Yes & No

This page is set up for a couple of young Christians (and not based on age) that have been asking about preachers, organizations and web sites.

The comments are mine alone and are intended as a guide for what is OK and what may not be beneficial to a young Christian.

Feel free to leave comments if you have a different opinion.  I admit that sometimes my searches and research on these people may be a bit rushed due to a very busy schedule.

Updated 2/8/2014

  • Armstrong, Herbert W. – Yes.  He died in 1986, but his sermons are good.
  • Arnott, John – Yes
  • Asselin, Jim – Yes
  • Avanzini, John – OK. He is a “prosperity preacher” who concentrates on God’s gifts to us, rather than covering all matters.
  • Baker, Lucy, Pastor – No.  She claims to be a “spiritualist” not a Christian.
  • Bakker, Jim – No. Sex scandals.
  • Barnes, Luther, Rev. – Yes
  • Battle, Donald, Pastor – Yes.
  • Baxter, Mary – No.  She falsely claims that God chose only her to reveal to us what Hell is like.  She also says there is water in hell.
  • Beeson, Willie – all right.  He is not a preacher.  He does have a testimony of how God healed him.
  • Bell, Rob – No.  He is misinterpreting and trying to change the meaning of God’s words.
  • Berrigan, Daniel – No. He thinks it is ok to live unholy lifestyle in sin.
  • Billing Jr., Grady, Pastor – Yes
  • Black, Terry, Rev. – OK
  • Blackaby, Henry – OK.
  • Bonnke, Reinhard, Evangelist – OK
  • Borum, David – OK.
  • Brady, Sheryl – Yes
  • Brown, Tom – Yes.  He stands firm on God’s laws.
  • Browne, Rodney – No. He gets too carried away with laughter than real preaching.
  • Brownsville Revival – No.  This movement was based more on human desires than God’s word.
  • Bryant, Jamal – Yes.  He had a fall from grace but he has repented.
  • Bynum, Juanita – Her music is great.  Her preaching is ok.
  • Calvin, John – Yes.  He lived from 1509-1564 and his written sermons are studied by all preachers.
  • Camping, Harold – Keeps falsely preaching he knows when the end of the world is.
  • Capps, Charles – Yes
  • Carpenter, Ron – OK
  • Cerullo, Morris – No. Unethical fundraising and has claimed when people look at him they are looking at God.
  • Chaison, Elmo, Pastor – No.  From the short snippets available, I do not see his sermons helpful to the young Christian.
  • Chan, Francis – Yes
  • Chew, Ben – Yes.  He is Bible-based and sticks to God’s word.
  • Chick, Jack -Yes
  • Chironna, Mark – No. He twists God’s words for his own benefit.
  • Cho, David Yonggi, Dr. – OK.
  • Clark, Bernard, Pastor – OK.
  • Clark, Randy – OK.
  • Clement, Kim – Yes, he sticks to the Word of God.
  • Clinton, Julie – OK.  Concentrates on women’s ministries.
  • Cole, Billy, Pastor – OK
  • Collins, Bob, Pastor (Thundering Warrior) – OK
  • Colson, Chuck – Yes
  • Combs, Tommy – Yes
  • Comfort, Ray – Yes, he is a good teacher.
  • Conlon, Carter – Yes
  • Cook, George, Jr., Rev. (Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church) – OK
  • Cook, George, Pastor (Nehemiah Center Church, Erie, PA) – OK, But his Second Amendment talks on YouTube are not sermons and should be ignored for the study of Christianity.
  • Cook, George, Pastor (Unity Gathering Movement) – No. This is a Satanic Cult.
  • Copeland, Kenneth – No. He has been known to twist the Word of God and his so-called prophesies were proven false.
  • Crews, Bill – (born 1952 in Iowa) – No.  He lives an unholy lifestyle.
  • Crews, William David “Bill” – (born 1942 in Australia) – Yes
  • Crone, Billy, Pastor – OK
  • Crouch, Paul – No.  Also associated with Benny Hinn.
