Our Biblical Response to an Unbiblical Formal Exile Letter by the Board of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY

(which came after an 8 month unbiblical Informal Exile.)

Faith Assembly of God / Spackenkill Campus - Back View or Dark View. 99 sheep... 98 sheep... 97 sheep... 96 sheep... lost or exiled?

Faith Assembly of God / Spackenkill Campus – Back View or Dark View. 99 sheep… 98 sheep… 97 sheep… 96 sheep… lost or exiled?

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in the Faith,


This is part of a long saga of a two unrepentant criminals by the names of Constance Ramsey Dixon and Caridad (Carrie) Cocurullo who put my life, my family’s Life and close true friends lives into turmoil in an act of violence and subsequent, slander, stalking, and extortion. It is about select leadership protect unremorseful sin with extraordinary methods not supported by any decent Biblical protestant church. It’s about Gag Orders which prevent asking the Bretheren for help, isolation of the innocent from the body, simple  things like prayer. It is about the contempt of people outside the fellowship that came forth as witness. It is all about protecting the lead Pastor’s “spiritual daughter “ and her friend, two corrupt leader wanna bes for unrepentant sin. It is about throwing out common decency and compassion for the injured.

In short it is the continuing story of sin heaped on top of sin. It’s an example of what happened to others ant Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY, It is surely reflective to what is happening in many large evangelical churches. It is a study of what happens when Yeshua is not first and man is reflecting on himself/herself and forgets who loved them first. It is about losing fear of the Lord.

And make no mistake; there are other brothers and sisters of Faith Assembly of God who are now exiled to other churches. They have experienced some of the same tactics that you have read and will read in the future. And those brothers and sisters have families that were hurt too. These are precious men and woman that are children of the Most High. They are your brothers and sisters in the Lord and they should be precious to you.

Selah. Let that sink in. They are your brothers and sisters in the Lord and they should be precious to you.

They were cast out from amongst you for less than godly reasons. They love you.

Introduction to the post:

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If you haven’t read the past posts. This will be a challenge. The last three will tell you a lot. I reference some posts as we go along in my reply to Deacon Ernie Martone, The Board Secretary of Faith

About eight months before this “Formal Letter of Exile” a Deacon met me coming into church and stopped me after a month of medical up heval in my life and told me not to come in. This was August 3rd, 2014. I was noted at that time that this was unbiblical for the reason it was stated. Deacon Armond Edwards stated to me he would talk to Pastor Edward Jones and I would be receiving clarification within a few days. The call never came and that was the start of the Exile.

3 Days came and went. It is 8 months later and I received the “Formal Letter of Exile”.

The letter was sent from the Board of Faith Assembly of God signed by the Secretary of the Board Ernest  Martone.

Before I get started let me do two things.

First: Let me state that Brother Ernie is not a high profile credit taking leader. I love brother Ernie. But I love him enough to call him out to repent so reconciliation will take place. You will read that in a preface statement I emailed him with a revised and clarified seconding sending of my reply.

Second: Before we get started please read the attached Formal Letter of Exile in pdf. It is a short three paragraph letter. If you can’t open the pdf; scroll down to the end of my reply to the letter where I added the OCR of that pdf. CLICK THE LINE BELOW:

Formal Letter of Exile from the Board of Faith Assembly of God

Go ahead and read Brother Ernie’s letter to me.  It won’t take that long. It’s only 3 paragraphs. CLICK THE LINE ABOVE

This Formal Letter of Exile says more about itself in what it doesn’t say. It never mentions sin, scripture, their authority in scripture, and the names of my accusers. If you read it you can’t tell why I am being sent to Formal Exile. Point of Fact, I don’t know what exactly why they are removing me “from the roles of membership”, reading the Boards “Formal Exile Letter”.

Is this a “bad” form of Church Discipline and the result of a secret tribunal? It doesn’t seem to be. Matthew 18:15-17, Jesus’s words are treated as a sub-note that is put on the shelf. Man’s creativity is valued higher than the Word of God and the Orthodox Doctrine that we say is important as Biblical Christians in an attempt to heap more sin on top of Sin.

And frankly, throughout this ordeal the last two years is what this letter tends to reflect; the non-biblical response. Never addresses issues (sin) directly as Leaders are commanded. There is no acknowledgement of the harm caused to the innocent, information withheld unjustly, lack of transparency, no Biblical References for what was done or leadership actions and backroom decisions.

At one point  of this “Letter of Formal Exile” Brother Martone come close to making an accusation by perpetuating a Lie through innuendo, without the facts even to come close to this innuendo. In other words Brother Martone commits outright slander. And to make things more insidious, this innuendo/slander doesn’t even warrant removal from the membership roles.

But guess who does warrant having their names removed from membership, the acts of two Deacons and the Senior Pastor Edward A. Jones.

And yes, the name that should have been on the signature block should have been Brother Edward Jones,  not Deacon Martone.

We regard this “Formal Exile Letter” as a blatant attempt to illegally both scripturally and by Civil Law according to the Constitution and Bylaws of Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY to prevent me from attending the past Annual Business Meeting. There exile doesn’t even remotely come close to the Biblical Standard or the civil standard.

You see the leadership who pushed this through, whether intentionally or not, has treated with Contempt the innocent harmed, Yahweh’s Word, Orthodox Church Doctrine, and  NY Civil Law.

In other words, and I say this with great sadness; Faith Assembly of God of Poughkeepsie has a whole lot in common with the Poster Boy of Large Abusive Churches: Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Except Faith Assembly of God of Poughkeepsie, NY wasn’t as open as Mark Driscoll was about his abuse. Re: Mark Driscoll’s “under the Bus” comments.

I say this as a Brother who loves my Brothers and Sisters still there.

Well let’s get on with my response to Brother Martone’s “Formal Exile Letter” of me for the Board of Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY.  This response, as mentioned is a second letter sent with a note explaining why in the beginning to Deacon Martone.  There is note added near the end dating that the requested rescinding was not dealt with before the aforementioned business meeting on April 19th, 2015. That Paragraph is in red.

At the end of my response to Brother Ernie I will add any additional commentary to my little response back to the dear Secretary of the Board of Faith Assembly of God. This may be done at a later time and I will note that as I add commentary.

You might want to get a snack or something before we start:

Ephesians 5:11-13 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. (NASB)

START Preface Note to Brother Ernie on “Resend” of Reply via email

Dated: 4/21/15

Dear Brother Ernie,

I gather you were not up to the task about rescinding your unbiblical exile. Frankly, none of us expected you would. I am sad, but not deterred.

I made some corrections and clarifications in the letter. The content is still in context. Do it with what you want.

Ernie, You in many ways embodies the servant leader which is the definition of a Deacon. I have seen you take on tasks that are low profile and don’t give into the spotlight man’s glory. I love you for that brother. Some only involve themselves in activities that only to attain praises of men.

But brother, every leader will be faced with the situation where he or she will seemingly be the only one to stand up for what is right. One has to ask the question to one self if he or she will be willing to lose everything for taking a stand for the right. Making that decision in the positive may indeed lead to that where you find yourself out looking in. But the other way where you don’t do what is right leads to the road where you will you be asked to compromise more and more.

The next thing you know you will be a leader in the “Broad Way Ministries” when you choose the route of compromise. The American Evangelical Church is going through this now.  And that is what is warned about in God’s Word. The problem is large and it will start in the church according to scripture.. And it has. The American church has forsaken in being a community of believers based in the Word of God and is quickly becoming a institution of planned programs based on studies and corporate models. We are losing Christ.

Humbly submitted,


Sheep in Unbiblical Forced Exile

Main Feature ahead…

START RESEND of my RESPONSE TO The Board of Faith Assembly of God’s “FORMAL LETTER OF EXILE”

TO:                         Brother Ernie Martone

Secretary of the Board

Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

FROM:                  Frank the Exiled Sheep

Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

SUBJECT:             Reply to an illegal and unbiblical “Formal Exile Letter” from the Board of Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

DATE ORIGINALLY SENT:  Thursday, April 16th, 2015

RESENT :                              Thursday, April 22nd, 2015

Note: Slight additions and deletions from original, mostly for clarification. But I think you will find it all in context of what I sent you last Thursday.

Greetings Brother Ernie,

I received your letter sir and read it that Sunday night, Palm Sunday.

First I want to compliment on a well written three paragraph letter. Fair Structure. And I am very appreciative that you sent me a document that you are willing to sign Ernie. That tell’s my family and the world that you are committed to what has been written as a member of the Board of Faith Assembly of God. You are stating you are willing to stand up to the scrutiny and put your honor on the line on what you wrote and what you omitted that you should have addressed.

Before we get started I regard this letter as “Expediency over Righteousness” . It is an illegal method to stop me from attending the Business Meeting on April 19th, 2015. You have not met the standard of God or the legal standard to say that I am not a member in good standing.

Let me break down your letter that was written to me.

Let’s examine the First Paragraph of your letter to me:

“We trust you are doing well. We are thankful for your membership at Faith Assembly of God over the years. We recognize that there are many fine churches in the Hudson Valley and hope that you have connected with one in recent months”

Let us examine the first sentence:

We trust you are doing well.”

Why Trust Brother Ernie? Why didn’t you call in the last 8 Months of being unscriptural exiled? I came back after experiencing a month full of hospitalization and procedures and was greeted by Deacon Edwards. He was told of my serious condition that was found during that hospitalization.. Tell me Brother, why didn’t you call brother? No one even asked if they could put me on the prayer list. Did they? Did you? You knew my family is paying deeply for the acts of the Ramsey Dixon – Cocurullo Hit and Run and the ungodly “Gag Order” that prevented me to ask for help? We are still paying for it. So why do you trust when you could of asked brother?

Remember Brother Ernie, you signed this document. I need an explanation. It is your duty as a Christian, let alone a Christian Leader.

Your “concern” doesn’t quite ring true Brother Ernie. Why trust. Why didn’t you check in personally? You know me brother.  Last year during the time about 15 months ago when Leaks (release of privileged information on a congregant in  was coming from the” Secret Tribunal”) where were you? I needed a lot of physical help. Why didn’t you call to see if I needed help. Why wasn’t there a hand up? Or show any compassion for my family which was and are fellow victims of the criminal – hit and run – extortion team of Cocurulo/ Ramsey-Dixon?  Why didn’t you check in then either Brother?  Or did you think this cripple wasn’t worthy of help?  Last winter was a very hard winter for me and my family because of what two unrepentant criminals did by the name of Cocurullo and Ramsey-Dixon. I was physically going through a hard time. (but you knew that) A hand up would have been nice. I was isolated due to an unarguably an ungodly “Gag Order” (aka Sin of Leadership) and wasn’t allowed to ask for help from the beginning. Tell me. Did it occur to you that the brother needed a hand?

That is not a rhetorical question brother Ernie.

Let us go onto the second sentence of the first paragraph:

We are thankful for your membership at Faith Assembly of God over the years.

Then why was I treated unscriptually? Why was my family who were co-complainants ignored? How come then there was unbiblical partiality toward the unrepentant criminal team (and still unrepentant) Cocurullo/Ramsey Dixon team who have shown not a scintilla of remorse to their victims and over 25 people who were affected negatively? How come I was denied fellowship by a cultic Gag order with the Brethren to protect unrepentant criminals?

This are not a rhetorical questions brother. Remember Brother Ernie, you signed this document. I need an explanation. It is your duty as a Christian, let alone a Christian Leader.  Your integrity is on the line for what you wrote. And that is Biblical.

I was shown hate as a victim? Why, brother?

The cultic Gag Order to silence an injured man, to the illegal, the questionable calls by two staff Pastors with veiled threats and suspect motives, to the unorthodox anti Christian exile meant to silence 8 months ago and this letter meant to end my complaint against sin and illegally block me from attending the business meeting shows hate for myself, the witnesses, my family and the Truth of Jesus.

The attempt to silence first with a Gag” order on victims, then exile. Your letter is an assault against the truth.

Brother, is that how you show thanks? Heaping evil on top of evil. Not to mention all the unbiblical events in between. I even was falsely reprimanded by George Deacon in front of two other Deacons for warning my family on the Extortion/stalking events attacking my middle sister on what was an ever expanding depraved assault. There was more concern for “secrecy” of two unrepentant criminals than my family’s well-being; basically saying that I should break my word to my family (another words George wanted me to lie to them). George refuses to account for this outburst and as well as his phone call to my workplace a week later telling me not to talk about the people who were harmed to include my family. Then he hung up the phone. He has never accounted for this unbelievable act. BTW, there was unknowingly another person in the room, my boss, when he did this. Does this show thankfulness? No, that shows hate. Where is the personal accountability for leaders?

Again, these are not rhetorical questions to you Ernie. It is your reasonable service to answer this honestly and forthrightly. You signed this document Ernie.  The content of your letter should reflect the truth in spirit and the “real” actions of leadership.

Then the last and third sentence of the First Paragraph:

We recognize that there are many fine churches in the Hudson Valley and hope that you have connected with one in recent months.

Well, tell the truth brother, for most of the last two years I can neither stand up for worship or sit for very long with out back spasms. So church was a physical nightmare for me. So much of my “church” world continued with studying on my own what I used to study, Cults, the Bible and Orthodox Doctrine. It is very hard to connect when you are continually in pain, your family was savaged, finances going

down and trying to barely maintain your job and you are denied help all because of two unrepentant criminals and the protectors of sin in leadership.

And as you may or may not know. People who have been abused and disfellowship like I was, statistically have a hard time connecting or even turning to Christ. The victims in the Jehovah’s Witnesses only 5% turn to Christ. In Mormonism it is better and goes to 50%. Victims like me, in abusive so-called Biblical Churches  the stats are not in, but some say it is worse than Mormonism that stay in. And those who stay in the Faith don’t connect to a church for about two years.

In a way I am in an anomaly because I used my time studying the Word and doctrine rather than separating from it. I took the time to examine what I believe and casted out a lot of false doctrine. As a result I know show no tolerance for false doctrine that I once saw as tolerable, which is what Yahweh says us to do!

But your statement or wish for me wasn’t about your “concern” about “connecting” to another church. Was it Brother Ernie? That sentence was disingenuous.  Sort of mutes the intent of the second sentence. You are basically telling me and others that you and the Board are denying your” reasonable service” to heal who have been hurt by evil in Faith Assembly of God and remove them out of our sight as a reminder of what happened as the failure of creative men over scriptural integrity.

And we both know that I am not the first to undergo this honor.  Just for different reasons or reminders. Some you casted out because they were say as interference in Men’s Vision, While I was cast out because I wouldn’t tolerate the sin of protection of sin, there are others who were cast out for no better reason they represented a failure or was reminder to the real sin of others. Their offence was not that they offended Christ, but they offended the pride of man’s heart.

Tell me true Ernie. Was a similar “edict of exile” letter put on the two unrepentant criminals especially when they have done nothing to remove their threats? Were Constance Ramsey-Dixon and Caridad Cocurullo told that they should  “connect” to another church? After all they didn’t have a broken body, family concerns, related medical problems due to inside church criminal activities like I. There lively hood isn’t in jeopardy from a twisted spine from the same unrepentant activities? I mean you can even use the Bible to ask them. Your edict on me is unbiblical. Why were they not asked to “connect” to another church? They don’t have the healing to go through and “connect” to another church?

This question demands to be asked and demands to be answered? This is sorely unanswered and you and/or any board member should be able to answer this question without hesitation. Your integrity is on the line brother.

What you are saying to that same “fine churches” in the Hudson Valley; is that you are denying your responsibility and “reasonable service” as a church and sending me and others to those churches for the healing that was Biblically suppose to happen in your church. And there are plenty of former members of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY are now being counseled and healed in other “fine churches” right now. Isn’t there Brother Ernie?

What I am saying may seem harsh. It is the truth though. Correct me if I am wrong.

Enough with the First Paragraph.

Let us now examine the Second Paragraph:

“Your name is scheduled to be removed from our membership rooster as you have stated you are no longer in agreement with the Leadership and Boards of Faith Assembly of God. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Administrator, Alex Aveiin within the next 2 weeks at (845) 462-5955.”

