OPINIONS ON CULTS & RELIGIOUS ABUSE
Here you will get a quick
overview of what GAC is.
In this section, you will find direct quotes from Goodwin that
proved to be false.
Misc quotes by
Quotes from books and tapes. Was he power-mad or what?
Personal accounts from former members of GAC. Don’t read these
if you are easily offended.
Here you can hear Goodwin for yourself! In one of these sound bytes, Goodwin says that Jesus visited him.
Find out how much Goodwin was worth at his death; read
“Goodwin v. US” and more.
A NON-ACCREDITED school
Glenn Goodwin (current pastor of the Des Moines GAC) calls a
child molester a “great man” 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?
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 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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Church related photos
The church building is in the foreground. To the top left is the school, and
at top right you can see the apartments, for members of the church only. This
is the GAC property that so many former members and current members financed
by selling their homes. The Goodwin family, headed by Glenn Goodwin, now
seems to be in control of this property.
The grave of William
Sowders, Lloyd Goodwin's hero and mentor.
The "apostle" and his sidekick, Rev. Lee Ray.
Vernon Goodwin, Lloyd's brother, is on the left, Lloyd Goodwin is on the
right. Vernon Goodwin died about 16 months after Lloyd Goodwin did. In
Goodwin's will, he left Vernon in charge of the church, with Ray as
"spiritual overseer" (whatever that means). Previously, he had also
given instructions about who the next two men "in line" after
Vernon were. Before Vernon died, when he wrote his will, he ignored those
instructions, and placed his son Glenn in charge of the church.
Lloyd Goodwin and Glenn Goodwin, his nephew, now pastor of GAC. Here they are
speaking with another minister under Goodwin.
Members of the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship at one of the
"convention" services. Members of GAC believe in speaking in
tongues, casting out demons, etc. This is a very typical service.
This one is from the inside of the head church itself, Gospel Assembly Church,
Des Moines, Iowa.
Another typical service.
This is a photo of a typical Gospel Assembly Church picnic, which was usually
on the church property. We usually had several of these picnics a year. As
you can see, even in the hottest summer, the men had to wear long pants and
long sleeves, and the women had to wear skirts; never jeans.
The sanctuary at 6th and Clinton.
The sanctuary at 7135 Meredith Drive.
James and Lois Mercer (one of Goodwin's ministers and his wife)
Carl Vorhees, Jack Archer, Desmond Singh
Church dining room at 7135 Meredith Drive
Lloyd Goodwin's board in the dining room showing the link between his
organization and Tom Jolly's organization
Toronto Gospel Assembly building
Glenn Goodwin, Carl Vorhees, Jack Archer
June Goodwin, Lloyd's wife
Lee and Alice Ray, and their daughter Joy
Vernon and Mary Lou Goodwin
School graduation at 7135 Meredith Drive
Below are some various pictures of the old school at 6th and Clinton:
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