Daniel lost his job, but as he noted, "The real abuse was not in being fired unjustly [which he was], but in [Pastor Jim] having to control the narrative in every situation...the manipulation, gas lighting, and his constant need to fight."
There are a number of indicators of abusive leadership and it is important to be able to diagnose toxic leadership and root it out from your organization. Because it will kill your organization.
Ethan said there were red flags he should have seen, and to this day, several years later, lives with a certain guilt that he failed in his calling.
Margo served her Senior Pastor well. Too bad he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.