What's hapened to Rose Hill Baptist C...
john

United States

#26 Jul 29, 2010
too funny wrote:
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we're glad you left
oh angie....i still luv ya baby!
Concerned

Addison, NY

#27 Jul 29, 2010
That's the problem "too funny"...those who somehow think that Ronnie Mayes is a "Godly" man don't care that many are leaving because they are blinded by the ignorance of how he truly is.

It speaks volumes when people leave a church and no one from that church calls or asks how that person is doing, especially the Pastor or church leadership.

If he is as "Godly" as you suggest, then wouldn't he do those things, even to the ones he might consider to be an adversary. Does the Bible not say to "love your enemies"?

Can so many people be wrong about him, ask yourself that question?

Charles Stewart was Pastor for many years, but the church grew and prospered...under Ronnie Mayes, not so much! God will not bless where sin abounds!
Duh

Broken Arrow, OK

#28 Aug 2, 2010
The fall started when they wanted to become known for their basketball program, they reached that stardom, downhill from there. As the Bible says "Everything has a Season". The business is failing because the money people have left.
SAY WHAT

Flatwoods, KY

#29 Aug 2, 2010
He without sin cast the first stone.
That 70s Guy

Waterloo, Canada

#30 Aug 2, 2010
Rose Hill is the most boring church in town.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#31 Aug 16, 2010
You're right, "That 70's guy"! Sounds like you've heard some of Mayes' "sermons". His favorite preaching topic is "Don't listen to any negative comments about your pastor', followed closely by "Support your Pastor no matter what". And to top it all he was supposedly hired because he was a "soul Winner" and "Evangelistic" preacher. Neither topic sounds very evangelistic to me.

Let's face it: Ever since the members voted NO on hiring Harold Cathey (one of America's great preachers and a fine Godly man) as pastor, and went to Arkansas and hired Mayes, nothing good has happened in Rose Hill church or school. God is punishing the members for doing such a STUPID thing.
My opinion

Port Deposit, MD

#32 Aug 16, 2010
I used to go to church and school there.

Personally, Ronnie Mayes was alright, but I didn't understand why they needed so much money in such an economically deficient time to build a useless building, when the money needed to go towards the teachers. They're hardly paid at all... many good ones leave because of it. That could be one of the greatest outreaches if they would allow it to be.

When Jim Fox was the youth pastor, youth attendance was really high, in my opinion, and I enjoyed church and I enjoyed the trips. When Chris Mays took over as interim, it was as good/better. When Brandon whoever got there? I stopped going, that's why I can't remember his last name. He was superficial and shallow, picked favorites openly and voiced his dislike for me to my face even though I had hardly been around him. I never went to youth group again, or participated in activities.

It's hard to find a good church anymore, and I really loved the members there, especially the older ones, but so many have left it is really not the same. I'd like to go back and be pleasantly surprised, but it just won't happen.
prodigal son

Broken Arrow, OK

#33 Aug 16, 2010
My opinion wrote:
I used to go to church and school there.
Personally, Ronnie Mayes was alright, but I didn't understand why they needed so much money in such an economically deficient time to build a useless building, when the money needed to go towards the teachers. They're hardly paid at all... many good ones leave because of it. That could be one of the greatest outreaches if they would allow it to be.
When Jim Fox was the youth pastor, youth attendance was really high, in my opinion, and I enjoyed church and I enjoyed the trips. When Chris Mays took over as interim, it was as good/better. When Brandon whoever got there? I stopped going, that's why I can't remember his last name. He was superficial and shallow, picked favorites openly and voiced his dislike for me to my face even though I had hardly been around him. I never went to youth group again, or participated in activities.
It's hard to find a good church anymore, and I really loved the members there, especially the older ones, but so many have left it is really not the same. I'd like to go back and be pleasantly surprised, but it just won't happen.
I went there a couple of weeks ago. The church was packed, the preaching was great, Ronnie Mayes, and they had a new youth pastor that came up to me and spoke. I probably went to school with you. I enjoyed it very much and will go back when I can stay in town on Sundays. Maybe I'll see you there.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#34 Aug 16, 2010
Just think about the long list of good Christian men and women who have left Rose Hill since Ron Mays took the helm as Pastor...The list is mind boggling!
He's run off good staff people and good faithful members both and the list keeps growing. Do you really think all those staff members went to higher paying jobs? Definitely not! Most of them left for much less money and some left with no job to go to just to get away from Mays! Several fine deacons have left and gone to other churches and several other good deacons just resigned and quit due to Mayes. Now think about it...Wonder why?

