Larry Jones, Founder, Feed The Children
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Local Address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Feed The Children
 
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Feed the Children - charitywatch.org
www.charitywatch.org, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
Most Outrageous Charity In America: Larry Jones' Feed the Children
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After having worked three decades at the charity, FC founder Larry Jones was finally fired by its board last November after admitting to authorizing the bugging of three FC officials' offices. Jones filed a wrongful termination suit later that month and the charity countered 12/28/09 with a claim against Jones, including allegations that he took kickbacks from vendors, did not tell the truth to FC's board about giving himself and his wife unauthorized raises, and had a large stash of porn magazines hidden in his office and his private area at this Christian charity.
The charity's counterclaim alleged that Jones failed "to disclose that he entered into an improper and unauthorized 3-year contract with Affiliated Media Group... [and] that he was in business with a top executive of Affiliated Media Group in another business venture…" In a 12/30/09 article, Jones told The Oklahoman that he was paid $10,000 a month in sales commissions by Affiliated Media Group (Affiliated) because he "recruited preachers to use the company for their own fundraising spots…" and that he helped his son get a job with Affiliated. FC paid Affiliated $110 million from fiscal 2005 through fiscal 2007 according to August 22, 2008 board minutes filed with a prior lawsuit, FC v. Osteen.
Since Jones was fired from FC, he has gone from being a defender to a critic of the charity. Last summer Jones defended the Oklahoma City based charity's purchase of a $1.2 million house in the Los Angeles area "to reach out to celebrities" and told the Oklahoman that his daughter "lived and worked out of the house as intended. Yet in legal papers filed 1/19/09 against FC, he accused his daughter of "treating a business residence in California as her personal residence.
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Larry Jones v. FC court papers filed by the charity in 12/28/2009, state that WGA's Treasurer, Marcus Owens, Esq. had been hired by Larry Jones to help him with a failed scheme to fire FC's board "and replace them with his hand picked Pastor Board, so Larry Jones would have unfettered control over FTC [Feed the Children] and he could continue his free wheeling dominance of its affairs.
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Larry Jones v. FC court papers filed by the charity in 12/28/2009, state that WGA's Treasurer, Marcus Owens, Esq. had been hired by Larry Jones to help him with a failed scheme to fire FC's board "and replace them with his hand picked Pastor Board, so Larry Jones would have unfettered control over FTC [Feed the Children] and he could continue his free wheeling dominance of its affairs.
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Larry Jones' Feed the Children
From forged audits and alleged employee theft in the late '90s to alleged burglary and board coup staging within the past year, no other major charity can match Feed the Children's (FC) record of outrageous behavior over the past ten years. The madcap antics of Feed the Children and Larry Jones, its founder and president for 30 years, may be coming to an end. In August 2009, after months of turmoil at the charity, Mr. Jones agreed to give up control of FC in order to settle a lawsuit between FC's longstanding board and a new board that he had attempted to install. Fascinating details about many alleged wrongdoings at this charity have been brought to light as a result of this lawsuit.
Last December, Larry Jones staged a failed coup in an attempt to take over the board of FC after the board decided to put an end to his "freewheeling dominance" over the charity and demanded that he take a sabbatical for an indefinite period of time. The new board members Larry Jones attempted to install consisted of prominent ministers. This board along with Larry Jones promptly fired FC's chief operating officer, chief financial officer, internal auditor and the daughter of Larry Jones, Larri Sue Jones, FC's Vice President and General Counsel.
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Allen Jones, Larry Jones' son, was employed by Affiliated, according to minutes at the June 30, 2008 FC board meeting.
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Larry Jones told The Oklahoman that FC recovered its money in the foreclosure of the business.
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It is the FC board's understanding that during a two to three year period in which Allen oversaw the building, its "components and excess equipment were being stripped and removed by… personnel [from a company whose "contact" for FC was Larry Jones] and sold for cash in the nearby towns."
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An interesting connection is that Lakewood is also the employer of Paul Osteen, the brother of famous televangelist Joel Osteen, and one of the people that Larry Jones attempted to place on the FC Board in his failed coup attempt.
