Who is Pastor Scott Rodriguez? He’s an Ex-Convict Murderer, now a Preacher at Calvary Chapel St Petersburg!

Posted by Daniel St.Pierre on Apr 12, 2014 in Work Related Post |

UPDATE (April 12, 2014): It has come to my attention Pastor Scott Rodriguez resigned from Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg. Here is the letter he wrote that explain what happened, notably that he was forced to resign after he rebuked the pastoral leaders of the church for their choice of sexually immoral  music as well as frivolous alcohol use . Click here to read Scott’s letter >>

Pastor Scott Rodriguez taught my wife and I on several occasions at Calvary Chapel St Petersburg. I enjoyed pastor Scott’s teaching because it came across bold, and in your face. I have to say I chuckled when I read his response to recent comments pertaining to his ambush of  Dayna Muldoon in the video below (2012):

 

 

In his written response (below), pastor Scott Rodriguez claims that he is not a bold man, which is left to interpretation.

Who is Pastor Scott Rodriguez?

Scott Rodriguez is an ex-convict (man slaughter & DUI convictions), who sleeps with a 4 foot Ninja Sword wedged between his bed mattresses. But don’t take my word for it, simply listen to his recorded sermons on the Calvary Chapel St Pete website and you will hear the passionate teacher for yourself, calling immoral women in his flock “prostitutes” and/or “concubines” and ask those in his audience to refrain from “farting around with the gospel.” Bold? I’d say so…

IMO, God led Scott Rodriguez to find a place of worship where he was offered a good paying job working for a very wealthy church that’s rapidly grown thanks to the generosity of its church members. Led by wicked men, I witnessed first hand how Calvary Chapel Saint Petetersburg exploits servants within its flock, violating Federal Copyright Laws to boot. But few people want to hear the truth about such seemingly divinely anointed men, who preach the gospel on Sunday, but walk a different path when they’re away from the pulpit.

It is my conviction pastors Danny Hodges, Art Dykstra, Bob Corry, Tom Teel and others at Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg are indeed wolves.

The word of God teaches us the fate that await such hypocrites in clergy who are held to a higher standard than their flock: Eternal Agony in Hell!

As for Pastor Scott Rodriguez, other than this sneaky misdirection, I have found no fault in him, other than perhaps being a little rough around the edges. In his own words, Pastor Scott Rodriguez blamed his passion & spontaneity for his attack on Reverend Dayna Muldoon. IMO, Scott planned to discredit Dayna Muldoon’s ministry long before he walked into her tent.

The Truth will set us all free.

After this verbal lashing by an ordained member of their clergy, I feel Calvary Chapel St Petetersburg will indeed need the kind of miracle Pastor Scott Rodriguez preached against to keep God’s wrath away from their fellowship.

Needless to say, my family and I no longer attend Calvary Chapel St Petersburg, instead we’ve surrendered our lives to serving the Lord in the true church, our home.

This is Pastor Rodriguez’s response to the affluence of rebuke he’s received as a result of his ambush of Dayna Muldoon, who trusted the Calvary Chapel pastor with a microphone in her assembly. By his own admission, Scott was on a mission long before he entered her tent…

He wrote:

Brothers, several have been asking for some backstory/context on these videos. Mrs. Muldoon set her tent up across the street from our church (it is still there until Sunday 5/20.) I received a call from one of our people that some families that attend our church were sitting in her audience. Others were there to pray and share the gospel afterwards with people leaving. They had been accosted by a young man named Devon, (the managers son) on the evening before when he overheard one of our young men talking with someone after the service about the call of Pastor being reserved for men.

I came out at the end of her Saturday night service and spoke with her, and her manager Dennis about their perspective on what had occurred. They felt that they were being heckled. I asked what they were preaching in order to get a better idea about their ministry, and explained to them that we, as a Gospel preaching church, would be extremely sensitive to a ministry that came off as strange as hers. She then claimed to be preaching the same message I described to her: that Christ came in the flesh to die upon a cross for the sins of man; that he was buried and rose again 3 days later; and that people are commanded by God the Father to turn from sin and put their faith in His Son’s finished work on the cross in order to be saved; and finally that there is no other way of salvation. She claimed that this was her message too, but that she also believed in miracles – which I agreed are still done today according to the will of God. I shared with her that if she would give me some materials to look over to her affirm her claims about her message, I would come back the next day and say a quick word to people from our Church about the need to refrain from being disruptive, disrespectful, and to hold any questions or disagreements until after her service to be voiced with her or her leaders. After some more discussion she said that would be acceptable to her.

I came back the next evening. She didn’t call me up as we’d discussed. Had she, I honestly don’t know what I would have said. I sat through about an hour of what I’d classify as normal charismatic preaching quite off-base, but nothing overly shocking. However, there was a transition after her message into various fraudulent acts of “ministering in the “Holy Spirit” that range from her laying hands on people who would respond by gyrating, shaking, screaming, flapping arms like being in a strong wind, knocking over chairs, throwing themselves down (not falling) on the floor. She prophesied over 3 girls that she said were seated where the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were, that would be getting married in June – she acted as if she knew nothing of their personal lives, but one of them was the attorney for the ministry that I’d met the night before – the other two were her friends. She said angels were there and that there could be voices of angels heard in her music because they followed her wherever she went. Then she scared a 3 year old little girl when she called her mother up – girl in arms, and began laying hands all over her body (the Mom’s).

Finally, I thought it was over, but she walked up to me where I was seated on the front row, and began “prophesying”. She said, “Young man spit your gum out and face me”. I got up (probably should have just walked out), and she began telling me how I thought I had come as a peacemaker, but was really there because God had used the hecklers to get me to her tent because He had something to give me through her. Then she went on and on saying all kinds of stuff, including that I said or thought that her ministry was a work of God, and that she was doing good and trying to help people. That was a lie. I never led her to believe any such thing. At that point I felt I needed to make it clear that I didn’t agree with her message or ministry, and that’s what I tried to do. Sadly I think it appears more as though some guy got in a prayer line or requested prayer and then seized on the opportunity – which isn’t true.

My greatest desire is to see God’s people warned, but I don’t feel I did things perfectly. Here’s why: I knew the right thing to do was to seek my Senior Pastor’s approval, but as a matter of convenience I did not. He is a man of God, and would have helped find a more godly way of approaching this, but in a moment of passion I acted and entrapped myself. Please don’t misunderstand, I believe once in the circumstance the worse thing I could have done is simply remained quiet, but I just feel as though Jesus would have done it differently. So while I stand behind my words to Mrs. Muldoon and would plead with people to flee from any ministry that replaces the Blood stained Gospel of Jesus Christ with a pursuit of miracles, I ask forgiveness of the Lord and my brothers for any way in which I got ahead of the Spirit of God or acted independently. Finally, please know that I’m not the bold man some think I am, I’m a man who is inconsistent and struggles with the fear of man like everyone else – we all desperately need the Cross, myself included.

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73 Comments

  • Berean says:

    Notice how pastor Scott rebuked her with love and respect. Calvary chapel doesn’t even take offerings at all. Pastor dayna can’t be a pastor because she is a woman. Read your bible. Pastor dayna keeps saying “thus sayeth the lord” but it’s just her saying whatever she wants. Notice the violence of her followers, you will know them by their fruits. Pastor dayna has never taught the bible in context nor have I ever seen a verified healing or miracle from her revivals. God have mercy on her. We will all have ti give an account.

    • Berean, Love & Respect? I would not call “loving” Scott’s entrapment and the use of an unsuspecting host’s microphone, in her assembly, to which seekers flock of their own free will. Perhaps you do not know the Scott Rodriguez I know as a member of Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg… I find it unfortunate in the video above, and his approach, Scott proved himself to be misguided, on the offensive against a female teacher. Last time I checked pastor Danny Hodges encourages his wife Wendy Hodges to teach in his church, or have you not heard of the POWERFUL SUB-MIT” sermon she taught MEN & women at Calvary Chapel? Were you there?

      In spite of the fact I agree with you, that women should be silent in the assembly, I also believe women are called to teach our children about the word of God at home, and in school. However, I do not condone women teaching adult men in gatherings such as the one in the video herein, at Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg or anywhere else for that matter as the bible, the perfect word of God clearly calls on women to be SILENT within the assembly. Anyone who deviates from this transgresses the word and sins against God.

      Your state Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg, the BUSINESS, has no need for passing plates to thrive financially. What you do not know about is, Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg profit in other areas, for example the sale of materials intended to be distributed FREE.

      I have PROOF.

      See for yourself: http://bit.ly/Art-Dykstra. This video shows how Art Dykstra, Bob Corry and Danny Hodges profited from the sale of a book on Amazon for years, featuring custom cover art work I produced as a volunteer. I had been asked to design the cover and informed no compensation was given out since the book was intended to be a free hand out to missionaries. Not only did Calvary Chapel publish the book for sale, but they made certain to omit the contributor responsible for the cover art work, in yours truly.

      Just because you don’t know the TRUTH or choose to ignore it does not make it a lie. It makes YOU ignorant!

      In my opinion, though a man on fire for Jesus and the gospel, Scott Rodriguez is misguided and misled by Pastor Bob Corry and Danny Hodges, men I consider wicked.

      • John says:

        He who lives in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. This is going to bite Scott in the butt. I am sad for you Scott that yes you chose get get behind the wheel causing to take an innocent life. I would believe as a brother in Christ that you dearly regret what you have done and according to the law of the land you have paid your dept, or have you? Unfortunately this will follow yo for the rest of your life, specially if you continue to make out burst judging others. People will keep throwing your faults back in your face. See what happens when you try to do God’s job for him?

