Pastor Jeff Kliewer is pastor of Cornerstone Church in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, an Evangelical Free Church in America (EFCA). He lived in deep inner-city Philadelphia, doing urban youth ministry within a few miles of Eric Mason, for close to a decade. He experienced personally the spiritual impact of individuals swept away in social justice, with handfuls abandoning the true gospel of Jesus Christ for this false counterfeit.
Every denomination has had to confront Critical Race Theory in the last 5 years, and few institutions have stood strong against the Social Justice Gospel movement. The EFCA has remained orthodox, yet started requiring their pastors attend an online Diversity Equity and Inclusion training. Jeff asked questions and started getting the run around so wrote Woke-Free Church to clearly present these concerns. For this, Kliewer was brought under church discipline on 4 counts.
The first was Christian Nationalism which he was found not guilty. The second charge was misrepresentation, which he presumed refers to either the EFCA or certain pastors mentioned. The third charge was attitude, to which Kliewer credits thinking that he’s right, which is not a sin issue. The fourth charge was influence, also not a sin issue. His ministry credential being threatened in this type of congregational polity “defrocking”.