Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Seems that the Church Of God In Christ is falling apart in Houston, Texas. You may recall the story we posted on Bishop Rufus Kyles two years ago about the allegations that he had sex with a minor (see article below). Well, Kyles won his appeal, but the General Borad will not reinstate him as bishop and pastor. His daughter shared a status on her Facebook page exposing the full details.
WARNING: This is a COGIC and Texas Southeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction post. If you are not COGIC or uninterested in the COGIC world, please stop reading now….
Good morning, All! It has recently been brought to my attention that representation from the Standards & Extensions Committee of the National COGIC will be in Beaumont on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 during TSE #1’s Ministers’ and Workers’ Meeting. The purpose of the Committee’s presence will be to canvass the pastoral support for Bishop Johnny Tates in accord with the illegal polling that was conducted in August 2016. Please recall that Bishop Porter conducted a polling at Mt. Rose COGIC at the end of the TSE #1 2016 Convocation. Bishop Tates (then Superintendent Tates), Pastor Destry Bell and several other pastors, participated in a polling that was spearheaded by Bishop Brandon Porter. The purpose of the polling was to determine who the pastors of the jurisdiction would prefer as their leader IN THE EVENT BISHOP KYLES WAS NOT REINSTATED. Please note that at the time of the polling, Bishop Kyles was still on suspension despite the fact that the statute of limitations for bringing his case to a resolve had already elapsed. Bishop Kyles remains on suspension at the time of this post. In a subsequent meeting held at Williams Temple COGIC, Bishop Porter stated that Bishop Blake’s desire was to appoint Bishop Tates as the jurisidictional prelate of Texas Southeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Keep in mind that Bishop Kyles has been left out of the loop as it relates to the goings on of the Jurisdiction. Again, please understand that he is on suspension; he has not been removed!!!! The disrespect and total disregard of his presence is ridiculous! (I digress.)
On March 3, 2017, Bishop Talbert Swann II, Asst. General Secretary of the National Church distributed “AN APPLICATION FOR PASTORS AND CHURCHES SEEKING MEMBERSHIP IN A PROPOSED NEW JURISDICTION.” [See attached photos.] Three days later, on March 6, 2017, Bishop Tates distributed the Application to several pastors within Texas Southeast First soliciting their support of him and requesting that they return the completed Application to him during the upcoming Ministers’ & Workers’ Meeting. It has not been verified whether Pastor Destry Bell distributed the same.
Sadly, none of this information was passed along to Bishop Kyles from anyone in an official capacity. As I previously stated in prior posts, Bishop Kyles’ case is still on appeal. The last notification Bishop Kyles received was that his retrial would take place next month during the April Call Meeting; however, on Wednesday, March 8, Bishop Porter attended a meeting with the members of Evangelist Temple and was unable to provide any intelligence as it relates to Bishop Kyles’ retrial. Bishop Porter did conduct a Q&A session while at Evangelist Temple, and one question that came to the floor was when Bishop Kyles’ retrial would take place. Bishop Porter explicitly stated that he did not know! The problem with that response is this: AT NO POINT HAS ANYONE FROM THE GENERAL BOARD OR THE BOARD OF BISHOPS NOTIFIED BISHOP KYLES THAT HIS RETRIAL WOULD NOT TAKE PLACE IN APRIL!!! However, the National Church continues to engage in and encourage activity that would potentially cause the dissolution and demise of Texas Southeast First.
Bishop Porter came to Evangelist Temple on Wednesday night to address the concerns of some of the members. Most of the questions were petty and not worthy of being repeated here. What is amazing to me is that neither Bishop Kyles nor anyone from his support team has been successful in acquiring any intelligence from the National Church, but a handful of petty members can voice their petty concerns and Bishop Porter is on a plane to Houston.
Bishop Kyles’ case is “going down in history” as Bishop Porter stated so eloquently this past Wednesday night. However, what is also going down in COGIC history is the disparity with which this matter has been handled – or should I say MISHANDLED. Yes, Bishop Porter is correct (I know y’all never thought you would hear me say that), but only to a limited degree. Unfortunately, there is an entire jurisdiction that is being intentionally misguided by the actions of the National Church. While these pastors are being prompted to support someone else as the next jurisdictional leader, NO ONE from the National Church has effectively communicated with the current leader.
I believe in the freedom of choice. I also believe that whatever choices we make should be made with adequate intelligence, and only INFORMED decisions should be made. To those pastors who are considering signing the aforementioned Application, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SIGNATURE THEREON WILL, IN EFFECT, COMMIT YOU TO THAT JURISDICTION FOR A MINIMUM TIME PERIOD OF ONE YEAR.
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Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) Bishop Rufus Kyles Stripped Of His Jurisdiction Due Allegations He Has Gotten A Minor Pregnanted–Get The Details On How It All Went Down During The 65th Annual Women’s Convention NOW!!! Edit this entry
Just In as of 3:23pm Eastern Standard Time! Bishop Rufus Kyles stepped down as pastor of Evanglist Temple Church Of God In Christ due to the allegd allegations of sexual mis conduct. It is said that his case is going before the Grand Jury for allegedly having sex with a female minor!!!
Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Many of you may not be aware that at every national meeting of the Church Of God In Christ the General Board uses that time to meet in person to discuss matters of the church and make decisions. In addition to the General Board meeting Bishop John Henry SHEARD, Chairman of the Borad of Bishops, meets with all the jurisdictional prelates in the church to discuss and resolve matters of importance. Prior to the close of the 65th Annual Women’s Convention a matter concerning Bishop Rufus Kyles, prelate of the Texas Southeast Jurisdiction of the Church a of God In Christ (COGIC) came up in the bishops chambers that was actually tabled so that it could be delt with by the General Board.
According to wonderful members of my Obnoxious Street Committee that just so happen to be bishops in the church started blowing my phone up. This information was so smoking hot it came by phone call, text message, e-mail, and social media. All of the stories were almost identical. Obnoxious Media refers to inform you that according to our sources the General Board requested Bishop Kyles be suspended for a year. Now it was unclear if his suspension is pending investigation or as the results of an investigation. It is times like this when our work is most difficult and that is when we find ourselves reporting on people we actually like. Bishop Kyles is the nicest man and a great preacher that has allegedly been found in error. Unfortunately he is rumored to be overtaken in a fault that will ultimately coast him his goal chain.
Dressed in his purple shirt and clergy collar Obnoxious Media received word and photos that Bishop Kyles sat on the coveted COGIC National Platform along with his fellow brothern as if he had not just been stripped of his life’s work. Now it is said that his long time adjunct Bishop Kirk Thompson was not desired by the pastors in Texas Southeast Jurisdiction to serve as their interim bishop. Rumor has it that Thompson was not born into COGIC, but was a personal friend of Bishop Kyles and joined the denomination after Bishop Woodard passed and Bishop Kyles was appointed the jurisdiction.
The word form several very reliable sources is that Bishop Charles Edward Blake will fly to Houston on Thursday of this week to meet with the men of the jurisdiction himself. It remains to be seen just how this decision will alter the course of the church. Now we know that all unrighteousness is sin according to The Word, but it seems that in COGIC the rule only apply when you are not liked. Now to be fair to Bishop Kyles and we will admit we are biased because we like him, he is a nice man and a good preacher. What is Bishop Blake going to do about all the other bishops with basterd babies and we can start calling the roll with fellow members of the General Board. As election year vastly approaches this is the time to walk humbly before voting delegates in the church. In fact some men became bishop and the world knew they had bastard babies, like Derrick Huttchins for example and so many others. Why should Bishop Kyles be singled out? Should Rufus be made to wear a scarlet letter when so many other COGIC leaders are known whore mongers as well?
Now the rumor is this lady could be a minor that just might be expecting a little tax write off in nine months, but the jury is still out on that one. It is also said a member of the Genral Board had a baby by a minor as well. Again election year is coming and it is going to get interesting to say the least. It is fair to say the fight is on and we will be watching to see who will still be standing at the close of the meeting of the General Assembly of the Church Of God In Christ during the Holy Convocation in 2016 because it is time to go to war and you better draw blood!
Now get to reading a text message sent to Obnoxious Media by a member of our Obnoxious Street Committee below:
Hey Son this is Dad, I am going to have my adjutant text you what just went down about Rufus Kyles so if you see an number you do not know that is why! Man you blow my mind how you get information faster then I do and I am right here at the meeting and you at the NBA playoffs!
The Bishop Rufus Kyles, prelate of Texas Southeast Jurisdiction of the Church of God In Christ has been reported to have step down as the jurisdictional leader because allegedly be was found in a inappropriate relationship with a minor. Its not clear yet if any charges have been files on Kyles, but the leadership of the COGIC will be in on this Thursday to make some decisions about the jurisdiction. Members of the jurisdiction say he will be placed on a one year suspension from his responsibility as Bishop. Bishop Kyles has already been named in a lawsuit along with Bishop Enoch Perry & Bishop Charles Blake involved in a issue with trying to take more than $1 million dollars worth of church property. When Kyles was to appear in court he was a no show. The plaintiff in that matter was awarded $900,000 in damages. Kyles is quickly proving himself to be a liability in leader. We will
find out more as Bishop Blake will be in Texas this week. It will be interesting to see how the national church will handle this situation especially since it involving a minor.
Read the post that appeared on COGIC Abuse website about Bishop Kyles and the lawsuit mention in the e-mail sent to Obnoxious Media below:
HOUSTON, TX – A lawsuit being adjudicated in Harris County Texas’ 133rd District Court alleges that COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles Blake, Sr., Texas Southeast First Jurisdiction Bishop Rufus Kyles, Bishop Charles Brown II and newly minted bishop Enoch Perry, III acting on behalf of the denomination’s General Board, were responsible for the theft of over 1 million dollars of intellectual properties and items from a church location . The Church of God in Christ, Inc. is also a named defendant.
