Likewise, defendant John Loftness, our former chairman, has publically denied having ever physically or sexually abused a child.
As with John Loftness'
vacancy, we do not plan on filling that position until the new Polity is implemented, should it be ratified.
One key item we discussed was John Loftness'
request to resign from the Board.
has worked hard to serve the Board and our churches since July, 2011.
has logged countless hours as a Board member and since March, 2012, as the Chairman of the Board.
He has done all this while serving as the Senior Pastor of Solid Rock Church.
The time required in chairing the Sovereign Grace Board
added to John's
already full schedule in both serving his
church as well as caring for members of his
extended family who are in poor health.
Now that the edited Polity Proposal is ready for presentation, John
felt it was time to step back from his
Board duties and give more time to these other very important priorities.
So effective immediately, John
will no longer serve as Chairman of the Board nor as a member of the Board.
We thought it wise to not fill his
slot as a Board member until the new Polity is implemented, should it be ratified.
We are grateful for John's hard work and leadership amidst a very challenging season.
has selflessly given himself to working with and leading the Board as we seek God's wisdom and grace for our family of churches.
has shown himself as a man committed to the authority of God's word and eager for the health and fruitfulness of God's people.
We as a Board love and respect our brother, we will miss serving with him, and we are grateful for his
on-going support of the Board.
We count it a deep privilege to have co-labored with John
, our friend and brother.
Please pray with us for a season of rest and refreshment as John
gives himself anew to serving those in his
extended family and in his