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Excerpt: “There is a plethora of YouTube videos demonstrating the audacious antics of these Televangelists. Benny Hinn is a prime example along with Creflo Dollar and TD Jakes, but for what its worth, their influence is amazing in its magnetic ability to draw tens of thousands to their assemblies.  Additionally, the music in these assemblies changed dramatically to resemble more of a rock concert than that of the more somber predecessors. It’s ironic to see them decry the debauchery of the fallen angels and their sinful ways, while they haughtily display the love of monetary abundance, success and notoriety.”  For the full narrative, links and videos please check out my blog
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CIA Involvement in Fundamentalist Churches

Pastor, You Might Have CIA Agents In Your Church!
Can Megachurches Deal With Mega Money in a Christian Way?
Megachurches
The Moscow Station, CIA Spyware, and the Prosperity Gospel Mega-Church 
Connection
EXPOSED Churches Accepting Bribe Money from Government To Deceive Attendees
CIA Illuminati Busted!! Television Mind Control Exposed!! 2015

Wayne Madsen Report  December 11, 2005
Mega-churches, New world order Agendas Exposed! 2015 (Church of Tares)
The False “Church System” Deception

Hidden Scams of Churches

Top 10 Richest Pastors in the World – 2017 List Updated
Top 10 Richest Pastors In the World — 2017
Web of the Illuminati  By Kevin Tucker
Google Books
CHRISTIAN CHURCHES – THE DARK SIDE
CIA’S ‘CHRISTIAN’ FACTION; AMERICARES, PEDOPHILE RINGS, WOOLWICH, BIN LADEN
Christian evangelicals and the CIA
Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63
The Unholy Alliance – Christianity & The NWO Part I
The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 2 of 2)
The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 1 of 2)
A Conservative’s Lament 
HILLSONG CHURCH; SEX AND CIA CULTS
The super-sized growth behind megachurches
U.S. Pro-Coup Evangelicals Ally With Putin Inner Circle
The inescapable paradox of American Christian fundamentalism
Founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard said in 1948 that “You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, start a religion.” 
Some current members of the CFR include David Rockefeller, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, mega-church pastor Rick Warren and the CEOs of major corporations such as CBSNikeCoca-Cola and Visa.
Televangelists: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

EXPOSING FALSE PROPHETS AND PASTORS, TEACHERS AND THEIR DEVIL MISSIONS
EXPOSING E.A. ADEBOYE OF R.C.C.G CHURCHES WORLDWIDE!
Breaking News: Pastor E.A Adeboye Resigns As General Overseer Of RCCG Nigeria, Appoints New GO
İznik, historically Nicaea, town, northwestern Turkey. It lies on the eastern shore of Lake İznik.
How the Council of Nicea Changed the World
THE REFORMATION
What is the Apostolic Church, and what do Apostolics believe?
Index of Cults and Religions
176: I ACCUSE # 10: “CIA BEHIND MISSIONARIES IN LATIN AMERICA!”
Liberation Theology, the CIA, and the Vatican: A New Direction for Latin America?
Their Will Be Done
From the Archives Let the pope keep the kingdom and the glory — the CIA wants the power.
The Truth about Liberation Theology
ttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/kerry-walters/the-truth-about-liberatio_b_8927478.html
Ronald Reagan’s Legacy:
Eight Years of CIA Covert Action
by William Blum
Covert Action Quarterly, Winter 1990
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING SCANDAL EXPOSES CIA/FBI JUSTICE DEPARTMENT COVER-UP OF CRIME NETWORK
The Religious Right And World Vision’s “Charitable” Evangelism   by Michael Barker
The CIA and Pentagon: Enforcing the Monroe Doctrine in the modern age
In addition, the top hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in Honduras, including Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez, actively encouraged and supported the military coup plotters. In addition, the leadership of a number of Protestant fundamentalist churches in Honduras, many with links to right-wing parent bodies in the United States, also supported the coup leaders. Llorens, himself, has close links to the right-wing elements of the Cuban community in southern Florida who supported the coup against Zelaya and have backed similar operations against Chavez in Venezuela, Correa in Ecuador, President Evo Morales in Bolivia, President Fernando Lugo in Paraguay, President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, President Desi Bouterse in Suriname, and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina.
