There were 30 churches in 1995. Twenty-seven in the United States, two in Mexico and one in the Philippines. The apostolic team was comprised of C.J., myself, Larry Tomczak, Steve Shank, Paul Palmer and Dave Harvey. Life was all good.
Then Larry, Paul and Brent left, Dave “resigned” and C.J. “transitioned.” Last I heard Steve was a “bishop” (i.e., a regional overseer). Joshua Harris was supposed to take over SGM this September when C.J. turns 60. He’s gone. So too 80 plus leaders who were some of the most gifted and honorable men in the former movement. More leaders plan to leave.
Who is left to assume the leadership of SGM? We now have our answer, Mark Prater. According to the Executive Committee (a.k.a. Board of Directors), he is the best possible leader in all of SGM. Mark will serve a four year term as Executive Director. I quote them.