Update 3 Feb 2020: Because of people looking for this post I will feature it for a few days. In spite of being caught in the act Jim Franks is still denying this as of end 2019. See the Church History category especially the UCG COGWA split article for more.
Dec 19, 2010- Jim Franks was planning a mass resignation of ministers from UCG at the WFW but has been talked out of this as being too extreme. At this referenced meeting they scheduled a mass exodus right after the WFW and decided on the founding conference of COGWA.
A UCG loyalist was inadvertently included in Franks mailing, and a copy made its way to me.
From: Jim Franks <jimbfranks@
Sent: Fri, December 17, 2010 9:52:38 PM
Subject: December 17 Update
I simply can’t imagine how things could get any more interesting! Each day now brings a new twist. Legal accusations, firings, resignations and suspensions are coming at us from all directions. I have a couple of items to share with you this evening and then I will leave it until our meeting on Monday. There are some important decisions that we will need to make in the next few days…
Next week we need to firm up plans for moving forward…
Within the next few days we will need to discuss the following (among other things):
When should a general meeting take place?
Where should a general meeting take place?
Should we resign or should we wait to be terminated? What should be the timing of a resignation?
Please keep in mind that all of this is confidential. We have added another 12 men to the mailing list, which means it is even more important to be circumspect in any information that you share with others.
You should have received an official invitation for a meeting on Monday, December 19. The time will be 12 Noon CST. I look forward to talking with all of you soon. Take care.
All the best,