me me

La Habra, CA

#41 Mar 7, 2010
How many have daughters young ladies that go to this church to congregate wouldnt want to know the truth of whom your daughter was dating??? I dated a man in this church who volunteers and puts many hours and time there that you wouldn't know what he does behind closed doors..I know that no woman should go through what I did with this man trusting he would keep his promises..a sister in the church told him he had a servants heart if she only knew the double life he lives...pornography narcotics fornication..he volunteers to hide his shame for what and how he lives
steven tillman wrote:
i attended free indeed christian fellowship for about 3 years i heard many messages by mark lewis he often said how he could not stand a liar. my daughter would spend time at his home and became close to him and his family. in 2007 we moved to las vegas and our daughter continued talking to them.in march our daughter ran away we believed she was at my nieces house.i recieved a phone call on 5/17/08 and was told that mark lewis sent money to my niece to bring my daughter to his house.i then called mark and he denied it and told me that he informed my daughter that she could not stay at his house.well,my daughter came home thank God and in fact mark did provide the way for her to get to california and let her stay in his home.by the way my daughter is only 15.i called mark to confront him about his lies and deceit and he just hung up on me only confirming to me that he did this.mark lewis should be ashamed of his actions. be very careful about getting close to so called pastors who lie. steve tillman
me me

La Habra, CA

#42 Mar 7, 2010
there is no hurt intrusting God and asking him to reveal what needs to be revealed...it does come out sooner or later how many would want to know to protect there loved ones ??? how many sisters at this church wanting to find thier partner wouldnt you believe that someone who helps so much and talks so humbly volunteering at functions wouldnt you think how that man loves the Lord?? but don't be decieved ..I pray now that I have been truely set free that everything he is doing might come to light at that church where he is at and has been going and that married woman he was being with while living with me that everything could be revealed...she is the woman that invited him to that church...lies he has known about God for a long time and uses it to prey on women who are looking for a companion with an honest heart..women wouldnt you want to know who he is to warn your loved ones in Christ??? may the Lord open your ears and open your eyes. I asked him to reveal as much as it hurt ...my boyfriend used me and didnt keep any of his promises and he always acts for pitty that he lives alone and his father brother passed away and is looking for a companion..he wont commit he just states that to get pity and acts like he is not being with anyone but actually sleeping with a few...it hurt so much I wouldnt wish it upon any person..betrayal the enemy uses it for us to turn from God may he have mercy on this man ...I reached out to help him thinking that he would do as he promised and when I needed the help he turned away.
steven tillman wrote:
i attended free indeed christian fellowship for about 3 years i heard many messages by mark lewis he often said how he could not stand a liar. my daughter would spend time at his home and became close to him and his family. in 2007 we moved to las vegas and our daughter continued talking to them.in march our daughter ran away we believed she was at my nieces house.i recieved a phone call on 5/17/08 and was told that mark lewis sent money to my niece to bring my daughter to his house.i then called mark and he denied it and told me that he informed my daughter that she could not stay at his house.well,my daughter came home thank God and in fact mark did provide the way for her to get to california and let her stay in his home.by the way my daughter is only 15.i called mark to confront him about his lies and deceit and he just hung up on me only confirming to me that he did this.mark lewis should be ashamed of his actions. be very careful about getting close to so called pastors who lie. steve tillman
me me

La Habra, CA

#43 Mar 7, 2010
prayer will bring things out to the light and yes we should let others know about being accountable of how we live behind our locked doors my x has been voluteering in this church for a long time he has pornography takes pills to get high lies to women young and older at this church in order to connect with his next victim..how many have a niece or your own daughter or see a single mother trying to find her companion in the church would you think that such a man can exist in a church YESS!! but do you want it hidden so no one could know??? or would you want it to be revealed to protect your loved ones???
steven tillman wrote:
i attended free indeed christian fellowship for about 3 years i heard many messages by mark lewis he often said how he could not stand a liar. my daughter would spend time at his home and became close to him and his family. in 2007 we moved to las vegas and our daughter continued talking to them.in march our daughter ran away we believed she was at my nieces house.i recieved a phone call on 5/17/08 and was told that mark lewis sent money to my niece to bring my daughter to his house.i then called mark and he denied it and told me that he informed my daughter that she could not stay at his house.well,my daughter came home thank God and in fact mark did provide the way for her to get to california and let her stay in his home.by the way my daughter is only 15.i called mark to confront him about his lies and deceit and he just hung up on me only confirming to me that he did this.mark lewis should be ashamed of his actions. be very careful about getting close to so called pastors who lie. steve tillman
me me

