during church services by his 68 year old brother, Daniel Schooler.


The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the shooting happened about 12:22 p.m. ET. Witnesses indicate that the violence broke out in the middle of the service while the choir was singing.

Witnesses told NBC affiliate WDTN that Schooler had just walked up to the pulpit when shots rang out. About 20 people were inside the church at the time, and chaos ensued as they escaped the building. This “domestic incident” raised its ugly head in church. But why?  To me, the last place you should go to “kill” someone, should be at church.  Are there no more “sacred” places left.  Like I said earlier, the devil does not care who he uses.  Can we all please have a moment of silence for all parties concerned.  We really need to get busy… doing the work of the Lord.



Powerball winner Marie Holmes became infamous for bailing out her boyfriend Lamarr “Hot Sauce” McDow four separate times. Now the lotto winner is being sued by her pastor for allegedly not fulfilling an oral agreement to give him $1.5 million to build a retreat facility.  This Pastor, Kevin Matthews, is apparently off his medication.  No one owes him any money for anything.  Too many of these “pastors” are after money and will do anything to get it.  According to Black America Web:

The 27-year-old mother of two took home a $127 million lump sum payment following her lottery win in February, 2015.

Pastor Kevin Matthews says he is experiencing emotional and mental distress due to her backing down from a verbal contract they had regarding $1.5 million to purchase land to build a retreat facility.

“Because of the emotional distress and mental stress, they put me through, I had to start taking more medicine for anxiety and depression due to this situation,” says Pastor Kevin Matthews.

Holmes’ attorney, Ruth Sheehan, of The Francis Law Firm, said she was not aware of the situation or the lawsuit. In a recent interview with EURweb, Pastor Matthews says: “God led him to her house and he prayed with her.”

He later met Holmes and ministered to her on several occasions at her new home. He also said he ministered to three other people at her home, and then he eventually asked her to consider giving him money to purchase land to build a retreat. He gave her three different amounts that he needed ($1 million, $1.5 million and $2 million). After several meetings, she agreed to give him $1.5 million to help purchase land to build a retreat center that he says he had been praying about for years.


You’ve got to check out this video.  This comes from this young man named Willie Moore, Jr.  I listen to him on the Nightly Spirit which is his radio show on 102.5 in Atlanta.  He’s not only in Atlanta but a number of other markets as well.  Although he is spiritual, he is hilarious as well. You’ve got to find this guy on the radio in your area.  And you’ll know it’s him when he says….. FLAT OUT!!! He is a minister, motivational speaker, actor, comedian, recording artist, and the list goes on and on.  On this particular video, he talks so truthfully about CHURCH FOOLISHNESS…..WE WANT THE TRUTH!!! @PWillie1

If you’ve ever been in a church like this…..you know exactly what he is talking about.  Stop playing.



If you need a touch from God today…. send me a check for $1000 and I will send you a touch… from God.  That used to be a joke that some people used to make years ago after seeing some of the televangelists’ on television and watching how they operate.  There was an article on this blog called “Money And Church In The Now…” where I talked about the current state of the church and how it has turned into big business but now this:

A single Florida mother said she recently received a delinquency notice from a church that she joined about six months ago.  Candace Petterson said she received a letter from her church, Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, asking her to bring her “account up to date” by contributing $50 a month along with other assorted fees, so that she could remain in good standing and also to be able to vote on church matters.  She was also asked to pay a yearly anniversary fee of $250 and another $150 fee for Mount Moriah Day.  Part of this amount totaling $1000, would be set aside to pay off church debt.  The letter, which originated from assistant administrator Ladreda Spencer and Pastor B.R. Fulton Jr., also indicated that Petterson’s 11-year old daughter was also expected to pay a reduced amount.

WFTS-TV is reporting that church officials are acknowledging that they sent the letter but they have offered no additional information.  Fot those of you who are wondering why some people don’t and won’t go to church….. START HERE!


You’ve got to check this guy out.  His name is Willie Moore Jr. and he is hosting a radio show in Atlanta in the evenings.  This young guy is motivational, funny, and “flat out” spiritual.  I listen to him so much that I had to look him up.  He is even more hilarious in his Youtube videos than he is on the radio (102.5 FM).  So here he is talking about “Why Church People Get On My Nerves.”  You’ve got to enjoy this. Oh, and this will not be the last time you’ll see him here.  Too funny…….


