One blogger and online friend I follow has been warning about Philip Stallings for a long time. The following post she had created with evidence of his dangerous interactions with her and others has been since removed by google from her personal blog. I copied and pasted her post from the archive of her blog post. None of the content below is from my own footwork or searches, she credits others herself. Some of the individuals who once had posts about this man have taken them down since one of his facebook accounts was closed. He’s still out there, lurking and causing problems.
In Case Anyone thinks Philip Stephen Stallings “Mr Paradox” of NC is Actually in Seminary… (ADDED EVIDENCE PHOTOS 4-6 and 4-7-2014) (UPDATE new profile for Stallings)
[original publication date 10-8-2013 3:34pm central time. I made quite a few revisions and updates so this may as well be considered a whole new post. I tried to keep the added material in brackets. I ALSO want to say that I and quite a few others are very grateful for the evidence that people have provided. These are some of the incidents *that we know of*][4-6-2014 — There are quite a few people warning about him on Facebook these days. And whether or not you for now think us all gossips, at least we know that now you KNOW the truth. Now when you do see and understand it for yourself, you can remember that we who are concerned loved you enough, even though we don’t know who you are, to warn you. And we love Philip enough to call him to repent of his sin, so that he might be saved. Allowing him to continue the coverup is not love, toward him or his targets, no matter what you think it is.]
There is also another UPDATED post calling for his repentance at
Design of Providence: A Warning and a Call for Repentance: Philip Stallings UPDATED as of May 28-2014]
Design Of Providence took his post down because Tim Brown (site admin from www.freedomoutpost.com) told him Stallings was off Facebook and is seeking help. However, that was before the third profile showed up. Here is a pdf copy of Design of Providence’s post which is the second on the page.
ALSO, he has a third new profile:
Stallings blocked me from that third profile preemptively before I even knew about it. Sounds repentant doesn’t it?
(end 6-13-2014 addition)
UPDATE May 21, 2014
Stallings has changed his profile after Francis Turretin issued a
warning to all his Facebook friends and Stallings’ Facebook friends. TurretinFan has removed the post since, after Stallings deactivated his account. I am not sure why. In any case, it *was* there.
Stallings’ new profile is now here:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000675274712 – note – when I clicked on the link with my phone it takes me to my own profile and I’ve had others say it takes them to theirs, too. But on my computer it works. I’m not sure why.
Here’s a pdf copy as of right now. As you can see, Tim Brown, (site admin at www.freedomoutpost.com,) Stallings’ staunch pro 2nd amendment defender, who my husband and I and a husband of one of Phillip’s targets spent far too much time arguing with in gmail, is his only friend as of the creation of the pdf. He has since added a few others, and then hidden his friends list.)
main body of post:
…Or, “How Perverts and Sex Abusers Attempt to Gain Credibility and Rise to Positions of Power in the Visible Church.” [Keep in mind many are more suave and less obvious than this guy.]
If you thought he was a seminary student as he claims, well…Nope. And still his twitter page claims so as of today. Well, MAYBE he just forgot to remove that… yeah, sure, THAT must be it.
As of his latest tweet March 26, and I just took this screenshot today April 6, 2014
And I have no idea what he [might be] claiming about himself on Facebook anymore but he keeps making the rounds, adding Christians to his friend list, grooming Christian women and teen girls, saying suggestive things and trying to ask for inappropriate photos. Heaven forbid anyone ever let this guy be in contact with women or children in church, but since he was in a seminary, one has to wonder if that was exactly his aim. We have plenty of perverts in evangelicalism molesting their fellow church members, thank you very much.
There are a whole lot of women now who can testify to his perverse angry behavior in private messages after being told no you won’t carry on a cyber-sex relationship with him or even give him your cell number. It’s a crying shame that no one seems to be able to reach this man’s heart with truth, enough for him to repent. If your wife or daughter has him as a friend, please be extremely careful. Don’t harass the man. Just protect your family from him.
[4-6-2014 at least two women I know of have this warning on their Facebook profiles:
As mentioned above in the graphic, he has a criminal rap sheet a mile long. This is public information, and he claimed to have repented in order to get into that seminary the first time, but he keeps trying to seduce women anyway.
