Blog Statement

It is time to expose the corruption of Kip McKean’s “International Christian Church” (ICC); “Have nothing to do with the worthless deeds of evil and darkness but instead expose them.” –Ephesians 5:11

This organization is guilty of abusive policies, exploiting members, coercion, and even extortion.

All this in the name of “putting the Kingdom first”? They have forgotten what the Kingdom of God really is.

This is abuse against the people of God.

This can no longer be called a church; it is now a corrupt organization pretending to be a church. For those in the lower levels of leadership who are offended by my words, it is time for you to step back and take a good look at what this organization has become.

Their actions against those who attempt to speak up against this abuse border on psychological terrorism. It is time for the ICC to give an account for what it has done.

Kip McKean baselessly character assassinates anyone who criticizes him as being “bitter” and it is time to put an end to that. This is indignation; an anger aroused against abuse and corruption.

These are articles of indignation against the abuse of God’s people.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Possible Concerns With My Articles [Updated]

It is here that I will like to address some possible concerns with my articles. After being with the ICC for six years it becomes predictable as to what methods or arguments they will use to attempt to character assassinate me once my articles are released and therefore it is here that I will like to put these accusations to rest before they can even be used (or may have already been used if they neglected to read all of my articles up to this point before issuing premature accusations).

The first concern has to do with the purpose for which I wrote these articles. My intent for writing these is not to attack the ICC congregation; I am not their enemy. Rather, these ICC leaders have made themselves into enemies of God by abusing God’s people. My intent is to help these people, unlike the ICC leaders who claim that they are just “helping them to be more spiritual” as they coerce them into giving more money. I am not after money or power and it is likely that I will be hated for the articles which I have written; I have no ulterior motives for doing this. Instead, seeing my friends that are still in this “Church” being manipulated and abused fills me with indignation.

Secondly, there will probably be an accusation that has to do with the fact that I used Sigmund Freud’s theory of group psychology as a source material for religious-based articles despite the fact that this man was an atheist, since I have witnessed such accusations in the past. I used both Gustave Le Bon’s and Freud’s group psychological theories to describe the corrupt psychological manipulation that was being carried out against the congregation (and I actually quote Le Bon more frequently). In the first place, just because a group is religiously-based does not mean that they are exempt from psychological theories made by a non-religious man, even if that man was an atheist. Freud’s theory on group psychology was actually largely based off of Gustave Le Bon’s work. Although Le Bon was not really a religious man, he considered atheism to potentially be just as religiously-minded as any other religious group. For a religious group to discount Freud’s theories on the fact that he was an atheist is completely baseless. Yet the ICC will still probably attempt to use this as an argument anyway (until they finally read this), because that is just the way they are. The usage of such faulty or silly reasoning by an ICC leader would no longer surprise me at this point. Not that I say this to insult their intelligence, for many of these people are very crafty, rather I’m saying that people will resort to any kind of mindless argument when they become desperate, even when they know very well that these arguments are full of fallacies. This is especially true when they are trying to protect their very jobs; their sources of income. 

Another accusation that I commonly hear is about my use of psychological concepts to describe Kip McKean’s manipulation of the church, and that I shouldn’t use “worldly concepts” when discussing “spiritual” things. Once again we see the ICC’s very unique definition of what it means to be “spiritual”.  Also is it not Kip McKean himself who has been employing these psychological concepts to use on the congregation? All I have done is describe how he uses them. Now the question must be asked; what is “spirituality”? Is it not referring to things concerned with God? I believe that God created the universe and therefore I also believe that he created the laws of mathematics, physics, and chemistry to make this world function. Why should these subjects be considered separate from God? I believe also that God created us and the way our minds work. Saying that the church should be separate from psychological concepts due to them being not being “spiritual” (apparently by the ICC’s definition of “spirituality”) is just like saying that God should be separated from reality. For people who profess to believe in God, this is ridiculous reasoning.

Now another issue that some people may notice is that for the most part I do not mention specific identities for ICC leaders in my articles and I simply refer to them as “ICC leaders”. This may seem questionable at first since I myself point out that the ICC of makes manipulatively obscure statements, however, the reason that I keep them anonymous is that I do not know whether they were intentionally trying to psychologically manipulate people or whether it is they themselves that are being psychologically manipulated and are unaware of the abuse that is being wrought. I do believe that there are a great many leaders in the upper leadership who know full well the corruption of their organization since both former and currently serving members of the upper leadership have confessed that they were aware of this corruption. Many of those in the upper leadership are experts at getting other people to do their manipulation for them without them even being aware of it and I wrote about these techniques in my articles. I only mention a few ICC leaders who I do know are corrupt and have made extraordinary displays of corruption, but other than that I do not mention specific people; unless the ICC actually wants me to start “burning their leaders at the stake” in a manner of speaking. These articles were written to free people, not to harm them.