  • Cruise, Tom, Pastor (not the actor) – Yes
  • Daley, Garfield, Pastor (Faith Chapel United Pentecostal Church) – Yes
  • Darwin Fish – This is a symbol of a fish with legs or a fish with legs and the name of DARWIN inside.  It makes fun of Christian beliefs in Jesus.  People who display this do not believe God is the creator of the universe.
  • Daugherty, Billy Joe – Yes (1952 to 2009)
  • Dawn, Marva – OK
  • Dayna, Pastor – No.  She offers “Anointed Stones of David” and other stuff that does not have anything to do with the Bible.
  • Dewey, Pam – No.  Much of her preaching and web sites stray away from the Bible and lack Biblical references.
  • Dickow, Gregory – Yes
  • Dobson, Dr. James – Yes
  • Dollar, Creflo – OK. He is a “prosperity preacher” who concentrates on God’s gifts to us, rather than covering all matters.
  • Driscoll, Mark – OK.
  • Drunk in the Spirit – No.  Acts 2:1-13 reports that some people thought the Apostles were drunk. Peter said they were not drunk.  The Apostles were actually speaking in other languages that people could understand.  For example if you were in a room at the United Nations during lunch, you would hear all sorts of languages you could not understand.
  • Duplantis, Jesse – OK
  • Easter, Michael, Rev. – OK
  • Eby, J. Preston – Yes
  • Eby, Preston – Yes
  • Edwards, Harry – No. He attributed his healings to several dead scientists working through him. (1893 to 1976)
  • Ehrman, Bart D. – Yes.  He is a well-respected biblical scholar.
  • Evans, Clay, Rev. – OK
  • Evans, Jimmy – Yes
  • Falkowski, Scott – Yes
  • Falwell, Jerry – Yes
  • Feldick, Les – Yes
  • Feldick, Lou – Father of Les Feldick
  • Ferreira, Elmo, Pastor – No.
  • Fields, Roy – Yes, he is a good worship leader.
  • Figueroa, Sr., Eric R., Bishop – OK.
  • Franklin, Jentezen – Yes
  • Frye Jr., Elmo, Rev. – OK.
  • Garcia, Valentine, Pastor – Yes
  • Garner, Elmore, Rev. – Yes.
  • Gershon, Otto – Yes.
  • Gibson, Ron, Bishop – OK
  • Gilbert, Martha, Pastor – OK.
  • Gospel in the Stars – No.  Attempts to combine astrology and Christianity.
  • Grady, J. Lee, Pastor – Yes
  • Graham, Billy – Yes.  He has prayed and preached to many Presidents.  He is a great preacher.
  • Graham, Franklin – Yes.
  • Graham, Jack – OK
  • Gray, Darryl – Yes.
  • Greene, Brandon, Pastor – OK.
  • Greer, Lewis – Yes
  • Guy, Pauline, Pastor – Yes
  • Hagee, John – OK
  • Hagin Jr., Kenneth – Yes.
  • Hagin Sr., Kenneth – No. Some of his ideas are warped and can lead Christians astray.
  • Hall, Teresa, Pastor – No. Needs more of God’s Word.
  • Hanson, James, Pastor – OK
  • Harmon, Nancy, Singer – OK
  • Harper, Melvin – OK
  • Harris Jr., Frank, Pastor – Yes
  • Heflin, Ruth – Yes
  • Hickey, Marilyn – No. She misuses God’s name in her fundraising activities
  • Hicks, Herman, Pastor (Greater Pentecostal Church Of God In Christ) – Yes
  • Hicks, Herman, Rev. (Henersonville First Baptist Church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church) – Yes
  • Hill, George W. – 1916 to 2003 – Yes.
  • Hilton, Richard, Pastor – OK.
  • Hilton, Theresa, Pastor – OK.
  • Hines, Judy, Mother – OK.
  • Hinkle, John – No. False prophesies.
  • Hinn, Benny – No.  Supposed “faith healings” have been disproven many times.
  • Hoggard, Pastor Mike – No.Believes in a lot of conspiracy theories that are not provable and attempts to justify them through the Bible.  He is using the Bible rather than being led by the Word of God.
  • Holy Laughter – No. Has no basis in the Bible.
