Pastor Jeff Redlin Has No Love For People

by David J. Stewart
June 2023

John 15:17, “These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
1st John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

       Good day dear reader! I hope you had a great week! I was reading the Bible this morning and read a story about Jeff Redlin, the senior pastor at Pensacola Christian College's (PCC) Campus Church. ...

Luke 10:31-32, “And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.”

This so-called campus “church” is located right on the camp grounds of PCC, hence Campus Church. But in actuality, it is a campus chapel for their thousands of students to meet three times weekly. Unfortunately, there is no love among PCC's leaders and pastors. They only desire to make money, and they take in tens of millions of dollars annually.

Kindly said, Jeff Redlin is a coward just like this priest and the Levite in the following Scripture passage. It’s easy to pretend you don’t care about hurting people and look the other way, or walk on the other side of the street. Pastor Redlin neglects hurting people. We should not neglect people because of their situation, especially when they are hurting, wounded or in pain.

God knows that I sincerely love people. I love everybody. You cannot be right with God and selectively decide who to love and who not to love. God loves everyone, whether it be the most faithful saint or the vilest sinner. God is not fond of sinners, but he unconditionally loves everyone, which is why He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, into the world to save sinners. John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Sadly, they condemn individual people at PCC.

The fact of the matter is that since August 2, 2022 I have been banned in writing (in an email sent to me by Pastor Jeff Redlin), saying that my remarks on social media were consequential so that I can no longer attend their Campus Church anymore. It didn't matter that I sincerely apologized multiple times to both Redlin and PCC leaders (I mailed three separate letters; two to Campus Church's pastors, and one to PCC). This was in July of 2022. I sent one letter and never heard back from anyone. After 4 weeks had lapsed, I mailed 2 more letters, including one to PCC. Again, no one bothered to respond.

In these apologetic letters, I couldn't have been more friendly, humble, docile and desirous to reconcile. I made them a conditional promise to stop criticizing their ministry if they would just permit me to attend Campus Church. Again, my promise was conditional that they first agree to let me come back to church. In my heart of hearts I didn't think that they would forgive me, nor allow me to return to Campus Church, which is why I criticized them in the first place on social media, because they HAVE NO LOVE FOR INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE AT CAMPUS CHURCH OR PCC. The fact of the matter is that I still am banned from attending Campus Church in 2023. God sees their hatred and wickedness at Pensacola Christian College. This is not how Christians are supposed to treat each other.

James 2:1-9, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.  For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?  Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”

They are ungodly respecters of persons at PCC and Campus Church, clearly evidenced by how they are mistreating me, their Christian brother. All I humbly requested was for their love, patience and understanding toward me. I kindly explained that I am 54 years old (in 2021) and that I suffer constantly from stenosis and radiculitis in my cervical (neck) spinal cord. I survive with continual neck pain. At the time I was surviving out of a suitcase in a cheap hotel, because I had just moved 10,000 miles from Guam to Pensacola. I had no friends or family here, wanting to start a new life. From the very first day that I met Jeff Redlin, he was a coward who didn't care. I told him at the church's 4th of July picnic in 2021 that I was homeless, sleeping in Walmart's parking lot on Mobile Highway. He couldn't have cared less.

The Woodspring Suites Hotel in Pensacola where I had made housing arrangements a month in advance, cancelled my entire 30-day reservation. My plane was delayed by 17 hours because United Airlines stupid plane on Guam had an idiot light lit on the dashboard. By law a plane cannot fly with any warning light lit. So, I missed my connecting flight in Honolulu to Denver. Since Guam is 15 hours in time ahead of Pensacola, I contacted the hotel ahead of my anticipated arrival time. I told them that they could bill my credit card upfront for my entire stay, including the missed day. Those ungodly rotten jerks cancelled my $55 per night 30-day reservation, so that they could charge $400 per night over the 4th of July weekend. Hotels are as wicked as the Devil! God will judge and punish them!!!

To add insult to injury, when I kindly explained to Pastor Redlin what had happened at the 4th of July picnic, I saw his startled face, seeing that he didn't know what to do. To my sadness and dismay, Redlin just walked away, not caring that I would be sleeping in Walmart's parking lot again that night, and the next. I knew there and then what type of person Jeff Redlin is—A COWARD! In the days to follow, I wrote a sincere email which took me hours to compose, to introduce myself to Pastor Redlin. My email was fairly lengthy, unloading my heart and burdens to what I had expected to be a man of God who cared about people. To my horror, I discovered the exact oppossite!

