MIKE MURDOCK QUICK FACTS ABOUT SAFE ROBBERY: Murdock claimed to once keep a coin and jewelry collections valued at least $125,000. He reported this information to the Denton County Sheriff's Department after a theft / safe robbery. Following the robbery, Murdock reported to audiences, private individuals and possibly an insurance company that he had lost millions and needed "desperate help" to replace it. Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Patton said investigators dropped the case because Murdock would not list exactly what had been stolen. - Information based on the investigative report from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Daystar TV - HISTORY IN A GLANCE - The financing for Daystar Television (named ironically after God's title for the Devil (Satan) in the book of Isaiah: "Morning Star" -- or -- "Daystar") arose shortly following the safe robbery in roughly the same time period that Murdock claimed he had lost vast amounts of money --- claims ranging from the hundreds of thousands to the millions. Marcus Lamb in his earlier years was apparently taken under Murdock's wing (often appearing on television with Murdock as more-or-less a side-kick). This "mentorship" is sometimes titled by Mike Murdock as making someone into a "Protege." Ultimately, Marcus Lamb's role in modern Christian Television rose above Murdock's ----Indeed, Marcus Lamb ended up running his own TV station (now known as Daystar). It is unclear what share of Daystar may actually be controlled by Mike Murdock? It is also unclear what Mike Murdock may have collected in terms of insurance monies following the safe robbery? Nevertheless, Daystar has become an empire that appears to cater to a select core group of "Mike Murdock style fundraisers" who seem to share the common goal of extreme money collection, no oversight, no actual public benefit, and yet luxurious private life-styles to its elite. Sometimes those who become "Proteges" of Mike Murdock get less than flattering public titles such as "Mini-Murdocks" (One example of this would be Todd Coontz).

NOTE: There are some very good people who appear on Daystar TV. Unfortunately, whatever good this network could do, is tarnished by its own leadership --- and its core relationships.

----- My favorite Thieves book review so far ----"It actually put my wife into labor! (I was) reading the book to her between her contractions." After 24-hours of labor, Duffy's wife gave birth to an 8lb 7oz baby boy. While his wife was in recovery, he said that he read aloud to her and that those from ajoining medical rooms asked if they also could sit in and listen....." click here for this article -- I (Trey Smith) actually had the honor to hand this man Duffy a signed copy of the book and see the baby that was born while he read his wife my book Thieves.

Daystar TV -

Marcus Lamb - CEO of Daystar TV recently admitted to an affair on the Dr. Phil Show. Brief key points of Daystar TV's history / foundation are below.

These pages are NOT designed to downplay reputable ministries, debate theologies, or merely point out any pastor's shortcomings -- but to illustrate a very serious problem in the Christian church. These pages are strictly for those whose actions appear to clearly demonstrate their intentions, and manipulitive money collection techniques. Ministries, churches, organizations, charities and pastors need operating money -- we all understand that. Is integrity too much to ask in return?