One of the “black holes” in the industrial ‘church’ where money vanishes never to be seen again is the mysterious “church-building fund.”
It’s not unheard of for professing Christians to donate money to a “church-building fund” for years, even decades, and the building still isn’t paid off and the project never comes to fruition.
Take GOD TV for example.
You could say that GOD TV is the European version of TBN (the Trinity Broadcasting Network), with all of the usual shady suspects, ear-itching false teachings, and financial scams.
It was co-founded by Rory Alec and Wendy Alec in England and first launched in 1995 as “the Christian Channel Europe.”
The Christian Channel Europe eventually rebranded as the God Channel in 1997, then God Digital, and later as GOD TV in 2002.
It is currently headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Plymouth, England, and Jerusalem, Israel.
On October 2, 2014, GOD TV announced that Rory Alec resigned due to a “moral failure.” Wendy Alec is now the network’s President and CEO.
The GOD TV Revival Prayer Centre In Plymouth, England
The Wikipedia entry for GOD TV states that “GOD TV is building a Revival Prayer Centre in Plymouth, England which is set to be open to the public in 2015.”
On January 7, 2014, UK newspaper The Herald reported that “GOD TV recently secured a 25-year lease on the Millennium Complex in Union Street, Plymouth, which is now being transformed into the GOD TV Revival Prayer Centre. The building has already been gutted and major structural renovations can now take place after planning permission from the Plymouth Council has been granted.
“We’re inspired by the regeneration happening in Plymouth, and God has given us the ideal building to serve both the local community and our global audience,” said Rory Alec, who is GOD TV’s CEO. “We now want our viewers to share in the consecration of the building, setting it apart for God’s purposes, before structural work commences.”
“GOD TV is known for its revival broadcasts including The Bay Revival from the USA and the Healing Awakening LIVE to the Nations from South Africa,” said Wendy Alec, who is GOD TV’s Director of Television. “We hope to feature established and emerging speakers in Plymouth, who will stir up believers, challenging them to fulfill their God-given calling and reach out to their family and friends to bring the life-transforming power of the Gospel to their community.”
The building, which was once a nightclub, will cost between £5-7 million to convert into a 1,400-seater conference venue.
The completion date for the Revival Centre was set for October 1, 2014. But the date has been pushed back to 2015.
Benny Hinn “consecrated” the Revival Prayer Centre at the Plymouth Pavilions on January 30th, 2014. The purpose of this “consecration service” was to create a bunch of empty hype and keep GOD TV supporters excited — nothing more, nothing less. It was all for show.
Do You Know Where Is Your Money Going?
People traveled from all over the world and the UK to get a sneak peek of the Revival Prayer Centre.
With euphoria and starry-eyes, they anointed the building with oil, prayed over a stone altar, and exclaimed how God would “show up” and bless the nations “through this building.”
Laying all emotion aside and using some discernment, GOD TV supporters need to ask themselves, “where is your money going??” and just HOW LONG will it be before the building is open to the public?
Brother Justin in the UK set out to investigate the matter and get some answers.
What he discovered is that the building is just sitting there. No construction crews. No sounds of hammering. No builder skips. No nothing. Not even a can of paint. Just a rusty raggedy building with overgrown weeds and graffiti. See the photos and video below.
If you’ve donated money to GOD TV in the past, let that be your last donation. Don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of and financially exploited any longer.
Ask God to give you discernment and show you the truth, and He will. He will reveal much more than what I have shared in this article.
GOD TV is a wealthy business — they don’t need your money. If you send them money, you are giving to the rich (which is a sin) and enabling deception by helping them promote false prophets and doctrines of demons around the world.
Give to poor Believers (starting with your own family, friends, and neighbors) and poor preachers who need material support to preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the Lord.
“But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.” (2 Peter 2:1-3)