Watch this shocking video of pastor Art Dykstra’s book titled “Be A Nehemiah” featuring cover art work by Daniel St.Pierre, yours truly.
I volunteered to design a handbook cover for a free missions handbook, intended to be used to train Calvary Chapel St Petersburg short term missionaries. Today, I found out the “free handbook” is now for sale online on a bunch of websites, including Amazon and of course, zero mention of the artist who spent over 20 hours producing the masterpiece!!!!
Years ago, I was asked by pastor Dykstra to design a cover for a book he wrote which he described as a missions handbook that was going to be given out free of charge, and used as a training tool for short term missionaries at Calvary Chapel St Petersburg.
The resulting cover art work involved over 20 hours of conceptualization, photography and graphic design atop dealing with a very difficult client… all for free as a willing CC St Pete volunteer.
You may not know this, but Calvary Chapel St Petersburg has been flourishing in the last decade, to the point they’ve paid for a multi-Million dollar building and land in Cash! The senior pastor, Danny Hodges has made countless statements about the church’s financial thriving, and even the fact God has been so good to the church and its congregation, their Benevolence Fund hasn’t been touched or needed replenishing in years!
I wonder who else is getting exploited?
God willing, “blameless” pastor Art Dykstra and Calvary Chapel St Pete will be served a search warrant in the days ahead as the FBI comes looking for a commercial license for the work I created, but NEVER permitted to be used commercially. No license means no right to profit commercially from another person’s Intellectual Property. I bet pastor Art plans on pleading ignorance when the feds come looking for a license I never issued…
But I won’t sue the man, I’m a true servant of the Lord, not a Pharisee! I do as advised by my peers and file an Intellectual Property Theft claim against Calvary Chapel Saint Petersburg & pastor Art Dykstra, then watch them self-destruct. I have proof this is my work, my bible, my hammers and even my ply wood! I have the photographs, the Photoshop files, the email trail. I have the truth!
The worst part is, this is only 1 page in the Book of Exploitation I am writing about pastor Art Dykstra and Calvary Chapel of St Petersburg, where my family and I were victims who were trampled upon by the very people who claim to be blameless.
There’s much, much more coming in the weeks and months ahead as this Federal Case is filed and pursued according to the full extent of copyright and intellectual property laws.
To him who has an ear, let him hear. #TGTG #OAMFG