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Dr. Horton has run off another pastor. Pastor Neal Jackson resigned on Sunday.

August 19, 2009
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Dr. Horton has run off another pastor. Pastor Neal Jackson resigned on Sunday.

August 19, 2009
Dr. Neal Jackson

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Pastorj, I take it that you know something that we do not know, some inside information for instants.

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I read nothing in those statements that leads me to believe that Dr. Horton "ran off" yet another pastor. Can you explain how Pastor Jackson was run off, please.

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This really is upsetting. Reason being ---announced soon before students return. We loved Paster Shetler and still wish it was an option that he would return. DR. Mullenix I have heard preach and his heart is certainly serving the LORD. This is upsetting news but it is in the LORD"s hands and I trust Him to supply our need. We will be praying and praying!! Please pray the LORD will send who He want's in this position. I know the LORD has the best for His people in the church and in the school. Otherwise I say --come LORD Jesus!! Selfish I know but I would so love His coming these days. Please pray for Pensacola Christan College as we go thru pastoral changes again.

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As an alumist of the school and former staff member, I know first hand that Pastor Taylor was run off in the 80's. I was on staff and I have spoken with Dr. Taylor. Pastor Shettler stepped down voluntarily after Dr. Horton put a lot of pressure on him to leave. I have spoke with Pastor Streeter personally and know how and why he left. I see no reason to believe anything other than he has done the same to Dr. Jackson.

Take a look at his comments.

Dr. Horton offered to have a "going away reception" and Dr. Jackson resigned because, "we need to make the transition as quickly and easily as possible". I have pastored and left two churches. At one there was a reception and at the other, I got out as quickly as possible.

Dr. Jackson is a wonderful man and was an excellent pastor. I have been told of the many changes he has made to the Campus church in just the short time he was there.

This is very typical of Dr. Horton. A couple things folks need to know about PCC.
1. They are not local church - The pastor of the Campus church is hired and fired by Dr. Horton, not the congregation. The church is subject to the College.
2. Dr. Horton is officially the Senior Pastor at the Campus Church. You can check the records filed with the State of Florida for non-profit organizations. He is a person who wants to be in full control.
3. Dr. Mullenix was "privately ordained" by Pensacola after Pastor Shettler resigned. Ordinations are not private.

Until Dr. & Mrs. Horton retire, the college will continue to go in the dangerous path they are heading to. They had a very difficult time finding a pastor who would submit himself to the authority of Dr. Horton last time around. It will be no different this time.

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Wow, nobody can cut the mustard with you can they Pastorj?

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We know a man who used to be a pastor who acts that way too and has done some other things. Some pretty despicable. We will die trying to keep that man out of the pulpit. Keep telling it like it is Pastorj. Church members all across this country need to grow a spine and deal with the dictator types. Funny thing is, we were told a while back that this man's daughters are students at Pensacola. If so, then they should feel right at home. I feel sorry for them. CJP56.

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Funny thing is, we were told a while back that this man's daughters are students at Pensacola.

Wow! Doesn't seem like they should be old enough to be in college already!!! Time flies...

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There be lots of churches around that have a person who thinks they own and run the church, the church my wife grew up in was that way. At this time he has Alzheimer's, and the church seems to be coming back to where it ought to have been years ago.

I read a book once, the writer made a statement something like this, this should not be so, but some churches has to have one or 2 members to die out before it can be what it should be.

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Pastor Jackson's kids were in the Pensacola Christian Academy, not the college to my understanding.

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They are talking about someone else...

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My son and best friend have been praying for a Revival all year on campus--along with a few guys that will show up now and again. They liked Pastor Jackson and we all loved Pastor Shetler. I don't know what's happening but I know whatever is going on that the LORD is in control. My son prays that PCC is there for his children. He has been realy confused-as I have-about these changes but instead of doing anything else He prays, prays and prays. I know I can learn a great deal from him and am trying to do just that with knowledge that only the LORD can solve these pastoral problems.

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I would have to know the background and the foreground before I could comment. I don't know anything about any of them.

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I'm currently a junior at PCC and it was real sad when Pastor Jackson. Left. I do not believe Dr. Horton ran him off however he is a very business like man and does things his way. However that does not make him anyless godly than anyone else. Also PCC Campus Church says in its statement of faith it acts like unto a baptist church, not exactly like a baptist church. Something was not right in why he left, but if we were to know than we would. It is best to continue to serve God and help out our brothers in Christ regardless if we accept their decisions or not.

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jdschlopcc, Nice to hear a PCC student comment!!! Your off the campus when you posted here... Am I correct? It's all in the Lord's perfect will and timing. Just pray for Godly wisdom of those in charge. As for the student body, would you pray for Revival among the student body? My son called maybe a little over a week ago reporting 100 student's recieved the Lord in one service preached by a visiting Pastor. Could he be a new Pastor at PCC soon. I cann't help but wonder?! Grace

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From what I was told, by a staff member who is friends with Dr. Jackson, he told Dr. Horton that he planned to resign and was willing to stay as long as Dr. Horton wanted him to. That conversation occurred the morning of his resignation. Dr. Jackson was told that night would be his final message (OBviously no celebration as Dr. Horton claimed he offered). Dr. Horton also gave him 7 days to be out of staff housing.

This is very typical of Dr. Horton. It is interesting that attendance at the college was announced at a little over 4000 students enrolled this fall. That is down from almost 5200 students just two years ago. Many IFB churches are withdrawing their support of Pensacola. It will continue to get worse until a change in leadership occurs.