The U.S. government is the financial and ideological architect of the war against liberation theology. Repression, including the murder of priests, bishops, and catechists, is a predictable outcome of U.S. policy. Support for rightwing fundamentalist churches is another weapon in the LIC arsenal.” Whether or not agents of the U.S. government ordered the massacre of the Jesuits the U.S. is morally and practically responsible for their deaths and those of numerous religious workers. America’s Watch describes how the murder of the Jesuits and religious persecution generally fits into a pattern of psychological war consistent with LIC:
The government’s hostility towards church and relief organizations was particularly pronounced: In the period November 13 — December 14, there were 54 searches of 40 different church facilities and homes of church workers by Salvadoran military and security forces. Dozens of church workers received death threats and fled the country under government order or death threat, dozens more . . . were jailed and abused in detention, and numerous church facilities were ransacked. . . . The symbolic significance of the Army’s murder of the country’s leading academic and religious figures cannot be overstated: the deaths signal that, once again, no one is safe from Army and death squad violence. . . The Bush Administration has taken the position that the Jesuit murders were a dramatic departure from Salvadoran army policy, and represent an opportunity for President Cristiani to demonstrate that the army is not above the law. In our view, the murders were entirely in keeping with Salvador’s ten-year civil war. . . .Those responsible for almost every other instance of egregious abuse against Salvadoran citizens still enjoy absolute immunity.”5
CIA, UK Israeli Jewish Zionists Use Christian Fundamentalism For Mind Control ?

The Gladiators Altar, the new controversial initiative of the Universal Church in Brazil
Edir Macedo, Brazil’s Billionaire Bishop
Murder of Victoria Climbié
Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals
By SIMON ROMERO JULY 24, 2014

Secret Connections: LDS Church and the American Intelligence Community
The Global Impact of Canadian Evangelical Christianity
Many writers see the growth of Evangelical Christianity as an American plot fostered by groups like the CIA (Cf. Gifford, 1988).� Reality is, however, far more complex.� American evangelists influence Africans but African religion also influences North Americans (Poewe, 1988 & 1989).� Similarly, Canadian Evangelicals have a considerable impact on other Christians world-wide. Internationally known evangelists like Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), Leighton Ford, devotional writer Oswald J. Smith (1889-1986) all made significant contributions to the international evangelical movement.�
Similarly, Canadian theologians W. H. Griffith-Thomas (1861-1924) A.B. Winchester (1858-1943), John McNicol (1869-1956) Dyson Hague (1857-1935) William Cavan (1830-1904) and T.T. Shields (1873-1955) made significant contributions to the formation and growth of the Fundamentalist Movement in its initial, more intellectual, stage. (Marsden, 1980; Rawlyk, 1990a:158-171). Institutionally Canadians founded the fast growing Christian and Missionary Alliance (A.B. Simpson, 1843-1919), and the Sudan Interior Mission (R.V. Bingham, 1872-1942), while the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement received a major boost by the Latter Rain Movement that originated in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, in 1948 (Riss, 1987).
Today two uniquely Canadian educational institutions Regent College, Vancouver, and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, draw a sizable proportion of their students from around the world.� Even more significant is that fact that in Australia, Austria, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, the United States and several other countries there are now similar institutions explicitly modeled on the Canadian originals.
Was Jonestown a CIA medical experiment?
Haggard said that he believes wholeheartedly in the Bible, but that Christianity has “abandoned the application of the gospel” and that, as a result, too much time is spent on image management and damage control
In particularly disturbing info, Rios Montt was explicitly backed by the CIA–partly because dominionist churches explicitly described themselves as anti-Communist–and the present district church director for Ted Haggard’s New Life Church was the former director of the Bible Institute at El Shaddai (Serrano Elías church).
Satanism and the Born Agains
Are American evangelical organizations Illuminati fronts?
Included in this category are occult organizations, political groups which maintain secret membership, and also those whose interests span both areas. A prime example of the latter would be the Masonic Lodge P2, which served as the major operational hub for Operation Gladio, one of the longest-running and widest-ranging black ops in history. Ordo Temply Orientis, the Church of Scientology, the Temple of Set, the Roundtable Foundation, and other occult groups were likewise set up by people with strong ties to military and intelligence organizations. Some of this crossover can perhaps simply be ascribed to the personality of intelligence agents and occultists alike who enjoy the feeling of access to secret knowledge and power unknown to the masses. What attracts a certain type to one group might attract them to the other. Clearly though, the secretive nature of many occult organizations does make them useful sites to organize illegal activities out of the public’s view. A more cynical motive on the part of intelligence agencies might be to prey on the number of social outcasts and misfits who are often drawn to occult groups, whether to use them as MKULTRA-style test subjects (see Jonestown) or useful idiots/brainwashed patsies (see Sirhan Sirhan). Last but not least, intelligence agencies have shown a genuine interest over the decades in studying psychic phenomenon for espionage purposes, so keeping tabs on those who dabble in such areas might seem a sensible precaution.
WHY THE DEVIL ARE EVANGELICALS BACKING TRUMP?
BY GARY SCOTT SMITH ON 1/13/16 AT 3:57 PM
Churches, Angered by Disclosures, Seek to Bar Further C.I.A. Use of Missionaries in Intelligence Work  By KENNETH A. BRIGGSJAN. 29, 1976
Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation
John Judge  ratical.org  Sat, 28 Apr 1990 13:38 UTC
Conversion—CIA Target?
Written by Anonymous from Net | January 26, 2015
Megachurch
Globally, these large congregations are a significant development in Protestant Christianity.[7] In the United States, the phenomenon has more than quadrupled in the past two decades.[8] It has since spread worldwide. In 2007, five of the ten largest Protestant churches were in South Korea.[9] The largest megachurch in the United States is Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas with more than 40,000 members every weekend and the current largest megachurch in the world is South Korea’s Yoido Full Gospel Church, an Assemblies of God church, with more than 830,000 members as of 2007.[9][10]
If Evangelicals hate tyranny, they should be very wary of becoming tyrants. Nevertheless, Evangelicals will never see themselves as tyrants, because their faith commands them to be “missionaries for Christ”. This mandate engages them in a zero-sum game to convert the country, indeed the whole world, to their faith. Moreover, over the decades they’ve increasingly reached for more and more political power to achieve this goal. This is exactly what ISIS proposes, by trying to establish a global Muslim caliphate. The goal of religious extremists, regardless of faith, is always the same… Dominion.
Houston megachurch slapped with sexual abuse lawsuit over youth pastor’s behavior asks for prayer
 A Harris County family is suing Second Baptist Church for its alleged role in the sexual assault of a then 12-year-old girl. The lawsuit, filed last week, claims that Second Baptist youth pastor Chad Foster targeted victims under the guise of spiritual leadership.
The researchers found that Asia is home to the largest mega-church in the world, and currently there is no one that rivals in size. With a staggering 480,000 in weekly attendance, Korean Full Igreja do Evangelho got its start in the living room of one of its founding pastors. Headquartered in the capital of Seoul, it has grown into a multi-site megachurch with a branch in the US The organization was founded in 1958 and is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. He was directed by the new senior pastor Hoon Lee since 2008.
These are they who have gone to build outward temples, imprisoning, persecuting and asking people to give, manipulating the gospel to burden people to give money to beautify their stone temples.
You will hear a person say, ‘let’s go to the house of the Lord’ referring to a house of cement sand and stones. A dead house of stones is not a house of the Lord neither a temple. You are the house of the Lord. You are God’s temple.
Joyce Meyer’s ministry is autonomous. It’s not connected to the body of Christ, which is a unified body whose ministers all teach the same doctrines. The leaders of these self-contained mega-churches are competitors of God and of one another.
GRANDVILLE, MI – Resurrection Life Church has set up an account for donations to help victims of Ponzi schemer David McQueen.
McQueen donated $300,000 to the Grandville church from 2005 to 2009. He is serving 30 years in federal prison for running a $46 million Ponzi scheme.
Hero Worship and the Mega-church
 Everyone is looking for the next political, super-hero leader to move America back to greatness. In the American church, it is much the same. I don’t know that I have ever known a time when the church has been so enamored with mega-churches and super-hero pastors.  These tech savvy, mega-leaders make themselves larger than life and secure their enormous following through television, social media, and multi-site satellite congregations where people gather to listen to their message on huge theater sized screens
A Defense of Megachurches
‘Megachurches’: A Hidden Pillar Of Nigeria’s Economy
Pastors On Forbes List
Nonetheless, the surging popularity of the megachurches among the Christians who make up half of Nigeria’s 170 million population has propelled their preachers into the ranks of the richest people in Africa.
In 2011, Forbes magazine estimated the fortunes of Nigeria’s five richest pastors. Oyedepo topped the list, with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
The influence of the ‘Charismatic’ churches of Ghana and Nigeria cannot be underestimated or ignored. Religion’s impact, in the Ghanaian and Nigerian context, weighs in as a heavyweight force that arguably transcends that of political parties or ethnic affiliation. As these churches seem to understand the potential of ICTs to ‘create and unleash the developmental force of human socio-economic and political networks,’ governments in emerging economies could take note from the ‘Charismatic’ churches as they attempt to overcome the key challenge, as Rao (2005) describes, ‘to align the interests and strengths of various constituents of society and find their appropriate niches in the global information society.’ (ibid., pp. 274-5).
Biggest Church in East and Central Africa opened
Database of Megachurches in the U.S.
Mega Church Production – Running a Service for Thousands
Beyond the high-tech check-in lies a church that is as wired as any business in the country. Inside the 7,095-seat auditorium, the image of Pastor Bill Hybels is projected on large video screens, making him visible to everyone in the crowd. Miss a sermon, and you can catch it later via streaming video on the Web, and then surf over to a church blog to learn more about Gulf Coast relief efforts. They still pass the collection plate at Willow Creek, but they also accept automatic bank drafts. “We can tithe out of a bank account as soon as a check is deposited, so God gets the first fruit,” says Brian McAuliffe, CFO and director of operations.
These tech-savvy institutions are the fastest growing element in religious life in the U.S. “We’re finding about one a week,” says Dave Travis, who tracks megachurches in his role as executive vice president of church innovations at the Leadership Network, a Dallas-based research and consulting group that works with large churches. There have always been large congregations, says Mark Chaves, head of the sociology department at the University of Arizona, where he studies religion, organizations and social movements. But, he adds, the biggest got bigger throughout the 20th century, and the rate of growth has accelerated over the last generation. Historically, Chaves says, the biggest churches haven’t stayed the biggest for very long: “They get overtaken by the next cultural wave of innovation.” Increasingly, innovation is driven by technology, which is a large part of what has allowed megachurches to thrive. Says Travis: “One reason you’ve seen an explosion in megachurches is because of the technological progress that’s been made.”
Lakewood Church has $4 million worth of high-end video equipment in its state-of-the-art production facilities, and a pastor, Joel Osteen, who is a familiar presence on religious television. But it also puts considerable effort into reaching out to individuals and small groups. The touch screens that check in frequent attendees also print out name tags, and the huge e-mail list pushes out targeted information twice a week. “We tell people about speakers and topics and include links to our Web site, information and directions and maps, our new Bible-study program,” says Dodds, the executive director. “We attach photos and links to video of things you might have missed, and also ask people to tell a friend about us, to be marketers for us, because word of mouth is the best tool.”
Senior pastor Kong Hee heads City Harvest Church, one of a growing number of Singapore’s megachurches preaching “prosperity gospel” that blends spiritual and material aspirations.
The churches have ambitions to turn Singapore into a center for evangelical Christianity and to export their faith to the world. Kong was arrested and charged in 2012 with criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts.
The six church officials were convicted of diverting nearly $37 million in funds to advance the career of Kong’s wife, Ho Yeow Sun.

(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
Pastor Stan Mitchell Megachurch Embraces Practicing Gays Into Fellowship
Unintended Consequences of the Mega Church Movement
Megachurches = Mega Business
Serving as the CEOs of their industry, today’s megachurch pastors are not only spiritual leaders, but are business leaders in their communities as they move their churches forward in an increasingly competitive landscape.
Like A Drug: “Many participants used the word “contagious” to describe the feeling of a megachurch service where members arrive hungry for emotional experiences and leave energized. One church member said, “(T)he Holy Spirit goes through the crowd like a football team doing the wave. …Never seen it in any other church.””
Ryle’s Warnings: “There is a quantity of half-truth taught by the modern false teachers: they are incessantly using Scriptural terms and phrases in an unscriptural sense. There is a morbid craving in the public mind for a more sensuous, ceremonial, sensational, showy worship: men are impatient of inward, invisible heart-work.”
Top Ten Mega Churches in Accra
Religion on the go: has PrayerBox found a real sweet spot in Nigeria?
5. Leaders of organizations often become micro-celebrities
Celebrity culture is another inevitable problem of large churches. This is nothing new, even Paul and Apollos had to deal with it.
The problem is that celebrity culture can quickly deteriorate into factions, cronyism and narcissism. Even if the top leader is humble and thoughtful, that doesn’t mean his supporting leaders will be. Instead, they are often mediocre executives willing to tow the line.
In the worst scenario, micro-celebrity pastors start to take on the characteristics of cult leaders. The people who leave the churches often have harrowing stories of being belittled, pushed around or ignored because they didn’t tow the line.

GQ gets to know Carl Lentz, the man who brought Australian mega-church Hillsong to New York City. Watching Pastor Carl tromp around onstage before 4,000 hipsters in Chelsea boots—saving souls with the gusto of a televangelist but the effortless cool of the guy at the record store—it’s easy to see how one might be sucked in by Pastor Carl’s charisma.
Megachurches, giant congregations that can include up to 50,000 worshippers, have spread across the United States, wooing the faithful with a mixture of prayer and spectacle. The number of these churches has doubled in a decade — and their numbers are set to grow thanks to tough economic times.
Hidden Scams of Churches
HYPNOSIS IN CHRISTIANITY EXPOSED
Pimping Through Hypnosis and Mind Control
Exposing the Hypnotic techniques used in the ‘church’ today. Benny Hinn, TLR and others
The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
You mentioned the National Christian Foundation. I bet most of our readers haven’t heard of that, either. Can you tell us a bit about it?
The NCF was created, back in 1982 or so, to maximize hard right-wing evangelical Christian philanthropic giving. It was so novel and complex, the architects got a special ruling from the IRS, to make sure it was legal. The NCF has multiple overlapping legal entities and holding companies, but at the core is a huge donor-advised fund. The NCF is now the 12th biggest charitable foundation in America that raises money from private sources.
Since its founding, the NCF has given away over $4.3 billion, $2.5 billion of it in the last three years. The NCF gave away $601,841,675 in 2012—and is estimated to have given out $670 million in 2013.
Tucked next to two large hospital complexes on the northern perimeter of Atlanta, NCF operates so far under the public radar that even Parker’s hometown newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has never featured it in an article. But, with more than $450 million in assets, NCF is the sixth-largest donor-advised fund in the nation. As such, NCF serves as a conduit through which benefactors can funnel cash, real estate, stocks, and other valuables to the charities of their choice—and earn a bigger tax break than by giving directly to a private foundation. As a bonus, these funds virtually guarantee anonymity for the benefactor. It usually takes a minimum of $10,000 to open a donor-advised fund with NCF. Although the contributor does suggest where the money should go, the final decision rests with NCF.
1982 National Christian Foundation
In 2014, the National Christian Foundation was the fifteenth largest charity in America. It handed out $859 million during the year, and received more charitable contributions than groups like the American Cancer Society, Harvard University, and Habitat for Humanity. The foundation continues to grow dramatically, as it has since its 1982 creation.
The brainchild of three evangelical financial professionals, NCF was established to “simplify the process of giving, multiply the results, and glorify the Lord.” The founders created one of the first donor-advised funds designed specifically for Christian givers. They also focused on making it easier to donate non-monetary gifts—like an operating business—which most philanthropic organizations find too complex to handle. They are now national leaders in this work.
By streamlining the philanthropic process, connecting Christian donors with the wisdom and charitable choices of other givers, providing up-to-the-minute advice on Christian nonprofits, and offering definitive handling of complicated donations, the National Christian Foundation has become not only one of the most important religious philanthropies in the U.S. but one of the most innovative philanthropic organizations of any sort. Its grants to religious charities now exceed a billion dollars a year, and in 2015 reached a total of $6 billion since the organization’s founding.
1984 Leadership Network Helps Build Megachurches
When Angelus Temple opened in Los Angeles in 1923 with seating for 5,300, the
 megachurch was born. An evangelical Christian congregation led by a charismatic
pastor, committed to welcoming new believers, Bible-based but lacking conventional denominational boundaries, the new church drew huge crowds. Lakewood Church, founded in Houston in 1959, was another early example of the type. It was theologically conservative, racially inclusive, and popular from the start. By 1979 Lakewood was attracting more than 5,000 people to its services; today it is America’s largest church, with average weekly attendance of 43,000. (Megachurches are among the most integrated institutions in the U.S., averaging a 20-percent-minority mix of congregants, while Lakewood is 40 percent white, 30 percent black, 30 percent Hispanic.)
Megachurches are conventionally defined as those attended by at least 2,000 congregants per week. There are now 1,300 such churches in the U.S. (up from just 50 in 1970), housing about a tenth of all U.S. churchgoers, and they are continuing to expand in both size and influence. They include prominent institutions like the Willow Creek Church led by Bill Hybels, the Saddleback Church under Rick Warren, the McLean Bible Church founded by Lon Solomon, and the Potter’s House pastored by T. D. Jakes.
