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Ed Cash Leaves the Gathering, Citing ‘Troubling Allegations’

Departure comes after the cult-like group’s founder, Wayne Jolley, was accused of spiritual and sexual abuse.
Ed Cash Leaves the Gathering, Citing ‘Troubling Allegations’
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Christian songwriter and producer Ed Cash, best known as co-writer of the worship hit “How Great is Our God,” has cut ties with controversial pastor Wayne Jolley.

For the past decade, Cash was a key member of the Gathering International, a small congregation that meets in Jolley’s home. He’s led worship for the group, donated funds to Jolley’s ministry, and acted as one of Jolley’s chief lieutenants.

Cash and his brother, Scott, announced Wednesday, December 30, that they were leaving the Gathering after Jolley was accused of spiritual and sexual abuse. CT reported on concerns about Jolley’s conduct, theology, and finances earlier this month.

“We find all the allegations against Wayne Jolley to be very troubling and are grieved by the pain others have endured,” they wrote. “We're praying for the Lord's total healing and restoration for everyone involved.”

Scott Cash was also a leader at the Gathering. ...

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