Using pulpit for profit

Using pulpit for profit

There are 73 comments on the KHOU-TV Houston story from Nov 15, 2007, titled Using pulpit for profit. In it, KHOU-TV Houston reports that:

Called by God, or called by greed? That's the question facing W. David Gilliam, pastor of the Houston Temple of Judah, in Humble.

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Vendor

Orange Park, FL

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I am also a vendor and pastor/church REFUSES to pay his debts. After numerous calls and also the comment they will work out a payment plan, nothing has yet to be paid and calls have yet to be returned. I have learned that the phone numbers I have have been changed.
Blessed in Houston

Katy, TX

#3 Aug 27, 2008
Well the new Hummer belongs to another victim. Shame, shame, shame. I so hear he has scammemd other church members to get the vehicle. God will judge him for all he has done
previous member

Houston, TX

#4 Sep 3, 2008
I experienced blessings and healings while being a member there, I decided not to allow my vessel to be an instrument of havic or discord but just trust in the LORD to be the judge knowing the LORD is the source of raising up or placeing down while seeing how GOD who choose will keep.
Wisdom

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2009
My brother and sisters in Christ we have to be very careful how we move. Who wouldn't say if you were in the same postion you wouldn't do the same thing. Remember all have sin and fallen short of the glory of the Lord. Though the words you speak, you make think are true. Remember their are two side to every story. I was also a member of this church. I have nothing negative to say about the Pastor or ministry. I learned so much under this leader. The best thing for us to do is pray for the ministry that the wisdom of God would fall upon the ministry. Pray that God would break strongholds and fire of deliverance would fall upon the minds of God people. Remember that the pastor is not God, he is a man. It is so easy to loose side track of yourselve when you are going to church everyday. One thing the lord shared with me was dealing with balance and truly hearing his voice. Only move when God is speaking. When we move outside of this you can easily put your self unecessary trials. The enemy had nothing to do with it, you did. Stand on the word of God and you can not error. In conclusion pray that the Power God would stir up in the Prophet that he will line back up with almighty God and obey his voice his vison and fulfilled his purpose from God.

Since: Feb 09

Conroe, TX

#11 Feb 13, 2009
Everyone in here saying negative things about this pastor and this ministry should be absolutely ashamed for lying and telling falsehoods, and needs to repent and pray that God has mercy on you for touching His Anointed. This man of God is the most honorable man I know and has stood in the face of outlandish lies and smear campaigns against him with dignity, integrity, and supernatural strength of character. He has blessed, and continues to bless, the people in the community as well as the members of the church. He hasn't done anything wrong except stand against manipulative, troubled people who wanted to destroy him because they couldn't get their way. There isn't any truth in that news story or the accusations made in this forum. I'm a faithful member of this church and I back my pastor all the way. He is an upright, righteous man and it is a shame that he has had to endure this unjustifiable onslaught against him and his family. I have been tremendously blessed in this ministry. I have been healed and delivered. His ministry is not some regular church; it is a powerfully anointed and blessed kingdom ministry that affects the world with positivity. It angers me that wicked people would come here and try to purposefully make him look bad when they KNOW he did no wrong to them. Come out and see for yourself just how awesome this ministry is, and let God do a mighty work in you there. Yes, we're still here. Yes, we're still standing. Yes, we're blessed and highly favoured. Yes, God is with us. And Yes, the plan of the enemy didn't work! Don't go by what you read, not even in the news. Come see for yourself. We can guarantee you will be blessed and changed for the better because God is with us.
ost4mitchell

Melbourne, FL

#12 Feb 27, 2009
PLink09 wrote:
Everyone in here saying negative things about this pastor and this ministry should be absolutely ashamed for lying and telling falsehoods, and needs to repent and pray that God has mercy on you for touching His Anointed. This man of God is the most honorable man I know and has stood in the face of outlandish lies and smear campaigns against him with dignity, integrity, and supernatural strength of character. He has blessed, and continues to bless, the people in the community as well as the members of the church. He hasn't done anything wrong except stand against manipulative, troubled people who wanted to destroy him because they couldn't get their way. There isn't any truth in that news story or the accusations made in this forum. I'm a faithful member of this church and I back my pastor all the way. He is an upright, righteous man and it is a shame that he has had to endure this unjustifiable onslaught against him and his family. I have been tremendously blessed in this ministry. I have been healed and delivered. His ministry is not some regular church; it is a powerfully anointed and blessed kingdom ministry that affects the world with positivity. It angers me that wicked people would come here and try to purposefully make him look bad when they KNOW he did no wrong to them. Come out and see for yourself just how awesome this ministry is, and let God do a mighty work in you there. Yes, we're still here. Yes, we're still standing. Yes, we're blessed and highly favoured. Yes, God is with us. And Yes, the plan of the enemy didn't work! Don't go by what you read, not even in the news. Come see for yourself. We can guarantee you will be blessed and changed for the better because God is with us.
I would like to visit your church. Where is it located and the service times. Please email this information to me [email protected]
ost4mitchell

Melbourne, FL

#13 Feb 27, 2009
PLink09
I would like to visit your church. Where is it located and what are the service times?
Jamarican

Houston, TX

#14 Apr 13, 2009
ost4mitchell wrote:
PLink09
I would like to visit your church. Where is it located and what are the service times?
The Houston Temple of Judah is located at 7211 FM 1960 E @ Foxwood Forest Blvd. Apostle W. David Gilliam is an awesome man and i'm sure your gonna find the church to be very enjoyable and exciting. Services are Wednesday thru Friday @ 7:30 pm & Sunday @ 10 am. God bless you.
1234ABC

Humble, TX

#15 Jun 6, 2009
I did visit you all church on June6,2009.I am very upset to say the least.Your Pastor prophesied to me some was true some was not.I just feel God is not the author of confusion and if it was God I would not left there confused.Some of things said was so far off but I did not want to be disrespectful and tell him it was not true so I prayed within myself.I was disappointed with you all service and will not ever returned.
1234ABC

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jun 6, 2009
Correction, it was June 5, 2009
paster u let me down

Larue, TX

#17 Jul 16, 2009
i do not know what to think about this paster, he like to put people down and i cant get that he also think ever woman come to his church want to flirt with him ,but thats not always true paster, i needed your word ,and you let me down,, and if a man ,are woman cant trust the man that speak the word of god who can you trust?
and i wanted to give the churn 5000.00 but somthing just was'nt right there!!!!!
Kayla-HTown

Pasadena, TX

#18 Aug 5, 2009
I visited once and will probably never again. I have a prophecy for the Apostle. "Set those captives free". Those struggling little "mothers" of the church, lining up to give their social security money to the preacher. I hope they weren't as bad off as they appeared to be. Paying for a word. The person who invited me was as broke as the U.S. Treasury, homeless, jobless and just couldn't seem to get in touch with reality. And guess what? Two years later, nothing has changed.
Nlove

Haskell, TX

#19 Aug 19, 2009
May God continue to richly bless and keep you Pastor Gillium.
NC and VA

Wilkesboro, NC

#20 Aug 21, 2009
As a former member of one of David Gilliam's churches I am shocked but not surprised to hear that the "great apostle" is still deceiving and manipulating the broken and battered men and women of God. It is sad to see after all this years He has continued to use the gospel for the benefit of his own greed and lavish lifestyle but will not work like a men to help the people in his congregation. The pattern is the same...he lives vendors owing them money, his members, faithful to him and the church, are left to pick up the tap, even if they are few and have limited means of resources, he changes the name like we drink water, when things get tough.
Concerned Family Member

