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FBIM: The Disney World of Churches

March 7, 2009

Oh, happy day in Milwaukee. Looks like Pastor Rolex’s dream of using American Idol to reach the masses (i.e., buy Escalades) is becoming a reality. Or so he posts on his blog.

Those that have been at Faith Builders, know that we are about winning souls to Jesus! But especially lately, it’s like heaven has been opened as well as the hearts of people! This past Sunday between the two churches, we had just under a hundred to people come to the altar to receive Christ as their Savior! This was  just our regular service, nothing planned like a production or a  guest speaker. I’m telling you, all you have to do is get your lost loved ones to the house of God and God will meet them there…it’s awesome! The Bible says that all of heaven rejoices over one sinner who repents! So every time we go after souls and they find the saving knowledge of Jesus, it’s like we’re throwing a party in heaven…hallelujah! I’m very excited about this year…the year of unprecedented victory and souls! love ya Pastor

I wonder how many came to the services because of Danny Gokey? You can even get directions to the church on the Fox 6 website.

Since I’m sure we’ll be seeing a bit of Faith Builders on Tuesday night, how about a sneak preview?

At this point, you might be wondering what Faith Builders International Ministries is like, you know, in the flesh. (Of course, we already know they preach the gospel of American Idol.) Hell, I’m kind of curious, too. 

When you wish upon a star…

I love, love, love the internet. 

Let’s check out some delightful images found on the interwebs, shall we? I believe these were taken circa 2006-2007.

Is that a show you wanted? Faith Builders wants you to be entertained! The Lobby and coffee shop (Cafe Olivia) is even set up to look like a movie theater.

 

Faith Builders International Lobby

FBIM Box Office?

Oh look. Here is where you buy the jewelry and whatever else is sold. DVDs?

Here is where you buy jewelry at FBIM

I am super curious about the costume, makeup and set budget for this place. These are from a show they did at the Beloit location. The Xceller8 Teen Ministry is big into Christian hip hop. Several of the members perform and have their own musical acts. 

FBIM Heartbreak Hotel

The stars of FBIM Heartbreak Hotel

FBIM Hotel Hallelujah

They even have PYROTECHNICS!!!

FBIM Pyrotechnics

Costumes and dress-up aren’t just for the teen ministries. Oh hellz no. FBIM seems to host a fair amount of costume parties. Here are a couple of photos from the 80s Party, one of Pastor Robin Pruitt and one of someone named Pastor Kevin, who is/was a big part of Xceller8.

FBIM Robin Pruitt and congregation member at 80s Party

FBIM Pastor Kevin at 80s night

If you’re thinking that looks kind of androgynous, you’re going to love this next batch taken from an FBIM Pajama Party! Me thinks we must find out about their policy on uh, gender-bending? (FYI, Pastor Robin is the only one not in drag.)

FBIM ministers in drag at pajama party

FBIM drag show continues!

More Faith Building drag

The best damn faith building drag PJ party EVER.

I think this is from a different show, but Pastor Kevin still has killer legs.

FBIM's Pastor Kevin: Does he do better drag than Adam Lambert?

The Style Ministries / Women’s Conference is big into dressing up, too.

FBIM Women's Conference

As well as your garden-variety church fashion show…

FBIM Fashion Show

As I mentioned before, a lot of the teen ministry is big into music. I’m think these guys perform at the youth functions? They’re referred to as both the Backstreet Boyz and Gangstas For Christ.

FBIM Backstreet Boyz (aka Gangstas for Christ)

And here is some kid’s self-released CD. Prosperity gospel must be taught to the new generation!

Something about God and money?

Two words. Thug. Hug. Or was it God’s Thug? Oh well. Same thing.

FBIM Thug Hug

Son of Pastor Rolex is also active within the church. I believe his Michael Jackson-esque costume was part of the Heartbreak Hotel / Hotel Hallelujah revue. (Hey, I said this was Disney World, goddamnit. They’ve even got Captain EO.)

Son of Pastor Rolex as MJ

But also feels just as comfortable when performing in blackface. (Taken at the 2006 Xcellar8 camp “Wild ‘n’ Out For Jesus”)

Son of Pastor Rolex in Blackface

The ministers also feel comfortable in a variety of costumes, not just drag. This may have been from an event called Urban Explosion.

FBIM: More costumes for the ministers

As with a lot of churches, dancing goes on. There was a lot of dancing going on during 80s night. And french-rolling, obviously.

FBIM 80s Night Dancing

And a lot of dancing at other events, too. Hmmm…I think this guy looks familiar.

