eX-members' of ntcc Blogspot

A safe place for Xers to share their stories and heal.

A place to learn what it's really like in the ntcc founded by Rodger Wilson Davis;
and run by his son-in-law, Michael Craig Kekel,
the father of the one vasectomy-rule-exception kid in ntcc, Grant Davison Kekel.

He Loves A House More Than God: Bonco Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r)

He Loves A House More Than God:  Bonco Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r)
"He loves a house more than God:" *Bonco* Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r). Meanwhile, on the mission field: ntcc Missionaries to the Philippines "Rev. and Sis. Mackert ... found a place, 9 feet by 14 feet [9'x14'] and one bathroom. It is on the 6th floor and there is no elevator. The last place they had stayed, they had to share a common bathroom with the other tenants! Yikes! This place has their very own private bathroom, although the Rev. shared there is no seat on the throne, and no way to attach one…." from The Devonshire Files Sunday, May 28, 2006 Visit from the Mackerts (5/06). ** Should you know where the money ($$$$$) goes? **

Jesus In The Temple

Matt 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, Matt 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Gal. 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Skip To Blue Letter Bible Search Tool

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc. Winning Friends, Influencing People, And Bartering Teen Brides For Over Four Decades

Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.[1]  (Source Wikipedia).

Since we started our blog almost three years ago we have heard many horror stories of what it's like to have been part of the ntcc. Many folks regret raising their children in such an environment; and many have shared tragic experiences of how they had to raise their kids in the ntcc. We stumbled across this online review of the ntcc and wanted to share it with our readers.

B. Hawkins says:

September 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

I was raised in NTCC. “I cut my teeth” on the second pew on the right side (women’s side), I played the tamborine every service, I lived on church property until I was 12, and after all these years, I still question this,”religion”. I never knew anything but church. 5 days a week. I watched people being berated over the pulpit under the pretense that they were going to die and go to hell. I watched my family struggle because it was unacceptable for women to work, and we could barely make ends meet. I watched close family members divorce because he was blamed for stealing money from the church for years, but it was really pilfered away by the local pastor and a certain visiting pastor(Denis). I am a witness of the practice of marrying young girls off to older men. My sister and I were both being positioned to men in church. At 15, I was being asked to stay after church for “fellowship” to let the single men know that I was now grown and available. My parents were told to marry my sister and I off to young men at the church, or send us to Bible School, and we would get married there. I bear witness of people being ostracized for “not being right with the Lord”. I know of many instances that pastors were told to “run people away from the church” if questions were ever asked concerning the doctrine and monetary practices of the church. It was not until I went away to college(which was highly discouraged), that I began to distance myself from the church. I learned that there were actually other religions in the world, and that some of them must be going to heaven too! I have no ill will towards the church, although I can no longer accept their doctrine to be true, and I am generally ignored by them when we meet in public.

For years NTCC has trained men and women to groom their innocent little girls to become teen brides for ntcc men who are years older than these innocents.
Bring Your Teen Daughter To
The Meat Market, Oops, I mean
To "Fellowship" So We Can Use
Her To Bribe Some Desperate
Single Brother To Be Our Slave
In Exchange For Your Teen
Daughter Becoming His "Bride".

Meanwhile We Will Also Ensure That
She Remains With Us By Keeping Her
Under-educated And Unemployed.
Plus I Can "Check Her Out" While
She Cleans My Mansion. (Hint Hint)
I May Even Stop By Her Place....
While Her Hubby Does My Job For Me,
I'll Be, Uhm, Shall We Say, Enjoying
Some "Comradely Good Fellowship"
 aka "Fornicating" With The Lass.

Do you think the caption is over the top? Well, we know these very things described have happened over and over again in your ntcc. This review confirms many of the blog posts that we have written and adds to the testimonies of others who have experienced similar circumstances. For every one that musters up the courage to share their testimony there are many others that are kept silent by fear. We hope that this testimony is an encouragement to others who have suffered in a similar way. I kept so much pain inside and was never able to share it with anyone. I was a tortured soul for many years, but when I was able to share my own testimony publicly it released me from the inner prison that held me captive for so many years.

Someone with a key prepares to open a prison cell. Know the truth about God's Word and be set free from the ntcc's false doctrines!
And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32

People look at the blogs and other public forums as filthy gossip tabloids that are run by a few disgruntled eX-members of the ntcc. But the truth is there are hundreds of testimonies that are archived on the blogs, Factnet and online reviews. We are one voice of many. We are not ashamed of our blog or of speaking publicly about what we went through. We have no reason to be afraid of the ntcc leaders whose MO is to use fear to keep people in their place and to keep the money flowing. If you ntcc-ers really love God and want to see the true nature of your so-called 'godly' leaders, try cutting off their money supply and see what really lies in their hearts. Stop paying tithe and start giving like they did in the early church (Acts 4:32-35), when folks shared what they had with their brethren. They sold their possessions and laid the money at the Apostles' feet and what did they do with the money? Did they buy themselves mansions? Did they spend it on themselves? No, they distributed it to their brethren according as they had need. We know we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren.

What do you think Davis or Kekel would do if one of you ministers got enough intestinal fortitude to start doing what's right with the money you collect from your church members? What if you stopped sending it to Washington and it hindered their ability to heap more wealth upon themselves? Do you think that would go over very well? Or, better yet, if you are a single brother in the military walk up to the prettiest single sister in the church and tell her that you would like to take her out to dinner. If your pastor tries to stop you, ask him what biblical grounds he has to stop you. Tell him to mind his own business and pay more attention to his own wife. Perhaps if ntcc ministers were less involved in everyone else's business they would have fewer divorces and would not cheat on their spouses so much! You know this happens and it all gets brushed under the filthy ntcc carpet.

What hypocrites. They are the first ones to jack you up if you try to be normal and have an ordinary relationship. I know what I'm talking about. I love my wife and it is my pleasure to give her anything that I'm able to give her. I honor her and treat her with love and respect. We were cheated out of twenty years of marriage by a couple of lousy second rate sleazy religious hucksters who are now on the revival circuit pedaling their propaganda and victimizing anyone who will allow it.  Don't be their next victim.  Learn from the truths we share here.  Be yourself.  Allow God to lead you.  Don't be afraid of man.  The bible says the fear of man brings a snare.  We know.  We fell for it and paid in spades.  You don't have to.  Set yourself free by fearing the Lord, not man.

You can call me bitter if you want, I've got nothing but love for you. You can tell us to "move on' or to "get over it"; but we love you too much to sit back and say nothing while a bunch of hypocrites control your lives. Think what you want about us; but we are here to help those who want to be helped. If you are hell-bent on allowing some hireling to tell you whom you can talk to, which relatives you can have in your lives, which people you can have at your house or in your car, whom you can hang out with, whom you can date, whom you can share your life with, what other churches you cannot visit, what people you can fellowship with, well then, we might not be able to help you, but don't begrudge us the opportunity to try. If you need someone to control your life to this extent then what kind of a Christian are you? Is God not able to keep you?  We know He is able.  Will you allow HIM to truly be YOUR Lord, YOUR" Absolute Ruler"?

Knight In Full Armor Kneels Before God, One Hand On His Drawn Sword

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.  Prov 29:25

Thursday, April 25, 2013

In Loving Memory of Jean Keys

We just found out from our dear friend, Ted Keys, that his wife and best friend, Jean Keys had passed away earlier this year on February 28th.  Ange and I both were with Ted and Jean during our stay in Colorado Springs while stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado.  Ted and Jean Keys were a great example of what real love was all about.  For those that knew them, it was very hard not to love and admire them.  They were always the easiest people to get along with; and they were so much fun to be around.  Jean would always smile and have a glow about her no matter what she was doing.  She brought so much balance to the Servicemen's home; and you could always expect good food and good times when she was there.  But she was more than just a Pastor's wife to many of us that knew her.  She was an example of the joy and love that a Christian should always have; and it was all natural and real.  You never got the impression that she was just going through the motions.  She was a shining light and will be remembered as such by those whose lives she touched.  Of all the married couples that I've known there were none that were better examples of what love between a man and his wife should be.  They truly and deeply loved each other; and their example was the best I've ever seen.  

