Pastors Andy and Ali Timms of Destiny Life Church in Bournemouth, England, are enablers of plagiarist Amanda Wells. They are also apart of the network Christian Growth International founded by Rick and Bev Murrill. The below screenshot was on January 12th, 2017.
Both “Pastors” Andy and Ali Timms were alerted to Wells’ plagiarism IN HER BOOKS by a group of Concerned Christians on January 10th, 2017 (2 days prior to the above screen shot being taken) with the following message:
For some time a group of concerned Christians have been following the movements of Amanda Wells, a woman from Australia who claims she has been “ordained” in at least three churches and that she is a “prophet” of God.
Amanda first came to our watch list when we received information that certain material she was presenting as her own work had been plagiarised from other sites on the Internet. Further intense investigation found a plethora of such plagiarized material, and we began to view this matter more seriously.
In 2015 the discernment website Churchwatch Central attempted to draw attention to Wells’ illegal activity by promoting a game called “Culprit in the Pulpit” which encouraged Christians to be more discerning when accepting the claims of people who claim to be prophets. Every person who claimed to be a prophet and who were a part of the Elijah List with Wells was personally notified and led to examples of plagiarism. Some of the people from whom she had plagiarised even appeared on that list of her own colleagues! The warning was ignored. Wells herself chose to deal with the issue by using social media to insult and abuse those who began to ask questions.
Here is a timeline of events that has been documented:
In 2016 at the time of the Australian Prophetic Summit, every member of the Elijah list was once again notified that despite her being exposed as a plagiarist the previous year, Wells had continued to steal other’s material and sell it and present it as her own during the intervening 12 month period.
By this time, Wells had attracted attention from other areas including a Christian Radio station:
Despite the fact that the Elijah List did not have the courtesy to respond to warnings, it was noted that all Wells’ “prophecies” were suddenly removed from the site. Likewise, the Senior Pastor of her church, (Glory City Church), one Katherine Ruonala, took action, and according to Wells’ own website (wellsministries.com) Wells had removed herself from her activities in the Glory City Church for a certain time in order to receive counseling regarding the matter.
Despite assurances from those enabling Wells, further material began to emerge, and in recent weeks we have become aware that books which Wells claimed to have written also contained plagiarized material.
Currently we are investigating her other books and looking for more plagiarised material. We have every reason to believe that there are yet more examples to be discovered, and we will continue our attempts to expose this theft of intellectual property. If she has sold her books at your church, or if you have purchased her books, then you have enabled a plagiarist. We are taking this opportunity to request that you, as Amanda Wells’ friend, call her out on her sins as she’s engaging in illegal activities and will reflect poorly on your church and all who are affiliated with her.
Since we have video evidence of Wells selling these products from pulpits and platforms at church meetings in countries spread across the world, we will continue to advise all parties involved to cease and desist immediately in any further promotion of these products.
We are notifying all the publishing companies that have published her books and all the companies that sell her books, as well as all the churches that promote her because when she goes to a church to speak she sells her plagiarized materials there.
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Below is more information about these Pastors.
Destiny Life Church reads:
Our Senior Leaders, Andy and Ali took on the leadership of DLC in Dec 2014 having served as Associates for over 10 years. Andy retired as a Police Inspector in 2012 having served in the London Met and Hampshire Constabulary for 30 years and now works full-time in the Church. Ali runs her own ‘Music for Health’ business in care/nursing homes across Dorset as well as overseeing all things to do with Worship in the church. Both are passionate about seeing people’s lives touched and changed by Jesus Christ and seeing them released to fulfil their God-given destiny – and for the Church to glorify Jesus by demonstrating the supernatural ways of God on the earth with miracles, signs and wonders!
One would have thought that a person who had worked as a Police officer and served in the police force for 30 years would have checked the bona fides of the one he was introducing and endorsing to his congregation. Why does Andy Simms endorse a person who continually lies about her background even claiming publicly that she “is a nurse” when that claim appears to not be able to be substantiated? Regardless of friendships or any sort of social connections, no Pastor should be allowing a known plagiarist to preach in his church and no Pastor should be endorsing the selling of “products” from the pulpit in his church.
“And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” (Matthew 21:12-22)
Why is Andy Timms, a RETIRED POLICE OFFICER still showing his intentions to have Amanda Wells preach at his church when it has been proven that there is PLAGIARISM IN HER BOOKS and she is a spinner of yarns?