Letter Sent to Trinity Baptist Members in Wake of Budgett Arrest is Leaked Online

A letter sent by Trinity Baptist Senior Pastor Brian Fuller to his congregation following the arrest of member Joshua Budgett on charges of sexual assault has been published via Facebook.

There’s nothing terribly remarkable in the letter; Fuller tells the church everything possible is being done to keep church members safe and to show compassion to Budgett’s family. The urgency of the security measures mentioned may be the result of lessons learned during the trial of Ernie Willis, the convicted rapist who was allowed to remain a member of Trinity for years after then-pastor Chuck Phelps found out about that crime.

A .pdf of the letter is printed below.

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3 thoughts on “Letter Sent to Trinity Baptist Members in Wake of Budgett Arrest is Leaked Online

  1. Andrea

    “The urgency of the security measures mentioned may be the result of lessons learned during the trial of Ernie Willis” I don’t know that any lessons were learned if a convicted sex offender was active in that church and living with small children.

  2. confused and frustrated

    I’m a little late reading this letter but I must’ve missed the part where the pastor talked about praying for those who were sexually assaulted. And they said the security team was working with this guy for 2 years. And they also mentioned “individuals with backgrounds such as Joshua’s.” I guess I’m just confused.

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