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1 23rd May 23:36
lauren
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I am looking for an article that I understand appeared in a Dallas,
Texas publication awhile
back concerning Dr. Paul Meier, the Christian psychologist who is with
New Life Live.
The article dealt with some issues concerning his non-profit clinic
finances and his connection to some folks of questionable character
some of whom are under investigation
by the SEC.

Might anyone here have come across such an article?

Thank you.

Blessings,

Lauren Chandler
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2 23rd May 23:37
chris black
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I did a search and came across the following.
Would this be the article you refer to Haley?

C/

You Suffer, He Prophets
Dr. Paul Meier earns $550K at a money-losing nonprofit. Then there's
the company he keeps.
At first glance, Richardson's Dr. Paul D. Meier, 60, appears the sort
of God-fearing Christian who will reap a happy harvest in the


(Biblical Prescriptions for Financial Success). He founded a
nationwide chain of counseling centers called the Meier Clinics that
offer Christian-based therapy. And he sells elixirs that help people
lose weight. The guy has appeared on Oprah, for heaven's sake.


But a recent Securities and Exchange Commission investigation has us
fearing for Meier's soul. Here are three questions he might want to
prep for prior to meeting St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.
1. What's the deal with your shady friends? Meier developed a line of
liquid vitamins and "weight management" supplements called To Your
Health with two friends, Dwight Johnson of Garland and Robbie Gowdey
of Frisco. Meier promotes the supplements (some of which cost $80) on
radio appearances and on the Internet, claiming they help the body
and
mind function as God designed them to. But To Your Health is Johnson
and Gowdey's baby (state records indicate the latter owns it; a
company rep says the former does). And Johnson and Gowdey run an
unrelated business, Atlas and Jericho Productions, that the SEC says
was part of a $36 million Ponzi scheme. The SEC filed a complaint in
December. At press time, the assets of Atlas had been frozen, but
neither Johnson nor Gowdey had filed a formal response.
2. How come you're so rich? We have no idea what Meier makes from his
book or vitamin sales. But the Meier Clinics operate under a
nonprofit
foundation with 501(c)(3) status. That means they don't pay taxes,
and
some of their records are public. In 2003 (the most recent year
available), those records show that the foundation had revenues of
$11.4 million but ran expenses of $11.9 million. As the foundation's
secretary, Meier made $550,411. His sister Nancy Brown, who lives in
Illinois, is president of the foundation and made $173,550. Meier
tells D the clinics provide help on a sliding scale, basing the cost
of care on a patient's financial hardships. He says, "We lose money
every year." Indeed.
3. Do you provide therapy via e-mail? Seriously? The Meier Clinics'
web site encourages a "patient" to write a journal entry and then
submit it to a licensed therapist who then provides counseling. The
service costs $80 per e-mail, and wordy patients be warned: there's a
5,000-word limit. Brown says the service is available only for a
maximum of six sessions. If, after spending close to $500, the
patient
still needs help, he is encouraged to seek it from more traditional
sources, Brown says. The Texas State Board of Examiners of
Professional Counselors says e-mail is not an acceptable medium for
therapy, and Meier himself says he couldn't imagine not physically
seeing a patient. In fact, until D asked him about it, he said he was
unaware that his clinics even offered e-mail-based therapy.


Whether St. Peter will buy that answer remains to be seen. -LAURA
KOSTELNY (D Magazine)
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3 23rd May 23:37
chris black
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I did a search and came across the following.
Would this be the article you refer to Lauren?

C/

You Suffer, He Prophets
Dr. Paul Meier earns $550K at a money-losing nonprofit. Then there's
the company he keeps.
At first glance, Richardson's Dr. Paul D. Meier, 60, appears the sort
of God-fearing Christian who will reap a happy harvest in the


(Biblical Prescriptions for Financial Success). He founded a
nationwide chain of counseling centers called the Meier Clinics that
offer Christian-based therapy. And he sells elixirs that help people
lose weight. The guy has appeared on Oprah, for heaven's sake.


But a recent Securities and Exchange Commission investigation has us
fearing for Meier's soul. Here are three questions he might want to
prep for prior to meeting St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.
1. What's the deal with your shady friends? Meier developed a line of
liquid vitamins and "weight management" supplements called To Your
Health with two friends, Dwight Johnson of Garland and Robbie Gowdey
of Frisco. Meier promotes the supplements (some of which cost $80) on
radio appearances and on the Internet, claiming they help the body
and
mind function as God designed them to. But To Your Health is Johnson
and Gowdey's baby (state records indicate the latter owns it; a
company rep says the former does). And Johnson and Gowdey run an
unrelated business, Atlas and Jericho Productions, that the SEC says
was part of a $36 million Ponzi scheme. The SEC filed a complaint in
December. At press time, the assets of Atlas had been frozen, but
neither Johnson nor Gowdey had filed a formal response.
2. How come you're so rich? We have no idea what Meier makes from his
book or vitamin sales. But the Meier Clinics operate under a
nonprofit
foundation with 501(c)(3) status. That means they don't pay taxes,
and
some of their records are public. In 2003 (the most recent year
available), those records show that the foundation had revenues of
$11.4 million but ran expenses of $11.9 million. As the foundation's
secretary, Meier made $550,411. His sister Nancy Brown, who lives in
Illinois, is president of the foundation and made $173,550. Meier
tells D the clinics provide help on a sliding scale, basing the cost
of care on a patient's financial hardships. He says, "We lose money
every year." Indeed.
3. Do you provide therapy via e-mail? Seriously? The Meier Clinics'
web site encourages a "patient" to write a journal entry and then
submit it to a licensed therapist who then provides counseling. The
service costs $80 per e-mail, and wordy patients be warned: there's a
5,000-word limit. Brown says the service is available only for a
maximum of six sessions. If, after spending close to $500, the
patient
still needs help, he is encouraged to seek it from more traditional
sources, Brown says. The Texas State Board of Examiners of
Professional Counselors says e-mail is not an acceptable medium for
therapy, and Meier himself says he couldn't imagine not physically
seeing a patient. In fact, until D asked him about it, he said he was
unaware that his clinics even offered e-mail-based therapy.


Whether St. Peter will buy that answer remains to be seen. -LAURA
KOSTELNY (D Magazine)
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4 25th May 18:01
jim
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Would the Robbie Gowdey referred to in this article be the same one
who was at Dr. Bill Bright's side for so many years as his valet or
something?

Jim
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5 25th May 18:01
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I am all but certain it is the same Robbie Gowdey. I have friends who
have known of the financial dealings (multi-level, etc.) of the Robbie
Gowdey who was with Campus Crusade for many years.

Haley
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