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Is David Mainse An Unethical Scoundrel Like Benny Hinn?

Is David Mainse An Unethical Scoundrel Like Benny Hinn?

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Crossroads has been dealing with continued debt, loss of staff, lack-luster performance of new projects, the terminal illness of founder David Mainse, attention around the Axcess Automation/Funds ponzi scheme that had involved Ron and Reynold Mainse, as well as public questions around CIDA funding.

The New York Times - Authorities Say Ponzi Had Ties to Christian Chat Show
The Ontario Securities Commission has named two sons of David Mainse, the founder of the Canadian Christian talk show, “100 Huntley Street,” in a case involving a $15 million Ponzi scheme, The Globe and Mail reported.
The Mainse brothers, Reynold and Ronald, “were not party to the fraud,” the Canadian authority said, but they allegedly breached securities rules because their actions constituted trading in securities for which they were not registered in Ontario.
The brothers are alleged to have promoted two investment schemes and were jointly paid a total of 248,000 Canadian dollars in commissions for their referrals.
On Thursday, the Canadian authority said the investments were a Ponzi scheme operated by Gordon Driver, who briefly worked at the television show.
The statement of allegations also named David Rutledge, an ordained minister who was previously employed by the charitable organization that operates “100 Huntley Street.” He is accused of trading in securities without registration, but is not accused of participating in the fraud, the newspaper said.


I am one of the people who invested with Gordon A. Driver “Axcess Fund LLC” beginning of 2007. I talked with him a couple times a month every month to see how things were going and actually met him face to face twice. I was told when I invested with him that he is a good Christian and was the salt of the earth. Turns out he is the total opposite. He stole from friends, long term friends people that were in financial trouble and guaranteed them high returns. Now in hind sight returns that were to good to be true. I hope he rots in jail! He has hurt so many families that are now because of him in serious financial trouble.
Gordon A. Driver
(702) 951-9398
gd@axcessfund.com
Posted by: Lost Shirt | July 09, 2009 at 06:37 PM

For several weeks, Ron Mainse, president of Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc., and his brother Reynold Mainse, director of missions for Crossroads, have been absent from their daily, flagship program, 100 Huntley Street. The opening credits of the program have been re-edited and longtime on-air staff member Moira Brown and Canadian radio/television broadcaster and author Jim Cantelon have been fronting the daily telecast.

The best explanation seems to be found in this lone media report, which appeared May 21st in the Hamilton Spectator. (Although The Spectator is owned by The Toronto Star, it appears the story was considered too local to Hamilton to be picked up by the larger daily.)

The story identifies the Mainse brothers, sons of Crossroads founder David Mainse, as investing in a project sold by Axcess Automation which the story identifies as a Ponzi scheme, illegal both in Canada and the U.S.

The seller is identified as Gordon Driver. Gord, as he was known when he lived in Southern Ontario, was the founder of Sounds of Triumph, a non-profit organization that produced Christian concerts and radio programs, one of which was produced for Toronto Teen Challenge. Offices and studios were located in the now demolished Evangelistic Centre at Yonge and York Mills in Toronto; the same Pentecostal Holiness Church which for several years rented space on Monday nights to a young evangelist named Benny Hinn.

Most of the Canadian investors come from former Canadian Pentecostal royalty, Mainse, Rutledge, Stacey, the Crossroads family of media companies.
Crossroads has been dealing with continued debt, loss of staff, lack-luster performance of new projects, the terminal illness of founder David Mainse, attention around the Axcess Automation/Funds ponzi scheme that had involved Ron and Reynold Mainse, as well as public questions around CIDA funding.

The New York Times - Authorities Say Ponzi Had Ties to Christian Chat Show
The Ontario Securities Commission has named two sons of David Mainse, the founder of the Canadian Christian talk show, “100 Huntley Street,” in a case involving a $15 million Ponzi scheme, The Globe and Mail reported.
The Mainse brothers, Reynold and Ronald, “were not party to the fraud,” the Canadian authority said, but they allegedly breached securities rules because their actions constituted trading in securities for which they were not registered in Ontario.
The brothers are alleged to have promoted two investment schemes and were jointly paid a total of 248,000 Canadian dollars in commissions for their referrals.
On Thursday, the Canadian authority said the investments were a Ponzi scheme operated by Gordon Driver, who briefly worked at the television show.
The statement of allegations also named David Rutledge, an ordained minister who was previously employed by the charitable organization that operates “100 Huntley Street.” He is accused of trading in securities without registration, but is not accused of participating in the fraud, the newspaper said.


I am one of the people who invested with Gordon A. Driver “Axcess Fund LLC” beginning of 2007. I talked with him a couple times a month every month to see how things were going and actually met him face to face twice. I was told when I invested with him that he is a good Christian and was the salt of the earth. Turns out he is the total opposite. He stole from friends, long term friends people that were in financial trouble and guaranteed them high returns. Now in hind sight returns that were to good to be true. I hope he rots in jail! He has hurt so many families that are now because of him in serious financial trouble.
Gordon A. Driver
(702) 951-9398
gd@axcessfund.com
Posted by: Lost Shirt | July 09, 2009 at 06:37 PM

For several weeks, Ron Mainse, president of Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc., and his brother Reynold Mainse, director of missions for Crossroads, have been absent from their daily, flagship program, 100 Huntley Street. The opening credits of the program have been re-edited and longtime on-air staff member Moira Brown and Canadian radio/television broadcaster and author Jim Cantelon have been fronting the daily telecast.

The best explanation seems to be found in this lone media report, which appeared May 21st in the Hamilton Spectator. (Although The Spectator is owned by The Toronto Star, it appears the story was considered too local to Hamilton to be picked up by the larger daily.)

