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Complaint Review: Faith Family Church

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  • Submitted: Wed, December 17, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, May 12, 2011

  • Reported By:Shiloh Illinois
Faith Family Church
704 N Greenmount Road Shiloh, Illinois U.S.A.
  • Phone: 618-277-0232
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  • Category: Liars

Faith Family Church *FRAUD* *SCAM*BIGOTS*FALSE PROPHETS* Shiloh, Illinois

*General Comment: No Idea

*Consumer Comment: That was pretty funny, Msbelt...

*Consumer Comment: Faith Family Church and Staff are the REAL DEAL

*Consumer Comment: Your post is your OPINION, not fact

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If any of you are have noticed pretty much out of no where this "mega church" in Shiloh, IL has sprung up out of no where called Faith Family Church. The leader of this WOF (Word of Faith) movement is a Evangelist named Robert Tilton, opps I mean RICK HUFTON. Hufton has a history of being exposed for his money-grubbing ministry.

His latest incarnation is a budget infomercial during offering that touts the idea of an exchange of money for faith. He asks the people (targetted at the jobless, hopeless, and/or elderly, imho...pretty much black people) to give him as much money as they can "scrape from the bottom of their meal barrel," and in exchange he will bless them, fixing the problem they are trying to deal with.

It saddens me to think that anyone would be so desperate and blind as to believe a man like this. From his spouting of bible verses, his wifes fake word from the lord to the mailings he sends, his whole campaign is a psychological scam to convice people that he holds the answer to whatever ails them. He openly states that people usually send him $1,000 or more and in return, they usually get the "money they needed to pay their bills or buy food" and numerous other claims. This is to give people the false idea that there is a precedence set that they should live up to, or risk not getting the reward they desperately seek. Even on some of the mailings he has sent, specific phrases are used to try and trick people into sending more than they could possibly afford.

In this day and age, our country is flooded with the idea that to make money, one must take money from others. This is a selfish concept, born of insecurities and poor morals that has the potential to destroy one person, for the benefit of another. To watch someone do this using the concepts of religion, faith, and God, only shows to me someone trying to realize the most efficient scam around. He only has to pay for plays, a cheap 800-number service, voice mail, mailings, and a few people he pays off to give 'testimonials.' In return he claims to get anywhere from $500 to $10,000 or more, which goes to what? The what is easy.. his monetary benefit. He paid about six figs for his home in fairview heights. Look it up, you'll find pictures of it on the web.

I know posting on a scam forum probably won't make any difference, but I'm determined to start somewhere, in hopes that someone considering giving even $1 might get a second opinion first.

If you feel that the only answer in your life is faith, have faith in yourself, not a man living off the misery of others.

Mark my words Hufton: You will join the "elite" group of scammers, Benny Hinn, Robert Tilton, Joyce Meyer, Jeff Perry, as those who will be taken OUT!

If you don't believe me, thats fine. Seeing is believing. I would recommend everyone check out their services. 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00, every Sunday. Bring a stopwatch and time how long they spend on offering, douping gulliable souls of of money. What pastor(s) have football diamonds of how much the church brings in in money? Oh yea, when you go, one of the "feature attractions" will be "Marjies, word from the lord." You can't miss it. It's the same word for every service.

Email me if you need anymore info: (((ROR redacted)))

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Scott
Shiloh, Illinois
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/17/2008 10:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Faith-Family-Church/Shiloh-Illinois-62221/Faith-Family-Church-FRAUD-SCAMBIGOTSFALSE-PROPHETS-Shiloh-Illinois-402588. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

No Idea

AUTHOR: What about love - (United States of America)

I agree with the other rebuttal. You have no clue what is going on with this church. This is the advice I give to you. If you are truly seeking the Lord and are looking to find an awesome church, pray about your heart and what you think you see. Ask the Lord to help. Sounds to me like you are critical and jumping to a lot of conclusions about something in which, anyone who regularly attends, would know your information is far from true. The Bible says that the Devil is a liar and the father of them, he has you fooled. If you are just out to stir things up and have a hate for churches that a drawing a large crowd, well get over it! Jesus wants people saved, everyone!
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#2 Consumer Comment

That was pretty funny, Msbelt...