To those that were fortunate enough to have been around Ted and Jean: we hope that your life was enriched by them as much as ours was.  They have a son that is a young man.  Jean told us some awesome and inspirational things about him, sharing her pride and love for him. We know that it must be very difficult for both husband and son to have suffered such a loss. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. But also, though we miss our loved one, we take comfort in the knowledge that one day we will all be together again with the Lord.

Jean told me something one time that has stayed with me through all these years.  It was a simple statement that I believe she lived and that became a part of me.  She gave me one of those Wild Coyote smiles and said, "Seek His face."  I've thought of that command and Jean often over the years, especially as I would sing that old hymn,

"Oh I want to see Him
Look upon His face
There to sing forever
Of of His saving grace
On the streets of glory
Let me lift my voice
Cares all past
Home at last
Ever to rejoice!"

Jean would sing it with such gusto, you just knew it was a reality for her.  I'm sure she never wanted to leave behind her beloved Bears; but she's home now; and all her cares are past.  She'll be waiting with the Lord when it's our turn to join them.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The NTCC, Changing Before Our Very Eyes

I guess there is nothing wrong with a little bit of Change.  We were all told a couple of elections ago that it was time for change and we as a nation got that change.  While surfing through some of the ntcc's facebook pages, I stumbled across the page for the ntcc, in Irving, TX.  To put it mildly, I was astonished at what has become of our former church organization.  For some reason that I can't fully grasp, this ntcc church in Texas is still going through all the motions of so called "holiness" outward standards of dress, but everything else has changed drastically from the time we used to be part of the "last move of God on planet earth".

The first thing I noticed was a move towards becoming an "E" church.  That's right folks, an electronic church.  Now you don't even have to attend services.  You can call into a conference style Bible study and enter a code and get your church needs met on the phone.

The ntcc Has Now Gone Digital

"Join Us in Bible Study Dial-in: 1 (605) 475-5900 Access Code: 198-6639."

Then a little further down on the page, I seen that they now have what they are calling a "Prayer Wall".  This is the entry for their "Prayer Wall":

Prayer Wall! We now have our prayer wall set up. Please go to our website, go to get connected and then Prayer wall. Create a prayer account. Login with your prayer account. Post a prayer request or give us a praise report!!

Unbelievable!!!  And get this.  You now can even give online to the ntcc.  If you go to each of the ntcc church websites, they all have a place where you can give monetary gifts online.

All we can say about this is that RWD must be totally out of commission or he just don't care anymore, because these shenanigans would have never taken place in the ntcc that we used to be a part of.  We know that God hasn't changed but the ntcc sure has!  Okay, so you might say, "Why would you begrudge a church the right to reach out to people electronically in a digital age"?  Trust me, this is not the only thing that has changed.  We don't have a problem with E Bible studies or E payer walls or even E-giving.  The problem here is the hypocritical change that is taking place.  Things that used to be a sin, have miraculously become acceptable.  If you would have run your church like this in the early 90's or 80's, you would have been mocked by Davis and humiliated conference style and all of you hypocrites know this.  The souls of people were tortured over stupid stuff like this all of the time.  

Okay, so let's move on.  You didn't think that this was all we were going to talk about, did you?  The ntcc in Irving, TX is trying really hard to appear as a main stream church and by disguising themselves with mainstream church activities.  Now just about all of the churches have tons and tons of activities that were frowned upon a few short years ago.  We have noticed that the ntcc does a lot of role playing and puts on quite a few theatrical productions.  They dress up in costumes as bible Characters and they have Christmas plays, Musicals and take videos.  

NTCC Playing Church in Costumes

They also have potluck dinners and picnics where Frisbees, Footballs and other fun activities are now acceptable. 

The Quickest Way
 to a Man's Heart is
through His Stomach!

 Now to keep people in church, I guess you have to entertain them and provide them with carnal activities.  My question to the pastor in Irving, Texas and to the ntcc leadership in Graham, Washington is, "When are you going to completely phase out your man made version of what you call holiness"?  You are phasing everything else out and even your so called holiness garb is getting tighter and more provocative then ever.  Just look at Tammy Faye, I mean Tanya Kekel.  Common!  Stop pretending to be holier than thou and be what you have wanted to be all along.

