Pastor HaFrom: Pastor Ross Parsley Mailed-By: newlifechurch.org Date: Nov 2, 2006 10:59 PM Subject: Update from Pastor Ross
Dear New Lifers and friends of New Life Church,
Many of you have expressed concern about today's news regarding our pastor. Thank you all for your prayers and support, and for your concern for our church family.
As you've likely heard by now, Pastor Ted has voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave as New Life's senior pastor to allow our external board of overseers to work effectively. Below is the statement that we released to the media on Thursday afternoon.
Since that time, the board of overseers has met with Pastor Ted. It is important for you to know that he confessed to the overseers that some of the accusations against him are true. He has willingly and humbly submitted to the authority of the board of overseers, and will remain on administrative leave during the course of the investigation.
This is the text of the press release from Pastor Ted's megachurch in Colorado Springs. I don't have much to say about it except I really, really, really want to stress how no good ever came out of anything employing a Board of Overseers. I mean, goodness, no wonder Pastor Ted has been acting all apeshit and ruuning off to Denver to "write his books" in private while getting "massages" from his meth dealer.
I swear to God. Board of Overseers? What the fuck kind of church is this?