Danny Gokey dancing

Sorry, no photos of Gokey in drag, just wire-framed glasses.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. seven visions of hell permalink
    August 23, 2009 7:37 pm

    See for your self, you are what 18, 19 maybe 20. You are still a kid. Take a step back and challenge your own leader. You have no clue what you are talking about.

    We are currently working on a book that will share with everyone about the truth of FBIM, it is entitled Seven Visions of Hell. Seven current members and former members and pastors share how they were brainwashed into believing crazy things, or in the case of the current members, how the brainwashing techniques are not brainwashing.

  2. Jeff Webber permalink
    August 17, 2009 7:48 pm

    There freak’n mental retards … Before the cult awareness network was sold to the “cult” the church of sciencefictionology … Pentecostal Churches (IE Faith Builders) were listed as CULTS!

    Nothing like plagiarizing in the name of the Lord …

    Danny Gokey was a secular artist wasn’t he … Freak’n hypocrites! When I made the MISTAKE of going there secular music was a sin! I guess if it gets your money driven (“press down shaken to getter men will give to me”) church get a bit of publicity its OK then!

    LOL Not to mention the x-music pastor sleeping with members wives and Jeff Pruitt threatening 18 years old for threatening to leave there ministry … WHAT A MIGHTY (FAT) MAN OF GOD!

    Go to a REAL church … Other words one who was founded in Europe or Israel! American based churches are uneducated and backwards!

  3. See For Yourself permalink
    June 2, 2009 11:28 am

    Well 1st off you have pic’s of my family up there witch I find the most disrespectful, and not only that but you also are slandering my closets friends here. To let you know I’m one of the “Backstreet Boyz and Gangstas For Christ” in the picture you posted up there. I think it’s hilarious how you have a grudge against my Pastor, but yet you’re attacking everyone in sight. 1st of all we are not a so called “Group” were just some friends taking pictures for fun. That fashion was a school event not a church event at all. If you ever went to our church like you say you have, you would know we don’t have a Cat walk anywhere to hold that kind of event. That CD cover was a quote that I think even the dumbest man alive can agree with you put God 1st in your life, and then you go out and make a living to support yourself as well as your family. So nice try with trying to spin it into a really idiotic way. Another thing is Heartbreak Hotel is a production that we do once a year that shows people the kind of lives you could live with the good outcome and bad outcome, we don’t do it to just have a good time, and we do these things to save souls to the body of Christ. If you have such an issue why don’t you come out yourself and check it out (since now that I look you never been here to back up what your saying, you live your life off of word of mouth) I most likely have a feeling you want because you’ll find a really lame excuse to back out of coming to prove any of your false points. I can even say that I think your “Fans” would want there “Leader” To go get the proof and then but the real info you’ve received. Like I said after this post I’m sure I’ll get a bunch of hate filled comments, or a really long, stupid, and as well hate filled excuse on why you won’t attend. Well everyone, if you want your “Top Idol Leader” to get real proof for you and not a bunch of disgruntled older ex members OPINIONS, then persuade him to come see for himself. Then you can’t really talk about what you saw, then you’ll have the truth from your own eyes, not the word of mouth opinions you wish to twist into a lie. Well let the Hate Comments Begin.

    • August 17, 2009 9:18 pm

      Have you thought about taking a writing course in order to better order your sentence construction? All I see is incoherent rantings. Doesn’t Pastor Rolex teach you how to write properly?

  4. D.Alice permalink
    March 27, 2009 7:07 pm

    You’re right, it’s not blackface. But you’re also wrong, that picture is not from a production. I was also attending FBIM during the original J.O.N. and Heartbreak Hotel. So… you don’t recognize the fact that people actually did come to salvation as a direct result of these productions? Just asking, because my family members are those people. They accepted Jesus as the Lord of their life at J.O.N. So, thank God for those productions. I think the point of those productions is to win the lost to Christ…not winning the lost to Faithbuilders…so maybe that’s why you weren’t seeing them in service the next week. But wait…isn’t that what eveyone thinks, we want everyone to come to Faithbuilders or bust? Yeah, so what if they were attending another church the next week, awesome! The body of Christ is the body of Christ. God Bless!

    • bob permalink
      March 28, 2009 12:11 am

      Your family members are saved as a result of the production. Well that makes….ummmmmm your family members. And yes. The whole focus was not on the salvation it was on getting them to come to faithbuilders or bust. If they were attending a different church Jerry would get up there and RAIL against them. “How can they not be coming here”. Maybe I was the only one who saw or heard these things. I guess I shall have my sanity checked. Right after I deal with how they could let the lead in the JON play have sex with a woman in the church (All this was known to the pastors.) because they didn’t want to “harm his anointing so people would get saved. All with the pastors approval. I have to get over that first.

