SLAM

Frankfort, KY

#21 Oct 1, 2010
I have heard bad things about the church years ago.
I was hoping to find an old member to ask about it.
Stuff like using up church funds to keep the tv station afloat.I was down there about 10-12 years ago & asking directions for the church & almost everyone I asked didn't have anything good to say about it.
jumper

Morgantown, KY

#22 Oct 1, 2010
One time they were begging for public support and John came on the show bragging about his sail boat trip to Burmuda.
ChurchGuyInc

Tennyson, IN

#23 Oct 5, 2010
I remember seeing John Price laying hands on a friend of mine who was standing in a prayer line at the church. As soon as he laid hands on my friend Price's hands went flying back over his head and he had to take several steps backward to keep from falling over backwards. I asked my friend what happened and my friend told me that he sensed that John Price was a wicked man and that he had rebuked the devils that was inside him before Price had tried to touch him.
i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#24 Oct 5, 2010
ok now you have someone who was there. At one time John Price was differnt that he got to be when all this stuff went on. He always a little stuck on himself. I dont think that he really got the big head until they got on television and started getting a taste of what he thought to be the big time. John Price did change and he changed a lot. I cant judge him but I can comment about what I have seen. He did like the finer things in life and he loved to travel all over the world. He did like to be seen and to have people think that he was a big shot.
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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#25 Oct 5, 2010
Before channel 19 things were differnt. At one time, they were just on the local cablevision channel 3. They had the Sunday morning church service as well as another program called TownTalk. After channel 19 went on the air, A program called "Help On The Way" and the power begging started. It wouldn't have been so bad if when the money from the telethons came in if that money would have been used to pay the bills and stay out of debt. Stalls and Price had to have big expenseive cars and take trips all over the place, and that's where too much money went.
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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#26 Oct 5, 2010
They didn't have much accountability, and most businesses in the local area would not give them any credit. I guess in this way, they followed in the footsteps of The Happy Goodman Family, by being dead beats when it came to paying bills. I think that John Price really started to change for the worst when They were forced out of Life Temple and started Life Christian Center.Somewhere John Price started telling the young people of the church that he (J.P.) was God's messenger to them on this earth. And that they serve God by serving God's messenger.
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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#27 Oct 5, 2010
John and his wife, Cindy, then had the youth of the church doing all their house cleaning, yard work, Washing, waxing, and detailing their cars, and running arrends just about every day and to my knowledge never paid anyone a red cent for all the work done. I know, I did a lot of work and never had anything even a thank you for it all. Many families left the church there because of this.

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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#28 Oct 5, 2010
The young girl that he got involved with did chase after him. I mean look, He was very good looking to the point that a lot of us girls did think he was hot. He was a guitar player, He could sing, He was the guy that any girl would want for a boyfriend. The only thing was that he was married and for most of us, that ment that he was off limits. This girl was only 14 when the affair started. No matter how much she chased after him, He was a married man and he WAS the adult. He should have used his common sense and stayed away from this as he should have known that it would cause trouble. Look at how other TV preachers fell because of sex scandles.
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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#29 Oct 5, 2010
I remember that he used to boss Cindy around telling her that she had to do this and couldn't do other things. He did treat her like crap, and every could see that. He must have had the idea that he was so big and powerful that the law didn't apply to him as it did to everybody else. He kept going on that the girl consented to all the sex. Well a girl under the age of 16 cant consent not even if she had rubed it in his face.
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i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#30 Oct 5, 2010
I think that John Price was a good person and in some ways still is. Nobody is perfect. He should have used his brain and thought out just how much there was for him to lose in all this and as you can see now, he has lost just about everything he had. I really feel sorry for him. Some of you reading this might know who i am. I am just 2 years older than the girl he was involved with. She was and I hope still is a friend. We did have a lot of fun at church back then. If they would have just stayed happy with having a church, things might have been fine. If you have anymore questions about what all was going on just ask me on here. I will tell you what I saw.
also there back then

Clarksville, TN

#31 Oct 5, 2010
I was there back then,

i have no idea who you are .. I may have some ideas, but I won't do the guessing game. But I do agree with a lot of what you said. I was in the younger group of the church though. The woman that he did this with was my Sunday School teacher, if that tells you anything.

