Am I very familiar with the bad stuff that goes on in the church? Yup! I know a whole lot of bad things that happen at the top, that I would prefer to not know about. I tend to view the organization of the church like a pond; the scum always rises to the top.
Do you figure that the church is there to merely augment and strengthen your faith?? Has your experience with the church done that?? Obviously not! But perhaps you are looking in the wrong places for that to occur. Don't know about you, but my decades experience with the church have taught me that me that, if anything, the church is there to TEST my faith. Faith is never tested nor strengthened during good times; but during adversity and bad times; and the church offers that test of faith for you. The closer you are to the top, the more you realize what kind of creepy people are actually running things.
Are you going to continue to allow these creeps to continue to control your quality of life on a daily basis? Or are you going to rise above the scum?