United States

#21 Aug 27, 2009
A member of my family attends this church, and speaks highly of the ministry. This family member was introduced to this ministry by a friend and has taken to the word and teachings of the so called prophet W.D.Gilliam. Since joining the ministry, her financial stability has been in question due to tithing and offerings. They also become very confrontational when asked about the teachings, and is slowly distancing themselves away from our family. (Reminds me of a lost sheep trying to find its way). My concerns are so great that I will be making a trip to visit this prophet to hear what he speaks of. And hopefully speak with my family member and get them to open their mind. I believe in God and his word, and also believe that God would not put anyone in financial straits to the point that they are dissolving their credit and financial standing. Wish me luck and reaching this family member. I hope to have a sit down meeting with W.D. Gilliam and express my concerns in hopes that he will also realize that this is a young person who is very impressionable and not able to support themselves without family support. And teaching falsehoods and projecting man made prophecies against these young people looking for something to follow is unacceptable and not the work of GOD. MAY GOD BE WITH ME.
puppy peddler

Houston, TX

#22 Dec 17, 2009
PLink09 wrote:
Everyone in here saying negative things about this pastor and this ministry should be absolutely ashamed for lying and telling falsehoods, and needs to repent and pray that God has mercy on you for touching His Anointed. This man of God is the most honorable man I know and has stood in the face of outlandish lies and smear campaigns against him with dignity, integrity, and supernatural strength of character. He has blessed, and continues to bless, the people in the community as well as the members of the church. He hasn't done anything wrong except stand against manipulative, troubled people who wanted to destroy him because they couldn't get their way. There isn't any truth in that news story or the accusations made in this forum. I'm a faithful member of this church and I back my pastor all the way. He is an upright, righteous man and it is a shame that he has had to endure this unjustifiable onslaught against him and his family. I have been tremendously blessed in this ministry. I have been healed and delivered. His ministry is not some regular church; it is a powerfully anointed and blessed kingdom ministry that affects the world with positivity. It angers me that wicked people would come here and try to purposefully make him look bad when they KNOW he did no wrong to them. Come out and see for yourself just how awesome this ministry is, and let God do a mighty work in you there. Yes, we're still here. Yes, we're still standing. Yes, we're blessed and highly favoured. Yes, God is with us. And Yes, the plan of the enemy didn't work! Don't go by what you read, not even in the news. Come see for yourself. We can guarantee you will be blessed and changed for the better because God is with us.
I am also a vendor that has not been paid for their services. I cannot understand why this character is NOT in Jail??!!?? I even went to see him during sunday services,and he rudely interupted his service and told me to get the hell out of here!! I don't know what kind of lawyer he has,or hiding behind,but as soon as i get my affairs in order,he will defintely be hearing from me. The last job i did,I ended up pulling out the parts installed until this bill is paid. So have fun guys during your revival,i'll be right behind you!
WILLIAM DAVID GILLIAM

Richmond, VA

#23 Apr 18, 2010
This man has made a career of traveling to places such as his hometown VA to North Carolina and all over Texas being a liar and manipulator. He is very knowledgeable of the Bible and yes in some cases deliver true prophesies. He starts by giving you true prophesy and ends with giving you David Gilliam prophesy for personal financial gain. He always run small churches usually in hotels or community centers. He favors young impressionable women especially those with low self esteem and /or who lack Bible and men with no backbone. He uses those type women by giving them position in his church those who he seek to devour "in more ways than one" he then makes them his pastoral aide or treasurer and get them feeling good about themselves and HIM then he pulls them into his web of deception and they trust him because he is "the man of god" His armor bearers are usually converted crackheads who he take advantage off. Young married couples STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT YOUR MARRIAGE TO STAY INTACT. The saddest thing I've seen him do is make the poor man poorer if you are not stong in the Lord for yourself he will have you being a miniature him writing bad checks, falsely contracting vendors with no intent to pay them,abusing church members. In one state he tried to make members of the flock purchase him a limo to be driven around, then a cadiallac, then a hummer, then a bentley. this man is worst than a ponzi scheme he is simply a ponzi. The sad part is that when his greed is not taking over God does speak to him, God does use him but all other times this David is Satan's son. A man who played instruments, song in choirs and preached behind pulpits early in life but was found out and kicked out and now resides and pull people down with him in HELL . All that's left to say is william david gilliam is a sick man and church folk you have to stop falling prey to him stand up to him so he can get the help he needs. IF any man can comfortably use and abuse his power and authority that has been ordained to him from God , its no secret that he's apparently a sick man so PRAY FOR HIM PLEASE
Whymiyzz

