I'm Done Begging Like A Dog, Waiting Months,
For Pastor Jeff Redlin To Welcome Me To Church

By David J. Stewart | August 2022

Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Proverbs 29:9, “If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.”

       I recently tried to make peace with the pastors of Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College (PCC), but to no avail. I mailed a very sincere heartfelt letter to Pastor Jeff Redlin on June 17th, 2022. He totally ignored me. So I mailed two more letters on July 21st, 2022; one to the pastors of Campus Church, and the other to the leadership at PCC. Again, no one bothered to reply. So on August 2nd I raised hell online, publishing this article to express my frustrations.

By late afternoon on that same day, I was surprised to receive an email from Pastor Redlin. I eagerly read his reply, hoping that he would welcome me back to Campus Church, but was instead saddened by his unkind and cruel words. He said that although they had forgiven me for criticizing them on social media for the past several months, because of my harsh comments online about him, Campus Church and PCC (which in his email he called “consequential” remarks), I could not come back to Campus Church anymore. What a rotten jerk!

Ladies and gentlemen, that is hatred! No one is truly forgiven by a group of pastors who refuse to allow a repentant person to attend church again. When I received Pastor Redlin's email yesterday evening, I was so happy that he replied (even though he was a jerk about it), that without giving the matter a second thought I spent the next two hours emailing him back. I poured out my heart, literally begging like a dog to please let me come back to Campus Church. I was very sweet and using entreaties. I named some of the friends that I had made at Campus Church, whom I miss. I explained that my grandson is enrolled in their ABEKA home-schooling program. I couldn't have been more sincere and loving. I told Pastor Redlin that I love him in the Lord, and am sorry for the grief I have caused. But he just ignored my email, as usual. I am done! I have had it with this arrogant little man who gets a big paycheck! No more casting my pearls before the swine. Enough is enough! I am not going to be abused one more day by Jeff Redlin's hubris.

When I wrote him the first two letters, Redlin took SIX WEEKS to respond to me. There's no excuse for that! Pastor Redlin's excuses were that he was out of town until July 2nd, so he claims he didn't see my first letter from June 17th. I am not calling him a liar, but I don't believe him. Then he claims that he began to reply to my letter on July 2nd, but didn't finish it. Then I mailed a letter to him again on July 21st. But he never responded until August 2nd! In those first two letters I sincerely apologized and asked for their forgiveness. I promised (with the understanding that they would allow me to come back to Campus Church), to remove all my criticisms from social media, and to never criticize them again. But I never promised to take down my comments if they refused to let me attend church again.

In Redlin's email to me on August 2nd, he said that they hope I will keep my promise to remove all my criticisms, but also said that I cannot come back to church. As usual, Jeff Redlin is putting words in my mouth. If they won't let me come back to Campus Church, and be an active part of their local church family, then I'm not removing anything! That was my humble offer! But they want me to remove all my comments, and not be allowed to attend their church. That is bullcrap!!! That is not God's forgiveness. Pastor Redlin says I crossed the line and my comments are “consequential.” But what Pastor Redlin doesn't seem to realize, is that his words and behavior are consequential as well. If they want to be hateful and hold a grudge, then so be it, but I don't owe them anything.

I thought of this Bible passage today regarding Jeff Redlin. Proverbs 29:9, “If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” I have tried criticizing him. I have tried bragging on him. I have tried to make peace with him. I have sincerely told him that I love him in the Lord. But sadly, Pastor Redlin cannot be reasoned with, because he is closed-minded and a religious Pharisee! He scolded me in his last email for using colorful adjectives (which language he said he wouldn't dare repeat), but Redlin is okay with wickedly bidding Godspeed to the Calvinist (i.e., Lordship Salvation) Bob Jones University crowd and their Devil's bibles. I feel sick over all this, but I have done all that I can to reconcile with the hateful pastors of Campus Church. Of course, they would never consider themselves “hateful.” But what is hatred? It is to intensely dislike something or someone. They won't even allow me to come to Campus Church. If that isn't hatred, then I don't know what is.

I continued removing articles against PCC and Jeff Redlin from the internet last night, and worked hard this morning to do the same, removing approximately sixty articles, blogs and YouTube criticisms against Campus Church, hoping that Pastor Redlin would respond favorably to my heartfelt email last night, that took my two hours to compose. I didn't hear anything back today. All last night, I kept waking up every couple hours, thinking of Pastor Redlin's hurtful accusation against me of making “consequential” comments. Even by noon today, the truth hadn't settled yet into my mind—the truth that Pastor Redlin's email yesterday was the last I would ever hear from him again. I felt like a fool. I had spent two hours last night composing a lengthy heartfelt spiritual love letter, from a broken humble hurting man (me); to a cold-hearted academic type arrogant snob (Jeff Redlin), who doesn't walk closely with the Lord Jesus Christ!!!

By late afternoon today the rose-colored glasses came off, and I fully realized that there was no way the shameful pastors of Campus Church would ever allow me to come back to church again. They will never give me a second chance, because they are horrible incompetent pastors, who woefully lack God's love, and they simply have no depth of compassion in them for people. Even amidst all the personal burdens, heartaches, suffering and health problems that I have suffered through, they couldn't care less about me as a human being. Here is some history of this matter, if you'd like to read more.

