First, we want to be clear that the average member of CFCMI is as sincere and dedicated of a Christian as you will likely find anywhere. They fully believe what they have been taught by the leadership and are struggling to give their all to what they believe is a truly God-ordained organization.
In contrast, those in top tier leadership (General Pastor, International Board, etc.) are, for the most part, self-serving and corrupt with over-inflated self images that, in some cases, border on narcissism. This is especially true for the members of the founding family (Davis/Paine/Thomas).
There are many intermediate level leaders, elder members, etc., that range somewhere in between.
Our focus is on the top tier of leadership and the organizational structures they are responsible, and accountable, for perpetuating.
For those not familiar with CFCMI, here is a brief history, provided by John Cady. In addition, this newspaper article, published in 1991 just before LR Davis went to trial for sexual assault and child pornography, provides a concise summary of the founding pastor's history.
Here's a breakdown of how the whole machine works: