Roger Elley-Brown. Likes cycling

 

Roger Elley-Brown of Elley-Brown Consultants in Epsom Auckland New Zealand is a Christian in name only.

I’ve known Roger Elley-Brown for forty years since I was 19. I’m now 60 and Roger is 66.

In 1977 Roger met my sister Margaret through his contact with me, and they fell in love and married in 1981.

In the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Roger Elley-Brown and my sister Margaret were conventional Bible-believing Christians.

Somewhere in the 1990s, Roger and Margaret started to express Christian Universalist and Liberal Christian views. This was after Roger left the Baptist ministry.

Roger left the Baptist ministry very wounded after his Deacons had him removed from the Napier Baptist Church.

In the Baptist system of church government, the Deacons have more power than the pastor. The Deacons appoint, control and terminate pastors. A Baptist pastor is highly reliant on the good-will of the Deacons.

Somehow Roger fell out of favour with his Deacons at Napier Baptist Church and they removed him from office. Naturally, this was a traumatic and highly painful event and I don’t think Roger has ever recovered.

Roger left the Christian ministry at that point in his life and studied for two years and gained a diploma in counselling. That has been his vocation since.

 

“In Christianity, universalism refers to Christian Universalism which is focused around the idea of universal reconciliation, also known as universal salvation — the doctrine that every human soul will ultimately be reconciled to God because of divine love and mercy.”

‘Universalism’ – Wikipedia extract

 

I have heard my sister Margaret say that she believes that all religions lead to God.

I have heard Margaret stand in a church and quote Hindu scriptures as helpful and authoritative articles of faith.

Roger Elley-Brown and Margaret support gay marriage.

Roger and Margaret profess many Liberal theological views.

Roger and Margaret are no longer evangelical Bible-believing Christians.

 

The significance of what I am writing is that Roger Elley-Brown promotes himself as a Christian, but in fact he is not really a Christian at all. Only a kind of pseudo-Christian.

Roger is a prominent member of New Zealand Christian counsellors and has spoken at their annual meetings.

It is important that members of that organisation and the general public know what type of Christian that Roger Elley-Brown is.

 

The way Roger Elley-Brown has treated my brother Fergus for thirty years is not Christian at all. My brother Fergus has suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for thirty years.

Please see my blog article, “Roger Elley-Brown of Elley-Brown Consulting in Auckland New Zealand “Christian” counsellor told my brother Fergus his long-time medically diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome illness is “in his head”, published on the site on 16 May 2017.

Here is this article republished in full:

Roger Elley-Brown of Elley-Brown Consultants in Auckland New Zealand “Christian” counsellor told my brother Fergus his long-time medically diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome illness is “in his head”

 

Roger Elley-Brown. Likes cycling

 

Roger Elley-Brown of Elley-Brown Consultants in Auckland New Zealand “Christian” counsellor told my brother Fergus his long-time medically diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome illness is “in his head”.

 

 

Fergus Elley is my younger and only brother.

 

 

My brother Fergus Elley lives on the outskirts of Auckland and, despite being a Veterinary Surgeon and highly intelligent and educated, he has been on a long-term medical benefit since 1991.

Despite my brother’s unfortunate circumstance, my sister Margaret Elley-Brown and her husband Roger Elley-Brown have shown Fergus zero care and compassion.

In fact, they have estranged themselves from Fergus through lack of love and zero compassion since the early 2000’s.

I lay the blame solely at their door, since it is what they have told Fergus, and the rumours and hate they’ve fostered towards Fergus, over many decades, that has perpetuated the estrangement.

In 1991, my brother was diagnosed by a specialist Auckland doctor Rosamund Vallings with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This wide-ranging medical condition was called Tapanui Flu or ME in those days.

It’s thought that Fergus’ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome condition may have been caused by a bad dose of glandular fever at 16 and not realising that he had a health situation which meant that he should be careful to not over do it

 

 

My father Rev Reuben Donald Elley, a leading evangelical New Zealand Presbyterian clergy, once said, “when Roger came into the family, a dark cloud came into the family”.

I would say this is a true and accurate statement, although I hold my sister Margaret equally culpable and to blame for the way they’ve treated my brother Fergus.

 

 

Whatever the cause and prognosis, my brother Fergus has suffered from debilitating migraine head-aches, fatigue, aching muscles and other physical maladies for over thirty years.

How Roger Elley-Brown, my brother-in-law, can say Fergus’ illness is “all in his head” is beyond belief, arrogant, out-of-touch and almost defamatory.

Roger Elley-Brown dropped out of the Baptist ministry (pastoring) in the mid 1990s after a group of Baptist Deacons ganged up on him and kicked him out of Napier Baptist Church.

After this episode, Roger decided to become a Christian counsellor. Roger did a two-year diploma and hung out his shingle as a counsellor.

So Roger Elley-Brown isn’t highly qualified and somewhere in his head he thinks it’s Ok to say to my brother Fergus that his Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is “all in his head”. My sister Margaret holds this view too.

Margaret and Roger Elley-Brown are extremely cruel people and I’m ashamed to be related to them.