I Was Mistreated (and still am being mistreated) At Campus Church by Pastor Jeff Redlin

In July of 2021 I moved from the island of Guam to Pensacola, Florida. I chose to attend Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College (PCC). My first day was at a church picnic, where I met Pastor Jeff Redlin. I told him that the ungodly Woodspring Suites Hotel cancelled my 30-day reservation, because United Airlines delayed my flight on Guam, so I was sleeping in Wal-Mart's parking lot. Pastor Redlin just walked away and couldn't have cared less.

I let it go. Days later I emailed Pastor Redlin, introducing myself and sharing my broken life with him. I humbly explained that my former wife divorced me in 2006 (15 years earlier), and that after all these lonely years I hoped to find a wife at Campus Church. I was cut to the heart when he replied by scolding me for coming to church to find a wife. But I had never said that was the reason I came to church, he assumed that, putting words in my mouth.

So I emailed him to ask if I was welcomed at Campus Church as a divorced man, who has intentions of getting remarried. He refused to reply to my email for 10 days. To ask when he might reply, I kindly approached him after a Sunday morning church service. Because I could say anything he started explaining that if I did find a wife, he refused to perform the wedding. I was embarrassed that he said this in front of his wife. I never asked Jeff Redlin to perform a wedding, I didn't even have a girlfriend yet! I quickly realized that Jeff Redlin is an insensitive person toward the feelings and suffering of others.

Other Issues At Campus Church

In my first month at Campus Church, I heard false teaching on repentance. PCC officially (and errantly) teaches that “repentance is a change of mind resulting in a change of behavior.” That lie confuses Christian people, misleading them to think they are lost because of the sins in their life. I kindly confronted Pastor Redlin about this false teaching on July 22, 2021, which I had heard Pastor Timothy Zacharias teach the night before at Wednesday night Bible study.

On a particular Sunday, Pastor Redlin announced a class at church on how to more effectively share the Gospel, which attendees were asked to pay $10 for the class. I was disgusted when I heard that, considering that Campus Church took in $3,500,000 in 2020. They finished the fiscal year with $1,200,000 in the bank. All that cheddar in the bank, and you're going to charge people $10 to learn how to be a better soulwinner? That is so sad!

I sat for the entire summer, being tormented at each Wednesday night Bible study at Campus Church, watching poisonous Ken Ham Young Earth Creation (YEC) videos. Ken Ham is a false prophet, who is wrong about a YEC, and moreover, he is wrong on the Gospel. Ken Ham requires people to repent “of your sin” to be saved, which is a Devil's lie nowhere taught in the inspired King James Bible.

So I Left Campus Church In September of 2021 in Frustration

I had caught COVID-19, was surviving out of a suitcase in a cheap hotel, was lonely and tired. I was emotionally down and sensitive, and my feelings deeply hurt by Pastor Redlin's insensitive remarks. So I criticized him and PCC on social media. I wanted to get his attention. In many ways I admit that I am like a big teenager, for which I make no apologies. I like who I am. I love people, am responsible, but get my feelings hurt easily. That is the flipside of being a caring person. The Bible says that pastors are supposed to have servant's hearts, but Jeff Redlin and Tim Zacharias are BULLIES! Once you offend them and hurt their feelings, it is over! That is only true of carnal men. Ephesians 4:28-31 says we are supposed to be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving one of another. Hey, what if the immoral man in 2nd Corinthians chapter 7, who had sinned but then repented, was forbidden to come back to church? Paul said to receive him back, lest he be overwhelmed.

All Pastor Redlin had to say to me is: “David, you are forgiven. Of course you can come back to Campus Church, but we do ask that you first remove all your criticisms from social media against us.” I would have gladly done so. But instead Pastor Redlin throws “consequences” in my face, telling me that I cannot come to their church anymore. Literally, Redlin told me that they think it would be in the best interests of the Kingdom of Heaven that I go elsewhere to find a church. Best interests of the Kingdom of God? What the hell has Jeff Redlin been smoking in his office? What jerks! How about: “Go fuddrucker yourself Jeff Redlin!” I am done trying to get along with fools. I am done rolling over, barking, jumping through hoops, playing dead and trying to make peace with a group of pompous arrogant high-minded religious Pharisees. God sees my heart, and He sees their pride. I don't hate Pastor Redlin, quite the contrary. I hate what God hates, pride and arrogancy. Proverbs 8:13, The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

The ONLY reason Jeff Redlin emailed me yesterday, was so that he could technically say that they forgave me on paper; but the truth is that they haven't forgiven me in reality, because I am not even allowed to attend Campus Church anymore. How can you help people grow spiritually if they are not allowed to come to church? Their excuse is that there are other churches. I clearly explained to Pastor Redlin that I do not have a church family at this time, but he couldn't care less, as usual.

