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Gentry Family Foundation Demands Return of Funds
Gentry Family Foundation
Jerry Gentry, Trustee
Rt 2 Box 198
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Phone/fax 903-845-5778

May 31, 2001

Board of Trustees of the Church of Israel
Reed Benson, Chairman; Gray Clark; Dean Gayman; Bob Burney; Doug Gayman; Gerry Tremblay; John Coleman; individually and as trustees
Daniel Lee Gayman and/or Deloris Gayman, individually and as trustees
Church of Israel, Route 1, Box 218-E, Schell City, MO 64783
Board of Trustees of the Christian Heritage Academy, individually and as trustees
Board of Trustees of the Church of Our Christian Heritage, individually and as trustees
Board of Trustees of the Anglican Orthodox Christian Communion Church, individually and as trustees
Board of Trustees of Church of Jesus Christ of Whispering Oaks, individually and as trustees
Paradise Press and/or its “owners” Bob Burney and/or Rebecca (Herther) Burney, individually and as trustees

Dear Bishop Gayman, individually and as trustee, and/or other entities named above as deemed relevant:

Demand is herewith made for the full and immediate return of all funds (approximately $730,000.00 plus appropriate interest) received under misrepresentation by the “Church of Israel” from the Gentry Family Foundation, Jerry Gentry, Trustee, and/or from Jerry Gentry individually, which were received as a result of deception, misrepresentation and fraud. It is my understanding that you are individually and corporately liable for damages arising from matters that you and others have failed to disclose, from negligence and breach of duty of care and breach of trust, from breach of implied contract, which among other considerations, constitute the basis of this demand for immediate return of all funds described above.

These and further grounds for demand for the return of “tithe donations” to the “Church of Israel” are set forth below, and are based on public and private records on file (checks cashed, wire transfers received, bank records, invoices paid, deed records, etc.) in Vernon County, at the headquarters of the National Foundation, Washington, D. C., and elsewhere. It is the intent of the Gentry Family Foundation and Jerry Gentry individually to recover all “donations” previously transferred under misrepresentation, deception, fraud and breach of trust to and/or in favor of the “Church of Israel,” and various related persons and entities, on grounds further explained below:

1) Pastors Dan Gayman and Gray Clark solicited Jerry Gentry and his influence, support and funding for the “Church of Israel” via letter/s, phone calls, etc., beginning in 1987 and continuing through 1996 and beyond. “Confidence” was built in the “Church of Israel,” but the real purpose of solicitation by these men was carefully concealed and neglected through misrepresentation and fraud.

2) The Gentry Family Foundation, and it’s Trustee Jerry Gentry, operating under deception, transferred approximately $630,000 to various “Church of Israel” accounts during the calendar years of 1994, 1995 and 1996. Most of these accounts were under the sole authority of Dan Gayman and/or Deloris Gayman. Two construction accounts were always under the sole authority of Reed Benson and Scott Stinson, respectively. Prior to April 1994, approximately $25,000 annually was transferred to the “Church of Israel” for the years 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 and a portion of 1994, into accounts controlled solely by Dan Gayman and/or Deloris Gayman.

3) Pastor Dan Gayman under the tacit approval of the Board of Trustees’ misappropriated funds for purposes outside the scope of a legitimate non profit church operation, through the purchase of farmland, renovation of private homes for himself and Gray Clark, construction of a swimming pool facility at the home of Pastor Dan Gayman’s daughter Dana Buttorff, and other fraudulent purposes.

4) Pastor Dan Gayman under the tacit approval of the Board of Trustees solicited and received all donations through misrepresentation, deception and manipulation, all being the documented methods used by “cult” leaders to secure and control members. These actions along with neglect of full disclosure of purposes to which such “tithe donations” were being used constitute a breach of trust and a “breach of a duty of care whereby damages have been caused.” The Gentry Family Foundation and Jerry Gentry individually are two casualties among many in the wake of widespread financial malfeasance, neglect of duty of care, abuse of trust, fraud and misappropriation of funds by the “Church of Israel” under Dan Gayman’s knowledgable direction.

5) Once funds were transferred to the “Church of Israel,” Pastor Dan Gayman took measures to disassociate himself from Jerry Gentry, as with others previously, and worked surreptitously to malign Jerry Gentry’s reputation through lies, deceptions, false accusations and eventually through public slander to the media, as affidavits prove.

6) Pastor Dan Gayman used his position of influence in the church, and trust as a “minister,” to build a “tax free” family farming business, into which he misdirected substantial tithe donations intended for the preaching of the gospel and feeding the flock of God. These and other factors were never disclosed to Jerry Gentry, either individually or as Trustee of the Gentry Family Foundation, prior to making of the monetary transfers. Both the Gentry Family Foundation and Jerry Gentry individually have been damaged as a result of neglect of fiduciary responsibility, failure to disclose the real use of funds transferred, breach of trust, misrepresentation and fraud perpretrated by the “Church of Israel” and Pastor Dan Gayman.

7) Monetary transfers received by the “Church of Israel” were spent on the following items, among others:

— $110,000 for construction of a new home for Reed and Julie (Gayman) Benson at Rt 1 Box 230 H, Schell City, MO 64783
— $120,000 for the construction of a new home for Scott and Lori Stinson at Rt 1 Box 237, Schell City, MO 64783
— $ 10,000 for renovation of the home of Dan and Deloris Gayman at Rt 1 Box 218 E, Schell City, MO 64783
— $ 10,000 for renovation of home of Gray and Linda Clark at Rt 1 Box 216, Schell City, MO 64783
— $ 10,000 for construction of swimming pool facility at private home of Nathan and Dana (Gayman) Buttorff at Rt 1 Box 206, Schell City, MO 6478
— $ 10,000 for the renovation of the private home of John and Robin Coleman, Rt 1 Box 224, Schell City, MO 64783
— $ 30,000 for asphalt paving of COI roadway and campground
— $ 30,000 for design work and printing of the Vision publication
— $ 70,000 for expansion of COI Sanctuary building
— $240,000 for farmland
— $ 60,000 for equipment and improvements for Paradise Press, a “private” commercial printing operation under “ownership” of Bob Burney and/or Rebecca (Herther) Burney
— $ 30,000 unaccounted for

Based on the above reasons, demand is hereby made for a full and immediate refund to be made within 10 days of receipt of this letter, payable to the Gentry Family Foundation and/or Jerry Gentry, as applicable, which will only partially pay for actual damages. In the event of your failure to comply with this letter of demand, then appropriate action will be taken.

Yours truly,

Jerry Gentry, Trustee and individually

“And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you” (II Peter 2:2-3).
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