There’s a new preacher’s reality show coming to Lifetime and I’m not sure what to say about the above trailer.  There are four “prophetesses” in this particular show.  They are:  Belinda Scott (Cleveland Heights, Ohio); Taketa Williams (Columbus, Ohio); Linda Roark (Trenton, Ohio); and Kelly Crews (Cleveland, Ohio).

“Preach” is the latest Christianity-based offering of  reality shows.  There was TLC’s “The Sisterhood” (cancelled after one season), Oxygen’s Preachers of LA (my favorite), and the spinoff Preacher’s of Detroit (I also like). Lifetime has also been showing “Preacher’s Daughtrers” for three seasons.  Check out the trailer above and let me know if you’ll be watching…..




I really have no words for this comical dose of spiritual manipulation that’s served on a  platter of “the devil’s trying to discredit me”.  Sometimes people USE church for the wrong thing and that’s to manipulate money out of the parishioner’s pockets.

It’s been about a month since televangelist Creflo Dollar made headlines after his campaign for supporters to buy him a $65 million dollar plane. “If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me,” Dollar told his followers. “You cannot stop me from dreaming. I’m gonna dream until Jesus comes.”

Below is a video from his church showing Dollar blasting his critics of his short-lived campaign to raise the $65 million dollars for his new jet.


Cops: Gwinnett pastor charged thousands to disabled man’s credit cards

There is a lot to be encouraged about in this world.  I think we ought to be encouraged to stay strong as we go on about our daily business, be encouraged to stay focused on whatever task there is at hand, be encouraged to treat others properly, and by all means be encouraged to watch out for wolves in sheep clothing. 
That is what I want to talk about today (wolves in sheep clothing).
AJC.com is reporting the following:
Robert Whittaker, the pastor of Gwinnett’s Be Encouraged Ministries, has been in jail since February.
Whittaker is accused of using a disabled man’s credit cards to make thousands of dollars in purchases.
Snellville police are asking any potential victims to come forward.

A new watch.

A girlfriend’s trips to the salon.

New wheels for a friend.

Cops: Gwinnett pastor charged thousands to disabled man’s credit cards photo

A Snellville pastor has been in jail for more than two months, accused of commandeering a disabled man’s credit cards — and opening new ones — to purchase those luxury items and more.

Police are searching for other possible victims.

Robert Whittaker, the founder and pastor of Be Encouraged Ministries, was charged with exploitation of a disabled adult on Feb. 5. He has remained in the Gwinnett County jail — a place he’s very familiar with — since.

Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said that Whittaker’s latest legal troubles began when he “offered to care for” a disabled church member with short-term memory loss while his wife was at work.

“While caring for the man, (Whittaker) convinced (the victim) to open credit cards at various locations and authorize him to make charges on the card,” Whitehead said. “… Whittaker also opened credit cards in the victim’s name authorizing (Whittaker) to sign and make charges.”

Whittakers’ alleged purchases included a new watch, hair appointments for a girlfriend and car repairs and new wheels for a friend.

The alleged victim’s wife reportedly found out after she started getting calls from creditors “wanting payments on accounts she didn’t know they had.”

“She said she contacted Mr. Whittaker by text and told him that she knew he had been spending their money and would have to pay it,” an incident report said. “He said he would in a text back, (but the victim’s wife) hasn’t heard from him since.”

Online records show Whittaker’s most recent arrest was his 12th in Gwinnett County, with prior charges ranging from aggravated assault and drug trafficking to driving without a license. In a video on the Be Encouraged Ministries Facebook page, the pastor talks about growing up in Buffalo, snatching purses and robbing drug dealers.

Here is a youtube.com video of this thief  pastor.

“Pastor Whittaker was incarcerated for robbing and selling drugs until he decided to change his life and worship GOD,” the Facebook page says. “He is a real dude that doesn’t judge anybody for who they used to be but encourages them for whom they will become.”

I think you should be encouraged to stay away from this man and begin to listen to God for yourself instead of every person who comes by and pretends to know God.

Snellville police are asking any other potential victims to come forward. Detectives can be reached at 770-985-3555.