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One of a number of internal FC disputes involved Rick Ross, FC's Vice President of Donor Relations, who was "forced" by Larry Jones to sign a contract with the vendor, AMP, even though it "was not in conformance with FTC's General Counsel comments," according to FC Board Resolutions, filed with the court.
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The consequence of the limited number of hours worked due to health problems by Larry Jones' wife, Frances, who held the title Executive Vice President, was discussed at the June 30, 2008 Board meeting.
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Last July, Larry Jones told the NBC mid-Michigan affiliate: "We are incredibly thankful that [pro golfer] Lee Janzen has partnered with Feed The Children for this food distribution in Flint.".... "Lee has a servant's heart for struggling families during this difficult economic time and he is committed to reaching out to those in need…" What was not reported in this story is Mr. Janzen's interest in getting paid by FC.
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Larry Jones told The Oklahoman that he had no regrets about the charity's purchase of the Hollywood area home because FC needed an office and a home to forge relationships with celebrities who could open doors to help FC raise more funds.
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Update 11/02/09: The Oklahoman reports that police were told Larry Jones authorized placing hidden microphones in the offices of three executives, including Larri Sue Jones, previously fired by Jones, after a judge's ruling gave the executives their jobs back.
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Update 11/09/09:The Board of Directors of FC announced: "Larry Jones' employment and office as president has been terminated effective immediately."
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Larry Jones, founder of the well-known hunger charity Feed the Children (FC), was recently mentioned in an ongoing court case in which the group’s longstanding board of directors claim they were unlawfully ousted by Jones, board chariman Dwight Powers, and five improperly appointed directors.
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Court papers reveal that after learning of the board's plans to place him on "indefinite sabbatical," Jones packed the board in his favor with directors who would be friendly to him and then fired the longstanding directors. Among the board's concerns were that Jones allegedly did not receive board approval for major purchasing commitments, including approximately $35 million per year for a "Television Buying Agreement," and evidence of a son's personal use of charitable resources. Jones, along with his new board, then fired most of FC's key staff, including the charity's chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and an internal auditor. Also fired was FC's general counsel, Larri Sue Jones, Larry Jones' daughter.
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Update: In order to settle the above-cited lawsuit, Larry Jones agreed to step down as head of Feed the Children and focus his efforts on public relations and fundraising, according to an August 14, 2009 statement from the charity.
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The Daily Oklahoman reported that the son of Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children (FTC), AKA Larry Jones Ministries International, stated in a personal bankruptcy filing that he owed his father’s charity $950,000.
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The editor of the Oklahoman reported that Larry Jones said he would give the newspaper a story "twice as good" if it did not publish its story, and FTC’s lawyer and other third parties insinuated that information about the private lives of the reporters covering the story had been obtained. A Feed the children spokesperson told AIP that the “twice as good” story Larry referred to was about the work of Feed the Children, and information about a reporter was discussed, not insinuated, with an Oklahoman editor “off the record and on background.”
Many charities encourage their employees to spread the word about their good works and fine leaders. At FTC employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment. The Oklahoman reported that one section of this agreement states: “The undersign
We Need YOU!
www.thegatheringfamily.com, 18 June 2013 [cached]
We will hold a special service this Sunday at 6pm with Larry Jones, Founder of Feed The Children. We are looking for a few good men and women!
C4G and Hammer Team Up With Feed The Children To Help Stockton Families « Cash4Gold.com
www.cash4gold.com, 7 April 2009 [cached]
"We are so grateful for Cash4Gold.com, MC Hammer, and Interfaith Food Bank - His R.A.F.T. Inc," said Larry Jones, president and founder of Feed The Children.
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Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support.
Larry Jones, President and ...
livingwell.hubhub.org, 4 Oct 2008 [cached]
Larry Jones, President and CEO of Feed The Childrenworks with HUB as one of our primary Impact Partners.
PSHH Kids Receive 20 Tons of School Supplies from Feed the Children
www.pshhc.org, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
"At Feed The Children, we believe in feeding the mind as well as the body," said Larry Jones, president and co-founder of Feed The Children.
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Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is the 9th largest international charity in the U.S., based on private, non-government support.
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