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Well I know something is definitly wrong there. I loved listening to Shetler preach and was sadden he left. I also liked Jackson and wondered why I didn't hear him anymore. When Shetler left we got the news in our church that Jim Hutchenson (my Pastor's son) was not going to teach there anymore he was the dean of arts. I heard that Rich Tozour who graduated there was told he could no longer go to PCC and preach because he had preached at BOB Jones University and that my Pastor no longer recomends PCC. So I do know it has something to do with the Hortons but really don't know any details. I do listen to rejoice FM because it's the only desent radio station to listen to in my area. On the internet I like WBLW or WOAK.

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I graduated with Rich and he was told that he would need to stop preaching at churches, camps and colleges associated with BJU.

PCC adopted a tetruiary idea of separation. What this means is that BJU is bad and the Wilds associates with BJU, so I must break fellowship with the Wilds. It also means that if your church sends kids to the Wilds, you are bad also.

Not very Biblical, but that is their position.

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I am not going to lie...that is pretty messed up. If what you say is true, I don't know why any man would want to preach under him.

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They had a very hard time finding a pastor the last time. A lot of good men turned them down. It will be even more difficult this time.

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Pastorj, I know a great deal about what your speaking. When a Christian College informs others that they won't be King James Only but Only King James. They are making a statement that is well understood in the Christian community but not by newbie's or the "church attenders" only group. PCC is KJO and another school now has made a stand that they aren't. They have also changed their interpertation of the Bible over the years about like races "dating" like races! First in the early 80's it wasn't Biblical then it changed to" if your parent's give you permission." Now that's not what God's word say's?? My God is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!!!! Now this other school also allows girls to wear pants at times. This is a disagreement here... I have gathered from reading post on the subject here in the past. However you stand on this issue... I again have a prOBlem with God's Word saying one thing and then later they state it say's another. PCC's stand on not associationing with groups that decided to gather or fellowship with the NOT King James Only anymore is called SEPARATION! The Lord calls for this when Brethren call themselves Brethren and do these types of things. The new head of the other school is NOT the Fundamentalist that his father or Grandfather was when the school began. Do some real research! You are angry with PCC. I know because you told me so yourself. I don't know what happen between PCC and you but I will say it isn't fitting that you seemed actually joyful in their decline over student enrollment! You should be on your knee's praying for a Revival and whatever healing you feel need's to be done with the Administration! To want a Godly Christian College to fall that stands on King James Only and doesn't waver on standards is a precious gift from the Lord! There aren't many left or have you not noticed?? One major Baptist College is now teaching Baptist Brider doctrine!! This concerns me way more than your acusation that Dr. Horton is power hungry. PCC isn't perfect because we are all still in our fleshly bodies. Yes, the church and the school are combined. Do the Pastorial student's only learn from that church? NO! They do internship's or a mission's trip instead one summer and learn and work under other IFB KJO churches every summer for 10 weeks. I have remained quiet and prayed for your heart to soften in this area. Instead it seem's you are becoming bitter. I'm sorry you feel such disappointment or pain about whatever happen but is this really the way the Lord is telling you to handle those feelings? There is still too much of the Lord's work for you to be His man and desire the fall of this institution. Please remember there are students there serving the Lord with all their heart-not all but do they all in your church? They pray for hours, witness every chance they get, call my home with prayer request for people they are agonizing over! I see more service for the Lord out of pure joy for His free gift than I do from about a handful of adults surrounding me that are serving Him. I'm asking you Pastorj, will you join me in praying for a wonderful move of the Holy Spirit in hearts, changing lives and growing the administration at PCC into a institution you would proud to tell people," I graduated from there and let me tell you how the Lord has moved!" Can we do that along with many of the student's? The Lord will provide the Pastor that the the Church and the PCC student's need. I'm just going to trust in His plans! in Christ, His by Grace

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Great post His by Grace! I went there for only one semester back in '93. I would have gone back but just couldn't get the funds together. I loved it there. My brother teaches Bible there so I get a little defensive when people put the school down.

I happened upon a homeschooling forum not too long ago and they were bashing PCC saying how strict it was and how it scarred their friends/family members for life or how they turned away from the faith because of the strictness of PCC. I agree that we need to be thankful that PCC has that kind of reputation. The rules are there for a reason, to remove any temptations that could cuase you to stumble.

In regards to the Hortons, what he's doing is between him and God. As long as he's in God's Will, I have no prOBlems with his actions. My Dad's Pastor is close to retirement and over the past several years, the Pastor has gone to the extreme right of how he's conducting his ministry. For example, nothing but hymns are allowed to be sung during the service. His reasoning was if he goes to the extreme right, then the next Pastor wouldn't bring it too far to the left. Did I explain that well? Maybe that would explain Horton's actions. Just a thought.

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I must admit I've been out of the loop as to current events in Christian colleges. I've always thought that PCC was too liberal compared to IFB approved Christian colleges.

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In response to HisByGrace... All Bible colleges have rules that are non-Biblical, meaning that the issue addressed by the rule isn't addressed in the Bible.

If BJU said their "no races dating" rule was based on the Bible, then they were wrong because the Bible doesn't say that "races" shouldn't date. When they changed that rule, I applauded them. It really was a cultural rule, not a Biblical one.

That was just one example pulled from your post.

And PCC standing against BJU isn't about separation as much as it is rivalry... both colleges have their positives and negatives.

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