The second paragraph is supposed to be the meat of the letter. But unfortunately the meat is missing. From this point of that letter, since it was sadly lacking prior to by leaders like Edward Jones, George Andrews,  Linda Schreck, Terry Conti and all the other “leaders”. They have never addressed this as it was their “reasonable service” and Biblical mandate. What is lacking is a Biblical Reason for tossing me out. It is lacking a organization reason as is outlined in Faith Assembly of God’s Bylaws and Constitution.

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It is an absurd Paragraph. It certainly doesn’t state what I am being kicked out for . It has no resemblance to any form of Orthodox Church Discipline. There is nothing that even looks like you have a moral reason to do so. And please I have studied church discipline brother.

This is lacking the three big questions: What is my charge or my sin you are kicking me out for? Who are my accusers?  And what is the sign of repentance for return? You know… if this is Church Discipline… or what is this? Not really clear here Ernie. Maybe it is meant not to be. hmmm

Where are my Accusers? Didn't Yeshua ask the woman in sin that.

Where are my Accusers? Didn’t Yeshua ask the woman in sin that. “Where are your accusers?” hmmm

But then before you can even state that you have to show a process. Not Secret Tribunals where privileged information is leaked out. Not uncontested secret testimony from both leaders and witnesses that are steeped in unrepentant sin themselves.

Brother you have shown to the people who were victims of criminal activity, violence. malfeasance, slander, extortion as well as the world that the Board has neither regard for God’s word and Doctrine as well as it’s own Bylaws and Constitution and common decency that the Word even recognizes.

Brother Ernie, through all of this the last two years Matthew 18:15-17 has been torn out of the Bible. From the institution of that unbiblical ungodly Gag Order which prevented me to go to the second step of Matthew 18:15-17 to your (the Board’s) instituting of this letter. You have disregarded Yeshua’s words and grieved the Holy Spirit.

The board shouldn’t have even touch this to go to “Secret Tribunal”. No party involved has an excuse to side step the four steps of Matthew 18:15-17. None. And if it was a board member who instituted this unbiblical complaint with ignoring Steps 1 and 2, then the board should have asked for their resignation. If it was a Credentialed Brother or Sister, the board should send a complaint to remove that credential. That is how it was explained to me. There is no mitigating issues here like two offenders to one victim (like in my case where the Cocurullo-Dixon Team assaulted me) or a case where the victim is a victim of violence and criminal acts (Like my case brother).

How come I seem to know these things brother and the board doesn’t.

Some of what happened to me at Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY, the poster child for large Abusive Churches like Mars Hill/Mark Driscoll could learn something.

Brother this is an example of Pharisaical Sin which the Lord says we all must address, publically if necessary. And I did try privately, didn’t I? If there is any sin that God hates more than any other sin it is Pharisaical Sin. Yeshua (Jesus) took on the Pharisees Publically, while he addressed the woman in sin privately and with compassion. He did it 13 times in the Gospels. Jesus talked about Pharisaical more than any other iniquity. Corrupt preachers will say sexual sin is the worst while never teaching the sheep that the sin of Leadership (pharisaical) is to be dealt with most harshly.

And the Epistles it is taught at least 19 times. It is amazing that contempt for what the Lord commands is so absent in what should be taught doctrine in a Biblical based church.

Brother Ernie. You use the phrase in paragraph 2 “as you have stated you are no longer in agreement with the Leadership and Boards of Faith Assembly of God”  in a very deceptive manner. It is called building a “straw man.”

FIRST: In agreement with what. The leadership has been strikingly unclear throughout this ordeal for me and others. This is well documented. Positions one day change the next. There has been out right refusal to answer questions that it was that leaders as a Christian to answer. Some of those questions unanswered are directly to the core of Truth which all Christians should hold dear. This is more than well documented to the witness of my family, advisors and witnesses that came forward in the cause of Truth. That is one of the main reason I now insist of written answers.  This is the reason as I was advised by a true man of God, to require answers in writing.

If you say leadership has been clear, transparent, honest and forthcoming to establish an understanding with my family and I; It would be a very big lie.

Could you Brother Ernie, look me in the eye and tell me otherwise, especially with the backroom deliberations that went on and slander that went behind my back by two unrepentant criminals by the name Constance Ramsey-Dixon and Caridad Cocurullo who tried to silence me with threats.

SECOND: Not being in agreement with leadership is not a reason for being kicked out. It is not Biblical. If you say those “disagreements” are with the core doctrine of the Faith that would be a BOLD FACE LIE. That is the only disagreement that merits being asked to leave, you have not established that Brother.

THIRD: What you are really saying brother, is that if I don’t stand with the “Sin” of leadership that I am being forsed to leave.  That omission from that phrase is patently deceptive and sin in itself. Brother Ernie, you brought shame on yourself, And what I wrote has not been even challenged. And this has been out for a long time. It is both morally and doctrinal heretical  to ask or insist any Christian stand by sin, Especially the sin of leadership. For you to suggest otherwise makes you what is called a False Teacher and Prophet? You claim authority, but you deny the Scripture of Yahweh. You deny Christ in the process.

Lets us deal with that last point Brother. The First Fundamental Truth of the Assemblies of God is the from the doctrine of “Sola Scriptura”. That means we believe the Scriptures to be “God-breathed” and therefore fully authoritative in and of themselves; they rely for their authority upon no church, council, or creed, but are authoritative simply because they are the Word of God. The Scriptures, as they embody the very speaking of God, partake of His authority, His power.  From that we get the doctrine of “Sufficiency of Scripture” . Which means we are not to go against God’s perfect word and that we are committing Blasphemy when we seek to add man’s creativity or ignore them completely. That would be Heresy. This is what I see and have documented. When leadership does it, it is very serious. Paul severely rebuked the Judaizers.  What would Saint Paul say or do now? Wouldn’t he say publically as God’s Word has documented.

The evidence seems that you indorse the several attacks on the Orthodox Doctrine of “Sufficiency of Scripture” and have persecuted the innocent for the observation of this Doctrine, namely I. If this is now the official policy of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie,  NY; don’t you have the ethical obligation to contact the National Office in Springfield, MO and the NY District Office of the Assembly of God and tell them you are do not believe in the Assembly of God’s First Fundamental  Truth dealing with the adherence of God’s Word as the only authority we have.

If you have “no use” for the First Fundamental Truth of the Assembly of God, then sir 2 thru 16 Truths of the Assembly of God doesn’t mean much either. And neither does the Constitution and ByLaws either, it crumbles.

You should also tell the Congregation brother. You really ethically should. Shouldn’t they know?

Brother my prayer for you is to repent.


Let us examine some of the Sin I have talked about that you seem to imply in this “straw man” sentence that is just a squabble between the Board and I.

I will give you a select very incomplete list with short commentary. This is the stuff I am in “disagreement” (your inference) with the Board. It is all sin….  as follows:

The cultic “Gag Order” put on an innocent injured man so he can’t ask for help from the bretheren, ask for public prayer for him and his family and basically isolates him from fellowship while the offenders are set free and don’t have to even help the victim. This is obscene sin. Again the Assembly of God is against such evil practices. Call Springfield and ask brother.

Refusal to remove said cultic “Gag Order” for NO biblical reason to the victim while his family goes into really desperate times that were known may happen. Pleads were ignored about the plight of my family. I still have an email by Brother Edward Jones who had no compassion for them. It was all to protect the unrepentant Criminals and empower the criminal team of Cocurullo / Dixon Team  to commit stalking and extortion attacking the weak and to follow up with threats.  This ended up being a double hit of Evil against the victims.

The outright refusal to explain to the victims the origin of this cultic “Gag Order” and account for it as the Bible suggests. This is Church Corruption. This is Moral Turpitude by any definition because of all the evil attached for it and shows no remorse or repentance by Sister Linda Schreck or Brother Jones. This is Moral Turpitude. This is signs of a cult.

NOTE: Ernie, This Gag Order Policy is a sticking point. There has to be public talk about this. It is ungodly. Morally I have to do what I have to do to help insure no brother or sister goes through this again. I would be complicit and part of the evil if I didn’t do my best to insure this never happens again at Faith or I couldn’t couldn’t those future victims in the face as it seems that the perpetrators of this evil cannot look in my face. Can you you look in my face and say that it wasn’t evil. If you don’t do anything to insure that this doesn’t happen again,  you will have that sin on you and account for it. That is Biblical and your reasonable service.

The moral turpitude of Deacon Terry Padillo Conti. She is a material witness for the criminal events of  April 7th, 2015. She knew directly before and after my spine was twisted and the criminal trespassing. She refuses to answer the questions to the victims on that days events. She is covering up for unrepentant criminal activity. There is nothing in her “pay grade” that protects her from protecting sin that have drastically devastated lives. That is supporting those acts and enabling the future stalking, serial lies and extortion attacking the most weak in my family. Another words, Sister Conti is a silent partner in that assault on me and my family and shares in those sins.

Christian apologists have told the Muslim that true Christians will not hide the truth about evil done by Christians and stand by the Muslim when a Christian sins against a Muslim because the Truth of Christ is in their heart. We say that Truth matters more to us than the people we call brother, because God is not a respector of Persons. Keeping Sister Terry in leadership position at this point tells the world that Christ’s Truth is secondary in our lives and those on the outside ie Muslims, will regard our Faith and claims of Christ’s truth to be false if a leader is allowed to stay in position after an egregious cover-up of a egregious crime. I say that with a heavy heart, but Terry cannot stay in leadership regardless of repentance and cannot stay in the church unless she does.

We know Carrie Cocurullo is a serial liar, even by her friend, endorsed Constance Ramsey-Dixon as some one who would lie for Carrie, for Carrie during episodes of threats. Another words, Sister Ramsey-Dixon is recognized as a mirror image by Cocurullo. But Terry Padillo Conti went to extraordinary lengths to protect those lies by refusing to come forward even when pointedly asked. Who hates my family and I more, the documented liars or the protector of Lies. Again in my research, there was not one who could give me an instance where it is even close to being ethical either in the ”world” or a Christian. So why is it tolerated in leadership?

You ask, what are the unrepentant criminal acts of the Leaders of BNBM, you know the Cocurullo/Ramsey-Dixon Team, brother Ernie? You can review a incomplete list in this link:


There is the SIN of covering up by leadership of Deacon Conti (Padillo) and her involvement in the matter by Sister Linda Schreck when I asked a direct question and received and deceptive answer, another words, Sister Schreck, I hate to say this, but lied.  This is not what I ever wanted to say, but always knew from our meeting June 26th, 2013. I should have been made aware from the beginning. This is part of an overall SIN. I should have been informed from the beginning of matters like this. No Christian has that “Pay Grade” to hide information like this. Not even Doctor Reverend Pastor Edward A. Jones This is Big Sin.

Side note: Brother Ernie, please don’t try to tell me about Linda Schreck following Pastoral Confidentiality Rules. She was acting as a negotiator/mediator. I do know counseling confidentiality ethics sir. Once she took on the role of a mediator/negotiator she laid those type of confidentiality aside. The only things she may hold from the victims is specific medical conditions or to shield on a case by case basis minor children involvement. There was none of that here. I was never told of any “status of change” in that position. Never.  And ethically speaking, it would have been very dicey if she did change into counseling for one of the parties where confidentiality was implemented. The only change of status she could have taken was to withdraw from both parties in the matter. Not just one. Check with a Assembly of God attorney on ethics if you don’t believe me brother.

So much secrecy, so much time and energy dedicated to it, so much sin.

Fact is there has been more information flowing to the unrepentant criminals about the victims, and rumors through official and the criminal group on the victims than has been forth coming to the victims about what should have been communicated. Isn’t that true brother Ernie?

The culture of slander and gossip is a sin I will cover later dealing with the sin of the leaks (release of privileged information) and the more serious sin of three Deacons covering it up to the Board for not reporting it.

Please don’t say this is ain’t a problem. And Brother, don’t say this ain’t Pharisaical Sin.

There are other exiles from Faith AG where slander/leaks took place, and the leadership had the power to correct it and “didn’t lift a finger” to do so. Good brothers and sisters in the Faith Ernie. But it served in one case that the lies not be corrected because it created a scape goat for “the protected” at Faith AG failures.

I request you call the State General Presbyter/District Superintendent of the New York District for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline. This is moral turpitude. This is cover-up of sin on a pastoral/board level.

The contempt for hard evidence and 8 plus witnesses outside of Faith Assembly of God by leadership to include Pastor Edward Jones. This is well documented. But allow this little commentary. The leadership involved basically stated to the Church Community that Believers as witnesses, supporter, and harmed from the Lutheran Churches, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, independent Biblical Churches and the Roman Catholic Church are not welcome with their testimony. The leadership is stating now that to the unbeliever that truth is not with us. I knew that treatment of witnesses was wrong, so I rechecked again with my advisor. I was right, it is wrong. It is the Assembly of God’s position that truth is truth and should be allowed from the outside.

Getting back the Second Paragraph commentary…

There is a lot more SIN and I have talked about. Your dishonest  phrase in Paragraph 2 that stated ““as you have stated you are no longer in agreement with the Leadership and Boards of Faith Assembly of God”  should of stated to be factual: ““as you have stated you are not tolerant of the sin of selected Leadership and the apparent complicity of sin in the Boards of Faith Assembly of God”

Let me repeat that brother:

Your dishonest  phrase in Paragraph 2 that stated ““as you have stated you are no longer in agreement with the Leadership and Boards of Faith Assembly of God”  should of stated to be honest and factual: “as you have stated you are not tolerant of the sin of selected Leadership and the apparent complicity of sin in the Boards of Faith Assembly of God”

And no Christian should be asked to “follow” sin (as you should have wrote.) Your “apparent” position is not Biblical.

Please Brother Ernie, correct me.

More sin to review here and in prior posts:


Your statement was outright slander brother on what I communicated and entirely inaccurate. I wish a public apology. You sign this document. You are accountable for the content and what it means.

Now let’s go onto the last sentence of Paragraph 2:

If you have any questions, please contact our Business Administrator, Alex Averin within the next 2 weeks at (845) 462-5955.

Let’s deal with the arbitrary time limit. After 8 months of being exiled you come up with an arbitrary time limit. EIGHT MONTHS of exile. Of an illegal exile without any moral reason. And don’t say protecting my family with a blog from threats of two congregants by going public is a valid reason, especially when leadership refused to deal with those threats. Threats that came after an already act of violence and criminal activity that harmed a lot of people. EIGHT MONTHS.  When I was told I would be gotten back to in 3 DAYS. In other words another lie was told. You know that there are other people involved that have a stake and interest and you had no concern.

If I have any questions you ask. This is very deceptive. This is CHURCH CORUPTION. The questions have already been asked and you know it! To imply otherwise is the lowest of the low. For example my Reply to 3 Deacons about their questions they wanted out. That letter was sent out 14 months ago. Those questions should have been answered long before your letter. The questions in a subsequent Email following up asking why they didn’t have the decency to respond and making a FORMAL complaint about the release of privileged information (Leaks from the Board) that went outside the walls of Faith Assembly of God into another church. There were the questions I sent out in May last year when I was harassed at work by two Staff Pastor who refused to answer question or state who told them to deliver their threats. That was 19 pages of questions.

Again this is very deceptive. The questions were already asked. Where are the answers brother for the victims?

And again, those questions should have been answered long ago before such a Formal Exile letter from the Board was produced.

All that and more should have been answered and more. They all should have been answered in accordance with honest and righteous intent. And now you are asking for more questions that won’t be answered. All those questions should have been answered in writing long before this letter you sent me brother.

All answers will be answered in writing as to promote honesty and to give to fellow complainants. They have interests and rights here. It is the God interest to be transparent to all those harmed and stepped forward to be witnesses. It is a promise I made. It should be no problem for a “loving” church who has a zeal for truth.

You have the questions brother. Answer them. You have committed yourself now with that statement. And I suggest you rescind this letter and call The NY District Office and request a Presbyter Team to sort this out.  It goes against common decency, it goes against scripture it goes against common decency and it mocks God.

It is typical “Expediency over Righteousness” again as I have enumerated before and quoted experts in the field, is a sign of when a church turns into a cult. Tell me otherwise brother if you can. Men’s creativity over orthodox doctrine and the Word of God is a sign of when a church becomes a cult.

Matthew 23:4 They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. (NASB)

Why Alex Alverin brother? Why not Pastor Jones? He is the President of the Board. Information is released to him (Alex)? Who else was this known to? If Alex answers the existing question, it will be considered as coming directly from the hand of Pastor Edward Jones so no one can say it is not a mistake.

Let us go to the last paragraph:

It is our prayer that God will help you find a church that you can support and follow the Leadership. May God grant you grace and mercy.”

 FIRST: Thank you for your prayer.  But brother maybe, just maybe it should include the healing of people who were harmed; That they would know Christ or know Christ better despite what was done to them. Not just in my case, but others who were cast away and their families. That would be a righteous and noble prayer from the Board of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY.

SECOND: Again with the leadership LIE. What I have documented is SIN OF LEADERSHIP. If you are suggesting ANY brother and Sister should follow SIN, Then Ernie, you follow a different Jesus than orthodox Christianity.

THIRD: Let us go full circle with the new church line and being “connected”. Faith Assembly of God has hampered any “connection” with a church. Because you have not addressed the leaking of privileged information that has been leaked outside the walls to other churches. This is sin. This is unrepentant sin. There is no sign that you have mediated any future leaks. This sin minimally needs a public apology by Pastor Jones to establish humility on the same level the sin was committed. He is responsible at the end of the day for the leaks and the godliest way to show repentance in a sin as public slander and systematic rumor is to publically apologize and seek forgiveness. The only thing stopping this is pride. Public repentance for public sin, especially when it is leadership sinning against a sheep.

Am I to wonder about future leaks and the stuff in the current leaks in a possible church that I am “connecting” to? Is that sin going to follow me around?

Also Deacons Conti, Andrews and Leman did not report this to the board and had a moral responsibility to get back to me.. This reflects systematic corruption of serious sin. They also have to be dealt with due to the serious of their sin. Conti and Andrews are guilty of malfeasance. They have to repent with public confession to the congregation and I and resign.  Deacon Leman would be charged with nonfeasance because he was not involved in this matter and not guilty of what Terry is as noted who is also guilty of prior leaks directly, could have stopped slander, withheld evidence from the victims and George with his moral cowardice in hiding information and attacking my family interests as noted.

Deacon George Andrews and Deacon Terry Padillo Conti are clearly guilty of malfeasance.

Pastor, Doctor, Reverend, brother, Spiritual Daddy of unrepentant criminals, and self proclaimed King Edward A. Jones

Pastor Edward Jones – Just what is his position on the leaking of Privileged Information from his Secret Tribunals?

Ernie, on a side note, doesn’t it make you wonder if the board didn’t receive that formal complaint?

It is also the “right thing to do” to brief the victims of “all possible” leaked information if you can’t find the perpetrator to confess. If it doesn’t reflect national security, there should not be any problem. Remember all I have to do is show that the leak did occur, not the content.

Again, I recommend you call the State General Presbyter/District Superintendent of the New York District for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline.

As people have noted, you can’t make this stuff up. It is pretty bizarre.

There is more to be addressed on this issue. See link and the prior posts:


On to your Signature Block Brother Ernie:

In finishing up with this letter review: We will review your signature block where you end “In His service”. This was not written “In His Service”, It was written in “In Men’s Service”. Let me repeat that to make the point. This was not written “In His Service”, It was written in “In Men’s Service”.

Brother I do not say this as a sin against me. I say this in the name of the God that created us. The one we are supposed to serve. I say this in the knowledge that I am the wretched of the wretched. This is blasphemy. This letter was written for the purpose of “Expediency over Righteousness” and to hide sin. Hide Sin from the unrepentant common criminal activities to the unrepentant Pharisaical Sin as mentioned. It is Blasphemy to claim that the letter written to me has any motivation other than Man’s false Glory. Don’t use His name like that.

I pray that you repent. Be very wary in using that in a signature block unless you have examined and prayed that the content and motives is Holy. You offend Yahweh and you are not true to the Faith. This is the worst sin mentioned.

Don’t forget who loved you first, brother. It wasn’t a man with a title.

And why oh why Brother Ernie, again, why isn’t Pastor Edward Jones the signature on this document?

In Conclusion Brother…

I suggest strongly that you get back to me in a positive manner with the proper authority that states that this letter is rescinded, that I am a member in good standing at Faith Assembly of God, My exile has been rescinded, that I am welcome to worship with the brethren and that I am welcome to attend and participate at the Business meeting Sunday April 19th, 2015. I think that 48 hrs (that would have been about noon Saturday) should be acceptable and that the Board should make the sacrifice to make it happen, as they could never make the sacrifice my family and I have in the last two years of what started because of two narcissist idol worshippers on April 7th, 2013.

It is highly recommended that this happen.

INSERTED NOTE 04/19/15 This never happened. I didn’t expect it to. Nor did anyone I know expect it to have happened. I had to make the effort. I have done enough reading on the subject that Boards who have lost their way have a “Bunker Mentality”. That is why you read of stories that entire boards will back a pedophile in leadership and blame the victim. The pedophile gets convicted and he retains his “title” with people proclaiming his innocence. Boards and people forget the message that we all have a depraved side since the fall of Adam. (Doctrine of Depravity) That is why Christ came. In 1 John it reminds us that if we say that we are not a sinner, then we call Yeshua (Jesus) a liar. That is why if we call ourselves “Christian”, we should live the life of repentance. If we forget where Christ took us out of and our true fallen nature; we will soon return to that nature as a “Dog will return to his own vomit”. The American Evangelical of today has to start looking to have Christ search our hearts. We have forgotten who loved us first. If we have Faith in man over Yeshua, then it will always happen. Thinking too much of ourselves will always lead to sin.

This letter is twice as long as I wanted and half as short as it should be. You don’t care, but my medical condition is not good and people are dying around me. Respect that brother.

This letter will also be sent to a limited distribution. You can ask others what that may be. They are people outside Faith AG I love who have shown more mercy through this than the people who breached the trust God entrusted them with can ever muster in a life time. Prove me wrong brother.

Pardon my shortness. These burdens were never necessary for not the priority of men’s creativity over the sanctity of the Word of God / Sufficiency of scripture. From the beginning 2 years ago. Idolatry, greed and pride put us here. Sin was heaped up over sin. I wake up in the morning with a physical reminder not just of a sinful event, but a saga that went on because no one cared what God cared about in leadership. I think about the destruction it did in people’s lives and the hate displayed toward the innocent.

There is no reconciliation for those who have stated the truth about the unrepentant.

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. (NASB)

“Deed and Truth” brother Ernie, “Deed and Truth.”

I request you call the State General Presbyter/District Superintendent of the New York District for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline. This is moral turpitude. This is cover-up of sin.

With sadness,


Battered sheep and member in good standing IAW the Constitution and By Laws od Faith Assembly of God of Poughkeepsie, NY (But not the Board)

BCC: The usual

Attached: Board Letter in PDF format dated 3/23/15 received 3/2715 read 3/29/15

Formal Letter of Exile from the Board of Faith Assembly of God

If pdf doesn’t pop up… below is the letter:


The following is an OCR copy of the same Letter for another quick reference:

TO:                         Mr. Frank XXXXXXX

Sheep in exile

(No this actually isn’t on the letter, please excuse the levity)

FROM:                 Ernest A Martone

Board Secretary

Faith Assembly of God

254 Spackenkill Rd,

Poughkeepsie NY 12603

Dear Frank,

We trust you are doing well. We are thankful for your membership at Faith

Assembly of God over the years. We recognize that there are many fine churches in the Hudson Valley and hope that you have connected with one in recent months.

Your name is scheduled to be removed from our membership rooster as you have stated you are no longer in agreement with the Leadership and Boards of Faith Assembly of God. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Administrator, Alex Aveiin within the next 2 weeks at (845) 462-5955.

It is our prayer that God will help you find a church that you can support and follow the Leadership. May God grant you grace and mercy.

In His Service,

Ernest A. Martone

Board Secretary


 End of OCR Copy of Brother Ernie’s Letter

Links related to Letter you should research brother:






 I again request you call the State General Presbyter/District Superintendent of the New York District for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline. This is moral turpitude. This is cover-up of sin.



 Conclusion (for now) and a little administrative clean-up

Well this is the official end of the email back to Brother Ernie Martone, regarding the Boards unbiblical “Formal Exile” 8 Months after the Boards of the unbiblical “Informal Exile”

But it is just the beginning for discussions and commentary.

As stated, I will add commentary later on in this section and let Readers from Faith Assembly of God of Poughkeepsie , NY, my brothers and sisters absorb what is written up to now.

I will leave you this one thought and quote. It is from John MacArthur’s Leadership Series where he talks of False or Counterfeit Authority. He states in so many words those who go beyond their Biblical Mandate are using Counterfeit Authority.

Here is a direct quote from Pastor John MacArthur from that series: “Mark it my friend.Those with counterfeit authority always abuse people. And they will abuse those who are least able to defend themselves.  “

This is truth. I believe I and the other exiles from Faith AG, will say Amen to what Pastor MacArthur has stated. We are witnesses to that fact.

According to Dr. Jerry Kaifetz, when traditional mechanisms are removed to handle the Sin of Leadership and unbiblical barriers are put up, it is a sure sign of a good church is turning into a cult. You can see that Dr Kaifetz and Pastor MacArthur who come from two different Evangelical view Points come to a similar resolve.

This Post along with the data strong last post may help the reader into putting the story together. I am thinking of mixing now challenging the leaders in question individually and showing how their sin can cause destructive to the Body of Christ with other posts.

In that way, the Formal Exile Letter has helped. It has also helped without their realization legitimized my position further because they sent it within the context of my complaint which they referenced unintentionally in their letter. It can used as solid documentation as damages in any legal threats either from the Cocurullo-Dixon Team and/or the Board of Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY.

I am grateful for the help.

This may be a cold way of seeing things, but God is a God of the practical too.

Shalom for now. Bless you and please pray.

Frank – Sheep in Exile

May 31st, 2015 – Additional Commentary – The Importance of the Bylaws.

And/or How the legal issues crept in by not dealing with the sin as scripture dictates.

This is probably a good spot to answer a certain question on the legal “talk” in this post. Unfortunately it is important but most sheep don’t want to read about this. Most of my readers outside the United States will only consider it as a point of Interest at best. So at the end of this post is probably be the bext place for it. If one reads this straight through it is probably because you have a vested interest in what I have to say.

But the ByLaws and Constitution of an American Church is very important and it should be read by all members. It is a document that tells the state (and the world) on how the church will conduct it’s business. It tells the saint a lot about “that” church not just by the content, but how they treat that document what to expect from “that” church.

Access to that document tells a lot about that church. An open church that operates in transparency will give anyone access to that document. A good sign is that they attach it to their website for the public to see it as well as perspective members. They have nothing to hide.

Some churches make it accessible to the members  with varying degrees of control. Some all you have to do is email and the church receptionist and she will email it to you without question. The more paranoid/controlling the church is, the more hoops you have to jump through. In some churches they will send it to the Pastor or his designated representative and he will sit on the request. Some will outright refuse. Then you have to go through your State Secretary of State,  pay 10 bucks for a copy you will see two or more weeks later.

In my case at Faith Assembly of God in 2014 last spring, the receptionist/office worker forwarded my request for a copy of the Bylaws to the aforementioned Alex Averin, Alex sat on it till the day of that business meeting so not to be reviewed in a timely manner. I guess I wasn’t the only one.  This is far from an open transparent organization. You will hear complaints about the “world” from the pulpit for not being forthright and not living transparent lives as Christians are suppose to, but all the while the same preachers parcel out tidbits as if they were running the church like the old Soviet Union, paranoid which citizen gets what information, except we are citizens of the Kingdom of God.

By the way if you are a member of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, call Alex and request one so you know what I say is true. His number is on the Formal Exile Letter courtesy of Deacon Martone. If you feel uneasy and can prove you are a member of Faith AG I wall gladly send one to you in pdf format. Just leave a comment on the end of this post. I will not publish your request, unless comments are submitted that you want published and answered.

What’s in the bylaws that affects this case, we just have to go into Article one of the Bylaws under membership.

If we look at the reasons for removal from the roster of membership, there are two basic reasons and Inactive membership, Since we are not sure of the reasons  because the Board of Faith Assembly of God refuses to tell us let us briefly examine the standards.

Inactive membership is in Section 7 of Article 1. There is a key phrase in that section is “willfully absents himself” from regular attendance. It would be a stretch to say that in my case. A medical condition that hospitalized me and an unbiblical unexplained exile would hardly meet the criteria.

There is also a phrase that says in that section that the “Pastor” or his designee will contact me. That never happened. In other words, Pastor Edward Jones negated his responsibilities in the Bylaws. I would say since this is connected with protecting two unrepentant criminals (Cocurullo and Dixon) who continued their terror with slander and extortion using the most vulnerable; that this negation of duty is directly covered under Article II Section 3 (a). This states that Grounds (for removal) such actions shall be unscriptural conduct, or departure from the faith, or incompetency in office.

This paragraph will be covered in a subsequent Posting in detail, to include a Gag order on an injured man to protect two criminals from repentance. Although he didn’t implement it, he refuse to lift it when he knew my family was in desperation and my employment was and is in question because of those criminal acts. That Gag order would even make a Mormon or Jehovah Witness leader cringe under the circumstances.

The fact is that it was I that requested counsel with him directly on the issues of Slander and extortion back in late November of 2013 through George Andrews and when the two staff Pastors Bienermann and Ogden approached me with a call at work in April of 2014 when they refuse to clarify the reason they were calling. Fact is that Pastor Edward Jones has been avoiding me and doesn’t want the accountability. His refusal to counsel as the Bylaws suggest is not mere nonfeasance, it is malfeasance.

And as we have read over and over, there is the Church Disipline Section 6 in Atrcle 1

  • There was no mention of any grounds ever.
  • There was never any resemblance of Matthew 18:15-17, which is Jesus’ words and is referenced in this section. There was never anything resembling step 1 or 2 in this verse. And if the complaint is from a leader such as Conti and or Andrews, they should be under scrutiny by the accused and relived from leadership duty. It says that they no longer hold to the tenets of the faith which is Sufficiency if Scripture, which is under the Constitution portion of this document and their qualifications as leaders with Article I, Section 3, Paragrapgh B, subparagrapgh 1.

That just scratches the surface in Section 6 of Article I.

Under Section 5  Revision of Roster under Article I, there are two areas where contempt was shown in the Bylaws by the handling of this.

First the roster is suppose to be updated two months prior to the Business Meeting. I was notified less than a month.

The Second again puts the responsibility on Pastor Jones. It clearly states that my name should not have been removed from before Pastor Jones consulted me on that subject.  It clearly states this in the final line in Section 5 Paragraph (a) “provided they have been consulted by the pastor on the subject”. And this time there is NO mention of designee either. Again it goes on beyond nonfeasance and  malfeasance directly because of the protection of criminal acts and violence that caused havoc in many a life that day at the hands of the unrepentant Constance Ramsey-Dixon and, Pastor Jones so-called “Spiritual Daughter Caridad Cocurullo who has a long history of Bearing False Witness and anger.

Conclusion of 5/31/15 Commentary on the By Laws

Is it not amazing how just heaps sin up on sin when it isn’t addressed. I could go into other sections but maybe one should put in in study for themselves, with the document and the Bible to begin with. There are great books on the subject. You can also read the suggested Bylaws by the Assembly of God also for greater insight. I’ll be glad to provide if you ask the same way as noted above.

NOTE 9/11/17: We have decided to ad a link so one does not have to inquire from us for a copy. (Click link below)

Faith Assembly of God Constitution and ByLaws dated April 2010

Hopefully some of you are more interested than you were before reading this. After all, God has put in all of us to know truth. And Truth is not relative. Truth is Yeshua.  Christianity is the only world view that Truth is not a dwindling commodity. And if it is “dwindling”, than we all have turn and find a different place that holds it high or fight to change it so it does become a value again. And if Truth is not within us, than either is Love and we are not of Yahweh.

We as Christians should look closely when we try to substitute “Man’s Creativity” with God’s scripture.

If we Christians don’t yearn for the Truth of the Scriptures and the Doctrines, it would be “folly” to expect to believe us when we hold up to the “world” other things we say and write like legal documents such as the Constitution and Bylaws of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY. In that “world” no one is impressed on how well we speak Christianeze.

