Supporting Documents

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Topic Short Topic Articles/Summaries

  • Troubling Times at NAMB under Dr. Ezell 
  • Five summary of concerns about Ezell in matters of character, strategy and partnership leadership.  Also addresses why these matter to Southern Baptists and Dr. Ezell’s leadership is damaging in the SBC.   (1800 words)

McRaney’s Letter of Concern and Responses:

Ezell’s Secret Financial Threat against MD/DE and against McRaney with Southern Baptist entrusted mission gifts:

Evidence for Claims:

  • Statements of Fact:  Detailed Version
    McRaney response to the unexamined denial of the NAMB trustee officers which claimed McRaney’s accusations were factually inaccurate and misleading – 12 page version detailing Lies, False Statements, Threats, Partnership Threats, and NAMB Violations  of Strategic Partnership Agreement

    • Statements of Fact:  Summary Version
      McRaney response to the unexamined denial of the NAMB trustee officers which claimed McRaney’s accusations were factually inaccurate and misleading – topic summaries in 5 pages outlining Lies, False Statements, Threats, Partnership Threats, and NAMB Violations  of Strategic Partnership Agreement
  • NAMB vs. Network Timeline Factors 3D
    •  3 versions chronicling the actions of Dr. Ezell/NAMB in relating to the MD/DE Convention
    •  Stages of Pressure by NAMB – 2 page with phase descriptions
    •  Narrative Sequential Summary of Events – 1.5 page description
    •  Detailed and Dated Version NAMB Actions Toward MD/DE Convention – 7 pages of dealing with NAMB’s actions with MD/DE
  • Pastor Scott to Warren on Ezell’s Threat Against McRaney and MD/DE Conv.
    Email from MD/DE pastor Clint Scott to Bill Warren about Warren’s statements regarding Dr. Ezell’s interference with a threat of withholding financial resources as long as McRaney remained Exec. Dir.
  • Follow the Money Trail
    Tracks the changes in financial commitments from NAMB to the MD/DE Convention based on Ezell’s changing his mind and his threats.  Network pastor wrote McRaney was “sold” for NAMB money.
  • NAMB Violations Coop Agreement
    Detailed description of the violations by NAMB of the Strategic Partnership Agreement
  • Ezell text threat via Winborn
    Evidence of a threat from Ezell –
    Transcript of Pres. Warren’s reading of the text threat from Dr. Ezell to GMB Board member Thomas Winborn, text received and then read in GMB meeting Feb. 6, 2015
  • Ezell claims McRaney refused to meet
    Email from Ezell lying, claiming McRaney had repeatedly refused to meet with him and shared with MD/DE leaders.

Concerns of Ezell/NAMB about McRaney and Responses:

Cancellation of Partnership Agreement:

McRaney and MD/DE Matters:

Additional Stats & Fact

  • 592 Less plants Ezell
    Graph from SBC Annual and stats showing 5 year average for number of plants being 592 less per year during Ezell’s leadership compared to 5 previous years.  Some possible difference for possible change in counting methods.
  • 70 year low baptisms SBC
    Graph from SBC Annual tracking baptisms in the SBC. 
  • Christopherson approved SDOE Rainey
    Email from NAMB’s Christopherson demonstrating approval for SDOE Rainey in July before Rainey was approved by MD/DE in August and he began in Sept. (2015)

Biblical and Current Story:

  • David and Good Men Gone Astray
    Description of how King David went astray and returned to God with parallels to how Dr. Ezell interacted with the MD/DE Convention and McRaney as their Executive Leader

NAMB – MD/DE Matters:

  • Cooperative Program Graphs States
    Graph showing high support of MD/DE Convention to Coop. Program compared to all states (#4) and also similar size state conventions.
  • Christopherson NAMB 3 year budget process
    Email from Christopherson – (1) communicating a 3 year process for budgeting instead of previous 1 year budgeting, (2) NAMB and Christopherson do not honor terms of Strategic Partnership Agreement regarding funding ratios.
  • NAMB State Budget Funding Categories 2015-17
    Budgeting categories which were a base/minimum for the years 2015-2017.  However Ezell gave written notice to cancel the agreements and not honor these categories with MD/DE and canceled/replaced with a new agreement with other state conventions. 
  • GMB Statement NO to NAMB 100% Planting
    Unanimous vote in Feb. 2015 of MD/DE Board stating they would not take the 100% offer from NAMB.

Other Matters:

Open Letters by McRaney:

 


Supporting Documents – Alphabetically

  • 07-07-15 Drew Shofner GMB Letter
    Letter by MD/DE Pastor on his reflections after reviewing the actions of the MD/DE General Mission Board to terminate McRaney
  • 592 Less plants Ezell
    Graph from SBC Annual and stats showing 5 year average for number of plants being 592 less per year during Ezell’s leadership compared to 5 previous years.  Some possible difference for possible change in counting methods. 
  • 70 year low baptisms SBC
    Graph from SBC Annual tracking baptisms in the SBC.
  • Warren re-McRaney NOT told Why Terminated
    Email by Warren indicating McRaney not told.  THEN, McRaney’s email response to Warren with copies to people in Sept. 10, 2015 meeting and select staff members so all would be informed. 
  • Wolverton Reference Letter
    Letter from MD/DE Pastor regarding Dr. McRaney after his investigation of the surrounding facts and talking with various leaders in the MD/DE Convention