        • Joseph says:

          You are casting stones, how you know if Scott Rodriguez has not repented? He is not fortunate as King David who happened to murder someone for his wife on purpose, yet God still forgave King David after David sinned. The difference we get to read it in scripture.

          • Joseph, you’re missing my point and not hearing the Lord’s voice. Pastor Scott Rodriguez, penitent or not, will always be a murderer. Period. No one can bring back the dead. He took, and ended human life.

            Though he may be forgiven, his sins, driving under the influence as well as man slaughter can never be un-done.

            Add pride, hypocrisy and other sins to the list, and you’ve got a man I feel is NOT READY for the pulpit, a sacred place where shepherds tend to their flock. I do think Scott is ready to preach, just not within such an assembly as Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg’s.

            That’s my point here. Scott is led by wolves who operate a 503(c)business that’s been raking in loads of cash at the expense of volunteers, and believers who eat up the Soylent Green that’s fed to them from the pulpit.

            Truth of the matter is, Scott is part of a culture, in this case a cult who deceive believers into a false sense of security, in exchange for tithe…

    • John says:

      You call raising your voice an act of violence? because when asked nicely to leave and Calvaries miss lead guided followers refuse to leave standing there in a manure encouraging physical violence? Which there was no such thing of physical violence only walking forward yelling to leave the property. Leave leave leave!!! You guys have security with weapons. I guarantee you it would be a much different story if a group of people pulled that kind of stunt at Calvary

    • Sean Begle says:

      I do believe in women preachers even if you do not believe in them yourself I believe in them but Pastor Dayna has no idea what she is talking about hate to judge her if that is what I am doing but like she says my tent or my church it is not your tent but Gods tent not your church but Gods church Does she really know what she is saying then she said one day your going to need a miracle but you won’t come to my church and get it Good job Pastor Scott people do not want to hear the truth or get mad at it, but you most definitley did the right thing.

  • Maria says:

    You are right about Pastor Rodriguez. He is not ready to teach. He has children, and how he attacked this woman is not God’s way. The way he held up the bible as a shield after taunting the crowd is not Christ like as he claims himself to be. His assumption of Jesus’ reaction shows his conviction, that our Lord’s ways are after his, when it’s the other way around. Our ways should be after God’s. By assuming what Jesus would do belittles the divinity of Christ, and dries up the blood He shed for us on the cross. One look at Pastor Scott Rodriguez reveals a proud, self-centered man more interested in building up his body rather than Christ’s body. His demeanor and choice of attire in church, and more importantly when teaching depicts a man struggling with severing his gang ties. He is not a man but a coward hiding inside a flawed place of worship that calls itself a church. Well, it’s not. It’s a non-profit company that seemingly facilitates worship and spiritual growth at a price. Businesses such as Calvary Chapel are home of more fake Christians than anyone cares to admit or realize. True believers follow God’s word and encourage small, community driven gatherings, not mega businesses where hungry wolves roam among the naive sheep like predators, but no one knows their sin… Beware! The days are few until the mighty hand of God reaches down from Heaven and casts judgment on Calvary Chapel, and the men who profit from the forsaken land they inhabit at the expense of their flock. I never imagined, of all people I’ve loved since I was saved and born again so long ago, that it would be Wendy Hodges who would inspire me to leave my husband and children. When I reached out to Calvary pastors for help, I was turned away like a thief. Calvary Chapel ruined my life, and my marriage.

    • Dearest Maria,
      I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you at Calvary Chapel. What I do know is, a mother belongs with her children and husband. IMO Wendy Hodges is a woman after God’s heart, and perhaps the only person at Calvary Chapel other than pastor Jim O’Connor whom I would trust with my life, and my children.

      Did you try speaking with Wendy directly?

      Whatever you do Maria, be strong and courageous as you continue to work out your salvation, YES, Your salvation in Christ not other people’s twisted point of view of what salvation or the Christian life should look like.

      Elizabeth and I will be praying for you, and those afflicted negatively by Calvary Chapel. I am truly sorry there are so many, and their voices are seldom heard…

  • Devin Jenkins says:

    My name is DEVIN JENKINS (not Devon per the message above). As far as me accosting anyone, I find that laughable at best.

    Actually, the group of people I asked as politely as I could to “leave” were there the same night Scott Rodriguez came and introduced himself to me, telling me why he was there (which turned or to be a lie). I was the one who brought him back to meet Pastor Dayna.

    While I was addressing his followers that were still present an hour after service ended, as they called us “devils” and what not, as I asked them to leave, he sat in our camper 5ft away yet said nothing, not a single word about his cult followers that were disrespecting us, or felt led to appreciate the good work we were doing in Pinellas Park.

    I don’t care that he its a ex-con, non of us are perfect and I’m sure he hasn’t killed nearly as many people as David did, in those biblical days. However I do have a problem with him and the rest of the Calvary Chapel gang being deceitful, lying bigots, thinking they can come on our property, and disrupt the moving of the Holy Spirit while claiming to be doing Gods work.

    IMO they are a bunch of clowns, and God will deal with them better than I can.

    • John says:

      Right on Devin I was standing right by your side that night. Very disrespectful people. What a shame that they come giving the glory to the satan. This is just what he whats causing discord among God’s people. Praying for the day we can all be one church of God, being no respecter person rightly dividing the word of truth. On ward Christian Soldiers.

    • Brandon says:

      I do agree on one point, Jesus would have handled this much differently…..he would have flipped a few tables, just like the good ole’ days.

  • Glory says:

    We were there the first night when this group of people attacked this woman of God who is being used mightily in the gifts of the Spirit. I was very embarrassed for them and they were completely out of order. God’s spirit was moving mightily in the tent that night, and she did not ask for money and did nothing out of order. Calvary Chapel teaches the word of God but they do not recognize or allow the gifts of the Spirit in their church so this group is the fruit of what is coming out the church. The body of Christ is to work together in unity and in one accord. If you want to attack a group, go and attack Muslims not your Christian brothers and sisters in Christ. Go and win souls for Jesus Christ and stay busy doing that instead of coming to a tent meeting and causing confusion!!

  • Bob says:

    You Tube video ; “False Prophet Dayna Muldoon prophecies over a Calvary Chapel
    Pastor to her own dismay”!
    “Her own dismay?
    Pastor Scott.. You said; “False message that came from her lips.”
    Her message is false, … Then what is true ?
    Pastor Dayna said you are a man of God. So by calling her a false prophet you are saying; You are not a man of God? What about the rest? You don’t belong to God, and your hands are not anointed of God? Then your not a peace maker or a bridge builder, not a worshiper, or an interceder, not a seeker, or a man who loves God with all of his heart, not seeking the will of God for His people, you not going to lead and guide them by the still waters, you
    do not stand for the glory of Jesus. You never wanted to be sent for His glory. You
    never took the high road and will never stand for His glory or do what God has asked
    you to do? Your family is not blessed and you will not have a new fresh anointing? You
    will never speak the Spirit of Peace over young people who are bound. No souls will be
    saved by the fruit of your lips, no blessings upon you , there is no mantle upon you?
    God will not pour out wisdom and the knowledge to you, there is no sincerity in your
    heart, and you are not a highly favored man of God?
    She blesses you and you call her a false prophet. Just saying..

    • Bob says:

      1 Corinthians 14- And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
      Pastor Dayna prophesying to Pastor Scott
      ….and the Lord said son, in this anointing tonight from this day forward when the Shekinah glory of the Holy Ghost begin to speak into your heart,…yes there might be things that seem a little different or strange to you my son but the Lord said; “I am asking of thee this night”….
      The Lord said; “I am asking of thee(Pastor Scott) this night”…. So if all the Blessings Pastor Dayna spoke over Pastor Scott do not come to pass, it has nothing to do with Pastor Dayna, she said YES to what God asked of her…she spoke, it is Pastor Scott who said NO to what God was asking of him.

    • Brandon says:

      Scott admitting he’s not a man of God, Twisted scripture techniques brings up a great point- preachers often segregate single verses of the bible to support their heretic teachings. The bible needs to be “interpreted” not cut and pasted. Your above response where Scott has the option to do as he chooses with GOD’S blessing whether he ever came across Dayna’s path. Jesus did not put up with false prophets, in fact he wasn’t always the gentle lamb. Ever read about the tables of gold being flipped in the temple. Thats a sure recipe for anger management in today’s world!! I can’t speak for the members/reps of Calvary, nor was at this tent revival, but Wow.

  • Anonymous says:

    Pastor Scott Rodriguez is a Murderer. No doubt about it. No one can deny it. He was released only a few years ago after serving 7 years of a 10 year sentence for Man Slaughter.

    http://www.cybergenica.com/blog/media/pastor-scott-rodriguez-calvary-chapel-inmate-information.pdf

    See for yourself, visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/InmateReleases/ and search the name “Rodriguez Scott”

    • Pastor Tim says:

      The blood of Jesus makes all things new. Paul the Apostle was a murderer…in his own words, “I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison” (Acts 22:4). It is this very man who, twenty years later, writes and declares, “We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one” (v.2). Once a sin is forgiven, as far as God is concerned, it is never to be remembered. The word remission used throughout the N.T. means to “erase.”