John Price was a very conceited man. He thought he was God's gift to women. I do remember him teaching the young people that he was God's messenger and for us to serve God, we had to serve him. I also did a lot of work for him and Cindy as well as in the church.

I think John Price had a problem with sex in general. I was there back then, do you remember the Sunday morning he came forward with another lady in the church and confessed their infidelities and asked to be forgiven? This is something he didn't just do to one person. When he came forward that Sunday morning, my family decided to forgive him and stay at the church. After all, John Price is human and makes mistakes.

When the news broke about the woman that pressed charges against him, it was the breaking point for my family. We then left the church and went elsewhere.

I felt so bad for Cindy and his two boys. Cindy was a wonderful woman and she stood by him through thick and thin.

I miss everyone from Life Anew. I hope they are all doing well and I wish John Price and his family well too.
jumper

Morgantown, KY

#32 Oct 5, 2010
I wonder if he will go back into the ministry when he get's out of prison?
Wasted Time

Madisonville, KY

#33 Oct 5, 2010
i was there back then wrote:
They didn't have much accountability, and most businesses in the local area would not give them any credit. I guess in this way, they followed in the footsteps of The Happy Goodman Family, by being dead beats when it came to paying bills. I think that John Price really started to change for the worst when They were forced out of Life Temple and started Life Christian Center.Somewhere John Price started telling the young people of the church that he (J.P.) was God's messenger to them on this earth. And that they serve God by serving God's messenger.
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So very true, however...some thing's arent exactly told as the truth.I should know, I was involved with the whole group both in Television, and the band. It was Johnny's Band, and if you didnt play a song exactly as it was ''HIS WAY'' or No Way. I didnt have any problem in telling him to Go To Hell once while on the platform on a sunday morning for playing a song in the way I felt it should have been played,. They Used our family for nothing but Money, and when it was gone, we left and didnt return to church for several yrs. Johnny was extremely concieted, stuck on himself larger than life itself. As far as them paying bills, both Johnny and Preacher Stalls thought/figured everyone "Owed" them...so why pay the bills? Thats why they did the all night telethon's then took trips out of the country.He(Johny) cost me my marriage, all because he couldnt keep his second head in his pant's where it belonged, and I am sure Cindy knew, she was just affraid to confront the Idiot.Who Slaps thier wife across the room because he didnt get a napkin with his chili?...who? John Price.He had a Temper like that of Satan, and if you wasnt one to Bow down and kiss his arse, then you was considered to be a Sinner. John Price is no different than Jim Bakker, or Jimmy Swaggert.....Give a Man the Power to think they are better than everyone else around them, and watch life unravel.

The Kicker in al of this : when his brother Roger was out w/ Swaggert, and the Affair with the hooker came out, Johnny told Roger to get away from that situation, the same time Johnny was screwing every young girl he could get his johnson into.Talk about being a 2faced conciet... Jumper, I think he is in a Prison Ministry now...I heard he was someone's "*itc*..
also there back then

Clarksville, TN

#34 Oct 5, 2010
I have no idea if he will go back into the ministry or not. The funny thing is, and anyone that was there like I was, I believe will agree with me. He knew the bible inside and out, up and down. He was one of the best pastors you could ask for, when it came to the word of God. I believe his problem was that he also took what he felt was right or wrong and added it into his teachings.

I remember there was a certain way he wanted the young people to dress and wear their hair. It had nothing to do with the bible, but rather what he preferred. I also remember that he enjoyed calling others out in front of the congregation. He would deliberately embarrass people to make a point.

He thought that the youth shouldn't date. In his mind, God would send you the person you were to marry and you didn't need to date them to know if they were the one for you. When you met that person, you would automatically know. He didn't allow the youth to go to the movies either. He was very controlling of everything and everyone.

I think that deep down, he was a good man, but he became very power hungry and that changed him. I can remember doing things in the church or at his home as a favor or to help out, and didn't get so much as a thank you from him. He would just tell everyone that it was expected of them to do these things, because serving him meant serving God.

