As a prior member of Zion, I can only say that I always had an uncomfortable feeling about Dale Giffin. One of the main reasons that our family left Zion was because of his belief that the church was all about Dale and God had been put second in command in Dale's mind. Those who dared question anything that Dale did were quickly put in their place and ostrasized. He felt no one should question his authority and if they did, he turned his back on you and you were treated as if you didn't exist. I had heard rumors for years regarding inappropriate behavior with young girls, but wasn't willing to believe that a Pastor would do something so despicable. After I left Zion, many of Dale's "cohorts" wouldn't even speak to our family---and these are the so-called Christians that were running the church? I have a feeling that this is just the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to inappropriate actions by Dale Giffin. I only hope and pray that the current members of Zion realize that what Dale did was betray their trust and I pray that they find a new Pastor who will be trustworthy and put God above all else.
February 25, 2009 at 4:49 p.m.
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