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Duncan and Associates Private Investigation Conclusion on Allegations that Tom Papania was a fraud
Taylor Group assessment and response to allegations against Tom Papania
Charisma Magazine featured Article on Tom
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NEWSLETTER

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Law Enforcement and Emergency Response Training Providers

Dear Friends,

As will happen to almost all ministers for the Lord at some time, Tom Papania has been attacked. We believe that when a true man of God is doing the Lord’s work, attacks can only come from the devil. We have victory and power in the truth. Scripture says that “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31).

Tom Papania notes “I would like the truth about me to be known, but without diverting the mission of this ministry from saving souls to defending myself against false accusations. Let my witness speak for itself. With Christian advisers, I have prayerfully considered bringing suit against my attackers, but the Lord led me to simply reveal the truth and let the truth work.”

“Above all, my beloved, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “Yes” be yes and your “No” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.” [James 5:12]

My name is Robert Taylor, and I would like to put these facts about Tom Papania and God’s Saving Grace Ministries in front of you.

I was a highly decorated law enforcement officer of 20 years in the state of Maryland. The company that was founded by me and my father has been a prominent training provider for law enforcement, military and emergency response agencies throughout the world for 16 years. I have dealt with criminal elements for years, and have extensive knowledge and capabilities in finding and discerning this kind of truth. I also have some knowledge of the legal and prosecutorial system.

In September of 2003, I recommended Tom Papania as a speaker at our church, having heard the power of his testimony on the radio in 1996, and personally in Maryland in 2000. As arrangements were made to publicize his speaking event, I was informed of certain attacks against him and his ministry, claiming that he was a fraud. Rather than take someone else’s word for it, yet feeling a responsibility not to bring falsehood to our church, I conducted a detailed investigation into the matter.

The results of the investigations have shown that Tom Papania:

-Was saved in 1984
-Was on trial for racketeering, drug distribution, and murder, (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act [RICO] from May 1986 until April 1987.
-Awaited trial in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary from May 1986 until April 1987 [he was not allowed bail, and was considered a serious flight risk]
-Was found innocent of all charges and released in April 1987
- Began ministering to others while in prison the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary
- Established God’s Saving Grace Ministries in 1989
- Brings help and hope to prisoners and families, single parent households, homeless shelters, children's home (orphanage), high school, college and university students, and men and women in the business community.
- Led thousands to the Lord during his 14 years of full time ministry both here in the U.S. and abroad.
- Has been used by the Lord to share His salvation and forgiveness message with over two million people, and thousands of lost souls who simply might not have otherwise believed that God could forgive and love them.
- Developed a ministry based on integrity and has gone to great lengths to have an accurate accounting for all financial and property donations.
- Has turned down various invitations for high profile public appearances, movie contracts, and book deals so as not to glorify himself, but only bring glory to God.
- Has numerous references from people who have credibility and accountability in both the Christian and secular worlds.

No creditable or factual information has been discovered, or uncovered that would refute or disprove ANY testimony or claim made by Tom Papania, or God’s Saving Grace Ministries.

Intimate knowledge of the criminal investigation process and the prosecution system leads me to believe that Mr. Papania would not have been as thoroughly investigated, have such an extensive, detailed and documented criminal justice record and history, gone to trial nor been jailed if the stories he now freely tells were not factually accurate.

Tom Papania is now engaged in the life-saving ministry of telling the world that Jesus came for them, and died for them, and loves them and forgives them, no matter what sins they committed. That message is crucial to this lost world that we live in. We humbly pray that this letter helps you to understand that this ministry should not be impeded by any satan-inspired attacks against it.


We humbly request that if you have any questions about Tom’s ministry, please present this letter to your church or organization leadership so you can put forth the truth. Then pray for discernment on any decisions you will make about Tom’s appearance with you. I submit myself as a witness to the authenticity and accuracy of all the information provided in this letter. Please email me at ministry@taylorgroup.net if you’d like to discuss this issue in detail.

We are also able to provide documented information, letters, emails, and telephone contacts supporting the above findings. They derive from creditable sources, with detailed and specific knowledgeable about this situation.

