Dear First Baptist Church Family,
As you know, on July 10th the FBC Trustee Board filed a criminal complaint against me. I am happy to say that after a thorough investigation the FLPD found no wrongdoing on my part. As a result, I am FINALLY able to end my silence!
This has been one of the saddest and most difficult things I’ve ever experienced. It has been heart-breaking to have people who I respected and trusted take this action. The hardest part is that they have not been truthful.
Thank you to each of you who have sent me encouraging texts, emails & phone messages. Your encouragement has helped sustain me throughout this process.
A special THANK YOU to the 210 members of FBC who sent a resolution to the FLPD on my behalf. It was an important part of the process for the detective to understand that we are a congregational-governed church and that 210 members of the congregation were opposed to the actions taken against me. I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Yesterday I wrote a letter to the Trustees. I have attached the letter to this email. I hope that it will clarify any questions you might have in what actually transpired. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need any clarification.
I am praying for our church.
Yours in Christ,