      God spoke through Jeremiah and said, “I will remember their sins no more” Jeremiah 31:34. In Psalm 103:12, the Bible says, “As far as the east is from the west I have removed your sins from you”

      While what this pastor did was shameful and inexcusable, especially from a spiritual leader, let’s never forget the power of the redemptive work of the Cross!

    • John says:

      That just goes to show you, man will not forget or forgive. But the loving grace of all mighty God is a forgiving father. If you come into true repentance of heart asking for God’s forgiveness then He will forgive and forget all of your sins that you committed to yourself and to others. God bless us all that we have such a loving, forgiving father that loves us so much that He sacrificed His only begotten Son, Jesus

  • Caleb Knox says:

    The bible says the way to tell a true prophet from a false prophet is whether or not their prophecy is true.

    Simple enough, right?

    Pastor Scott shows that he has truly be regenerated and born again by how his life has changed.

    For anybody reading this, the blood of Jesus can wash away your sins too. Even if your in bondage to the sins of the Word of Faith movement. He can save you. Flee to him.

    • Caleb, if you gauge one’s salvation by how their lives have “changed,” then you’re preaching a works driven gospel. Billions have been, and are saved but have little works to show for. Are they not saved of the same blood that was shed on the cross by our King?

      FACT: Scott Rodriguez is on the payroll of a BUSINESS.

      Let’s look at the man’s life… The truth, shall we?

      Scott Rodriguez is 36 years old, right? He’s been an adult about half his life, so 18 years or so, correct? Of those years, he spent over 7 years incarcerated for Murder, DUI, you name it. Still with me brother Caleb?

      So, this translates to less than a decade as a responsible adult, father and husband.

      What caliber staff and/or leaders of a non-profit business the size of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg puts hands on a man like Scott Rodriguez, ordains him, gives him leadership of the flock and hands over a microphone to judge women and call them “prostitutes and concubines?

      Really?

      I’ll tell you what kind of men do this: EVIL ONES! My personal experience has shown that Danny Hodges and his sidekick Bob Corry are liars, thieves and deceivers. May God have mercy on their souls. My hope both will repent of their sins and give their lives new meaning, for their children’s sake and that of their unsuspecting flock.

    • John says:

      Praise God for the word of faith, because without faith it is impossible to please Him. You can find that in the word of God. “The B-I-B-L-E yes that’s the book for me, I stand upon the word of God the B-I-B-L-E.”

      • John, thank you for your input, time, energy and passion. But, brother, get off my blog and find a more suitable place to dwell will ya?

        You’re spending far too much time here, which should be invested in the Lord, in your own spiritual growth & others in need. There’s nothing here for you any longer, you’ve heard my point of view regarding Scott, and read other people’s.

        Now, you have works to do, for God’s glory, so…..

  • I had a run in with Scott several years ago. It was unpleasant. We need to walk in Love

  • Caleb Knox says:

    “If you gauge one’s salvation by how their lives have “changed,” then you’re preaching a works driven gospel. Billions have been, and are saved but have little works to show for, and very minute change in their lives… “-Daniel St.Pierre

    What about verses like:

    2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

    Or

    Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

    Or

    Romans 6:4 …….just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

    Or

    2Peter 1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
    2Peter 1:4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

    Or
    Romans 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

    Or

    Galatians 6:15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

    Or

    Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    Galatians 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

    Or

    Galatians 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

    You are correct when you say that we are saved freely by God without works, but James Chapter 2 explicitly states that faith that lacks works is dead, being by itself.
    If someone has truly had an encounter by God then they would most definitely have the attributes of God.
    Ephesians chapter 1 says that those who have have been redeemed(V. 7) receive the arrhabōn (greek word for Down-Payment) of the Spirit. So if the Spirit is our down-payment, or “guarantee” as the ESV puts it, then it would only make sense that those who have received the Spirit would walk in newness, otherwise there would be nobody with any assurance that they have received the down-payment.
    Paul in 1Thessalonians one said that he knew the people of the church of Thessolonica was chosen because (V.5)”our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.”
    Speaking of Paul, he had a sketchy past too, ya know. He had a raging hatred for Christ and all of His followers. He brought many innocent Christians to ruin. Yet God made him a mighty man of God. So is it right to use Scott’s arrest record against him?
    You said ” Also true is this: Once a murderer, always a murderer. Once a liar? Or a thief?” I completely disagree. I used to be a manically depressed, self mutilating, drug abusing creep. My existence was a stain on this planet. Then one day Jesus showed up in my life, and I was never the same. His Spirit changed me. Because my life changed and some other believers lives don’t, does that mean I’m smarter or holier than they? Definitely not. I was the worst of all humans. Jesus said there would be many tares among the wheat(Matthew 13:24-31), many goats among the sheep (Matthew 25:32-46), and lots of bad fish with the good fish(Matthew 13:47-50). These texts teach that there will be many people who are among the children of God who looked like children of God but truly aren’t.

    Matthew 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
    Matthew 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

    That is why Scripture commands us to “make our calling and election sure,” and to “Examine ourselves”

    I think it’s fair to say that the only way to know whether or not somebody has been saved is if their life has changed.

  • Teresa says:

    I think it is horrible the way the past is being used to crush a fellow human being, a lover of God. OK, so he is not perfect, show me anyone without sin, cast the first stone, and I will stand before a liar, for the word tells us, that if WE say we do not sin, We are a LIAR, and God is not in us. Sure, Rodriguez could have handled it very differently, He didn’t. The way WE handle the situation reveals as much about US, as Rodrieguez past and actions that night say about him. It’s time to get of the band wagon, and walk in Love. After ALL, God IS LOVE, and we shall know our brothers/sisters by the LOVE they have for each other. God bless you all and may the Lord’s Love and Light shine upon and within you at all times.

  • starla says:

    Washed of our sins….any sin? When we are followers of Christ, does this not mean we are to take notice of our faulty ways are strive to be better? They will know us by our actions. I pray for my eyes to be open to see things about how I behave and treat others. Sometimes I can’t see until someone tells me. It hurts… makes me angry. but after i think on it, I can see more fully how others perceive me. I have to ask myself are my actions showing God’s love, or showing just another “judgmental Christian”. . Be cautious of peoples faults and weakness, but focus on their strengths and positive attributes. There are many ways to interpret the Bible, how we worship. etc. This is why we have so many denomations. Debate on things can be done in a loving and kind way. It’s OK that we don’t agree. I won’t tell others how they must believe. Likewise, leave me to find my own truths. Someone on here commented that Christians should not be fighting each other, but aim it at the Muslims. Really? What happen to love our enemies. When Paul talks about this it ends with heaping hot coals on their heads. This is not to burn them with hot coals to the head, but instead to LAVISH them, with with more coal than we think they deserve, as they were not diligently keeping up their own fires during the night. They then would carry their BOWLS for coals on their heads back to their tent. I have asked many Christians what this passage means. Only one explained this and helped me understand we are not to hope God will punish our enemies. We are to help them as we are commanded, and leave the judgment to our God. He will determine guilt or innocence, not us.

  • Monte Botts says:

    He Apologized later in a facebook post, or blog, of what went on really from his perspective, on the video clip. Probably Calvary Chapel made him put out the apology? They like their Pastors to stay soft on such matters! That is why it surprised me, that this one said what he said. It was probably the Holy Ghost that overcame him? In spite of the “Soft Speaking” Calvary Chapel Spirit, he was use to operating in?

    As they would generally avoid such confrontation, and speaking? I have been thrown in jail before, by Calvary Chapel Head Honchos! For standing off their Property; and Delivering a message the LORD Jesus had given unto me, to Proclaim unto them. Holding a Sign with “Jeremiah 7″ written on it, and “Standing at the Gate of the LORD’S House, and Proclaiming HIS Word”.

    Didn’t need a mic to do it; God had my voice carry a half block away; over their Parking lot, as they were coming and going to a Service. They had me thrown in Jail for Proclaiming the Gospel Open Air, off their Property; from a main highway, overlooking their sanctuary! So no wonder they had this Pastor Apologize later in a Blog, for what came upon him.

    Which was probably the Holy Ghost that came upon him, overriding that Calvary Chapel “Soft Speaking, Smooth Talking, Soothsaying” Religious Spirit; they are all under in that Religious System? They definitely don’t like the Holy Ghost to come upon someone in their Religious Meetings, and Proclaim a Word from God for the Congregation. They sure wouldn’t allow you to have a Testimony to share with the Congregation, and hand you a mic to give it!…monte

  • Monte Botts says:

    Some of my Experiences with Calvary Chapel Churches; when called to Preaching on the Streets, and University of my hometown.

    Here is the comment I just made, in response to a Question on post: “What was the Message?” that got me thrown in Jail by this Calvary Chapel Church! Standing off their Property line, on Highway edge; and Speaking over their Parking Lot, to People coming and going between Services!…monte

    Comment:

    Felt the Strongest Anointing on; “thou shall not commit adultery”! Other things were just Scriptures, and the Simplicity of the Gospel be Proclaimed Boldly, that their Congregations needed to witness too! I was holding a “Sign” on a piece of card board, that just said: “Jeremiah 7″ on it! That the LORD Specifically, told me to put on it! That Chapter starts off by saying: “Stand at the Gate of the LORD’S House, and Proclaim this Word”! The Place was called “Applegate Christian Fellowship”; which kind of made the “Sign” Appropriate too! Anyway, that was one of my First Love for the LORD Jesus Churches, at the Calvary Chapels! First in my hometown; Ashland, Oregon; which they asked me to leave. Just because some of the Congregation saw me Preaching on the Streets, and the University there in Ashland, Oregon. Making them feel uncomfortable, with me being seen in their Church.

    Was taking some Street People there with me to the Calvary Chapel Church, in the Park’s building, where they were meeting! The LORD had me open up my Apartment to the Street People, giving them a place to stay in my Apartment, off the Streets for a season. The Church People didn’t like that after awhile; of taking them there with me, and they started rejecting some of them. For they weren’t dressed appropriately enough for them sometimes; to ragged, and dirty looking for them, I guess? The Pastor who Baptized me there in the Creek outside that Parks Building, where they were holding services. Is the one that first rejected one of the Brothers from the Streets. That was helping me out in the Apartment, which was filling up by then! I almost left then, when they rejected him, but LORD Jesus said stay for a season longer.

    They rejected Brian, was his name; because he carried a staff stick with YAHWEH written on it; around him on the Streets, and carried it into Church with him. His teeth weren’t in the best shape, and had long hair somewhat; and an old buck skin jacket, with those talons coming off the arms. Looked like a mountain man of sort; with a blue ribbon around his head, as a head band; with “Holiness unto the LORD” written on it. We got to be a good team, preaching on the streets, and running the Apartment together. Even though I was footing the monthly payments, and working washing dishes a few nights a week; and bringing back all the left overs, on my Bike at night. The rest of the crew staying in the apartment, were good at hitting the dumpsters, and getting us food to live off of; in the Lord’s Apartment I called it. I just kept the key above the door, and they kept the place pretty clean, and from having drinking and drugs, coming into the place.

    Anyway, that was my First Love Calvary Chapel Church (Ashland Christian Fellowship)! That first started rejecting my Spiritual Partner in ministry on the Streets; “Bible Brian”, was his nickname on the Streets! Because he always carried a Bible with him, where ever he went. Along with his Staff, and wore the “Holiness unto the LORD” headband on him! With a well worn leather coat; could be like a “John the Baptist” look to him, and a Voice crying in the Wilderness! After they rejected Brian, just because of his appearance. Then later the Pastor would be rejecting me, for starting to preach on the streets open air! That pastor ended up running off with another women in the congregation; and leaving his wife and kids behind. Even coming back later, to keep being the head pastor there. But the Board Members saw he wasn’t repentant, not even thinking he did anything wrong? Saying he felt it was the LORD’S Love that brought him together, with this new Spring Chicken in the Congregation.

    So maybe that is why the Message was so strong at the other “Calvary Chapel Church” (Applegate Christian Fellowship), about “Not Committing Adultery”! When they had me thrown in Jail, for Proclaiming that Message of “Jeremiah 7″ over their Parking Lot! That pastor there at that Church; also had that problem of Adultery, in the beginning of his Church Building Program. He confessed and repented; and wanted to step down from the ministry. But as being one of Chuck Smith’s favored pupils; from under his wing, and Chuck not wanting to loose any face, on the whole matter probably? Because his prized pupil, was such a great orator; and looked up to in the Calvary Chapel System. Chuck thought it was best for him, after a season of being away from ministry; to go ahead, and resume being pastor there. With the Church Splitting up somewhat, after he came back into Ministry there.

    Some of the Elders, and Members there; felt he shouldn’t return. I believe it was one of the Elder’s Wife, or Daughter; he had committed adultery with, not sure on that though? So you can see Adultery in that Religious System, has it’s way of Presenting itself, for sure! At least it took it’s share of toll, in those First Two Calvary Chapel Churches; where my First Love of the LORD Jesus grew from!

    They do not believe in the Exercising of the “Gifts of the Spirit” in their Services, and are Against what the LORD Called me to do for HIM; in “Open Air Evangelism”, and “Holding Signs” lifting up HIS “Name and Salvation” for all the People in these Cars to see, as they drive by in all these Cities! Well, that was kind of a long Answer to your Question Jed! But you know how I can be long winded sometimes, when you get me going! Plus, I believe you needed to know more of the Background, behind my involvement in that Calvary Chapel Church System. To more fully understand why the LORD Jesus would be having me do, what I did.

    They were always “Quenching, Resisting, Grieving, and Denying” the Moves of the Holy Ghost in their Sanctuary; when I was attending them, and growing to Discern what Spirit they were of. LORD Jesus have mercy on all these young converts to the Faith that they draw into their Assemblies; and that System be putting that “Adulterous Spirit” of the World mixture, upon the People. That “Sensual, Soft Speaking, Smooth Talking, Soothsaying” Spirit; they have Manufactured in that Calvary Chapel Church System. That outwardly looks real appealing to the Young Converts, as a more Balanced way of Playing Church. Drawing many young believers into their Compromised Mixture, or Worldly Ways; and make it seem like it is more Balanced than other Churches.

    I have personally experienced a “Spirit of Jezebel”; that Seduces their new Converts, after a season of Growing in that Church. Amazing that Chuck Smith, came out of the Foursquare Church System, where he grew up attending. Later so tired of all that Fleshly Prophesying going on in their Services, and Tongue Speaking; that he would forbid it in his Services. Making that a “Doctrine, and Spirit”; which would Regulate all the Churches of Calvary Chapel. That would evolve from Chuck’s Church down in Costa Mesa, California! Many of them on this West Coast, for sure!

    They say after Chuck Smith passes away, the Church will fall apart? Many of the youth already, want to go into the “Emerging Church” Program, that is Evolving in this world council of churches? With all it’s New Age Compromise, Tolerance, Men Pleasing ways; within some “Global Church” System, they want to have happen? All I know for sure presently; is there is a “Spirit of Adultery”; with that Worldly Compromise, in that Church. As that Calvary Chapel Church System, is in the “Denying of the Holy Ghost” Preaching in their Midst; or any other Gifts of the Spirit, being exercised in their Midst.

    That Compromise in the Flesh; will have them Committing Adultery with the World; and becoming “Lukewarm”, and eventually God Spewing them out of HIS Mouth in the End. They like their Church to be held in High Esteem, as well as their “Pastor/Teacher” Clones to be Held in High Esteem! With their Congregations holding up their Pastors like an IDOL almost, in their Adoration of them! Which they Manufacture these same “Cloned Pastors” from that Religious System; and pump them out into the Calvary Chapel Church Systems of the World. Heaping unto themselves a bunch of Teachers, and Itching the ears of their Congregations! Thinking they will be “Pre Tribulation Raptured” out of here, and don’t worry about a thing! We are some of the Special Saints in these End Days, that have been given this Truth of a “Pre Tribulation Rapture” for the Saints! For we will be Popped out of here, in some “Easy Out” Rapture Plan, from Darby’s Dispensation of things!

    That is what they Beat into the Minds of their New Converts, to the Faith in the Gospel! Like a Mantra, or Vain Repetition; brain washing all their Flocks with that “Pre Trib Rap” LIE! Making them part of the “Falling Away from the Faith” in the End, when they think they will be Raptured out of here, before that occurs (2 Thess. 2:1-3)! When they are part of the “Cause of the Falling Away”, and will be surprised big time! When they find out; they were not Delivered from the Tribulations coming to the Saints in the End Days! Then they will know that all these Pastors, that have been Teaching them that LIE, were “False Prophets” (Jeremiah 23, Matthew 23)! That never prepared them Spiritually, for what is Coming upon the Church in the End Days! That Calvary Chapel Church System, will be accountable for much “Blood of God’s Servants” in the End Days!…monte

  • Cathy says:

    Don’t forget Paul of Taurus How many Christains did he kill? God did have a plan for him, after he repented of course.

    • Cahty;
      I’m glad you brought that up about Paul (Saul of Tarsus).

      The bible teaches us Paul had his own ministry, since the 11 disciples chosen by Yahshua (Jesus) never truly accepted him, or embraced his ministry based on his past.

      The Truth is, today’s tolerance within the body has gone too far and away from God’s intent for His church.

      Anyone with $700 can start his or her own “church” and rent out meeting space for $50 a week. ANYONE!!!

      Then, hire a guy like me to leverage internet marketing and drive sheep to your parking lot and you’ve got a full house.

      This would make such an endeavor God’s plan right? Boom! Instant pastors for naive sheep to follow after clicking an ad on Google or Facebook… You obviously don’t know how EASY it is to start or plant a “church” in the internet era!

      Truth is, I’ve seen & witnessed first hand how these clowns work. I have sat among the crooked leaders of today’s “churches” and chose to distance myself from such vipers.

      Trust me, they’re not the church, WE ARE!