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. (NASB)


End of 5/31/15 Additional Commentary – The Importance of the Bylaws

Open Letter To the Board of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY – Gag Orders for Victims and Exile for Truth Tellers protecting their Family

Faith Assembly of God / Spackenkill Campus - Where have we gone wrong?

Faith Assembly of God / Spackenkill Campus – Where have we gone wrong?

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of the Board,

I include past members in this greeting who were present during the unorthodox meetings which my name was used without the consulting of Matthew 18:15-17; Meetings where privileged information was leaked outside the walls of Faith Assembly of God but no help for a cripple.

It has been a long hard winter. It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit has influenced you to grow as leaders and Children of God in reverse order during our traditional 40 day period of fasting and prayer at Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Here is the long awaited 29 plus points letter as discussed I previous posts. As you will read it, you will find actions of certain leaders are based on an unscriptural, unstated motives of badly formed doctrinal policies and principles. As you read I emphasize certain things which seem to have been very far from helping the victims of Criminal Acts. Health and physical issues, Family and the Truth was little concern to theses two staff pastors.

Family, friends involved and advisors in the ministry all noted this was highly questionable (dubious is a good word) and lacked integrity. I couldn’t find one reference how their behavior had anything to do with doctrine as it was presented to us.  We found their agenda less than godly. Intimate friends of my family who observed the affects of me being crippled and the gag order, the assault of my family were outraged. One of my advisors in the ministry who had experience in these things called it abominable but predictable. That advisor has much experience in this area of spiritual abuse and personally knows the personal destruction and havoc the innocent suffer.

There was debate among my family, outside friends that were affected by the criminal activities of the Cocurullo-Dixon Team on how this recent encroachment in our lives on how we should react. But one thing was unanimous; that we would not be blind sighted and sucker punched as before by people of “trust”.

Note aside: The Cocurullo-Dixon Team has never to this date removed their threats. Keep this in mind as you read this.

I apologize for the writing style throughout. You see I was not in great physical shape to be sitting down in front of a keyboard. As the two pastors were informed, I was in great pain and couldn’t sit down for more than 20 minutes at a time. It is indeed a fact that in about a month after writing this I was hospitalized and out of work for about a month. (With no support or prayer from my church, Faith Assembly of God of Poughkeepsie, NY.) In the event of writing in 20 minute time spans we loose continuity or flow of the writing. So bear with the style.

The letter is called: Request to meet with a 15 member Board of Elders/Deacons without a clear cut agenda, reason and me having access to information that should have never been withheld about the depraved acts of Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon dated May 23rd, 2014. We will refer to it as the “29 plus points” letter. This is delivered as promised since you haven’t responded that you have seen the document.

The letter was distributed to the recipients as noted, CC to Pastor Edward Jones, and BCC to fellow complainants outside the church (My Family who does matter) as well as other affected creations of the Most High.

The letter starts off with a long introduction emphasizing our dismay and our suspicion then goes into the long 29 Points as a prerequisite for “any” meeting to regain trust first before any “late” discussions can take place. There are some minor changes as to typing errors and incomplete thoughts. You can get the original from the two staff Pastors or Pastor Edward Jones for comparison. RED TEXT was used for further comments, clarity and additions.

This is a long letter so make the time to get the impact. Again with other posts it is better understood with for knowledge of the previous 5 posts. It is sort of like of a crime scene. You get a picture the more you study it. Without further delay, here is the “29 plus Points” Letter.

START of May 23rd, 2014 Email to two Staff Pastors we will call the “29 plus points”

TO:                         Pastor Dave Bienemann, Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

Pastor John Ogden, Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

FROM:                   Sheep, Frank, Faith Assembly of God, Poughkeepsie, NY

SUBJECT:             Request to meet with a 15 member Board of Elders/Deacons without a clear cut agenda, reason and me having access to information that should have never been withheld about the depraved acts of Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon

REFERENCE:        Call at my work 4/23/14, Short 5 minute meeting after Business meeting 4/23/14 and Call at home 5/13/14

DATE:                    Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Dear Brother John and Brother Dave,

I haven’t got a chance to talk to my family and others directly connected by the transgressions of Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon and your request of a meeting with the Elder Board just to hear my story. Only had a chance to talk briefly about this meeting to my sister in Georgia. She is caught up with other issues right now and will get advice from her husband and Pastor on the matter. Same thing with my Brother in the Lord, Alan.

My other family has stuff going on also. One battered sister as mentioned is affected daily by what was done last spring and also the extortion used against me by using her by the Cocurullo-Dixon Team. We will try to get a family meeting to discuss this matter. It is very difficult.

What I have experienced should never have happened. This is spiritual abuse that covered all the classic symptoms: Isolation of the innocent, Secrecy, Protectionism, Classism, bad doctrine, no accountability, Authoritarianism. This on top of the violence and criminal acts of two self promoting self proclaimed unrepentant leaders, namely the Cocurullo-Dixon Team who has not only risked my job, put me in pain 24/7 as a part time cripple,  who hurt my family and I to the degree we may never recover in some areas. On top of that they heaped on top of evil more evil with slander, extortion using the most vulnerable, stalking and blatant attempt to defame character. The church not only enabled them, but as noted, the church leadership involved supported them.

If 10% of what I say is true on how I was abused, the church has serious problems. But I think you know it is ALL true. No more Secrecy. No more Isolation of the innocent No more protectionism. No more Classism. No more Authoritarianism. No one should go through this again. NO ONE!

Remember this is 13 months after the criminal and violent acts on April 7th, 2013. If proven Orthodox Biblical Doctrine was applied then, we would not be having any conversation and evil would not have flourished.

My sister in Georgia has a lot of questions though; especially why the church wants to know our story now, when they didn’t want to know 13 months ago. Brother Alan has similar questions. Why wasn’t there any compassion or help forthcoming to even help me do common tasks at home? Why wasn’t truth forthcoming? It was also met with suspicion as I have since we got wind of the leak from leadership about me outside the walls of Faith Assembly of God. Something you seem not to address in our telephone conversations. That goes directly to ministerial integrity.

Note aside: A “Leak” that was never reported (even from this letter) to the Board of Elders according to Deacon #4 (Armond Edwards) as we found out August 4th, 2014 is really disturbing to us all. One would have thought the Board should have been given this charge. One would have believed that men who carried the title of “Pastor” would have made since the charge of release of privileged information to the outside world is no small sin from either a Christian world view or a societal legal perspective. This goes to further the notion by expatriates of Faith Assembly of God and myself that there is indeed a culture within leadership of gossip and slander that protects the upper tiers unrightously. Pastors Bienermann and Ogden had a moral duty to do so. They didn’t. This is the proverbial smoking gun. But you will see more.

And yes this charge has been documented with evidence of the leak of privileged information. Yes evidence of the leak, not just the reporting of it to the deacons in April of 2014 and this letter of May 2014.

Your vague request to tell our story seems to be a vague ultimatum. You told me “this” is the “only way” to tell our story. Then when I ask what was the June 26th, 2013 meeting in Pastor’s office, you won’t tell me what “that” was. And how come “this” and “that” are different? Whatever “this” and “that” is. I can’t tell if it is an “Abbot and Costello” routine or a “secret” tribunal you want me to go in front of that you don’t want even me to know about.

I have asked simple questions like who is your authority in asking me to go to this tribunal. And I don’t get an answer. That in my book is very questionable. Smacks very much like unwarranted secrecy. And we have had too much of that. There seems to be NO accountability for leadership. Not Biblical.

Your request is odd and we have to examine your motivations. The story was told and ignored. Proof and witnesses offered then ignored or insulted. It seems the church again wants to add burdens to this cripple instead of sharing burdens. Not one leader who knew visited me when I couldn’t even do basic housework. Yet leadership is very expedient when they believe I will tell publically the truth about the Cocurullo-Dixon Team. They surely didn’t react to the slander or the board leaks about me in an expedient manner. How long? 13 months. There certainly wasn’t no expediency when I needed help desperately. A very vague agenda has been given us.

With regard to the meetings on June 26th, 2013 and December 26th, 2013 there are too many questions that deal directly with the ethics of those meetings. As noted there was no transparency for the victims. Information morally and ethically due to us was not forthcoming. It led to more sin against us. We have the distinct impression that truth was suppressed while lies were allowed to flourish. Jeremiah 23-14 comes to mind where the prophet was told by Yahweh that concealing falsehoods strengthens evil doers. It is called enabling. We were left out of the decision making as well.

When violence and criminal acts are dealt with, the targets/affected people/victims should have been treated with transparency. Information should have been forth coming – not withheld. Let me repeat that. Information should have been forth coming – not withheld. The suppression of truth is a sin. There will be no repeat of this. We will not be unethically blind sighted again.

I have been forthcoming. And since my questions have been totally ignored and information has been unethically withheld. It is time for the church to do what is right. Point of Fact: You and the board have been given the story with outside testimonies, offerings of interview and statements from family that have been ignored. Point of fact: The last half of the February 15th, 2014 email gives my story pretty clearly. My story expressed by words will take 4 hours easy without interruption. That February 15th, 2013 email/letter was written in mind so we wouldn’t have to go through this torment again as a result of the December 26th, 2013 meeting. It has the story. If there was a problem, certainly the leaders present would correct it with me in align with Matthew 18:17 by now? Unless there was “something” missing or wrong with what I wrote; those three deacons “morally” should have corrected it by now.

We also know that those three deacons “morally” should have “written” answers to my questions by now in that same letter.

So let’s get to square one. Before you can ask me to attend any meeting; Biblical leadership has to set up the conditions so that “whoever” you have been given the authority to ask, has the moral authority to ask.

Before we consider “a” request for a meeting, we insist that we have conditions with transparency for us. We insist on the church be forthcoming and cooperative. We insist on conditions and information that was hidden be forthcoming. We insist on the questions of ethics be addressed completely, honestly and righteously. I figure there will be 3 or 4 phases. And will be done in consideration of our time, my health and people affected by this.

This will be Phase 1. We have questions. We see unethical conditions that have to be changed for you to approach us to consider your request seriously. These conditions should be changed/addressed regardless if there is a meeting or not. It is the righteous thing to do. It is your reasonable service.  It is the Godly thing to do. This will go a long way to establish trust. When these conditions are met, mostly in writing unless otherwise noted. We can go to Phase II.


    1. 1. What is the Assembly of God’s policy of treating victims of violence and criminal acts by fellow congregants?
    2. 2. On day 2, April 8th, 2013, was it proper for the church to step in and try to obviate the Law and help Carrie Cocurullo to circumvent the Law and attempt to deny me medical help?
      1. Staff Pastor Schreck knew of the alleged criminal acts and violence on Day 2. Why was she so anxious on taking the sides of the Cocurullo-Dixon side? Isn’t it proper for mediators in these circumstances is get the “full” story first from the assailed, rather than the assailants of criminal acts and violence? Most trained counselors know that it is important to get the story from the victim first in order to set the agenda of their needs and realize the victim may be in shock with plenty of follow ups, why wasn’t this basic mediator’s tool used?
      2. Is it proper for a mediator not to define veiled threats to the victim that obviate the law? This goes beyond any pastoral confidentiality, especially as acting as a mediator. What is the Assembly of God’s position on this matter? Especially to an injured man who is now at risk of losing his employment and cannot fulfill planned commitments to his family. Since the complaint was legal in nature, It was the first threat from the Cocurullo-Dixon Team that went against 1 Corinthians chapter 6 (the first out of 3 such threats to the victims). I went to a lawyer under advisement due to the veiled threats. Remember I was injured, worried about my family and job, in severe Pain, sleep deprivation and the prevailing attitude seemed to be after Day 2 was protect the criminals and burden the victims.
      3. Besides God’s moral law: man’s law was violated, Linda Schreck was advised of the following. Why was it being pushed under the carpet? What is the position of the Assembly of God National Office?
        1. NY State Law Article 22  S 600. Leaving  scene  of  an  incident without reporting (known as the “Hit and Run Law”) http://ypdcrime.com/vt/article22.htm
        2. NY State Law Article 22  S 605. Report required upon accident http://ypdcrime.com/vt/article22.htm
        3. Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree under NY Penal Law 140.15  http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article140.htm?zoom_highlight=140
        4. And the above made more serious because of Constance Ramsey-Dixon’s status as of a “Peace Officer” brings these allegation to a much higher standard. It starts with breach of Public Trust, failure to assist the victim, and according to Caridad (Carrie) Cocurullo; Constance Ramsey-Dixon is willing to commit perjury to cover up the incident. That is called Moral Turpitude.
        5. Note aside: I never threatened criminal prosecution. Cocurullo was the one who jumped on it as if I was. Her own paranoia ruled the day
    3. 3. On day 3, April 9th, 2013, Linda Schreck called me at work and put me on a “Gag Order”. Why was a “Gag / Isolation Order” put on an injured innocent victim of violence criminal acts who’s job was put at risk (and still is), who’s family needed him at a critical time and needed to ask for help from the brethren. Where did this policy come from? Who is taking responsibility for this? Isn’t this reminiscent of disfellowship, immoral tools of which Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons use against the innocent? Even without the injury, fear of loss of employment and not being able to help my family isn’t this gross sin against the sheep?
    4. 4. Most organizations do just the opposite with targets/victims of violence and criminal acts, they make sure people are around them, not isolate them. Why isn’t Faith Assembly of God’s policy reflective of this? It is more important to take care of the victims or to protect the criminals and their sin from embarrassment. What is the position of the Assembly of God National Office? Wasn’t the Gag Order Sin? And isn’t this unrepentant sin? To this date, none of this was explained to us!
    5. 5. I needed help desperately and was denied to ask for it from the congregation because of the Gag Order to protect the criminals. Is this godly?  When you deny someone’s ability to ask for help as the church did, doesn’t it have the ethical responsibility to provide it? That same Gag/Isolation Order denied me public prayer? It seems instead of an injured innocent man by two criminals in desperate need of help being helped, my burdens were increased.  The word of God surely states a righteous brother or sister in the Lord is to share the burdens not add to them. About 8 areas of my life were dramatically affected. I was being treated like a second class citizen in the Kingdom.
      1. One would of thought if I could not ask for help from the brethren, than leadership would have had the moral responsibility to provide for that void to be filled in the form of practical help.
      2. Even Public prayer was dead for the victims of criminal acts to protect the criminals from embarrassment.
      3. Little human contact socially except at work for the most part because of the injury and the gag order. Remember all I knew for the last 10 years in a “so-called” Biblical Church was church on my free time in the area. I worked 40 miles away. The ministries I was apart of didn’t need a cripple. Pain and physical limits kept me away.
      4. Etc…
    6. 6. Are not most programs dealing criminal acts and violence supposed to be handled with transparency for the victim, especially if the results of the violence have left the victim with challenges beyond normal? Why does Faith Assembly of God’s policy differ? What is the policy of the National Assembly of God Organization in Springfield, MO?
    7. 7. There can be no meeting with the board without a handling of the leaks from the board. Two have been talked about. One where the leak is known and was used ultimately used to attempt strife between myself and Deacon Edwards. The other I heard against me outside the walls of Faith Assembly of God that stated that the board wanted me to go. An innocent man that was a victim of criminal acts and violence at my own home and later stalking, serial lying, threats, extortion and a direct attempt of character assassination with a staff pastor being used. The rumor from leadership “is that I was going to be asked to leave”. One cannot morally ask me to appear before a 15 man panel without a clear agenda and without it being shown to my comfort/satisfaction that the situation has been rectified. My family and I have been dragged through the mud so that two unrepentant criminals and their sin is protected.

      Pastor, Doctor, Reverend, brother, Spiritual Daddy of unrepentant criminals, and self proclaimed King Edward A. Jones

      Pastor Edward Jones – Just what is his position on the leaking of Privileged Information from his Secret Tribunals?

    8. 8. Since my name has been established that I have been a topic at board meetings, I would like a clear, concise and complete summary of what was said at those meetings. This in the name of transparency which is dictated by common decency. If my name was used outside of Faith Assembly of God leadership. it is only proper. NOTE: This is not National Security. It may be embarrassing for the board, but it is not National Security. Since I was the one targeted and the Board cannot produce a confessing sinner, the only thing ethical left is to independently come forward and tell me what was discussed so my family and I have an idea what privileged information was disseminated. The same concept/principle is involved when slander is the sin in Church Discipline cases. It is called “Reasonable Accountability” and tells the targets/victims what they are possibly going to have to encounter. And since privileged information made it out of church walls, it brings it to a higher level.
    9. 9. I know of two leaks on two members (one being myself) being discussed being a lowly sheep within a twelve month period. George Andrews has stated that leaks from the board has been a problem. In other words it is institutionalized slander and gossip as noted in previous posts. Obviously the leaks from the board are a systemic problem. These are acts of dishonor against Yeshua first, the congregation who places their trust in the board second, the individuals who are victims of the leaks third and the board last. Ethically and morally they should not be dealing with the lives of people behind closed doors until they correct this problem and repent. It is evil to ask anyone to go before the board without this sin being addressed. It is evil for any church leader to turn a blind eye to this. No congregant should go before the board or be discussed before the board until the leak has been repaired. This is sin against the congregation as a whole. And since this letter has been written, that this complaint about the leaks of privileged information to 2 staff Pastors and a previous letter which was sent a month prior to 3 Deacons (Conti, Leman and Andrews) were NOT reported to the Board as of two months later as also noted in previous months according to Deacon Edwards (infamous Deacon #4). This has been discussed in Part 1 and 2 of the posts called “answering inquiries”; this subject should be addressed immediately with outside monitoring. In other words a presbyter from outside the district needs to be involved.
    10. 10. It is also a matter of Ethics, that even if this Leak issue is resolved that Deacon George Andrews and Deacon Terry Padillo Conti be not present for any discussion involving myself, Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon at any board meeting or separately to any member of that board. Information was intentionally withheld from the vivtims and with no Biblical explanation to the targets of the Cocurullo-Dixon Team’s sin was withheld from the victims. This appears to be protectionism. Both have made unbiblical “excuses” for them without addressing the specifics. And also for as noted below. And that because Carrie Cocurullo is Pastor Ed Jones “spiritual daughter” should not have direct input or direct any board meeting.
      1. A Presbyter outside the sub-district needs to investigate this fuly.
      2. The Board needs to confess the moral compromise as it now stands. This has gone on long enough.
    11. 11. You (Pastors Bienemann and Ogden) stated that this is the “only way” to state my case is to go through a 15 man panel a whole year plus after the criminal activity took place. If that is so, what was that “Meeting in Pastor’s Office on June 26th 2013”? This has to be answered in writing!
    12. 12. There are other questions I have about that “Meeting in Pastor’s Office on June 26th 2013” and this should be answered in writing. Most church discipline cases dealing with violence and criminal acts that has left the victims disabled and their lives in turmoil are supposed to be handled with all transparency and expediency so to help heal and get their lives together. Why wasn’t this basic principle observed?
    1. Why was Pastor’s Spiritual Daughter given a special dispensation and given testimony separately without challenge allowed earlier that day? And why wasn’t I was made aware of this before that meeting prior to that day (or meeting)?
    2. Why was Constance Ramsey-Dixon was also given special dispensation and why wasn’t the stated “offended” my sister (#3 Name withheld) and I made aware of this and allowed input before a decision was made? I was told that we would be dealing with that later, was my sister (#3 Name withheld) and I told the truth? NOTE: I was told that Constance Ramsey-Dixon and her part in this heap of sin were to be handled later. No explanation was ever given to us why and what that meant. It appears that Pastor Jones gave her some unbiblical dispensation and wasn’t even going to tell us it was a special dispensation, let alone why. In otherwords we, my family and I, were lied to.
    3. I walked into the meeting with 95% of what I was going to say documented to Pastor Jones, Linda Schreck, George Andrews and the Cocurullo-Dixon Team. The Dixon-Cocurullo Team provided nothing in advance that countered what I said. They should have if they were repentant as Pastor Jones claimed. Why didn’t Pastor Jones insist on it? Again why weren’t the principles in dealing with victims of violence and criminal acts observed as well as common decency we should have toward one another as believers? An act of “surprise” information goes contrary to good counseling because it sets up an advisary situation, tells the victim that his and/or her is less valuble in the eyes of the counselor. This also casts suspicion in the eyes of the victims that truth is not forthcoming and tells them blatantly that the Cocurullo-Dixon team had no intention to repent and the words of contrition relayed were just that; merely words to satisfy the ears of authority and not the children of God who were victims, which is obvious today to us.
    4. Why did Pastor refuse to review the physical evidence (recordings) and interview my neighbors who graciously volunteered? (And take what Cocurullo stated is his private meeting with her to be gospel without challenge from multiple sources.)
    5. Why did Pastor Jones refuse to handle the prospect of slander at that time? Most church leadership knows the danger of slander and recognizes the fact that it should be handled immediately. Especially in the case of violence and criminal acts. He said he was going to handle it soon. He never did. Why didn’t Pastor? Isn’t this called heaping sin on top of sin? Remember, slander and gossip is the sin that renews itself every morning without it being corrected. Again, where is the concept of “Reasonable Accountability”? Especially with the fore knowledge of Pastor Jones had with Caridad Cocurullo history of like slander and defamation. Being that he was her “spiritual daughter” it is hard to believe that he did not have any idea of the Cocurullo – Dixon Team’s proclivity in this area of sin. Pastor Jones has a long history with Cocurullo and it is highly unlikely that he doesn’t know Cocurullo’s proclivity for serial lying and personal attacks. (Want a list?) This isn’t a matter of personal discernment of personalities, but of basic Biblical fairness and compassion for the harmed. Man’s creativity over sound Biblical practices ruled the day.
    6. Why did it even take 3 months to even see the Pastor at this point? Why did it seem that the two criminals have better access to staff than the victims? There are other questions I have about that “Meeting in Pastor’s Office on June 26th 2013” and this should be answered in writing. Most church discipline cases dealing with violence and criminal acts that has left the victims disabled and their lives in turmoil are supposed to be handled with all transparency and expediency so to help heal and get their lives together. Why wasn’t this basic principle observed?
  1. 13. Pastor Jones was offered testimony from my neighbors (as noted above), review texts just prior to incident and recording of the criminal trespassing, and Carrie Cocurullo’s anger tantrum that left me with a twisted back. Why did Pastor Jones decline? This refusal upset my neighbors. How do I explain that to the “world”? It is as if Pastor Jones didn’t want to know his “Spiritual Daughter Carrie Cocurullo” was a serial liar and had no contrition for the acts of Constance Ramsey-Dixon and Carrie Cocurullo. I am requesting an explanation and an apology to my neighbors? Isn’t it the Christian thing to do.
  2. 14. During this process my sister (#3 Name withheld) was included as the offended because of the affects of this to my family and the church ignored as well as the plight of what my family went through because I was not there because of injury and refusal of church to let me ask for help (Gag Order). I believe an explanation is warranted as well as leadership to ask for forgiveness in writing. My sister IS a born again, blood bought Christian. NOTE ASIDE: My sister is also a witness to a bizarre incident that happened prior to the April 7th 2013 incident this where Carrie Cocurullo used her own daughter to hide Carrie’s own sins.
  3. 15. Another person that was disrespected was my Brother in the Lord, Alan (Last Name withheld), who sat with me and listened which no member of my church could or would do over my plight. He was ignored as he stood beside me. NOTE ASIDE: In cases of criminal acts (and violence) and dealing with multiple congregants sins against a single congregant it is not just recommended, but encouraged for the offended to seek council with someone to stand alongside the victim by most responsible churches. In my case I couldn’t recruit anyone from within the Congregation because of an ungodly gag order. Brother Alan know my heart and is well respected from within his congregation. And yes, I did my homework. Add to the conditions I was in pain 24/7 from the hit and run.
  4. 16. I understood from Carrie Cocurullo in her own unique way on July 15th, 2013 (the first time we spoke since the hit and run/criminal trespassing event) and it was suppose to be about getting my property. This is documented (recorded). Stated that Pastor Edward Jones, Linda Schreck and George Andrews acted inappropriately by stating that disparaging remarks were made because I included these individuals in correspondence prior and at the time sto what I was led to believe a church discipline on June 26th, 2013 (modified as it was). Brother Alan (Last name withheld) is a witness to my character and knows me better than anyone at Faith Assembly of God. My sister was a witness to Carrie Cocurullo’s Character and part of the offended because her actions caused a hardship that my family still hasn’t recover from because I couldn’t perform my planned duty to my family as a result of Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey Dixon’s criminal, violent and reckless acts. My question to Pastor Jones, Linda Schreck and George Andrews is did anyone of you lodge these inappropriate remarks to Carrie Cocurullo instead of me as Biblical principles dictate? Accusations should have been leveled at me directly instead of to Cocurullo as she stated. I would like to see either an explanation and/or apology in writing if this did happen? I would like to see a written statement that Caridad Cocurullo lied about this if it didn’t happen. This is simple enough.
  5. 17. On Friday, July 19th, 2013 I texted Linda Schreck and George Andrews about the blackmail during an stalking event by Carrie Cocurullo that morning while I was traveling to a meeting where I was to speak. The extortion involved among several things from using a battered woman (my sister) who was under tremendous stress to stating that Constance Ramsey-Dixon would lie for her because the events she described about April 7th, 2013 on July 15th, 2013 did not coincide to what was recorded on April 7th, 2013. Carrie Cocurullo was in fear of me exposing the truth. So she used extortion using the most vulnerable member of my family.
    1. NOTE: This extortion/stalking event was less than a month after the “modified Church Discipline” meeting on June 26th, 2013 where Pastor Jones thought Carrie was contrite and I wasn’t allowed to question that. Most Churches would have declared that the sister was obviously not contrite and moved into the phase of reading the charges in front of the congregation.
    2. Did either George Andrews and/or Linda Schreck go to Pastor Jones and state the obvious? I mean after the egregious acts on April 7th, that left me a part time cripple, wouldn’t that come to anyone’s mind to reconsider. I realize at this point everyone was tired of it, I can appreciate that. No more than my family and I. But this was another act of sin piled on top of the other. It targeted the person that was already harmed with the April 7th Criminal/Violent Act, with a deliberate sadistic act on targeting that same person who was the most vulnerable in our family. Does Pastor Jones actually believe the Cocurullo/Dixon Team was contrite using extortion to attempt silence my family and I 3 weeks later?
    3. Why wasn’t there any follow-up on the extortion/stalking? Did anyone think if Carrie did this after a criminal/Violent act the potential of not even recognizing that it was wrong give church leaders insight of the potential that she would do anything to protect her sin? Because that was what that stalking was about, especially when she found out 4 days earlier I had well documented and undisputable the criminal Acts of April 7th, 2014 by her and Constance Ramsey Dixon. And that on that day I ducmented with a recording how far shw would go with another recording. Another words on April 7th, 2013; I undesputibly documented that she was a violent criminal and on July 15th, 2013 I documented (legally recorded) that Carrie Cocurullo was a serial Liar. And she knew what I could do. So she panicked on the 19th and did her extortion/stalking thing. So why wasn’t there a follow-up especially since there was criminal allegations from day 1 and both George Andrews and Linda Schreck knew about it?
    4. NOTE: The particulars of the threats to include attacks on the most vulnerable of our family are no longer being discussed. We as a family have said enough about the nature of it to the church. We consider the Cocurullo-Dixon Team to be dangerous especially what was done to us by the Cocurullo-Dixon Team to that point without a so much of a show of humility from either of them. Also what was done after with the execution of her threats. It was easy for them to commit the crimes on April 7th, 2013 as it was for them to commit extortion on July 15th and 19th, 2013. And yes we believe believe that Constance Ramsey-Dixon will lie for Carrie Cocurullo as Carrie Cocurullo has stated (threatened), because Constance Dixon hasn’t even separated herself from Carrie Cocurullo since the October 19th, 2013 letter of rebuke or even clarify to the victims. Both of those letters by the way should have been answered if the two were truly repentant. As a result of this we see the threats of this team to be serious today with complete knowledge Carrie Cocurullo has done the same to others and has even used her own daughter as a tool for her agenda. One of those examples is also recorded. The same daughter I protected on April 7th, 2013. We also know from her long history it is just not the threats that are dangerous, but the willingness to create more threats to cover up her lies when conditions already dictate a severe depravity for truth and compassion for the harmed.What is Carrie Cocurullo’s “Status” in the church? Is she still considered a member? Is she considered “under church discipline process”?
    5. As noted in previous posts … this is not he said they said … it is sadly all too well documented.
  6. 18.  Is Carrie Cocurullo part of this process?
  7. 19. Has anyone been in contact since my reply to her and Constance Dixon via the recent email April 13th, 2014? That would include Terry Conti, Linda Schreck, George Andrews and/or Pastor Jones. Is she part of this process. If so, Is this going to be like a year ago with no transparency for the victims or as most church discipline states for criminal and violent acts it will be operated with transparency for the victims. Will the “back room” access be cut off for these Carrie Cocurullo this timeWhat is Constance Ramsey-Dixon’s “Status” in the church? Is she still considered a member? Is she considered “under church discipline process”?
  8. 20. Is Constance Ramsey-Dixon part of this process?
  9. 21.  Has anyone been in contact since my reply to her and Caridad Cocurullo via the recent email April 13th, 2014? That would include Terry Conti, Linda Schreck, George Andrews and/or Pastor Jones. Is she part of “this” process? If so, Is this going to be like a year ago with no transparency for the victims or as most church discipline states for criminal and violent acts it will be operated with transparency for the victims. Will the “back room” access be cut off for these Constance Ramsey-Dixon this time?
  10. 22. Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon uses the title “Minister” and is permitted within the assembly as well as publically. Where is she credentialed? Myself, my family and others would like to submit a complaint to have their credentials removed. Morally and ethically if those two are asked they have to provide that answer and the “reputable” credentialing authority requires them to be forthcoming with the answer. Pastor Jones, Linda Shreck, George Andrews, Terry Padillo Conti and/or any other leader which have the information is held to the same standards for suppression of a complaint in a reputable Christian Organization. I assume the Assembly of God does also take this position and regard any delay as suppression of a Complaint. Many reputable organizations look at a refusal, delay, and/or ignoring this question as equal to the complaint with allegations as serious as this which involves criminal acts, violence that led to injury, leaving the scene of violence without assisting as a public Peace Officer, serial lying, extortion,… in other words moral turpitude, the same charge is given to them as per Romans 1:32 as the appearance of collusion is now established. Please consider this an immediate, without delay point to be reckoned with. My family, others and I consider this as such. We consider their acts depraved, their demeanor dangerous to us and others in the future. This as a priority will go a long way in reestablishing trust.
  11. 23. Both Carrie Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon was sent and they received a letter of rebuke October 19th, 2013. They both refuse to address the rebuke as of this date.  It is within the parameters of reasonable expectations that both parties are guilty of what was written and should be held accountable by default. Three members of the board have received those same letters of rebuke and has knowledge of them.
    1. Be that as it may, if Carrie Cocurullo is involved in this, and/or has knowledge of this, she is morally, and ethically she should answer hers in writing to me. No more back room communications where I hear she said this. If she refuses it should be noted to me in writing and the board agrees to read the original charges in front of the congregation. Carrie will also answer to her third attack and threat on 1 Corinthians 6:1 at the time of Thanksgiving 2013. And also answer the new charges as you have read in the April 13th, 2014 letter that she dishonestly with information from the June 26th, 2013 meeting as well as the other moral questions in that letter. This will be done line by line if necessary. If she accomplishes this after a review with my family, she will submit to a face to face “recorded” interview for my family to listen to. Like I said after the threats on July 15th and 19th, It will be done this way. My family matters.
    2. Be that as it may, if Constance Ramsey-Dixon is involved in this, and/or has knowledge of this, she is morally, ethically she should answer hers in writing to me. Her silence has only added to her guilt so far and her behavior that day dishonored her position which is holds her to higher standards, betrayed the public trust and showed abuse of power as a “Peace Officer/Corrections Officer”. If she refuses it should be noted to me in writing and the board agrees to read the original charges in front of the congregation. Constance Ramsey-Dixon will also answer the new charges as you have read in the April 13th, 2014 email. This will be done line by line if necessary. If she accomplishes this after a review with my family, she will submit to a face to face “recorded” interview for my family to listen to. Constance Ramsey-Dixon’s husband, Gregory Dixon will be notified of the proceedings in accordance of God’s sacred institution of marriage about these proceedings immediately. He should be giving the opportunity to stand quietly by his wife. He should be notified immediately.
    3. The face to face meetings will be held separately.
    4. Until all phases of this is accomplished; No member of the Brand New Beginnings Ministry will be addressed as minister. They should be told it is not because of their behavior, but because the top leadership dedication to Biblical treatment of their victims has tarnished their organization. I am also requesting that a letter be sent with copy to me to the Dutchess County Corrections Department that the Brand New Beginnings Ministry has no affiliation with Faith Assembly of God and is not recognized as a valid Ministry until Constance Ramsey-Dixon and Carrie Cocurullo, the top two officers of that same said ministry addressed certain serious ethical charges to the complete satisfaction.
    5. If Constance Ramsey Dixon and/or Carrie Cocurullo doesn’t any longer have their copy of the rebuke I will gladly supply them a copy.
    6. Has anyone contacted Constance Ramsey-Dixon’s husband as noted in most discipline dealing with violence and Criminal acts or are you asking me to do that. Does anyone respect God’s order of things and show respect for the husband of Constance Ramsey-Dixon? Tell me if I am wrong, when the “offender” is married in the case of charges (especially serious charges) within the church, out of respect for the Holy institution of Marriage, the husband is notified and asked to be a productive member of the process. Tell me if I am wrong. It doesn’t matter whether the husband is of a different denomination or even a unbeliever; it is God’s institution. 
  12. 24. At the meeting of December 26th, 2013 with Deacons George Andrews, Terry Padillo Conti and Bill Leman, a meeting who’s agenda changed as soon as I sat down, with the constant change of directions I was not given an opportunity to answer all their questions and said I would do it as completely in writing. They accepted this. Note: I did not want to go through this, but I did. I offered all of them to come to me with questions individually at that time after that meeting for clarification besides the letter that was written. I opened myself to all inquiry and expected reciprocate with a response from those letters. Morally and Ethically both George Andrews and Terry Padillo Conti had the moral responsibility to either correct or agree with those letters. The second letter dealing with sensitive family information and they were told as such. The 26 page email dated February 16th, 2014 will stand as is. In accordance with Biblical principles, they as leaders are to correct privately first. As noted they will correct in writing for the accountability of the leaders are higher than the sheep. If they don’t, the board will agree to let it stand “AS IS” without correction or question from the Deacons it was written to as it is their reasonable service to do so. The board shall make this clear in writing prior to any meeting. NOTE: Bill Leman was brought into this without a basis of what happened, I give him credit.
  13. 25. If any of the deacons insist on a response it will be done within three weeks and sent to me with enough time to evaluate and make a case. But whoever objects shall do it in writing and be held similarly as I have been. Let us put a time limit of the next three weeks so my family and I can evaluate. Since this task was reasonable and not performed since this letter was sent May 2014, we consider that the church concedes of the validity of those letters and could not be countered by the three Deacons: Conti, Andrews and Leman.
  14. 26. Terry Padillo Conti is a material witness a before “the fact” and after “the fact” of the “alleged” violence and criminal acts (as well as idolatry) on April 7th, 2013. She had a moral obligation to share those facts with either me or the authorities once she knew of the accusation. There is no protection for her because of her position. But because of her leadership position she has a higher accountability. By the way, there is no authority within the church that morally to take that accountability away from Deacon Conti. She has a moral responsibility as a Christian. Being a leader does not absolve one in Christ for doing the right thing, it should in a Biblical Church hold one at a higher standard. Deacon Conti needs to repent and cooperate with the people who were hurt by these alleged criminals. As a friend she knew I was physically hurt and didn’t find out the time when she heard I was hurt to see if she could help.
    1. This is minimum an act of malfeasance if there was NO collaboration with others, maybe nonfeasance depending on her motives.
    2. But if Terry acted with collaboration with either the Cocurullo – Dixon Team or church leaders, this is collusion. Remember this is a decision she had to make alone as a Christian (or even a moral person of this “world”). But she is also in a position of trust in the trust. The collusion would be interpreted as moral turpitude because she takes on the characteristics of the seriousness of the criminal acts, violence and manipulation in not getting help for the victims.
    3. As noted in the email thread started April 13th, 2013 she withheld information that could of help eliminate Carrie Cocurullo’s serial Lying at the June 26th, 2013 meeting with Pastor Jones, Linda Schreck and George Andrews, but Terry Padillo choose to do the unrighteous thing and withheld information. She enabled Caridad’s future serial lying (recorded), stalking/extortion using/targeting the most vulnerable in my family( my sister, a battered woman) and the attempted defamation of Character on August 4th, 2013. She is an enabler “with knowledge” Caridad Cocurullo’s predisposition to slander. When someone refuses to share the truth in the manner of criminal acts and violence and enables him/her, that person plays a part in the next crime.
    4. Deacon Terry Padillo Conti has never gave me a reason, let alone a Biblical reason why she is not forthcoming with the truth. She knows I am a cripple a good part of the time, but never was forthcoming with the truth. She needs to repent. She needs to be forthcoming. She has played god. It appears she has gone from enabler as noted in the email chain started April 13th, 2014 to a supporter of wrong doing. Before that letter she was asked privately to come forward. Attempts Biblically to come forward were tried. No explanation. Has she declined both her responsibility to God as well as her civic duty?
    5. Deacon Terry Padillo Conti has shown complicity in wrong doing in another matter with Caridad Cocurullo that involves a leak from the board. Cocurullo twisted the leaked information from the board and used it to attempt to build strife between Deacon Armond Edwards and myself. Again Terry Padillo Conti needs to repent and separate herself from Caridad Cocurullo. There is an appearance of impropriety. While Deacon Conti wasn’t the one who twisted the information and use this privileged information for evil, Deacon Conti admits Cocurullo’s propensity to do that. She ultimately has to account for that defamation of Character and the people affected. In otherwords repent.
    6. This would be an addition to this May 2014 letter. As we found out in August 2014 by Deacon Armond Edwards (Deacon #4 in past posts), the day I was stopped from attending worship, that Terry Padillo Conti did not release to the board my formal complaint of Leaks of Privileged information from the Board that he received. (as well as two other Deacons Andrews and Leman). This is real sin. This is a culture of gossip and slander is real and being covered up by heaping more sin on the victims of criminal and violence.
  15. 27. George Andrews has similarly withheld information, but not directly as Deacon Terry Padillo Conti has because she had direct information before and after the criminal acts. Before I get going, let me say I love the brother. Some day he may be a good leader. But George compromised where Yeshua doesn’t want us. He kept information from me that he has no moral authority to do. He wanted me not to care about the people affected and just deal with the confined church organization world. Some of those who he wanted me not to care about was my family who will be affected by this negatively for years. Without going into it, what happened 13 months ago put one of my sisters in peril and this affects the whole family. It also put hardships where there shouldn’t have been because help was not forthcoming. It is hard to hold a family together with a keyboard when you are needed there as we planned. But George didn’t even visit me when I needed help as a cripple.
    1. George needs to answer my questions. He needs to be forthcoming with the truth. Again as stated, in cases where there is alleged criminal and acts of violence, he has a moral duty to be honest with me. There has been no Biblical principle stated to ignore “that” Biblical principle. He has covered up for Constance Ramsey-Dixon and purposefully of her status when he knew it. And it seems it is all right to deny victims public prayer to protect unrepentant criminals while the unrepentant criminals had full access to their family and secondary ministry prayer needs. I am sorry, but that is the impression.
    2. George needs to apologize to my family for public rebukes and remarks. Especially about me communicating warnings to my family about the escalation of threats, extortion, stalking and dangerous impulsive acts of the Cocurullo-Dixon Team. The extortion hit the core of my family when the Cocurullo-Dixon Team went after the most vulnerable in our family. The public rebuke came over 6 months after the extortion in front of two Deacons (not one on one first as a Biblical Principle). I will not break my promises to people, especially people who have a direct interest for the sake of expediency that only serves the Church Organization and not on principles of Righteousness. It also gave the impression he had some moral authority to interfere with my family and I. Brother George apparently wanted me to break my promise to my family. The question is why? Does family matter or is it a show? No reasonable explanation has been given.
    3. There is an discrepancy on what happened on August 4th, 2013 as George suddenly turned and stated 5 months later and justified Carrrie Cocurullo’s attempt to defame my character where the evidence goes against his new found opinion. This is challenged in the February 15th Email with statements of two individuals. Deacon Andrews has to reconcile his sudden change and the difference of two individuals and questions I asked in that email. This has to be answered in detail. Brother George may not realize it, but he inadvertently called those two other gentlemen liars. To this date George Andrews has not given reasonable account/explanation for his comments.
    4. This would be an addition to this May 2014 letter. As we found out in August 2014 by Deacon Armond Edwards (Deacon #4 in past posts), the day I was stopped from attending worship, that George Andrews did not release to the board my formal complaint of Leaks of Privileged information from the Board that he received. (as well as two other Deacons Conti and Leman). This is real sin. This is a culture of gossip and slander is real and being covered up by heaping more sin on the victims of criminal and violence.
  16. 28, That Linda Schreck answer questions relating to what I have already wrote in this and another email dated in the beginning of December of 2013. I do not require any written answers from Linda. But I do know the basic ethics of counseling and even taught ethics in that area to leadership. In other words I require complete honesty in why things were handled in the way it was handled. You cannot have a repeat of the gag order to an injured man to protect two unrepentant criminals. It was sin. It still is, in other words unrepentant sin. There is so much to talk about. A lot of “whys” to be asked as you could guess. To understand more I challenge you to study the affects of Jehovah Witnesses who go through disfellowship. Linda Schreck was given the opportunity to review the evidence. She declined. Linda Schreck was given the opportunity to personally see the devastation my family was in. Linda Schreck declined with silence (July 2014).
  17. 29. Who has given you authority in this matter? (To Brother Dave and Brother John) I would like a letter/email from that individual. This question is still unanswered. In one way it may not add substance to what else is going on here. But this unanswered question does demonstrate to the point the level of unbiblical activity and how far one will go. Why isn’t this simple question unanswered. And where in the Bible gives either of these two staff pastors the ethical or moral authority as brothers in Christ not to answer this question. Someone should call for a presbyter outside the sub-district to investigate.
  18. 30.  etc…

This is a short list. It may be a good idea to start a spread sheet. As noted, I haven’t talked to all my family and the list may grow. This is just off the top of my head.

You may not like the emails and my insistence on answers in writing. I don’t like it either. The only reason this continues is for the following reasons.

  1. The church with it’s not being forthcoming, setting up a “gag” order and allowing itself to be used to help break the law from the beginning prevents accountability.
  2. It allows transparency for all the parties to include my family and others affected.
  3. Since this was not handled Biblically, the pure nature has added complexities, especially with the unorthodox manner to protect the alleged criminals during this process.
  4. Carrie Cocurullo of the Cocurullo-Dixon Team has a talent for lying and slander and has a great talent for it. If she herself did not provide me unintentionally with the documentation; namely a few written communications and Audio recordings from the incident and the week of July 15th, 2013 to prove the crime and prove her serial lying; I would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. She lies better than most folk tell the truth. People who have listened to the July 15th 2013 week recordings have noted the great influx of emotion, boldness and ease as she lies. A consummate actress as noted. Written responses would be a record that can be reviewed. Constance Ramsey Dixon has the same problem. Her coldness that day and no offer to help is a clear mark of her character. As well as Carrie Cocurullo’s statement that Dixon would lie for her.

I have been wrong in what I wrote at times, but it also gave the opportunity for me to ask for forgiveness. And I did. Something I haven’t seen from leadership. I don’t know whether it is arrogance pride or what. And by the way, most of time that I have been wrong is because the information was not forthcoming as it should have been. Remember I am one of the victims and I am a sheep.

You came to me with authority, but you won’t be specific to me who gave you that authority. That is wrong that you won’t say who gave you the authority. If indeed you were given authority to come to me with this strange, vague, “only chance”, to appear in front of a 15 person elder panel for a reason that seems to be “secret” to tell my story, which was told; then Pastor John and Pastor Dave, you have been given the authority to correct what was done so you can approach me proper-like with a request. (This of course is hinged that you did indeed come with authority – that remains to be seen.) This is Phase 1.

If you don’t have the authority, than you have asked me in deception and I suggest you have Pastor Jones contact me. I am not a second class citizen of the Kingdom. Either is my sister who was with me in the original complaint. And my family does matter and will be given their due respect. There cannot be no more “secrecy” in protecting criminals like Dixon-Cocurullo that call themselves leaders. Leaders have ignored their civic responsibility as well as their godly duty.

I may be a sheep, I do know leadership gentlemen. I have taught it. Leadership is held to a higher standard. You correct leadership first. In Christianity, Leaders and professing leaders are accountable and position does not insulate you from accountability. Just the opposite. Their life is supposed to be more transparent than the sheep. They certainly are not supposed to hide information for unrepentant criminals and add more burdens to the victims. They lose their moral authority. You can’t teach purity, truth, love, and righteousness when you have lost your moral authority. You can’t expect the sheep to act better than their teachers.

In the US Army we call it “the fading diamond”. The most respected rank in the Army is not General or any officer. It is the First Sergeant. The insignia of his rank is three chevrons up, three chevrons down and a diamond in the middle. He is the senior Non Commissioned Officer in a Company level unit. He is addressed as “Top”. You see that diamond you give him respect no matter what unit he is from. But when he loses his integrity, the whole unit begins to crumble. Esprit de Corps goes out the window. The unit goes into disarray. “The Diamond fades” where you give superficial respect for the rank rather than the position of trust he is given. The diamond fades.

Church leadership has to rebuild trust. Many a good person has left Faith Assembly and not for superficial reasons. Beating the sheep won’t improve the situation. To expand on this idea they have experienced some of the same to exclude the violence and criminal acts I experienced. They were treated as second class citizens to protect “top tier” brothers and sisters. This again does not just against the individual. This is sin against their family. Familys that are no longer fellowshipping with people they have grown to love. They are asked to give up relationships they have built up. This is sin. All this is to protect unrepentant sin? Those Brothers and Sisters (and their families) who are expatriots of Faith Assembly of God are beautiful Children of the Most High.

As noted by the top authors in Spiritual Abuse, when Biblical doctrine is ignored and suffocated then abuse is bound to take a toll on innocent people’s lives. When Biblical and reasonable safeguards are thrown out with no recourse for victims, wolves flourish and sheep are slaughtered. Unbiblical Tier systems basically put different values on Christians depending on what tier one is at. This does several negative things besides offend Yahweh. It leads to man worship when people should be worshiping Yeshua. It also helps those with narcissist tendencies to gain power because accountability goes out the windows for those who attain certain levels. The phrase “Sufficiency of Scripture” becomes just that a phrase, not a true doctrine of the church organization. Is this prevalent in Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY. The evidence suggests so.

Question 22 regarding the Cocurullo-Dixon Team’s Credentials would be a good question to start with and  give us heart that what we see as a “Cover Up” will be acted on in a positive manner.

Ralph, a retired cop, an old curmudgeon of a Lutheran and long time family friend heard about this vague secret tribunal and he made a surprising statement that pretty well sums our suspicions so far: “Frank, it sounds like you are a sacrificial lamb on the alter again, I just can’t figure out what god you are being sacrificed to.” He put my own “religiousosity” on display. That ‘ol Lutheran humbled me and put me in my place. A good thing. The question for leadership is, is he right?

As far as Disclosure: Ralph and his wife, selected people in my family and those with close interests are in BCC.

Let me end where I started.

What I have experienced should never have happened. This is spiritual abuse that covered all the classic symptoms: Isolation of the innocent, Secrecy, Protectionism, Classism, bad doctrine, no accountability, Authoritarianism. This on top of the violence and criminal acts of two self promoting self proclaimed unrepentant leaders namely the Cocurullo-Dixon Team who has not only risked my job, put me in pain 24/7 as a part time cripple,  who hurt my family and i to some point we may never recover in some areas. On top of that they heaped on top of evil more evil with slander, extortion using the most vulnerable, stalking and blatant attempt to defame character. This is not exactly showing any repentance. The church not only enabled them, but as noted supported them.

If 10% of what I say is true on how I was abused, the church has serious problems. But I think you know it is ALL true. No more Secrecy. No more Isolation of the innocent No more protectionism. No more Classism. No more Authoritarianism. No one should go through this again. NO ONE!