  • Houston, Brian – Yes.
  • Hubbard, L. Ron – No.  See Scientology.
  • Hudson, Pastor Melvin – OK
  • Hunter, Millicent – Yes
  • Hutson, Curtis, Pastor – Yes
  • Hutson, Tony, Pastor – Yes
  • Jackson, Bishop Wiley – Questionable. His sermons appear to be good, however, he has been indicted for securities fraud.
  • Jakes, T.D – A good preacher
  • Jeffs, Warren (FLDS Church) – No. Poligimist and fugitive from justice wanted by the FBI on several charges. Sex with underage children.
  • Jehovah Witness – No. They do not believe Jesus was the Son of God. They believe Jesus was Michael the Archangel. Do not believe in the Trinity.
  • Jennings, Apostle Travis C. – OK
  • Jennings, Geno, Pastor – OK
  • Jennings, Stephanie, Pastor – OK
  • Jeremiah, David – Yes
  • Johnson, Donald, Pastor – Yes.
  • Jones Max, Pastor – Yes.
  • Jones, Noel – OK
  • Jones, Stephen – Yes.
  • Jordan, Bernard, (Bishop, Prophet) – No.  He believes in multiple gods and deities.
  • Jung, Carl – No.  He is not a preacher.  He is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who invented analytical psychology.
  • Kilpatrick, John – OK
  • King, Joel – Yes
  • King, Melvin Pastor – OK
  • Knight, James H. Bro. – Yes
  • Leckey, Kenneth – No. Many say he misrepresents the word of Jesus.
  • Leonard, Dennis Bishop – No.  Accused of misusing church money.  Resigned.
  • Lindsey, Hal – Yes
  • Long, Eddie – No.  He is being sued for stealing money and he has allegedly had homosexual relations with a 13-year-old boy.  His church is being closed.
  • Lucado, Max – Yes
  • MacBain, Teresa – No. She is an atheist.
  • Malkmus, George – No.  He just appears to promote his own diet and not God’s Word.
  • Mall, Ernest, Pastor – Yes.
  • Manning, James David, Pastor – No.  Too much hate speech.
  • Manning, Michael, Father – OK
  • Marrs, Texx – No.  He is too much into conspiracy theories and other garbage.
  • McClendon, Clarence – OK
  • McCloud, Caspar, Pastor – OK
  • McDonald, Garry – No. He founded a “feel good” church to make people comfortable rather than preaching the Word of God.
  • McInnis, Jermaine, Bishop – OK.
  • McInnis, Jr., Archie L., Bishop – OK
  • McInnis, Sr., Archie L., Bishop – OK
  • McInnis, II, Archie L., Bishop – OK
  • McKissick Jr., Rudolph – OK
  • Merritt, Dr. James – OK
  • Merritt, Jonathan – No. Says some sins are ok. Believes we should abandon traditional marriage.
  • Meyers, Chaz – Yes
  • Meyers, Joycee – Yes.  She is a good teacher and preaches from the Bible.
  • Miles, Larry C., Pastor – Yes
  • Miller, Bishop Tony – Yes
  • Missler, Chuck – Yes
  • Moon, Sun Myung, Rev. – No.  He claimed he was the Messiah.
  • Moore, Beth – OK.  Concentrates on women’s ministries.
  • Moore, Emmanuel, Pasor – OK
  • Moore, Teresa, Pastor – OK
  • Moreland, J.P. – OK.
  • Mormon religion – No. Do not believe in the Trinity or Hell.
  • Morris, Robert – OK
  • Morris, Roger, Pastor – OK
  • Morton, Paul S., Bishop – Yes
  • Mother Angelica – OK
  • Mother Teresa – Yes
  • Muir, Eddie, Pastor – No. From the short snippets available, I do not see his sermons helpful to the young Christian.
  • Muller, George – Yes (1805 to 1898)
  • Murdock, Mike – No. Too much prosperity gospel.
  • Murray, Arnold – He does not believe in the Trinity or Hell.  He calls himself a Doctor and he is not.
  • Murray, Arnold Pastor – No.Questionable racial views.
