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
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.
Goodwin (current pastor of the Des Moines GAC) calls a child molester a “great
man” and more.
Misc GAC photos
the church, the ministers and more.
info that does not fit
into the other categories.
articles about GAC
In 1988, Goodwin
made the entire church take 10 “covenants” which you can read here. Weird
Yoke of Bondage
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.
of William Sowder's ministry. (Sowders was another
one of Goodwin's mentors.)
and links on destructive cults, mind control, brainwashing, and more.
information for us and Des Moines GAC
Other web pages
Gospel Assembly Churches
section refutes some of Goodwin's doctrines.
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Read Gary King's letter to Lee Ray, dated July 21, 1998. Of course, Ray never
bothered to answer this letter.
In the picture here,
Lloyd Goodwin is on the left; Lee Ray is on the right.
Lee Ray is the pastor of the “Mercy
Seat Ministries” formerly “Tri-City Gospel Assembly Church” in Kingsport,
Tennessee. Before that, he was the assistant pastor of the GAC in Des Moines,
Iowa, under Lloyd L. Goodwin, and for years was the principal of the GAC
school. He passes himself off as a "man of God," and lives off the
tithes and offerings of his congregation. Here are some facts about him,
which he has not seen fit to repent for, at least not to the people of the GA
Lee Ray is a rapist.
He has had sex with at least two girls that were under age at the time, and
made sexual advances on at least two others that I know of. I have personally
spoken with two of these girls. One lady told me she was forcibly
raped (she was under age at the time). Of course, both incidents
are statutory rape.
Some of the girls were strong enough to say no; others were not. One girl
told Gary King that Ray had sex with her twice; at that point, she was so
confused and brainwashed that she actually repented to him for being a
temptation! This brave lady told me that when she repented to Ray, he told
her "If you ever tell anyone you will be sorry" (sic).
Here is what allegedly happened:
Lee Ray had an affair with a woman in the church. She “allegedly” got
pregnant with his son. When Lloyd Goodwin and Lee Ray found out she was
pregnant, they told her to either "get an abortion or leave!" This poor women opted to leave, rather than to give up her
I (Wanda Mason) recently communicated
with this woman and she said that DNA tests were done and the boy was NOT Lee
Ray’s son, but the son of her husband.)
also is, that this woman told Goodwin and Ray "leave me alone or I will
expose you." All of this was about 1981. The way I understand it, in
1981 Lee Ray left also, and went to Florida to be with this woman. Those of
you in the church at the time will remember this. When he left, he supposedly
said that "Lloyd Goodwin is the most evil man I have ever met."
Lee Ray did not stay gone too long, however. Supposedly, Goodwin offered him
a deal to come back. I do know that after Ray came back, Goodwin anointed him
to the ministry.
At this point, hearing this story in 1997, Gary King started to realize that
there was something very wrong at Gospel Assembly Church. Speaking for
myself, the affair was bad enough; but even worse is Goodwin and Ray telling
her to either "get an abortion or leave." I know this
woman's identity, as do many others, but I will not mention it here.
I wonder why Lloyd Goodwin ordained Lee Ray as a minister-- since he
surely knew about all of this-- not to mention why he let him remain the
principal of the school and the asst. pastor of the church. If Lee Ray's
victims were to sue him in civil court, would not the Des Moines Gospel
Assembly Church be liable as well?
Read Gary King's letter
to Lee Ray, dated July 21, 1998. Of course, Ray
never bothered to answer this letter.
If you would like to contact Lee Ray, go to my contact page,
where I have his email address, and the phone and mailing address for the
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