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Columbia Station, OH

#161 Oct 25, 2013
Im with Whatever wrote:
This blog reminds me of the game of telephone. It is manipulated, construed, and added to with each person it passes through to the point that it is now a gross misrepresentation of the truth. I don't recall the insurance ever being canceled and billls not getting paid when the Smiths were in charge. Also, if you the think the Smiths were overpaid why don't you ask the rest of the staff what they are being paid since they are so "open and honest" about the finances. I think you all would floored with what they are taking home for working much less than 40 hours a week with Fridays off as well. Don't judge when you don't have the facts.
you should follow your own advice...smith.
Really

Columbus, OH

#162 Oct 25, 2013
ORGANIZED RELIGION wrote:
Organized religion...the tip of the iceberg with how mankind has gotten it SO WRONG... Objective, CONNECTED minds understand that this all is just the way of it- almost inconceivably unfolding in an imperfect yet astonishingly perfect world. You waste time and precious mental energy venting frustration, allegations, and all manner of useless tripe. The matter that lies at the center of this..."circumstance " is a matter of our perception...and in reality of your OWN doing. Is it a good thing or a bad thing?- pretty black and white. I would suggest to all that this is a good thing- lessons for all who choose to remain awake enough to understand it. I suspect those who understand the beauty of it waste little or no time reliving or blaming or condemning...or posting on a web site. They simply move forward doing THEIR very best and letting all other souls walk their own path...Maybe a good idea would be to try an do YOUR best to be YOUR very best PERIOD. All else will resolve- PROMISE!
this sounds like the wife of the man representing him. I wonder if you would feel the same way if you were the one currently being threatened, bullied, and stole from.
Really

Columbus, OH

#163 Oct 25, 2013
Im with Whatever wrote:
This blog reminds me of the game of telephone. It is manipulated, construed, and added to with each person it passes through to the point that it is now a gross misrepresentation of the truth. I don't recall the insurance ever being canceled and billls not getting paid when the Smiths were in charge. Also, if you the think the Smiths were overpaid why don't you ask the rest of the staff what they are being paid since they are so "open and honest" about the finances. I think you all would floored with what they are taking home for working much less than 40 hours a week with Fridays off as well. Don't judge when you don't have the facts.
could this be ES?
Really

Columbus, OH

#164 Oct 25, 2013
So why is the big bad tough guy deleting posts and going private? Just calling it as I see it?
Sean Beam

Columbia Station, OH

#165 Oct 25, 2013
Hello Wow on Facebook:

WOFB I need your help. If I post my email address or my phone number would you mind contacting me privately.

If you already have a way to contact please do!

Thank you!

Sean Beam
Tired of the BS still

Lewis Center, OH

#166 Oct 25, 2013
Guess it's easier for Smiths to read this and comment rather than be honest on FB...salaries or not...we are all venting here bc BS and family would stand in front of us week after week preaching how we could be better Christians and to stop sinning, all the while they were doing just that...telling us people were too sick to work and asked us to pray for her when in fact she was hardly working at all but still brought Iin a paycheck, my opinion, she was too embarrassed bc she knew BS was having an affair and he was threatening her as well...my opinion.
And WHATEVER, be careful what you asked for,,,I'm assuming you were on the payroll at once too and pry the first one to delete her FB account huh?
Yea this is all sick and yea we shouldn't look back,,,but for many of us, the treatment we received from BS is even sicker and this is a place for many to get things off their chest and to hear that he is not done fighting and threating,,,,

What's this .... A new restraining ores BS??? Delaware courts might be getting tired of seeing you?

Smiths we know you can see this and u have just as much right to read n post as we do....but to be honest the only thing hurt for u right now may be the checking acct....for many others it's worse......you know all the "bad pastors" stories BS preached about that many of us ran from. Well now we have one/2 more to add to that list.

