Those who have concerns about the tactics of Bob Hymers, or any of the cults he’s presided over (Maranatha Chapel, Open Door Community Churches [House Churches], Fundamentalist Army, and the current Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle) should check out the Hymers Warners Yahoo Group.
It’s a good place to get your questions answered, and learn some of the troublesome issues that have led others to flee Hymers’ “churches.”
Be aware, however, that Hymers’ minions do check that site regularly, so if you want to join it, please create a separate confidential identity for yourself (including an unrecognizeable yahoo/gmail email address) if you’re afraid of being found or identified by your current/former “brethren.” Also, be prepared to explain to former Cult members why you are interested in getting answers: keep in mind that they are accustomed to deception and manipulation from Hymers and those who work for him, and presume (correctly, I believe) that Hymers will be monitoring the site through proxies.
This all may seem a bit cloak-and-dagger, but those who have emerged from the R.L. Hymers Cult(s) know how litigation-happy he can be—and that he is not above other forms of harrassment and intimidation.
Quite the man of God. Sigh.
The man has twin sons. Please pray that they will be able to break free of their father’s influence someday to live rich, full lives. One always worries about the second generation in any cult: after all, the parents chose that life. Cult children were born into it.