I belonged to a toxic, spiritually abusive church several years ago. I then joined a wonderful, loving church which was anything but abusive but I wasn't growing there spiritually and neither was Mini-me. I now belong to a large predominately white church (yes, I miss the music from my previous church) but there are so many opportunities for ministry and fellowship that it isn't possible not to grow as a disciple of Christ in this assembly.
While I have a broken heart for the loss, I don't have much compassion for those following after false prophets because I believe that if you are in tune with the Spirit of the Living God then there is no way you could sit in a ministry like that for an extended period of time. But anyway, Jay Cameron talks about his stage play entitled "Church Mafia" and shares his experiences having been a part of such an establishment.
It is vitally important that we study the Word of God for ourselves and pray for directions and guidance because there are many so-called ministries that operate as a for-profit machine and they prey on the itching ears of down-trodden people.