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A Closer Look at David & Don Hargis

 

Revelation 3:9 

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

 

The De Cordova Line

Don and David  Hargis both claim the De Cordova name in their roots, although Don is the one who uses that alternate name. On the 2003 MBI page about David Hargis we read of the connection. 

Our Administrator

  • Rav Dr. David M. Hargis is President and General Overseer of Messianic Bureau International and Messianic Bible Institute-Yeshiva. He is also the main policy and doctrinal writer, and spokesman for MBI....

  • Rabbi Hargis was 52 in August 2001 and has 32 years of ministry experience as a full-time servant/leader. He was ordained in 1973 and pastored four churches before leaving classical Christianity in 1989 to practice Messianic Judaism and accept ordination as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi...

  • His grandmother (Cordova) was a Sephardic Jew from Spain and her husband, his grandfather, was an Ukrainian Jew. A second cousins grandfather, Avraham Hargis, was an Orthodox Jewish Rebbe. The origin of Hargis, concerning his clan, is Yiddish taken from the Hebrew har-gil, meaning "mountain of rejoicing;" and there is some legendary belief that it is Levite, or even Kohen..."

http://www.messianicbureau.org/intro.htm

On David Hargis's 1996 and 1998 resume, he states, 

Geneological Background

Grandfather (father's side): Askenazi Jew (Ukraine)

Grandmother (father's side): Sephardic Jew (Spain)

Grandfather (mother's side): Origin unknown / Methodist minister, then Assemblies of God minister

Grandmother (mother's side): English, possibly Jewish origin

         messianic.com/yeshiva/dmh-resm.htm

The Hargis claim of being Jewish is through their paternal grandmother and grandfather. The claim is that the paternal grandmother had the Sephardic Jewish name of Cordova. They also claim that David qualifies as a rabbi through a second cousins grandfather....That would be like saying you have Irish heritage because you married someone who had second cousin's who married someone who was Irish.

While looking for the International Seminary and Bible College online, which will be discussed later, this article was found. Called, "RON's rabbi off topic and humorous, but long," it shows that David Hargis pastored four AOG churches, not simply "churches" as shown in his MBI biography. The article also addresses the Jewish claims of the Hargis clan. 

Sat, 01 Aug 1998 ...

"....Ron was trying to show me some of many rabbis that believe that there can be Christian Jews. He referred me to: http://www.messianic.com/ Which is the web site of Messianic Bureau International. It is according to it's own FAQ an international mission to bring Jews to Jesus. It states, "Membership is offered equally to Jewish and non-Jewish believers, as one Body of Messiah and one blessing for Israel." So mere membership in this organization does not indicated that the member is of Jewish heritage...

The MSB as it calls itself does list it's board of directors which is enlightening to say the least...

Board of Directors: 

David M. Hargis, PhD (President and Chairman)

David Aronowitz, Master Chief-US Navy 

Michael Humphrey, Esq, Rabbi-Beth Messiah of Canton, OH 

Don Doherty, BMs, Shammash-Mishkan HaMelech of Hampton Roads, VA

Lorne Greene, California 

Linda C. Hargis, MEd, Registrar-Regent University (Vice President) 

Jane Greene, California 

Ellen Campbell, Director-Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tidewater 

Joanna Nelson, Virginia Beach, VA (Secretary- Treasurer) 

I would venture to guess from the addresses and from the vice president of Regents University on the board that this is a Pat Robertson organization. If you dig through the bull you can get to this on the founder, president, and chairman.

 Our Administrator: 

Rabbi Dr. David M. Hargis is president of Messianic Bureau International and Messianic Bible Institute-Yeshiva. ... He was ordained in 1973 and pastored four churches for the Assemblies of God before resigning in 1989 to accept ordination as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi. ...

Now this is a claim to be a rabbi. His second cousin's grandfather was a rebbe, therefore he's a rabbi. He is not Jewish and even though he may call himself a rabbi he is not a rabbi in a Jewish sense, since he was not ordain as this by ordained rabbis of a recognized Yeshiva. 

This guy is terribly ignorant of Jewish history. The Sephardic Jews did/do speak a combination of Spanish and Hebrew called Ladino, and therefore are sometimes called, "Spanish Jews", but the Jews were thrown out of Spain in 1492, and there have been very few Jews in Spain since then. 

It is highly unlikely if there were any Jews in Fascist Spain, so unless his granny was very old, like 500 years old, she was a not a Sephardic Jew from Spain. He was probably told some times that she was a "Spanish" Jew and at other times that she was a "Sephardic Jew" and doesn't know enough to know that it just two ways of saying the same thing. 

All his religious training was as a "A of G" minister. He took some Hebrew courses at the local synagogue. I bet the synagogue didn't know why he wanted to study Hebrew. Now, this liar and fake has started his own Yeshiva. 

It claims we should enroll because it's, "It is the only college-level Messianic correspondence school in the world!" 

Now there will have a bunch of fake rabbis running around claiming to have attended an accredited Yeshiva. Of course, it not Jewish and they are not rabbis in any Jewish sense of the word. Remember a rabbi is supposed to be an expert in teaching the Talmud which is written in Hebrew. Here is a list of the faculty at this "Yeshiva". I can't see anyone that reasonable qualified to teach Hebrew or the Talmud, can you? ("Rabbi" David above, apparently teaches Hebrew, remember he took a course in Hebrew at the local synagogue.) I also can't find anyone who is actually Jewish. Certainly all of the folks listed below who have religious training seem to have been trained in only in some brand of fundy Christianity:...

HELEN: Ron, Please try again. I asked you to find five properly accredited Jewish rabbis or even five honest to God Jews that agree with the claim that Jews could convert to Christianity and remain Jewish. This stuff you posted is total crap...."

http://blondguys.net/1998/jun98/006195.html

 

A Closer look at David Mel Hargis

1 Timothy 4:1-6

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

David M. Hargis pastored four Assembly of God churches before resigning in 1989, when he decided to become a messianic. He became an "Ordained Messianic Jewish Rabbi" in 1991. From the MBI faculty biography on him:

David M. Hargis, Ph.D. President of the Yeshiva / Professor of Hebrew and Theology / Bachelor of Arts in Bible: Central Bible College /  Master of Theology: Lael University /  Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Communications: International Seminary and Bible College (closed) / Ordained to ministry 1973, Ordained Messianic Jewish Rabbi 1991 / President of Messianic Bureau International.

David Hargis is found on the Faculty page of Saint  John Chrysostom Theological Seminary, which issued James Trimm's doctorate. From the Saint John, "The Seminary Faculty" page, as of June 12, 2003: 

Rabbi David Mel Hargis
Professor of Rabbinical Studies

Ph.D., Biblical Communications: International Seminary and Bible College (closed)
Th.M., Lael University
B.A., Bible, Central Bible College
Ordained to ministry 1973
Ordained Messianic Jewish Rabbi 1991
President of Messianic Bureau International

http://saintjohnchrysostomtheological.netfirms.com/satsfaculty.html

He is also listed on their Theological Faculty page, along with his deceased mother, as part of "Current" faculty of the "Erasmus College of Fellows" :

Erasmus College of Fellows

Mt. Rev. Robert Zeiger
Professor of Orthodox Theology

The Reverend Father Michael Baca O.F.M.
The Primacy of Christ and the Hospice Ministry

The Reverend Doctor Marian Hargis
Evangelical Prayer and Ministry

The Reverend Doctor David M Hargis
The Hebrew Christian Tradition

http://saintjohnchrysostomtheological.netfirms.com/faculty.html

David Hargis did receive a Bachelors in Bible from Central Bible College in Missouri, on May 27th, 1971. Steve Levicoff noted that Central Bible College was affiliated with the Assemblies of God and was actually accredited.

CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE
3000 North Grant Street
Springfield, Missouri 65803
(417) 833-2551

Affiliated with the Assemblies of God, Central offers courses in Bible and theology, science, and social studies, as well as Christian education and pastoral ministries. Courses utilize textbooks only; there are no taped supplements. Accreditation: AABC.

http://levicoff.tripod.com/nifi/nifi-7.htm

David Hargis's doctorate claim obtained from International Seminary and Bible College poses a problem. There is no record of an "International Seminary and Bible College," but there is currently online an International Bible College and Seminary. http://www.ibcsnet.com/, which has no faculty, and has the earmarks of diploma mill stamped all over it.