I started to become suspicious of him just about 2.5 almost 3 years ago. As of Fall 2013 he is 34 years old. [was almost 35, turned 35 Dec 2013] But his rap sheet goes back to the year he turned 18. It includes assault, false imprisonment and credit card fraud/theft and drunk driving. Lovely.
The North American Reformed Seminary has added a disclaimer to it site because of him:
ATTENTION : Those interested in confirming the degrees of person claiming a TNARS degree or the status of someone claiming to be a student with TNARS should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So if you are wondering about him, please do contact TNARS. They will tell you Philip was expelled for ethical violations. The ethical violations include things that are (cyber) sexual in nature, whether or not they will tell you the details; he was expelled after several of us brought specific evidence of his sexually, abusive, vulgar and predatory womanizing behavior to the attention of the seminary. One of us was told that was why, specifically, after being thanked by Larry for providing (without any request from Larry) more evidence to back up the claims of others who had already spoken up. I still don’t know who those people were or what they said.
Stallings responded in great venom toward those of us who dared to speak up, even reportedly threatening one person over the phone. We spoke up not to make his life miserable but, on the contrary, that he might repent and also to protect others from his sin. We spoke out of concern for those who might end up under his authority in a churchif we did not speak up.
This expulsion happened in Fall 2012 but I first became aware of the weirdness in January 2011. I didn’t say anything to anyone until I started being asked whether I’d ever seen anything weird, suggestive, or seductive from him. I hadn’t, myself, but I had seen a case, as I said, in January 2011. The girl was 17, he was 32, [4-6-2014 — I also mistakenly told some folks that when he tried to seduce the 17 yr old he was 34, but he wasn’t. He is 35 now. He was approximately 32 when he tried to seduce her in Oct-January 2011. He was born end of Dec 1978 according to his public offender information.]
She blocked him immediately before it proceeded into more blatant territory, while I just kept my mouth shut and ears open for another year and a half to see if the suspicions had been correct. And boy, were they! I did not even see the rap sheet myself until a year and a half after that first incident when a young man asked me if they’d seen any strange behavior from him. Shortly after that I either found the rap sheet or was linked to it by someone else.
So please be careful. I am saying nothing more in all of this than do not trust this man. He needs to be treated with great caution. This man should never be in a position of leadership or responsibility over, or have access to, girls or women. Especially not in a church.
Not all claiming Christ actually belong to Christ. Philip Stephen Stallings clearly does not, but I pray some day he will be delivered from his sin.
[added 4-6-2014 -In response to so many skeptics, here are some samples of the things he has sent to women. I refrained from posting the full bare torso selfies pictures he sent (which included his face) and the picture of his hand holding his privates, which obviously also didn’t include his face. He has claimed he’s not the one in the pictures that don’t include his face, but when you’re sending suggestive and sexual images from your account while verbally sexually harassing someone, does it really matter any more?
Keep in mind that not all women saved their evidence and it is hard to find those who are not afraid of speaking out. Anyone who has been abused understands what that is like. They’re usually so freaked out they don’t know what to do, and hit delete and block, and the evidence is usually lost unless they want to unblock him. This is someone who seeks influence in Christian groups, where unfortunately predators are all too easily trusted if they say most of the right words; if this was just some nobody who wasn’t seeking influence in a Christian church, I wouldn’t be posting this.
I removed images and names of irrelevant people that appear in the pictures and did include names of people who were willing to allow them to be shown.
This woman asked me to remove her church name so they wouldn’t get hassled. You may have to click the image to enlarge it enough to read.
Remember, this isn’t an example of the worst he has done. At least once he has sent clear images of erect male genitalia, being fondled by the person’s hand, to a woman he was hassling. I also have a copy-and-paste convo that is very similar in style to this last one, sent to a pastor’s wife who TOLD him in the convo that she was married with three kids. It did not stop him. He talks with her about giving back massages and whatnot, turning the conversation suggestive repeatedly. At one point she rebukes him for sending the bare chested photo and he tells her “Look. It was just my shirt off. Chill out.” Ask yourself, husbands, what you would think of a man who sent bare chested selfies to your wife?
Unfortunately that one is only in a word doc form. People don’t always think of the best way to save these things in their context or don’t know how to take and save a screenshot (thank you MacOS for making it so easy). But what I’ve posted should be plenty of evidence for anyone with the most rudimentary understanding of what it means to walk worthy of the calling to which we have been called. I’ve also just been informed by one lady that he was badgering her for financial help when she’s thousands of miles away and at best just an online acquaintance. Looking forward to receiving those screenshots hopefully soon.
It’s just fine, if it’s done in the name of Jesus I guess! Christians are so sadly gullible.
As of an hour or so ago, Philip had posts self righteously whining about ‘gossip’ on his Facebook wall. Yeah. The card every hypocrite and false teacher plays so freely when people start to catch on.
People ought to wake up to the fact that MUCH of the NT is Paul rebuking and correcting people based on reports sent to him by others. Just sayin.’ No. I am not condoning gossiping. I’m condoning telling the truth about sin that needs to be dealt with, which occurs (figuratively) “behind closed doors.”
So yes, I am exasperated and angry because of the sin he repeatedly commits against Christian women, and the women and men who keep blindly and emotionally defending him. If you have a problem with me showing a little bit of anger over such sick and twisted sin, you will have a lot of trouble over much of the Bible. But, I hope you have a lot more anger over the sin he is committing against your Christian sisters in secret. Those Christian sisters are part of the body of Christ, those sisters you are supposed to be caring for in Christian love.
The sad irony is, every time he claims he’s being slandered, he is tacitly ADMITTING (at least to himself) that the actual deeds that are being attributed to him are very wrong, and more, he fears they may not be paid for and covered by the blood of Christ. If he believed these sins were paid for, he would have no trouble admitting to them, because Christ’s perfect love casts out fear. He would admit to them and actually repent of them instead of pretending to repent, while just moving his sin to a different , still-naïve target. So, he knows full well he is sinning. He just keeps lying about it, attacking those who call him to repentance just like Ergun Caner (but with a different set of pet sins) — multiplying the sin of bearing false witness on top of the sins of lust, anger, adultery, abuse…refusing to get help, refusing to believe there’s a problem, despite the ever-widening ocean of evidence.
The evidence is plain to see for anyone who will open their eyes and quit walking by on the other side of the road lest they be stained with any hint of “gossip.”
If he really has faith that his sins are covered in Christ, he won’t have to hide them from everyone else, and he will confess them and get the help he needs instead of fleeing and hiding from elders who tried to bring biblical discipline. I pray some day he will.
Sadly, too many deceived people keep enabling abusers for fear of being labeled a “gossip” in the way that they have freely and ignorantly labeled everyone else. You cannot know if it’s “just gossip” if you do not look into the facts. You cannot just go by your gut feeling and emotion about a person because he/she showed you his good side. He/she is not perfect, neither are you and your intuition about him, and neither is the accuser.
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” John 3:19-21
Truth has nothing to fear from honest inquiry. Lovers of truth will seek the truth and not close their eyes to it.
If your friend’s daughter claimed to have been sexually harassed, would you immediately tell her she’s gossiping because you like the guy she claims did it? Even if she’s mistaken…how would you know unless you listened and examined the evidence? If several more girls came up with the same kind of story about a man, would you be so quick to label them all gossips? (Sadly I’m afraid many would. How many stories do we see of ‘family friends’ who the parents trusted, who was abusing their children when they were not around? The very suggestion of gossip is apparently more dangerous to the body of Christ than sexual sin and abuse! We hear sermons about gossip all the time, but never about secret abuse or how to deal with it! Young people need to know about this subject far more than they need to be threatened about the dangers of gossip!)
There is a verse somewhere about choking on gnats and swallowing camels. Make at least a small effort to be sure it doesn’t apply to you.
God, please save this man’s soul and open the blind eyes that keep covering for him.]
UPDATE May 21, 2014 Stallings has changed his profile after Francis Turretin issued a
warning to all his Facebook friends and Stallings’ Facebook friends.
Stallings’ new profile is now here:
Here’s a pdf copy as of right now. As you can see, Tim Brown, his staunch pro 2nd amendment defender, who my husband and I and a husband of one of Phillip’s targets spent far too much time arguing with in gmail, is his only friend as of the creation of the pdf.)
UPDATE added 8-11-2014
Latest incident mid June of this year, has him trying to flirt with a young lady, who (I think possibly already knew about his reputation) rebuffed him repeatedly. After going around and around in circles with her he finally let loose with a couple final insults (profanity ahead, sorry):