Prepare for the most BIZARRE tale you have ever heard. A true story per my own personal first hand experience over 7 years with Pastor John Collins, his ministry, associates, colleague’s, associate pastors, family, and friends.
When I met John, he contacted me to view a high end home I had listed with my real estate firm in Montana at that time. He came to view the property in a truck with TN plates. His wife’s name was KC (Kimberley Collins), and they claimed to have a live in nanny named Tia. (Tia later I found out was Cindy Epplin, who later became John’s wife) KC became Kimberly Hemmerich receptionist/events planner at their Marietta Church.
At that time, around June of 2010, Pastor John Collins made an offer on the home he viewed, he made a Lease Option offer to lease the home for around $3500 a month and then buy the home outright in 18 months for approx. 1.8 million with interest. My client declined as they needed to be cashed out of the home and property.
Little did I know that had my client took the offer the home may have been destroyed and abandoned. As it appears that Pastor John Collins and his wives (ex and current) raised puppies, some call it puppy mills, I have no idea what this really means. Apparently they lease optioned homes at that time, and rented homes and then caused alot of damage with puppy debri let’s call it. More on this later. I did not understand the full scope of the lease option history when I made the offer to my client.
At the offer time John allegedly lived in Missoula MT and was renting a home there with his wife and kids and his live in nanny. After this he moved to either Georgia, TN, or somewhere south, not sure. Soon after that he moved to Idaho. In Idaho he Pastored at a local church and he had his own church, I believe called Universal Church of Biblical Christians or something like that.
When John first contacted me he told me he was an Insurance Negotiator. Apparently they were people who negotiated the fees of Doctors / Hospitals to get rates down for insurance companies. I told him about my Search Engine marketing skills and he said that the people he worked for were paying $10,000 a month for search engine marketing. He said he could get me a job with them doing marketing for all of the negotiators with that firm. (never happened)
He had me create booklets, do tons of research on the topic and PR regarding him as Dr. John Collins, Insurance Negotiator. He told me at that time that he wanted to start his own Insurance Negotiation business with me doing marketing. At that time a Marco Winette was allegedly funding that business.
In June of 2012 KC, John’s wife called and claimed she was flying to me in Whitefish with a$10,000 payment and then a quarterly payment of $125,000, to get the business and the healing center going, then there was 6 Million allegedly allotted for the Wellness Project that I would be working and creating.
After I lost the rental because John never followed through and lost some furniture, I moved to Spokane. In Spokane John paid some on my phone bill now and then as payment and he payed the heating / oil bill once. I lived with a friend there and associate Pastor that was going to work with my church. John ended up trashing her to attorney Randazza as I seen in emails sent to me in my court case, more on that later. She has since passed away, deeply sad indeed. Turns out he paid partial on the oil bill only to spy on me, as he had someone tell him who lived there and everything about me, my life and the daily activities.
After this John planned to have his own church and I am not sure what all businesses he had in mind. At any rate, apparently at one time John was set up by his ex-business partners and possibly his ex-wife and ended up taking the rap from some high finance criminal activity, not sure the extent of all that. However he did have a record and SEC charges. When a potential client searched for his name online, his SEC charges were at the top of the search engines. At that time, in the Spring of 2011, Pastor John Collins offered me $250,000 to get his name off the first page. Apparently he was going to mail this to me in cash in a backpack. (never happened, had it, of course I would have claimed the income)
I worked hard, it took me a couple of weeks, and indeed I got his name with the SEC charges to the 4th page of Google search. John did not pay the promised payment but claimed that he would at some point. So I kept up with moving his name in the search engines. I posted thousands of documents / posts of content online about every other John E. Collins in the world to move his name and keep it down. John never paid me. ( year later he put me up in hotels and claimed that he has paid me, he never paid me a chunk of money, a payment I could actually use, only small amounts in rent or hotels or food money here and there for a few years on and off, only with persistent asking for payments on what he owed me for the work / the services I did for him)
During this time, at some point, John and I became friends, as I ended up talking to him almost every day. I told him that my Dream was to have a healing center to bring people to and offer alternative medicine and information on healing. He said he knew a man named Marco Winn. Allegedly Marco Winnette had an illness and when John told him of my dream the man said he wished there was something like that when he first got sick. Apparently he was a very wealthy man.