I would also like to address an accusation that some people have tried to level at me already and I know that it will be a future concern/accusation that I can know I can expect the ICC leaders to fire at me following the release of my article about the downfall of Kip McKean’s “Old Movement”; "how do you know what happened during the ICOC? You were not even there.” Of course I wasn’t there, but now let me explain why this is a faulty accusation with a rhetorical question of my own; how do you know that George Washington was the first United States president? My anticipation of this "dumb question" is in no way a comment on the intelligence level of ICC members, but rather; after years of being in the ICC I am very well aware that these ICC leaders will often resort to extremely faulty arguments knowing that their all-too-trusting congregation will either choose to believe anything they say or will be too afraid to speak up.
My point is, there is a lot of information out there and this information can be gathered to get a picture of what happened at a certain point of time. I would also like to point out the inaccurate statements and blatant propaganda that Kip McKean feeds his own converts about the events surrounding the downfall of his old regime, not to mention that in my six years with the ICC not a single person could give me a sensible answer as to what happened during that time. Saying that I couldn’t have known what happened in the ICOC based on not being there is an argument based on desperation, especially since there were so many people that actually were there who seem to have no idea what happened (and these people who have no idea what happened have all seemed to have found their way into the ICC). I would also like to point out that on top of studying the apology letters as well as other documents that tell of the events that happened during that time (and I have gone to great lengths to show how the confessed abuses in the apology letters are related to the abuses being carried out in Kip’s new organization), I also read Kip McKean’s letter From Babylon onto Zion. Kip McKean’s distorted portrayal of the events that preceded his resignation was a total disgrace and was filled with smokescreens, character assassinations, obscurities toward serious issues, and outright propaganda (and I prove this in my article about these events as I also included an analysis on Kip’s letter).
Also it can be no coincidence that the information I gathered show that the corrupt ICOC policies mentioned in the Henry Kriete letter and then the ICOC Apology Letters (as well as accounts from those who left the ICOC long before these letters came out) are the same exact policies being practiced now in the ICC.  And being an ex-member of the ICC; I can definitely attest to the authenticity of the accounts of this abuse due to their disturbing similarities.

These are the only accusation/character assassinations that I can think of that they could attempt to use against me personally (besides the general character assassinations which I wrote about in my other article), however, the ICC has a very talented propaganda team so I’m pretty sure that I can expect some more interesting accusations in the future. If they wish to debate the content of my articles, I can only pray that they do so in a mature manner rather than the nonsensical examples that I have seen in the past.

Update 8/21/2015

It has been almost two months since my articles were released and I hoped that my articles would at least spark some discussion about repentance within the ICC leadership. I was at least expecting some in the upper leadership to try to challenge my articles but no one besides a shepherd and a few others who I contacted even attempted to have any sort of intelligent discussion (and even then they attempted to skirt around the serious issues or gave excuses). Instead the ICC has decided to respond to my articles in one of the most immature ways possible; with outright slander, lies, and deceitful propaganda. It appears that I have underestimated the upper leadership’s cowardice.
            Rather than attempting to debate the matter of my articles with any sort of intelligent argument the ICC leadership has decided to tell their members that my articles are all “lies” and that they are not to look at them because it will “damage their faith” (once again we see the ICC’s deceptive definition of “damaging faith”). What is sad is that those who claimed to have been my friends during my time in their ministries and claimed to know me are now saying that I “told quite a bit of lies” and that I was “well-known for lying”.

No, I did not tell any lies.
No, they did not know me and they are poor judges of character if they think they do.
These people should not claim to know me when many participated in slandering me behind my back even during the time that I was with them in their ministries, and now they continue to do so with made-up propaganda and false statements.

I dare these people to name a single lie I ever told while I was together with them in their ministries. They can’t (if they answer honestly). I never told any lies.
Yet now these leaders are suddenly telling their members that I was “well-known for lying”? Who are the real liars here?

In my articles I gave a lot of very specific information and referred to events which many people had witnessed. If I had actually lied about any of these things it would be very easy to prove.
They know that if they attempt to debate the content of the articles that they will undoubtedly lose such a battle; so instead they attempt to drag the author’s name through the mud with lies and slander while telling their members not to look at this material which undoubtedly exposes their true nature.

