David and Paige Giarrizzo’s Shameful Letter of Support For John Giarrizzo

By | January 17, 2019

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

“So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals.”
-I Kings 18:16-18 NIV

 

“You have not rejoiced in the truth, but have strung together alleged facts to create the impression of wrongdoing. May God have mercy on your souls, soften your hearts, and cause you to fall on your knees in true repentance. May he grant you his forgiveness and the GCC congregation’s also, and may he somehow use this terrible mess you’ve caused for his glory and our good.”
-David and Paige Giarrizzo in a letter written to GCC elders supporting David’s father, John Giarrizzo.

 

On January 14, 2019 I published an article titled “ARBCA Publishes Shameful Rant by John Giarrizzo.” You can read that article here. The article contained a letter written by John Giarrizzo in which he stated: Last summer we suffered a severe church-split resulting in the sudden departure of many who were disgruntled, some of whom were reckless trouble-makers.”

What John Giarrizzo was referring to was the the mass exodus of GCC church members in response to the factual report compiled by his fellow elders.  This report was very thorough and proved Giarrizzo’s complicity in the ARBCA coverup of former ARBCA pastor Tom Chantry’s sexual abuse of children. I do not know all of what transpired at GCC, but I do know the elders called for John Giarrizzo to repent and for the church to withdraw from ARBCA. Giarrizzo dug in his heels and managed to remain in power at the church.  He then wrote a letter dated August 25, 2018 claiming the elders had sinned against him and needed to repent. I believe at this point all GCC members who were sincere, discerning Christians came to the conclusion that they could no longer attend a church pastored by John Giarrizzo and subsequently left.

On the same day that John Giarrizzo wrote his ridiculous letter David and Paige Giarrizzo wrote an equally ridiculous letter to the GCC elders. David is John’s son. Paige is John’s daughter-in-law.

The letter written by David and Paige did not engage with any of the factual evidence presented in the report, this was simply because they could not counter the truthful, detailed evidence. Instead, in an effort to obfuscate the factual evidence they made statements like the one I quoted above – “but have strung together alleged facts to create the impression of wrongdoing.

Further, David and Paige in addressing the elders stated, may he somehow use this terrible mess you’ve caused..”  Correction, David and Paige, it is your father/father-in-law that created the mess.

You will also notice the great lengths that David and Paige went to in an attempt to demonstrate the elders had not followed Scripture in their confrontation of John Giarrizzo. I totally disagree with the claims of David and Paige and find it quite ironic that they would claim all the elders had sinned against their dad yet the two of them, in their letter appear to be engaging in the very activity they accuse the elders of engaging in.

I could say much more, but will end with this point. Remember what is at the root of all of this – John Giarrizzo  has covered up for Tom Chantry since at least the year 2000, and he continually lied about the facts to his fellow elders when they were investigating the matter. Tom Chantry is a sexual sadist who did great harm to children of what was then an ARBCA church. Chantry is now a convicted felon and awaits trials on further counts of sexual molestation, assault and child abuse. Chantry’s sick, perverse actions have caused untold damage to not only the young children he abused, but also to their families, Miller Valley Baptist Church and now GCC and ARBCA.

And yet John Giarrizzo stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the facts of his role in the scandal and repent.  Giarrizzo is effectively choosing to continue to support his friend and convicted felon, Tom Chantry over the abused children. David and Paige Giarrizzo, in supporting their father and railing against the righteous elders who exposed John’s sins have also indirectly thrown their support behind the convicted felon Tom Chantry. In all their various quotes of Scripture they seem to have left one very important verse out:

“but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Matthew 18:6 NAS

David and Paige stated, “Based on the way that you have treated Pastor John, this should keep each of you awake at night with dread.”

If anyone is having trouble sleeping it should be the Giarrizzo’s.

The apple really didn’t fall far from the tree! 

 

Below is the letter David and Paige Giarrizzo wrote to the former GCC elders who investigated John Giarrizzo’s involvement in ARBCA’s coverup of the Tom Chantry sexual abuse of children scandal.  You may view the report here.

Letter From David Giarrizzo… by on Scribd

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Mr. Jesperson

The Church really needs to learn about the chief disorder of the Pharisees: Narcissism. I will keep posting up links to educational videos like this so that good Christians can educate themselves and consider the facts. There are many narcissists in the body of Christ. They are scattered throughout every major denomination. The best defense is gaining the wisdom to quickly recognize them. These people do not change or repent because their conscience is broken. They see other people as resources to be exploited and then thrown away when they cease to be useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHTE–jMfQ

JSL

Who are these people? One of the last sentences (or maybe the last) is acutely revealing as to how demented the rational faculties of RBs truly are. Paraphrasing it: Don’t tell us to wait for the actual evidence that the 40 page report details, just repent! We don’t want truth and facts! We’ve already decided what we believe and have taken sides based on our harsh, angry, bitter, condescending and spurious feelings! It’s audacious to read what they accuse those men about (law and gospel, abuse, etc.). The analogy of the pot calling the kettle black doesn’t even quantify for this unrelenting emotional outburst. Who are these people?

Cindy

The longevity (or lack thereof) of pastor’s wives is something not to be missed…

Elizabeth

Whew! The sanctimonious self-righteousness of these guys is nothing less than astonishing. If I hadn’t read the 40 page Investigation Report by the elders, and if I hadn’t kept up with the Chantry trial and the ARBCA cover-up, reading what David and Paige wrote I would have believed without a doubt that these elders were wolves in sheep’s clothing, out to purposely destroy the Church of Christ and that they were all tools of Satan! They really lay it on thick, and quote Scripture liberally and extensively with each accusation against the godly men who did the hard work of exposing the corruption of their pastor. To put it mildly, they are expert at fleecing the flock.

God is not mocked; they should tremble.

Todd, do you have a copy of the supposed admission of sin letter that David references…
“By your own admissions (your letter to the GCC congregation from 8/23/18), you have each committed sin that we believe disqualifies each of you from holding the office of an elder…” I’m very curious at what sin the elders supposedly confessed to. Or is that reference simply another rabbit hole to boggle and confuse the members?

Jeff Crippen

This is the same old yada, yada, yada that we hear all the time when we have to confront an unrepentant sinner in the church. “We don’t like the way you did it.” That’s what they always say. Why? Because they are guilty and they cannot disprove the case against them. So like a rebellious child they complain and moan and accuse the method. Well, guess what? There is NO method that the wicked are going to like when confronted with their sin. David, your father is guilty. And now you are as well.

Cindy

Who is the older man in the top photo and also in the lower photo of John, David, Paul, and a younger man?

Douglas Belardi

“I was approved by congregational vote at church to be a ‘gifted brother’ (basically a formally recognized teacher)…have found myself taking on more and more teaching and preaching at church.” – David Giarrizo

the parallels to Heritage Baptist Church of Mansfield are uncanny
nepotism runs so deep in ARBCA – fleecing the flock is the family business

Douglas Belardi

http://www.buildingtomorrowschurch.com/btc19/
Coming soon: DESTROYING tomorrow’s “church” – David Giarrizo’s toy

Douglas Belardi

the family that sins together “wins” together