Where the big changes are coming about is in the "youth ministry".  Kid's in the ntcc have historically had a very high spiritual mortality rate.  Many of the children raised in the ntcc are "outta there" just as soon as they can legally get away from their parents.  In the past, many of the ntcc board members have tried to combat this phenomenon by marrying off their kids at a very early age before they were mature enough to figure out what was really going on. Sadly this process created more problems than it solved.  

NTCC Kids Taking a "Dip" in Lake Murray

Now they have decided to introduce some normal activities into the lives of their children, while still requiring them to wear clothing from an era that has passed away with our ancestors.  Now children in the ntcc can go swimming, ride go-carts, play laser tag, go on teenage scavenger hunts and field trips to Lake Murray where they can ride boats around the lake all day.  They also have Pizza parties,  bumper cars and skateboard races. 

Ntcc Kids Learn to go Boating for Jesus

Another amazing thing that never happened when we were in the ntcc was "Fund Raisers".  If you wanted to raise funds for your church back in the day, you were told in no uncertain terms to have more services, knock on more doors, invite more people out to church and to take up more offerings.  Now they are having bake sales, yard sales and Bar-B-Ques.  Check out this facebook entry:

NTCC Kids now get to play in "Bounce Houses"
like this.  Not sure if this is a good idea for little
girls in skirts.  Perhaps pants would be appropriate.

"It is a fund raiser and an opportunity to meet more of those in our community. We will have a dinner/bake sale, a yard sale, skateboard races, a bounce house for the kids, bar-b-que, cake raffles and just a lot of fun."

Are you kidding me?  Cake raffles? Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!!!  This would be hilarious if we didn't waste 13 years of our lives believing that all these activities were not allowed because "God chose the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe".  What a bunch of phony hypocrites.  We were all stupid for following RWD, Kekel, Olson and all these scoundrels.  We were a bunch of idiots for giving our hard earned money to these phony and sleazy money grubbing liars.  They lied to us so they could get unbelievably rich and exercise lordship over us.  We literally sold ourselves out to these conniving crooks and lived like hermits pinching penny's so we could give these corrupt Prima Donna's a life that we were deprived of.  We were held back from doing anything with our lives that would produce any measure of success.  We were never allowed to pursue any dreams or any activities that would bring an ounce of joy into our lives, but we were spiritually whipped into a place of total submission, while these demonic religious hypocrites got rich off of us.  

Proverbs 22:16

"He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want."

When looking at these facebook pages which are public it is disconcerting to see people that we once respected still being used by the leadership of the ntcc.  Long time church members, workers and ministers alike have become a part of this scam by sitting back and doing nothing.  You know that people were humiliated and run off for doing stuff like this.  People were spiritually torn down and rebuked in conferences for trying to bring a sense of normalcy into their churches and they were raked over the coals for it.  You know that the things that are now being done in open, used to be done in secret because they were frowned upon by your god, RWD.  I don't care if you ever apologize to us or the many people of our generation that were left by the wayside, while you selfishly pursued the appeasement of your idols, but we will not sit back and do nothing.  We will publish this stuff for the masses to see, so they can realize that you all are a bunch of phony modern day church crooks that are following the footsteps of your master Davis.  When people read this, they will have no choice but to see the hypocrisy that stinks to high heaven, and they will at least be able to make an educated choice, which is more than many of us ever were able to do.  Once they see what you are all about, then it is out of our hands and if they want to become part of your cesspool, it's up to them and they will have to suffer the consequences of trusting and believing in you and the phony organization that you have created.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Word is Getting Out- "We Are Winning"!

 Another shocked person learns
 what it is really like in "My NTCC" 

This recent review was left online at Insider Pages by a person identified  as "DA"; and, no, it is not Don Ange :o)  Click Here To Read It There
I had a local NTCC pastor and member come to my door and invite me to a service. They seemed nice and I said I would attend. When I arrived at the service, all seemed well. The church building was very simple and small with about 30 congregants in attendance. My first clue that something was amiss was that the pastor said that he "felt" the holy spirit leave him and that if the rapture had occured that day that he would have been left behind. (I believe that one's salvation is not based on feelings or works.)

