The changeover from a traditional church model to that of an industrial complex model re-prioritized the elders’ duties to see to the needs of the senior pastor. Once the connection between the elders and the church body gets rerouted to encircle the senior minister, how do those in the pews break through to be heard? Did the elders realize this would happen at the time of the change in bylaws? Did the church membership understand the consequences of their vote to ‘update’ the bylaws?

“The Truth and Reform team kept pushing to be heard. Steve and the elders arranged for a meeting with two local pastors to mediate between the whistleblowers and Steve. Doug Lay wrote a detailed account of the crisis at FCCF.

‘The crisis at FCCF was birthed out of mismanagement, deception, cover-up, and denial—by the elders of First Christian Church of Florissant, of   allegations of sexual misconduct by Brandon Milburn towards 6 minors—an extremely serious situation since Brandon IS a convicted child molester of two different victims! So how have the elders dealt with the mismanagement, deception, cover-up and denial of the allegations?'” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, pp. 103-104.)

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