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February 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters:  


I was one of the four men who began Sovereign Grace Ministries in 1982.  I served on its Board of Directors for next 25 years.  I left SGM as a matter of conscience in 2009 having spent ten years trying to bring about internal reform of an ethical nature.  Soon after my departure, I began to write a set of documents for C.J. Mahaney that I hoped would bring about godly change.  That effort failed.   

As a result, it was necessary to send those documents to the SGM pastors in July 2011.  Though never my goal, the hard evidence contained in those documents contributed to the departure of approximately 40 churches, 100 pastors and 12,000 people in SGM churches.  Despite this reality, the leadership of SGM has never acknowledged any of the sinful wrongdoing brought to its attention by this vast array of pastors and former members.         

In October 2012, a civil lawsuit was brought against SGM and other parties alleging a conspiracy to commit and cover up the sexual abuse of children.  It was expanded in January 2013 and again in May 2013. Unfortunately, the lawsuit was dismissed by a Maryland judge on technicalities but not on its merits.  The allegations of fact in the lawsuit have never been argued in a civil court or tried in a criminal court.  There are plans to file a new lawsuit in Virginia but they are on hold due to a lack of funding.   

I continue to hold SGM accountable, write about lessons to be learned, work for criminal justice, seek reform in the Body of Christ, inform the national press of newsworthy stories, and care for those who have been harmed including victims of child abuse.  These endeavors have been my full-time work.   

Lord willing, I will write a book in my lifetime titled No Time for Silence.  It will be a condensed version of the story I have told over the past seven years in thousands of pages that has been followed by tens of thousands of people.  As stated in my tagline, I’ve been helping Christians to judge righteously, think biblically and live courageously.  

There are still important topics about which I must write as a matter of conscience.  That includes finishing up a book on the conspiracy to commit and cover up the sexual abuse of children in Covenant Life Church and Sovereign Grace Ministries.  

I am not an entrepreneur, business man or marketing guru.  I don’t have a fancy website or a slick campaign for raising funds.  All I can do is faithfully follow the Lord as best I know how and ask for your help.  


You can assist these efforts by financially supporting me via PayPal.    


Your support is deeply appreciated however small or great.  Whether one time or on-going.  All gifts and contributions are kept strictly confidential.


Brent Detwiler