Steve Levicoff noted that many times when diploma mills are caught, they will simply alter their name slightly, reverse the order of part of the name, and reinvent their presentation. He also mentions that individuals will give the name of an organization that they supposedly got their education from, altering the name, so that you won't be able to locate their actual academic credentials or lack thereof. 

That appears to be precisely what took place with David Hargis. According to his 1996 MBI Yeshiva Resume, in which his Masters and Doctorate have changed information, the Seminary name has also been switched: 

1996

 "Rabbi Hargis is 47 and has over 25 years of ministry experience as a full-time servant/leader. He was ordained in 1973 and pastored four churches for the Assemblies of God before resigning in 1989 to become a Messianic Rabbi. He is the founder and Senior Rabbi of Mishkan HaMelekh (Tabernacle of the King) in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area of Virginia. He holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Lael University (Kirkwood, MO) and a PhD in Biblical Communications from International Bible College and Seminary (DeSoto, MO)...."

messianic.com/yeshiva/dmh-resm.htm

*****

He listed on the actual 1996 Resume, " Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Communications / Years Attended (1986-87) International Bible College and Seminary / DeSoto, Missouri,  Set up entire academic curriculum and courses of study for Biblical Communications degrees."

But we see in David's 1998 resume----

David Hargis----Bachelor of Arts in Bible: Central Bible College, Master of Theology: Lael University, Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Communications: International Seminary and Bible College / Twenty-seven years of ministry, Six years of Messianic ministry, Ordained Senior Rabbi with Mishkan HaMelech

messianic.com/yeshiva/dmh-resm.htm

Also in 1998, a slightly different version from Messianic Bureau International, messianic.com---"Dr. Hargis is the founder, under-shepherd and rabbi of Mishkan HaMelech (Tabernacle of the King) in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area of Virginia. He holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Lael University (Kirkwood, MO) and a Phd. in Biblical Communications from International Bible College and Seminary (DeSoto, MO). His Hebrew studies, besides seminary, were taken at Temple Israel Conservative Synagogue of Norfolk, Virginia and the Jewish Community Center of Norfolk, Virginia."

In the 2003, Introduction to MBI, "David holds a Master of Arts in Theology and a PhD in Biblical Communications. ..."

A closer look shows:

1996---PhD in Biblical Communications from International Bible College and Seminary (DeSoto, MO).  

1998---Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Communications: International Seminary and Bible College

Notice how Seminary and Bible are now reversed. From Levicoff's book:

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY
1301 South Noland Road
Independence, Missouri 64055
(816) 461-3633

    Claiming accreditation by the Accrediting Commission International, this school lists over thirty-three different degrees (including twelve different master's degree titles), more than any legitimate school would list. No faculty credentials are listed in their catalog, though Dr. George Reuter, founder of the International Accrediting Commission who was convicted of running a fraudulent accrediting agency (see Chapter 4), is listed as a member of their advisory board. In 1992, Reuter was appointed president of the school, carrying on a grand tradition in questionable education. Advertises or has advertised in Christianity Today and Pulpit Helps"

http://levicoff.tripod.com/nifi/nifi-12.htm

Chapter 4:

"....a school probably is a degree mill if it is unaccredited by a legitimate agency but purports to be accredited by an agency that is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or CORPA. In the same way that there are degree mills, for example, there are also accreditation mills.
....Eastern Missouri Business College was, in fact, part of a sting operation designed to expose accreditation and degree mills operating in Missouri. With the establishment of the school, state Attorney General William L. Webster said, "The college handbook we fabricated was purposely made to be so outrageous that even a minimal review would have raised serious questions about the school's authenticity."[1]
        The result? Dr. George S. Reuter, Jr., founder and president of the International Accrediting Commission, visited the college's one-room "campus" for a review. According to Assistant Attorney General Vieth, "We rented an office for a day. We got some office furniture - about four or five desks. We even had a faculty meeting so everybody could get their stories straight for the accrediting interview. But it wasn't necessary; he didn't ask any questions. Reuter didn't ask to see our financial records or our student records."[2]
        Reuter, who holds a traditional doctorate in education from the University of Missouri, was slapped with a $15,000 fine and an injunction that enjoined the International Accrediting Commission from further operations. Reuter decided not to fight the fine or the injunction, as he was about to retire and close the agency anyway. (However, in 1992, Reuter was named president of International Bible College and Seminary in Independence, Missouri, a degree mill listed in Chapter 12.)
        End of story? Not at all. After Reuter retired, he transferred his agency to John Scheel, who crossed the state line to Beebe, Arkansas, and began operations under a new name, Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries. The "commission" continues to accredit degree mills throughout the nation, many of which falsely purport to be legitimate Christian schools..."

"....Accreditation mills have only one purpose: to communicate an air of credibility to degree mills..."

http://levicoff.tripod.com/nifi/nifi-4.htm

In order for David Hargis to have "Set up entire academic curriculum and courses of study for Biblical Communications degrees" at International Bible College and Seminary / DeSoto, Missouri," in 1986-1987, he was part of this totally unaccredited organization. It  means he gave himself his own Doctorate in Biblical Communications. It also means he was one of the "staff" of this degree mill that was dispensing the worthless degrees, very clearly showing a pattern of activities.

Where Levicoff stated, "However, in 1992, Reuter was named president of International Bible College and Seminary in Independence, Missouri, a degree mill listed in Chapter 12", Independence is the city address for International Bible College and Seminary, http://www.ibcsnet.com/, which this author mentioned above. 

As stated in the previous article, Miryam (1981), David (1980-82) , and Linda(1982) all state they obtained Masters and/or Doctorates from Lael University. According to Steve Levicoff, again from his book Name It and Frame It,  Lael is also a diploma mill, and prior to 1992, was in a strip mall.

LAEL COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL
3721 St. Bridget Lane
St. Ann, Missouri 63074
(314) 426-7000

Formerly claiming accreditation by the unrecognized Accrediting Commission International, this school advertises degrees from the associate's through doctoral levels. Formerly located in a small strip shopping center next to a locksmith and an insurance agency (truly making them a "store-front university"), they claim that you can, "Study to become a biblical counselor, a licensed pastoral counselor, or a ordained minister." What they don't tell you is pastoral counseling is largely unregulated by the government and that you don't need a license to be a pastoral counselor. They state up front, "Most courses can be completed in a few days. Send the answers in, we will mark your papers and mail your grade back to you." This, of course, would never be acceptable to a legitimate accreditor since the exams are not proctored. Bottom line: their degrees are worthless. 

In September 1992, Lael was granted candidacy status by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS); the school used to be called Lael University, but recently changed their name to Lael College & Graduate School, perhaps because they were required to do so by TRACS. In a new catalog that is photocopied and stapled and, for the first time, does not mention any accreditation with the Accrediting Commission International, Lael also offers both masters and doctorates in "psychological services," but they do not mention that their degrees will not qualify a person for licensure as a psychologist. Their faculty listings indicate only three full-time faculty and ten part-timers; for an allegedly comprehensive university granting degrees at the bachelor's through doctoral levels, this is absurd. Despite their continuing recognition by TRACS (which of course, doesn't say too much for TRACS), I'll go on the line here: they're still a degree mill. Advertises or has advertised in Pulpit Helps.

http://levicoff.tripod.com/nifi/nifi-12.htm

One can view the Timeline of the degrees and activities of David and Don Hargis at: Hargis Timelines

Donald Doherty has been involved with the faculty and administration of David Hargis's MBI Yeshiva for several years. And he co-hosts MBI's radio and chat with David Hargis, has been a trustee for MBI Yeshiva and so on. 

 

We see that David Hargis wrote 'curriculum' for various diploma mills, operated at least 2 diploma mills, gave himself his own doctorate; he and his mother and wife obtained their various degrees via diploma mills, etc. And David Hargis was on the current faculty of  Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary with his brother Don Hargis aka Bishop Don De Cordova and other variations, and also with their deceased mother as faculty. 

 

Not only were all three listed as faculty on that facade, but also on their defunct diploma mill called Mountain West Hebrew University, mentioned previously. Their involvement in Saint John's goes back to at least 1991, when Don Hargis aka Don de Cordova, David and their mother, Marian Hargis were apparently listed in the supposed 1991 Handbook of the Seminary. That information was supplied by James Trimm. 

