Open sin cannot be tolerated in the Body of Christ, especially when it is present and visible within the leadership. It is our duty before God to expose corruption in the pulpit (Ephesians 5:11) and call those who have sinned to repentance.
Those who will not expose corruption, violate their responsibility towards God and are a partner to the damage done to our brothers and sisters.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. – Hebrews 10:31
So, to my great sorrow, I must address the corruption found in Moriel Ministries and in particular, Jacob Prasch.
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The Fall of Moriel and Jacob Prasch
NOTE: I like Jacob Prasch. We both lived in Israel for many years and have a love for Hebrew and the Jewish people. We both understand that we will experience the persecution of the Antichrist. We share a love for truth and a strong revulsion for heresy. And though we’d love to be able to say otherwise, we’re both as Jewish as a ham sandwich,
Furthermore, I’ve never suffered hurt or harm at the hands of Jacob, and I admire and respect his knowledge. So, I have no reason to seek any injury to Jacob or Moriel. Quite the opposite.
But, since a wolf is loose among the sheep…
I have been a Christian for almost 50 years and have seen almost every kind of corruption that it is possible to see in the Body of Christ. Adultery. Fornication. Theft. Laziness. Heresy. Greed. Dishonesty. Cowardice. Hatred. Fraud. Slander. Blasphemy. Worldliness. Gluttony. Pride. Arrogance. And yes, even murder.
Statistics show that the abortion rate among Christians is only a little lower than non-Christians. The divorce rate among Christians is only a little lower than non-Christians. And, half of all pastors admit (anonymously) to being regular consumers of pornography.
What do you think that God will do to us, if we don’t repent of these terrible sins?
And, if you think that it’s not happening in your church, think again.
The stories that I could tell about certain pastors would surprise the members of the churches that they lead. And, I’ve had to let most of them get away with what they’ve done. To my chagrin, I’ve discovered that there are limits to what Christians want to know about their leadership. Oh, and I discovered that pastors will use slander with great enthusiasm to protect themselves from impudent sheep.
Slander is a very popular activity among pastors – especially when they meet together to swap stories. The word that they use for that is ‘fellowship’, but they must be using a different dictionary than I do. However, my personal stories about corruption in the Body of Christ will need to wait for another time, since there is a public ministry that is in a downward spiral:
I ran into them in 2015 as I was trying to understand whether John MacArthur did actually say that you can take the Mark of the Beast and still go to heaven. The utter blasphemy of that statement was terrible, but I wanted to make sure that I was not falsely accusing John MacArthur. So, as I searched for evidence, I came across this video:
I had no idea who the presenter was, and he had a somewhat awkward delivery. But, that was okay. The content was good. The production values were excellent. So, I ran with it. And, you can see what I wrote, here:
Fear, Desperation and Greed
There’s a lot more in the article, and it’s still awfully relevant in the most awful way. But, I want to draw your attention to something.
Studio Scotland – Stewart And Deborah Menelaws
The production values of that video, and many of the videos recorded around that time were very professional. Also, the dialogue and presentation was far better than other videos Prasch recorded. I didn’t think much about that at the time. But now that I’ve done some research, I know why that video was so good.
That video was recorded in 2014, when Jacob was working closely with Studio Scotland, which is owned and operated by Stewart and Deborah Menelaws. Stewart and Deborah had no idea that just four years later, the person who they’d worked so hard to help, would launch a years long campaign of false accusation, intimidation, libel and slander. Jacob and his minions even went as far as to threaten physical violence, and maybe… even murder. After years of abuse from Moriel, the Menelaws eventually decided to post a video rebuttal to the attacks that they were receiving:
That’s from a series of videos that they and others have created to help describe the situation:
‘Jacob’ Prasch & Moriel
You’ll see some of those videos later in this article, but I want to bring you back to some things that Jacob Prasch himself said in the very first video that I presented to you. Just after the 2:30 mark, Jacob says this:
…but the behavior that can be engendered by people following a leader blindly can indeed be cultic. That puts the impetus on the leader to say [and] test all things, look to Jesus, hold fast to the Word of God. Take my word for nothing. Examine what I’m telling you in light of the Word of God.