Rumors have it that PS turned BS in,,,,I see a few reasons why - but PS you were going along with all this too...I mean come on- could you have baught that new /used car at any worse time???? Used or not,,,flashy as heck!! But as most things we have seen- u do things ur way --

Smiths again- stop covering up lies -- it's not working.
Im with Whatever

Columbus, OH

#167 Oct 25, 2013
I am not a Smith, which staff member or spouse of a staff member is this? I simply feel that if you are going to attack the validity of one staff members salary, you should attack them all. And keep in mind, the Smith's salaries were set by the board, not them. So if you have an issue with what they are being paid the board is to blame.
truth

Powell, OH

#168 Oct 25, 2013
The fact is that everyone on this earth is accountable to God for their actions. He may allow someone to go on sinning for quite awhile but be sure that God will judge all sin. Don't worry about all of the wrongs that have been committed in the name of God because He knows far more about them than anyone else. The guilty will not go unpunished. Don't waste anymore time being angry or hurt about what has happened at TCAP. Ask God to keep your heart right before Him and ask Him to forgive you of your sin. He is the judge of us all and we all need His forgiveness.
bystander

Columbus, OH

#169 Oct 25, 2013
I am not a Smith, but you people are really harsh-sounds like you are trying to attack this whole family and you keep digging deeper and deeper. Sure hope you all never do anything wrong and then it is put out on the internet for the whole world to see and innocent children. Maybe his personal life should be kept personal. What does that have to do with the church. Just saying
WOFB

Columbus, OH

#170 Oct 25, 2013
Sean Beam wrote:
Hello Wow on Facebook:
WOFB I need your help. If I post my email address or my phone number would you mind contacting me privately.
If you already have a way to contact please do!
Thank you!
Sean Beam
im not so sure I want to risk my life. Could you elaborate?
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#171 Oct 25, 2013
Im with Whatever wrote:
I am not a Smith, which staff member or spouse of a staff member is this? I simply feel that if you are going to attack the validity of one staff members salary, you should attack them all. And keep in mind, the Smith's salaries were set by the board, not them. So if you have an issue with what they are being paid the board is to blame.
you are a Smith and make no bones about it. BS and KS set their own salaries and the board shamefully met once a year and just signed off. I doubt they even read it. I guess when you pick a board that doesn't even attend your church, you can get away with pretty much anything. Did the board approve his big check in August ? I doubt that very seriously.
Im with Whatever

Columbus, OH

#173 Oct 25, 2013
Seriously? Ask the board, they will tell you that they set his salary. If they did "just sign off on it" then they are at fault for not doing their job. And to answer your question, yes they did sign off on the bonus, in fact they recommended it. I have seen the minutes so I know. They in fact did not take the bonus they offered because they would rather leave it to the church they loved. They only finally took it years later when it became clear the religious and self righteous people would be forcing them out, as anyone in their right mind would do. It's disgusting the way this is being handled and trying to make it seem like something illegal happened, when in all reality these people who are in "charge" cannot handle the responsibility and pay bills on time need someone to blame.
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#175 Oct 25, 2013
Im with Whatever wrote:
Seriously? Ask the board, they will tell you that they set his salary. If they did "just sign off on it" then they are at fault for not doing their job. And to answer your question, yes they did sign off on the bonus, in fact they recommended it. I have seen the minutes so I know. They in fact did not take the bonus they offered because they would rather leave it to the church they loved. They only finally took it years later when it became clear the religious and self righteous people would be forcing them out, as anyone in their right mind would do. It's disgusting the way this is being handled and trying to make it seem like something illegal happened, when in all reality these people who are in "charge" cannot handle the responsibility and pay bills on time need someone to blame.
you're cute. Is that what mommy and daddy told you to say?
Im with Whatever