 

1991 was when David Hargis was supposedly ordained a Messianic Rabbi and also started leading the Mishkan HaMelech assembly. Which certainly brings into question how a former AOG pastor could turn Messianic rabbi who provided himself with his own doctorate, while at the same time being  involved in a Catholic seminary.  

For More on Don Doherty See: MJAA Inroads of The Hebrew Roots Fringe

Don B Hargis aka Bishop Don B De Cordova

 

Proverbs 14:5

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Jeremiah 5:26 

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men

 

Don B. Hargis is actually Bishop Don de Cordova or Bishop Don Bryant Hargis De Cordova or whatever other variation he chooses to use for whatever purpose of deception. According to Southern Methodist University, Don Hargis contacted them and said he legally changed his name, and his file was flagged accordingly. It is Don Bryant De Cordova, and his/their names that are found on the Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary site as well as MBI. Hargis used the name Bishop Don Bryant De Cordova when he signed James Trimm's diploma and transcript.

From the faculty page for MBI, Don Hargis has listed the following credentials.

"Don B. Hargis, S.T.D. / Professor of Theology / Bachelor of Arts in Comparative and Historical Religions and Linguistics: Southern Methodist University, Master of Theology: National Christian University, Doctor of Sacred Theology: St. Johns Theological Seminary ***/ Twenty years of ministry, Director with the Aramaic Bible Society"
 http://www.mbiyeshiva.edu/faculty.htm

***from the MBI faculty list--they omitted putting in "Chrysostom"

From Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary faculty and seminary pages, aside from all the diploma mills and seemingly unlimited credentials, we see Don has several doctorates, is a psychotherapist, an accountant or financial planner, an addiction specialist, certified pastoral counselor (which means nothing) and so much more it is truly unbelievable the time invested for the fabricated schooling to obtain all the diplomas and "letters" behind his name(s) : 

The Theological Faculty

 Dom Don Bryant de Cordova
Rector and President of the Seminary
Professor of Sacred Scripture and Systematic Theology

B.A, in Religion, Southern Methodist University
M.Th. National Christian University of Missouri
S.T.D., Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary
Diplomate, America Board of Examiners in Psychotherapy
C.C.P., Certified Clinical Psychotherapist
C.F.P., College of Financial Planning
Supplemental Studies: Austin Presbyterian Seminary
Consecrated (1988)"

http://saintjohnchrysostomtheological.netfirms.com/faculty.html

And from their Seminary Faculty page, where Don Hargis lists himself as Don Bryant Hargis de Cordova, instead of just Dom Don Bryant de Cordova, as he did in the Theological Faculty page:

The Seminary Faculty

Theological Excellence in Mentoring

Don Bryant Hargis de Cordova
Executive Director
Fellow and Mentor of Pneumiatry and Clinical Theology

Sc.D., (h.c.), Pneumiatry, Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary
S.T.D., Transformative Theologos, Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary
M.Th., Clinical and Pragmatic Theology, National Christian University of Missouri
B.A, in Religion, Southern Methodist University
C.A.S., Certified Addiction Specialist, American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders
ACATA, American College of Addiction Treatment Adminsitrators
C.P.C., Certified Pastoral Counselor, Institute of Applied Theology
Diplomate, America Board of Examiners in Psychotherapy
C.C.P., Certified Clinical Psychotherapist, Palm Beach Psychotherapy Training Center
Supplemental Studies: Austin Presbyterian Seminary
Consecrated 1988"

http://saintjohnchrysostomtheological.netfirms.com/satsfaculty.html

We find a different list of credentials for Don Hargis listed on the website for Hargis Technologies, another of his web sites. This time he used Don Bryant Hargis de Cordova, but the web site is registered to Don Hargis.

about don bryant hargis de cordova

Scientia Doctor in Pneumiatry, ScD 
Sacrae Theologae Doctor, SThD
AAMA Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner
Certified Addiction Specialist, CAS,
American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders

http://home.att.net/~donhargis/wsb/html/view.cgi-about.html-.html

From Don Hargis's secondary site, which has been changed:

"partial personal profile

Information Technology - MS OS, Cobol, SAS, HTML, CSS Pascal, Java (JDK), Linux (Unix). Finance and Business - Strategic planning & organization, technical writing-editing, research, grant proposals, financial forecasting, personnel & payroll. 

