MASON’S OPINIONS ON
CULTS & RELIGIOUS ABUSE
will get a quick
overview of what GAC is.
False prophecies that
section, you will find direct quotes from Goodwin that proved to be false.
Misc quotes by Goodwin
from books and tapes. Was he power-mad or what?
accounts from former members of GAC. Don’t read these if you are easily
can hear Goodwin for yourself! In one of these sound bytes, Goodwin says that
Jesus visited him.
how much Goodwin was worth at his death; read “Goodwin v. US” and more.
Did you know he had sex with girls and women in the church?
Did you know that he molested little boys as well?
Misc GAC photos
Photos of the church, the ministers and more.
This section contains
info that does not fit
into the other categories.
Newspaper articles about GAC
In 1988, Goodwin made the entire church take 10 “covenants”
which you can read here. Weird stuff!
Yoke of Bondage
One man's story of his
involvement in the Tom Jolly organization. Jolly was later convicted as a
pedophile – and was one of Lloyd Goodwin’s mentors along with others.
A history of William Sowder's
ministry. (Sowders was another one of Goodwin's mentors.)
Information on cults
Information and links on destructive cults, mind control,
brainwashing, and more.
See what others think!
Contact information for us and Des Moines GAC
Other web pages
Gospel Assembly Churches
This section refutes some of Goodwin's doctrines.
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Gospel Assembly Church:
Glenn Goodwin is the current pastor of the Gospel
in Des Moines, Iowa.
In an article in the April 1999
edition of GAC's Gospel Of Peace Newsletter, Glenn Goodwin calls T.M.
Jolly a "great man." T.M. Jolly was a convicted child
Glenn Goodwin states: "We desperately need men who understand the times. Bro.
William Sowders, Bro. Jolly, Bro. Lloyd Goodwin, and other great men saved us
in the past. Who will rescue us from our present situation? What does God
According to Glenn
Goodwin, God honored Jolly, a convicted pedophile. I personally am appalled
by the fact that Glenn Goodwin--a pastor, attorney, and officer of the
court-- would hold a convicted
pedophile in such high esteem.
the Fall 1999 Issue of the Gospel of Peace Newsletter, Glenn has printed
an article by his uncle, Lloyd Goodwin. I am putting a few excerpts from this
article on this page because it quite clearly shows that Glenn still believes
all of this. After all, if he didn't, he would not have printed the article
just a few months ago. (Italics and bold added by me.)
Here's a few excerpts:
a person is bound on earth by the local church, there is no way
that individual can be saved, because he is also bound in heaven. If they die
in that condition, they are lost. Christ cannot save them,
neither can they move to another assembly and go on with God, because Christ
left the keys to the Kingdom in the hands of His ministry. Therefore, the
church that did the binding...must do the loosing..."
"...Anyone who challenges this type of ministry and church order, and
will not submit, cannot be saved. They will find themselves 'locked
out' of the Kingdom
of God. The Kingdom of God is ministered to us by the church,
and more specifically, the ministry..."
"...Disfellowshipped by the church-- thus disfellowshipped by heaven. If
he dies in this condition, there is no way Christ can save
Hmmm. So anyone who
thinks that things have changed since Glenn took over, there it is. Glenn still
believes that the only way to God is through his church. Glenn is obviously still
using the same tactics of fear on his congregation that his uncle
used. NOTHING has changed.
Here are some quotes from the same article that are especially relevant in
the present situation:
knowledge requires public confession of sin. I Timothy 5:20: 'Them
that sin rebuke before all, that others may also fear.' Those elders who sin
are to be rebuked before the entire church for their sin, and if they will
not repent and correct their lives, they are then to be removed from
So they why
was Lee Ray not
publicly rebuked by Lloyd Goodwin for molesting young
girls and for his affair with the lady in the church that bore his son? Why
has Glenn Goodwin not publicly made it his business to denounce Lee Ray and his
affairs? Why has Glenn Goodwin refused to meet with
former members of the church who have these questions? Doesn't Glenn
believe what his uncle said in this article? Lastly, if things have changed,
why will my own father now have nothing to do with me? All I am doing is
exposing sin that the GAC ministry covered up!
The Gospel Assembly
Church in Des Moines has covered all of this up for
See this news
article, written for the Johnston
High School paper. Here
Glenn lies about the "Cadillac processions":
"Cadillac processions," Pastor Glenn Goodwin said they never
occurred. "I know that the pastor that was here three years ago drove a
Cadillac. There were a couple of times when he would be leaving to go over
seas and people would wave goodbye to him, and he went overseas often." Said
Goodwin. "But as far as Cadillac processions or touching cars, that
Here is some information courtesy of a friend. Many thanks for pointing
Glenn Goodwin sold his house to the church for $157,000 almost immediately
after becoming the pastor of Gospel Assembly.
Well, guess how much he paid for it? $108,000. That's right folks, Glenn made
a profit of $49,000 when he sold it to the church. That's a hell of a deal:
become pastor and get your house paid off!
This information is available on the web at the Polk County Assessor's page.
It lists the current value at around $147,000-- still $10,000 less than what
the church bought it for.
To check this out for yourself, click
here to view that page. Or, you can go to the Polk County Assessor's webpage,
and search for 8504 Parkview
Drive in Urbandale.
From the Des Moines Register Metro Home
Transactions, March 13, 1998.
Goodwin, Jr., is Glenn Goodwin.
Glenn Goodwin and his wife, Pam.
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