Years later John told me that the man existed, however that he made up his name, why? I have NO IDEA.
During this time, yes John and I had become friends, however John was also very flirty with me as was his wife KC, who called me Cupcake, more on chats and emails in this regard later, for the purpose of painting a whole picture, as they added sexuality into the mix, WHY? I have NO IDEA and will never know who these people really are.
Over the years I did online marketing and PR work for Pastor John Collins so he could succeed in his revivals and no one would know of the SEC issue, not that it affected his ministry as it really didn’t. However, he still wanted me to do massive online SEO and PR so his revivals would succeed. I did PR just before his big awards and his big country music magazine article. He claimed it would be good for my ministry and his and he would get me an ad too. That, of course, never happened. What did happen is I did PR for him while his ministry made money and I never did get a lump sum payment so I could move on with my life.
Essentially he used me, then used other people’s money to put me hotels calling that helping me, I wanted paid and to be in control of my own life, that never happened. Meanwhile Pastor John was sabotaging my case, my business, and my entire life.
Pastor John Collins has apparently won many awards, and I saw him on national tv presenting awards. All the while I was behind the scenes making sure he looked good online and also teaching his people how to do blogs and PR.
Pastor John Collins is a recognized evangelist, comparable to Billy Graham, they say.
He has won top awards in the industry such as and not limited to the ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Award in 2015. Pastor John Collins presented at this country music event and was on national television.
John Collins is listed as the 2017 Ten Top Ranking Influential Ministries, Pastors, Preachers and Evangelists living in the United States. ( Which is Odd because John has been quite sick for a few years and he has only done guest preaching here and there as far as I know. So I highly doubt he would be on a list such as this. However, I did teach John's "people" how to do SEO and PR so I am sure they just made this up to make him look relevant in 2017). Meanwhile all of 2016 and 2017 I lived in my Truck because of promises, lies, non-payment for services, and false hope from the seemingly very influential Pastor John Collins.
Sylvia seems to have funding massive blogs promoting Pastor John Collins and well thousands of blogs to attack me. John claimed they were a large group of other people, led me to believe he cared about me and shut them down, even claiming using the group “Anonymous”. However the blogging style on Pastor John’s church blogs and blogs about him were the same, so I am sure that John and Sylvia paid bloggers to create massive hate about me. Then pretend to shut it down because they had connections. There was something about some book rights and Eureka MT and so many people, who knows the truth. I know I never will.
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Sylvia White claimed to have testified against Marc Randazza and told me to make Monica Foster stand down and not blog as to ruin the case. This was late Spring 2014. The reason given was to ensure that the bad guys were caught and victims of the porn industry and human trafficking were saved / helped. THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
Years of claiming to fund my church at any moment, knowing I had no food money, and lived in my truck and was freezing, and all the while claiming to care about people.
I am telling my story in hopes to protect others out there who have experienced any of this in their life with connected parties or others with the same type of people in their life path. I am not trying to be malicious in any way. I have lived in hotels for 3 years, John and his church and associates paid for hotels, all the while promising to fund my healing center and church, they lied and rendered me in their control and my life and survival up to them. Then about a year ago they stopped making payments in any small amount, stopped paying for hotels and I lived in my truck and in the streets for over a year. My life, my business, my loved one all affected and I want to understand why? To understand what I gave my life for.
Some involved in building my dream have literally died waiting for Pastor John’s promises, false hope I call it now. The reason he led me on for so many years, and yet made payments in the form of keeping me fed and in a hotel room, I have no idea and at this point will probably never know. I can only assume it was to get information from me, attempt to control me, keep me in survival mode and not able to blog on corruption. I am not sure who he worked for, with or who Pastor John Collins really is. I will never know at this point, it is Simply between Pastor John and God now.
7 years later and well, I really don’t know who Pastor John Collins really is, nor do I believe I ever will. Meanwhile my court case name him and his ex-secretary and they cost me an attorney in that case, and even said they would get me an attorney because of costing me one, that Never Happened.
