The Fellowship’s deviation from it’s own beginnings is graphically illustrated by this simple example.
The bylaws of 1980 were abruptly superseded by a new document, in this example renamed a “Covenant”, which reversed the earlier stance of independent churches to complete ownership to Christian Fellowship Churches, aka Wayman.
This enabled him to control all the pastors in the organization who were financially reliant on the churches. This is where the manipulation of pastors started.
It’s not hard to imagine that those who were subjected to increasing manipulation became manipulative as well.
Praise Chapel no longer affiliated with Christian Fellowship Churches, December 1998 My husband and I pastor a new church and it is called “Praise Chapel”.