Holy Trinity Adelaide has 3 campuses and employes 44 people, with $2.2m on just the payroll (assuming each person earns $50k ONLY). Now you know what your offering is going towards. At the church, I once heard a pastor brag about getting free fringe benefits, and being able to send his kids to their prestigious Anglican private schools at 50% of the cost. So this is not to remember the millions of tax-free dollars Holy Trinity earns via its private schools, and capital gains on property given to it by the government for free 50 odd years ago.
1. Miriam Telfer (Nurse from St. Kensington’s Anglican Church) in a cat fight online! She was described by a colleague as a leader of a small group at Adelaide University, whilst studying nursing there. She also attended St. Matthew’s Church in Kensington. Apparently, she shared to the third party about some sexually deviant practices, which accordingly showed she was not “clean”, that she was “hypocritical” and “faking”. She said Miriam Telfer “can’t” lead a small group, and likely suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, saying a ghost was out to get her. Miriam Telfer was described as a “sociopath”.
2. Ps Reuben Salagaras, originally from St Matthew’s Kensington Anglican Church, was the president of the Evangelical Union (EU) AFES Evangelical Students. He studied law/engineering, but falling to get a job, went to study ministry. He has been referred to as “arrogant” and “proud”. He was told to be “controlling” and “dominating”. He has been accused of spending $70k in taxpayer dollars, then going to religious studies.
3. Ps Mark Peterson (also Holy Trinity Adelaide) was accused of being there just to sell his private CD’s and website merchandise. He is accused of being an “annoyance” and was “threatening”, that he was “irrelevant”, “arrogant”, “cocking” with “strong opinions” but little “empirical evidence”. His theology was also described as “heterical”. He was described as a “dog” out to get your money (via donations), preying on the weak, and profiting from religion. He was also desired as “cocky”, “arrogant”, and that he shouldn’t be a pastor. Mark Petrson is said to be the person in charge of music, using pop song-sounding jingles to attract people, using things like “musical atmosphere” (like a U2 concert). Similarly, Mark Peterson would try to convince everybody secular music was “evil”, and that they should listen to HIS “Christian” music. Also interesting is this early church heresy of the false dichotomy between flesh and spirit (i.e. the more spiritual you want to be, the less “flesh” you have to be). These people thus believed Jesus was not human because if he was human he cannot be godly. Therefore, to be more “godlier”, they need to be less into “worldy” music. This is the false theology that Mark Peterson is promulgating! Mark Peterson was also described as “looking like he’s got psychological issues”, most likely schizophrenia.
4. Geoff Lin is a pastor at the Holy Trinity Adelaide Anglican Church, and youth worker at AFES (Evangelical Union, aka Evangelical Students). He tries to convince students anabaptists/presbyterian christians are “evil”, and that all apart of AFES (despite being “non-denominational”) should switch allegiances to his Holy Trinity Church. Of course, more people at his church, means more dollars, and hence higher salary rates! Geoff Lin has been described as “arrogant”, “rude” and “close-minded”. Instead of using his law degree (from the University of Sydney) to find a “proper job”, he tries to solicit money from “university students” by cocky-ing out his law degree. He was also described as having the “s*** beaten out of him” by the Atheists club at UofA. In it, he “smirks” despite losing the God argument. Geoff Lin is also most famous for making the joke that he wanted to be an Anglican priest so he could send his kids to St Peters (a private Anglican school) for 50% of the cost – and though it was a joe, was completely and utterly inappropriate.
What is particularly interesting is Geoff Lin has accused Jeremy Shum of ousting him to the Anglican Diocese for engagement in child pornography, and child sex abuse. Of course, there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever this ever did occur! But one does wonder why the investigation occurred if it was untrue! Unfortunately, it was rescinded because of lack of available evidence.. but we all know you have a law degree, Mr. Geoff Lin ;)
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