I kindly explained that my wife divorced me in 2006, and that it had been 15 years of utter loneliness and pain of soul. I sincerely mentioned in a single brief comment that I hoped to find a wife at Campus Church, since it was so big. But God knows this was never my intention for attending Campus Church for its size; the thought just had crossed my mind. It is certainly understandable that a man, with a desire for companionship and intimacy with a woman, would seek to remarry after 15 years. Yet, Pastor Redlin literally scolded me for coming to church to find a wife. But he misjudged my intentions, just like Peter did the words of Christ in John 21:22-23, “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?” In the same way, Redlin misjudged my words and condemned me. Honestly, a pastor is a fool to scold a 54-year-old man, who simply shared his heavy burden that he wants to find a wife. What a cold-hearted person Redlin truly is, which I say to his utter shame and incompetence as a pastor.

One of our txt passages of Scripture is from 1st John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” It is clear why the Apostle John (the disciple whom Jesus loved), made this tremendous statement (and remember, ALL Scripture is inspired by God, meaning that God authored these words). John made this statement, distinguishing between merely telling people that you love them with your mouth or church stationary, versus actually loving people and truth in your heart of hearts. The official business slogan of PCC's Campus Church is: “LOVING GOD! LOVING PEOPLE!” But as John pointed out for us, these are mere words written on a piece of paper, a church invitation flyer. The PCC camp are 100% guilty of loving in WORD ONLY. They do not love individual people in DEED nor in TRUTH. I say “individual” because PCC only cares about the group as a whole. They will superficially tell the group that they love them. PCC welcomes the group from the Campus Church pulpit and from college's administrative office. But individual people (especially those who, like me, are hurting) receive no genuine love at PCC or their shameful Campus Church. I seriously don't even think Jeff Redlin knows what it means to love a person. I am convinced that he thinks that he knows how to love, but by observing his behavior firsthand for several months, I can say without hesitation that this unspiritual sickly man has no comprehension of the love of God.

Go search the internet for one of PCC's former female students, who was raped on PCC's campus, Samantha Field. PCC threw her under the bus, just like they did Allen Armentrout and me, and hundreds more victimized students and church members. Tragically, Campus Church is a cultish money-making machine, not in any true sense resemblant of a true New Testament local church. Campus Church took in $3,500,000 in 2020. Not bad for a cult! They finished the fiscal year in 2021 with $1,200,000 still in the bank. They gave $600,000 to PCC (Campus Church and PCC legally function as two separate entities for tax purposes). The name of the game at PCC is making lots more money (and Boy do they ever bring in the filthy lucre). Religious crime pays well! When you selectively decide who matters and who doesn't, you are a sickening CULT. Whereas the inspired Word of God commands us as God's children to love and care about everyone, so that there are no schisms in the Body of God (1st Corinthians 12:25); PCC patronizes hurting people, as they did Samantha Field, myself and countless others.

PCC treats people like trash! One Sunday morning after the church service I approached Pastor Redlin and kindly ask him why he had ignored my email for the past 10 days. I was hurt when in front of his lovely wife, he told me that even if I did find a woman to marry, he would never perform the wedding. I was bewildered, wondering what the hell was wrong with this idiot for a pastor. I had never asked him to perform a wedding, nor even hinted at such a thing. I hadn't even found a girlfriend yet! My question to him 10-days earlier was simply: “Am I welcomed at Campus Church as a divorced man who plans to get remarried?” One of their 23-year long PCC staff members kindly informed me (as a heads up) that many people either avoid entirely or have left PCC because they were divorced.

That is NOT Bible Christianity, patronizing divorced people. I mean, it is fine if PCC doesn't believe in remarriage for any reason (which I think is stupid), but that doesn't give them a right to throw divorced people under the bus, mistreat and abandon them. Sadly, PCC is a cult of hypocritical married snobs, who since they are all happily married, reject and condemn anyone who is suffering as a divorce person. Those rotten hypocrites at PCC will accept previously divorced people who have since remarried others, but if you are single as a divorced person, they will NEVER accept you at PCC unless you plan to remain single forever. That is insanity and hypocrisy at its finest! That is a CULT! In the real world, most people's lives are a train wreck.

