I've experienced many controlling leaders.
I hated it.
And, I hate to say it, but it's true: pastors can be the worst!
At first, I was so enchanted by them that I didn't mind because I didn't see it.
"Enchanted" is the key word because it was like I was spellbound and even captivated.
But when the veil was pulled back for some reason, then I realized I had sacrificed myself on the altar of their power.
When I was naive enough to think I could address the issue, that's when things always went south. Fast!
But in the end it was better for me.
I bet you have a story like this.