How ironic. I’ve seen nothing but cultic behavior from the followers and officers of Moriel Ministries and Jacob Prasch himself. Anyone who dares to disagree with Jacob is crucified publicly by Prasch and his followers. The dirty tricks that I’ve seen them use are terrible.
That brings me to a second witness and victim of Jacob Prasch – Tim Wirth. He did a lot of videography for Jacob and also was responsible for some of the better videos outside of the Studio Scotland recordings. Unfortunately, Tim’s relationship with Jacob went south over what sounds like… well …a less-than-supportive attitude.
Tim said something Jacob didn’t like, so he was fired.
Tim was fine with that and went on to do other things to support himself and his dying wife. And, he was doing okay until the pandemic hit. The place that cared for his wife while he was working had to close, and Tim had to give up his job and start caring for his wife, full time.
That’s why he decided to create a Go Fund Me page, to raise a few thousand dollars so that they could survive as his wife was dying. But, somehow that wasn’t good enough for Jacob Prasch, Amos Farrell and Joshua Chavez. So, they published a hit piece on their Facebook page:
Here’s a man, caring for a dying wife, desperate to find some way to survive when all other avenues were closed. And, Moriel Ministries sought to harm this man in his hour of need. Worse, every single one of their claims against Tim was a lie. Every. Single. One.
Here’s the video that Tim had to make a year ago, to respond to the slanderous lies Moriel spread about him:
For anyone to look at the suffering of a man who did nothing wrong to them, and then seek to destroy him…. It’s such an incomprehensible level of evil that I could not understand it, if I hadn’t experienced something similar. (Yes, I’ve been there, but more on that later) Such evil should never be named among us. But, it gets worse.
Because of their efforts to destroy Tim’s reputation, they were able to cause his Go Fund Me campaign to fail.
However, they did not succeed in destroying Tim. God helped him get through this. But even better, he did not succumb to bitterness. You can hear it in the tone of his voice. You can hear it in his desire that they be blessed. Then, a few days ago, Tim posted this:
I have fast-forwarded the video to the eight minute mark, where Tim explains the obscene accusations that Joshua Chavez leveled at him. Josh accused Tim of ‘cyberflirting’ with other women, but failed to let us know that they were Tim’s daughters! If I had a daughter and told her that she was getting more beautiful with age, that would be a good thing, right?
Then, we find that Jacob Prasch and Joshua Chavez sought to accuse Tim of financial irregularities, but neglected to tell us that they were the result of someone having stolen Tim’s Social Security Number and racking up fraudulent debts – in the ’90s. They should have gotten a clue that there were no criminal judgments against Tim. But, Joshua Chavez didn’t seem to care about that little detail. And, we only know this, because Joshua Chavez just dragged Tim’s reputation through the dirt AGAIN, in his expose of Jacob.
By the way, before going on, here’s Tim’s Go Fund Me page:
I am an Alzheimer’s caregiver to my lovely wife Donna. We will need help now with additional hospital bills. Since the virus has hit and Easter Seals Day Care is closed I can no longer work part time. I understand this is a tough time for everyone. Please take care of your own families first. God will always provide. And thanks in advance for those who can give and or pray. Blessings-Tim and Donna
Jeolle – The Discarded Wife of Joshua Chavez (Servus Christi)
Tim’s second video showed us what Joshua Chavez and Jacob Prasch did to a young woman named Joelle – someone Joshua Chavez brought to America from South Africa. Joshua married her and then – three months later – discarded her. And since Joshua conveniently ‘failed’ to get any marriage certificate, there was nothing that Joelle could do, except return to South Africa in devastation.