This vast expansion was driven not just by congregational donors but also by broader philanthropy. Bob Buford built a large network of cable television stations, but he was also a devoted Christian and in his mid-50s felt strongly drawn into the world of nonprofits and church-building. Buford had become close friends with famed management theorist Peter Drucker, who viewed America’s vigorous civil society of churches, charities, and helping organizations like the Salvation Army as secrets to the country’s success, and vital buffers between private interests and the state. Together they discussed what became the Leadership Network—a group devoted to helping the pastors of fast-growing churches thrive even more. Leaders of new churches with a thousand members or above would be brought together with similar peers so they could learn from each other, and be taught essentials of excellent management and oversight.
Bill Hybels and Rick Warren were just two of many church founders who benefited from Leadership Network training and resources as they grew their congregations to over 20,000 members. Bob Buford also joined with philanthropist Phil Anschutz to finance the Burning Bush Fund, which concentrated on planting new churches and cultivating new leaders to open churches. Pastors like Tim Keller, Larry Osborne, and Greg Surratt were aided by the fund as they built thriving, multi-campus evangelical churches. In a 1998 Forbes interview, Peter Drucker characterized megachurches as “surely the most important social phenomenon in American society in the last 30 years.”
A Catalyst that Fostered a Movement: Thoughts on Bob Buford and Leadership Network  Meet one of the most influential men in the church growth movement: Bob Buford. | ED STETZER
What you might not know is how that took place behind the scenes. You might not know how these teaching churches and their pastors became the new locus of learning for churches around the world—and how much of it happened because of Bob Buford, a quiet philanthropist in Texas, and his mentor, Peter Drucker.
Buford became wealthy in the cable television business and then decided to make a difference with his money. It was his influence that led to the rise of significant teaching churches, which has essentially replaced the Church Growth Movement and remapped evangelicalism and beyond.
As the Church Growth Movement was declining, new ideas, like those of Calvary Chapel and Vineyard, were on the rise. They changed the ways that churches worshipped and approached culture. Soon other churches took the new approach to worship and culture, and started to add a new approach to leadership.
About that time, Bob Buford decided to find what he called “islands of strength” in the church and invest in them. The hope was that it would lead to an exponential return. The investment paid off.
Buford helped take a new approach to ministry, a reinvention of American Protestantism, and fused it with leadership savvy, the principles he learned from Peter Drucker. Of course, Drucker was interested in the megachurch himself. He once told Forbes magazine, “pastoral megachurches are surely the most important social phenomenon in American society in the last thirty years.”
Together, Buford and Drucker made a huge impact on the direction of the church. Simply put, your church probably sings like a Calvary Chapel, but is led like a Saddleback. Those two men are part of the reason why.
Rick Warren Mentor Peter Drucker: “I’m Not A Born Again Christian”  
http://www.submergingchurch.com/2012/06/13/rick-warren-mentor-peter-
drucker-im-not-a-born-again-christian/
Published on Nov 15, 2009(2789 days ago)
An academy personally authorized and named by Peter F. Drucker in Asia.
A non-profit social enterprise with the mission of keeping alive Drucker’s
management legacy. China’s most authoritative organization spreading Drucker’s 
management philosophy.
1999, with the guidance and involvement of Peter F. Drucker himself, Minglo Shao,
Board Chairman of Bright China Group, founded the Bright China Management
Institute (BCMI). It was a social enterprise established soley for the research and
 promotion of the management insights of Dr. Drucker.
In 2005, Dr. Drucker personally authorized Bright China to use the name Peter F.
Drucker Academy in China. On April 18, 2006, the Drucker family officially granted
 Bright China the right to use Drucker brand exclusively in all training programs and
 certifications in China.
In 2006, the name of BCMI was officially changed to Peter F. Drucker Academy (DA).
DA continues its mission to impart the Drucker legacy to Chinese knowledge workers
and facilitate their study and practice of Drucker’s management principles. In the 
same year, DA was registered in Hong Kong as a non-profit organization: an 
extension of Beijing’s DA with the identical mission.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnFlD4vKdBc
Joel Osteen, Prophet of Profits: Fleecing The Faithful In America’s Largest 
Mega Church (Video)
The Story of the e-meter Part 5: Is It Fit for *Any* Purpose?  
https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/the-story-of-the-e-meter-part-5-is-it-fit-for-purpose/
Scientology: What exactly is it? 
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