Thursday, July 24, 2008
I received an email and a video from one of my classmates at Heritage Academy. He found my post online. It's the first time someone's ever "found" me online that I knew in the past, although we didn't know each other very well. It's so cool. :)
He gave me permission to publish both here on the blog.
Interesting blog. I also went to Heritage Academy. It was interesting to see your picture of Mr. Lidell and Mr. Yarborough—both very nice men who had no business trying to teach…my wife (who also went there) still laugh about how little control Mr. Yarborough had in the classroom.
My dad, like your mom, worked for Jim Bakker…and my mom answered the phones. I think the thing that I still hold against Jim Bakker more than anything else is how, while he was getting paid so much money, he took such poor financial care of his staff. In return for their faith in him and his ministry, they were exploited.
I can’t complain, though. I loved living there…working there. We were insiders in our own freaky Disneyland and we pretty much did what we wanted. And then it crumbled.
I visited there a few years back and made this video (the drama is all very tongue in cheek). Enjoy!