The story identifies the Mainse brothers, sons of Crossroads founder David Mainse, as investing in a project sold by Axcess Automation which the story identifies as a Ponzi scheme, illegal both in Canada and the U.S.

The seller is identified as Gordon Driver. Gord, as he was known when he lived in Southern Ontario, was the founder of Sounds of Triumph, a non-profit organization that produced Christian concerts and radio programs, one of which was produced for Toronto Teen Challenge. Offices and studios were located in the now demolished Evangelistic Centre at Yonge and York Mills in Toronto; the same Pentecostal Holiness Church which for several years rented space on Monday nights to a young evangelist named Benny Hinn.

Most of the Canadian investors come from former Canadian Pentecostal royalty, Mainse, Rutledge, Stacey, the Crossroads family of media companies.

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Is David Mainse An Unethical Scoundrel Like Benny Hinn?
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EXTREME NEPOTISM WAS PART OF CROSSROADS
Julian 
 says: February 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm  As a former Crossroads employee I know I can comment on Crossroads issues regarding its leadership problems and corrupt business practices. I have contributed comments on several threads in the last few years here on bendictionblog in regards to the very underhanded and corrupt practices of certain higher level managers at Crossroads along with major negligence and evasion of taking responsibility by David Mainse as well. Putting aside the ponzi scam with the Mainse sons and Gordon Driver there is more than enough inner corruption at Crossroads that I and other former and current employees were witness to. Extreme nepotism was utilized in years past and family members that were employed were definitely NOT qualified to be in the broadcasting business. As an addi
tional “slap in the face” these non qualified or poorly credentialed hired people would get paid
more than qualified broadcasting professionals who were hired when CTS
 –
 TV went to air in 1998, well this smelled of direct corrupt business practices. This is just not
 
mishandling of business as some softies would describe it but it is and was an outright breach of Crossroads written policy. Crossroads written policies were purely and are  just window dressing to say the least. There were direct threats from those in authority to try to shut up and silence employees that identified behind closed doors abuses against employees. When I was still with Crossroads I even received a written memo to keep my mouth shut up about significant injustices and outright corruption that was occurring in several departments within the Crossroads organization. I know of one former Crossroads employee/contractor that was nearly killed and suffered significant major trauma to his body and the long story in a short format is that he and his family ensued the matter with lawyers since Crossroads refused to rectify it in a proper manner. Eventually there was a major out of court settlement where as to avoid public scrutiny. The former employee along with his family were
treated like “dirt” by the Crossroads organization during the whole process. To this day
this former employee/contractor will never physically be the same again and is emotionally scarred along with his parents that use to work and or volunteer for Crossroads. This is just one true story along with others that are too numerous to mention.  Actual events of significant financial mismanagement of ministry resources which was and is ultimately public money is another matter too! In my personal experience when I worked for Crossroads, the very first week after I started working for Crossroads, conditions to my employment were seriously breached by Crossroads management. After moving a considerable distance from western Canada to settle for a position and conditions set to that employment that were not fully honored threw me into a high level of mistrust of the organization. Matters were eventually escalating as other employees were being lied to and mistreated month by month, year by year. A situation occurred where I was involved in a tragic event that literally threatened my personal safety, health and well being that consequently lead to my physician giving me a stern directive to get out of Crossroads employment for the sake of my personal safety and well being. A person that worked at Crossroads by the name of Andy R. was eventually fired over this event but then surprisingly brought back to do contract work was appalling to say the least. This man should of never been hired by Crossroads in the first place, since he was not qualified to do the job that he was initially hired to do and the only reason that he was hired was through severe nepotism factors, he has a wife that has worked for Crossroads for many years that is fiercely faithful to David Mainse. This Andy R. has been protected by the powers that be at Crossroads for many years and to the best of my knowledge he still maybe working in some form or capacity at Crossroads. He is someone that is a liability for Crossroads and yet in Crossroads twisted logic they have protected him time and time
 
again. Nepotism at its worst! I started working in the broadcasting business almost 30 years ago and also worked in and with secular broadcasters and never seen anything like it. A place like Crossroads you would think is a safe place to work but it was not as I and others can easily testify to. Yet there are former and current employees that have turned their heads away and deny that such abuse and breaches that occur or have occurred throughout the years at Crossroads. David Mainse is fully aware of many breaches and malfeasance within the Crossroads organization throughout the years and has been directly confronted or through correspondence asked and requested to rectify matters but he would essentially deny and slough off or disrespectfully disregard people. David Mainse knows how past scandals in other ministry organizations have brought the leaders and the their organizations down to ill repute so Crossroads at all costs (example: threatening or paying people off to keep quiet) must try to hold up a clean image that actually really truly is so very tainted and corrupted from within. So in closing David Mainse receiving an award from the NRB is an affront to the many former employees and families that have been harmed in so many ways throughout the years. Oh, and not to mention the financial donors that have contributed to the Crossroads organization that do not get full public transparency from Crossroads and its hierarchy. I believe David started the Crossroads ministry and organization with good intent and integrity but as the organization grew and expanded, Crossroads lost its integrity and David Mainse definitely developed a seared conscious as the years transpired. NRB should rescind the offer that they awarded to David Mainse. As I have stated before in writings and personal statements to individuals, David PLEASE come clean and right the wrongs at Crossroads!!
Crossroads Christian Communications, premier sponsor for US conservative evangelical broadcasting convention
 
Are Canadian evangelicals paying for this? The National Religious Broadcasters is an association of evangelical religious
broadcasters in the US, formed in 1944 to, “…advance biblical trut
h, promote media
excellence, and defend free speech.” The Association started a tv network in 2005 which
reaches about 19 million homes in the United States.

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