Pastor Dr. Mark Cummins & his new Ch...
Caution

Orlando, FL

#21 May 12, 2009
I would be very careful with someone who has this type of track record. Everyone loves to say...."those other people just don't see what I see". Family members typically don't deal with the control issues that are present in leadership settings and wonder why others are so "mean" or "bitter". Only long term fruit will show the truth. Even Judas said the right things in public. People who are good at control and manipulation often have a following that seems to be based on the right things. People close to them can't figure out what is wrong with everyone else. I have seen this many times with pastors and others. They look good, but as you get close their motivation can be about themselves and their kingdoms. Don't be fooled by public action. Pay attention to the real fruit. Is self sacrifice really evident in Time and Money? Do they expect others to sacrifice in ways they don't sacrifice? Do people love to work under their leadership? Do they try to control all aspects of the church? Do they look to others and listen to their advice? Do they have a mentor who is older that they listen to and talk about? Do they only gather people around them that they can control and agree with them and shun all others?
These are just some things to ask when dealing with leaders that seem to have control issues. Don't just brush things under the rug when so many godly people seem to be seeing warning signs. I am hopeful that hundreds of people are wrong about the character of this pastor.....but I wouldn't just write it off to "bitter people" ......that is fruit too. I know eventually the truth will rise to the surface and bring freedom. In the meantime I would have limited trust for someone with this history.
Road Runner

Gainesville, FL

#22 May 30, 2009
whatsup wrote:
Mark Cummins is of the devil. Can't wait till I hear he has resigned. I hope this humbles him in some way.
Please tell me what or who are a "Devil". The last time I check I was informed that the Devil Home is the Church.(?)
HisDiciple

AOL

#23 Jun 7, 2009
First of all, to Steverino, you are a very bitter person. Our church, under the leadership of Pastor Mark, is doing wonderful things for the Lord. We are a very mission minded church with an active outreach to the community. The men in the church Pastor Mark has surrounded himself with who are in places of leadership are well known to me. They are not only strong committed Christians but they also are leaders in the business world here in Ocala. They are all men of high character. It's funny you were wondering about the church in PA. There was a group from there at our first service as a new church. I have read blogs from people who claimed that Mark doesn't preach Jesus Christ. This couldn't be further from the truth! We continue to receive a blessing each week through Pastor Mark's sermons while following along in God's Word. I pray, Steverino, that you will ask God to remove the bitterness in your heart. Also, I will be glad to give you the report you want a year from now. God Bless!
LovingKindness

Jacksonville, FL

#24 Dec 18, 2009
What is so great is to see Christians attack other Christians. I think this truly brings many people to know the real Jesus and shows how we can spend countless hours bashing one another all the while the hungry, orphaned, poor, widowed, single parents, needy in all areas are sitting around asking where is God if you claim He is real.
So let us all continue on our good works to bring the lost to a Christ full of self centered, pious, hatred spewing from our mouths because of our own hurts and anger.
In Jesus name.

Since: Apr 07

Miami

#25 Dec 19, 2009
LovingKindness wrote:
What is so great is to see Christians attack other Christians. I think this truly brings many people to know the real Jesus and shows how we can spend countless hours bashing one another all the while the hungry, orphaned, poor, widowed, single parents, needy in all areas are sitting around asking where is God if you claim He is real.
So let us all continue on our good works to bring the lost to a Christ full of self centered, pious, hatred spewing from our mouths because of our own hurts and anger.
In Jesus name.
Why can't we just help the people who need help WITHOUT tainting the act with silly religious mythology?
Bogirltj

AOL

#26 Mar 6, 2010
Praise GOD Ocala was blessed with such a wonderful and spiritual man of GOD! I live in South Florida and my family lives in Ocala. When in Ocala I visited FBC and left the sanctuary filled with the word of GOD prior to Mark coming on board. THEN I visited when Pastor Mark was there and WOW did I jump up with joy to hear a man preach the word of GOD with grace and passion to each and everyone of us. GOD BLESSED the Church of Hope with a man on fire for Jesus Christ. All you people passing judgement better get that plank out of your eyes ! I love you Mark Cummins and you keep doing exactly what GOD is telling you - PREACH AND TEACH GODS WORD. With Christ you walk the walk my friend. If you ever decide to move away from Ocala, we will take you here with open arms ! Be Blessed in Christ Mark-Theresa Hall, Stuart,Florida

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#27 Mar 9, 2010
First Baptist Church of West Hollywood was a nice church...full of nice people...that was before this Mark person came in...it is now a shell of its former self and the people that made it what it was before Mark...are gone...and off to other churches...he ruined that church.
LOVE Honest Truth

United States

#29 Apr 16, 2010
Watch Out!!! Look what is going on now and get into the Bible verse by verse and Study and check out this leader.
HisDiciple

AOL

#30 Apr 17, 2010
OK Steverino, I'm gladly responding to your request to let you know where I am today, one year from your last hate filled blog, about something and someone you obviously know nothing about. I can truthfully say that during this past year, Mark has shown himself to be a compassionate, spirit filled man of God, who is diligently leading the Church of Hope to actually live out our Christianity by reaching out to those in other countries and right here in Ocala. I pray that the Lord will replace the immence hatred that seems to be in your heart. We have a wonderful church that is just seeking, through Mark's leadership, to be all that Jesus Christ wants us to be. God Bless You!
Truth

