If you’re a current member of Christian Fellowship Ministries, we have no quarrel with you, we love you, and we wish you well. It may very well be that you’ve hurt us (ex-members) in some way without realizing it at the time; perhaps you still don’t realize it. That’s alright, maybe you’ll come to realize it in the future.
We’re fighting for justice, we’re fighting the organization ‘Christian Fellowship Ministries’, and by no means are we fighting you. We want justice for victims of sexual abuse, we want pastors and some current members to realize and acknowledge their mistakes, mistakes which victimized many. We want to expose the misuse of finances, money that was given for world evangelism, but ended up funding lawsuits. And we want to dispute erroneous doctrines.
We’ve been abused, ridiculed, and threatened—which reflects Christ in no way! Ask yourself the question: “Am I defending Christianity? Or am I defending the organization?” Sermon illustrations often include examples of ex-members who left the church and led a horrible life outside the will of God. Many current members live in fear, fear of losing their salvation if they ever dare to leave the church God placed them in. But if the church is the body of Christ—of which all who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior are a part—this narrative suddenly doesn’t make any sense anymore, does it?
Christian Fellowship Ministries often upholds the narrative that people who read or listen to criticism about the church are rebellious. According to pastor Wayman Mitchell, critical thinkers and those accused of rebellion have the spirit of witchcraft. But The Bible says nothing about rebellion against an organization (church/pastor), only against God. We hope you’ll read some of the articles on this website, and we encourage you to think about everything you read. If you have any questions about anything you’re reading, you can always contact us.
A repository for documenting experiences, doctrines, and history of Christian Fellowship Ministries to expose the problems in the organization.
We’re a group of ex-members from Christian Fellowship Ministries. Most of us have spent decades attending church there, and we’ve all had similar experiences. Churches under Christian Fellowship Ministries include:
- The Door
- Evangeliegemeente De Deur [Dutch]
- La Puerta [Spanish]
- Potters House
- La Casa Del Alfarero [Spanish]
- Victory Chapel
- La Capilla de la Victory [Spanish]
- Christian Center
- Crossroads Center [Unconfirmed]
- The Fire [Unconfirmed]
- Desert Fire [Unconfirmed]
- Bay Fire [Unconfirmed]
- Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Churches [Unconfirmed]
- Christian Fellowship Churches [Unconfirmed]
Praise Chapel [No longer affiliated]
- Grace Chapel [Unconfirmed]
- Christian Fellowship Ministries
When a church has been in the news in a negative way too much, they change the name from Potters House to Victory Chapel for instance, and continue in that city.
Other helpful links to websites about leaving CFM, including communities and social media pages exposing CFM. Do you know a website that isn’t in our list? Please let us know.
Join our group on Facebook; Escaping the Potter’s House: Stories of those who survived the CFM cult, perhaps the largest online community of ex-members there is.
Resources about leaving CFM
I'm out, now what?
- Find a healthy church, victims of cults often fall prey to another abusive church, read this post to prevent that from happening, and watch this video.
- Read the Bible, now you no longer spend an average of 10 hours per week attending CFM activities, you have plenty of time to discover what the Bible really says.
- Seek help, whether you think you’re fine or not, it may help to talk to a professional about your experiences at CFM.
What can I do to stop CFM?
- Contact the police, a lot of what happened to you may be considered abuse by someone in a position of power, which is illegal.
- Inform the government, Christian Fellowship Ministries is considered a charity, a Public Benefit Organisation, or in Dutch an ANBI. You can send the government a letter to inform them what happens behind closed doors.
- Inform the newspapers, warn the public so nobody else falls prey to the abusive Christian Fellowship Churches.
- Leave a review, did you know you can leave reviews on Google businesses, we bet your local Potter’s House, The Door, or Victory Chapel has turned reviews on as well.
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We added this section for those who seek healing in their spiritual life, to discover what Christianity is actually supposed to be. This is in no way similar to the Wayman Mitchell recommended book list. These books are either to correct CFM’s doctrinal errors, or to recognize what made Potter’s House an abusive church. Many of those who leave an abusive church, sadly end up in one down the road. Reading these books helps prevent that.