Pastor Lesley Yvonne Everson of Citifaith Church in Swindon, England, is an enabler of plagiarist Amanda Wells.They are also apart of the network Christian Growth International founded by Rick and Bev Murrill. The below screenshot was taken on November 24th, 2016 on wellsministries.com.au (Since then it has been taken down).
“Pastor” Lesley Yvonne Everson was alerted to Wells’ plagiarism IN HER BOOKS by a group of Concerned Christians on January 10th, 2017 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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Pastor Les and Pastor Mike took over Citifaith Church in February 2004. During times of exciting growth in the church Pastor Mike took ill and, after a brave fight, went home to Glory in December 2010.
They had pioneered a church in South Africa, which they pastored for 17 years before God called them to the nations.
Pastor Les has taken over from her husband and as a result Citifaith is going from strength to strength.
After ministering to the nations of the world, seeing many people healed and set free and seeing many salvations, Pastor Les has a passion for Swindon. She wants to see the community changed and the people reach their destiny and live a life in the freedom, purposes and fullness that God intends for us.
Pastor Les has 2 adult children and a grandson, who play a huge part in her life and serve alongside her in ministry.