Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Accountable under the law and under God

The purpose of this blog is to draw attention to a particular sexual assault survivor's experience as referenced in the Bob Jones University GRACE Report.

The background information of the report and all official announcements can be found on the investigative team's website: http://netgrace.org/investigation/bob-jones-university/
The final report can be accessed here: http://netgrace.org/wp-content/uploads/Final-Report.pdf


Why highlight this particular survivor's story from the BJU GRACE Report?
  1. Bob Jones University acknowledges the assault took place.
  2. The accused perpetrator was permitted to minimize the details of the assault.
  3. Although the accused perpetrator was expelled after his confession to University authorities, he was later readmitted, allowed to give a public prayer in chapel, graduate, and later return to campus as a representative of a mission board.
  4. According to the survivor, the mission board refused to have the accused perpetrator return to the United States to face criminal charges.
  5. This man, accused by the survivor and having confessed to Bob Jones University, is permitted to remain on a mission field as a pastor, teacher and trusted leader, without those that could be vulnerable knowing of his expulsion from Bob Jones University or that criminal charges await him in the United States.

    Testimony of Assault Survivor in the GRACE report begins on page 98. Excerpt below:



Footnotes from testimony excerpt:



 
The GRACE report gives the name of the mission board: Baptist Pioneer Mission. (http://www.bpmission.org/)

As supporting evidence that Bob Jones University allowed the accused perpetrator of the assault back on campus as an official representative of a mission board, the GRACE report references the BJU Missions Emphasis Week Brochure for 2011, but does not provide it. Here is brochure from that week.














Note the representative from Baptist Pioneer Mission during the 2011 BJU Missions Emphasis Week is named on the fourth page of the program and that only one representative is named. Bob Jones University has not disputed the details of the situation, but has acknowledged them.



Why isn't Baptist Pioneer Mission encouraging this man to return to the United States to face criminal charges? Why is Baptist Pioneer Mission board allowing him to remain in a position of trust where vulnerable young women could be at risk unknowingly?

If you would like to let Baptist Pioneer Mission know about your concern for this man to stay in Bolivia in a position of trust, here is their contact information:

Baptist Pioneer Mission
P.O. Box 5114
Kincheloe, MI. 49788
Phone: 906-495-5203
Fax: 906-495-2965
Website: http://www.bpmission.org/
Send a note online: http://www.bpmission.org/contact.html


Board of Directors:


Missionary Dr. Lance Rader, General Director
Website: http://www.bpmission.org/z_rader.html
Recent letter from: http://www.bbcwc.com/our-missionaries/south-america/rader/

Brother Dale Bishop
http://www.whitepages.com/name/Dale-E-Bishop/Kincheloe-MI/8reyihd
25 White Pine Way
Kincheloe, MI 49788-1121

Pastor Tim Rader
Church page: http://fundamentalbaptistchurch.net/?page_id=42
Fundamental Baptist Church
3255 W. M-80
Kinross, MI 49752
(906) 495-5200
fbconline@centurylink.net
Personal email: pastorrader@gmail.com
From website: Pastor Rader ministers to Fundamental in many areas including Superintendent of Maplewood Baptist Academy, serving on the board of Baptist Pioneer Missions, Michigan Association of Christian Schools and Maranatha Baptist Bible College.  
http://www.whitepages.com/name/Timothy-S-Rader/Kinross-MI/67risv3

Pastor Bill Lockhart
church page: http://fundamentalbaptistchurch.net/?page_id=42
Fundamental Baptist Church
3255 W. M-80
Kinross, MI 49752
(906) 495-5200
personal email: pastorblockhart@gmail.com
Teacher at Maplewood Baptist Academy: http://www.maplewoodbaptistacademy.com/staff/
http://www.whitepages.com/name/William-J-Lockhart/Dafter-MI/5de94q4
Phone number: 906-248-5117 Chippewa County Tel. Co. Landline
Address:
8035 W Lockhart Rd
Dafter, MI 49724-9508

Missionary Kim Meyering
http://www.bpmission.org/z_meyering.html
Field Address: 180 Mountainview Dr.
Sault Saint Marie, ON PGAGK4
Field Phone: 705-779-3972 906-322-1968
http://www.bmfp.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=196:kim-a-kristi-meyering&catid=53:north-america&Itemid=30
KIM & KRISTI MEYERING
706 Aster Ave
Holland, MI 49423
NORTH AMERICA
Email: kimmeyering@juno.com

Brother Steve May
Maplewood Baptist Academy, Assistant Coach, Athletic Director
http://www.mhsaa.com/Schools/maplewoodbaptist
Mr. Steven May
smay@eup.k12.mi.us
(906) 478-3471
Teacher for Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District
Associated with  Fundamental Baptist Church, 3255 W. M-80, Kinross, MI 49752


Richard DeVall's sending church/home church: 

North Love Baptist Church
5301 E Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114
Phone: (815) 877-6021
Fax: 815-877-6076
website: http://northlove.org/
Send a note online: http://northlove.org/contact/
Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthLoveBaptist
Senior Pastor: Paul Kingsbury (http://northlove.org/about/our-pastoral-staff/)
Pastor's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/drpaulkingsbury
Pastor's website: http://paulkingsbury.com/

Sermon Richard DeVall preached at North Love Baptist Church (posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM) https://vimeo.com/35569015


video

Richard DeVall from a November 2014 picture on his facebook page. Family members' faces blurred.



Richard DeVall's page from Baptist Pioneer Mission as of March 17, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

Family members faces blurred.

Why isn't Baptist Pioneer Mission encouraging this man to return to the United States to face criminal charges? Why is Baptist Pioneer Mission board allowing him to remain in a position of trust where vulnerable young women could be at risk unknowingly?