"The signers of this statement are leaders in ministry who were asked to review a matter that invokes these beliefs and to judge the fitness of a person for ministry according to biblical standards and the leading of the Holy Spirit. In conducting such investigation there are limits on what can be known with certainty, but we look carefully at long-term track records and the accumulated testimony of many witnesses. The opinion we have reached here is theological, answering the question: Does Todd Bentley, founder of Fresh Fire Ministries, live up to the high standards required of those who serve as representatives of Christ? Is he qualified, according to our understanding of biblical standards, to be a recognized leader in the Church? As part of this process, we sought to hear Todd's side directly, but he declined to answer a list of 60 questions compiled by the investigator after initially agreeing to respond. (Todd required the investigator to submit the questions through his attorney, after which he ceased communicating with Dr. Brown or the investigator.)" -- Dr. Michael Brown
The two big names besides Brown on this Scooby-Doo Commission were Joseph Mattera and James Goll. Mattera is a full-blown NAR dominionist and Goll is one of the most egregious false prophets alive today. Who better to decide the fate of the man who sexted pictures and sexual details of his wife with his interns? It is just hysterical that Brown always tries to sound so pious and official about this process when he is deciding if a man who claimed to have his own angel named Emma during the days when he was sleeping with his nanny behind his wife's back should be fit for Church leadership.
"Based on our careful review of numerous first-hand reports, some of them dating back to 2004, we state our theological opinion and can say with one voice that, without a doubt, Todd is not qualified to serve in leadership or ministry today. There are credible accusations of a steady pattern of ungodly and immoral behavior, confirmed by an independent investigator's interviews dating from 2008 up through 2019, along with other testimonies dating back to 2004. And while we only took into account first-hand reports, there are many other second and third-hand reports repeating the same accusations, often from people in different parts of the country (or, world) who had no connection between them, other than their interaction with Todd." -- Dr. Michael Brown
Note the dates! They have fist hand reports dating back to 2004, four whole years before Lakeland. They established a steady pattern of ungodly and immoral behavior, confirmed independently, from 2008 through 2019! That means from the days of Lakeland, through his fall, during his sham restoration, into his new ministry efforts and through this very day, Todd Bentley has never changed nor repented of his behavior. How many victims are there from Lakeland through today that can be laid squarely at the feet of Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner? This is what happens when you whitewash a restoration process. The truly pathetic thing is it sounds like Dr. Brown was willing to do it again for Bentley but he refused to cooperate.