  5. Hot and Anointed permalink
    March 8, 2009 11:45 pm

    The last place I thought I would see many of these things is in a church. Fashion shows with half naked women? Pajama parties in drag? CD’s about getting money (but God first, of course…)? Really?

    • bob permalink
      March 26, 2009 8:50 pm

      BLACKFACE!!!!
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      These people have no shame!
      What are they thinking?
      I like the comment above:

      Can’t. Stop. Staring. At. The Freaks.

      Ha!

      • ehudthelefthanded permalink
        March 26, 2009 10:22 pm

        Sorry, but that’s not what was going on. He wasn’t in blackface.

        • bob permalink
          March 27, 2009 12:46 pm

          I know.
          It was a production.
          Lots of people’s lives were touched.
          Hundreds came to Christ.
          I attended during the original days of J.O.N. and Heartbreak Hotel. I remember being told about the “hundreds that came to Christ”. Yeah, and where were they the next week? Oh, that’s right. They all found other churches. No, wait, I remember the excuse, it was “we can’t judge people’s hearts.”
          Yes, not blackface. A production to reach the lost.
          Remember that.
          Ok.

  6. Sally_yessally permalink
    March 8, 2009 6:53 pm

    It would be interesting to know where you found these wonderful pictures? An active member, former member.. All these photos prove is that theyre a pretty talented church, yeah, are you on the payroll? If you are not maybe you should be! You are doing such a great job supporting FBIM!

  7. Disgusted permalink
    March 8, 2009 3:52 pm

    The photos don’t prove talent. Poor judgment, bare midriffs and jewelry sales, maybe, but talent? No.

  8. March 8, 2009 1:10 pm

    All these photos prove is that they’re a pretty talented church.. What is wrong with putting on events at a church? Almost every church does it. Some do it bigger, some do it smaller. Who cares, at least the money is going back into the ministry. You are all IDIOTS!

    • gokeypokey permalink
      March 8, 2009 1:35 pm

      Sorry, blackface is offensive at any time. Ask Ted Danson who was dating Whoopi when he pulled his stunt. And yes the $$$$ does go back into the ministry which preaches prosperity gospel- which, from my Bible teachings, would have provoked a significantly violent response from Jesus(see- Matthew 21:12)

  9. March 7, 2009 10:41 pm

    Where’s the Raising the Dead ceremony Pastor Rolex and Dorkey did when Sophia kicked the bucket? We know they took photos! WE WANT PHOTOS!

  10. March 7, 2009 8:10 pm

    Any pics of Gokey sacrificing his wife to the almighty money God?

  11. March 7, 2009 6:39 pm

    Cannot.stop.staring.at.the.freaks.

    Now I feel compelled to send Pastor Rolex all my money so he can buy more designer eyewear.

    • TopIdol permalink
      March 7, 2009 6:45 pm

      I do have more….

      I can’t decide which photo is my favorite, ya know?

  12. Disgusted permalink
    March 7, 2009 5:47 pm

    Was the fashion show a prelude to some kind of Harlots for Christ event?

    • TopIdol permalink
      March 7, 2009 5:52 pm

      They look like teenagers, too.

      Yeah. Not right.

  13. Snotty permalink
    March 7, 2009 4:35 pm

    I’m pretty sure Jesus’ motto wasn’t “Get rich or die tryin'”.

  14. March 7, 2009 4:15 pm

    You call this a ‘Christian’ church?! This is a cult, and a disgrace to Christians everywhere.

  15. sunshine8503 permalink
    March 7, 2009 12:27 pm

    OH MY GAWD! This is so disturbing

  16. Mysterioso permalink
    March 7, 2009 8:55 am

    This is some weird ass shit.

  17. March 7, 2009 8:06 am

    Black face? Really? REALLY? So does the cult always practice racial hatred?

  18. JohnnyDrama permalink
    March 7, 2009 4:33 am

    My hate for these dick wads grows with everything they do! Gokey is evil and must be stopped. Do they serve this group of sheep the kool-aid before and after their douche get togethers or is it in constant supply??

  19. insaneinthesfv permalink
    March 7, 2009 4:26 am

    It’s a non stop par-tay!

    OMG, Pastor Rolex Jr’s MJ makeup is FLAWLESS! Queen, you iz FIERCE! *snaps fingers*

  20. March 7, 2009 4:19 am

    What.The.Fuck.

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