Five directors at Feed The Children reveal in court papers they were kicked off the charity’s board in December because they planned to put President Larry Jones on indefinite sabbatical. A judge Monday reinstated the five longtime directors but ruled they can’t take action against Jones yet or do anything else out of the ordinary. Another hearing is set for March 5. Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish ordered the reinstatement because she said the charity’s bylaws weren’t followed. She invalidated the election of five new directors, all pastors. "I may be completely wrong, but that will be my ruling,” the judge said. The judge also made public court records that had been filed under seal. She said she saw no reason to keep them secret. The sometimes controversial charity is widely known because of Jones’ emotional televised appeals for donations and the frequent involvement of celebrities. It is based in Oklahoma City and raised more than $1 billion in cash and goods last fiscal year, according to the court papers. The ousted directors sued Jan. 30. "Seeing that his days of free-wheeling dominance over FTC were numbered and seeing that certain actions he had taken to the detriment of FTC were about to be exposed, Larry Jones ... made a desperate power move,” they allege in court papers. "He secretly, hand-selected new purported ... directors who would be friendly to him. In short, Mr. Jones decided to ‘pack the board’ in his favor. Then, he only involved certain members of the actual board to a dinner party to discuss ... his ‘retirement.’ However, his real purpose was to turn the dinner party into some sort of impromptu meeting of the board so that he could pack it with his friends.” Records show the new directors in early December voted to dismiss the longtime directors. They also voted to fire four key employees: the chief financial officer, the chief operating officer, an internal auditor and the in-house general counsel. The fired general counsel, Larri Sue Jones, is Jones’ daughter. The board vote on Jones’ fate had been planned for Dec. 8. Among the concerns were costly decisions Jones allegedly made without board approval and evidence a son used charity resources for personal gain, the court papers show. Attorneys for the other side contend Jones acted properly. They said the fired "mutiny-minded” employees recruited directors in a plan to oust Jones. The attorneys also said "Jones has, instead of acting with impunity, accepted auditor-recommended accountability measures which remain in effect.” Jones complained to the new directors that the old board had tied his and his wife’s hands, so bootstrapping the founders "with committees, after committees after committees that the ministry could not even run effectively,” according to the court papers. Jones did not attend the hearing Monday.