NLA SUX

Greenville, SC

#23 Sep 15, 2012
I am glad my mama took me out of NLA. There were very little things to say about that place. I didnt care for the brainwash that was going on. Positives were the teachers. After leaving that place and your put in a public school, your are left wondering, what the.... You are left questioning everything you were taught, finding yourself, and wonder what is normal. I have met up with a few over the years who actually have psychological problems. Knock on wood, glad I dont. I was able to figure out early on and made it through life just fine.

I cannot believe what Pastor Wells did to the NLA Community. I knew something wasnt right when I was there. I kinda wanna say it was a "cult". That is just my opinion. I am sorry to hear what health issues he is going through.. when he goes to heaven to meet his maker, he has to explan his devious ways to God.

Thats all I gotta say about that!!
Wells Enterprises

Buford, GA

#24 Sep 15, 2012
Wounded . . . be cautious. Watch the money.
Curious

Buford, GA

#25 Sep 15, 2012
Did
Minnie

Greenville, SC

#26 Sep 15, 2012
Bishop Wells wrote:
Pastor Wells on new wife, Patti: "God bless her....she's not in a bar on the weekends anymore..." God bless him, he married a righteous woman.
Macbratt68

Albany, NY

#27 Sep 16, 2012
Minnie wrote:
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what year was this? I left in either 87 or 88. thanks
This was all between 82-86.
Minnie Smythe

Greenville, SC

#28 Sep 16, 2012
God bless Wells, his First Lady, and all those who are deluded (past and present).
Minnie Smythe

Greenville, SC

#29 Sep 17, 2012
the deluded are similar to the 'Stepford Wives.' Additionally, theirs is an allegiance to Wells and not to Christ. They (nla alumni) don't get it and the threat he was/is to the Church! You all figure it out. Don't be a 'taxi driver' of ignorance.
Vera

Schenectady, NY

#30 Sep 17, 2012
NLA SUX wrote:
I am glad my mama took me out of NLA. There were very little things to say about that place. I didnt care for the brainwash that was going on. Positives were the teachers. After leaving that place and your put in a public school, your are left wondering, what the.... You are left questioning everything you were taught, finding yourself, and wonder what is normal. I have met up with a few over the years who actually have psychological problems. Knock on wood, glad I dont. I was able to figure out early on and made it through life just fine.
I cannot believe what Pastor Wells did to the NLA Community. I knew something wasnt right when I was there. I kinda wanna say it was a "cult". That is just my opinion. I am sorry to hear what health issues he is going through.. when he goes to heaven to meet his maker, he has to explan his devious ways to God.
Thats all I gotta say about that!!
Yes I thought something wasn't right either when I went to NLM in 1986, when these kinds of things happen in a church I lose alot of faith in the church, I don't even go to any church right now but I strongly believe in God he's answered alot of prayers for me. God Bless all of you.
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#31 Sep 19, 2012
David wells used his entire congregation to fleece the sheep. We lost thousands of dollars on the phase ii building fund. My children went to NLA and 30 years after still say it was the worst experience of their lives. To this day they don't want church because of the bad impressions left on them.
Sindusky mauriello with a paddle indeed.
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#32 Sep 19, 2012
David wells is now a Bishop at Titusville ministries in PA. You have got to check out his new wife. Karma really is funny. Gloria was a saint. When I'm looking for a laugh, a google his new gig and look at his first lady.
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#33 Sep 19, 2012
al cutturini wrote:
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I hope this gasbag is not preaching still. New Life Academy was the most f'kd up place I have ever been, and the only place that has given it a run for the money is small town Mississippi. They share the same twisted values of fear, hatred and intolerance. Good riddance.
If anyone was a student at New Life Academy and wants to shoot the sh!t, email me at alcutturini@gmail.com. I'd love to hear what people are up to now.
Yes, he is the bishop of a church in Titusville pa.... Google it. Wait till you see his wife1792
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#34 Sep 19, 2012
NLA SUX wrote:
I am glad my mama took me out of NLA. There were very little things to say about that place. I didnt care for the brainwash that was going on. Positives were the teachers. After leaving that place and your put in a public school, your are left wondering, what the.... You are left questioning everything you were taught, finding yourself, and wonder what is normal. I have met up with a few over the years who actually have psychological problems. Knock on wood, glad I dont. I was able to figure out early on and made it through life just fine.
I cannot believe what Pastor Wells did to the NLA Community. I knew something wasnt right when I was there. I kinda wanna say it was a "cult". That is just my opinion. I am sorry to hear what health issues he is going through.. when he goes to heaven to meet his maker, he has to explan his devious ways to God.
Thats all I gotta say about that!!
U

