Tim Stevens Clarifies the “50 Most Influential List” Controversy

Tim Stevens over at Leading Smart happens to be a friend of John Vaughan, president of Church Growth Today and confirmed that in fact, contrary to what the abpnews.com article tried to imply, Vaughan did in fact provide Jason Christy with the list of the 50 most influential churches.  In other words, the list is legit.

Stevens went on to state that:

John Vaughan is a friend of mine, so I decided to go right to the source. I spoke with John today and it appears that Ms. Elliott was incorrect. John did provide the list of influential churches to The Church Report. Although he was aware of some of the accusations, he decided to partner with Jason Christy one more time.

Enough said.  Again, thanks to Tim for setting the record straight.Hopefully, abpnews.com will correct at least this part of their article.  Check out the press releases from Vaughan and Christy as well on Tim’s blog.  Peace.

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2 thoughts on “Tim Stevens Clarifies the “50 Most Influential List” Controversy

  1. This article exposing Mr. Christy is already bearing fruit:

    1.) Mr. Christy’s fake Impact America PAC is gone. It was taken down on August 10, 2007. It was at http://www.ImpactAmerica.net; an archive of the site is still available online at http://web.archive.org/web/20070429060409/http://www.impactamerica.net/

    2.) Potential and present advertisers have been warned that there is no print version of “The Church Report.” Christy has removed the print advertising rates from his website. An archive of the print rate card is still available online at http://web.archive.org/web/20070811195731/http://www.thecronline.com/mediakit.pdf

    3.) Ministries that contributed editorial content have been notified that their good names were being used to give credibility to a scam.

    4.) Past errors are less likely to be repeated. It is highly unlikely that any ministry will appoint Jason Christy to a leadership position, or that he will be given a national platform to speak for people of faith.

    5.) Past victims of Mr. Christy’s scams have a sense of justice. Those that have felt intimidated by Mr. Christy have some relief.

    6.) The chances of success for future fraudulent schemes by Jason Christy have been dramatically diminished.

  2. Yikes! Thanks for posting all he links. I hope this guy allows God to get his life together because right now, it’s a mess and the havoc he’s created. I’m really sorry for the Christian businessmen and businesswomen like yourself who have been victimized. This simply should not be happening.

    And what in the world is the ECFA thinking?

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