The church elders released a letter to FCCF members on June 21, 2015 to which Titus offered the perspective of the victims and their families he had interviewed. Titus’s rebuttal statements are in bold. Partial truth is not truth.
From the book:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We’re blessed. First Christian Church of Florissant is an amazing multi-generational, multiethnic family. We joyfully celebrate a 57-year legacy of ministry built on honoring Jesus Christ through compassionately living in the world . . .
This is true. For fifty years, there were few better examples of Great Commission churches in the United States. So, moving was this history that I wrote my master’s thesis on the rich history. It is one worthy of great honor.
We have served thousands of families and been recognized nationally for the strength of our diversity. Like every family, our church family has moments when our strength is tested. This is one of those moments. In January 2014 two former First Christian Church families were told for the first time by their now grown sons that they had been sexually abused in 2007 by Brandon Milburn. . .
1. How do the elders know those families were told in January? They have talked to one of the families sparingly and the other not at all. I know this because I spoke with the families.
2. The victims were not abused in 2007 alone, but from 2007—2009. To continue to cite this date inaccurately seems to victims to be a minimization of what occurred to them in order to save face.” (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. 116-117.)
A View from the Pews is available on Amazon in print and ebook format, and also through the Kindle Unlimited program. Whichever method you choose, read the rest of the letter and Titus’ rebuttal comments.