I assume all who are reading this have heard of the sexual abuse of children scandal which has rocked the Roman Catholic Church. Not as widely known is the sexual abuse scandal which has rocked the Sovereign Grace Ministries denomination. Some have called it the largest sexual abuse scandal to hit Evangelical Christianity.
There are many similarities between the scandals. While the actual abuse of children seems to have been perpetrated by the clergy, the top dogs in both organizations do not seem to have participated themselves, but instead are guilty of attempting to cover-up the abuse.
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glenn Mills, PA. Covenant Fellowship Church (CFC) is arguably now the flagship church in the Sovereign Grace denomination since Covenant Life Church (CLC) of Gaithersburg, MD has withdrawn. Machowski has recently authored an article, published on the Sovereign Grace Ministries web page, on educating childcare workers,… Read More »
“But they knew about the beatings, the rages, the railing, the humiliation. Yet none of them acted to stop that behavior. They just seemed to turn off their consciences. What they would not do themselves, they permitted their pastor to do. Indeed, after charges were brought against Shifflett, he resigned from the church and took about a third… Read More »