La Habra, CA

#44 Mar 7, 2010
yes but also the LOrd is a just Judge!!! should someone who does harm have not his pay??? the word of God stated that the truth shall set us free don't we want the hidden to be revealed ??? or is it that we want our sinful acts behind doors to be kept a secret what is it that we do behind doors that we want to hide so badly??? everyting comes to light...our best works and giving are like rags if we do them to clear our conscience. God the Father gave us his only Son Jesus Christ he is the ultimate sacrifice!!! nothing that we can do can wash away our sins...but we do good to others because he has comforted us and forgiven us..I pray that none of your sisters in Christ or loved ones fall in the arms of a decietful man with lies that are not kept and if you have a daughter may God reveal who is using the Lord for his own sinful satisfaction so they wont be lied to and used
unknown wrote:
It is sad to her how many people in Marks church are showing thier worldly side to get through to Steve, forget about him and forget about what he says ..if anyone knows PASTOR Mark than you know what a good guy he is, hes not perfect, scripture states that all men are liars and the only truth is God He is the truth...so we all lie, maybe not the way Steve is accusing Pastor, we know Pastor wouldnt just lie...and people shouldnt lie to him.I was lied on before and I just let it slide, theres nothing one can do when being accused,...This is the problem everyone wants to scream and yell and have a crappy attitude and think they can stand behind There anger for the pastor.no you cant!!!!...God is a Kind God and a gentle God and a God of forgivness. and we are called to be the salt of the world ..people see us and thirst for what we have, salt makes you thirsty,,,when was the last time you made someone thirsty?,..when they said wow I want what you have?...get back on the saddle people ..our Pastor was just healed..Amen
This is satan once again ..he wants to wipe pastor out...pray people on your knees..And Chalk it up for what it is...Pastor Mark if you read this...I love you my brother ...whoever showed this to you...shame on them..I miss you Pas and always will ...Your a wonderful Man of God with Godly Character, and you realize when you fall short and always apologize..thank you for loving God and teaching us even when you felt horrible...You Go Pas.....but dont go too far..
me me

La Habra, CA

#45 Mar 7, 2010
God have mercy on the people who take advantage of his lil ones that are growing in him...we must ask the Lord to reveal and let things come to light is it not true that there is many accusations already..we must be accountable of how we live at home and behind doors everything comes to light sooner than later are we not fools when we fear to hear the truth when it is revealed??
An Angel wrote:
1st Timothy 5:19 states "Do not receive an accusation against an elder except before two or three witnesses." You've violated this command sir by publicly posting such a comment.
Where are your wittinesses Mr. Tillman?
Moreover, the Bible teaches that They shall know us by our love, one for another... Where is your love sir?
Perhaps you should examine who it is your daughter is really covering up for? After all, she exhibited unstable behavior already when she ran away... Someone else helped her to run... someone close to you that she doesn't want you mad at. Why would she want you mad at someone who supposedly helped her?
me me

La Habra, CA

#46 Mar 7, 2010
God will lift your daughter up and renew her stregth as he has done for me he mended my heart and truely set me free!! my x boyfriend goes and has been going there to that church for a couple of years and actually having an affair with a married woman at that church while living with me I sincerely asked the Lord to open my eyes and he let me see what I needed to do is be accountable for how I was living and turn from sin. yes it is our job as his people to protect the weak as you did with your daughter and for the ones that are taking advantage of the young wow we want to protect them and dont want others to got through what we have surpassed because God had mercy on us..how many of the congregation would want to know of the name as an example the man I was dating to alert other women that there is always a cheater the sneaky devil dressed as a sheep in between his own.
steve tillman wrote:
<quoted text>
thank you tim for your comments.not only is "an angel"using scripture to cover for mr.lewis he/she is trying to shift the focus off of him and onto my daughter.i have seen people at free indeed made to step down from ministry for such things as gossip. mr.lewis needs to be held accountable for his actions. i find it amazing that my daughter has confessed her sin and repented but mr.lewis a pastor who preaches repentance has not.i can only hope that every time he gets behind a pulpit he will be convicted by the holy spirit for what he has done and repent.also there are quite a few people who are witnesses who seen my daughter at the lewis home.i hope the people who attend free indeed will see this post and hold their pastor accountable for his actions.
me me

