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    Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

    I will begin this sordid saga with Arch Bonnema's bankruptcy filings. Here we have another scammer thumping a Bible in order to empty his victims pockets. Not surprisingly, this clown got hooked up with serial scammer Tim Darnell and his sidekick Jack Weinzierl. Many of us shook our heads when we learned Bonnema was in bed with Darnell, but birds of a feather do flock together to be sure. He actually got involved in that scam advertising as shown in the following thread with the court exhibits. Not in the least Christian!

    Tim Darnell / Jack Weinzierl / Advantage Conferences Earnings Representations

    Bonnema Bankruptcy.pdf

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 3.pdf

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 2.pdf

    Arch Bonnema was one of the fools on the Dr. Bob Cornuke Noah's Ark expedition.

    Caution about 'Ark' discovery
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    re: Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

    Bonnema, like Tim Darnell, happily lied to people whose pockets he was emptying in order to make a fortune for himself. He was adjudicated to be civilly liable for several million in losses by investors due to fraud.

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 6.pdf

    Next we see his amended schedules:

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 5.pdf

    The document that explains why he had to amend his schedules is a shocker to be sure:

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 4.pdf

    The shenanigans have to be read to be believed! I couldn't possibly reduce all that material to a coherent summary.
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    re: Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

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    These frauds were advertising that the charity was 501 c 3 in 2007 and when I called them on it their son messaged me begging me to remove my thread on Scamdotcom. He assured me that they had paid an attorney to handle registering with the IRS and they had believed he would. I was told that would be corrected with all due haste. That was in 2007 and this scam has never been registered in all the years since.

    Of course they learned the fine art of charity fraud from Tim Darnell. Setting up a bogus charity is a great method for enticing trusting, good Christian warm marks. The bankruptcy examiner noted accounting irregularities for the charity and other businesses for Bonnema. Darnell and Jack Weinzierl had the same issues with their fraudulent charity. Weinzierl was on Scamdotcom angrily insisting that the Treasures for the Kingdom charity was a 501 c 3 as well and properly registered with the IRS, when I know for a fact from my IRS contacts they never bothered to file a shred of paperwork. These scammers will lie about whatever they have to in order to make $$$$$.

    Tim Darnell's Treasures for Kingdom Foundation / Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

    Tim Darnell's Treasures for Kingdom Foundation / Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

    Bonnema Bankruptcy 4.pdf







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    Bonnema Bankruptcy 4.pdf
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    Re: Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

    Entity Information: MY HOUSE MINISTRIES, INC.
    PO BOX 189
    GUNTER, TX 75058-0189
    Status: IN GOOD STANDING NOT FOR DISSOLUTION OR WITHDRAWAL through May 15, 2013
    Registered Agent: ARCH BONNEMA
    604 KINGS LAKE
    MCKINNEY, TX 75070
    Registered Agent Resignation Date:
    State of Formation: TX
    File Number: 0800834198
    SOS Registration Date: June 25, 2007
    Taxpayer Number: 32033204457


    Officers and Directors

    MY HOUSE MINISTRIES, INC.

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    Officer and director information on this site is obtained from the most recent Public Information Report (PIR) processed by the Secretary of State (SOS). PIRs filed with annual franchise tax reports are forwarded to the SOS. After processing, the SOS sends the Comptroller an electronic copy of the information, which is displayed on this web site. The information will be updated as changes are received from the SOS.
    You may order a copy of a Public Information Report from open.records@cpa.state.tx.us or Comptroller of Public Accounts, Open Government Division, PO Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711.


    Title Name and Address Expiration/Resignation Date
    PRESIDENT ARCH BONNEMA
    604 KINGS LAKE DR.
    MCKINNEY , TX 75070
    DIRECTOR ARCH BONNEMA
    604 KINGS LAKE DR.
    MCKINNEY , TX 75070
    DIRECTOR SHERRY BONNEMA
    604 KINGS LAKE DR.
    MCKINNEY , TX 75070

    That should be a corporation that is listed as tax-exempt and not as a taxable entity in good standing. Notice the Bonnemas are the only directors listed, so they between them have all the say over where every penny goes. That is hardly a board that is in a position to exercise its fiduciary responsibilities responsibly. The directors list shows these folks at the 1.5 million dollar mansion they were forced to sell in the chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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    Re: Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

    2 statewide GOP candidates fell victim to energy trading scheme | Dallas Morning News

    Beginning in 2008, Archer Bonnema of McKinney persuaded House members Wayne Christian, Phil King, Ken Paxton and Bill Zedler to invest in Pirin Electric, a company that developed software to assist traders on the energy market....Shortly after the initial investments were made, the House members, along with more than 20 other North Texans, lost their stakes. Records show they collectively lost $2.5 million....

    After the purchase, the men launched Pirin Electric as a place where investors could open trading accounts. Bonnema began to solicit investors, appealing in particular to North Texas Christian conservatives.

    He had been closely linked with the community for years, often distributing video accounts of a 2006 expedition to Iran, led by Dr. Bob Cornuke, that he participated in. Bonnema said they discovered Noah’s Ark, though experts have disputed the claim....

    Led by King, the lawmakers and other investors moved to get their money back. They won a judgment in a lawsuit filed in Parker County.


    Such judgments rarely result in the plaintiffs getting any money, and Bonnema was heading to federal bankruptcy court to shield himself from creditors.


    But debt caused by fraud cannot be eluded through bankruptcy. So the plaintiffs, including the lawmakers, had a chance to recoup some of their money.
    This scammer was tangled up with Tim Darnell and Jack Weinzierl in Advantage Conferences. Sleazebags of a feather flock together.

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    Re: Archer Bonnema Christian Scammer / Millionaire Mentor Fraud with Tim Darnell / My House Ministries

    Encyclopedia of American Loons


    It’s … The Encyclopedia of American loons! Our new and exciting series presenting a representative sample of American loons from A-Z.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    #510: Arch Bonnema



    Arch Bonnema, even though he is the wealthy founder and president of My House Ministries, is something of a lowkey figure. He is also a philanthropist who may, in the end, not be evil – though he is definitely confused. He was the producer of (and appeared in) the movie "The Genius Club", a heavy-handed, rather explicitly Christian thriller featuring Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore and others. He also had a central role in the Impact: The Passion of the Christ, a documentary on the impact of, well, Mel Gibson’s eponymous fake-snuff torture porn.

    So how did he get on the list of loons? Well, primarily because he suddenly showed up here. As part of his philanthropic ventures, Bonnema sponsored and participated in Bob Cornuke’s expedition to find Noah’s Ark in Iran in 2006. And Bonnema appears to believe that they actually found it (and still seemed to believe that in 2012, traveling around presenting pictures and alleged artifacts from the "find"). That’s ample qualifications for an entry.

    Diagnosis: Although he probably means well, it is hard to judge when you’re so off the deep end. A generally lowkey figure, but definitely one to watch.

    Posted by G.D. at 10:24 AM
    Add to that promoting the obvious religious pyramid scheme Advantage Conferences with sleazebags Tim Darnell and Jack Weinzierl. Amen!

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