Joshua made vows before God to be a good husband to Joelle, only to break those vows before God just three months later. And, we have records that Jacob Prasch supported Joshua’s abandonment of Joelle – that is, until they had their ‘falling out’. Now, Jacob claims that Joshua is unfit for ministry because of what he did to Joelle. This kind of flip-flop is classic for Jacob.
So, we have yet another victim of Jacob Prasch and Moriel. Please pray for Joelle. It is unbelievable for a man to claim to be Christian and do this to a woman. The darkness here is so very, very deep. But unfortunately, it gets worse.
Pastor Bill Randles
Up until a couple of years ago, Bill Randles was a close friend of Jacob Prasch and a partner with Moriel. That relationship with Jacob went well until Bill made a fatal error. He disagreed with Jacob about the treatment of the Menelaws and David Nathan. Disagreement with Jacob is apparently forbidden, and a smear campaign against Pastor Randles ensued.
Pastor Randles is a good guy. There is absolutely no truth to the accusations made against him. But, the slander from Jacob Prasch and Moriel persists to this day.
What madness has taken over Jacob?
I don’t have a firm answer, but I do have suspicions – suspicions based upon decades of dealing with similar situations. But, more on that later. We’re still talking about Pastor Bill.
Here is Stewart Menelaws laying out the origins of Jacob’s hostility towards Bill Randles. He also brings in another victim of Jacob’s wrath – Pastor David Nathan.
Pastor David Nathan
You will see from the above video that Pastor Nathan was completely blindsided by Jacob Prasch. There was absolutely no indication that there was anything wrong. And then, one day, Pastor Nathan woke up to find that he was now a liar and a foul heretic. David Nathan was vilified across social media and slandered everywhere as a purveyor of false doctrine.
When the Menelaws tried to help David Nathan bring some resolution to the conflict, Jacob excoriated the Menelaws and accused them of supporting terrible heresy. And, there was no heresy. None.
Here’s Pastor David Nathan himself – standing before his church – providing the best explanation that he could give:
A Crowd Of Witnesses
I could go on and on with one witness after another of what Jacob Prasch and Moriel have done. Mike and Pat Rogers. Jackie Alnor. Timothy Haver. Graham Baldwin. And now, the latest batch of insiders to be thrown out by Jacob – Amos Farrell and Joshua Chavez.
How many other witnesses do we need before we realize that we have a wolf among the sheep?
With all those witnesses and the public pronouncements of Jacob himself, there really isn’t a lot more to say – except one thing more. A couple days ago, Tim Wirth recommended that we watch a sermon given to a church in Britain, by a young (to me) street preacher who went to England to help share the Gospel with the lost. I saw that video, and it’s important for you to see it too.
The Snare of Pride – Ryan Schiavo
This sermon was given to Court Farm Evangelical Church on Sunday, June 27th, 2021:
NOTE: The microphone he speaks into has a problem with sibilance, which means that ‘t’ and ‘d’ consonants often have an ‘ess’ on the end of them. He isn’t not saying ‘gods’ or ‘lords’.
The interesting thing is that Ryan was still able to deliver a good sermon, even though he was suffering badly from ‘Long Haul Covid’. It was a vital message, so I’m glad that he could still give it. But, notice something interesting:
The church had to turn off the ability to leave comments for this video.
Because Ryan was also talking about Jacob Prasch.
The followers of Moriel are so verbally violent that they forced the church to turn off the ability to leave comments. And, this seems to be universally true for almost any page, site or channel that is critical of Jacob. All the other videos on the Court Farm Evangelical Church channel have an open comment section.
They Need To Repent Before It’s Too Late
I could go on, but this is already long enough. These people need to repent and seek to undo the damage that they have done:
James ‘Jacob’ Aloysius Prasch
And, those are just the names that I know. These people know what happened. They must repent of their role and seek to undo the damage that they have done – even John Haller, who seems to be the least of the offenders in this list.
Don’t they know that God sees everything?
That they will receive double condemnation?
