Losing it in the pulpit

Do you know I love you?

Cause I’m the real deal.

You can’t get this in any other church.

Inexcusable use of the pulpit.

So many things wrong here.

How dare you establish your own kingdom in the video room.

Thoughts?

25 Comments

  • pietrosquared July 3, 2013 Reply

    That’s insane.

    • John De Morelia July 3, 2013 Reply

      worst than insane, if he still has a following, they deserve him. 🙂

  • Elbee July 3, 2013 Reply

    The local news station did a follow up; he didn’t help his case… http://www.stufffundieslike.com/2013/06/update-local-reporter-interviews-jim-standridge/

  • John July 3, 2013 Reply

    Why were there not droves walking out of this service? This appeared to be a fairly good sized church…and they were sitting under a very spiritually abusive pastor. He referred to the fact that HE loved them and HE was in charge….but I never heard anything (or saw anything) about GOD’s love!

  • John July 3, 2013 Reply

    Oh my gosh….I just saw on YouTube where this church was and who it was…I used to serve at the “other” Baptist church in that town…and I heard stories about this man doing this type of thing….and this was in the early 90’s! This church has been putting up with this type of abuse for at least 20 years.

  • Pastor Bill July 3, 2013 Reply

    Wowsa! I am a preacher and for known for being “in your face” at times and telling it like it really is, but while I may sympathize with some of his “heart burn” there is a biblical way to approach personal issues with people (Matthew 18:15ff) and this is NOT it. Time for this guy to retire…

    • Monua Cary July 4, 2013 Reply

      I believe Matthew 18:15 is the way to go. As for retiring…don’t have an opinion on that.

  • Steve Miller July 3, 2013 Reply

    I hope this isn’t a church service. Even if it is only a church meeting it seems the Pastor is having some problems with his attitude and methodology. What a fantastic opportunity for those close to him who care for him to pull him aside and correct him.

    We must remember as leaders we are prone to this sort of bad behavior if we do not seek Christ for our own spiritual growth as we lead others.

  • Arlan July 3, 2013 Reply

    This man should be removed from that pulpit asap. I have been a pastor for 40 years and have never seen anything like this. He gives the church, the Bride of Christ, pastors, Christians a sorry reputation.

  • Been There July 3, 2013 Reply

    Time for a “Sabbatical”

  • Rev. Diane July 3, 2013 Reply

    Inexcusable!

  • Pastor Bill July 3, 2013 Reply

    So thankful “You can’t this in any other church…”

  • Richard July 3, 2013 Reply

    And this water disappoints me, too!

  • Chris Shaffer July 3, 2013 Reply

    Never seen anything like this before – absolutely unbelievable.

  • Chris Shaffer July 3, 2013 Reply

    His last comment (I really feel good now) was intriguing – perhaps guilt or remorse? Anyone know what the ramifications / consequences of his rant were?

  • Shawn July 3, 2013 Reply

    Since this video is online my guess is that the pastor was unsuccessul in changing the attitude of the guy in the “video room” …

    • Darrell July 3, 2013 Reply

      Believe it or not, the video of the full sermon was posted on the church’s website and official Vimeo.com account. Apparently the church itself thought nothing of putting this out in public.

  • kcabe2011 July 3, 2013 Reply

    Disgusting use of the pulpit.

  • Pastor Ian July 3, 2013 Reply

    Speak the truth in love. Oops, he must have missed that part. It’s okay to be firm, but calling people out? By name? And saying to one young man that he’s the worst church member HE has. Wow. Wow. Probably the worst example I’ve seen.

  • Shannon July 3, 2013 Reply

    Unfortunately I have seen a few Pastors use their title as an opportunity to bully and control people. So thankful for the ones who have a heart to help and love on people!

  • Carlos Otero July 4, 2013 Reply

    A clear and heartbreaking case of clergy malpractice.

  • Fred July 4, 2013 Reply

    That is what you get when the “pastor” thinks everyone should submit to their “authority” instead of to Christ alone.

  • Ken July 5, 2013 Reply

    Sometime it’s necessary for a pastor to crack the proverbial whip. I must confess I had to call down a couple of teens from my own pulpit last Sunday. It was the first time I’d done such a thing in years. These boys had been warned previously (and privately) about their disruptive behavior, and I even tried to drop them a couple of not-too-subtle hints before I said anything to them. Even then all I said was, “Fellas, I need your attention up here” – and I said it in a quiet but authoritative tone.

    That being said, I agree that the man in this video is overdoing it – and that’s an understatement. Quite frankly, he sounds like he’s suffering from delusions of persecution. If I were a deacon or some other lay leader in that church, I’d suggest getting him to the nearest mental hospital.

  • seasonsofrefreshing July 15, 2013 Reply

    how pastors really feel, they just keep it all inside…

  • Susanne Reeder July 21, 2013 Reply

    OH MY WORD!!! They need to let that imbecile take his Connie and her Buick Enclave and HIT THE ROAD!!! Definitely not any kind of “pastor” I would sit under!

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