William Gaylord, better known as “Pop Gaylord”, is the man who had a true burden to reach the military personnel with the gospel of Jesus Christ and providing a wholesome environment in what was called a Servicemen’s Home. Having been a serviceman himself he had desired to give what God gave him to them. He presented this idea to NTCC.
Rony Denis, better known as “Jimmy”, rose to prominence in New Testament Christian Church (NTCC). He claimed that when he preached as a student in the ST. Louis Seminary that everyone praised him saying that he preached like Richard Blumenthal, a highly respected minister at the time. Denis began his “ministry” work in New Orleans, LA. After a visit from the Kekels, Denis says that they influenced him to go into the Servicemen’s Home Ministry. Once in the Servicemen’s Home Work Denis rose to prominence developing ways to increase “numbers and money ” for the church. Being promoted from Hinesville,GA to Woodbrook, WA Denis began to train other ministers for Servicemen’s work. Denis bragged that while in Woodbrook he sent millions to the Graham,WA church- headquarters for NTCC. Maybe this is why reports of his abuse toward the people fell on death ears. A board member position was created for Denis called the Servicemen’s Director. Denis left the Woodbrook church to join the General Board and travel to supervise the NTCC Servicemen homes. The “numbers” dropped after Denis left the Woodbrook church. One person who was there said that many of the “converts” went into gross sin right after Denis left.
As the simple law of gravity teaches us: what goes up must come down. Denis’ pride caused him to collapse when he realized that RW Davis, the late founder of NTCC, decided to choose his Son-in-law, Michael Kekel, over him to lead the organization. Denis’ pride actually caused him to think Davis would appoint him over NTCC. Denis then devised a scheme he claims God gave him to split from NTCC and start his own organization called “House of Prayer Christian Christian.” Denis over the years of his newly formed church devised ways to abuse the veterans. He has made the statement that soldiers are easier to control, as opposed to civilians. From staged Dity Moves to makeshift schools for VA Educational Benifts money Denis has developed an elaborate scheme to where he appears to own the city of Hinesville,GA. Fortunately Pop Gaylord passed away before he could see the ugliness of what was intended to be “The Good” has become. There you have in a condensed nutshell: