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Report an Instance of Abuse in a Southern Baptist Church or Entity

There are two options to report an instance of abuse—by phone at 202-864-5578 or SBChotline@nullguidepostsolutions.com.

Survivors will be notified of the available options for care and will be put in touch with an advocate. All information will remain confidential.

List of Alleged Abusers

The recently released Guidepost report revealed a list of alleged abusers compiled by a former employee of the SBC Executive Committee. This list is being made public for the first time as an initial, but important, step towards addressing the scourge of sexual abuse and implementing reform in the Convention. Each entry in this list reminds us of the devastation and destruction brought about by sexual abuse. Our prayer is that the survivors of these heinous acts find hope and healing, and that churches will utilize this list proactively to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us.

Below, you will find an assortment of records and links to resources churches are using to better equip them to exercise diligent scrutiny when hiring staff or choosing volunteers in an attempt to protect them from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and other moral failures of those in ministry. No endorsement or recommendation should be implied from inclusion.

NOTE: Some of the resources included on this page were intended to be used in a particular state and may include provisions which comply with the laws and child abuse reporting requirements in that particular state. Complying with the provisions of the law of another state may not fulfill the legal obligations imposed by the law in your state. Care should be taken to use policies which comply with the law of the state in which your church or ministry is located.


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