TULSA, November 28, 2002 ( – Rhema, an evangelical Christian ministry, has expelled a Wichita Kansas pastor from the ministry because of his pro-life activism.  Charisma News reports that Mark Holick had his ordination revoked this summer by the Oklahoma-based Rhema Ministerial Association International (RMAI).  “They [RMAI leaders] informed me that my wife, any of our church leaders, and myself could not for any reason go to any abortion clinic ever, not even to pray,” said Holick, 41.  Rhema’s Tulsa-based attorney, Tom Winters, told Charisma News Service that “Rhema is not for abortion.” Winters said he advised RMAI leaders to revoke Holick’s license because his pro-life activism could cause Rhema to be “potentially sued”.  “Based on my advice, they took a safe and reasonable approach to deal with this,” Winters said. “I advised them that the best way to handle this situation was to sever the relationship.”

Rhema encompasses Kenneth Hagin Ministries, RHEMA Bible Training Center (with more than 23,000 graduates and 13 schools worldwide), Faith Library Publications (a leader in the charismatic market with more than 147 books in print) and The Word of Faith (a free magazine mailed to more than 400,000 homes each month).  To express your concerns to the Rhema leadership:  [email protected]   See the Charisma News coverage:


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