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July 11, 2006

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troy

51 actually

Kent Shaffer

Congrats!!!

Shelley

Wow! Congratulations CCC! I am so excited to be a part of one of the most influential churches. It is going to motivate me to do more! So great to see your picture with all the other greats that I have read and seen!
Let's pray that this is just the beggining!
yeah God!

Ben Pahlow

This is incredible. I am so proud. Dave, like I said when you were in Rwanda, THANK YOU for starting this church with Jon and the rest of the team 17 years ago. The Pahlow family will never be the same because of this community...thank you. You are loved!
P.S. Nice Mug Shot

Kathy Jimenez

congratulations! obviously you're doing something right, and it's nice to be recognized for it.

scott hodge

Dave - I love the influence you and your team are having on churches all over the world. It's no surprise that CCC made it on the list!

Keep up the great work my friend!

Scott Jones

I am so proud to be a part of this CCC thing.
Congrats to everyone for their efforts and dedication.

You’re right; if there is a list we want to be on it.

Geoff Surratt

Congrats (again) When I told my wife Seacoast (several spots behind CCC, where we belong)had placed higher on the list than we did last year her response was "are we really that much more influential than a year ago?" Yes, I guess we are. At least according to Troy.

Gary

Check out the source of this list:

Rising Evangelical Star Jason Christy Leaves Trail of Fraud, Associates Say
By Hannah Elliott

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Aug. 1 /ABP/ -- When young, charismatic Christian publisher Jason Christy was tapped two years ago to lead the powerful Christian Coalition, the group's leaders praised him for his ability "to inspire and encourage people of faith to action." But Christy's business dealings -- both before and after his one-month affiliation with the Coalition -- instead have inspired former customers and co-workers to file lawsuits charging Christy with defrauding their Christian businesses.

Christy, 36, who apparently had no previous public-policy experience, persuaded the Christian Coalition in 2005 to place him in one of the most visible and powerful positions in evangelical life. But before the coalition's leaders officially turned over the reins of their 1.2 million-member national lobbying group, they learned of a trail of legal and financial problems that has followed Christy from coast to coast.

Former associates and customers of Christy's many business ventures -- mostly Christian magazines -- say he cheated them out of money and threatened them. At least 10 of them have filed lawsuits, Associated Baptist Press has learned, and others have gotten court-issued restraining or protection orders against the Scottsdale, Ariz., businessman.

Christy says all the allegations are false. He and his supporters say "enemies" are spreading lies about him because of soured business relationships. But critics say Christy is a scam artist preying on trusting Christians.

Christy now publishes The Church Report, supposedly a conservative, national print magazine and web site. He has appeared as an analyst on CNN and spoken at megachurches like Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral. He hob-nobs with some of the evangelical elite and still has relationships with leaders in highly respected positions, like the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

This article is continued at Associated Baptist Press News: http://www.abpnews.com/2685.article

Also at The Baptist Standard: http://www.baptiststandard.com/postnuke/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=6646 and

Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/augustweb-only/131-35.0.html

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