"Prodigal son" makes a good point. Rose Hill can't pay the teachers a living wage or give them even a small cost of living increase because they're too busy over paying the Pastor and his right hand personal assistant, John McGuire.
Bible Boy

Waterloo, Canada

#35 Aug 16, 2010
Rose Hill is hardly a Christian church. They don't even preach the truth there.
prodigal son

Broken Arrow, OK

#36 Aug 16, 2010
The Cleanser wrote:
Just think about the long list of good Christian men and women who have left Rose Hill since Ron Mays took the helm as Pastor...The list is mind boggling!
He's run off good staff people and good faithful members both and the list keeps growing. Do you really think all those staff members went to higher paying jobs? Definitely not! Most of them left for much less money and some left with no job to go to just to get away from Mays! Several fine deacons have left and gone to other churches and several other good deacons just resigned and quit due to Mayes. Now think about it...Wonder why?
"Prodigal son" makes a good point. Rose Hill can't pay the teachers a living wage or give them even a small cost of living increase because they're too busy over paying the Pastor and his right hand personal assistant, John McGuire.
I went back and read my post and didn't see where I said anything like that. I was complimentary to Mays and his staff. Everything I have ever heard from the pulpit at Rose Hill is completely biblical. Maybe that's what you can't stand.
amazing grace

Newburgh, IN

#37 Aug 16, 2010
hello all you faithful christians sitting here bashing a man, a church and a school...
does it make you feel good????
do you realize you are sinning????
may i suggest dont go to any church that you dont like!!!!
god will get you all for this!!!

fyi- if we were all perfect we would not need god or church!
No Thanks

Richmond, KY

#38 Aug 17, 2010
Harold Cathey would not have been good for Rose Hill and I can promise you that he has issues that you may not be aware of. I would not want to attend a church that Mr. Cathey lead.
tiger fan

Richmond, KY

#39 Aug 17, 2010
I have went there for sometime and think that Brother Ron is a great pastor. I don't know what it is that some on here think is so bad about him, he has been great to me and my family.
come on now

Tallahassee, FL

#40 Aug 17, 2010
evil wrote:
why do u care if u dont attend there???
does it effect your life???
gossiping and spreading rumors is a sin as well..
take care of your own, and dont repeat stories unless you know it to be facts..
chris hammond you are a freak and u will answer to god for all the rumors you stir!
Repeating anything even if it is a fact, is still gossip. But thinks anyhow christian for your worldly wisdom!
Concerned

Addison, NY

#41 Aug 17, 2010
You blind, blind people!!! Open your eyes!!!!
Theo

Warwick, RI

#42 Aug 18, 2010
This thread is a perfect example of why institutional Christianity ia flawed.
I believe

Tallahassee, FL

#43 Aug 18, 2010
prodigal son wrote:
<quoted text>
I went back and read my post and didn't see where I said anything like that. I was complimentary to Mays and his staff. Everything I have ever heard from the pulpit at Rose Hill is completely biblical. Maybe that's what you can't stand.
Paid preachers! Wouldn't believe a word they say! If their doing Gods work why are the being paid! I like my church! NO Gossip, no problems. Just myself and God! You people are the reason others turn away from God!
prev student

Port Deposit, MD

#44 Aug 18, 2010
The Cleanser wrote:
Just think about the long list of good Christian men and women who have left Rose Hill since Ron Mays took the helm as Pastor...The list is mind boggling!
He's run off good staff people and good faithful members both and the list keeps growing. Do you really think all those staff members went to higher paying jobs? Definitely not! Most of them left for much less money and some left with no job to go to just to get away from Mays! Several fine deacons have left and gone to other churches and several other good deacons just resigned and quit due to Mayes. Now think about it...Wonder why?
"Prodigal son" makes a good point. Rose Hill can't pay the teachers a living wage or give them even a small cost of living increase because they're too busy over paying the Pastor and his right hand personal assistant, John McGuire.
You misunderstood the comment, Prodigal Son was quoting me in the reply.

I honestly couldn't understand the need to build a new building, when the teachers need the money. The person who was saying if they're doing God's work, why do they need paid... well, it's like the PeaceCorps, you're still doing something good and you need to be compensated for it, especially in this day and age. Teachers in public schools hardly make any and have to fight for rights, and it's tough seeing wonderful, caring teachers make do with so little at Rose Hill.

Also, I don't see the problem with Ronnie Mayes, except the questionable issue of money... I feel people should give from the heart and not feel pressured or obligated to give, because that defeats the purpose, but that's just my humble opinion. He was always nice to me, his wife too. Their friends were nice. They seemed to be genuinely nice people, and as far as a Godly message goes, Mayes always seemed to nail it.
prev student

Port Deposit, MD

#45 Aug 18, 2010
prodigal son wrote:
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I went there a couple of weeks ago. The church was packed, the preaching was great, Ronnie Mayes, and they had a new youth pastor that came up to me and spoke. I probably went to school with you. I enjoyed it very much and will go back when I can stay in town on Sundays. Maybe I'll see you there.
Well, if you go on Sundays, I'll try to be there next Sunday. It's good to hear it's not too bad there, especially with a new youth pastor. I was so upset w/ Brandon Whatshisface. When did you graduate? the past 5 yrs or so?

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