Part 4: Exposing the Extensive Coverup of Tom Chantry‚Äôs Child Abuse by Top Officials in the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) the Last 18 Years
Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:15PM
Brent Detwiler

I originally called this article, “A Critical Analysis of the Administrative Council Report – Part II.”   The Administrative Council is the group of men responsible for leading the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA).  They have issued two reports concerning Tom Chantry.  Both are spurious.  In this article, I expose their second or Part II report issued on October 25, 2018.  

The article I’ve written is due to the justice and providence of God.  He has provided the documentary evidence to prove the 18-year-old conspiracy by ARBCA officials covering up the abuse of children by one of their leading pastors, Tom Chantry.  "Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness but instead even expose them. ... But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light" (Eph. 5:11,13).  The Lord is not mocked by the trickery of men. 

ARBCA is orthodox in its essential theology.   It is, therefore, more grievous to find pervasive corruption among its top leaders.  They are present day Pharisees - orthodox hypocrites.  The glory of Christ and his gospel have been grievously reproached by these deceitful men.  They are only concerned for the protection of their pretentious reputations, not the well-being of victims and their families.  But God in his power and holiness has determined to expose their malice and evil intent.  Praise His Holy Name. 

And, as is often the case in God’s plan, there has been a remnant of godly pastors and members in ARBCA working for reform, only to be cast out or disparaged and persecuted.  The Lord bless them richly. 

I have used a PDF format for this document given its length and certain features.  Here is the link.

I originally sent this article to current and former ARBCA pastors on December 21, 2018 with this cover letter.   

From: Brent Detwiler
Sent: Dec 21, 2018 11:36 PM
To: Current & Former ARBCA Pastors
Subject: A Critical Analysis of the Administrative Council Report - Part II 

Friday, December 21, 2018 

Current and Former Pastors in ARBCA, 

I hoped to have completed “A Critical Analysis of the Administrative Council Report – Part II” sooner.  I don’t prefer sending it to you before the celebration of our Lord’s incarnation next Tuesday.  Nevertheless, it is necessary because it contains crucial evidence and vital information that has been withheld and concealed from you.  You will find it attached. 

ARBCA is in need of great repentance.  The reasons for this necessity will become obvious as you read.  It is my hope and prayer godly men in ARBCA will address the corruption that exists and call for the discipline and removal of leaders where needed.  

If that is not forthcoming, I don’t see how anyone can remain in ARBCA with a clear conscience.  I desire your best; that is why I write.  The same was true in December 2016 when I first contacted you and appealed for an objective investigation.  I was condemned for being a slanderer, etc. 

Two years later, I still want to see the frowning providence of God become the smiling providence of God but that can’t happen without a Nineveh-like turning to God. 

Behold, the goodness and severity of God (Rom. 11:22).

Brent Detwiler 

Please pray for the victims and their families.  They continue to suffer.  And pray that ARBCA repents and makes restitution to all of them in full measure.

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