  • Murray, Dennis Pastor – OK
  • Murray, Herman, Bishop – Yes
  • Murray, Lobias, Apostle – Yes
  • Nehale, Victoria – No.  She claims she received a personal tour of hell by Jesus.  He also has been caught giving conflicting stories.
  • Osteen, Joel – Yes.  He is Bible-based and his preaching is solid.  However, he tends to preach on just the good things God does for us and pays less attention to God’s laws.
  • Oswald, Daniel, Father – Yes
  • Paggitt, Doug – No.  He does not believe in Hell as described in the Bible and believes God’s Word changes all the time.
  • Parks, George, Pastor – OK
  • Parsley, Rod – Yes
  • Patterson, G. E., Bishop – Yes.
  • Paulk, Earl – No.  Too many adulterous affairs including fathering a child with his own brother’s wife.
  • Pearson, Carlton – No.  He preaches it is OK to continually break God’s law without repentance.
  • Pensacola Outpouring – No.  This is another name for the Brownsville Revival.  This movement was based more on human desires than God’s word.
  • Phelps, Fred – No. Uses the Word of God in a non-Christian manner.
  • Phillips, Ron – OK.
  • Piper, John – Yes.  John’s preaching is very good!
  • Prankard, Bill – Yes.
  • Price, Fred K.C. – Yes.
  • Prince, Joseph – Yes
  • Price, Peggy, Rev. – No. She does not follow the Bible and is not a Christian.
  • Pringle, Phil – Yes
  • Prosperity Gospel – Some preachers concentrate on biblical passages that promise wealth.  Yes, God does promise wealth, however it is not the only thing God does promise.  A steady spiritual diet of prosperity gospel is not a good thing.
  • Pryor, Mother Ruth – Yes
  • Purvis, Bill – OK
  • Refiners Fire web site – Stay away for now.  Might be good for study of some of the Torah, but their view of Jesus is a bit unusual
  • Reilly, Tim – Yes http://www.youtube.com/user/timreilly316/video Tim’s Compelled Training is one of the best evangelism courses there is.
  • Richard, Roberts – Yes – A good preacher.
  • Robinson, Gene – No.  He teaches that some of God’s commandments do not need to be followed.
  • Robinson, Sylvester, Bishop – Yes.
  • Robison, James – Good Preacher.
  • Roberts, Oral – Yes – A good preacher.
  • Ruckman, Peter – No. Some of his preaching can be confusing.
  • Russell, Charles Taze – No. He does not believe in the Trinity or Hell.
  • Salman, Pastor Michael – OK.
  • Sanders, Ernie, Pastor – Yes.
  • Schambach, R.W. – Yes
  • Schuller, Robert – Yes.  His sermons are good.  He is 86 and reportedly not in the best of health.
  • Scientology, Church of – No. They do not believe Jesus was the Son of God. They believe in multiple gods.
  • Scourby, Alexander – Yes.  He was an actor (died in 1985) that had a really deep voice that was extremely well liked. He is well know for his recordings of the King James Bible. He is not a preacher, but his recordings of the King James Bible are the best audio recordings of the King James Bible that anyone has ever done.
  • Shaparenko, Gene – OK
  • Sharpon, Al – No.  His preaching is centered on how good he appears and not on God’s Word.
  • Shook, Kerry – OK
  • Skinner, Floyd, Pastor – Yes.
  • Slain in the Spirit – No. Some churches say people fall down when the Holy Spirit enters them, usually by a pastor laying hands on the person.  When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit enters you and stays with you the rest of your life.
  • Smith, Grady, Pastor – Yes.
  • Smith, Harold, Pastor – OK
  • Smith, Joseph – No.  Founded the Mormon religion. False prophecies.
  • Smith, Teresa, Pastor – Yes.
  • Smith, Wendy, Pastor – OK
  • Solbrekken, Max – No.  He concentrated on his own words rather that Jesus’ words.
  • Somers, Bill – No. He misrepresents martyrs and twists the Word of God.
  • Spiro, Ken – Ken has sound Old Testament preaching, but he is Jewish and does not believe Jesus is the Son of God.
