Category: Bill and Patsy Freeman

Question of faith

Scottsdale father raises concerns as church group leaves en masse Jim Longmate believes a Scottsdale church undermined his 18-year marriage and that the influences of a pastor’s wife are “spiritually abusive.” As the courts move forward in resolving divorce and custody issues, the father of four wonders whether his wife, Jamie, and children will follow part of the subdividing church to Oregon. Those members are led by a pastor who is relocating a core of his flock for a third time across the West since the late 1970s. For two decades, Longmate has volunteered his time to The Church in