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An Overview of My Ten-Part Series on the Abuse of Children by "Pastor" Tom Chantry & Its Cover-Up by the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America

Below is an overview of my ten-part series on the abuse of children by “Pastor” Tom Chantry and its cover- up by the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America from 2000-2018.  You can read the entire series in one PDF document here.      


Walt Chantry, highly esteemed Reformed Baptist teacher, leader, author, and editor,  knew all about the aggravated assaults inflicted upon children by his son, Tom, while pastor at Miller Valley Baptist Church (MVBC) between 1995-2000.  Walt covered up his assaults in conjunction with other top leaders who were his friends and/or under his manipulative control in the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA). 

That includes the Informal Council sent from ARBCA to do an internal investigation in 2000.  It was set up by Bob Selph (the ARBCA Coordinator and member of Walt’s church).  It was done by Marcus “Mike” McKnight III (a prominent lawyer from Walt Chantry’s church), Tedd Tripp (the renowned child expert) and Richard Jensen (a former big city homicide detective with FBI training).  

These men quickly learned from interviews with the children and parents that Tom Chantry was a child abuser.  They encouraged the parents to let ARBCA handle the matter rather than report it to law enforcement.  McKnight, Tripp and Jensen also resolved not to report the abuse even though they were mandatory reporters under Arizona law which is a felony today.  Instead they wrote reports that were sealed and kept silent about his crimes.  Chantry continued to batter children.  They also abandoned the victims and their families who suffered so terribly.  McKnight, Tripp and Jensen still have offered no apologies and made no attempt to interact with those they harmed by their negligence despite my many appeals. 

Tom Chantry is the most vile individual I’ve ever known by way of acquaintance.  I have attended both his trials and written about his horrendous behavior since December 2016.  I was stunned at the first trial in July/August 2018, when he took the stand after 20 witnesses testified against him, and adamantly asserted he was completely innocent of ALL wrong doing.  In fact, he looked intently at the jury and told them he had lived his whole life for the honor and glory of God and would never assault or molest a child because he was a man of God.  He was found guilty for the aggravated assault of two children  

Tom Chantry is your textbook sociopathic liar and sadistic child molester.  Though an orthodox pastor in the Reformed Baptist tradition, and a Master of Divinity graduate from Westminster Seminary California (a school I respect), he is a vile reprobate without a conscience.  He even wrote the book, Holding Communion Together: The Reformed Baptists, the First Fifty Years – Divided and Untied with David Dykstra and a forward by Earl Blackburn.  Both Dykstra and Blackburn are key players in the cover up of his crimes over the past 18 years. 

Despite Chantry’s sound theology and credentials, there is no evidence he was ever a regenerate Christian.  He was 25 years old when he arrived at Miller Valley Baptist Church out of seminary to be their pastor.  Three weeks after he arrived, he assaulted a child at the July 4th church picnic for shooting him in fun with a water gun.  

Chantry was a sadistic pedophile.  He used tutoring sessions to assault and molest children.  I have never observed anyone more arrogant or deceitful in all my life.  Part of his wicked pleasure is getting away with his crimes.  When the four count guilty verdict for the sexual molestation was read last Wednesday (May 8, 2019), I was sitting 25 feet from him.  He was furious because his evil con came to an end.  God provided a just jury and judged Chantry in righteousness.  Now he will be punished in prison.    

And yet, this “sick twisted monster” (the words used by the victim Mark Jones to describe him) has been protected by the top leaders in ARBCA for over 18 years.  Even after his arrest and incarceration in July 2016 for aggravated assault and the sexual molestation of children, top ARBCA officials and pastors knowingly defended his innocence despite their longstanding knowledge of his assaults and the evidence of molestation being put forward by law enforcement.    

They also instructed church members not to read my “evil” blog and other blogs producing evidence in the form of police reports, court documents, and incriminating evidence exposing Chantry and the ARBCA cover-up over the last 18 years.  The control in ARBCA is cult-like.  Church members have been intentionally deceived by their Administrative Councils and pastors for a long time.  I encourage all members to leave immediately. 

In the same vein, I encourage all Christian leaders outside of ARBCA to sever ties with ARBCA and their Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies.  Last week the General Assembly put out a face-saving statement after the guilty verdicts for molestation.  The delegates acknowledged NO wrongdoing.  They are still covering up.  I say this advisedly, the top score of leaders and pastors in ARBCA are corrupt.    

Below is my “Ten-Part Series on the Abuse of Children by “Pastor” Tom Chantry & Its Cover-Up by the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America from 2000-2018.”  I trust it will used of God to expose the bad characters in ARBCA and deter other churches and organizations from following their example.  The Table of Contents also provides a condensed overview and links to individual articles on my blog.

Table of Contents 

Part 1: Sexual Sadist Tom Chantry Persecuted Like Jesus, Tested Like Job, & Betrayed Like Joseph According to ARBCA Leaders & Enablers
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:58PM
Pages 5-14 (10 pp.)
Part 2: Walt Chantry, Miller Valley Elders, & ARBCA Officials Knew Tom Chantry Was a Child Abuser Even Before the 2000 Investigation Began
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:10PM
Pages 15-58 (44 pp.)
Part 3: A Critical Analysis of the Administrative Council’s Report Justifying the Decision to Withhold All Knowledge of the Police Investigation & Imminent Arrest of Thomas J. Chantry from ARBCA Pastors
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 12:04AM
Pages 59-106 (48 pp.)
Part 4: Exposing the Extensive Coverup of Tom Chantry’s 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
Pages 107-240 (133 pp.)
Part 5: Victim Impact Statements for Judge Astrowsky in Tom Chantry Case - “We Gave Our Children, Unknowingly, Over to a Pedophile”
Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:19PM
Pages 241-260 (20 pp.)
Part 6: Sociopathic Liar & Sadist, Tom Chantry Promised CCEF Counselor, Devon Berry, He’d Never Spank Another Child Again but “Battery” Continued Soon After as an Elementary School Teacher
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:17PM
Pages 261-269 (8 pp.)
Part 7: Devon Berry’s Whitewashed Counselor’s Report Did Not Address Tom Chantry’s Sadistic Child Abuse Contrary to Agreed Upon Obligations
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:47PM
Pages 270-295 (27 pp.)
Part 8: The Illegal Cover-Up of Tom Chantry’s Crimes by Marcus “Mike” McKnight III (Prominent Lawyer), Tedd Tripp (Renowned Child Expert), Richard Jensen (Former Homicide Detective), & Bob Selph (the ARBCA Coordinator)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4:03PM          
Pages 296-324 (29 pp.)   
Part 9: Tom Chantry, Former ARBCA Pastor & Son of Walt Chantry, Found Guilty On All Four Counts of Sexual Molestation of a Child
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:23AM
Pages 325-331 (7 pp.)

Part 10: Victims React to Face-Saving Statement by the ARBCA General Assembly Admitting No Wrong Even After Conviction of “Pastor” Tom Chantry for Sexual Molestation & Their 18 Year Cover-Up  
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:10AM
Pages 332-344 (13 pp.)


Don Lindblad’s Recently Discovered Review of Informal Council Investigation for Chairman Earl Blackburn Proves Intentional Cover-Up of Tom Chantry’s Crimes by Marcus “Mike” McKnight, Tedd Tripp and Rich Jensen
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:19AM

Newly Discovered Letter from Tom Chantry in 2000 Documents Widespread Knowledge in ARBCA of Accusations Against Him for Repeatedly Abusing Children & So Was Talk About Prosecuting Him
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:02PM
New Evidence Shows Miller Valley Baptist Church Secretary Told ARBCA Investigators in 2000 that Tom Chantry Would “Take People’s Children & Hurt Them Without Cause & Enjoy Doing It.”
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:25PM
Former Members of Providence Reformed Baptist Church Ask Probing Questions, Lay Out 16 Things ARBCA Must Confess, & Expose Pastor Tom Lyon for Covering Up Tom Chantry’s Crimes
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:42PM
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.
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:24PM
Will Tom Ascol & Founders Ministries Sever Ties With ARBCA & Remove Fred Malone & Tom Hicks from Ministry Team for Covering Up Tom Chantry's Crimes
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:16PM

ARBCA and Tom Chantry Document Walk-through 
Cheryl Watson
What follows is a walk-through of documents relevant to ARBCA and Tom Chantry.  It is my sincere hope that this will help those who are seeking truth.  I will update it as new documents become available.





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