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Complaint Review: LIFE CHURCH SAINT LOUIS
LIFE CHURCH SAINT LOUIS1416 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, Missouri USA
LIFE CHURCH CULT/WITCHCRAFT INCENTIVES unwelcoming, lying, two-faced, emotional and spiritual neglect, "cursing", "screaming at me", kicking family off of church property Fenton Missouri
*Author of original report: Seeking Unity in Christ Jesus
*General Comment: Why I love Life Church and some thoughts regarding the post against it.
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I am a victim of a church known as LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH formerly located on Gravois Rd, Sunset Hills, I had been a young girl at the time the abuses with that pastor and his leadership started as the church sold multitudes of cassette tapes of a copy of my 'families spiritual deliverance from demonic oppression'; which was an incident that helped me realize how real our Lord Jesus Christ is. I was young and didn't receive any spiritual counseling from the church as they promised my family and never received the amount of money that people were telling my parents that "God was going to bless them big with money" etc., all the while attending LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH turned into a isolative, depressing and suicidual journey as the pastors verbally abused my father, walked away from us, laughed at our "need" and destroyed my father's vision of a true ministry that touched the lives of people through healing, counseling and helping those in need by treating him as a "unteachable man" who didn't know anything about God and just a poor man who didn't have money for ministry nor submitted to the church in the ways that I know many of the greedy men who had been "close" to me during my times of difficulties though no true friends.
Later on with LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH I was told by a pastor that someone was going to buy me a car, help me with a place to live and etc., that I had a bright future a head of me, my bright future turned into being "kicked" out of church and trying for years to get an answer from the church about what was going on, the things that was happening to me and the such. All the while this was going on there were many problems going on with Pastor Rick Shelton as he was having finanical issues and became so greedy he had to give up his church to another man to take this little establishment in Fenton.
I never attended the church until the year 2011 as a visitor though a "member" of LCC, baptized, and dedicated my child there the new church seemed to be a "new start" which then turned into a house full of medicore hyrocrites. I was so astonished to return a year later - gone through college with a Criminal Justice/Sociology degree writting a book about my life story which could be a very awesome testimony one day. I had been basically lied to and turned away after I had asked my pastor if the church could help me with a car payment because I had lost my father and had been sick though a student I was battling multiple MS symptoms and still get tested every year as my symptoms increase, but when another pastor got a hold of me on the phone and was speaking to me he started trashing my siutation and told another man that the church couldn't help me because I "wasn't an active tithing" member and pretty much I didn't receive any help nor did I go back after that. My daughter's picture is on the wall of the church with the other babies with the dedication pictures.
I ended up going through a journey of things and wrote a letter to my pastor rick - as I love the man with all my heart and always looked up to him to give messages that seem to co-relate with mine and things that I really felt that God was putting in my heart and in my life. I wrote this letter to him and a man at the church had "confirmed" the whole letter nearly word per word and I was really stoked about it. I really wanted to talk to him but as he was speaking to another person he ended up walking right past me with this strange look in his eyes; like he seen how "pretty" I was and caught himself and kept on walking. I ended up trying to contact him to tell him that I knew he was busy etc., but what had happened with the confrimation of my letter, the following Sunday my Pastor Rick said more things in the letter and neither of them STILL had seen the letter.
I ended up volunteering for choir for Christmas and because I wanted to become part of the church etc., and the pastor who confirmed the majority of my letter, "MIKE LEMP" a former, Anhesuer Busch - employee had promised to speak with me about those things, unforunately I had seen a strange "vision" at the church that NO ONE was adult, spiritually equipped, or open to really discuss with me prior to meeting Mike face to face for the first time. I seen this "thing" and this man is leaning against the church wall staring at me. He didn't make me feel uncomfortable but because I did notice that he was getting rather excited like he was in a "bubble love" state I started to think that since were were "alike" that he crushed on me; which was innocent as he didn't do anything inappropriate to me. I just really wanted to share with him my testimony, but during christmas practice his wife began to do strange things like "mistreat" me and stare and glare at me and put her coat on with an attiude and stomp off when I didn't even know what the hell for. No one was able to explain the problem and I was hurt by this woman's treatment towards me.
I wasn't thinking anything doing anything or feeling anything other than I started to realize that this man's wife had an issue with me and was jealous because of the whole "confirmation" letter. This lead to me asking the man to call me and talk to me as he promised he would, but he would not and before I know it his wife is hollering out that I am "stalking her husband", and he's constantly speaking to other people after church and didn't show that he had time for me; as things increased because I disclosed the immature, childish, and rude behaviors of half the church staff and that I seen this vision Mike and Kristi Lemp, "attack" me by using stupid, childish, medicore and ridiculdous sarcasm in announcements, plargisizing things that I would state in an email to take credit for it to look important, turning on the tears when talking about the "woman's convention" and Mike looking at me and stating, "My lovely wife". I nearly got up and left the church because of the "attack" they made on me and was offended greatly by the pastor's sermon making rude comments and statements about "NEVER HAVE BEEN MARRIED", "COVENANT BREAKERS", "DIVORCE RATE" etc., like as if I were there to dismantle a married couples amazing christian marriage that was insulting me for no apparent reason.