Columbus, OH

#176 Oct 25, 2013
Omg you're delusional? Really?
bystander

Columbus, OH

#177 Oct 25, 2013
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>you are a Smith and make no bones about it. BS and KS set their own salaries and the board shamefully met once a year and just signed off. I doubt they even read it. I guess when you pick a board that doesn't even attend your church, you can get away with pretty much anything. Did the board approve his big check in August ? I doubt that very seriously.
Shows how much you know, but I really am NOT a Smith-so get your facts straight. Perfect example of why this has gone way to far, and people starting rumors or commenting and speculating on something they know nothing about or have no proof. If you have proof, bring it on.
Karma

Lewis Center, OH

#178 Oct 25, 2013
Then why do the courts have paperwork showing that BS transferred large amounts of $$$ and why are soooo many people from 15 years back - up to jus this year having the same complaints of how BS treated them....yes we all have a past or present and most of us have admitted our wrongs - heck I admit I had an affair , I even lied, but I'm not denying it or on trial literally for my wrong doings....
Many of us were keeping quiet bc we were trying to move on,,and not looking back...but then BS stuck again and lied about being in Sc when most feel he was in Deercreek with said girlfriend ,,,that FB gps is a mother !!!
Yes it's God's hands we realize this, as said before - many of us just fed up and wanted to get some things off our chest....and trust me, I've been praying that BS n team get help and turn their lives around,,,,,I know we have .
Truth

Columbus, OH

#179 Oct 25, 2013
Im with Whatever wrote:
I am not a Smith, which staff member or spouse of a staff member is this? I simply feel that if you are going to attack the validity of one staff members salary, you should attack them all. And keep in mind, the Smith's salaries were set by the board, not them. So if you have an issue with what they are being paid the board is to blame.
The board consisted of 2 Smiths and a "spiritual leader" of BS who resigned due to extreme life threatening health reason, which is completely understandable, agreeable and the right thing for Larry to do at his time in life but the amount of funds the Smith's took in during their time of reign is sickening to say the least. The other two members, from what has been exposed, were completely oblivious to the actions taken by BS and his family.
Keep in mind some staff members left TCAP being they were NOT paid for their services, and decided to walk because they were NOT getting paid. This was BEFORE the legal actions and issues that came to light. So whoever it is that believes the Smiths were holding their own is sadly blinded again by lies and false statements.
Truth

Columbus, OH

#180 Oct 25, 2013
Why is BS deleting all of his incriminating FB posts now? He opened the door and now he decided to close it? Appears it's too late now. People have seen. It is now remembered in the public's minds and views. Too late BS... too late...

Proof

Lewis Center, OH

#181 Oct 25, 2013
You want proof--- is BS preaching at TCAP? Did he pull in over $100,000 a year... Did KS get 50,000 did PS n MS get 50,000 each....did BS give himself 19,000 & KS 9,000 recently? Was he in NC then within a couple hours he's in Deercreek? If you want proof, telling us these things are not true?

Why does BS have so many people that have left TCAP and soooo many even before he started loosing it...why do many of us have the same dealings w BS...what kind of proof do you want......

Tell us these assumptions / rumors are not true??

Tell us he's not threatening people still...

Prove these things aren't true-????
bystander

Columbus, OH

#182 Oct 25, 2013
Proof wrote:
You want proof--- is BS preaching at TCAP? Did he pull in over $100,000 a year... Did KS get 50,000 did PS n MS get 50,000 each....did BS give himself 19,000 & KS 9,000 recently? Was he in NC then within a couple hours he's in Deercreek? If you want proof, telling us these things are not true?
Why does BS have so many people that have left TCAP and soooo many even before he started loosing it...why do many of us have the same dealings w BS...what kind of proof do you want......
Tell us these assumptions / rumors are not true??
Tell us he's not threatening people still...
Prove these things aren't true-????
Do you have copies of checks? Do you their tax forms? Have you seen him with another woman? I am just saying this seems like this has gone way to far, and every day something new pops up about him. Sure hope you all never have any dirty laundry to be aired out for the world to see. Sounds like people should be spending time in prayer for this family and this church instead of digging up dirt.

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