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24/7 Prayer Worldwide CEO suspended

Mike Andrea(Photograph: International Technology Church)

The board of 24-7 Prayer Worldwide has suspended CEO Mike Andrea following “severe allegations of historic misconduct”.

The allegations have come from former members of International Technology Church in Thanet, Kent, which has additionally suspended Mr Andrea from his management function.

The board met on November 16, the day after a former member of the church posted allegations on-line.

“We unanimously agreed to droop Mike Andrea instantly as a way to conduct an investigation with the good thing about skilled, impartial counsel,” the 24-7 trustees mentioned in an announcement.

They mentioned the allegations “relate to occasions previous to 2011, earlier than Mike’s appointment as CEO of 24-7 Prayer in 2019”.

The board indicated that earlier than their determination to droop Mr Andrea, they’d been made conscious of different allegations “from a number of different former church members over current weeks, which have turn out to be the topic of an ongoing investigation by the elders and trustees of International Technology Church”.

“We take all such allegations as issues of the gravest concern,” the trustees mentioned.

They added: “At the moment there have been no allegations of impropriety regarding Mike Andrea’s function as operational head of 24-7 Prayer Worldwide.”

International Technology Church’s board of elders and trustees additionally issued an announcement saying, “Yesterday allegations had been posted on-line, in opposition to Mike and Stella Andrea, leaders of International Worldwide Church in Thanet. The allegations have been made by a former member of the church and relate to occasions previous to 2011.”

The board mentioned it had suspended Mr and Mrs Andrea “instantly”, and that it was dedicated to “an impartial and thorough course of”.

The assertion confirmed: “We have now been made conscious over the previous couple of weeks of allegations in opposition to Mike Andrea from a number of former church members.

“These have been the topic of an ongoing investigation by the elders and trustees of International Technology Church.

“This course of has been in session with our exterior advisor from 24-7 Prayer Worldwide.

“This will probably be reviewed by an impartial skilled organisation specialising on this degree of criticism. We’ll decide to an impartial and thorough course of.”

Mike Andrea has been contacted for remark. 

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