Things are moving in a decidedly different direction at Willow Creek, San Martin, Las Vegas, and not for the better.
Willow Creek has brought in a new CEO, Randy Barlow, a k a Randall Bruce Barlow, and along with him comes a past bankruptcy from his days in Florida (which included a laundry list of 22 creditors), a Napoleon complex, some very bizarre work behavior and other rumors that we're checking to verify.
According to court records, among the almost two dozen creditors listed in Randy and wife Joni Jill Barlow's Florida bankruptcy filing were a number of credit card companies and banks, such as American Express (Optima Card, travel services), Citibank, First Bank Card Center, Barnet Bank, Consolidated Bank, MBNA and First Union Bank, among others; Ford Motor Company Credit, Nissan, the St. Lucie County Tax Collector, Florida Department of Revenue and assorted small businesses and private citizens. If Randy Barlow can't manage his own credit cards, how can he be trusted to operate a multimillion dollar business?
This is a bad choice for Willow Creek, when they need to be moving in a direction away from people with questionable backgrounds. This is nothing personal as it relates to Randy Barlow -- everyone deserves second chances. It's just the simple fact that the leadership of Willow Creek, under Donald Herman (whose problems have been well detailed by others, just Google him), keeps making questionable decisions, particularly with personnel. Willow Creek got rid of some very competent people in their former regime to try to cover up financial issues (misappropriation of funds), then they let a registered sex offender in as a maintenance worker and give him the keys to the kingdom of elderly residents who are entirely vulnerable, and now this -- hiring Randall Bruce Barlow with a past history of bankruptcy as their CEO.
And this is not all that's going on. We're also checking out allegations from very reputable sources of sexual harassment taking place there, excessive drinking and other bizarre behavior being exhibited by Randy Barlow. Employees there just are not very happy with this recent CEO hire.
Willow Creek needs to be squeaky clean. Willow Creek needs to be bullet-proof. And they need to start operating that way now.