Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA Resigns From ARBCA!

By | August 7, 2019

Churches that have recently resigned from ARBCA:

1 Grace Baptist Church, Chambersburg, PA
2 Covenant Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN
3 Mariposa Reformed Baptist Church, Mariposa, CA
4 Elm Street Baptist Church, Sweet Home, OR
5 Redeeming Grace Baptist Church, Hudgins, VA
6 Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Placerville, CA
7 Free Grace Baptist Church, Bremerton, WA
8 Free Grace Baptist Church, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
9 Hope Reformed Baptist Church, Medford, NY
10 Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church, Hemet, CA
11 Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle, PA
12 Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA
Church Plants
1 San Tan Reformed Baptist Church, Queen Creek, AZ
2 Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Lookout Mountain, TN
3 Surrey Reformed Baptist Church, Surrey, BC


In the wake of the conviction of pedophile Tom Chantry and the coverup of his sexual abuse of children dating back to 2000 by a group of corrupt ARBCA pastors, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of La Mirada, CA has resigned from ARBCA.

Trinity Reformed Baptist Church was arguably the most influential church in the Association. Their resignation, along with Grace Baptist Church of Carlisle, PA (Walter Chantry’s former church) has sent shock waves throughout ARBCA and will undoubtedly cause many other churches to tender their resignations from the corrupt association.


Sam Renihan is the senior pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church. Sam’s father is James Renihan.

James Renihan, the first president of IRBS, the ARBCA seminary. Presently, the handful of students attending the seminary meet at Larry Vincent’s Heritage Baptist Church of Mansfield, TX.

Larry Vincent is one of the men who, in my opinion, belongs to the corrupt cadre of men who have covered-up the crimes of Tom Chantry for years.

James Renihan and his wife with  John Giarrizzo and his wife. Giarrizzo is an ARBCA pastor at Grace Covenant Church in Gilbert, AZ. and former ARBCA Coordinator. Giarrizzo, a good friend of Tom Chantry, covered-up Chantry’s abuse and lied to his elders who were conducting an investigation into the matter. The end result was Giarrizzo’s true character was revealed to all, but he somehow managed to remain pastor of the church. About 2/3 of the members resigned.

James Renihan seems to have been able to remain above the fray of the Chantry sexual abuse fallout, but he has closely cultivated friendships with many of the corrupt ARBCA men, which has enabled him to obtain his leadership position at IRBS. Brent Detwiler has written an article about James Renihan titled, “ARBCA Seminary President Jim Renihan Fraudulently Promotes Faculty of Impressive Professors That Never Taught in His School. Westminster Seminary California Removes Renihan As Visiting Professor.”  The article may be read here.

Needless to say, at this point, there must be some tension between Sam Renihan and James Renihan. The younger man has chosen to do the right thing while his father seems to be ruining his legacy by remaining loyal to the ARBCA ruffians.

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