That sounds like you entered the Twilight Zone at the church.
We had a really great church until this woman pastor ran the former senior pastor out the door.
The first manipulative behavior she pulled in me — I informed the senior pastor. His response was "she wouldn’t do something like that".
Sadly she did it to him too. And no one could stop it b/c she had people believing she was going to be a great senior pastor and change things.
I’ve watched her run no less than 6 ministers out the door due to her jealousy and manipulative behavior.
Finances are terrible. She over spends. Donations and pledges and membership are way down.
Yet she continues to get her six figure salary. And foster a divided church culture. You are either in or out. In is simply bring a "yes man" to her crazy making schemes.
It’s not a church. It’s become like a cult with a crazy person at the helm.