To HPBC Pastors and Church Leaders:
On February 10, 2019, The Houston Chronicle began publishing a series of investigative reports related to sexual abuse in Southern Baptist Churches. We stand with the clear statements of the President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), our SBC Executive Committee Interim President, and our Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President.
Any allegations of sexual misconduct in SBC life should be taken seriously and addressed appropriately, including the immediate and full involvement of law enforcement. Rather than being upset or angry about the reporting, we should grieve that innocent women, children, and men are abused in any way.
Please join me in praying for the victims and join me in a renewed vigilance against any form of sexual abuse.
Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention