100 Articles from 2012-2018 on the Conspiracy to Commit & Cover Up the Sexual Abuse of Children in Sovereign Grace Ministries
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:05AM
Brent Detwiler

Last week, I was interviewed by a national press outlet.  During the interview, I was asked how many articles I had written over the years on the conspiracy to commit and cover-up the sexual abuse of children in Covenant Life Church and Sovereign Grace Ministries (aka, Sovereign Grace Churches, Inc.).  I didn’t know but ventured a guess – I said over 80.  That got me wondering.

It turns out I’ve posted 100 articles from 2012-2018 on BrentDetwiler.com.  I wrote 82 of them.  The remaining 18 are from other writers.  The first one was about the original lawsuit filed against Sovereign Grace Ministries, C.J. Mahaney, John Loftness, Gary Ricucci, Grant Layman, et al.  The Associated Press picked up the story and it went viral on October 17, 2012.  The initial lawsuit had three Plaintiffs (i.e. victims).  That increased to nine and then 11 in later amendments.  More victims have come forward.  More work needs to be done. The cover-up continues.

Here are two articles I’d recommend for those wanting to acquaint themselves with the hard evidence documenting the conspiracy. 

Hush Fund Set Up by Top SGM Leaders to Meet the Demands of a SGM Pastor Whose Son Was Sexually Abused  (March 30, 2015)

C.J. Mahaney, Covenant Life Church & the Conspiracy to Cover-up the Sexual Abuse of Children (Feb. 13, 2018)

Here are the 100 articles in chronological order.  The titles read like a diary for me.  

Lawsuit claims evangelical church group concealed sex abuse allegations in Md., Va.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:41PM
Brent Detwiler
Statements by Sovereign Grace Ministries and Covenant Life Church on Reported Lawsuit
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:20AM
Copy of Lawsuit Brought Against Sovereign Grace Ministries & Eight Defendants
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:39PM
Sexual Abuse & Spousal Abuse in Sovereign Grace Ministries - Joshua Harris Claims “Very Committed to Involving the Authorities”
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:45PM
Brent Detwiler
Random Thoughts on Recent Events
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:03AM
Brent Detwiler
WORLD Magazine Reports on Troubled Sovereign Grace Ministries
Friday, November 02, 2012
Thomas Kidd
Class Action Lawsuit Naming Sovereign Grace Ministries Is Expanded 
Sunday, January 14, 2013 at 7:22PM
Brent Detwiler
Ominous Signs in Amended Lawsuit Portend Worse Things to Come for Sovereign Grace Ministries
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:31PM
Brent Detwiler
The First Amendment or the Welfare of Children?
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:55PM
Brent Detwiler
The Legal Defense Strategy of Sovereign Grace Ministries
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:25PM
Brent Detwiler
Christianity Today Article on Lawsuit and the First Amendment
Friday, January 25 at 1:08PM
Bobby Ross, Jr.
They Loved Praise from Men More Than Praise from God
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:45PM
Brent Detwiler
An Appeal to 77 National Leaders Regarding C.J. Mahaney
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5:38PM
Brent Detwiler
20 Hard Questions to Ask Your SGM Pastor
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:39AM
Brent Detwiler
Southern Baptists and Their Silence by Peter Lumpkins
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Peter Lumpkins
John Loftness Resigns as Chairman of the SGM Board
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:29PM
Brent Detwiler
John Piper’s Unqualified Endorsement of C.J. Mahaney Breaks Hearts
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:28PM
Brent Detwiler
Tim Challies on Thinking Biblically About C.J. Mahaney and SGM
Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 2:21PM
Brent Detwiler
New Information in Motions to Oppose Dismissal of Lawsuit
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:35AM
Brent Detwiler
Follow Up with 77 National Leaders Regarding C.J. Mahaney
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at 12:05PM
Brent Detwiler
Interview with Boz Tchividjian an Absolute Must Read!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 4:16PM
Rachel Held Evans
The Tragic Lessons of Penn State — A Call to Action by Al Mohler
Friday, April 05, 2013 at 3:17PM
Brent Detwiler
Louisville-based Sovereign Grace Ministries wants lawsuit ended, says it's shielded from abuse claims
Friday, April 26, 2013
Peter Smith
Everything You Need to Know about “American Evangelicalism’s Biggest Sex Scandal to Date”
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:35AM
Brent Detwiler
Statement by Susan Burke Regarding Statute of Limitations, Bravery, Appeal, & Criminal Proceedings
Friday, May 18, 2013 at 4:28PM
Brent Detwiler
An Appeal for Evidence – Contact Information
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:18PM
Brent Detwiler
Don Carson, Kevin DeYoung and Justin Taylor Defend C.J. Mahaney Against Charges in SGM Sex Abuse Scandal
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:51AM
Brent Detwiler
"Where Are the Voices? The Continued Culture of Silence and Protection in American Evangelicalism" by Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian 
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Basyle ‘Boz’ Tchividjian 
Plaintiffs’ Motion to Reconsider Filed with Court
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:44PM
Brent Detwiler
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Leader Shames Mahaney Supporters
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Bob Allen
The Conspiracy Surrounding Plaintiff Grace Goe at Covenant Life Church
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 5:18PM
Brent Detwiler
Mark Dever and C.J. Mahaney Lovefest Continues: Shocking on So Many Levels
Monday, June 3, 2013
Julie Ann Smith
Correspondence Sent to 77 National Leaders / Statement by Mother of Plaintiff Renee Gamby
Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 3:36PM
Brent Detwiler
Southern Baptist Convention Passes Resolutions on Sex Abuse and Affiliations with Groups Like Sovereign Grace Ministries
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:26AM
Brent Detwiler
Charlie Llewellyn, Alleged Child Abuser, Sells Llewellyn Realtors to Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:47AM
Brent Detwiler
“Circling the Wagons” by David Dunbar, President of Biblical Seminary
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:18PM
Brent Detwiler
Southern Baptists: Take care with ties to those accused of mishandling abuse by Peter Smith
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Peter Smith
Joshua Harris & Covenant Life Pastors Put Off Questions About Sex Abuse Scandal for Two Years
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Brent Detwiler
C.J. Mahaney Withdraws from Together for the Gospel & Founders Remove Statement of Support
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 3:14PM
Brent Detwiler
John Loftness in Focus – Former Chairman of the SGM Board & Alleged Sexual Sadist
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5:32PM
Brent Detwiler
Leaders in the Body of Christ Speak Out Against Shepherds Who Side with Wolves (Sex Abusers) that Devour Lambs (Children)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:55PM
Brent Detwiler
Grant Layman & the Conspiracy Surrounding Nathaniel Morales
Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:10PM
Brent Detwiler
Lead Story in World Magazine: Christian Organization Pleads with Evangelicals to Expose and Report Sexual Abuse
Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 5:24PM
Jamie Dean
Gary Ricucci & the Conspiracy Surrounding Convicted Felon, David Adams
Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8:11PM
Brent Detwiler
ABPNews: Ministry leaders blast whistleblower 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Bob Allen
SGM Council of Elders Commends C.J. Mahaney & Condemns Brent Detwiler
Friday, August 9, 2013 at 3:02PM
Brent Detwiler
It’s Been a Good Week!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:48PM
Brent Detwiler
Questions for the Law Firm Thaler Liebeler LLP Regarding Investigation of Covenant Life Church
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:56PM
Brent Detwiler
C.J. Mahaney Returning to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bob Allen
Danny Akin and Al Mohler still sponsoring C.J. Mahaney
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Peter Lumpkins
10 Fast Facts Regarding Grant Layman & the Nate Morales Sex Abuse Trial
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:38PM
Brent Detwiler

Pastoral Wisdom & the Mandate to Report
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Julie Low
Judge Rules Nate Morales Is Fit to Take the Stand
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 1:46PM
Brent Detwiler
Commentary on Letter from the Covenant Life Pastors Regarding Lawsuit & Morales Trial
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:40PM
Brent Detwiler
Supporters of Grant Layman Seek to Frame Me and Silence Me
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:49PM
Brent Detwiler
Multiple Trials of Nathaniel Morales Set to Begin Next Week
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:40PM
Brent Detwiler
Report on Days 1 & 2 at the Criminal Trial of Nathaniel Morales
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:45PM
Brent Detwiler
Nathaniel Morales Found Guilty on All Counts of Sex Abuse & Offense
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:48AM
Brent Detwiler
Joshua Harris Requests Leave of Absence until Issue of Not Reporting Morale’s Crimes to Police Is Fully Addressed
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:10PM
Brent Detwiler
Joe Carter of The Gospel Coalition Says “Detwiler Is Making Up” Admission by Joshua Harris 
Monday, May 19 at 11:08AM
Brent Detwiler
Tullian Tchividjian Blasts Sovereign Grace Ministries Handling of Sex Abuse Scandal; Prematurely Departs The Gospel Coalition 
May 21, 2014 at 5:49AM
Morgan Lee
C.J. Mahaney Issues Statement Protesting His Innocence
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 4:41PM
Brent Detwiler
The Parents of Plaintiffs-Victims Karl Koe & Karen Koe Rebut C.J. Mahaney’s Statement of Innocence
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8:06AM
Brent Detwiler
Important Statement from Victim James Roberts Regarding Third Trial of Nathaniel Morales
Sunday, May 24, 2014 at 9:38AM
Brent Detwiler
Sex Abuser Nathaniel Morales Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:04AM
Brent Detwiler
Judge McGann Calls Nathaniel Morales a "Cowardly Pervert"
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 5:52AM
Brianne Carter, Kevin Lewis
Updates: Lou Gallo (VA Lawsuit), Steve Shank, SGM Map of Churches & the Pastors College
Tuesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:58PM
Brent Detwiler
Executive Director Mark Prater Effectively Calls Victims of Sexual Abuse Liars on Behalf of All Sovereign Grace Leaders
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:00PM
Brent Detwiler
Conclusive Evidence Don Carson, Kevin DeYoung, & Justin Taylor Never Read Sex Abuse Lawsuit against C.J. Mahaney
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:41PM
Brent Detwiler
Sex Abuse Victim Asserts Prominent SGM Pastor Marty Machowski “Threw My Children & I to the Wolves”
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:39PM
Brent Detwiler
A Victim’s Anguished Letter to Dave Harvey Revealing Sexual Abuse & Its Alleged Cover Up at Covenant Fellowship Church
Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 2:10PM
Brent Detwiler
Hush Fund Set Up by Top SGM Leaders to Meet the Demands of a SGM Pastor Whose Son Was Sexually Abused 
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:56PM
Brent Detwiler
Long Story by Washingtonian Magazine about C.J. Mahaney, Covenant Life Church, & Sovereign Grace Ministries Hits Newsstands Tomorrow
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:57PM
Brent Detwiler
A More In-Depth Look at “The Sex Scandal That Devastated a Suburban Megachurch” by Washingtonian Magazine and TIME Magazine
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:13PM
Brent Detwiler
Pam Palmer & Susan Burke Testify Before MD General Assembly Re: Need to Extend Statute of Limitations in Sex Abuse Cases Like CLC & SGM 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 3:20PM
Brent Detwiler
Covenant Life Member & Children’s Ministry Worker, Larry Ellis Caffery, Arrested on Nine Counts of Child Sex Abuse & Two Counts of False Imprisonment
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:38AM
Brent Detwiler
SNAP’s Together for the Gospel Press Release and Letter to Disinvite CJ Mahaney from Speaking
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:31PM
Brent Detwiler
Victims of Sexual Abuse to Protest at Huge Protestant Conference - Together for the Gospel
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8:28AM