A Note About John Haller
Before going to you with this, I communicated some of my concerns with John Haller. He basically told me to drop this topic, that I had better things to do. He also said that he doesn’t pay attention to liars. Eventually, he said that he’d be willing to talk ‘off the record’ about this, but I refused.
We are way past the ability to be ‘off the record’ when it comes to this situation. And, it disturbs me that John Haller would seek to sweep this under the rug.
John Haller is an elder at Fellowship Bible Chapel. An elder is to be a guard for the flock, and not someone who defends the wolves who tear apart the sheep.
This is a problem, and John Haller has some explaining to do.
The Code Of Silence
God never meant for us to create a Code of Silence to protect sinful pastors and Bible teachers from exposure. When Paul was speaking to Timothy about Elders and those who teach the word of God, he said this:
Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
Did you get that?
Elders and Bible teachers who commit grave sin are to be rebuked before EVERYONE.
And, let’s not forget this verse, either:
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
This code of silence practiced by our churches needs to stop, and I’ve been talking about this for a very long time. Stop protecting the corruption in the pulpit. It needs to end, and people like John Haller need to put on their big boy pants and end this obscenity.
And, while you are at it, stop the worship of Bible teachers. (And yeah, that’s a link. Click it.) It’s a good thing that I have such a ridiculous name. Few would want to venerate some guy named ‘Little’. Just remember that the Little things can be pretty important. Just sayin’.
So, John Haller, stop the Code of Silence.
Expose Jacob Prasch and his minions.
The corruption needs to stop.
Relevant Bible Verses
Here are some of the verses from the Bible that stand in condemnation of Jacob Prasch and those who support him (relevant words and phrases in bold):
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.
11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.
12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord.
James ‘Jacob’ Aloysius Prasch is in danger of being a castaway. Where he will be for all eternity is now a question that we can no longer answer. For his sake, and for the sake of the Body of Christ, Jacob needs to repent and seek to undo the damage that he has done. This is not a light thing.
Eternity is at stake here for all who are connected to Moriel.
And, to add emphasis to what I have said, consider this rather frightening verse:
My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
As a Bible teacher, the penalty for Jacob’s sins will be even HARSHER in the life to come. This is that serious.
Please Jacob, for your own good, repent while you still can.
Here are a couple more verses of vital importance:
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Without all of the fruit of the spirit, you have none of them. And, I fear that this is doubly true of Jacob and Moriel.
Further Reading And Viewing
Here are some more resources that you should look into, if you remain unconvinced. They will confirm what I have told you, but I understand why you might need extra confirmation:
‘Jacob’ Prasch & Moriel
Why I Can No Longer Endorse Jacob Prasch & Moriel Ministries
The Moriel Board response to Joshua Chavez
To The Moriel Board…
To My Friends At Moriel
“My Moriel Memories” – Part 1 by Jackie Alnor
Servus Christi Imports Bride, Fakes Marriage, Sends Her Back After Consummation
The Simply Agape Project
A Personal Testimony
For the first 20+ years of my Christian life, I sat under a mentor much like Jacob Prasch. This person brought me to Christ and helped me make my first steps upon the narrow way. For that, I am grateful. But, there comes a time when those who are young in Christ become mature in spiritual things. We begin to see problems that we did not see before. We begin to see that maybe not all is right.
When I voiced my concerns, my mentor and best friend changed. I became the enemy. A campaign of slander sprang up, seemingly overnight. For no apparent reason. Our church was destroyed, and my own family was torn apart. I was shattered.
As I sat amidst the tattered remains of my life, I began to see that I had been taught to be a cold-hearted Pharisee. Full of knowledge, but useless. True, I was taught to be what I was, but that didn’t change my need to have love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – in other words, to be like Christ.
I had The Truth, but little of the Fruit of the Spirit.
However, God is faithful, and did not leave me broken. I sometimes feel the pieces rattle about inside, and it still hurts. But, God is good, so I’ll be fine.
My old mentor is a more quiet version of Jacob Prasch, and I fear greatly for them both.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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