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Monday, December 12, 2011

FIT to be HIRED?


     UN-Fit To Be Hired, for SURE !  


" Mike Everson, a fellow preacher whose friendship has encouraged and lifted me in more ways that I can describe"

Now that statement is disturbing........and we answer " WHO " was behind the GBC INSIDER blog who wanted to continue the current deceptive ways of the GBC leadership.

We intend to expose the writer and who was behind allowing the old guard to continue its deceptive ways. This list of supporters is mind boggling. It was not until the GBC Insider shut down his blog right after John Waters was elected did this start making sense. He wrote articles like the below to make us all think change was needed, when in fact he was trying to keep the old guard in tact, and in fact did! We will repost all articles written and some with all the comments to review and expose this man and others who were behind the campaign to keep those within "the Baptist Mafia " in charge.  Now read what was said by him. This will also expose the issues of others within the GBC. So read on........and comment! We won't delete  your comments unlike some.           Cultbuster, busting these CULTS! 


PT I :
 
The Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center staff is made up of some incredible men and women of God that seek to serve Christ and His Church. Many of these men and women are incredibly gifted in their areas of service and are true "State Missionaries" for Baptists in Georgia. 


The overwhelming majority of Cooperative Program MISSION dollars are spent on personnel. While taking a hard look at the staffing and hiring practices associated with this missions expenditure there were a couple of issues that presented themselves for review. 

Questionable Hiring Practices
Over the years GBC has prided itself in saying that when hiring staff they look for the most qualified candidates and that the hiring process is free of nepotism. The GBC Personnel Handbook even has a policy against related individuals reporting to or working in the same department as one another. 

However, the GBC employee ranks are filled with family members of the executive leadership. Currently four members of the executive leadership team have family members employed by the GBC. Some serve in administrative areas, others in more prominent roles, and some even hold the contract for the landscape service at the GBC Building. Up until the most recent staff reductions one member of the executive leadership team had a member of his family on the GBC permanent payroll even though she lived and worked in Tennessee.  Are these family members bad employees? Absolutely not. Is the practice of executive leadership hiring family members a questionable practice ? Absolutely. 

Note the DR. in front of Mike Eversons name. This was at John Waters current
church FBC Statesboro. Mike Everson has NO degrees, yet he is a DR.?
These guys will do whatever it takes to lift up their buddies even when it is a LIE!
It is also worth evaluating how consultant and specialist postions within the GBC are filled. Many have asked if candidates are properly vetted and screened before hired or if they are simply hired because they know someone. To be honest there are examples of both in the building. Many departments do a great job of filling vacancies with credible, competent and strategic leaders. But there are just as many questionable hires or promotions that seem to propagate the notion of "you've got to know somebody to get at job at the GBC." There are former Executive Committee chairmen, Administration Committee members and staff members from churches where the executive leadership attend that now serve as state missionaries. Are these state missionaries bad employees? Absolutely not. Is the practice of hiring people based primarily on personal relationships of key leaders a questionable practice? Absolutely. 


Unbalanced Salaries
Many of our state missionaries took a pay cut to come serve on the GBC staff. A base level consultant salary is around $60,000. Employees also receive a benefit package that includes health care, retirement and transportation. Many of our state convention employees left pastorates and other ministry positions that were more financially lucrative to serve Georgia Baptists. For the number of hours and energy that most of our state missionaries put forth, this salary and benefit package appears reasonable. 

It is also understood that as you take on more responsibility and leadership your salary reflects that increase as well. However, when the salaries and benefits of three men total more than $800,000 something seems out of balance. Should executive leadership make a larger salary than others, of course. But shouldn't the Administration Committee have the forethought to keep executive salaries at appropriate and manageable levels. In times of downsizing and layoffs, this unbalanced salary structure can create a real source of tension among those involved in GBC life. 

Why this post? As you finish reading this you may ask why this post is important or necessary. We believe that the hiring and compensation practices of the GBC show a lack of stewardship when it comes to the primary expenditure of Cooperative Program MISSION dollars. Every staff member of the GBC should have a calling to be a missionary to the state of Georgia. When that high calling is reduced to simply a way to earn income, provide a job for family or friends, or viewed as an escape from doing the work of ministry, then the money spent on personnel ceases to be true mission dollars at work. The GBC should set an example in its hiring practices and compensation strategy so that we as Georgia Baptists can say that every dollar spent on a salary is a dollar spent on missions. 



* Some text was REPOSTED from a GBC INSIDER which no longer exist.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was wonder what was said. Thanks and I look forward to reading those articles and finding out the who and what within the Baptist Mafia.

Just letting you know I love the way you present the facts, especially the mike everson issues and him being exposed as being a spiritual abuser.

Great job cultbuster.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I too was wonder where I could find those post. Look forward to seeing some real truths posted from this blog.

They hate this!

Ben said...

I know an organization that is in need of an overhaul.

These guys play the Baptist as fools.

Not me!

X Baptist Thankfully said...

Longevity will eventually cancel out scandal.

And boy is there plenty of scandal within the Baptist world.

These guys think that their flocks are really ignorant.

Baptist members are really stupid!

As Gomer said to Barney...Dumb Dumb Dumb Was he talking about Baptist who sit under these fools? Yep!

Robert J said...

I read this site and the other links. I had NO idea this occurred.

I do now.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

CULTS!

Reader said...

Search for yourself. These guys are crooks!

Be careful

http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=mike+everson+prays+mill&pbx=1&oq=mike+everson+prays+mill&aq=f&aqi=g1&gs_upl=33836l38816l0l39130l34l14l0l4l4l8l1461l6461l0.1.5.3.1.2.0.2l18l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=653&emsg=NCSR&noj=1&ei=Ni31TsXvOM-TtwfaldzQBg&sei=ty31TsmBNsWCtgePkZDRBg&gbv=2

Anonymous said...

Where did all Mike Everson's issues begin? Are there any site explaining what happened?

Anonymous said...

Want to know more about what Mike Everson did?

Go here:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=653&noj=1&gbv=1&q=cache:1gY1MzxJADQJ:http://dougpittman.blogspot.com/2011/05/apology-not-with-but-and-ga-blogger-and.html+mike+everson+prays+mill&ct=clnk

Anonymous said...

silence?

CULTBUSTER said...

Hey ANON January 10, 2012 2:13 PM

I wonder what Robert White would say about your guys there at the Georgia Baptist Convention and your asking about "silence"?

How do I know? Look at how easy it is to trace you guys...

Ga Baptist Convention Ctr - Asm (68.16.67.110) [Label IP Address] 44 returning visits
Duluth, Georgia, United States

Now, I wonder who this could be hmmmmm? Want me to disclose your name?

Could you be the same guy who frequently post and views from Dacula GA?

Want that IP too?

Need more "silence?"

GBC is only the start of my "unique visitors" that view this site and which I track easily and quite frequently.

Here are just a few more including your buddies from Lousiville KY..

Board Of Regents Of The University System Of Georg (168.29.232.15) [Label IP Address] 28 returning visits
Athens, Georgia, United States

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (174.46.190.10) [Label IP Address] 33 returning visits
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

OK, now ask that question again GBC man.....

Anonymous said...

Sic em' Cultbuster. I just wish you would blast em even more!

Anonymous said...

just curious no interest really!

Anonymous said...

Sure you're not interested ANON JAN 10 from Dacula or GBC

Anonymous said...

To HELL with J Robert White and his Ga Baptist disciples.