      • Dave says:

        I think a few posters here forgot about forgiveness, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
        (Col 3:12-13 ESV)” As a product of “word of faith” leaning on ” miracles” and “healings” as my reason to “believe” in Christ, i was LOST. I had a heart that was still in prideful rebellion of God and his Laws. This destroyed my life. I was unrepentant, as i thought because i said the “sinners prayer” i was good to go. I was so wrong. Please understand i believe in miracles and healing, but it should never be used to bring people to Christ, but used to show Gods power! It wasnt untill i understood that because of MY sin i was under Judgment from a Holy, Righteous, Just and Loving God. The price i was to pay, was with my life. It was then i realized that the Sacrifice Christ made on the Cross was for ME. That he died for MY sins, and rose 3 days later to show death had been defeated. Christ had PAID my debt almost 2000 years BEFORE i was born. I am a liar, a thief, and adulterer and murderer by Gods Holy standard, by mine i was a good person. Now i am forgiven. It was NEVER the miracles that saved me, but it was that God himself, who DID NOT have to pay my debt, DID. And he did it willingly on all of mankinds behalf, yours, Pastor Scott, Mrs Muldoon and everyone in all of creation. What God did for us, was nothing short of a miracle. That is the miracle we need to show others, and show others God heals the Soul, and our Spirit. What Mrs Muldoon does, was and is a false message, the same message that not only deceived me, drove me from God as a bitter, hurtful angry young man bent on rebellion. It was Gods law and God grace that changed me. Showing me i was wrong, and then showing me forgiveness, without condemnation is what was needed to to be shown. Now what pastor Scott did there, was not only the right thing to do, but the Biblical thing to do. She was not sharing the Good News of Christ, but it was a show to draw ppl to see her and give her money. She was there for gain, be it fame or money or both. He was there to see God glorified for what Christ did for us all. So with that said, condemning Pastor Scott for being a “ex-con/murderer/killer” is out of line, it was his PAST. I see alot of “hate” toward him for this issue. Christ said in his sermon on the mount that if a man hates another in his heart, he/she is guilty of murder also. So hating Scott for being a murderer, who ever does this is guilty of the same. Keep in mind Moses was a killer too. King David, whom Christs earthly linage comes from was a premeditated murderer, for killing Uriah, Bethsheba’s husband. So forgiveness is desperately needed here. If Pastor Scott is truly repentant, He is covered by Christ and forgiven. We need to show Scott the same forgiveness.

      • Jeffrey Buehler says:

        You say that the 11 Disciples never fully accepted Paul because of his murder? Why did Peter call Paus writing ‘scripture’ in one of his epistles? Your understanding of the Gospel is similar to the Westboro Baptist church. Moses was a murderer as well. Both he and Paul had the most intimate encounters with God of all of the bible authors.

        There is no such thing as a female pastor. Any woman who says she was called by God to be a pastor may have been called by a spirit, but it was not God as He will not contradict Himself.

  • Leon says:

    I gotta respectfully disagree with many of you,I attend a Calvary Chapel and you are judging the ministry based off a couple of men out of the thousands of Pastors who consistently teach and live a Christ lived life. You guys make it seem like there suppose to be priests and live a perfect life. Yes Its a shame and breaks my heart to hear that Pastors give in to sin and fall to extreme temptations not just at Calvary Chapel just so you know which Im sure may suprise all of you since you seem to think it only happened at Calvary Chapel but no ministry is perfect no one is,and so when it does happen we must be like JESUS and pray that there lives be restored instead of bashing them down even more as satan would to those pastors who had fallen because thats when Satan takes advantage and tries to further them away from Christ and by people bashing them even more your pretty much assisting in his will instead of being a brother in Christ and saying come back to Jesus!Secondly for all of you who are complaining that Calvary Chapel does not allow spiritual gifts during there service there is a reason why and its not based on Calvary Chapel man made way to run a church,its based off THE BIBLE! specifically 1 Corinthians chapter 14 where Paul teaches on how not to be IGNORANT with Spiritual Gifts. Calvary Chapel usually have either before or after service a believers meeting which is meant for believers in Christ who understand how the Holy Spirit works and can attend if they wish and pray together in the Spirit. They do this because during service they want to focus on GODS WORD without any interuptions or most importantly so they dont scare off or confuse any new people who are visiting the church because as Paul said in Chapter 14 of 1 Corinthians “Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind?” So Calvary Chapel based there services on THE BIBLE not on what some man said church should be like,Lastly Paul said once again to conclude all he taught about spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians chapter 14 LET ALL THINGS BE DONE DECENTLY AND IN ORDER and I repeat incase some of you find this hard to believe DONE DECENTLY AND IN ORDER!!Those were his last words to the Church in Corinth who were confusing the Holy SPirit with there emotions and just going crazy all over the place in a radical unbiblical way as most Charasmatic type churches today still do sadly. And Ill point out some things from what I read on here, To the guy that said Calvary Chapel didint allow people to come in because they werent dressed appropriately its funny you say that because Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa was the one church at the time during THE JESUS MOVEMENT which started there at CCCM through the guidence of the HOLY SPIRIT that accepted people who were judged and rejected by the modern day Christian church because they didnt look or dress like what they believed Christians should dress.CCCM accepted the hippies,bums etc to sit in as they were without JUDGMENT on how they looked or dressed!and the amazing part was what Pastor Chuck did and what he didint do,he didint preach silly prophecies or claim to be this or that or made it about him or did some weird spiritual showcasee to attract the many people who were coming ,he simply taught them the BIBLE aka Gods word simply! He taught them Gods word and made it about Jesus!It was Gods word who attracted the thousands of people who came to Calvary chapel of Costa Mesa during The Jesus Movement in the 60′s and 70′s and the most wonderful thing of all is that Pastor Churck never once took credit but all glory was given to God and the work he did through the Spirit and it was a blessing.Thats why I respect Pastor Chuck because he seeks to advance Gods kingdom on earth not to poison it through preachy false speeches and making himself a big name! I also how Calvary Chapel teaches the word from GEN-REv they do this because they wanna teach THE WHOLE COUNCIL OF GOD In its complete form holding nothing back as(Acts 20:27)would state.Something not many churches are doing today instead they are relying on Pastors,Healers…etc based off there name or what they claim for direction instead of Gods word.Im not here to say Calvary Chapel is the only good ministry or there perfect but to hear people say terrible things like there a cult is ridiculous, Cults force members to stay and not once have I ever heard a Pastor from the ministry say you have to stay here because we are the only true church so do some reasearch before calling a ministry a Cult because never has Chuck Smith or any Pastor Ive heard so far said that they are the only true church. And they will never claim it because its satanic,Cults tell you what to do and how to live based on there say so and Ive never heard this because if Ive had I would of left in a heart beat. There focus is to teach the bible and bring people to JESUS AND JESUS ONLY!
    These next words are meant for DANIEL ST PEIR AND KEEPS BASHING PASTOR SCOTT for his criminal past,just by doing that you have sinned! How dare you judge him on his past, the bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.So who are you to judge,we are all sinners but once we realize what we are and accept Christ he forgives our past no matter what it was! IF YOU REMEBER PAUL BEFORE HE CAME TO CHRIST WAS SAUL AND HE WAS A MAN WHO KILLED,DESTROYED,MURDERED MANY MANY MANY OF JESUS CHRISTS FOLLOWERS. And look what happend to him after,he came to Christ and God used Paul after in a big way regarless of his past. So seriously dude READ YOUR BIBLE! and learn to LOVE because thats the greatest gift of THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LOVE. ITS NOT TONGUES OR ANYTHING ELSE BUT LOVE!! So if you dont do anything in Love it dosint mean a thing to God it becomes WORKS!.
    My last and final point is for the so called modern day miracle worker/prophet that Women in the Video claims to be. Its so sad to see these benny hinn wannabe’s. The Bible clearly states and this is why its so important to read your bibles and go to A BIBLE TEACHING MINISTRY because MAN OR WOMAN DOSINT CHANGE YOU, THE GOSPEL DOES without it we would be nothing!.The bible clearly states there are no modern day prophets!in (Hebrews 1:1-2)”God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” So Once Christ came there was no need for anymore Old Testament Prophets because we had direct contact with GOd through his son Jesus Christ under the new covenant. In the old covenant of the Old Testament they didint have Jesus so God had chosen prophets to deliver Gods word to the People! In those days to call yourself a prophet was something serious because if you claimed something as God revealing it to you and it didint come true you were stoned to death for being a false. So you see thats why its really hard to believe someone who claims to be a prophet in this era in which we live under the new covenant because they are not under the old covenant rules so if they claim something and it does not happen there is no consequence like old testimate false prophets and they could pretty much abuse and continue claiming. And under the new covenant of Jesus Christ we dont need prophets to mediate for us or to send us a message from God because our only mediator that gives us direct messages from God is JESUS CHRIST THE BIBLE MAKES THIS CLEAR IN (1 Timothy 2:5)”For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus”!!And about her being a miracle worker,I would challege her gift to go to hospitals and preach and heal people if she truly has that gift. But it wont happend because you have to realize that people like her do there will and not GOds will. Benny Hinn use to do the same thing he would fill up stadiums and heal people in the name of Jesus but in the end it was all false and sadly people who actually needed healing where never allowed on stage and all those healed people never confirmed it and look where benny is now. In a scandal over money issues and divorced which makes me sad to see how Satan can confuse people and break them down. True mircales happen through Gods will in his time not when they are demanded on stage a some sort of Showcase. Becuse if that were true then these people would be the answer to all the broken who need healing, I challenge her if she truly believes its Gods will then go to hospitals,go to where the broken are that need healing.Go to a cancer hospital for kids and miraculously heal them since you tend to think you can do miracles just because the sentence ends with Jesus Christ. I challenge her and I promise you that she wont. I thank you if you took the time to read this I only wish to share what I what Gods word has to say about this. And that we are all sinners just because we have Christ dosint make us any perfect he helps us to sin-less. I pray for the pastor from calvary chapel to be more wise and for the lady pastor to be opened to Gods truth through his word that she has nothing to offer us in prophecy because we have all the free access through Jesus Christ and Christ only to God and through Gods word that as we read the Holy Spirit guides us and fills us with his word to change our lives and apply his word so we may be the light of the world we are meant to be..God bless all of you

    • Leon says:

      And I apologize for all Typos and mistakes..

    • All sin and fall short of God’s glory. I consider myself both amazingly intelligent AND tremendously ignorant, signs of work in progress. Thanks for your input Leon, but to be honest, I didn’t read it. But others with more time on their hands might be interested, so I approved it. Agape!

