Correction in Friday News Report
In the Friday Church News Notes for February 8, 2013, we published the following report from the Fundamentalist Digest edited by Don Jasmin:
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH’S CHARISMATIC “GUEST WORSHIP LEADER” (Friday Church News Notes, February 8, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Prominent Independent Baptist Church Invites Worship Leader from Charismatic-Pentecostal Based Church,” The Fundamentalist Digest, February-March 2013: “Under the leadership of its pastor, Dr. Tom Messer, Trinity Baptist Church [TBC] Jacksonville, FL, a well-known independent Baptist Church, has been rapidly moving in the last few years in a New-Evangelical, pro-Charismatic and CCM rock music direction. TBC recently participated in the national New-Evangelical ‘Back to Church’ [BTC] Sunday in Sept. 2012. On the BTC Sunday, TBC featured as the ‘Guest Worship Leader’ Regi Stone, the ‘worship leader’ at the Christ Church, Nashville, TN. According to its official website, Christ Church unashamedly identifies its ‘roots’ as being ‘in the Pentecostal/ Charismatic renewal.’ ... Christ Church is ecumenically slanted. The church has as one of its goals ‘to encourage outreach and involvement with other congregations in an effort to mend denominational divisiveness and serve Nashville as the unified body of Christ.’ That TBC has completely sold out to the contemporizing worldly religious rock craze is evidenced by the fact TBC’s official church calendar notes that ‘Sandy Patti & Friends’ was scheduled for a concert on Jan. 27, 2013.”
We were contacted by Daniel Riddick, Director of Communications at Trinity, and he said that Regi Stone was at Trinity in 2011 rather than 2012, and that Sandi Patti & Friends were not scheduled for a concert this January.