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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ecclesia College Hired a Woman for $50,000 - A Friend of Woods.
Indictment: 3 state grants key in scheme

Oren Paris II began the tiny college as a one-year YWAM training facility. His widow Inez is on the board and on the payroll.
 Oren Paris III.
His son is Oren Paris IV.

Indictment: 3 state grants key in scheme:

"According to the indictment, Ecclesia College would write checks, approved by Paris, to a consulting firm owned by Shelton "as a pass-through." Shelton, a mutual friend of Paris and Woods, would deposit the checks and make payments to Woods, it says.

Paris did not tell his college's board he paid $267,000 to a consulting business owned by his friend until October 2015, after federal investigators questioned him about it, his indictment says.

In one transaction, Paris authorized $50,000 to Shelton's firm on Sept. 27, 2013 -- the same day Paris signed an agreement for the college to accept a $200,000 state General Improvement Fund grant, the indictment says. Shelton used the $50,000 that day to open an account for his business, which had been incorporated the day before, the document reads.

Less than a week later, on or about Oct. 1, 2013, Shelton transferred by wire $40,000 from that business account directly into the personal bank account of Woods, who had directed the grant to the college.

The college's board of governance awarded Paris a $25,000 bonus Oct. 3, 2013 -- the day the college deposited the check, the indictment says."

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The indictment says another benefit to Woods was that Paris agreed to hire a friend of Woods as an administrative assistant. That person is not named in the indictment. The woman received a $7,000 hiring bonus and a $43,000 annual salary.
Attempts to reach seven members of Ecclesia's governance board Friday were not successful.

GJ - I remember Oren III suddenly having an executive assistant. Faculty were enrolled in a sanctification course authored by Oren Paris II, and she was in charge of grading the lessons! I demurred.

Exodus 23:8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

2 Timothy 3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
 The predicted massive expansion never happened.
No dorms were built.
The college added a large room to an old building
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Patheos - January 5th - Read More at this Link

A news report out of Arkansas sounds ominous for some of the blog’s favorite people.
Ecclesia College received $200,000 from an Arkansas government agency to build a building on campus. According to the report a sitting State Representative took a $18,000 bribe in order to funnel the money to Ecclesia.
This isn’t the first time Ecclesia benefited from public funds. The school received $592,000 via the same discretionary fund in calendar years 2013 and 2014. Only the Arkansas Energy Office received a higher amount of funding over the same period.  Despite lack of regional accreditation, Arkansas tax dollars have been spent lavishly on Ecclesia.