Do I expose my Pastor?
(New York City)
Ok, So i'm going to be as fast and as blunt as possible.
For the past year, I've worked as a part-time associate Pastor for a very very old traditional church. The Pastor is 71 years old and has been Pastor over this 200 member congregation for over 30 years. The reason I was recruited is because the Deacon Board wanted "fresh Ideas".
After a year, I've learned the Pastor,is legalistic, controls the members with an "iron fist doctrine" and essentially does whatever he wants financially. The church has a book store and he refuses to disclose the earnings to me. Then I realized that everyone else on the Deacon Board are afraid to press him further for financial disclosure.
There are so many religious rules, such as "You Must" attend all church activities or face expulsion.
His respect is beyond what is normal. He is feared, feared because when past members have questioned his abuse of power, he has bullied them out of the Church.
There is a Bishop that oversee's the Church and he has no idea what has been going on, because people are afraid to talk. I'm ready to tell the Bishop about all that has been going on, for years and years before I got there.
I'm not sure, but I think God sent me to this Church to expose all this nonsense. I realize that if I decide to expose this man, I will be shunned by many and will more than likely have to leave this church. I'm willing to live with that.
But another Deacon told me, it is not my job to expose him to the Bishop, that God will deal with him at his own time. Even sighted the scripture "Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm".
So will I be wrong for exposing him to the Bishop?