La Habra, CA

#47 Mar 7, 2010
Paul Crouch had some strange advice for the leader of a cult-like group he had as a guest on his show in October 1994. "Sue the bastards!" Crouch instructed on his prime time Praise the Lord show.Crouch was giving his blessing to what pastor Phil Aguilar eventually did. Aguilar, leader of the notorious and scandalized Set Free Christian Fellowship, filed a frivolous lawsuit against Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, Calvary Chapel of Lake Elsinore and others for libel and defamation on February 8, 1995 in the Superior Court of Orange County, California. We, the undersigned ministers of the community, feel it is our responsibility to express our concern to the public regarding what we believe to be a potentially dangerous threat to all of those in the area, and especially the youth....we believe it is necessary to make the public aware of some of the accusations...against Phil Aguilar and "Set Free." These allegations include sexual misconduct and adultery within the leadership, financial improprieties, and a form of control over the members that is very abusive, physically as well as emotionally and spiritually.
steven tillman wrote:
i attended free indeed christian fellowship for about 3 years i heard many messages by mark lewis he often said how he could not stand a liar. my daughter would spend time at his home and became close to him and his family. in 2007 we moved to las vegas and our daughter continued talking to them.in march our daughter ran away we believed she was at my nieces house.i recieved a phone call on 5/17/08 and was told that mark lewis sent money to my niece to bring my daughter to his house.i then called mark and he denied it and told me that he informed my daughter that she could not stay at his house.well,my daughter came home thank God and in fact mark did provide the way for her to get to california and let her stay in his home.by the way my daughter is only 15.i called mark to confront him about his lies and deceit and he just hung up on me only confirming to me that he did this.mark lewis should be ashamed of his actions. be very careful about getting close to so called pastors who lie. steve tillman
me me

La Habra, CA

#48 Mar 7, 2010
Free Indeed Christian Fellowship in Perris, Calif"Not only have there been scathing stories against Set Free in the Orange County Register, Christianity Today and Newsweek magazines but a large portion of Dr. Ron Enroth's book "Churches that Abuse" is devoted to Set Free. And there have been television exposes as well in such shows as "Inside Edition," not to mention dozens of transcribed testimonies from former Set-Free members that have been distributed to church leaders nation wide.Aguilar sued in February 1992 by the parents of an 18-year-old man who alleged that Mario Ruiz, a Set Free overseer appointed by Aguilar, made their son perform sex acts in exchange for crack cocaine That suit accused Set free negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress.Aguilar who helped get TBN into big trouble with the Federal Communications Commission.Oden Fong who is a church leader and outreach fellowships director,John Duncan,senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Lake Elsinore,and Set Free ex-members Steve Schinhofen and Eileen Jackson being sued by Aguilar.The current dispute when the "gang-banging" ministry [Set Free] tried to "invade" the Lake Elsinore, California area, and were met by opposition. Aguilar was attempting to set up shop in their town after his main church in Anaheim, Calif. was dismantled amid accusations of pastoral and physical abuse as well as sexual misconduct on the part of some of Set Free's high ranking officers. Set Free abandoned efforts to invade Lake Elsinore and at press time Aguilar was trying to make a come-back in Orange County.What is "Set Free" all about? Sometimes called "the biker church," Set Free used to be a rapidly growing religious movement that spun off a number of affiliated churches. Aguilar's testimony was a key to the church's growth. He was a former child molester and drug abuser who spent some time in prison for these offenses who allegedly found the Lord while in jail. Following his release he became involved in church work and founded Set Free with a specific goal of reaching the homeless, gang members, bikers,drug abusers, prostitutes, and other so-called throwaway members of society. Services often consisted of "rap music" and dancing, or secular music interspersed with Christian lyrics, along with a time of preaching. Many members at one time were living communally,
An Angel wrote:
1st Timothy 5:19 states "Do not receive an accusation against an elder except before two or three witnesses." You've violated this command sir by publicly posting such a comment.
Where are your wittinesses Mr. Tillman?
Moreover, the Bible teaches that They shall know us by our love, one for another... Where is your love sir?
Perhaps you should examine who it is your daughter is really covering up for? After all, she exhibited unstable behavior already when she ran away... Someone else helped her to run... someone close to you that she doesn't want you mad at. Why would she want you mad at someone who supposedly helped her?
me me

