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Toxic Churches: Beware!

April 10, 2015
Toxic Churches


Cynthia and Athena Dean Holtz discuss characteristics of toxic churches. You can’t always trust people just because they are in your church.  Be wary of any pastor who fails to be a servant leader.

Matthew 20: 25 -28 “But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Learn more about Athena at her webite: www.athenadeanholtz.com

Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz



  • Reply Cult Escapee Athena Dean Holtz Now Helps Other Wounded People | Northwest Christian Writers Association May 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    […] is passionate about encouraging people to learn to trust God, even in the wake of spiritual abuse, trauma, or loss. “My prayer is that they will experience God’s faithfulness and restoration in […]

    • Reply Cynthia L Simmons May 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Yes, Athena is amazing. I’m glad to call her my friend.

  • Reply MY INDEPENDENCE DAY | Athena Dean Holtz August 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    […] believer for 13 years, I became vulnerable to deception and allowed a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a toxic leader, to weasel his way into my life. He controlled and influenced my life in a way that literally cost […]

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