Auburndale, FL

#31 Apr 19, 2010
How many pastors or leaders he (Mark) took with him from his first meeting after leaving from First Baptist Ocala are still working with him? That is only a year plus, right? If they are not why are they not there? What is going on in the Church of Hope? God knows the Truth and he knows each of our hearts. We as "christians" can say anything and go so far as preach from a pulpit, but remember, God Knows the TRUTH and Knows what is in your heart. We all are ONLY accountable to HIM. Let's give Him all the GLORY and get out of the way and controlling people should seek the help they need. We should be in God's Word and seeking Him for the truth and direction. That is a problem today, very few Read the Word, Study it and Really know it and hear from God personally. Run to church a quick hour or so and listen to other's teach this is a challenge for all who read this. Get into the Bible and Study the Word and allow God to speak to you and not depend on others to interpret His Word. He will talk to you. I had a Sunday School teacher every week told us to go home and test the truth (what he was teaching we were to get into the Word ourselves). Here Capital Word is the Bible. I would like to hear the TRUTH what is Really going on at the Church of Hope. Will be waiting. God's Blessings to All.
gator

Miami, FL

#32 Apr 20, 2010
MARK CUMMINS Jim Baker child molesting priests Jim Jones I could go on and on rats nothing but rats.Lazy bastards who live off of your donation money,fine upstanding men of GOD like Jimmy Swaggert,tell me how to live a blessed life jimmy after you drop your hooker friend off.I guess i have been lucky in life and strong willed enough not to sit and listen to someone else tell me how to live a moral life. gator 3/16 be a man. Where is the next RATpreaching this week.
Yazmira Castro

Port Salerno, FL

#33 May 13, 2010
First I would like to express my sorrow for what the people of FBC went thrue. I hope today they are at peace and God's work getting done at their church. Now, I don't know the exact workings of a church's administration or management, and I don't know what exactly happened with Pastor Mark Cummins, what I do know though is that thanks to him I am now a Christ follower. Thanks to his teachings I was able to open my heart and soul to Jesus Christ. I was a member of FBC in Hollywood, and I was a very troubled person when I first started attending his services. It didn't take long before God's Word, which was so incredibly expressed by Pastor Mark, started breaking that hard shell inside me. I let GOD into my life and accepted him as my savior thanks to the gift that God gave onto Pastor Mark. He reached me and I will always be infinitely thankful. I don't know what he did to make all of you fellas as mad as you are, but I do know and I speak with conviction, that Pastor Mark changed my life forever. I was very saddened to know that he was leaving us at West Hollywood, and I am even more sad to see he was not welcomed in his new home. He does have God in his life and if at any point he did something wrong, he deserves to be forgiven. That's what Jesus would do! God be with you all!
fmartinez

Ocala, FL

#34 Jun 4, 2010
Mark Cummins is of the devil. Can't wait till I hear he has resigned. Reply: I hope this humbles him in some way. I've been going to Church of Hope now for 1yr and 1/2 and I enjoy pastor Mark's teachings. He is a spirit filled preacher and speaks strictly from the Word. If you had any kind of discerment or were led by the Spirit you would understsnd and appreciate his messages. No he won't tickle your ears and might step on toes but that is what the Word is all about. Iron sharpens iron.QUOTE]
HisDiciple

AOL

#35 Jun 27, 2010
I am wondering what is going on in the lives of some of the people who have posted such hate filled comments regarding Pastor Mark when they don't even know him. We have two services every Sunday and the members of Church of Hope are loving, Spirit filled people. Also, there are many leaders in the community in our congregation who are strong Christians and depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance. It seems from some of the comments I have read here, some people want to think the members of The Church of Hope cannot think for themselves and just blindly follow Pastor Mark. The bitterness in your hearts will only harm you! You need to be very concerned about your own walk with the Lord.
Ron Droske

Meadville, PA

#36 Aug 15, 2010
I follow Jesus Christ, the most hated "man" to have ever walked this planet. I do not find it strange at all that Mark is so hated...after all, he walks the walk, and talks the talk that my Bible teachs. I am confident that the seeds he was used to plant in Florida, will build God's Kingdom. I would say 'You're the best Mark', but I won't...I will say YOU are the best Jesus...and Mark, you're the best example I have seen so far in 10 years of being saved!!!
Gladiator Felix Legions

Miami, FL

#37 Aug 30, 2010
HisDiciple You depend on the holy spirit and your precious pastor Mark ask him to make a couple of house payments for you he will tell you where to put your Holy Spirit. I depend on my Gladius and my own strength see you in the FORUM.
HisDiciple

AOL

#38 Sep 20, 2010
Gladiator Felix, While you are depending on your "Gladius", we who are at Church of Hope are spending each worship service with our bibles open, going verse by verse while Pastor Mark preaches spirit filled sermons from the Word. Throughout the week the ministries we have done consist of helping to build houses, supply food, clothes and minister God's Word to those in need. Our church has also paid utility bills for many.
Honestly, from your comments it is obvious you don't really know Mark Cummins. By the way, regarding your remark about me depending on the Holy Spirit, are you actually discounting the power of the Holy Spirit?
Gladiator Felix Legions

Miami, FL

#39 Sep 21, 2010
Ita Roma Victor
Barb Maeske

Windermere, FL

#40 Jan 9, 2011
Mark Cummings is a God inspired pastor led by The Holy Spirit.Each week he leads his church according to the Word of God Not the word according to Mark. May God continue to keep him inspired as well as strong.
GATOR

Miami, FL

#41 Jan 11, 2011
Barb Maeske wrote:
Mark Cummings is a God inspired pastor led by The Holy Spirit.Each week he leads his church according to the Word of God Not the word according to Mark. May God continue to keep him inspired as well as strong.
Mark Cummings is a man who lives off off peoples donations,to lazy to go out and get a real mans job he would rather feed off the money his weak sheep throw at him every sunday,he is a wallet inspired pastor like all the lazy rats.

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