Vince and Lori Williams of Falsified Ministries have written an informative piece on megachurch “prophet-pastor” Steven Furtick. For those who are unfamiliar with Furtick–you need to be–he’s the wolf that’s leading the sheep astray from the pulpit/stage of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC.
While most leaders within the seeker-driven movement will go out of their way to pride themselves on the rapid growth of their own congregation and campuses, Steven Furtick is near the top, if not #1. Furtick is one of the most arrogant, ego-driven, narcissistic leaders we have yet to see, with no signs of changing. He has become, and is rapidly progressing, into one of the world’s most popular leaders in the seeker-driven movement. Currently in his early 30’s, Furtick is already a rising star in evangelical circles around the world. He is the pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina – a Southern Baptist multi-site church. He is the author of two best-selling books on the New York Times list. He received a B.A. in Communication from North Greenville University and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although young, Furtick has learned the tools of the seeker-driven trade, and learned them quickly. He infiltrated the evangelical world in 2005 supported by some of the top seeker-driven leaders, and now going at full speed he’s not showing any signs of stopping.
If you are a Furtick follower, or if you are one who has been able to see past the surface to realize there’s something seriously wrong, you will find this very informative, or at least very interesting.
HT Glenn Chatfield