The IF Gathering conference has been a blemish on the Evangelical Church since it started in 2014 hosting people from nearly every aberrant theological sect of Christendom while avoiding any actual gospel content. The annual conference exists to advance the “woke church” movement, the Prosperity Gospel, and charismatic charlatanry into mainstream Evangelicalism and includes speakers ranging on the spectrum from extremely troubling views to rank heretics.
Jennie Allen is the founder of the popular–but heretical–IF Gathering. Allen is also a popular author and refers to herself as a “bible teacher,” though what she actually teaches isn’t necessarily from the bible.
Jennie Allen is a proponent of the Enneagram which is touted as a way–apart from the Scriptures–to gain insight into one’s “true self,” restoring balance and developing more desirable qualities to one’s personality and reaching a state of spiritual “freedom.” Allen also teaches an unbiblical method of “retraining your thoughts” through the use of various pop psychologies rather than through submission to God’s word.
Apparently, this year they’re going to have a new method of retraining your thoughts, and it appears not to involve the heart, but a different body part altogether.
In 2019, Reformation Charlotte reported that a female preacher, Bianca Olthoff—daughter of Calvary Chapel Montebello pastor, Pancho Juarez—put on an interesting show of debauchery while “preaching” about Boaz. During that sermon, she appeared to get off track and slipped into a moment of self-aggrandizing preaching and bragging about her own body.
It was seriously weird.
“I love me some Boaz,” Olthoff preached, “I pray Lord Jesus, give me a Boaz God.” But this is where it gets weird — and outright blasphemous. Instead of praising God, honoring him, and obeying him by remaining silent in the Church, she, instead, takes the stage to brag about her rear end. She continues, “He didn’t get me a Boaz but he got me a Fine Azz … Okaaaaay!!!!!”
Well, this lady, who apparently thinks highly of herself, will be preaching at the 2022 IF:Gathering alongside Matt Chandler, Lauren Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Christine Caine, and others.