Rod Parsley Makes Urgent Fund-Raising Appeal


In a desperate fundraising plea Tuesday, pastor Rod Parsley of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, said his ministry is facing the most "demonically inspired financial attacks" he has seen in 30 years.

During an episode of Breakthrough With Rod Parsley, Parsley said "everything is at stake" and that he needs donations by Dec. 31.

"In the natural, I'm facing the greatest financial attack of years," he told viewers. "There is nothing more that the enemy would love to do than silence this voice."

In a statement to the Columbus Dispatch, the church attributed its financial woes to the sagging economy. "The recession caused a decline in member giving in 2009, which has led to a fourth-quarter deficit of $3 million despite a 30 percent reduction in the budget," it said.

This year, the church also settled a lawsuit for $3.1 million with Michael and Lacey Faieta. The couple's child was reportedly spanked by a substitute teacher at the church's day care center in 2006, causing the boy to suffer welts and abrasions on his buttocks and legs.

Although the church acknowledged that "the Faieta decision imposed against us earlier this year has made our circumstances more serious," it has no plans to shut down Breakthrough Ministries, World Harvest Bible College or any other ministry in the coming year.

In an online message titled "Crisis-Urgent," Parsley said ministry friends have agreed to match the first $500,000 in donations.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective