After months of trying to get their foreign ministry off the ground, Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick have been deemed unqualified by the Southern Baptist Church (SBC) to be missionaries.
According to Inquisitr.com, be a funded missionary of the SBC and IMB requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and between 20 - 30 graduate hours of designated courses, such as: Biblical Studies, Theology, Church History, Missions, Evangelism, Discipleship, Preaching, Interpersonal Relationships, etc.
Derick Dillard, with his undergrad degree in accounting never took a college-level religion course and has no graduate credit hours. Jill Duggar, with her home-school education has never been to college at all. The SBC requires even spouses of missionaries to complete at least 12 college credit hours in ministry, theology and the New Testament.
To make matters even more absurd, the couple state that they are doing missionary work in South America, yet neither of them speak Spanish.
"Our current plan is to continue in language school once we return to Central America," Dillard stated on the couple's blog.
In June, EDGE reported that Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard had filed paperwork for "Dillard Family Ministries." The move was viewed as the couple creating a "Plan B" for when their reality series "19 Kids and Counting" ended up being cancelled amid the molestation scandal involving eldest Duggar sibling Josh. The pair immediately started fundraising for their yet-to-be defined ministry in a yet-to-be disclosed location.
Fast forward three months, and the Dillards had yet to cement plans for their ministry. Their publicized trips from Central America to the United States angered donors who were wondering where the cash was going.
"I've donated to your mission efforts but I want my money back," wrote donor Keith Jordan on Facebook. "How dare you "Vacation" on my dime. Who paid for your jaunts around the globe? Moochers. You're not doing God's work. You're doing your own works."
Addicting Info found even more scathing social media posts about the pair.
"Wow. So many people sent them money to do 'God's work.' Now, they are upset they got screwed? [...]People like the Duggers (sic), are nothing more than leeches living off of others kindness..."
Reports on the ground in Central America weren't much better.
"We live in EL Salvador and there is nothing in the news about them visiting here on a mission," wrote Annual Salvador Rally on Facebook. "They are probably in a resort."