I went through this same situation with the Goddamned Harvest Baptist Church on Guam (Galatians 1:8-9). Pastor Marty Herron (that devil in the flesh) and Gary Walton (his ungodly incompetent successor), refused to allow me to attend Harvest for 7 years (2014-2021). I begged and pleaded with him three times, but Pastor Herron verbatim said: “Go elsewhere to attend church.” And now Jeff Redlin has that same blood on his hands. I am just getting started exposing the PCC camp. I hate when self-righteous pastors refuse to give people a second chance. I tried to make peace with Campus Church. I poured out my heart to them. But they sadly don't care! They piss on my heart, just like calloused bastards do. They are illegitimate pastors, not genuine men of God. I am done playing a stupid chess game with the foolish pastors of Campus Church. There is something very wrong with those guys. They don't love people. They don't walk close with the Lord. They don't give a damn. All they care about is their undeserved ridiculous 6-digit paychecks!

The truth is that Jeff Redlin and his sidekick Tim Zacharias are upset with me, because I called them out for preaching false doctrine on repentance, for charging money for soulwinning classes, for wickedly bidding Godspeed to the hellbound Bob Jones camp, for mistreating me when I attended Campus Church in 2021, and for not caring about hurting divorced people. The truth hurts! If the shoe fits, wear it Jeff Redlin! Since you don't want to be my friend, then we'll sadly just continue to be enemies, but it is solely by your hand alone. God knows that I sincerely tried to make peace with you. I am not a dog to jump through your hoops, waiting as a fool like Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch, waiting for The Great Pumpkin to arrive. There is no making peace with the PCC camp, because they are arrogant and have placed themselves in the place of God. Jeff Redlin's shameful words and behavior and equally as “consequential” as are mine. Redlin looks at everything from his selfish point of view, as if I am the only one who has to suffer the consequences. You might want to think a little harder Pastor Redlin, because consequences work both ways. I wanted to make peace, but you refused. You drew first blood. I begged you three times to come back to Campus Church, but you are a hard man.

I sincerely apologized to Pastor Redlin and the PCC camp, not for the things I said, but that I said them. I didn't want things to end up this way. I can have a big mouth sometimes. I know how to throw a fit online when I get upset. But I am harmless. I sincerely wish all the pastors who hold grudges against me, could know the pain of divorce and being lonely. I wish that they could all know what neuropathic burning of the nerves, and chronic neck pain 24/7 feels like. They don't, so my suffering means absolutely nothing to them. Oh how shallow men are, full of ego and resentment. I even told Pastor Redlin that I am mostly to blame, for being overly sensitive, and I still blame myself. But Pastor Redlin is to blame as well, and he has made some “consequential” remarks too. But because he is in already in a position of church leadership, he doesn't have to let me come back to church. Either way he still gets his $125,000 a year paycheck!

I truly feel sorry for the brainwashed kids at PCC. It is a cult. I feel sorry for the students, that they will end up being a cold-hearted academic type snob like Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias. I have tried to give the PCC camp every benefit of the doubt, but they just don't give a damn. They piss on my sincerity and heartfelt letters, because they think everyone is insincere like they are, but God sees my heart (that I DO CARE). SHAME on the pastors of Campus Church. SHAME on Pensacola Christian College. I did my best to reconcile with them, and I've waited several weeks now, but they just won't allow me to come back to Campus Church. I never promised to remove any criticisms from social media unless they allowed me to attend Campus Church again. That was my humble offer, but they have refused. At this point, after reading Pastor Redlin's horrible comments yesterday, I don't want to return to that hellhole, with a horrible judgmental senior pastor like that, who hates people and holds grudges. I am saddened about all this.

So the gloves are off! SHAME on the pastors of Campus Church. SHAME on Pensacola Christian College. I will expose them all over social media from now on, in thousands of places, every chance I get. But as a testimony before God and man, I tried and I tried and I tried to become friends with Pastor Redlin, but he is too hard-hearted and mean. All I wanted was to come back to church, but that was too much for Jeff Redlin to handle. People just want to be loved.

Sadly, PCC just threw me under the bus and left me for dead. I contacted them in an attempt to make peace, but they never did contact me. I have shown love and a willingness to reconcile, but they have looked for any reason to forbid me from attending their Campus Church. Consequently, I sit home on Sunday nights and Wednesday and really have no church family in Pensacola. The church that I have been visiting here and there, couldn't care less if I leave and never return. After attending the church a couple times each month since October of 2021, neither the pastor or his father (who is also a retired pastor) has ever initiated a single conversation with me. No one from the church has ever asked where I live, or for my phone number. If I decided to leave and never return, they wouldn't know how to contact me. That is NOT a church family!

Tragically, to their utter shame, PCC doesn't give a damn about me as a hurting human being. There is no love or compassion at PCC, only rules, rules and more rules; and if you offend them in any way they will show you the door immediately, with no chance of restoration. I humbly offered to do whatever they require to make peace, but they refused. What does that say about PCC leaders? It says that people mean nothing to them. All they care about is protecting the cult's public image and luring new students into their cult. People just want to be loved.

jRedlin@campuschurch.com and info@campuschurch.com

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