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We wish to be factual as we can on Church Watch Central. If there is any information on ChurchWatch Central that you think is not accurate, please contact us at c3churchwatch@hotmail.com. All constructive criticism will be appreciated.

Why We Started This Site:

This site exists solely to identify and warn people about the dangerous ‘churches’, sects and movements that we monitor. We do not ask for or take money from any people or organisations.

Originally starting as a group of concerned pastors, elders and church members from various denominations around Australia on Facebook, the main focus of Church Watch Central is to warn and inform people about these counterfeit churches, sects and movements those both inside and outside the movement. We ask that you pray for those caught up in these movements.

What We Do:

This site is about monitoring various sects and movements that claim to be Christian. While many Christians are snared by numerous sects and movements, these groups, although they use Christian language, concepts and literature, more often reflect the values, philosophies and and ideas of modern culture. Thus they often present a counterfeit or hybrid Christianity.

1. We  WATCH ‘church’ values by critically examining their beliefs.
2. We DISCERN their teachings by comparing their doctrines, behaviours and methods to the historical texts of the bible.
3. We INVESTIGATE ‘church’ histories, knowing their influences, sources and attempt to define their language and ideas.
4. We MONITOR ‘church’ visions, events/issues and outcomes and compare them to the standards of the gospel and New Testament church, revealed in the New Testament scriptures.
5. We TEST ‘church’ leaders’ spirituality by comparing the Persons of the Trinity as seen the bible with their ‘God’ encounters, their ‘Jesus’ and their prophecies from God.

Our Story:

Founded by pastors, elders and members from various denominations around Australia (now with pastoral contributors from around the world), CWC investigates and publishes news on controversies, reports on scandals, resources on discernment and tools to identify cults and sects. Originally they were founded in Australia on:

God holds pastors and leaders of His church to a higher standard. James 3:1

When elders and members presented their biblical concerns to the leadership, rather than consider these concerns prayerfully, they were instead maligned by the C3 founder, who making obscene gestures from the pulpit with his hands, told ‘ChurchWatchers to grow a pair’.

As a result, rather than ‘disappear’, through God’s providence this ‘anonymous’ group instead grew and gained publicity. Often reported, quoted and sourced in Asian news groups (ChannelNewsAsia, AsiaOne, EmeritusTimes, Straits Times, TR Emeritus) due to their footage and audio coverage of the City Harvest Church Singapore financial scandal, arrest, trial and jail for the accused. On 31 July 2014, CWC began to report on the CHC cult, resulting in CWC founding CHCchurchwatch.com, reporting on the massive scandal around Kong Hee and the network that was backing him.

From the beginning, CWC have been reporting on David Yonggi Cho’s ‘Yoido Full Gospel Church’ (YFGC), the biggest ‘church’ in the world.

Due to eldership unrest in YFGC, CWC launched yoidofullgospelchurchwatch (no longer available) on 22 September 2014. Our coverage on the outrageous financial scandals of CHC, YFGC, C3 and the sexual abuse cover-up at Hillsong (Hillsong were summoned to a Royal Commission on institutional response to child sexual abuse) fuelled our content to appear on search engines around the world. This resulted in a surge of people asking if we could investigate  churches and movements they attend, and to address other religious scandals, with these requests continuing through to this day. In 2014, a successful effort was made by C3, CHC and Hillsong to remove our YouTube channel. After much discussion and planning, we launched Church Watch Central on 6 December 2014. This meant we could upload all our own videos and cover any ‘church’, scandal and controversy in one place.

Our global coverage across these cults has been accessed by the New York Times, Christian Post, Christianity Today, Religious News Service, Pulpit & Pen and countless blogs, forums, podcasts, YouTube channels, the Bible Society and even ‘gag-rags’ such as Charisma Magazine. Although Church Watch Central often engages with reporters from CNN, Fox News, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and other news organisations around the world to provide primary sources end reliable resources in their reporting, CWC does not conduct ‘personal interviews’.

We are often questioned about the ‘anonymity’ of leaders and members of our CWC team. The cults and movements we monitor can be dangerous and some are quite prepared to destroy the reputations of people who expose their false teaching. The original core CWC team has changed significantly, growing both in membership and who they are accountable to. For instance, the late Ken Silva played a major role as an accountability pastor. As a result, all CWC team members have pastoral oversight from their own church communities. The ‘polemics’ road has not been easy. Thank you for your ongoing prayers, love and support. Thank you, all those dear discerning believers who continue to contact our site with encouraging emails and thank you to those sharing the many articles we post. It’s a blessing for us to help and support so many as you come out of deception – a journey we have taken ourselves. Your stories encourage us to continue us and give strength ‘to keep on keeping on’.

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Email all comments and questions to c3churchwatch@hotmail.com

14 replies

  1. Would like to know more about Harvest church in Addison

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  2. Well done on your new role with Crime Stoppers.

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  3. Not a bad salary.

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  4. Can someone tell me what c3 means and also what do the c3 churches say it means.

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  5. I like to pass your site on but first can you answer: What does your symbol represent/mean? It reminds me of the Freemason “all seeing eye”

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  6. I understand your concept of your mission but I find your logo just as deceiving as freemasonry/illuminati symbolism is deceiving. I’m not one to judge but I try my best to live by my convictions and the scripture that states in
    1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from ALL appearance of evil.

    Just food for thought.
    God bless

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    • Thanks for visiting our sites, Lady Sarah.

      “One problem with emphasizing the appearance of evil is that it can make us slaves to the perceptions of others. There will always be someone who thinks that something you are doing is wrong, or that it looks wrong to him. So, rather than spending our time getting to know God and serving Him, we worry about the possibility that someone, somewhere, might misconstrue our actions. In the same letter that he wrote about avoiding evil, Paul wrote, “Just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:4). Our goal is to live righteously before God, not to comply with others’ arbitrary standards of conduct.”

      http://www.gotquestions.org/appearance-of-evil.html

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  7. Why did my response post get deleted?

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  8. Was wondering…

    It looks like a sound idea when…
    ChurchWatch mentions checking out these suspect churches with the Bible.

    2 – “…comparing their doctrines, behaviours and methods
    to the historical texts of the bible.”

    4 – “…and compare them to the standards of the gospel
    and **New Testament church,** revealed in the New Testament scriptures.

    WHY WE STARTED THIS SITE
    “We started as a group of concerned **leaders,** **pastors** and elders
    from **various denominations** around Australia on Facebook.”
    ++++++++++

    But…
    In the Bible, “the NT scripture,” can ChurchWatch name…

    Any of His Disciples who belonged to **various denominations?**

    Any of His Disciples who called them self pastor? Or leader?
    Any of His Disciples who called another Disciple pastor? Or leader?
    Any of His Disciples who took the “Title/Postion” pastor? Or leader?
    Any of His Disciples who was Hired, or Fired, as a pastor? Or leader?

    Seems, in the Bible…
    NOT one of His Disciples belonged to **various denominations.**
    NOT one of His Disciples called them self pastor. Or leader. Or reverend.

    What did His Disciples know 2000 years ago?
    That those who desire to be known as pastor/leader/reverend, miss today?

    What is popular is NOT always “Truth.”
    What is “Truth” is NOT always popular.

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  9. Hi I can certainly tell you about my experience with the Leadership at Churchlands as I was a member there for over 10 years until I resigned in January 2015. john McElroy calls himself an Apostle but I can tell you He missed the mark big time and the story will be coming our very soon as People need to know the truth of the leadership of this church

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