AUTHOR: ReactorCore - (Canada)

The end of your rebuttal had me doing a spit-take, wherein you said:

''This is a good church, with a heart for hurting people.''

That was a great laugh... *HURTING* people..

In the name of the sum, the profit and the wholly gross, go in pieces, my child!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Faith Family Church and Staff are the REAL DEAL

AUTHOR: Mark Burgdorf - (U.S.A.)

I have no idea which church and leadership team that Scott if referring to but it can't be Faith Family Church (pastored by Rick and Marjorie Hufton) in Shiloh IL.

I know personally every member of the churches leadership team including their support staff. I have know several of the pastors, including the senior pastor and his wife for over 20 years. I have seen how they have conducted their affairs (including business dealings) in and out of the church buildings.

I have commented to others on numerous occasions, that this churches leadership team is the real deal. They are men and women of high integrity and walk with Christ with great passion. They are in the ministry not for personal gain but for Kingdom gain.

Scott, I will be praying for you.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Your post is your OPINION, not fact

AUTHOR: Mrsbelt - (U.S.A.)

I attend Faith Family Church, have now for 2 1/2 years.

Your rip off report is simply your opinion. You have no facts to back up any of what you say.

I agree that Joyce Meyer, Robert Tilton, etc are money grubbing evangelists (which, by the way, is called an OPINION) and I would never send any of them a dime. I have done my homework, however, and I've seen our church's financial statements (they send them out to all members that contributed ever year).

This church, as well as St. Louis Family Church, pastored by Jeff Perry, whom you also slandered uses the money for the community. We have groups that go down into the E St Louis projects and provide furniture for those that need it. We also take food and sponsor picnics in those areas. We have an outreach for the women that work in the strip clubs, trying to help them to see that God loves them and has a better life for them. We sponsor missionaries all over the world. We have a benevolence fund for those that fall on hard times and need help paying the rent or buying groceries. We contribute to a home that houses troubled, addicted or pregnant teenage girls. We contribute to the Belleville Area Foodbank. I could go on and on.

Pastor Jeff and STL Family Church have started their own not for profit, Service International, which goes AROUND THE WORLD with heavy equipment and volunteers to rebuild after earthquakes, wild fires, floods and wars.

Additionally, this church didn't "spring up out of nowhere" as you put it. They've been around for 17 years, started in 1992 in the Ramada Inn ballroom, followed by space in Emerald Terrace.

As for exchanging money for faith, you're, once again, incorrect. Pastor Huffton routinely talks about the Bible's mandate that Christians give of their time, treasure (money) and abilities. It's an act of faith to give, not an exchange for faith. In 2 1/2 years, I've NEVER heard Pastor Huffton, or any member of the church staff say that giving money will fix your problems. Our pastor teaches that as a Christian, you will experience difficuties in this life and that God will help you through them.

How, exactly, do you expect churches to pay their mortgage, utilities, taxes and salaries if no one gives?

As for him paying 6 figures for his home, can you show me any homes in the area (that aren't dumps) that go for less than $100,000 and will house a family with children? You make it sound like he lives in a mansion. Everyone I know lives in a house that cost at least $100,000.

Have you ever even been to our church, heard our pastor's teaching, or even visited our website? You don't seem to have any information right in your posting, nor do you have any supporting information for your OPINIONS.

Having said all of that, I also want to include that because of all of the false teaching and evangelists that are out there, I'm very careful about which teaching I listen to, whose books I buy, etc. I listen to people like Chuck Swindoll, Chip Ingram, David Jeremiah and Hank Hannegraaf on the radio. I also use my Bible to help me weigh the things I hear, whether from Pastor Hufton or any other teacher. No church is 100% perfect in their theology. That's why we, as Christians, have to be reading the Bible and praying daily. If I were to start hearing Word of Faith garbage or prosperity preaching coming from the pulpit, I'd find somewhere else to go.

This is a good church, with a heart for hurting people.
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