An Appeal to National Leaders Regarding C.J. Mahaney of Sovereign Grace Ministries

On February 6, 2013, Mr. Brent Detwiler sent a letter to 77 national evangelical leaders expressing his concerns regarding CJ Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries. The letter, titled "An Appeal to National Leaders Regarding C.J. Mahaney", can be read in entirety at http://goo.gl/mzopP. The names of the leaders to whom the letter is addressed are listed in the body of the petition. Mr. Detwiler is not the originator of this petition, nor did he request it. The purpose of the petition is to give a voice to the many current or former members of Sovereign Grace Ministries churches and other concerned individuals whose grave concerns for C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries have been largely ignored by evangelical leaders.

We, as current or former members of Sovereign Grace Ministries churches, or as concerned individuals, wish to make it known that we agree with Mr. Brent Detwiler’s concerns regarding C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries as described in the letter titled "An Appeal to National Leaders Regarding C.J. Mahaney", which can be read in entirety at http://goo.gl/mzopP. We respectfully request that the recipients of the letter, the national evangelical leaders listed below, seriously consider the claims contained in the letter and take appropriate action, as requested in the letter.

Recipients of Letter:

Danny Akin

Thabitti Anyabwile

Voddie Baucham

Alistair Begg

John F. Bettler

Jon Bloom

Ian Booth

Jerry Bridges

Mike Bullmore

Robert C. Cannada Jr.

Don Carson

Matt Chandler

Tim Challies

Bryan Chapell

Lane Dennis

Mark Dever

Kevin DeYoung

Mark Driscoll

Iain M. Duguid

Ligon Duncan

Sinclair Ferguson

John F. Frame

Richard B. Gaffin

Mark Galli

W. Robert Godfrey

Wayne Grudem

Michael A. G. Haykin

Dennis Hollinger

Michael S. Horton

Robert Jones

Douglas F. Kelly

Simon J. Kistemaker

Ted Kober

Andreas Johannes Kostenberger

Tim Keller

Edgar Keinath

Timothy S. Lane

John MacArthur

Michael Milton

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Russell D. Moore

Stephen Nichols

Moss Nplha

Marvin Olasky

Ray Ortlund, Jr.

Burk Parsons

Paige Patterson

Richard Phillips

John Piper

David Platt

David Powlison

Vern S. Poythress

Guy Richardson

Phil Ryken

Ken Sande

Pete Schemm

Thomas R. Schreiner

Alan Schuster

Scotty Smith

Winston T. Smith

R.C. Sproul

Ed Stetzer

Sam Storms

Justin Taylor

Tullian Tchivdjian

Bryce Thomas

Derek W. H. Thomas

Paul David Tripp

Carl L. Trueman

Gene Edward Veith, Jr.

Donald S. Whitney

Bruce A. Ware

David Wells

Stephen J. Wellum

Edward T. Welsh

Luder G. Whitlock

John D. Woodbridge


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