Honors & Associations - Phi Theta Kappa, International. CAS, American Academy, Massachusetts. CFP, Certified Financial Planner, Colorado."

http://home.att.net/~donhargis/wsb/html/view.cgi-about.html-.html

It's noteworthy in the stjohntheological email defending James Trimm, that 

the year Don Hargis launched Hargis Technologies, " Created... 20-Sep-97", was the time that it was stated in that email that, 

"...Bishop Don de Cordova left the active ministry with the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America in 1997 after CACINA squables over the leadership and theology. He went into seclusion for a sabbatical period and into the private practice of ministry to those suffering from chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders." 

For more on the other Don Hargis ventures see: Hargis Roles

If one were to compile all the certificates, degrees, masters, doctorates, including the variations given for the different degrees and so on, using only two of his aliases, it would read as:

Don Hargis aka Don Bryant Hargis De Cordova, S.T.D., B.A, M.Th. 
Diplomate, C.F.P., Sc.D., (h.c.), S.T.D., M.Th., C.A.S., ACATA, C.P.C., 
C.C.P., ScD, SThD, AAMA, CAS,  CFP...I might have missed some....

Don Hargis did in fact obtain a Bachelors from Southern Methodist University in 1976. However, it was not a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative and Historical Religions and Linguistics, as he falsely claims. It was simply a degree in Religion. According to Southern Methodist University, Don Hargis contacted them and said he legally changed his name, and his file was flagged accordingly.  Don Bryant Hargis supposedly changed his name to Don Bryant De Cordova, yet continues to use both names or variations of them.  

Here are the questions. If someone legally changes their name, can they legally continue to use their prior name? Can they also apply variations of the new name?  And also use varied credentials to variations of the new name? Can they still use their old name with worthless credentials even though it is no longer their legal name?

Don Hargis stated in 2003 that he has been the Director with the Aramaic Bible Society for over twenty years, and his alter, Bishop Don de Cordova is also the Editor of the Aramaic Journal for the Aramaic Bible Society. (http://www.aramaic.org/SEMINAR.html) It's noteworthy that James Trimm has also been a director for the Aramaic Bible Society.

SJCTS states on it's main web page, that it has the following affiliates:

Affiliated Schools

Castillo Mendez Theological Seminary of Belize
St Charles Theological Academy

In Association With

National Christian University of Missouri

Academy of Clinical Theology
Certified Clinical Theologist Program

http://saintjohnchrysostomtheological.netfirms.com

Don Hargis claims that he obtained a Master of Theology from National Christian University, which used to be located in Texas. Steve Levicoff's Name It and Frame It, reveals information on the diploma mill, National Christian University, when it had been located in Texas, not Missouri. 

NATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
1620 Pinn Road
San Antonio, Texas 78227
(512) 673-4943
A primarily residential program, NCU claims to have "integrated study and examination courses" for off-campus learning and offers credit for life experience. Their brochure claims that NCU is "an Associate Member" of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a misleading statement since Associate status in TRACS is not a membership category. They have also stated, "We do not have our new catalog completed," and repeated requests have produced the same response. Their brochure contains no faculty listings, and their letterhead is photocopied rather than printed, which raises further questions about their credibility. Finally, in their Assessment of Career Experiential Learning - Student Manual, they state, "Your Experiential Learning Portfolio and related documents become part of your permanent file and are property of NCU. Access to student files is limited to NCU administration and faculty. In some circumstances limited student access to the student's file may be permitted." This is an absurdity, since students at legitimate schools have the legal right to examine their files in full (except for any application recommendation letters to which they have previously waived their right of review).

http://levicoff.tripod.com/nifi/nifi-12.htm

According to various resources, National Christian University moved to Oklahoma and one source also stated it likely was in Missouri as well, after a State of Texas injunction.

A query has been sent to the Texas Attorney Generals office and also Texas Higher Education, requesting absolute confirmation that the 1976 National Christian University did in fact have a Texas State injunction against it for being a diploma mill. 