      • Justin Venn says:

        Amazing isn’t it? How convenient it is for you, to, “not have time” to hear a word of encouragement and conviction. Get real Daniel. I hope that God will open your tunnel vision narrowmindness, heal your heart of the bitterness towards Calvary Chapel, and I hope most of all that he will give you the strength to forgive the people that have hurt you, and to keep no record of it. Shalom

        • Justin, what a true blessing to mankind you are. Because I didn’t approve your comment in a timely fashion, a schedule acceptable to you I’m now the enemy? My not having “time” to moderate the thousands of comments I receive on this blog shows my dedication to A) His Word, B) The Ministry Yahweh Entrusted Me With, C) My Family, D) My Business (which supports the ministry) and, E) This Blog.

          I approved your comment in spite of its attacks. Like me, you’re a sinner, like Pastor Scott Rodriguez and his co-worker Pastor Art Dykstra of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, a business that continues to rob my family and me, and profit from my copyrighted work and intellectual property daily, violating federal laws for profit, claiming ignorance as their excuse. IMO, Pastor Bob Corry and Pastor Danny Hodges are thieves, wolves in sheep’s clothing, knowingly preying on the weak to further THEIR kingdom, not God’s.

          Deny the truth all you want, your denial does not make the truth a lie, it makes you ignorant.

    • Joseph Reed says:

      The Calvary Chapel system is misleading Millions. It’s Become a spiritual Death Camp. The Power is Gone. They’ve even removed the word Power from the beginning of the Book of John. they have rejected Gods word and rely on sights and sounds to draw in big crowds then tell people they are saved when there not and give them a NKJ Word for Today secret Catholic Bible. This is truly Satan’s Church 2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. A True spirit led church will suffer persecution. The reason the churches in America are not persecuted is because there not in the fight. Satan will promote a church that misleads People and there are Calvary Chapels all over the place. Satan is the God of this world and the prince of the power of the air. In the Book of Revelation He Deceives the whole World (Rev 12:9). What you have here is the Falling Away the apostle Paul was talking about.
      2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; We are in the LAST DAYS and Revelation tells us many People will step into eternity very soon and if you don’t have the Holy Spirit living within you then you will be lost and forgotten forever. Pastor Scott Rodriguez was right for leaving. I hope he can recover and serve God, not Man.

  • Jesus Lover says:

    I love Jesus and this blog rocks! Thanks for pouring out the truth so refreshingly about this so called “pastor”. I wish I could do half the stuff you do Daniel, what amazing talent. INstead my brain is fried after over 10 years of drug and alcohol abuse. I can barely read and write I’m so dumb anymore. Pray for me and my boys will ya?

    • Sorry to hear about your addictions. My hope is you are now pure and surrendered to Christ, unlike those unrepentant Calvary Chapel St Pete pastors whose pride and self-righteousness is leading them and their families straight to Hell, where I fear they will burn for eternity, tormented by their sin.

      Whatever you do, stay away from organized religion and 503(C) non-profit businesses like Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, Idlewild Baptist Church and countless other cults.

      Rule of thumb is, if the pastors are on a payroll, they’re already deviating from God’s church. Why do you think over 85% of “pastors” claim if they weren’t on staff at their church, they would worship elsewhere? The truth will set you free… To Him that has an Ear, let him Hear.

  • Justin Venn says:

    My name is Justin Venn, I was a disciple under Calvary Chapels Leadership for nearly 2 years. I was a part of the mens discipleship home called Calvary House for 6 months. I had developed a personal relationship with Pastor Scott and with other men in the home. Pastor Scott is a man. Okay. Human. I emphathize with the people who have fallen through the cracks of Calvary Chapels Minstry. I personally have gone through some hardships with the ministry. Please note that the bible never says a woman should not preach in the church. People take this out of its context. Dont forget to read around it. Get the whole picture. I don’t believe Pastor Scott rebuked Pastor Dayna out of ill intentions, while his methods might seem brash to some people, others would say he is a man of character, Human/God character. He is still being sanctified just like every other christian I know. Santification is a life long process. He is not exempt from temptation just because hes a Pastor now. Is anyone on this Blog, perfect? I know Im not. I stole from Calvary House, Pastor Scott forgave me and told me that he would not look to see if I had returned the repayment 7 fold. Very Gracious I would say. Pastor Scott is a man of conviction. I have personally witnessed him having a broken heart over the men in his Discipleship, who have left for one reason or another. In the Cross and the Switchblade, wrote by David Wilkerson, Pastor Dave references an experience he had with some of the ex herion tennagers living at the Teen Challenge Center. One of his most notable references, apply to the Sanctification of an individual. While some teens were immersed with the Holy Ghost, and completely freed of their addictions, others still struggled even after coming to experience the saving love of Jesus Christ. My point is, Pastor Scott still struggles with some pretty tough issues. But Im sure everyone on this blog still does as well. You can act like everything is perfect and carefully distort your mind and heart in thinking that you’ve got no problems, but even to think such a thing is a very complacent mind set, only because its right when you think youve got things under control that enemy will attack the hardest. Yea Calvary Chapel has gone through some pretty tough trials, and tests. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from our adversary against any other mega church which is seeking the conversion of sinful hearts. The focus of this blog has been on lesser evils. The real battle takes place where the naked eye is very rarely present. Which is the spiritual realms. Exposing the truth of other peoples weaknesses may produce conviction if thats what this blog is intended for. But I don’t see any rallys of people shouting to pray for a man who had a great influence on the surrounding community. Why? If this blog was what Jesus really wanted, then everyone of you should be seeking for a way to Forgive Pastor Scott and the ministry that backs him, and show them a greater form of Love. Its always easier to fix our eyes on everyones elses problems when bitterness and apathy take root, but the biggest struggle is to be able to look at ourselves in the mirror in face whatever chunk of wood is still hanging in our eyes. Pastor Scott comes from a VERY broken upbringing, a childhood with which I can much understand.There is NO WAY to describe the immense feelings and voids a saved christian still experiences after going through a child hood of a lack of Fatherly and Motherly love. The struggle to bring youre life together after such a trauma is the steepest uphill climb I have ever gone through myself. Thats only a part of what I deal with everyday. Thats the part I understand. Not having the Love and Acceptance of a Mother and the Discpline, and the Approval of a Father lead to devasting futures. For anyone. The void doesn’t discriminate. While some people get a handle on it early in life, others are left to deal with this void, for some it brings them close to God, for others like myself, it caused me to question my own sanity, and validly. Which drew me nigh to counseling. Theophostic prayer is designed to dram the hurting individual to come to experince the love of christ. Experiencing the Love of Christ which truly enables us to come to him is not assigned to people the same to way, remember there were Seven churches in for a reason. Thats why there is different denominations. Because the Spirit of God reaches people in more than one Theological approach. While the truth will set us free, we must, again, we must, pour our energies into Love, the Bible explicitly depicts no greater thing, For God so Loved the World… No greater Love hath man than this… LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, LOVE IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE ALL THE COMMANDMENTS. This Blog lacks tons of Love, but its much easier to defend ourselves from injustices than it is to actually cancel the debt of another entirely. Pastor Scott may not deserve Forgiveness, but did anyone here deserve it either? Are you being Gracious with him? I know I have yet to attain a satisfying amount of Grace towards him or any other person for that matter. Grace is just as much for the offender as it is for the offended. Gracious forgiveness is defined as Letting anothers record go, and not retailiting even though we may feel justified to voice our views about other people. Pastor Scott has endured great hardship, and he has struggled more than many people I know, but I believe that he has every pottential to achieve his calling, and the road would smoother if he was to have people show him more of what agape love is like from his brothers and sisters. Try to see yourself in his shoes. What do you think it would be like? Who on this blog has been to prison? Who on this Blog has killed someone, and has to deal with fears and guilt and power struggles like he has. If there was someone who understood what it feels like here, I don’t think half this stuff would be written. Sometimes you have to understand other people before you can be allowed to be understood yourself. If you don’t even have the ability to know what it feels like, than you wont know how much this blog would hurt him, Yes Pastor Scott, (and the rest of the world), NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE MORE BROKEN FOR EACHOTHER, BUT THE ONLY METHOD IN HIS CASE THAT WILL SOFTEN HIM IS LOVE. NOT SO MUCH TRUTH, BUT GENTLE HEARTWARMING LOVE MIXED WITH TRUTH. There is a way to help other people grow, and I promise that this blog will not produce that unless it becomes redirected. Two wrongs don’t make a right. In the intention in this blog appears closer to repaying evil for evil, you’re just throwing his faults in his face and the community, and rubbing salt in your wounds and his. That does not make you better than him, and it sure does not level the battlefield, this might fuel the fire in youre own hearts by doing the same thing that Pastor Scott did to Pastor Dayna, all you’re doing is just exposing the truth according to how you feel about the person and in their reproach, and approach to delivering the good news.

    • F. Hamilton says:

      What a disgrace to Christianity! Only filthy sinners are asked to resign from established church businesses like Calvary Chapel St Pete, of which Scott Rodriguez is well known as a man who’s fallen from grace, over and over since he claimed he was born again.

      Since no one would hire him after his dismissal from Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, he started his own “church” called “Tabernacle of Tampa Bay” where he hired fellow ex-cons to lead the flock, including a worship leader covered in tattoos.

      What’s next Pastor Rodriguez?