I suggest you review all the documents sent carefully. It is only your reasonable service. If you don’t have the authority; tell me immediately please.




NOTE 1: Pastor Bienemann you used Hebrews 13:17 unrighteously. As noted exegesis interpreted it means that one is persuaded to comply. Commentary written about passage says that motivations to Biblical doctrine should always be examined. As noted in the preceding pages we see things like ungodly Gag Orders and ungodly secrecy exerted by leadership without shame one loses faith in leadership. Do you want me to go further? Most authors dealing with Spiritual Abuse says this is a favorite verse for abusers to use. NOTE: In W. E. Vines New Testament Greek Grammar and Dictionary 2012 Page 473: The Greek word for “Obey” in 13:17 is peitho . It means “to persuade to win over.”  It does NOT mean by “submission to authority”.

NOTE A on NOTE 1: It is sort of absurd to use this verse even if we are to take the “out of context” or Eisegesis Interpitation seriously. Just to “who” was I suppose to show “blind” obedience to? Someone  these two staff pastors are keeping the identy secret? Am I suppose to be obedient to a unidentifiable mystery? Remember, Brother Bienemann and Brother Ogden refused to state to me and my family who sent them. You have to laugh. I wonder if they caught it. They were so intent on on NOT answering my questions, they stretched to ask me to obey “nothing”. Something reminiscent of a Maxwell Smart Routine of Faith Assembly of God. This is sort of comical with the essence of tragedy. You can’t make up these things.

NOTE B on NOTE1: Here is a clip from our friend Dr. Kaifetz going over one of the most abused scripture in an classic authoritarian abusive church. Hebrew 13:17.

Note C on NOTE 1: One in leadership should study the latter half of the verse when they grieve the Holy Spirit and use this scripture for dubious purposes.

NOTE 2: Pastor Ogden, to your credit, you are the first leader to use the word “reconciliation”. That is one of the words as well as restoration, repentance, restitution that has been void on the tongues of leaders. It has been 13 months, the question is why? Again if the orthodox doctrine was observed, it would be a different story.

Isaiah 5:23 Woe to those who justify the wicked with a bribe and take away the righteousness of the ones who are right! (NASB)

moral turpitude n. gross violation of standards of moral conduct, vileness, such that an act involving moral turpitude was intentionally evil, making the act a crime. The existence of moral turpitude can bring a more severe criminal charge or penalty for a criminal defendant.

Nonfeasance:  Failure to perform an act that is either an official duty or a legal requirement.

Malfeasance:  wrongdoing or improper or dishonest conduct, especially by a person who holds public office or a position of trust.

Collusion:  secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy

Extort: to obtain from a person by force, threat, or intimidation.

 END of May 23rd, 2014 Email to two Staff Pastors we will call the “29 plus points”

Well Board, have I written anything wrong here? Have I lied? Where and who are my accusers and where and who are the accusers of people who came by my side?

Maybe the alternate title for Question 5 is

Maybe the alternate title for Question 5 is “Where are all my accusers?”

As you read this, I hope you see our frustration and that basic answers and information was kept from us. There is a deep ethical void here.

When I wrote this I wrote it the belief that very little would be done. I didn’t write this in delusion that all this sin would be addressed. Only Christ will do that as well as my own sins. That wasn’t the reason. It was to put the record on the table as a Christian I had the moral responsibility to do. To not say anything on Pharisaical sin within the church is a sin in itself. Jesus addresses this type of sin 13 times in the Gospel and we are commanded to deal with it in the epistles no less than 17 times. And Christian, it is your duty to do so also. As you saw Yeshua address it, he handled it publically rather than privately as with personal sin. Pharisaical sin is a lot more serious for many reasons than personal sin.

But I did expect the board to finally address a few of the immediate such as line 22 because of the seriousness of the charge and not only Cocurullo and Dixon’s credentials were at risk, but so would anyone of power who didn’t provide that information to the complainants not to mention possible civil repercussions (which was never my goal). I also expected the board to finally address the leaks from the board which brought dishonor to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the church organization and the board itself.

The “29 plus Point” Letter would be double the number right now since the revelation that the three Deacons: Conti, Andrews and Leman (and other leaders) on April 13th, 2014 and The three with the title of Pastor Bienemann, and Jones on May 26th, 2014 did not forward the serious complaint immoral release of privileged information to the public via leaks of this sheep to the rest of the board to handle immediately when I was stopped by Deacon Armond Edwards on August 3rd, 2014. The non-handling and non-repentance has great moral ethical, legal and spiritual ramifications. It is greater than the sin itself. Other churches and other institutions from the military, government, private business and other churches would be a heck of a lot more proactive because of the consequences that are implied.

The issue of the leaks (and the culture that takes it casualty) is most telling and most dangerous. Even Deacon Andrews stated so. It is a Pharisaical sin. And Pharisaical sin as handled by Jesus was not done privately (although that is where I stated.) The treatment of me since reporting is a testimony in itself on how far sin will pile up and the cost to the sheep who challenges it. Is the board not morally bound to call those who were involved in this culture of releasing privileged information on sheep. You know one leader that was and she hasn’t repented. Because repentance in this matter would mean resignation, making amends to the people involved and affected, and the congregation since she was in a high position of trust. This same leader was involved in moral turpitude by withholding information on two criminals by the name of Cocurullo and Ramsey-Dixon from the victims of their violence and criminal activities. Nor did that Deacon lift one small finger to help a Brother in the Lord with a twisted spine who she called friend and she knew very well couldn’t ask for help because of Gag Order that prevented such.

Matthew 23:4 They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. (NASB)

I guess a good way in the reprobate mind to handle Biblical challenges is to either put a Gag Order on a cripple and then exile him without the benefit of scripture or even a legal document called Constitution and By-Laws of Faith Assembly of God.

Note: The act of Exile as I experienced August 3rd, 2014 really ties the Boards hands legally according to the Constitution and By-Laws. Add the other issues and well… I rather not say.

Again, I recommend you call the State General Presbyter for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline.

Let me say that again, I recommend you call the State General Presbyter/District Superintendent of the New York District for an outside appraisal and submit to Discipline.

I was listening to Pastor Jones on the Bridge Radio network within the last couple weeks (yes I still listen Brother Ed) and he was talking how unrepentant sin grows and grows. It is funny that is exactly what I was preaching in this blog and unpublished letters on this subject. Maybe just maybe, that sermon should be reviewed by the board.

Brothers and Sisters, the redemptive powers of the Cross should bring us all back to the Cross for repentance, reconciliation and restoration. Tears at the altar should bring action, if they don’t well then it is just an emotional experience. We are all sinners. This sheep knows that. In the first Chapter of the First Epistle of John it states if we think otherwise, then we call Yeshua a Liar. Do not put yourself in that position.

Again I submit for review the following link called Signs of Genuine Repentance.

signs of genuine repentance

This post will be a good jumping off platform to deal with discussing the issues in more detail that are outlined in this letter for all of us to grow. That includes the readers as well. If growth is not there, then scripture is wrong. I believe in the Holy Word. It is not wrong.

I leave you with the following quotes:

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

“LOVE is a supreme ethic. TRUTH is a supreme point of judgment. And if you lose either of them; you lose God.” – Ravi Zacharias

Part two: Answering Inquiries about the corrupt leadership of Brand New Beginnings Ministry Posts, Faith AG Challenges and updates – Questions 5 thru 8


This post is to answer some additional questions, general inquiries and clarifications that have arisen in the matter of the 3 posts dealing with a small ministry headed up by the apostate Cocurullo-Dixon Team of Brand New Beginnings Ministries in Poughkeepsie, NY and my last post which we will call Part 1:

Answering Inquiries about the Corrupt leadership of Brand New Beginnings Ministry Posts, Faith AG challenges, updates and other Administrative Stuff dated September 16, 2014 (questions 1 thru 4)

Again if you are just picking this up, it may help if you read from the beginning with these three posts.

If you can’t, well, I understand. The Lord knows I understand. When sin goes on and on, it piles up like an old dung heap with sin becoming indistinguishable from the last act.

And again a lot of this will not be clear as to the people directly involved, and a third of them don’t want it to be clear.

5) Has the Leadership of Faith Assembly of God contacted you?

No, does that surprise anyone? They sort have let themselves get in a bad position. They expected me to go and fade away as others did. It didn’t happen.

Maybe the alternate title for Question 5 is "Where are all my accusers?"

Maybe the alternate title for Question 5 is “Where are all my accusers?”

Let me explain. The recent events of three Deacons, George Andrews, Terry Padillo Conti & Bill Leman and the Pastor not reporting the complaint of two separate leaks on personal matters from the rest of the board is worse than the original complaint. Unless somehow a claim is made that Deacon #4 is a liar, the Board of Faith Assembly of God should have to answer to the congregation why these matters that bring dishonor to the church and the name of Christ have not been dealt with.

The board knows that “Deacon” Terry Padillo Conti is one of the sources of those leaks and also withheld information of criminal acts of the Constance Ramsey-Dixon and Carrie Cocurullo from the victims (and still has). She has not repented from her acts of moral turpitude and malfeasance in this matter. I would love to see the Bible Verse that states leadership in a church organization is immune to accountability and that the sheep are the only ones held to accountability.

Sort of sets up an “Old Boy Club”. “Protect your own” in a Board of a Church isn’t a good sign. It says there is a “respector of persons” culture within leadership.

Where is it in Deacon Terry Padillo Conti’s pay grade that she can breach a sacred trust of leadership by ignoring scripture and sound doctrine? Can someone quote a scripture for me that gives Deacon Conti this special dispensation? Why was she allowed to sit on the board with this information that was not given to the victims? Any board member care to answer?

Withholding that information from the victims doesn’t exactly give you a “good citizenship” award. It is hardly an example to the youth of the world, let alone the youth of the church. It not only covers up unrepentant sin of violence, professional corruption and criminal acts; It enabled the slander, serial lies, stalking and extortion that came after that. Deacon Conti became a silent participant in the Cocurullo-Dixon Team’s crimes that came after that day.  It certainly does fit the definition of “Moral Turpitude”.

How does the “board” justify keeping this member on the board? I would like to know. My family would like to know.

And yes, where is it in Deacon George Andrews, Deacon Bill Leman, Pastor Edward Jones for not dealing with the leaks from the board on personal matters of the Congregants? But instead go after a lowly sheep who’s life and his family’s life has been turn upside down by two unrepentant corrupt criminal leader wannabe’s that engages in extortion using the weakest and most vulnerable among us. This is not just about the malfeasance of Deacon Terry Padillo Conti. It is about the others who negated to report the complaint to the board. It is about honor and duty. It is about Yeshua and the truth of His light. It is about sin. Again can someone quote me a scripture here?

When a church (as with other organizations) has no operational recourse to address issues of accountability they often go into siege mode when they fail to deal with it. But unlike the outside organizations, they have a mandate to God  and God’s blood bought children. The Church Board also can choose to stop the heaping sin on top of sin through a process of repentance and restoration as long as they have a willingness to obey the Holy Spirit.

Yes an organization can sin.

I sort of recognized that this would happen as I alluded to in the first post of this series. It is part of our fallen state. Dr Jerry Kaifetz makes the point when he did his series “How a good Church Becomes a Cult:” He states when Church Leadership isolates itself from the congregation without transparency, that this is a sign of a church changing for the worse. And we can see that in the way it conducts secret tribunals on individuals without the individuals even knowing about it.

In other words, the Leadership of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY are resisting accountability which should be transparent to the victims, the congregation, and the Lord.

In Faith Assembly of God this has led to ignoring sound doctrine and scripture in handling matters. They have shown contempt for Matthew 18:15-17 with their secret tribunals and a willingness to overlook look real sin of their own with the leaks of the board and refusing to handle them while going after perceived and unexpressed sin of the victims of criminal behavior. They have ignored their own Corporation Bylaws which state how to handle such circumstances, in other words they have broken the law in this matters. Something both “the world” and other Christians looking in and have been affected can see and understand the malfeasance in this matter.

The following is a YouTube on Dr Jerry Kaifetz’s series “How a good Church Becomes a Cult” Part 1 of 5. I encourage you to watch and go to his site for part 2 thru 5. I highly recommend leadership partake in the entire series.

Or you can go to directly to Dr Kaifetz’s Youtube site. The following are the links to the entire series of “How a good Church Becomes a Cult”

Part 1   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2s4krmjkDI

Part 2   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2zk0gkH44Q

Part 3   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NASO5-AcOrI

Part 4    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahj9LsC417g

Part 5   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE57Rl_32wU

We do have a couple of Dr. Kaifetz’s videos posted on our Youtube site under the “Spiritual Abuse” playlist.

You would have thunk…

“Thunk” is Jerseyite for “thought”. I have a little Jersey still in me – it is the state that consumes more “real” pizza per capita than any other state in the union. So please indulge me.

You would have “thunk” that a church leader would contacted me by now and showed me where I have sinned. Not one scripture. You would have thunk that a brother seeing that I was in sin would have came along side by now and showed me in the spirit of step 1 of 4 of what Jesus outlined in Matthew 18:15-17 me the error of my way. But then again they haven’t. (maybe because they can’t)

You would have thunk that “a brother” especially a leader in the church would have long before before it was brought up at a board meeting to me as an individual as scripture dictates. You would have thunk.

But the fact is there hasn’t been any sin of me that they are upset about. Where is the one to one correction where my accusers have tried to correct sin? There is none. Am I being attacked for the Truth and/or the outlet of it? Is the board saying that my family and I have no right in protecting ourselves with the truth because elements of leadership enabled more sin such as extortion and slander of the people who submitted testimonies, my family and me? And I ask again for myself and those people who were targeted victims, “Where is that in the Bible?”

Dr. Jerry Kaifetz makes the point in his series “How a good Church Becomes a Cult”: When decisions are made based on what is perceived is the best interest of the church and not on the principles of righteousness. That is the “beginning of the end”. The church doesn’t have any mandate that excludes itself from the principles of righteousness.

And this in fact is where the Leadership of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY is at now. Not just by me, but others that have either been encouraged to leave. Good brothers and sisters who found themselves without voice because of any process to address outrageous abuse by the “protected class” at Faith Assembly of God. From slander to criminal acts can be perpetuated by the protected ones, but a little girl can in the choir can be kicked out without again benefit of Matthew 18:15-17. Or a godly brother has to suffer humiliation by being made to walk outside the church building to the sanctuary from the Men’s Sunday School Class because carnal “church ladies” don’t like the way he looks. All these are expedient methods to handle the sheep without benefit of scripture and the orthodox doctrine In other words: The righteousness God was replaced by expediency.

Meanwhile the protectors in leadership of criminal and violent acts are themselves protected from having to repent, a false prophetess who acts as a sooth-sayer are protected from having to repent, Pastors who burden a cripple with an ungodly Gag order so he can’t get help is protected from repentance.

One looking at leadership, one would think that repentance is a bad thing.

Remember, Yeshua (Jesus) railed against the Pharisees for their iniquity perpetrated from their position of authority more than any other iniquity.

Matthew 23:4 They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. (NASB)

The possibility of the siege mentality of the board was predicted when I wrote the letter to the three deacons which in part is mentioned in the first post of this series in the April 3rd post “The Corrupt Leadership of the Brand New Beginnings Ministry”. We all understand the resistance. It is the carnal nature of man. And the implications are tremendous. And the affects are heaping sin on top of sin. This all started with criminal acts on April 7th, 2013 by two corrupt unrepentant congregants by the names of Carrie (Caridad Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon and has morphed into a well documented of the building of a wall of iniquity to protect those sins that just multiplied. All to protect sin, the people who were affected the most had to endure more sin from within the church.

It is more expedient to keep me away then the task of repentance. Hence we have the siege mentality. The leaders involved have set up a false system of accountability. Christ says we in the church are accountable to each other regardless of title. There is no royalty or two tier system in the New Testament Church. We see just the opposite what the New Testament Church is suppose to be at Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie. We see that the principles of Solas Christus and Sola Scriptura have been pushed to a back burner and are only a subject for sermons, but not in real day to day life on how leadership operates within the church.