The next odd thing that happened was that there was no sermon but an altar call in which almost everybody went forward. I chose to remain in my seat ( I also didn't feel the need to raise my hands during the singing) The assistant pastor came over and browbeat me to "get right" with God. I was truly shocked and very uncomfortable. He proceeded to lecture me about sin, sin, sin. I asked him if he has ever lusted after a woman. He said (with a straight face) that he did not because he was married. I had been involved with other churches that were "sin conscious" rather than "Christ conscious" I felt like getting up and leaving right then but stayed to the end. A couple of people came up and shook my hand to welcome me in a cursory manner, but no more that that.

When I got home, I did some research on NTCC and came upon massive amounts of information.

All I can say is that I feel like I dodged a bullet and am grateful for all the early warnings. Thank God for the internet (what they call the "sinner-net") and the many unfortunate people who have been ensnared in this "church" and have now come forward to warn others. My hat is off to you for sharing your experiences.
Summing up this "church" in one word : CONTROL
This Recent comment, dated March 13, 2013, is very telling of what many normal people go through when they attend an ntcc church service.  I can relate to DA's comment about the altar call in which it was stated that the assistant pastor came over and browbeat him/her to get right with God.  I remember being taught by ntcc pastors to "work the altar"; and that always involved making new people admit they were lost.  If they said they were already saved, we would ask them questions to make them feel uncomfortable.  The goal was to get people to acknowledge that they were sinners and get them to pray for salvation so that the ntcc pastor could add them to the weekly report.  The weekly report required pastors of local churches to inform their leaders how many people prayed for salvation, attended church, and how much they gave in offerings and tithe.

Making people feel uncomfortable was a common occurrence in the ntcc; and the pastors of those churches would always attribute the uneasy feelings of their 'guests' as guilt from God.  "God is making you feel uncomfortable."  No; what's making them feel uncomfortable is the hypocritical atmosphere they stepped into when they crossed the threshold of your 'church'.  They see a bunch of people dressed like Pharisees in religious apparel expending all of their energy trying to convince newcomers that they are lost and need what only the ntcc can give them.    (Exclusivity - a hallmark of cults.)

We must say that we too are glad that DA dodged the ntcc bullet!  And we also are glad that the word is getting out.  People are getting smart and researching the ntcc before allowing themselves to be brainwashed into becoming cult members.  DA is one person who will not have to contribute his or her life earnings toward making the ntcc leaders more filthy rich than they already are.  Thanks, DA, for your contribution.  Your testimony may save someone else an eternity of grief.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Actors Called Pastors - Withdraw Thyself From Coveteousness

Men and Women bow down to the riches of the world and false prophets; Christians kneel before God and focus on His work at the Cross.
In NTCC Whom Do You Worship? Whom Do You Serve? Kow Tow Bow Down Idol Worship Coveteousness

We are feeling a bit poetic as we listen to Lecrae.  When we hear the words, it is so obvious how wrong the NTCC leaders are.  You know, the first thing people say when you talk about their idols, is "Pastuh must be right with Gawd.  Just look at all he has."  The bible says,

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

It also warns us,

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Some of you are getting ready to leave.  We feel it in our bones.  And we're glad for you.  But you're worried.  We're not going lie to you.  It will be hard.  It's hard to learn that people you loved were frauds, that they didn't love you, that they will lie about you.  But don't worry; it's worth it to be free.  You can continue in the maze of "Actors Called Pastors" wearing your "Church Clothes".  Or you can walk out of religion and into the real:


Some of you are grown men.  But you are still looking for that "Verbal Affirmation" from a man; when, truly, you already are PRE-APPROVED IN CHRIST; as it is written,

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

From the pulpit one time, james ross ashmore shared how when he was a kid he hid behind the fence, too scared to play with the other kids.  How sad.  But he is still behind the fence of NTCC!  And that is even worse.  Nothing is more sad than grown men who don't let God lead them.  They'd rather stay behind the fence of a certain fella's approval,  too scared to leave the bars of religiousity, such a pity.

But all y'all don't have to stay that way.  "Don't Waste Your Life!"  You can come to Christ as you are and move forward with Him as your Head, not some "low crooks".  Check out these videos and see what it is we're talkin' about.

Six Videos - 24 minutes that will change your life
- if you let them.

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