      Pedophiles teaching Sunday school? Thieves running accounting? A whore teaching a woman’s bible study?

      The man, Scott Rodriguez is cursed, and his “church,” The Tabernacle of Tampa Bay and those within it are also headed down a painful valley that’s drawn by man, not God.

      • Greetings, thank you for your input. While I’m not familiar with The Tabernacle of Tampa Bay’s choice of worship members/leaders, I discern Pastor Rodriguez could not do worse than Bob Corry, Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg’s worship leader who proved himself to be, on several occasions, unfit to be a leader of a flock. IMO, a proud, cigar smoking, “land sailing” fatso is not Christ like, yet he is the appointed executive pastor of the non-profit business known as Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg.

        MY wife Elizabeth and I find Scott’s teaching truly anointed, and we pray he will continue to contribute to the furtherance of God’s kingdom through any means made possible by our Lord.

  • stephen says:

    what sermons would you suggest we view/listen to on the CC website… ? i read your article Who is Scott Rodriguez… and i cannot find anything along the lines of what you mentioned… also, i read your transcription of his qualified “apology” in connection with what he did… hummmm… i’d just as soon read something authored by his pastor… do you know if any such thing exists..? thanks

    • Stephen, don’t take my word for it. Simply call the church office at (727) 577-7705 and ask them to direct you to the service when pastor Scott Rodriguez referred to women within his flock as “prostitutes” or “concubines.” My feeling is it’s been edited or deleted since this post went public.

      Calvary Chapel St Pete pastors are wolves, the kind of hypocrites who pay their staff to write positive reviews of their church on Google, the kind of filth who steal from their flock by violating federal copyright laws. Pure biblical evil.

      Just today, did you hear the executive pastor Bob Corry during service mention how last Thursday’s dinner was the most surreal of his entire life, involving he and pastor Danny Hodges, when he was obligated “by rule” not to talk about church at all over dinner? Notice pastor Bob is gaining weight again, disgracing his temple like a slob…

      You see, of his own admission, Hodges doesn’t like to talk about church or God much on his free time, even makes it a rule when he’s on vacation? Now, that’s a man after God’s heart don’t you agree? What an example for younger pastors!!! Hodges days off are HIS, NOT the Lord’s! What a FAKE!!!

      God’s church is a family, a bond, a life. I’ve heard many times Pastor Danny Hodges claim from the pulpit that he does not like his life. He’s complained about his calling to Florida more times than I can count.

      He and his brood of vipers need to go away…

  • KATIE says:

    I attended this church on a couple of occasions with my family and I have to say how incredibly dissappointed i was in not only the pastors but the people in general… They were mean and just downright viscous to a couple people.. i overheard the conversation accidentally and was just amazed… and as far as the pastor is concerned… women are NOT less than.. we were not meant to be meek and mild and sit in the background and shut our mouths… there will be a lot of lost people going through those doors looking for answers and its sad that they are going to be misguided.. a church is not a haven for saints, but a hospital for sinners… and this church and its people act like they are saints and they do no wrong.. its not right to judge people simply because they sin differently than you do… In the words of Jesus, Let he has NO sin cast the first stone.. its really sad that these people believe they are doing good deeds and winning souls for Christ, when in reality they are pushing people farther from him.. sad.. really sad..

    • Katie, I’m sorry you also has a negative experience at Calvary Chapel St Petersburg. I can testify the pastors do indeed have a “holier than thou” attitude, and like most 503(c) nonprofit businesses posing at churches, teach a false doctrine to like-minded people. Remember Katie, as a believer and disciple of Jesus you ARE the Church, and should focus on furthering YOUR relationship with Christ by immersing yourself in His word, through prayer and worship and of course, in fellowship with other true believers, not posers and hypocrites found at businesses like Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, a place I feel is filled and led by vipers and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

      Katie, whatever you do, don’t let Calvary Chapel St Pete pastors rob you of your joy, peace and fulfillment!

  • Joe says:

    Scott is not a pastor in any measure of the word, if so he should have come across the verse that reads,”You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matt. 7:5

    I do not know this woman, and also do not know this man Scott nor do I have a desire to know him. Why does he not go to California and rebuke Chuck Smith “his master” for false teaching and false prophesy he has been making, rather than go around hounding women who are attempting to the best of their ability to serve the Lord. Scott is a master judge, isn’t he ? Scott, the Lord told us by their fruits you shall know them. God really put you out, not the woman you attempted to embarrass and discourage because you were scared she was pulling people away from you.You sneaked onto stage like snake that you are, a wolf with sheep’s clothing.

    This criminal would have gotten a beating of his life, had he tried to up stage any man. The lady was very patient with this idiot, arrogant, self serving jerk. Oh by the way, Calvary Chapel are people with overly casual dress and now casual handling of God’s word. WOW!!!!
    Joe

    • Joe, I feel and appreciate your passion in your comment. And I agree with most your input. However, beating the man for his sin is not Christ like. Like you and I, I discern pastor Scott Rodriguez is a saved man, a sinner who’s on a walk, somewhere along the path that leads to eternal life. I do not believe him to be worthy of leading a flock, but his bosses, pastors Danny Hodges and Bob Corry feel he’s ready to be an inspiration to new and mature Christians alike. Remember Joe, Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg is a business. A nonprofit albeit, but an imperfect company never the less, led by men. Turning God’s Church into a business was never the apostles or Christ’s intent. Using over 85% of tithe to pay for salaries, rent or mortgage, utilities, audio/visual equipment, print material, insurance and other menial waste in churches is FAR from the initial preaching the gospel by the apostles on Solomon’s Portico, outside the temple in Jerusalem where it all started. Joe, although I agree Scott Rodriguez is misguided and not that sharpest tool in the shed, being an ex-convict with multiple arrests, calling him an idiot and jerk shows you too have some amount of spiritual growing-up ahead. Are you part of a small group, or do you have accountability partners who are helping you grow as a servant of the Lord? We have a virtual gathering that’s quite unique in its setting and interactiveness, I’d love to count you in as one of our guests! Please pray about this, and pastor Scott Rodriguez as all of us need to open our hearts and minds to the magnificence of God’s love as each believer continues to serve Him in this life, so we can rejoice in the next!

  • D. Mckinley says:

    Daniel,
    Perfect post about a man who should not be in leadership. I admire your courage and how your web site boldly separates you from typical secular business sites. Keep up the good work and never let the enemy sway you from the narrow path.

  • Catelyn says:

    I personally know Scott he has truly repented. He has done bad things in his youth but all things are possibaul with god . Just so you know he is paid but is decently not rich , by saying. These things you shine your true colors

    God bless

  • Manny says:

    Daniel, as much as I hate to admit it I sense you are right about Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg and the pastors who lead the flock. Ever since I was first invited to sit through a service there, I felt something just wasn’t right. The many instances I witnessed over the years proved my instincts were spot on. While he poses as a soft spoken preacher, I sense Pastor Scott has deeply hidden hatred and rage that are not becoming a Christian leader. Plus, it greatly troubles me a man was trusted to lead a flock only a few years after he was released from prison for man slaughter, for murder. I cannot in my right mind be convinced to submit to such a man, or to follow on his footsteps no matter how repentant the ex-convict is. Like Saul or Tarsus, who needed time after he was born again and baptized in Damascus, pastor Rodriguez proved he lacked the wisdom and patience required of leaders in God’s church. Then again, as you put it, Calvary Chapel St. Pete is a business, and so it makes perfect sense they would put an ex-con on stage to attract and capitalize on more of his kind, which Pinellas Park has a tons of nearby the church on US-19. Thank you for standing up to pastor Scott Rogdriguez and Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg. I’m sure the vipers who lead that old Walmart have their day coming…

  • paul westby says:

    As a pastor,I would agree that Scott’s approach to Ms. Muldoon was not in his best interest. We must take a stand and confront false teaching. It is so very dangerous. God bless, broPaul.

    • Paul, what you describe as “no being in his best interest” is actually reproachable behavior. It’s sin. Like a hypocrite, you choose to put a veil over pastor Scott Rodriguez‘ actions pointing to his own “interest” rather than God’s. What Scott did when he was trusted by a fellow believer with a microphone was deceiving and conniving, indicative of who he is, a sinner like you and I. Through this incident featured in the video herein, which count as his works, Scott Rodriguez showed he cannot be trusted. By his teaching, which I have witnessed countless times, Scott shows he is on mission against women preachers and those within his flock at Calvary Chapel St Pete.

      I don’t find it surprising many Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg staff members seem to be immensely concerned with my blog, and my opinion, as my server logs show hundreds of visits from church staff since I published this post. Don’t you find it strange they spend countless hours reading my blog and watching my Youtube videos on company time, on church computers, at the expense of the congregation? Would you label this time spent and energy dispersed a wise investment of church tithe?

      Over 7 years at CC St Pete, my personal experience and that of my wife Elizabeth exposed Calvary Chapel St. Pete pastors as reproachable wolves in sheep’s clothing, and unworthy of the leadership they have been entrusted with. They prey on the needy and exploit servants who are blinded by the light, unaware they follow a selfish, flawed leader in pastor Danny Hodges, a man who admits not enjoying his commission in Florida, and who publicly shares that he does not like to engage in spiritual conversations outside the church, such as during dinner with staff including his executive pastor Bob Corry, or on his fishing boat while on the Bay where conversations about God are not welcomed.

      Ignoring the truth doesn’t make it a lie Paul, it makes YOU ignorant.

      To him that has an ear, let him hear.