Needless to say Mike Lemp never spoke to me or called to make arrangements with me to hear my testimony that I wanted to share at the church, instead he and his wife and others got together to verbally attack me by using abusive and harassing language which would biblically fall under "witchcraft" and "breeching the spirit" legally slander and harassment. I was attacked and cornered by two strangers in the church who terribly hurt my feelings one day when I came to church early for choir practice on a Sunday Morning, the things they were saying to me was bringing up my past at LCC, that i was disturbing and fixated on Pastor Mike, telling me not to join the choir, to go to leadership class, or serve in the church and to just be an attendee, to sit out for a season etc., and all the while I sat out Pastor Mike Lemp is cutting me down during his amazing sermon while I had tears rolling non-stop down my face, while his wife is mocking me by raising her hands to praise God for the first time since I been in the choir at church when I'm not on stage. I was hurt by the way these couple presented themselves towards me and I am very disappointed in their behaviors and what they sent to me through others to cause "DRAMA" and "PAIN".
I received more messages that I heard on Crosstv. where they post media messages and from Mike Lemp he had gotten in front of the church and he had started to verbally abuse me without using my name because of "incidents" he mentioned that only I would know about what he was saying. He boosted about how he was on stage at LIFE CHURCH and people at Anhesur-Busch were thinking that he was nuts for leaving to become a pastor at a church and for this minstry and yet cutting down a young woman who he confirmed the whole foundation of a ministry letter that she wrote November 24,2014.
I am a 32 year old single mother and I have been extremely offended by the behaviors of this man as he compared me to "Kim Kardashian" "Flirted me with giving me a sexy smile", "turning me on by doing cute things", "leading me on", "acting like he was in love with me" and not only that but RUNNING TO THE ELDER AFTER CHURCH after these series of events, but because I was having feelings for him I was scared and only just tried to remain cool about the whole "sharing my testimony" and talking about "ministry". I wasn't trying to present myself in a wrong manner; though I fail sometimes I am a Christian working on "how to be a true christian", but during the Walking Biblically 30 day challenge led by Mike Lemp he had cut me down and when I told him that he should just talk to me about those things and stop violating my FREEDOM OF INFORMATION and to stop telling people things about me in the church which were defaming my character and removing me from the planning center for choir and basically "sending" a strange woman to verbally harass and insult my whole entire family at the church on the last Tuesday Night we were there in Febraury 25th, nearly 5 months ago, she made my daughter cry and say, "I hate you you big bully I want to go to church' all while my other family members are completely insulted and ticked off about what was happening. I had been feeling ill and had not ate in a week and this woman is verbally insulting me trying to get me to physically assault her. She starts screaming in my face, "Leadership is done with you!, don't come back here!" and I look at her and smile and say, "Rick Shelton said something about me being a leader here must he be a false prophet of God then if you are kicking me out of church."
My family left - and while I lived in Fenton and worked and went to another church every so often. I ended up finding a book called, "In the Arms of Satan" from a woman who had been a victim of LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH and refers it to the "CULT CHURCH" whose husband tried to kill her and kept her up in a trailer in Fenton with nothing while he worked at LCC as a 12-step counselor and the truth behind the abusive and cult behaviors of Rick Shelton. How he hides behind the philosophy of his "poor leadership" and you will be treated like a stalker and a killer if you try to make contact with him and anyone else that is staff at the church won't respond to you if you aren't "one of their kind". I can relate this this woman's story as I have one of my own and share similar incidents with her. I had been "told" by another man who verbally attacked me on whim and got in my face with a terrible attitude to "NOT TO TELL ANYONE WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT" and has hurt me. There were people going around the church saying I had issues, that I was stalking this Pastor and that's not what was going on and it has terribly hurt me that the church has harmed me.
I recieved a message though through another local pastor and that was "Before you came here you were in a place where you were tithing, where you were worshipping, and where you were serving and Satan stole that from you" I can only disclose how much money I spent buying clothes to match the choir's color code and how much money I gave out of love from my heart and how I truly felt about my pastor and the things that God was doing inside of me just to have people trash me and steal my joy all over a man who said he'd talk to me about God. I will go back one day but to not be answered, to be called or checked on when I have tried to just talk etc., I find that very rude. There has been much negative and demonic forces that have been used by the staff at LIFECHURCH and the sad thing is none of them will ever become responsible of the damages they caused my family.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/29/2014 10:07 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/LIFE-CHURCH-SAINT-LOUIS/Fenton-Missouri-63026/LIFE-CHURCH-CULTWITCHCRAFT-INCENTIVES-unwelcoming-lying-two-faced-emotional-and-spiri-1166004. 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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