Somehow I was expecting more from the ICC leadership than this shamefully childish response.
Rather than trying to address the content of my articles directly they ran away while declaring me "marked by the church" and slandering me as they fled with tails between their legs. Where is your dignity? Where are your convictions? I proved how many scriptures the ICC violated. I proved the many ways that they do not actually follow the Holy Book that they claim to follow. I believed that there were at least some leaders left who had good hearts. Was this belief for naught? Is fear keeping them silent? This further shows the sad state of the ICC.


  1. Excellent series! Great writing, in-depth and spot on in your analysis of the ICOC and Kip Mckean. May I add your website to my resource links on www.spiritualpornography website? I was in the ICOC from 1989-2003. In those 14 years I saw a lot, and I hurt a lot of people. I know Kip's system lives on in the ICC, that's why your story is so important! Continue to stand tall and bold in the face of their criticism. They are bullies at best. There is no fear in speaking the truth.

    1. Yes, of course. I even included a link to your website on Article 8 so it's fine if you link my blog to your website as well. The more connections we make then the better we can inform people about the corruption of this organization.

  2. Thank you for speaking out. I was a member of the ICOC from 1994 until 2013. I haven't read all of your articles, but from what I've read so far the ICC is the same song, different verse. So much of the information available online about Kip and his tactics is old. I appreciate you getting current info out there.

  3. Thank you for your Boldness and Not being Afraid. You will help thousands of people and generations to come. This abuse and misuse of people and Gods words must end today

  4. When I wrote these articles I predicted that the ICC would not repent of its abusive actions and coercion. I based this prediction on Kip McKean’s apparent sociopathic behavior and the manipulative tactics that he has used to coerce his leaders and members alike. But for all this there was still some part of me that secretly wished that the ICC would prove me wrong – that they would choose to repent of their wickedness and abusive behavior rather than continuing in it. Instead of proving me wrong, the ICC has proved me right all the more by not only refusing to repent but also attempting to spread lies about me in response to the articles that I have written. This solidifies the conclusion I came to that the best decision for ICC members to make is to leave the organization; changing this corruption from the inside is not going to work at this point.

    In light of this I am glad to announce that I have just received word that 8 people – 4 married couples who have been a part of the ICC for many years have now decided to leave this corrupt organization together. I have been asked to keep their names confidential because they have been persecuted by the ICC leadership for their decision (having 8 longstanding married members leaving in unison is sure to arouse the leadership’s animosity). After witnessing years of corruption they together made an informed decision that was best for their futures and their spirituality as well. Let’s rejoice that these people will no longer be abused and manipulated for money. Now they can live their lives and build their families with the peace of mind that their kids will not be manipulated and fed propaganda by their youth leaders and that they can now save up money to send their kids to college to have brighter futures rather than having it taken from them by Kip. Let’s continue to pray for the rest of the ICC members and ask God to open their eyes on the corruption of their leadership.

    I would also like to thank all those who called and emailed me with words of encouragement and support for my articles. This encouraged me greatly amidst the persecution and even outright lies that were being directed at me by the ICC leadership and I was grateful to receive such heartfelt and positive responses to offset the negativity that was being orchestrated by the ICC’s propaganda. The ICC wants their members to believe that people who speak against them do so out of hate when in actuality many of us do so out of love and concern toward the abuse being done against God’s people. Love you all and God bless.

  5. When it comes to the ICOC I was there. Portland, Oregon to be exact. Lived through the Kip days. I have not, nor will I ever be a part of the ICC. From what I am reading the ICOC, as bad as it was, in many ways was mild compared to the ICC.

    1. Kip McKean was just as corrupt back when he led the ICOC as he is today. It’s just that a lot of Kip’s corrupt acts back then were not well-documented, but we do have a few examples of corruption that happened during his leadership such as this account:

      1994 – “In early 1990, Ayman was put in charge of the finances of the London Church of Christ, and as such had been present for a number of private meetings. He found a number of financial improprieties, about which he notified the leaders, thinking they would be as horrified as he was and fix the problem. When he was told to keep quiet, he agonized for a few months and then left, concluding that the ICC was not what it claimed to be if it would not even respect the laws of the country in which it was operating.” REVEAL.ORG, 1987-present – The ICC/ICOC era

      “Akshar was a member of the London Church of Christ for seven years and a close personal friend of Scott’s. In 1993 Ayman Akshar was “publicly marked” as an enemy of the church by Scott, and members were told not to have any contact with him.” Ayman Akshar, Close to the Edge, February 1994, Issue 4

      As I have said before, many of the ICOC churches have written letters of apology for the abuses that took place under Kip McKean’s leadership and they announced that they would repent from these things after Kip was removed from leadership. So from what I understand the current ICOC churches of today are no longer like they were in the past. I write this only to reveal the corruption that happened while Kip McKean was in leadership.