Totally agree with you. I had two children in NLA and it was the thing I most regret.
Macbratt68

Albany, NY

#35 Sep 19, 2012
They created a 'NLA Survivor' group on Facebook if anybody would like to join.
There is also another NLA group that continues to place a positive spin on NLA and the a-hole Wells, so choose accordingly.
Vera

Schenectady, NY

#36 Sep 19, 2012
Hurtaswell wrote:
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Yes, he is the bishop of a church in Titusville pa.... Google it. Wait till you see his wife1792
What happened to David Wells first wife Gloria Wells?
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#37 Sep 19, 2012
Vera wrote:
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What happened to David Wells first wife Gloria Wells?
He left her ... Log onto his new church and see his new wife..... You will be shocked
Wounded Sheep

Erie, PA

#38 Sep 22, 2012
I must say this confirms my suspicions. Things just never seemed right to me. I have seen many people come into the church who had something good to offer, but only a few certain people were ever allowed to do anything. Those that saw the dysfunction and said something about it were "scolded" and told they had to respect the pastor and his decisions. You could always tell when someone said something because you would hear sermons on how we need to respect the "man of God" and how we were "so blessed" to have him as our pastor. These sermons usually came from "the prophet" who was his covering.
About the money. We never saw an annual statement. Church finances were never discussed. Except for constant special offerings to pay speakers, buy microphones and other things needed for the annual conference and the pastors trips. They always had some good story or way of presenting the need but it was just a manipulative way to get people to give.
Also, we too, had taken a special offering to "buy the building" instead of renting it. They were supposed to buy it within the year, but that never happened. I have since left, but I doubt they ever purchased the building. And what happened to the money?? Only a few people know for sure:the pastor and his wife. Who controlled all the finances of the church. Also, the 5-fold in our church tithed directly to the pastor and not to the church.
I guess the way they got around the financial meetings was that the church didn't have official membership. Everyone that came was considered a member.
I believe he is destroying our community as well, because of all the people he is giving a bad taste for the "true" things of God. It saddens me to hear how pastors are destroying peoples faith in God. I hope all who have been hurt by this kind of thing will see that it is nothing more than human flesh and not a good representation of God. We can have our own personal relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ from which nothing can separate us.
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#39 Sep 23, 2012
Waiting for you, George!
Mike12110

Lacona, NY

#40 Sep 25, 2012
I'm so glad more have added their experiences to this blog. I knew Wells well. We played basketball together and spent much time talking. I was never a member but liked to listen to his preaching. I don't think he was a crook but he did get carried away with himself and went off the deep end. There is more than you folks know. He was fortunate not to have been put in prison. I would love to know what happened to all those assistant pastors.

Also I checked his "new" wife's picture and got quite a chuckle.
Hurtaswell

Troy, NY

#41 Sep 26, 2012
Mike12110 wrote:
I'm so glad more have added their experiences to this blog. I knew Wells well. We played basketball together and spent much time talking. I was never a member but liked to listen to his preaching. I don't think he was a crook but he did get carried away with himself and went off the deep end. There is more than you folks know. He was fortunate not to have been put in prison. I would love to know what happened to all those assistant pastors.
Also I checked his "new" wife's picture and got quite a chuckle.
The other "men of God" from First Assembly..... Hummmmmm, I think Ed is still fixing buses!!!!!! Hhaha
many folks lost thousands of dollars by Wells bringing in a fundraiser. MHoward Meyer bilked church members out of hundreds of dollars, as a direct result of Wells bringing him on board. where is the Phase I money???? Phase 2?????? The lot of them should have been jailed. Can't wait to hear what Jesus says to them in the end....

Since: Sep 12

Albany, NY

#42 Sep 27, 2012
Forget about what Jesus has to say- why wasn't his ass put in jail? Anyone who protected him by 'forgiving' and keeping it hush hush has allowed it to continue elsewhere. He obviously went on to rob other parishes. Was it even his choice to finally leave NLA Schenectady, or did the questions start to become too much?

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