  • Spriggs, Gene – Definitely no!  This guy is a cult leader.  He adds his own words he claims were told to him directly from God to his Bible readings.  He does not follow biblical teachings.
  • Stafford, Avery – Yes – Avery Stafford Ministries
  • Stanley, Charles – Yes
  • Stanley, Paul (of Carson Oaks Community Church) – Yes
  • Stewart, Angus, Rev. – Yes
  • Stone, Perry – No.  He claims that purchasing a special meal from his web site will cure you of any problem, but will not give you the money back if you are not healed.
  • Swaggart, Jimmy – OK now. He has had some problems in the past but has repented.
  • Sweet, Leonard – Yes
  • Terry, Pastor Dennis – OK
  • Thieme, R.B. Jr. – No. His sermons do not follow the Bible.
  • Thomas, Al – Yes.
  • Thomas, Kerney, Rev. – No.  He claims to sell “supernatural miracles”.
  • Thompson, Leroy – No.  He misrepresents tithing and seems to spend a good portion of donations on jets and an extravagant lifestyle.
  • Thornton, R. J., Pastor – OK
  • Tilton, Robert – No.  False teachings and improper conduct involving violence.
  • Timms, Grover, Pastor – OK.
  • Todd Bentley – No.  False teachings. His practices are more based on him and not God.
  • Unity Gathering Movement – No. This is a Satanic Cult
  • Van Impe, Jack – OK.
  • Wade, Dr. Melvin V. – OK
  • Wagner, Bishop Norman L. – OK
  • Walker Jr., Donald, Pastor (Rock Church Memphis) – No. More flash and show than preaching.
  • Walker Sr., Donald, Pastor – OK
  • Walker Sr., Eric B., Pastor – OK
  • Walker, Harvey M., Pastor – OK
  • Walker, James E., Pastor – OK.
  • Walker, James I., Pastor – OK.
  • Walker, James K. – No. Believes God is from another planet and we can become gods.
  • Walker, Patrick, Pastor – OK
  • Walker, Thomas L., Rev. – OK
  • Walker, Woodrow, Pastor – Yes.
  • Wallace, Kevin, Pastor – OK.  I have a concern that he believes the Holy Spirit can leave a person once they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • Warren, Rick – Yes
  • Washer, Paul – Yes, he is good.
  • Watchman Fellowship web site – No. They seem to promote some religions that are not christian or do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus.
  • Weathers, Larry, Pastor – Yes
  • West, Ralph, Pastor – Yes.
  • White, Bishop Milton M. Sr. – Yes
  • White, Lew – No. He does not practice God’s laws.
  • White, Paula – OK.
  • White, Randy, Rev. – OK
  • Wiccan Faith – No. Not Christians
  • Wiggs, Evan – OK
  • Wildish, Mary, Pastor – Yes
  • Wilkerson, David, Pastor – Yes
  • Williams, Archbishop Rowan – No for a young Christian.  Some of his sermons are very difficult to discern the Biblical truth and may be confusing for a young Christian.
  • Williams, Rowan – No. He advocates acceptance of sinful lifestyles.
  • Willis, Dr. C. Paul – Yes
  • Wilson, Nancy, Pastor – OK
  • Winter, Steve, Pastor – No. Does not believe in the Trinity.
  • Wojtyla, Karol – Yes. He was also known as Pope John Paul II
  • Wommack, Andrew – Yes, but don’t believe everything about his praying in tongues. The Apostle Paul said this about tongues: “If I don’t make any sense when I come to talk to you, what is the use of my coming?”
  • Wright, Rev. Horace – OK
  • Yancey, Philip – No.  He believes breaking some of God’s commandments and laws is ok.
  • Younce, Max – OK.
  • Young, Brigham (President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Mormon religion) – No. Does not believe in the Trinity or Hell.
  • Young, Ed – Yes
  • Youngren, Peter – No, he has been accused of faking miracles.
  • Youssef, Michael – Yes
  • Zambrano, Angelica – She is all right, but you need to keep in mind it is by Jesus’ death and resurrection and God’s Grace that we can be given eternal life.
  • Zender, Martin – No. His doctrine about God’s Grace is confusing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *