Update! We are pleased to see that our sister in Christ, Jenna Ellis, has announced that she has withdrawn from this conference, wisely not wishing to associate or break bread with unorthodox men. We commend her faithfulness and thank our audience who reached out to her.
See our newest update HERE.
Christendom is gearing up for one of the wildest conferences in a long time – an event so rife with bad theology, character defects, and misguided spirituality and purpose that it’ll be the closest thing to the Christian version of the Fyre Festival there will ever likely be.
Billed as “America’s Revival,” the promo material states:
It’s time to Make America Godly Again.
Join thousands of other God-fearing patriots as we gather for three days of powerful preaching, heartfelt worship and a call to prayer for our nation. This is not a time to bow down. This is not a time to back up. This is a time to unify, lock arms and declare war on the Satanic agenda that seeks to destroy our families, our values and our nation. It’s time for the church in America to have revival.
Consider the cast: ‘pastor’ Greg Locke, Clayton Jennings, ‘pastor’ Tony Spell, ‘pastor’ Joshua Feuerstein, Draylin Young, Joseph Lupetz, Ken Peters, Mike Lindell and Jenna Ellis.
To get it out of the way, we have nothing against Lindell, Ellis, or Ken Peters. By all accounts, they are the outliers in this mess and we would plead with them to cancel this event and end their participation in this horror show.
As for the rest: Tony Spell, Draylin Young and Joshua Feuerstein are all Oneness Pentecostals and they deny the Trinity. Take a look at Spell’s website’s statement of faith
The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper.
Draylin Young‘s Church is no different. this statement is a common one, as it is copied and pasted from Oneness churches everywhere.
“We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).”
Update. He confirmed on Facebook as well:
Then you have Clayton Jennings. This post serves as a larger summary of his many acts of sexual malfeasance but to summarize while working as an evangelist he would routinely groom and lure women for sex, lying about it, denying it for years, and then once exposed slammed the women and doxed them, while blaming them and lashing out at anyone who called him on it. He was put under church discipline by his church, which also pulled his ministry license. They began the restoration process but quickly had to cease it when Clayton refused to cooperate. His church released a statement that said in part:
Clayton has chosen to reject instruction from God’s Word regarding spiritual leaders and repentance, as well as the counsel of HSC yet intends to continue in ministry. In November, we removed his license, we have made many attempts to correct him and he refuses to submit to the authority of Harbour Shores Church…We are deeply saddened by Clayton’s decision and ask that you pray for his repentance and restoration. Additionally, we believe it is not appropriate to participate in any of his ministries, social media activity or related business ventures…We are grieved by Clayton’s sinful choices and we continue to pray for all those affected by his sin and for his repentance.
There is also Greg Locke. Our journalist exposed his affair with his church secretary (a woman whose wedding he officiated and then later counseled to divorce her husband). To do so, we had limitless accounts of his adulterous relationship from his (now former) church members and local community. At the time he called us liars and swore there was nothing to it, but then admitted to his church that indeed he had fallen in love with his secretary, but it was only after he put his wife on a bus to a homeless shelter and justified divorcing her for an alleged mental illness.
We sent a reporter to interview his wife (we still have the audio), who told the tale and gave us photographic images of him telling her to go “f&## herself,” all the while he was living it out adulterously with his mistress. The article is here, and the rest of them are here.
We don’t know much about Jospeh Lupetz, other than he is a charismatic self-styled prophet who beliefs in the prosperity gospel and heavy in the name-in-and claim-it, your words create wealth sort of stuff. As far as Ken Peters, he is a pastor and founder of the Church at Planned Parenthood. He freely associates with Joshua Feuerstein and Greg Locke, appearing at events together and defending him as his friend, but his overall theology is more or less sound, as far as we can see, and he is free from public scandal. Truthfully, he’s one of the most faithful people on that list.
Still, what a motley, ragtag bunch. These are the people who are going to bring revival to America? Through preaching and worship and sound biblical doctrine?
May God help us all.
We would encourage people to tag @JennaEllisEsq on Twitter and share this post, warning her of the mess of theological trash and unrepentant personalities she’s about to walk into.
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