I asked Pastor Redlin in an email if I was welcome at Campus Church as a divorced man who intended to get remarried. He completely ignored me for 10-days, as a COWARD does. I asked him that simple question because I felt hatred from the PCC family as a divorced person. From the first week Jeff Redlin patronized me and made me feel horrible as a divorced person. Not once did he ever offer to pray for me. Not once did Redlin ever tell me that God loves me. They are outward phonies, woefully lacking God's true love and compassion for individual people. The PCC family have no idea how devastating and difficult going through a painful divorce really is. I pray and wish that Jeff Redlin's wife would cruelly divorce him, so that he could feel the same inexplicable pain of soul that I have felt for the past 17 years. They have no idea how painful a divorce really is. It is the difference between seeing a friend get hit by a speeding car, versus getting hit by a speeding car yourself. There is a world of difference!!!

With a frustrated heart, the day after he belittled me in front of his wife, I kindly told Pastor Redlin that as a divorced man he made me feel like “garbage,” he cruelly replied by saying: “That's your reality.” What a horrible man! No, my reality is that I was mistreated by a self-righteous religious hypocrite who thinks that he is better than I am. Does not the Scripture tell us to esteem other as being BETTER than ourselves? Yes, it does! Philippians 2:3, “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” It has been truly said that the smallest Bible in the world is the one that we live. PCC's Bible is very small. Jeff Redlin's Bible has one page!

1st John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” Again, it is clear why the Apostle John made this tremendous statement, distinguishing between merely telling people that you “love them” with your mouth or church stationary, versus actually loving people and truth in your heart of hearts. As I mentioned earlier, the official business slogan of PCC's Campus Church is: “LOVING GOD! LOVING PEOPLE!” They do NOT live up to that slogan, nor do they even try to live up to it. If they truly meant those words, Pastor Redlin would be seeking restoration with me. And to show my sincerity to anyone who is reading this article, I am still willing to make peace with the PCC family! One phone call or email could resolve all this mess, if they just invite me back to attend Campus Church. But they will NEVER do that, because of their huge egos at PCC.

Jeff Redlin and his assistant Timothy Zechariah are religious punks, who sit in their lavish church office laughing in scorn at me. But there is a God in Heaven who sees their every smirk, hears their every word, and knows their wicked heart that refuses to seek reconciliation and restoration with their hurting Christian brother. I have apologized to them multiple times. I offered to do whatever PCC leadership and their pastors require to make peace, but they refuse. God will not bless a wicked Laodicean type ministry like that. PCC are miserable, naked, blind, poor and wretched, but they do not see it (Revelation 3:15-17). They think at PCC that they are prospering because they have tons of money and thousands of supporters, but so did Adolf Hitler in World War II.

My point is that just because you have worldly success for a time doesn't make you a success in God's sight. Whether or not a ministry is a success boils down to how you treat God and people. How can you claim to love God, when you throw hurting people under the bus? I am still here in Pensacola, where I live, and I am still wanting to attend Campus Church, but they won't let me. And so, I will continue exposing PCC for the hateful rotten CULT that they are today. Whereas God says in James 2:1 that ALL LIVES MATTER, they are ungodly respecters of persons at PCC so that only SOME LIVES MATTER. You can tell if a person walks with God if their deeds matches their words. They claim to love a God and people at Campus Church, but I am living proof that in fact they DON'T love God or people, for if they did I wouldn't be writing this article (one of several dozen so far voicing my grievances against PCC's corrupt leadership). God hears the cry! Remember that dear reader. Genesis 4:10, “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.” Genesis 18:20, “And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;” God always hears the victim's cry! Pensacola Christian College gets a grade of “F”on their report card, for failing to love God and love people.

What a powerful Scripture passage! 1st John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” I am so thankful that the Lord put this verse in the Holy Bible. Read what Jesus said, quoting the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Matthew 15:7-8, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” It is part of our inherent sinful human nature to merely go through the motions of doing what is right, when deep within our heart we really don't care about doing the right thing. That is what Elijah told these sinners. Jesus Himself called the Jews hypocrites! The Jews are no more hypocritical than are the Gentiles. We are all hypocrites to some extent! The Lord indicts these ungodly religious people, saying they: “draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” You see, they only love in word, and in tongue; but they do not love either in deed or in truth.

The same indictment applies to Pensacola Christian College and their pathetic Campus Church. They only love God and people in word (stationary) and in tongue, but thy utterly fail to love God or people in deed and truth. They are living a lie at PCC! Campus Church pastors have my email, mobile phone number and mailing address any time they want to reconcile. Sadly, as long as tens of thousands of people continue to blindly support PCC, and the tens of millions of dollars keep pouring in, PCC leadership WILL NEVER humble themselves to repent and seek restoration with me, their Christian brother. They are wickedly condemning and setting me at nought at PCC. Romans 14:10, “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”

People just want to be loved. Thank you for reading.

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