The plaintiffs Dr. Patricia Brown-Johnson and Interfaith Interdenominational Ministries, Inc say that in 2005 Bishop Kyles accepted Brown-Johnson as a member of his jurisdiction under a special program due to COGIC’s prohibition of female pastors. Brown-Johnson was to be given the designation of “Special Alliance Supervisor”. Kyles later offered to buy a Baytown, Texas church owned by Brown-Johnson and while in possession of the property, sold or allowed to be sold equipment and other items not contained in the agreement. The agreement went sour when Kyles refused to close on the property.
When Brown-Johnson sought to get the items returned through church leadership channels, she was asked by Presiding Bishop GE Patterson (deceased) and then General Secretary AZ Hall (deceased) not to pursue criminal charges and that the church would recompense the losses. Church leaders wanted to keep the issue private and handle it “internally”.
Brown-Johnson stated in the lawsuit that she contacted the General Board and was instructed to provide extensive documentation because [she was told by Enoch Perry] Bishop Kyles was going to be “defrocked” over the incident and a trial was to be held. She was repeatedly assured by GB bishops that her property would be returned and she would be compensated for any unreturnable losses. Based on these assurances, she did not file criminal or civil suits.
But after providing the evidence to the satisfaction of Enoch Perry, Charles Blake, COO Charles Brown and other defendants, the evidence disappeared. Brown said the items would be returned after Blake reviewed them. Documents and program she had written and copyrighted later resurfaced as COGIC related documents.
In March 2010, she received a letter from Enoch Perry stating that nothing would be compensated or returned. The good ole boy bishop’s club circled the wagons and begin denying that Brown-Johnson was ever given any assurances of compensation or justice. Brown-Johnson subsequently filed suit.
Bishop Rufus Kyles never responded to the lawsuit and never showed up in court. In a July 2012 judgment the court found in favor of the plaintiffs and awarded $900,000 in damages plus court costs and interest until the amount was paid. COGIC’s current legal strategy is to get the case dismissed. The next hearing on that is April 21st at 11 am. You can read the actual lawsuit and judgment under Letters and Documents.
“My Spiritual Heritage has been stolen from me”
An Education specialist with a degree from Sam Houston State University, Brown-Johnson told Report COGIC Abuse, “My Spiritual Heritage has been stolen from me!”
brownjohnson“I am being blackballed by chief leadership in the Church of God in Christ Church Organization which I have laid my life down for and sacrificed for so many years.
I trusted the men of God, Bishop Charles Blake, Bishop Charles Brown, Judge Enoch Perry and now deceased Bishop Chandler Owens. [They said] No matter how long it would take, Interfaith church and I would be compensated for all losses.
My true proofs copyright venues placed in their hands are worth $1,000,000.00 apiece. They have four. Even in a witness protection program with my life under threat, special alliances were made for compliance with request made by the General Board through Judge Enoch Perry.
I need to recover my losses so my children and my life can move forward. Interfaith church can move forward.
Judge Enoch Perry and the IRS have Kyles’ original police reports. We only want what is due us rightfully. I did not have Bishop Kyles and pastors arrested per the General Board’s request because they wanted to settle within the church. The witness protection and life protection program had to be handled in a way that my true location was not disclosed from 2004-2011. Bishop Chandler Owens did everything he could to resolve this until he became ill and passed.”
Nonbiblical COGIC Bishops
These are inglorious acts on the part of COGIC’s leadership. However, as we have reported for many years the facts of this case come as no surprise. The defendants in this case are no strangers to Report COGIC Abuse. Under Enoch Perry’s disastrous reign as chief legal advisor, COGIC leadership has employed unscrupulous tactics against its own unwitting members. As they did with Brown-Johnson, false promises are made to avert court cases only to later capitulate. All four have been involved in numerous cases of sexual, judicial and administrative abuses in the last five years.
Bishop Blake – Read here, here and here
Bishop Charles Brown – Read here, here, here and here
Bishop Rufus Kyles – Read here and here
Bishop Enoch Perry – Read here, here and here.
The bible is clear and there’s no shadow of turning in its qualifying instructions for the man who would be bishop. Titus 1: 7-8 For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. (our bold).
When it comes to the flesh and sex, a bishop must exercise self control and discipline. Otherwise, with the magnitude of his influence and the attraction of his persona, his charisma will bring him numerous opportunities to indulge himself sexually and financially. If he does not exercise due diligence in his sexual life (apart from his wife or 100% celibate if single) he will endanger the flock and invite the same spirits to have free reign among those under his jurisdiction.
Secondly, 1 Timothy 3:7 adds this qualifier: Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
A bishop cannot have a bad character/reputation report. This doesn’t include false accusations, it means that there must not be a consistent cloud of suspicious/ungodly/unseemly behavior following him due to his own actions. This extends even to the unsaved. They must not be able to “spot” the bishop’s life inasmuch as his ethics is concerned.
If this is not valued, the bishop will “fall into reproach by giving way to the excesses of his former life [of sin]. Apparently, and with a preponderance of evidence, these COGIC bishops have no resemblance to what is shown in scripture.