Statement on the SATF Report Release

We are all grieved by the findings of the Guidepost Solutions investigation. The report submitted through the SBC’s Sexual Abuse Task Force revealed disturbing and egregious acts committed on some of our most vulnerable.

We recognize the courage of survivors who continued to share their stories and bravely pursue action from their leaders. We must pray for God to provide strength and healing for all survivors as well as wisdom for everyone dealing with abusive situations. 

Let us commit ourselves to doing all we can so every place of worship is a safe place for everyone. The Special Committee on Sex Abuse appointed by GBC President Kevin Williams will bring recommendations at our state convention in November to assist Georgia Baptists with safety policies, guidelines and procedures.

As we walk through this difficult time together as Southern Baptists, may we completely depend upon the Lord for wisdom while carefully weighing the recommendations and considering our next steps. We appreciate the hard work and extended hours invested by the SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force. May the report submitted provide the instruction and clarity needed to move forward.

Published May 25, 2022