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Update from the Covenant Life Elders

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Author: Mark Mitchell

Category: Church Life, Pastors

Dear Church, I am writing today on behalf of the elders to update you on our latest discussions about the allegations against John Smyth and PJ’s communication in response. We have been dismayed by recent media reports coming out of the UK and Africa of extreme physical abuse by John Smyth. Our hearts and prayers are with those who have suffered or are suffering in...

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Open Letter from PJ Smyth

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Author: PJ Smyth

UPDATE, FEBRUARY 22: Since writing this I have realized that it is not strictly accurate to say, “I was not involved with those interactions” and I am sorry for the confusion this has caused. I was seeking to write in a timely way what I remembered, but my memory was flawed. The Covenant Life elders have commented here. —PJ Smyth Since the release of my brief statement...

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Statement on UK Media Reports

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Author: PJ Smyth

I became aware yesterday that a story broke in the UK media reporting that my father, John Smyth, was apparently involved in excessive physical discipline of high school/college aged boys more than three decades ago, when our family lived in the UK. I was about 10 years old at the time. Several decades later I became aware that there were questions about my father’s...

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