Scary People in Ministry
Since we dumped our cable TV a few months ago, we have rarely missed it. The kids found plenty of other things to do without the boob tube and we don’t know how we had time to watch it. But last weekend we visited a home where they were watching some of the Christian channels on their cable, many of which we had never seen. We flipped around from channel to channel, listening and observing, wondering at first if maybe we were missing out on some interesting programming.
Nope. We weren’t. It’s a small wonder that so many in the world think Christianity is a joke. Watching some of these Christian shows was downright embarrassing! These are people who preach and teach daily or weekly, and gain entrance to the homes and minds of hundreds of thousands of people….and more than a couple of them should be cause for an automatic lockout on the channels. Many of them are fodder for late night comedians, and frankly, they are so laughably awful, it’s understandable. Why do people with a brain take these clowns seriously….and more importantly, why do they believe these pathetic hucksters are preaching truth…and why do they NOT give an ear to REAL preachers who have present truth to share right from the Bible?
I’m not talking just about Jim and Tammy Bakker, although that is the most prominent name that comes to mind when you talk about ridiculous women in ministry. Jay Leno joked once about Tammy Faye wearing Sears Weatherbeater Makeup…good line! But she’s off the scene, long gone and out of the public eye. Meanwhile there are several divas of Christian programming that should be shuffled off the scene. Like Jan Crouch of TBN. She makes my skin crawl! The pink hair in that Dolly Parton/Little Bo Peep cross and 4 inch fake eyelashes. Is she a drag queen? Ugh, just HIDEOUS. But worse than that is the spiritual arm-twisting of TBN when it comes to getting people to send them money. That makes me FURIOUS. Just listen to this clip:
And we caught the tail end of another show, which was pretty good, actually. Then they brought on their matriarch and when that face flashed up on the screen we all said out loud, almost simultaneously, “What is THAT?” The ministry is called “The Awakening Hour” but none of the men in the room wanted any awakening to a face like that. Wouldn’t it be a kindness to give this woman a tasteful makeover for a Christmas gift or something???
Ugh and double ugh! The makeup was bad enough, but watching this woman try to read a teleprompter was downright painful. I don’t care if her husband WAS the late founder, putting her in front of a camera is a disservice to sanity. The scary woman, Dr. Freda Crews, now has a show of her own, called Time For Hope. We can only HOPE that time will persuade her that she’s NOT really TV host material.
September 8, 2015 @ 6:54 pm
WOW! I was stunned when I came across Dr. Crews on her program. I have never heard of her.
When I saw Jan Crouch years past I really felt sorry for her. I wondered does she know how she comes across to the audience and to her friends with the unsightly hair and makeup?? I really don’t understand why she can’t be told or given advice or a helping hand with that makeup issue. It is not pretty nor becoming nor real. I just don’t GET IT!!
Then I come across for the first time – Dr. Crews – and I was shocked. We just had a popular pagan even here in Santa Fe, NM – in which a big Old Man Gloom is burned and Dr. Crews face especially the eyebrows are almost a match. It is incredible. I am still blown away from Dr. Crews’ makeup……. Please help her!!!!! Be kind enough to tell her how BADLY she looks and how embarrassing she comes across to her audience to include her TV program……….
God Help both Jan Crouch and Dr. Crews………….. Beauty is simply that – BEAUTY……..
January 27, 2016 @ 9:08 pm
I sent emails to the program stated as You, for her sake with kindness advise her,for its embarrassing.
September 7, 2016 @ 5:47 pm
She is one SCARY looking woman! I will NOT allow my children to watch her! Not only her looks, but she teaches absolute B.S. regarding “the Church”! She condemns other Churches for preaching precepts other than her own. She is a Friends with Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Joel Olsteen and Joyce Meyers; which ALL survive by making HUGE PROFITS and money off people and donations. 2Cor. 2-17 states, Unlike SO many, we DO NOT PEDDLE the Word of God for PROFIT! These people are merely SCAMMING true believers on TV.
This Scary woman, Jim Bakker (with new wife selling 30 year old food), the Swaggart Family, Creflo Dollar, Joel Olsteen, Joyce Meyer, Joni and Many other SCAM Artist “preachers” are going to do NOTHING for you in exchange for your prayer requests to them except POCKET YOUR MONEY! Read their Financial statements!
These SCAMMERS do NOTHING for others outside of a CON game! They ALL live opulent lifestyles with Jets, Mercedes, $Mega-Million homes, beautiful clothes and jewelry; even the “Scary woman”! Give to your local Church, and NOT these SCAM artists on this Tax-Free; IRS Scamming DayStar channel. These people have ALWAYS got a Scam for you to Donate to; but have NEVER actually helped with your money!
Check it out for yourself On-LIne! These people give NOTHING to others! Just like the Swaggarts, they did not EVER build 50 schools or churches in Haiti; NOR did Daystar build Bomb shelters in Israel! STOP being such fools, and give to the local church you trust-and check them out! STOP Wasting your money!!!
June 8, 2016 @ 5:53 pm
Just today I came upon Freda Crews program holy smoke I was shocked. Doesn’t she look at a mirror and check herself out. Someone please break it to her gently she absolutely looks ridiculous and her eyebrows look like giant black worms. She must be blind or in denial.
June 15, 2016 @ 5:44 pm
I just want to make sure the author and those that commented are checking their reasons for posting such negative comments. While yes these women may be the brunt of many jokes, i would be more concerned about the message you’re sending about Christianity. Please be sure we are showing the love of Christ in our comments. Agree that some messages may be misleading and these are things we are called to reveal with love. But is calling someone out because they look different than we think they should what would please God? Just something to think about.
July 30, 2016 @ 11:42 am
Freda Crews reminds me of Betty Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
September 7, 2016 @ 6:23 pm
Marcus and Joni Lamb, owners of Daystar are the ULTIMATE SCAM ARTISTS!!! The “Preachers” they promote do NOTHING in exchange for your “first fruits” OR claims to be helping Israel. They are ALL about money!
We have VISITED Israel, and there is NO EVIDENCE of DayStar, or their affiliates helping, per their CLAIMS!
WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING, you ask? Into their pockets! They are Scamming you out of money, and you can verify this FACT for yourself on-line! OUCH! It hurt my mother and me as well! My mother gave MANY thousands of dollars, (my inheritance) to DayStar, Jimmy Swaggart and other Scamming “Evangelists”. Not ONE of them contacted her as she died; but continued to ask me for MORE money after she died! DAYSTAR; Marcus nor Joni, EVER acknowledged my mother’s death; or sent a card in appreciation for the MANY thousands of Dollars she sent to them to support their SELFISH MINISTRY. I received NO contact or “Thank you” from EITHER Jimmy Swaggart Ministries or DayStar from my mother’s $900,000 donations! How would that make YOU feel? DayStar represents SCAM Artists, and Swaggart
has been a TOTAL SCAM ARTIST since getting caught with hookers in 1988 and 1991! He is “Of God”, Ya!