If he does go back into the ministry once he gets out of prison, I'm not sure many people would welcome him as a pastor. That's just my opinion.
Wasted Time

Bowling Green, KY

#35 Oct 5, 2010
also there back then wrote:
I have no idea if he will go back into the ministry or not. The funny thing is, and anyone that was there like I was, I believe will agree with me. He knew the bible inside and out, up and down. He was one of the best pastors you could ask for, when it came to the word of God. I believe his problem was that he also took what he felt was right or wrong and added it into his teachings.
I remember there was a certain way he wanted the young people to dress and wear their hair. It had nothing to do with the bible, but rather what he preferred. I also remember that he enjoyed calling others out in front of the congregation. He would deliberately embarrass people to make a point.
He thought that the youth shouldn't date. In his mind, God would send you the person you were to marry and you didn't need to date them to know if they were the one for you. When you met that person, you would automatically know. He didn't allow the youth to go to the movies either. He was very controlling of everything and everyone.
I think that deep down, he was a good man, but he became very power hungry and that changed him. I can remember doing things in the church or at his home as a favor or to help out, and didn't get so much as a thank you from him. He would just tell everyone that it was expected of them to do these things, because serving him meant serving God.
If he does go back into the ministry once he gets out of prison, I'm not sure many people would welcome him as a pastor. That's just my opinion.
Yes, he was a Power Hungry Self Serving Pr*&K...and yes, he never gave a kind word of thanks to anyone if you did anything for him, but if you didnt....he had 100 reasons according to the book of Price as to why it should have been done. He did know the Bible inside and out, and would use that along w/ the book of Price to accomplish many thing's, mainly seeing which young girl he could intimmidate into the sack. There were several young ladies whom he bedded with that wasnt his wife, and for Cindy to be so Nieve to all that was happening around her, well lets say she needed her head examined also!!!
also there back then

Clarksville, TN

#36 Oct 5, 2010
Wasted Time wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, he was a Power Hungry Self Serving Pr*&K...and yes, he never gave a kind word of thanks to anyone if you did anything for him, but if you didnt....he had 100 reasons according to the book of Price as to why it should have been done. He did know the Bible inside and out, and would use that along w/ the book of Price to accomplish many thing's, mainly seeing which young girl he could intimmidate into the sack. There were several young ladies whom he bedded with that wasnt his wife, and for Cindy to be so Nieve to all that was happening around her, well lets say she needed her head examined also!!!
It's hard for me to believe Cindy was that naive. I have often wondered just how much she knew. There were several times he would have sex with these girls/young ladies in his home with Cindy in a nearby room. How could she have possibly not known? And I completely agree about the book of Price. I was a member of the church for almost 10 years and saw these things taking place. I also found out after the fact that he was coming after a few other girls next, myself included. I for one am very thankful my family chose to leave the church when they did.
Wasted Time

Madisonville, KY

#37 Oct 5, 2010
Cindy was VERY Nieve...in fact, once when we was in Ohio...back in the mid 70's, Johnny was caught in Cindy's room, and she was not much over 16yrs of age then. He had the Best of Everything, but it wasnt good enough.I also witnessed him Busting her across the face( Back-handed her) for not getting him a napkin when they had a trailer on Grapevine Road. He Had a Nasty Temper. He Once threw a songbook at me, and it was the last time he did so, I nailed him in his nose.The Book of Price was a very real book, and if one didnt believe , they was told they would bust HELL wide Open. It was always Johnny's way or Doomed to Hell you was, and look who is in prison now? Guess that book was a false prophecy. I have No Use for Johnny Price...may he Rot in the Hell he put himself in...we are free, and he's the one who's Locked up. He is where he nelong's.
Wasted Time

Madisonville, KY

#38 Oct 5, 2010
Last word is Belongs....in his own Private Hell

Since: Oct 10

Clarksville, TN

#39 Oct 6, 2010
I know John treated Cindy like crap. I witnessed it first hand and very often. She was one strong woman to put up with that man as long as she did. I also can't help but feel sorry for those two boys. They had a very rough life with him as their dad. Thank God they turned out to be good kids and are doing so well.
i was there back then

Madisonville, KY

#40 Oct 6, 2010
Cindy knew what was going on, she was just smart enough to know that she had better keep her mouth shut or shhe would get a beating from John. She is so much better off today with that murdock guy. I really wonder what is going to happen when John gets out of prison. How many people is he going to try to make them pay for what happened to him. One of these days some girls dad or brother is going to take care of him and he will get what's comming to him.

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