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Oil Well

Jackson, TN

#1 Jul 2, 2011
How long is this church going to go without a perm. pastor? What is taking so long to find one?
opinions

United States

#2 Jul 2, 2011
It's cheaper to have a speaker than a pastor. Though I'm sure the official reason is that they simply haven't found a good match.
Royal

United States

#3 Jul 2, 2011
The longer they wait the more families leave. Majority seem to migrate to Englewood. At this rate, this church will have 50% less members than just a decade ago.
With so many leaving and no real prospects for a pastor it is zero surprise the budget has declined double digits over last few years and rumors of growing financial strain to pay for that large church.

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#4 Jul 3, 2011
A few families run the whole church. The demise began when Tidwell left.
Oil Well

Jackson, TN

#5 Jul 3, 2011
I hope thaey take a LOT OF PRIDE in RUNNING IT INTO THE GROUND.
WillJms wrote:
A few families run the whole church. The demise began when Tidwell left.
guest

Detroit, MI

#6 Jul 3, 2011
"Pops" & "Mrs. Pops" (as she wierdly calls herself?) are part if the problem. New pastor @ WJBC needs to clean house.
Afew

Jackson, TN

#7 Jul 3, 2011
WillJms wrote:
A few families run the whole church. The demise began when Tidwell left.
Are the Leathers One?
Guest

Jackson, TN

#8 Jul 3, 2011
I don't think so. I think they were big Tidwell advocates. The ones that try & run the church are some of the "younger" crowd.
guest

Jackson, TN

#9 Jul 3, 2011
Yep. Church that big shouldn't have someone who's the college AND children's minister!! Both of those ministries in a church that size should be busting at the seams that it would require a minister for each area. just another way to cut corners because there's no money coming in to pay somebody. But I'm sure it was a "God thing" as they call it. I'm sure Robin was "called" to do both.
guest

Jackson, TN

#10 Jul 3, 2011
guest wrote:
"Pops" & "Mrs. Pops" (as she wierdly calls herself?) are part if the problem. New pastor @ WJBC needs to clean house.
LOL!! His wife is nuts. She puts all sorts of crap on Facebook bout the church & I don't know how she keeps her job @ Union
Old Member

Detroit, MI

#11 Jul 4, 2011
We left a long time ago. When your choir still wears robes, sings out of hymnals only, and is stuck 20 years ago it's time to move on. I caught a sermon one morning on tv and almost fell asleep. They don't want a pastor. Then they may actually not run the place anymore.
Yes

Jackson, TN

#12 Jul 12, 2011
After Ken Hindman, Jason Pyron, and Jerry Tidwell all were gone, the church just started falling apart. When Wendell Lang was asked to be the permanent pastor, few people know that Brother Jerry Tidwell was actually asked back...but because of the one "no" vote by Teresa Lane, he couldn't come back. Instead, the church got stuck with Lang who had is priorities for this church all wrong. Honestly, I think he wanted to make this church like his church in Oklahoma. Hence, he brought in staff that he personally knew from Oklahoma and eventually returned back to where his mind was the whole time...Oklahoma. Indeed, the church is getting smaller by the week, but that cannot be blamed on lack of effort in the search for a pastor. If God hasn't placed a pastor in his right church home by now, then God has better plans for the future. Needless to say, financially, things need to happen soon. I'd had to see WJBC go down. So much history and memories there.
I, like many others, quit going when the best pastor and ministers started leaving. If Ricky Clark leaves, I honestly feel like WJBC has nothing going for it except for the good Christian families who are left and the faith in God's plans for the future.
Wow

Jackson, TN

#13 Jul 12, 2011
Old Member-I hate that you think worshipping God is affected by whether you sing an old hymn from a hymnal or a praise song from the screen. Or if you are so distracted by the choir wearing robes. Church is not a place we go to be entertained, it is a place where you worship our Savior and become more equipped to take the gospel to a lost world. I find it sad that people will come on here and bash a church, be it WJ, EBC, Fellowship, etc. Then I'm sure you go to church on Sunday and act as if you haven't been tossing stones all week. If you are truly there to worship, God will speak to you through a hymn, a praise song, a "boring" pastor or even a child. We all have to answer to our heavenly father some day and I pray you reevaluate your heart. FYI, Pops has a true heart for students, be it child or college student. He is an amazing minister and I find it sad for so called brothers and sisters in Christ to throw him and his families name out to be bashed. I am in awe of what people have said here and on the EBC forum. There is no wonder people called Christians hypocrites. We sing and pray on Sunday, then we gossip and lie Monday thru Saturday. I pray you look deep into your own life and make some changes.
info

Somerset, KY

#14 Jul 14, 2011
Yes wrote:
After Ken Hindman, Jason Pyron, and Jerry Tidwell all were gone, the church just started falling apart. When Wendell Lang was asked to be the permanent pastor, few people know that Brother Jerry Tidwell was actually asked back...but because of the one "no" vote by Teresa Lane, he couldn't come back. Instead, the church got stuck with Lang who had is priorities for this church all wrong. Honestly, I think he wanted to make this church like his church in Oklahoma. Hence, he brought in staff that he personally knew from Oklahoma and eventually returned back to where his mind was the whole time...Oklahoma. Indeed, the church is getting smaller by the week, but that cannot be blamed on lack of effort in the search for a pastor. If God hasn't placed a pastor in his right church home by now, then God has better plans for the future. Needless to say, financially, things need to happen soon. I'd had to see WJBC go down. So much history and memories there.
I, like many others, quit going when the best pastor and ministers started leaving. If Ricky Clark leaves, I honestly feel like WJBC has nothing going for it except for the good Christian families who are left and the faith in God's plans for the future.
you have no clue as to what you are talking about concerning Jerry Tidwell coming back. There is a lot to that story!!! AND if you no longer go there how do you know it's getting smaller by the week! I have family and very close friends there now and was a very faithful active member for many years until my family moved and I understand the church has had quite a few join and also many baptisms in the last several months. And don't even go there with your talk about Wendell Lang. I was there most of the time he was there and I knew him well. I know where his heart was. It's funny how you can say that God has something better in the future but somehow apparently God had no hand in what happened the previous years.
Yes

Jackson, TN

#15 Jul 16, 2011
info wrote:
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you have no clue as to what you are talking about concerning Jerry Tidwell coming back. There is a lot to that story!!! AND if you no longer go there how do you know it's getting smaller by the week! I have family and very close friends there now and was a very faithful active member for many years until my family moved and I understand the church has had quite a few join and also many baptisms in the last several months. And don't even go there with your talk about Wendell Lang. I was there most of the time he was there and I knew him well. I know where his heart was. It's funny how you can say that God has something better in the future but somehow apparently God had no hand in what happened the previous years.
Ummm. I was there, too. And I know very well what was going on. I know the "story". I was very close to both Jerry Tidwell and Lang. This is an opinion forum. Do not criticize mine.
Question

United States

#16 Jul 18, 2011
Who got a free roofing job from the same company that put their employers roof on?

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