Marc Randazza’s people posted about Pastor John Collins and accused me of extorting him. I have certainly never extorted John Collins. We have a long history and he has not been honorable nor followed through with his pledges and promises.
Marc Randazza put in court documents that Pastor John Collins, as he calls Reverend John Collins told him that I had extorted him. John interjected in my cases, pushed himself into my life, made grand claims to keep in my life and keep me talking to him. He was NOT extorted. I worked for him, I was a friend, and he was my pastor and spiritual counselor at many points.
Marietta Pennsylvania church Bringing Back God, at that time Sylvia White was the secretary, she got her story and information from John I believe, later she claimed she made it up. Anyway she emailed Marc Randazza, though that church was a client, and I had done mission work for and with them and received pastor counseling; Sylvia White emailed Randazza and told him the church gave me money, sent him my private confidential bank documents while at the same time telling hotels I was doing missionary work for them and telling me they were funding my church. Her email to Randazza told him to get the bitch, me being the bitch. This is also exhibits in the court case. Later Sylvia apologized, said she did not mean it and she said she believed in me and the good work I was doing and that she was soon to be getting an inheritance and planned to donate to my church. She helped me to incorporate and for years has promised to fund my church, it has NOT happened.
Pastor John told me NOT to respond to this in the courts and to just ignore it, or it would hurt the case. Another words to simply take the hit, let them accuse me of criminal activity and not defend myself in any way. Why? I have no idea. Pastor John claimed that he was investigating Marc Randazza, that yes he was doing much of what I was reporting about him. (more on this later) . More on pedophiles, Donny Long and whatever else John made up to get me to stay silent for so many years, even to the point of living in the streets penniless and with no food money, no where to live. Was John investigating Randazza or the Porn Industry attorneys, CEOs or companies? I have NO IDEA. At this point I believe all that Pastor John Collins told me, to be FALSE, fabrications and and flat out LIES.
In John’s delusions, fantasy or stories he has claimed not only to be paying me 10,000 a month for SEO services, but to be funding my church from his revival money as I did the marketing the whole time as his ministry went forward. He never did do as he promised. Pastor John Collins simply misled me for years and years and still is to this day. At this time I really have no idea where John is. He declined to comment on any of this for my articles.
John also claimed to or alluded to being an FBI informant, to be testifying for grand juries and don’t tell because it is against the law, yet never proved it and in fact used it to affect my life adversely, affect my safety and RUIN MY LIFE. I don’t believe Pastor John is an FBI informant or that he was a part of anything he claimed. Meanwhile he tapped into me wanting to do good, help victims of the porn industry, victims of human trafficking and pedophilia and used me and why? I have no idea. There were hundreds to thousands of tales involved in all this. There were tapes he had and was going to mail, there was subpoenas to him in Georgia in the boonies, later he said he lied because his attorney told him too. ALL this and I NEVER needed him in my case. He put himself there, he FORCED himself there and WHY?
He preyed on me wanting to help people to heal and to give victims a voice, and I believed it would all end one day and justice would be served. But what happened was John ended up controlling my survival, my living situation, my food and basically keeping me / my life hostage with promises of Justice being served and promises of my church, my healing center being funded. I ended up living in the street literally, sleeping in my truck and in the streets.
This is CRUEL at best. The MOTIVATION for Pastor John Collins, I have NO IDEA and I never will. It is in God’s hands now.
So Porn Attorney Marc J. Randazza, hating me immensely, wanted to set me up for jail and to win his case against me and Eliot Bernstein. So he believed John and wanted John to back up his stories and testify. John refuse ( because he FLAT OUT LIED)
Pastor John Collins told me about and let me hear parts of the aggressive call with these attorneys from Randazza Legal Group, a law firm who represented me in my Obsidian case at first were pressuring and threatening my then Pastor, PR / SEO client / my friend I thought, and a man who I had spoke to pretty much daily for several years prior. And WHY? I have no idea but I would LOVE to know the TRUTH.
Or simply telling more tales. At one point his ex-secretary Sylvia White told me John was on his deathbed and could go at any time, that was the fall of 2014. She claimed they were all praying over him, Later she claimed to exaggerate and apologized.