Toledo, OH

#24 Apr 19, 2010
Well said...
WILLIAM DAVID GILLIAM wrote:
This man has made a career of traveling to places such as his hometown VA to North Carolina and all over Texas being a liar and manipulator. He is very knowledgeable of the Bible and yes in some cases deliver true prophesies. He starts by giving you true prophesy and ends with giving you David Gilliam prophesy for personal financial gain. He always run small churches usually in hotels or community centers. He favors young impressionable women especially those with low self esteem and /or who lack Bible and men with no backbone. He uses those type women by giving them position in his church those who he seek to devour "in more ways than one" he then makes them his pastoral aide or treasurer and get them feeling good about themselves and HIM then he pulls them into his web of deception and they trust him because he is "the man of god" His armor bearers are usually converted crackheads who he take advantage off. Young married couples STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT YOUR MARRIAGE TO STAY INTACT. The saddest thing I've seen him do is make the poor man poorer if you are not stong in the Lord for yourself he will have you being a miniature him writing bad checks, falsely contracting vendors with no intent to pay them,abusing church members. In one state he tried to make members of the flock purchase him a limo to be driven around, then a cadiallac, then a hummer, then a bentley. this man is worst than a ponzi scheme he is simply a ponzi. The sad part is that when his greed is not taking over God does speak to him, God does use him but all other times this David is Satan's son. A man who played instruments, song in choirs and preached behind pulpits early in life but was found out and kicked out and now resides and pull people down with him in HELL . All that's left to say is william david gilliam is a sick man and church folk you have to stop falling prey to him stand up to him so he can get the help he needs. IF any man can comfortably use and abuse his power and authority that has been ordained to him from God , its no secret that he's apparently a sick man so PRAY FOR HIM PLEASE
Woman of God

Houston, TX

#25 Apr 24, 2010
All you who have something negative to say about the Prophet shall beware of the troubles you will encounter by touching the annointed. Jezebel, Ahab, cheating men and women who do not like to be exposed leave such negative comments. The most imperfect people can be the most judgemental. I don't understand. This Man of God brings the teaching and healing of the Holy Ghost. A lot of you that are writing these negative comments don't even know the simple step of acknowledging God when writing his name but you really think you have a comfortable point. God takes pleasure in his servants prospering and one thing God always talks about from the old testament to the new testament is taking care of your leader. I know without a doubt that the majority of you who type these negative comments are either in proverty, sleeping with somebody elses husband or wife, and cannot stand the truth about your own spirit. I don't have to know you to see that just in the way you write. BUT LET HE WHO IS GOD DO THE JUDGING.
He who shall not be named

Spring, TX

#26 Apr 27, 2010
Woman of God you might be one of the most ignorant people I have heard. You preach words you clearly don't understand. You sit there and try to degrade people based on their opinions and you know nothing about them. Did this gentleman see that about these people for you? You probably had to pay for it too.
I know very little about this gentleman, but enough to understand him. He is an imitation of a blessed man using his gift of deception to get money out of people. The devil deceives in the same way. Words that come out of your mouth mean nothing if you don't live the right way and believe in what is right. This man proves it. He can be as knowledgeable about the bible all he wants, but in the end if he doesn't live through god, he will still go to hell. Religion is the biggest money making business in the world. He convinces the weak minded to trust in him and uses them for all they are worth until they are useless to him and leave them without anything. It is the perfect scheme that can only be done by the lowest of individuals. It is sad really that people will still pay him and trust in him. Go to a real church where they don't ask for money. Where you feel compelled to give it for the great good and fulfill your biblical duty. Not because someone tells you they need the money and uses it on sinful things such as Bentley. A man of god should never use the church's money on a 200k car. That is money to be used for the good of the congregation and the good of the church. That one point alone shows he doesn't care about you or anyone else.

People, use your brain and see through the lies. God created you with the ability to think for a reason and you are disgracing by falling into the devil's trap.

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