The Crisis of Leadership in American Evangelicalism



This is part 1 of The Christian Post’s article series on the Crisis of leadership in American evangelicalism. Read part 2 here. Read part 3 here.

Regular readers of The Christian Post are well aware of the moral failures at the highest levels of evangelical leadership in the recent past. Formerly revered figures such as Ravi Zacharias, Bill Hybels and Mark Driscoll and earlier harbingers like Jim Bakker are the reminders that all is not well within the multifaceted movement that is American evangelicalism.

When an evangelical icon such as Zacharias can fall so drastically from the evangelical firmament, clearly there are cultural and spiritual dynamics at work that require investigation.

CP has tasked three of our reporters, Michael Gryboski, Leah Marie Klett and Brandon Showalter to investigate the problem and possible causes and solutions with a broad cross section of the evangelical community. There are obvious factors that must be taken into consideration.

The crisis of leadership in American evangelicalism

I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the Pastors around the World

I thank the LORD for having me meet Pastor Alfonso Antillon, pictured above, of Majesty Worship Center He has been such a blessing to me. He has trusted me to speak at his Church and take part in the SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS MEN’S ENCOUNTER, which was held last week. I have been blessed by his angel wife Patricia and his assistant Pastor Ed Solis and his precious wife Darlene. The entire congregation has blessed me and Sharon and the ministry of FGGAM! I am pictured with Pastor Alfonso with the gift he gave me! He made that plaque himself! Handcrafted by Man of God! Amen! I am thankful for this message by Pastor Alfonso:

October is Pastors appreciation month. I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the Pastors around the World. Pastors that are preaching the infallible word of God. I appreciate you all those that I know and those that I don’t know. I want to encourage to all my brothers and sisters in the Lord to pray for your Pastors encourage them, love them. Let them know they are appreciated. Being a shepherd to his flock and delivering the word of God to his congregation is no easy task for man.

Gracious Father, may our pastor’s messages and preaching come to us, not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that our faith might not rest on the wisdom of man, but upon Your power (1 Cor. 2:4-5). Help them never to depend upon there own might or power, but always upon Your Spirit, Lord Almighty (Zech. 4:6). May You, the God of hope, fill our pastor’s with all joy and peace as they trust in you, so that they may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 15:13). In Jesus name! Amen

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