In following biblical guidelines to confirm the truth from more than one witness. Should you have issue with your brother, go to him personally. To date, Tom has had 198 cancellations, due to many people not carrying their research beyond the lies that are being told. If his testimony leads just 10 people to know the truth about God’s saving grace at each event that might represent 1,980 people who did not hear the truth because of satan’s interference.

I sincerely thank you for your consideration,

Sincerely,

Robert E. Taylor, Jr.
Chairman / Founder
The Taylor Group

Member, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
Instructor / USA Law Enforcement Coordinator, International Security School - Israel
Member, Fraternal Order of Police, Maryland Lodge #89
Member, International Association of Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals

WWW.TAYLORGROUP.NET

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Bio of Robert Taylor:

Robert, Jr., is a career security professional with demonstrated business acumen and 25-year record of success in planning and implementing strategically integrated security programs, tactical operations, counter-terrorism, intelligence gathering and executive protection. Robert's unique combination of experience managing high profile national events for large companies, government certified security firms, assistance in developing cutting edge counter-terrorism and protective security programs for high-growth entrepreneurial firms in the United States and abroad, and being a senior executive with Shiloh Trail, Inc.

In addition to a distinguished 20-year career with the Prince George’s County Police, Robert planned and directed the security requirements on the behalf of organizations tasked with the protection of visiting dignitaries, corporate heads, and internationally renowned entertainers. He also managed intelligence gathering and protection operations for visiting dignitaries and corporate executives in major regions including Washington, DC, Sacramento, and Phoenix, and internationally in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. He serves as a Threat Assessment Analyst and Security Operations Trainer to an international campus in Africa.

After leaving government in 2002, Robert distinguished himself in the private sector with The Taylor Group as the Chairman of the Board. Robert was also the Executive Protection, Tactical Operations Coordinator and Team Leader for Promise Keepers and Encore Productions. Robert has been a featured guest on national radio, and television discussing security and protection related topics. Robert holds an undergraduate degree in Law Enforcement Technology / Security Management from Prince George’s College, and has earned numerous security linked instructor and train the trainer certifications from around the world.

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Tom PAPANIA Spring 2008 Newsletter

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Hello Saints,
2008 is here and I’m still in the habit of writing 2007 on all my correspondence. Where did 2007 go?
I have been holding out for a miracle for quite sometime now, but it just didn’t come. You see my wife Teresa filed for divorce back in May of 2006. I imagine the pressures of her health, our failing finances, her sons heroin addiction, and that I am not the easiest person in the world to live with has taken its toll on her and she decided she wanted out. I had prayed it wouldn’t come to this, but it is what she wanted and I could not convince her otherwise.
I gave her the house, all the equity and the contents of the house and left with only my clothes and business equipment and moved into a nearby apartment complex.
During this time 2 of our dogs of 11 ½ years died of cancer thirty days apart from one another. So, 2006 and 2007 are years I would like to forget. Needless to say, my heart is broken in millions of pieces.
I took a sabbatical for a few months to fast and pray and try to get my life back in some kind or order. I’m slowly mending and I know God will continue the healing process to completion.
Please continue to pray for Teresa and her son. Pray for her physical healing, her finances and for her sons total deliverance from drugs. Amen!!
The Prison Ministry is going full steam and we’ve been blessed to see about 30 men get saved each month! Praise God! We now have a large population of Hispanics in our Prison System and we have a Hispanic Pastor, Harry Valdez helping us translate our services to these men. We recently received a request for almost 100 Spanish Bibles and Pastor Harry was kind enough to purchase them for these men at his own expense. Hallelujah!!
There has also been an addition to our Prison Ministry in the last 9 months. (Hmm, 9 months= birthing period). Being a Harley Davidson owner I have recently discovered an amazing harvest field. I have come in contact with about 150 Bikers who are unchurched. The majority of them believe in God but do not attend any local church because they feel they are not accepted because of their appearance: you know, jeans, boots, leather jackets, tattoos, and some with long hair. I assured them they would all be accepted in the church that I attend. After all, if they accept me with my past, they would accept anybody. They asked me how I dressed to go to church. I told them with a suit, shirt and tie of course. They said that is why they accept you. Dress like we do for a few months and see if they still react to you the same way. I immediately accepted their challenge and wore my motorcycle boots, jeans and leather jacket to church that Sunday. I even grew a goatee to finish my new “Biker” look. At first people just looked at me kind of curious, but after 2 months about 85% of the people who had been very friendly towards me began to totally ignore me.


The Bikers were 100% right in their assumption of not being accepted because of their clothes. I cannot imagine anyone who has the audacity to call themselves a Christian judging people on their appearance only. We Christians should look at a person heart and not what they are wearing. I was so disappointed and angry at the same time. And when I’m angered, I get highly motivated.
These Biker groups go on benefit rides almost every weekend during the entire year. Some of the rides are benefits for children with cancer, Firemen and Policeman who got hurt on the job, others who are seriously ill and have no medical insurance or the insurance ran out, others who have been out of work for a long periods of time. People this is Gods work!! These unchurched Bikers are doing more of Gods work than 75% of the people who sit in pews Sunday after Sunday. The benefit rides usually charge anywhere from $20 to $25 for each motorcycle and $10 for each passenger. 100% of what is collected goes to the person the benefit is for! Nothing is deducted for advertisement or marketing. Not one cent!
I view these registration fees as a sort of a tithe. These Bikers are 100% tithers and don’t even realize it. Imagine if church goers would become 100% tithers? That would be some miracle.
God has given me such a burden for them that I am presently looking for someone to donate some space to this ministry so I can hold services for them on Sunday evenings. Most of the benefit rides are on Saturdays and Sundays and are usually over by 5 pm. So, I desire to hold a 6 pm service for them. Then when enough of them feel comfortable attending the services, I will invite them to attend the Sunday morning service I attend every Sunday before the benefit rides begin.

My Pastor, Bishop Bolin, has already told me to bring them in and not worry about what the congregation might say or think. I thank God I’m under the leadership of a God fearing Pastor and not a man pleaser. Praise God!!
Can you imagine a hundred or so motorcycles pulling into that parking lot some Sunday morning and both men and women walking into church with jeans, boots, leather jackets and vests and tattoos and long hair? I doubt if anyone will fall asleep during that sermon. Hallelujah!! I pity the religious folks!!
I’m also planning on inviting these Bikers into the Prisons with me once the weather warms up. Some Prisons have already had Christian Bikers ride their motorcycles right onto the Prison grounds and many inmates surrendered their lives to Christ. Praise God!
My first speaking engagement in 2008 was in Texas. Unknown to me they also had a Biker ministry. God is truly amazing! I met some of the bikers and a few of them told me how they left Biker gangs after getting saved and never regretted it. I was so blessed. I told them of my burden and they encouraged me. I also have speaking engagements in Oklahoma, West Virginia, California and Canada scheduled in 2008. So God is not done with me yet.
I need your prayers more than ever before. I’m ministering with a wounded heart and an empty wallet, but I have the confidence that God will get me through all of this somehow and turn what the enemy meant for evil into something good. He is faithful to finish what He started in me. Amen!! I am desperately trying to keep my eyes and mind going forward and not looking back. What happened in the past is just that: the past. Everything God has for me is in front of me. And I refuse to take any steps backward and give the enemy any kind of victory. Amen!

I still have been unable to find a publisher willing to publish my book. The only other option I have is to self publish. But between graphics, printing and other expenses, I am looking at a minimum of $10,000 of which I do not have. But God is still in the miracle working business, so if all these things are in His will, they will all come to fruition in His perfect timing. Amen!!
I thank all of you who faithfully pray for and financially support this ministry on an on going basis. We lost a few supporters in 2007 due to loss of employment, death in the family. (Bill Williams, a dearly beloved man of God), and our present economy. But, we are still marching forward and claiming victory over the evil one. Hallelujah!!
I opened my heart and made myself completely vulnerable in this newsletter to all of you reading this. I pray that you will not find fault with me or condemn me, but instead forgive me for any wrong doing you may think I have committed, and continue to lift me up in prayer as you have always done.


A fellow bondservant,
Tom Papania

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