La Habra, CA

#49 Mar 7, 2010
The sect began to unravel in 1991 after Christian Sentinel publisher Bill Alnor and cult expert/ author Dr. Ron Enroth began seriously looking into multiple accounts of wrongdoing and abuse leveled at his flock by Aguilar and other Set Free leaders. They were aided by Fong, whose staff was well into an investigation of Aguilar's church, and had taken biblical steps to confront Aguilar. Not only were these attempts to no avail, but Fong and his staff who had patiently counseled many ex-Set Free members, found themselves the targets of merciless attacks, smear campaigns, and threats coming from Aguilar's church (directed personally by Aguilar or his secretary, Lois Trader.)At one point more than 100 members of Set Free showed up at Fong's Bible study at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which had an intimidating effect on some of the worshippers.The City of Anaheim eventually forced Set Free out of town.The group deliberately teaches "shepherding"strict obedience (cult-like control) to Aguilar, along with a lethal dose of an absence of holiness and biblical accountability to its members.
Tim wrote:
If this is true "An Angel" I can't believe you are hiding behind scriptures trying to protect this person. Like I said if this is true, I think it should be investigated and if proven Mr. Lewis should step down from his postion as pastor and seek forgivness, and repent
me me

La Habra, CA

#50 Mar 7, 2010
Aguilar, for example, continues to promote the gang lifestyle with Jesus tacked on as he shows off his latest "Christian" tattoos. Area pastors who have counseled some ex-Set Free members have reported that some of them are living together outside of marriage and when told it was unbiblical were completely surprised not having heard that before. Perhaps that is why Set Free runs into so much trouble when sanctification is not emphasized.Despite the lurid headlines of the past several four years, Aguilar's lawsuit describes the former convict as a "well-respected minister," and claims that statements made by the defendants on local television and written on posters that were distributed, caused Aguilar tosuffer "humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress."
church member wrote:
Steve,
After all the church and Mark has done for you, I can't believe that you would act like this!
me me

La Habra, CA

#51 Mar 7, 2010
Ironically, on the October 1994 broadcast of Praise the Lord Aguilar did admit that he was not squeaky clean, but that these people should just forgive him even if he never apologized for specifics. He said that even a dog will lick its owner after being kicked and that kind of Christianity, "dog-Christianity" is what he expects from these ex-members. So he revealed his attitude toward other Christians. They are like dogs to him and he should be free to kick them and abuse them without consequence.
Crouch lamented that he tried to help Aguilar resolve the problem by asking Calvary leader Chuck Smith to intervene. "There's some folks over at Calvary Chapel that should clean their acts up too," He said. "I got Pastor Chuck Smith and Pastor Phil Aguilar together and they had a beautiful time of prayer...I thought everything was just settled and peace had been reached there but apparently it had not...But I tell you, and you know who you are, you better watch it! You're treading on dangerous spiritual ground!"
Crouch was wrong with his account of events, and Chuck Smith knew it. He removed his
The Truth About MarkLewis wrote:
By the way, your daughter is 16 not 15 and has been since May 6th.
truth

La Habra, CA

#52 Mar 7, 2010
Yes it also is a lie when pastors don't share all the word with the congregation the pastor should also share about keeping ourselves set aside for Jesus ...not just preach about GENISIS share to all the congregation Hebrews 13 Marriage should be honored by all and marriage kept pure for God will judge the adulterer and ALL THE SEXUALLY IMMORAL.How many of the men at this church live with thier GF and or visit thier GF and are sexually active with women who arent thier wives is the pastor not showing a life where we should be accountable of how we live or is it that it's ok to be sexually active as long as we can try and hide it!!or it's ok as long as you make up for it when you volunteer service or help feeding the needy?? all the word should be shared the truth is completely taught at a church of Christ not just what is convenient to men!!!
An Angel wrote:
1st Timothy 5:19 states "Do not receive an accusation against an elder except before two or three witnesses." You've violated this command sir by publicly posting such a comment.
Where are your wittinesses Mr. Tillman?
Moreover, the Bible teaches that They shall know us by our love, one for another... Where is your love sir?
Perhaps you should examine who it is your daughter is really covering up for? After all, she exhibited unstable behavior already when she ran away... Someone else helped her to run... someone close to you that she doesn't want you mad at. Why would she want you mad at someone who supposedly helped her?
repentance

La Habra, CA

#53 Mar 14, 2010
This is the same church that members got arrested for killings at a bar...wow this is a cycle of chains...
carmen

Calabasas, CA

#54 Mar 17, 2010
One can't take any pastor's words as truth or concrete. Church's are a business and businesses need money. Remember that.
Mommy

Los Angeles, CA

#55 Nov 3, 2010
So weird...How did this go from one strange rambling by someone who would not go to the police, nor would he face the people by confronting Myspace guy, grandma, cousin, wife and Pastor. Instead, going behind someones back is dishonest and cowardly and certainly not biblical. Someone who won't show their face is someone who has something to hide. I don't attend this church but from this thread, Tillman doesn't look like he's telling the truth. There seem to be many witnesses against him. As far as 'me me', again it doesn't look like she's telling the truth either. How did this go from Free Indeed to Set Free????? Which is it and if she doesn't know there is a difference, than the story seems pretty fabricated. She also should confront the guy who didn't want to marry her, his wife all in an open and honest way, not anonymously and cowardly. NEway, I agree with the man who said we should really choose our actions. Remember, someone who doesn't show their face is someone who has something to hide. He didn't call the police because he is the guilty party. Me me didn't call the police because she is the guilty party. That's just my unbiased impression about Tillman and Me me from what they said here, but like I said, I don't attend this church and I don't know Tillman or Me me
James

Fontana, CA

#57 May 19, 2011
Set Free For Life
GA GIRL

Columbus, GA

#58 May 22, 2011
I repent and several times asked for forgiveness for my actions, I have let my pastor stay with me cause he got evicted and his car got repo'd, of course we was in a relationship which he promised he would marry me, 1yr passed and we had a son, remind you still not married, our son was planned so I lived my life for him and our son I did everything for the church as if I was his wife. he told me that I would have to protect his title until he figure out a way to explain to the church that he is getting married and has a son, 2yrs have passed and he sent me a text message saying someone from his pass gave back into his life from 5 years ago and he will be getting married on Tuesday..he has lied and destroyed my life and his 5 month old son his first son and he ask for him..Lair Lair Lair...Lord let your will be done!!!! I helped when no one else would and all I got was heart ache and pain..oh wait I did get my little blessing.
Father

Perris, CA

#59 May 24, 2011
You people sound like hypocrites and are so blind that you canít see the truth. You condemn
Others for the same behavior you are doing. There are thousands of preachers who are not chosen by God. They are chosen by the Satan to destroy the faith in the Holy Spirit.
Those types of preachers and other so called Christians are the sinners who will not get to Heaven.
Take a good look at Harold Camping who predicted that on Saturday May 21, 2011, 200 million Christians would be taken to Heaven. Ask if he gave away all his fortune the day before.
Ask if he collected from his debtors when he first began to broadcast his prediction.
Did he give away all of his worldly processions to help those less fortunate before May 21st?
He is just another scammer like so many other phony preachers.
We all should be careful of who we listen to and their interpretation of the Bible.
Joe

Claremont, CA

#60 Aug 17, 2011
even now aug/2011 he still cheating the system am a menber of a christian church in Anaheim not affiliated with the Set Free we have a feed the poor ministry and every week a van from San Bernardino Set Free Brach come and get the best (Biker driverfull of tattos comes and with out any hygine or care go thru all the facility looking for all the good stuff that supposto be for Orange County resident only and he load the van) Set free still have ties in the county our warehouse directoe is a biker may have been Set Free in the past becouse since he took ove actually he really took over he act just like Phil Aguilar also have work with inmates in the past so the fact that Phil Agilar is a twise covicted child molestor and felon dosen't bother him I tried to complain or talk to somebody at the Orange county Bank of Food with out any luck so I guess he got away again with crime
me me wrote:
Ironically, on the October 1994 broadcast of Praise the Lord Aguilar did admit that he was not squeaky clean, but that these people should just forgive him even if he never apologized for specifics. He said that even a dog will lick its owner after being kicked and that kind of Christianity, "dog-Christianity" is what he expects from these ex-members. So he revealed his attitude toward other Christians. They are like dogs to him and he should be free to kick them and abuse them without consequence.
Crouch lamented that he tried to help Aguilar resolve the problem by asking Calvary leader Chuck Smith to intervene. "There's some folks over at Calvary Chapel that should clean their acts up too," He said. "I got Pastor Chuck Smith and Pastor Phil Aguilar together and they had a beautiful time of prayer...I thought everything was just settled and peace had been reached there but apparently it had not...But I tell you, and you know who you are, you better watch it! You're treading on dangerous spiritual ground!"
Crouch was wrong with his account of events, and Chuck Smith knew it. He removed his <quoted text>
Mr Hand

Davis, CA

#61 Oct 18, 2011
Back to Vacaville: What is going on at the Fellowship Baptist Church?

These places are filled with people who want to follow Christ. They also, unfortunately, attract those who need a shield for their 'business'. it can be a very ugly side and they rely on church members for support for their deeds. Much like the Roman Catholic priest debacle.

A young woman recently committed suicide in this church. She was married to the pastor. Her parents requested memorial donations go to an abused womens' organization.

Are there any answers out there?

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