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Church Name: Changing Pointe Church
Senior/Lead Pastor: Eli & Teresa Moreno
Governance Model: G12 Cell-Church*
Other Church Leaders/Board of Elders: Lee Garcia, Jericho Moreno
Denomination: United Pentecostal/Charismatic/G12
Statement of Faith/Doctrinal Distinctives: https://changingpointe.com/church-overview/
Address: 1510 S. 36th Ave Yakima, WA 98902
Phone Number: 509-452-9653
Congregation Size: Unknown
Building Size/Church Property: (https://property.spatialest.com/wa/yakima#/property/181334-12422)
Online Services: https://changingpointe.com/watch/
To read more about this church’s Specifics, read the Red Flag Reports (to be published in the next 2-3 weeks), which are linked to their corresponding ‘Specifics’ below. Any ‘Specific’ that has more information or an explanation available is linked to the Red Flag Report by an asterisk.
Responsive/Open to Questions: No*
Official Membership: No
Church Discipline Policy: No
Tithing/Compelled Giving: Yes
Financially Transparent/Accountable: No
Baptism Required: Unknown
Preaching Style: Topical | Pentecostal/Charismatic
Worship Style: Pentecostal /Charismatic
Affiliations*: G12, Art Sepulveda, Cesar Castellanos
Safeguards Against Abuse*: Minimal | Unknown
Red Flags*: Financial Abuse, Spiritual Abuse, Coercive/Authoritarian Control, Labor Exploitation/Funnel of Slavery, Abuse of Power/Narcissistic Abuse, and more. Please read the full Red Flag Report for an in-depth description and explanation of these red flags.
Educational Background: So far it doesn’t appear Pastor Eli has any formal or accredited education for ministry. This isn’t a red flag for us considering there are many excellent Bible-teaching pastors that haven’t received a college degree, but be careful to check any degrees or certifications any pastor does present because wolves in sheep’s clothing/narcissists often get their degrees from degree mills, unaccredited schools/seminaries, or don’t have a real degree/certification at all.
Ministerial Background*: We don’t have any ministerial history on Pastor Eli prior to his pastoral position at Changing Pointe, previously named the Family Worship Center. He briefly worked as a Youth Pastor in Katy, Texas, but we currently have no information from the church he worked for.
Red Flags*: This pastor displays red flags of financial abuse/exploitation, coercive control, labor exploitation, and other red flags of spiritual abuse. Please read the Red Flag Report for an in-depth explanation of these red flags.
Final Rating: Not Recommended
About Our Rating
Based on each investigation and the information we collect on each church, we will either recommend or not recommend a church. Every Christian has a different perspective and opinion of a church based on their doctrinal views, personality, and other factors. Our recommendations are based on our Ultra-Libertarian Christian perspective and our desire to protect the Body of Christ from the abuse, spiritual abuse, exploitation, coercive control, and other cult-like behaviors practiced by wolves in sheep’s clothing.