My heart breaks for all that you wrote, @Speakingtruth.
If the pastors and deacons truly love God’s church more than they love or fear Jim Cymbala, then they would protect the flock, not the abusive leader. Unfortunately for many, that’s not the case. These leaders have a calling by God, but they continually choose to abdicate their responsibility and turn a blind eye to the bleeping, bloodied sheep.
But God sees.
Pastors and Deacons. There are serious problems at BT. There are serious problems with your leaders. Your silence and your indifference is diametrical opposed to your calling.
Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the church of God which He bought with His own blood.