Brent Detwiler
Todd Pruitt Lies about His Knowledge of C.J. Mahaney’s Guilt in Order to Appear Neutral
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:37PM
Brent Detwiler
“Well Thought of by Outsiders” (1 Tim 3:7) – What the Media Is Saying About C.J. Mahaney
April 30, 2016 at 9:20AM
Brent Detwiler
Kevin DeYoung’s Lack of Integrity Obvious in Reproof of Todd Pruitt & Defense of C.J. Mahaney as Above Reproach Like Jesus & Paul
May 1, 2016 at 11:29AM
Brent Detwiler
Three of Seven Guilty Verdicts Against Sex Abuser Nathaniel Morales Overturned by Maryland Court of Special Appeals
July 21, 2016 at 5:30PM
Brent Detwiler
My Correspondence with Wayne Grudem Regarding His Support of C.J. Mahaney
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:36PM
Brent Detwiler
Brent Detwiler’s Factual Rebuttal of Covenant Life Church Apologist 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:47PM   
Introduction by Todd Wilhelm
Former Penn State President Gets Jail Time in Sandusky Case
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:03PM
Brent Detwiler
Rachael Denhollander Speaks Out Against C.J. Mahaney in Interview with Christianity Today – Predictably, Sovereign Grace Condemns Her “False Accusations” 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 6:15PM
Brent Detwiler
Denhollander Speaks Out Again in Response to Condemnation by Sovereign Grace Churches, Inc. – I’ve Added Background Commentary
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:16PM
Brent Detwiler
C.J. Mahaney, Covenant Life Church & the Conspiracy to Cover-up the Sexual Abuse of Children
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 12:42PM
Brent Detwiler
Sarah Kacala Speaks Out Against Covenant Fellowship Church for Trying to Stop Her from Exposing & Prosecuting Sex Abusers
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:38PM
Brent Detwiler
An Appeal to National Leaders for Action Against C.J. Mahaney & Sovereign Grace Ministries, Inc.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:41PM
Brent Detwiler
Mahaney’s Withdrawal from Together for the Gospel Is Meaningless as He Continues to Run from an Independent Investigation with the Help of Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, et al.
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5:24PM
Brent Detwiler
Executive Director of SNAP & Parents of a SGM Victim Write Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan & Matt Schmucker Appealing for Justice re: C.J. Mahaney
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:12PM
Brent Detwiler
Mark Galli, Editor in Chief of Christianity Today, Calls for a Fresh & Thorough Independent Investigation of Sovereign Grace Ministries
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:56PM
Brent Detwiler
Debunking the Claim that Sovereign Grace Churches, Inc. Is “Unable to Authorize an Independent Third-Party Investigation”
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:16PM
Brent Detwiler
Sovereign Grace Pastors Crack Down on Godly Dissent of Members Asking for an Investigation & Expressing Concern Over Response to Rachael Denhollander
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4:45PM
Brent Detwiler
The “Independent” Investigation of Sexual Abuse at Covenant Life Church Didn’t Include Talking to the Victims of Abuse – Incredulously, Executive Pastor Mark Mitchell Says Exclusion Was Due to “Limited Finances”  
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:50PM
Brent Detwiler
Al Mohler Calls for an Independent, Third-Party Investigation of C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Churches, Inc.
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:22PM
Brent Detwiler
Southwestern Theological Seminary Strips Former President Paige Patterson of All Benefits, Rights, & Privileges for Not Reporting a Rape to Law Enforcement in 2003
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 12:05PM
Brent Detwiler
Who’s the Worst of Sinners - Paige Patterson or C.J. Mahaney?
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5:51PM
Brent Detwiler
Christianity Today Interview with Rachael Denhollander Including Condemnation of C.J. Mahaney & Sovereign Grace Ministries for Covering Up Child Abuse Was Second Most-Read Article in 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:55PM
Brent Detwiler

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