William, called Bill by most, and wife Sharon Motley aare pastors and owners of Abundant Life World Outreach Church in Danville Va. When you first step inside the doors of this organization, you are greeted with the greatest of hospitality from the door to your seat. This wonderful kindness continues until you are either convinced it is geniune or they must have alternative motives for why they do what they do.
Stick around a few weeks, or few months, if you're a bit slow to wake up. The pastors talk money, money, money all the time. Implying that if you don't give all to God, you love it (money) more than God. Each winter the pastors have a huge fundraising that ends on Easter Sunday called, "Miracle Resurrection Seed Offering." The people are challenged hard by persausive words of guilt, condemnation and faith failure, by the Bill Motley in his sermons to convince the congregation to give a lot on Easter Sunday morning,with promises that God will prosper them in whatever they want.
He usually succeed in getting the people to give and he comes away with between 50,oo-100,00 dollars. Oh, you may be saying so what's the problem? The problem is that he claims the money is raised to pay off church bills, but there is NEVER any evidence of such. No monthly, or yearly statement showing where the monies went that people gave thru fundraisings, tithes and offrings. All that could be seen is their clothes became extremely expensive and they moved out of one nice house into another one......just a bit fancier.
In the meantime, he sends out a letter to the members asking for MORE money b/c the church's debt is $900,000! I was there for quite some time and this was the first time hearing of a $900,000 debt!Where all that money go that was raised every Easter??? Not much is taught about love, very little is taught about lost souls.
The pastors keep bodyguards around them at all times, call them PPA(pastors personal assistants)It's impossible to have a private conversation with him, or his wife. I never figured out why they needed PPA's around at CHURCH 24/7. The church isn't that large; and the membership is abt 400, which half of that are children. The church is diverse, but that's not saying a lot. There is very little intermingling among the two races. Sad to admit that, but it's true. I feel sorry for the Africa-American christians there, they are being played for fools worst than the White christians.
Some have complained about the songs, but it didn't do any good because the real chief is the pastor's wife and she calls the shots about EVERYTHING, including what will and will not be sung, and who will and who will not be allowed to sang! Of course like most churches, there is a lot of partiality, but at this church, it's ALL about money. If you're wealthy, you will be showered with attention, but the aim is not your heart, but your wallet/purse.
If you're poor, you wont be notice very much.....sorry. God appears to ONLY have time and "a word" for certain ones" of certain monetary status. This is not a letter of jealousy, I am concerned for other about what is going on in that church. I woke up, asked questions, got rejected, so I left. But there's so much more I know but cannot share about the pastors and the money mind game issue. I just hope the IRS takes a closer LOOK at their books, much misused money is hiden under certain titles. Is that what is called mis-management of funds.
Be fair warned...all that glitter is not gold. at Abundant Life World Outreach Church!...watch all those wonderful smiles and warm embraces.
Mabane, North Carolina