  • Michael L. says:

    This hypocrite pastor is a SCUM BAG!!! What a VIPER!!!! The venom he speaks of is shooting from HIS mouth, not hers!!!!

  • Kyle says:

    Anyone know what happened to pastor Scott Rodriguez? His page vanished from the Calvary St.Pete website, and all his sermons were deleted. Is he dead? Or did he so shame Calvary Chapel he’s been, well, deleted and his works were simply swept under a rug?

    • Kyle, that’s a good question. I took your bait and ran a few searches online, came up nearly empty. I did find a few sermons and home bible studies on YouTube and Vimeo. Email me for links to each one (I’m sure posting links here would certainly have Calvary Chapel St.Pete staff endeavor to delete those videos as well).

      I also ran a search on the Calvary Chapel St.Pete web site, and though my search did find a tons of search results, all of the links I clicked took me to pages that didn’t exist, as you mentioned. A quick public records search also returned no results, so whatever happened must not have been criminal. Maybe he just got a job elsewhere? Or like me, he came to realize Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg was a facade led by vipers? Who knows? All I know is he was a straight shooter, a sinner like you and I, and now he pulled a Houdini.

      Whatever happened, Elizabeth and I automatically sided with him knowing how Calvary Chapel St.Pete deals with controversy: Ignore, deny and blame others.

      I would not be surprised to find out pastors Tom Teel & Art Dykstra had something to do with Scott being deleted from Calvary Chapel St.Pete’s history…

      • UPDATE
        It has come to my attention Scott Rodriguez was forced to resign after he exposed sexually immoral music & alcohol abuse at Calvary Chapel St.Petersburg. Here is the letter he wrote to explain what happened, and to share his plans for the future.

        April 11, 2014

        Dear friends,

        Crystal and I want to thank you for your love and support. I’m aware many of you want to know why I resigned from being a pastor at Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg (CCSP). Above all else I want you to be assured of two things: First, though I am a wretched sinner, I have not fallen into sin. Any allegations to this affect are coming from person(s) without knowledge. Secondly, I want to affirm that I believe the pastors of CCSP are true men of God.

        I also want those of you who love my family, but are in conflict over my resignation to know that we support you in continuing in fellowship at CCSP.

        As for my reasons for resigning, you should know the following: Over the years I have raised various concerns about our direction in ministry. There have also been occasions where I’ve vocalized disagreement with other leaders. In most cases godly resolutions have come forth. However, an undercurrent of tension has remained between some of us due to the intense nature of our interaction. Until recently, it seemed to me that great strides were being made in reestablishing our unity. Several months ago Pastor Danny gave me his approval to take initial steps in planting a church in Tampa. The majority of the pastors expressed positive sentiments about the vision. Hence, a group of people who are committed to the vision began meeting in Tampa for a Home Fellowship shortly after. As of late February Pastor Danny was ready for me to present the vision to our Elders.

        Before the Elders meeting came, I brought up a concern in our pastors meeting about some of our leadership engaging in sinful behaviors (overtly sexually immoral music and flippant alcohol use). I did not name anyone. My encouragement was that we would be diligent to let the leaders under our oversight know what the Lord expected of them. This was not received well by some of the pastors.
        The following week I was asked not to communicate the Tampa Church vision to the Elders.

        Pastor Danny, along with Pastor Dave Dodge and I engaged in two meetings following this decision. In the first, Danny explained that due to my extreme views he didn’t see how we could move forward together in ministry. I inquired as to what those extreme views were. No example of an extreme view was given. He did say we had different views of what constituted sin. I asked for a specific example. None was given. Therefore, I concluded that in large part, he was reflecting on the events described above.

        Two weeks later (on April 10) I was given the choice between voluntarily resigning with a severance package or ultimately being terminated without one. For me the choice was clear. I needed to act in the best interest of my family.

        The Sovereignty of God in all of this has been amazing. God has been preparing my wife and me for this for years, but most recently His foot-steps have appeared more vividly than ever. Months ago, as I was reading the story of Jephtah, the Lord prompted me that something like this was coming. For those of you who don’t know the story, Jephtah was the black-sheep of his family. He was a son of a Nobleman, but unlike his brothers he was born of a prostitute. Jephtah’s brothers had a tough time accepting him due to his background, and eventually drove him away. For a time he lived apart from his people and the city he loved. But events that no one could have foreseen brought about a grand reconciliation!

        That is my hope in our situation. We look for God to bring reconciliation in His time. Until then we will remain fully engaged in the work of our God!

        Finally, we want you to know whether you’re among those continuing with us in ministry or not – we love you.
        Scott Rodriguez & Family
        scottrodriguezTBT@gmail.com (Scott)
        sncrodriguez@gmail.com (Crystal)

        • Lisa & Greg says:

          How truly sad to hear Pastor Scott was given no other choice other than resign or be fired. As for his “extreme views” and intolerance for sin, a man with such a passion for Christ and the gospel should be praised and lifted up, not discarded! He was our favorite teacher at Calvary, and we look forward to finding out where he will be teaching next so we can continue to grow from his divinely appointed preaching of the word of God. On another note, we are not the least bit surprised to hear Calvary St.Pete leadership is deeply flawed. We have heard many stories about the issues mentioned by Pastor Scott, but never imagined the magnitude of the leaders’ sin would lead to a pastor being fired over it. We can only imagine how deeply corrupt pastors Danny Hodges and Bob Corry are for outing a man like Scott, a genuine blessing to any congregation. He will be missed, we are sure of this.

          • Very true. Unwavering teachers like Scott Rodriguez are few and far between, men I consider spiritual gems among a cesspool of filth. It is my hope he will continue to teach, and share his sermons & bible studies online for the entire world to thrive from. As for his claim that Calvary Chapel St.Pete leaders are corrupt, listen to sexually immoral music and engage in “flippant alcohol use,” all I can say is: I told you so!!!

        • Shanna says:

          Wow! What a bunch of baloney! Firing a pastor for trying to purify the church? Calvary Chapel St Pete is SO WRONG!!!!!! Anyone who continues to attend such a corrupted place of worship is asking for God’s wrath in his or her life, that much I know!!!!! I trust Scott will be blessed by our heavenly Father, and Crystal, their children and he is far better off disassociated from such reproachable men.

          • Shanna, I completely agree with your comment. And, this is not the first instance I’ve witnessed from “churches” firing or discarding disciples for their intent to purify the church. I too was ousted from two deeply flawed Christian organizations for trying to purify the church. I find it a disgrace to Christianity such corruption is wide spread among businesses that pose as God’s church, organizations I consider pure abominations. What’s worse is each organization is filled with unsuspecting believers who support the business through their support, tithe and volunteer involvement. I am confident after this incident many Calvary Chapel St.Pete members will re-evaluate their commitment to such a corrupt group of leaders…

        • Kyle says:

          Do not believe the above statement letter from Pastor Scott! If Pastor Scott Rodriguez did indeed settle for a severance package after he chose to resign rather than be fired w/o severance, he would have agreed to a NDA that kept him from revealing the sexual immorality and alcohol abuse mentioned in his “letter.” This post is a lie!!! The author of this post, Daniel St.Pierre likely never even attended Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg and even more likely never even sat in a Pastor Scott sermon.

          • Kyle, I approved your comment in spite of the fact it is YOU that’s mistaken. The letter herein was copied and pasted from Scott’s Facebook page (see http://screencast.com/t/vXDVg4u53C). Although I agree with you that it’s strange Scott Rodriguez would be extended severance and allowed to expose the sinful behavior of the leadership at Calvary Chapel St. Pete. As for my sitting in to Scott’s sermons, I assure you my wife Elizabeth and I were blessed by his teaching. Your denying the truth doesn’t make it a lie, it makes YOU ignorant Kyle! Quit hatin’ on me bro! I’m just telling it like I see it…

  • Steve says:

    Praise the Lord the freak is finally gone! This man was not only offensive in his teaching but also in his attire. I could never get passed the tattoos and prison get up, every time he was called to teach at CCSP we were faced with an offensive ghetto persona as Rodriguez chose to look like a gangster, and frightened my wife and daughter. He was a filthy preacher and my wife, daughter and I are all glad hes gone. Good luck finding a ministry job looking like a gang member Scott!!!

    • Steve, thank you for your comment. I agree with you, sometimes Pastor Scott Rodriguez did come across as unpolished, and if his attire was indeed the best he could offer to God, as a leader and role model for the assembly, perhaps we as a group should have drawn a collection and contributed to providing him with more respectable attire for men to model themselves after. Elizabeth agrees that Scott did, at times look like a gang member on stage… Maybe prison ministry is more in tune with his future?

  • Jeanne P. says:

    More shocking news from Calvary Chapel St Pete: Sex crimes fugitive was living near church preschool http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/28/pinellas-park-jesse-sawyer/6999673/

    • Jeanne, thank you for your contribution. I’ve known for years of issues with sexually immoral staff & members, as mentioned by former Calvary Chapel St Petersburg pastor Scott Rodriguez, and also Pastor Danny Hodges who shared with the congregation a while back how the Calvary Chapel St Pete high school band’s drummer had been arrested and charged after evidence was found on his mobile phone involving child pornography. It is my fear the organization is corrupt beyond repair… Pray for their souls!

  • John says:

    This is what happens when you give a baby christian a position. Jesus taught his disciples and did not send them out until they sat under his teaching , guidance and filled with his holy spirit. And he only sent out 11 of his disciples out of all the other disciples he had sense they were mature in Christ Jesus so this was their season.

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