This leads us to the doctrine of the “Sufficiency of Scripture”. This is a major tenet of the Christian walk. It is the doctrine that says all we need to prepare and live a life is in the Bible. We say that we trust Christ to equip us with the scripture He has given us and that alone is sufficient. When leadership adds to and/or ignores the scripture and the orthodox doctrine that it has given us, we say portray to “the world” and Biblical Christians alike:

  1. We don’t trust God our creator and He is not sufficient.
  2. We can’t be trusted ourselves and that our creeds will change according of the whims of man
  3. That it is all is up for question to include the atonement, the sacrifice at Calvary.
  4. It tells the sheep that they don’t have to walk with Christ once they leave the sanctuary in “the world” if leadership doesn’t walk the talk in the church. It is all a show.
  5. It plays into the arguments of the antichrist that our belief in Christ is unstable
  6. … and the list goes on and is endless

This is what Dr. Jerry Kaifetz talks about when he says it is the “beginning of the end”. Sin will just heap itself on top of sin until pile of sin collapses on the people around the pile. You see Dr. Jerry Kaifetz has a unique experience to add to his insight in the matter. He was close to the scandal at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana and writes about it. It is a classic story of mega church corruption that started  with the founder Jack Hynes and ended up with Pastor Jack Shaap going to Jail. The headlines only reflect the end result, the line countless victims started 20 years prior to that. It was man centered while claiming to be Christ centered. It was sin heaped on top of sin. The sufficiency of Scripture was preached but not followed. The justification of man let leadership go where all the classic Spiritual abuse was noted. It could have been stopped at anytime if there was just a few who stood up for the righteous.

And here is where we are at Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie. How many people were affected by the depraved acts of two unrepentant congregants who were protected using unbiblical and deceptive practices by leadership making the victims bare the burdens? How much more sin was heaped up by church leadership in addition to the sins of the Cocurullo-Dixon Team of Brand New Beginnings Ministries like stalking, serial lying, defamation of character and extortion?  How many other good brothers and sisters at Faith Assembly of God with different stories of unbiblical acts are no longer among their brothers and sisters at Faith Assembly of God because of expediency rather than righteousness?

And the implications are tremendous…

Whether the Board of Faith Assembly God of Poughkeepsie, NY actions and non-actions were intended for evil, the implications are there. No transparency from the Gag Order on and refusing to answer questions directly and honestly doesn’t help there case here. This isn’t about national security; this is about truth and compassion for someone and his family that was given an injury through a criminal act. It shouldn’t have been about hiding the sins of the unrepentant. The implications are tremendous though.

I think by now we all understand why the Board won’t address me as their Biblical mandate states. And yes, again, I am still a member in good standing at Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY… that is of course according to the Secretary of State of New York for which they have a registered corporation and a submitted Bylaws and Constitution that says I am.

This question will be answered with more light when I publish the letter to the two Staff Pastors who were on a fishing expedition that they wouldn’t even tell me who sent them as well as answer other pertinent questions. This would be the “29 point plus letter”.

If leaders cannot answer reasonable questions of the burdens they imposed on victims of criminal and violent acts within the church, there is a deep seated culture of a pharisaical nature that Yeshua railed against. Again Yeshua than any other sin, He did it publically and with gusto. Unlike other sin, he dealt with lovingly, he had no patience with Pharisaical sin. You wouldn’t know that today if you relied on teachings from a pulpit where leadership doesn’t want to be held accountable.

Time to go to the next question.

6) Have you not been a little hard on the leadership with your blog?

This question is sort of the opposite question that was asked in Part 1 of the Inquiries.

Reference: Question 4) It seems that the Leadership of Faith Assembly of God has problems, wouldn’t it have shown more courage to rebuke them first?

Again it is sort of opposite, but not quite.

If this question was coming from one of the “involved leaders” I would be laughing. They know darn well that I have been holding back. If you notice on the first post it is missing the first 12 or so pages of an adapted letter I sent the three Deacons: Conti, Andrews and Leman as well as my co-complainants in a letter “answering their inquiries” in February of 2014. Except for one or two paragraphs the meat of the letter was direct correction factual error and scriptural error presented which may embarrass the three Deacons. The letter also included two affidavits of people who were both affected and witnesses of false allegations. It also included doctrinal attachments I did not publish. Also that was left out is the paragraphs dealing with a minor the Cocurullo-Dixon team immorally used (who should be turning 18 soon.)

That is just an example. If they complain they are being persecuted, remind them they are not the ones who had a twisted back, worried about their employment, a family in turmoil with threats of extortion using their family because of two corrupt an unrepentant criminals. Tell them they didn’t have a “Gag Order” (that as of today they will not account for to the victims) that prevented them from getting help from the brethren, prayer requests suffering in isolation with pain 24/7 and sleep deprivation. Ask them why they didn’t reply to that letter which was initiated by them as a result of a meeting of questionable motives of the three Deacons. You would of thunk they had the moral integrity to answer that letter since they initiated the meeting the answers came from. You would have thunk that their position demanded it upon them rather than “excuse” them from answering.

My family and my advisor sort of believe the same thing. By not replying to that letter it shows the real motive of that meeting was to gather information for the board as long as it wasn’t “documented” information of which I learned that the written word is not welcome at Faith Assembly of God. Their silence, after receiving the answers in writing, didn’t leave them much room for stretching the truth or ignoring what was communicated. The silence is deafening. The silence told us more about the character and the truth we heard in the “leak” we received from the board.

Unanswered responsible questions are a record in itself.

Believe me, it was a truth I had a hard time accepting. My family will tell you how much I used to brag on my church. (And yes it was a form of idolatry for which I have repented.) Fortunately my love of what Christ had me study and was prepared for what was “supposed” to happen. I still find the Bible mind blowing what the God of the universe is about. But it is and was a hard lesson the Lord taught me about the character of this sinner’s heart.

Getting back to the question. The leadership knows that I have shown a lot of restraint on what I have written. While the Leadership of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie are more concerned that I publish what I had already written; The corrupt leadership of The Brand New Beginnings Ministries, Caridad Cocurullo and Constance Ramsey-Dixon are more concerned on what I have not written about. And as already answered in Inquiries Part 1, they know this is well documented and is the truth or else they would have clamored for a meeting long ago or answered my charges directly to my family and I.  The Cocurullo-Dixon Team are more concerned that I publish their perceived enemies list and the willingness to use to get to that person to include children. It is warped. I am not the only story. There are a long history of “half” the Cocurullo-Dixon Team of character assassination and using the innocent. So they are probably relieved for the time.

But the fact that my “written” inquiries were not wanted is typical of an individual and/or organization that don’t want truth. It is corruption. And yet as an advisor communicated to me, most denominations will ask for written correspondence from the victim to prove he made an effort in communicating his, her and/or their complaint. The Assemblies of God is no different. Unanswered “written” answers are a record in itself.

7) Why did you use Mark Driscoll as a tag for your last post?

Good Question.

Short Answer: Mark Driscoll is the poster child for what we are talking about in America today with spiritual abuse among the modern Biblical Protestant Churches.

You can stop there if you want and go onto the next question, but I know the leadership at Faith AG in Poughkeepsie will want more. So here is the long answer.

The Brothers and Sisters in Mars Hill Church should be prayed for after what was done to them. And it came from Mark Driscoll handling and lack of humility. Anyone that got in his way was unbiblically dealt with. Scripture and Doctrine was put on the back burner. So was humility. But showmanship and pride led to some of the same things at Faith Assembly of God. Reputations were ruined and people were treated as less than second class citizens of the Kingdom. People were not held accountable if they were in leadership.

Most of the press concentrated on Mark Driscoll’s tweaking his bylaws, his perverse sermons and fiscal fraud on how he raised money and used money to promote Driscoll himself. Driscoll until recently would use his inner circle to protect and promote himself, Driscoll as a little pope. But the real scandal is how he abused people and discarded them like we take out the garbage, except we don’t brag about taking out the garbage. Mark Driscoll brags about the folk he has thrown “Under the Bus”. Except those saints are not garbage, they are Blood bought brothers and sisters.

Famous “Under The Bus” Comment by so-called pastor  Mark Driscoll

There are common threads to what is happening in the three churches so far mentioned in this post: Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, New York, First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, and Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington State. They are all evangelical proclaiming a common doctrine in most part and the same Biblical Doctrine.

Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll is just the most visual one and actually to Driscoll’s credit he actually relays his arrogance more openly which makes him a less of a deceiver than the aforementioned Jack Shaap of First Baptist in Hammond, Indiana and Edward Jones of Faith Assembly of God in Poughkeepsie, NY.

They all on the surface are different One is a from the Reformed Camp, One from the Trinitarian Pentecostal Camp and one from the Fundamental Baptist Church. If you examine their basic doctrine, they socalledly embrace the same Jesus and His Doctrine.

And when you examine what went down another common thread and common results occur.

  1. You have a leadership core that is centered on “mans” vision or personality. That the core leadership first priority is to protect itself rather than a “higher” fiduciary responsibility is to protect the sheep and the interests of Yeshua (Jesus).
  2. They play lip service to core Biblical Doctrine and the scripture from the pulpit, but will deviate from doctrine and scripture if it interferes with their plans or isn’t a good mirror for their image.
  3. Dual standards for two tier system. Instead of being held at a higher standard of accountability, leadership claims special dispensation for the inner circle when it comes to sin.
  4. Once leadership is willing to break their spiritual fiduciary responsibility with God and the sheep as far as the scripture and doctrine states, it is not too big a step is where they break their legal fiduciary responsibility with members of the congregation and the state. When they no longer have the “fear of God”, the leadership will become “respecters of people” and will only see the civil law as a threat when they measure it’s immediate risk.
  5. Spiritual Abuse like shunning and Gag Orders will be used as isolation until they can dispose of you. All three churches have this occurred. In my case they used a Gag Order. I was injured from the Cocurullo-Dixon Team and had to rely on people as much as 2 hours away to do simple tasks around the house. I could not ask the Brethren in my local church. I couldn’t ask for help during a critical time in my family’s life and we are paying big time to this date. Yet I cannot get any reasons like the Biblical Authority to do such a thing from Pastor Linda Schreck for instituting it and Pastor Edward Jones for not lifting it. It would be sin to invoke these tactics without the injury. One just have to read the testimonies from targets of this sin within the Jehovah Witnesses and the Mormons Yet after inquiries neither Pastor Linda Schreck and Lead Pastor Edward Jones will not answer the inquiries of me and my family. This is unrepentant sin. This is sins of the Pharisees. This was sin to protect unrepentant sin.
  6. No transparency of victims to in clued secret tribunals, not answering reasonable questions of the victims, hiding direct information of criminal acts (Deacon Conti), withholding status from the victims of the criminals, helping criminals by relaying threats and/or silence the individual from telling one’s family on threats directed toward the family itself and using leaks (privileged information from the board) that even go outside the walls of the church… etc
  7. All these ministries set their agenda, “Vision” and themselves above the people (sheep) they were entrusted to grow and minister. They will unrighteously protect their vision above the sheep.
  8. … and the list goes on.

This type of behavior is way too prevalent in the American Evangelical movement.  The Word of God says that the downfall of the church will be from within. It is imperative to fight against this before it is too late. Again, Jesus talked more about this iniquity than any other iniquity. Do you see any of these signs in your own church? There are some of us Biblical Christians that love to point our finger at how the Roman Catholic Church was slow to react to their scandals without transparency? Are you one of those Biblical Christians? So what is the world going to say as we “Cover Up” sin of unholy leadership?

Mars Hill Church of Washington State is just the poster boy for this growing Pharisaical Iniquity. There are bodies of victims from there to Poughkeepsie, NY scattered as if they were garbage along the road into the town dump. Except they are not garbage; they are Blood Bought brothers and sisters in the Lord. And it should make you grieve on what was done to them by those in authority falsely done in the Name of Yeshua. It should make you tremble in Fear of the Lord if you are a believer/leader and partake in this kind of sin without repentance.

Our brothers and sisters are offered up as sacrifice on the modern evangelical alter of Baal for the sake of Man’s Vision and self protection of leadership. It is idolatry of the worse kind.

Note to Pastor Edward Jones: In the membership classes I took about 10 years ago, didn’t you stress the point that doctrine and theology were important over and over again? Why did you change?

8)  The famous “Judge not” or you be judged line

There was a response by a girl named Brandy who used the famous Matthew 7:1 line. Her comment was not directed at anything directly that I wrote, but she was very emotional and took what I wrote very personal. Our purpose here is not to attack sheep, so we are going to overlook her “judgment” as it relates to her interpretation of scripture and answer her lovingly. But she did bring up one of the most popular scriptures to be taken “out of context”, especially in today’s corrupt ministries in the evangelical movement.

We are doing the apologetics thing and her question demands an answer. So let’s take a look.

The scripture in question Is Matthew 7:1.

Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” (NASB)

But to take it in context we have to continue the quote from Jesus.

Matthew 7:2 “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” (NASB)

This gives us more light. It tells it is how we judge is the way we will be judged by the Lord. It certainly does NOT say we are not to judge.

Let us continue with what Jesus said.

Matthew 7:3-5 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (NASB)

In that scripture Jesus is telling us not to judge as a hypocrite, but to remove the iniquity from ourselves first than attempt to help remove the iniquity from a brother’s heart. And in Matthew 18:15-17 and Luke 17:3 he tells us how to do it. In other words we are to Judge righteously.

And if you still think that Jesus made a commandment “not to judge” let us go to his next statement.

Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” (NASB)

Yeshua is indeed telling us how we judge. So there indeed we see that we are to judge.

Let me give you some more resources.

The following is a YouTube from oneminuteapologist called “391 Should Christians Judge” which should even make things more clear.

Also let me give the following link to the blog Exit Churchianity article called “Don’t Judge!” on the “Answering Common Questions” Page.


Sister Evelyn who runs Exit Churchianity is a lot better writer than I. She also produces YouTubes for which I link to one from my youtube site. She is a good resource for the “spiritually abused” within Biblical Christianity. So check her out.

There are two major groups that are famous for the misuse Matthew 7:1 and take Jesus out of context.

The first are the enemies of Christianity like atheists who overtly have contempt for Jesus because he sets standards for life. The second groups are corrupt evangelical church and ministry leaders who are covert in their intentions and motives. They want you to be silent about the possibility of exposing their own sin. The second group is more dangerous and is greater in sin than the overt atheist because they were entrusted with teaching the Word of God and they are covertly hiding their intentions to the flock. They are supposed to have the Spirit in them and know better. Paul makes this point in Second Epistle of Corinthians chapter 5 if any are interested.

Dear Brandy, thank you for writing. I hope my answer is complete for you. I know you are angry, but it isn’t at me. Please examine the evidence of God’s word for yourself and you will find such wonderment.

If you are indeed involved in a ministry or church that injudiciously teaches you about Matthew 7:1 as you have demonstrated; it is a church that will abuse you spiritually and not teach you the truth. You may want to correct them. If you can’t or they won’t give you scriptural answers, you may want to leave as the Bible suggests. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. If they abuse the Word of God, they will abuse you. For if they do not love God to treat His gift to the world, the Holy Bible with respect, they know not how to love you as a Child of the most Holy.

I just want to say again thank you sister. It is a subject that is important in these days we live in today.I like your passion, keep it focused on Jesus. Keep in the Word of God and study it. And pray for us. Have a Merry Christmas. Bless you Brandy.

In Closing

Thank you for your patience, lately I have been dealing with medical issues that have been daunting.

The “29 point plus letter” will be published soon. I am awaiting feedback from a party. We take serious on these things we make public and must protect the innocent in these matters.

Let me just wish all of you a Merry Christmas. It is day that we celebrate of the 100% Man and 100% God who came to dwell among us to give us the gift of hope in salvation if we accept His gift. His name is Jesus. He is our ONLY Hope.

Take care, thank you for reading and until next time may God preserve righteousness in your life.


Some words to think about that may apply to subjects in this blog….

Moral Turpitude n. gross violation of standards of moral conduct, vileness, such that an act involving moral turpitude was intentionally evil, making the act a crime. The existence of moral turpitude can bring a more severe criminal charge or penalty for a criminal defendant.

Nonfeasance:  Failure to perform an act that is either an official duty or a legal requirement.

Malfeasance:  wrongdoing or improper or dishonest conduct, especially by a person who holds public office or a position of trust.

Fiduciary:  A legal or ethical relationship of trust between two or more parties.

Isaiah 5:23 (Woe to) Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!