According to David Linkletter of Texas Higher Education, in a telephone conversation, National Christian University did in fact have a temporary injunction against it in 1975. NCU in essence fled the State of Texas to avoid a permanent injunction and fines, for dispensing degrees without accreditation. They were never licensed or accredited. National Christian University then took a Corporation license in Missouri and also operate out of Oklahoma. However, according to Mr. Linkletter, they have also started again in Texas in 1990. Mr. Linkletter will cover that information in his expected letter, and it will be posted in it's entirety.

NCU was an illegal diploma mill that was not licensed to issue degrees, nor were they accredited in any way. 

If Don Hargis acquired his Masters  from them, it would have been after he obtained his Bachelors from Southern Methodist University in 1976, because a person goes for their Masters after their Bachelors. That would also mean it was after the reported 1975 Texas State imposed injunction, meaning his credentials show more fabrications.

Since SJCTS is located in Fort Worth, Texas, and is unlicensed to grant degrees, why would they want to equate themselves with an outfit in Missouri, that had been run out of Texas for being an illegal diploma mill? Particularly when one cannot find an actual physical National Christian University in Missouri, and the Saint John's site, nor MBI Yeshiva, offers no addresses for the supposed school sources of credentials. 

If one looks carefully, in the Theological Faculty of SJCTS, one finds that Dom Don Bryant de Cordova, lists the National Christian University of Missouri for his, " M.Th.", or Master of Theology. Meanwhile, on the Seminary Faculty page, he lists himself as Don Bryant Hargis de Cordova, "...M.Th., Clinical and Pragmatic Theology, National Christian University of Missouri". That's aside from the Don Hargis listing.

While it seems that the 1975 version of the National Christian University may have left Texas, and relocated to Missouri and Oklahoma, it looks like they may have been replaced at the same address, ie 1620 Pinn Road:

National Christian University  *****

DBA National Christian University
Hilario J. Morales
1620 Pinn Road
San Antonio, TX  78227-2002
(210) 673-4943
0647-91, Expires 4/30/03 

David Linkletter will be addressing this as well, in his letter. It has had a non -Accredited principal, seemingly working with an accredited principal, unless DBA National Christian University has moved on also:

 http://askted.tea.state.tx.us/quickrpt/school/priprinc/fmt/lastname.htm

PRINCIPAL SUNNYBROOK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
(015199101)    mail:
1620 PINN RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78227
Trudie M Perez

http://askted.tea.state.tx.us/tsd2003/tsd/nonpublic.pdf

Temple of Praise 1620 Pinn Rd.

Sunnybrook Christian Academy, 1620 Pinn Rd., San Antonio, 78227, 210-674-8000 (P), 210-675-7602 (F)

http://www.tcbap.org/ContinuingEducation/ProvidersSanAntonioArea.htm

http://members.aol.com/WalkSports/TCALbyRegion.htm

Don Hargis has the credentials in his MBI listing as " Doctor of Sacred Theology: St. Johns Theological Seminary", which is the same type of "degree" given to James Trimm, and has as much value as James Trimm's. 

Keep in mind, Don Bryant Hargis aka Don Bryant De Cordova gave himself degrees from his own illegal seminary, which has never been licensed by the states of Texas or New Mexico to give degrees. And on the flip side, Don Bryant De Cordova aka Don Hargis, gave himself doctorates from his own diploma mill, which included:

Doctor of Sacred Theology: St. Johns  Theological Seminary ****from the MBI faculty list--Notice how they omitted putting in "Chrysostom"

Scientia Doctor in Pneumiatry, ScD
Sacrae Theologae Doctor, SThD

Sc.D., (h.c.), Pneumiatry, Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary
S.T.D., Transformative Theologos, Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary

These doctorates and degrees were very briefly disclosed on the Saint John Chrysostom Theological Seminary web site, but have since been removed, i.e. since June 12, 2003. Keep in mind SJCTS is based in Fort Worth Texas and has no State licensing to offer any degrees, nor have they ever been licensed for that purpose, making any degrees they issued illegal and invalid, according to Texas laws. Meaning James Trimm's and the Hargis's, De Cordova's and anyone else mentioned that has said source of degrees, is claiming false credentials and cannot be viewed as a "Doctor" in whatever area they claim.

2 Peter 2:1-3

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Titus 1:11

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

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