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Boerne Christian Assembly elders Bob Sarratt and Jeff Horn release statement regarding Doug Phillips.
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Posted January 1, 2014
A Statement by the Elders of Boerne Christian Assembly about Former Elder Doug Phillips. Doug Phillips served as an Elder for Boerne Christian Assembly until January, 2013, when he resigned from his office. This resignation from the office of Elder was submitted prior to his confession to church leadership in February, 2013 of an inappropriate relationship with a woman (referenced in his Statement of Resignation from the office of President, on the Vision Forum Ministries website) and associated deception. In the months following, efforts were undertaken toward the goals of restoration and repentance between the parties involved and their respective families . As under-shepherds of a flock of Jesus Christ we take seriously the responsibility to confront those overtaken in a fault, in meekness, in pursuit of the purity of the body, healing for those wounded by the effects of sin, and restoration of those caught in fault, after display of repentance. Doug Phillips confessed these sins, professed repentance of these sins before his local church body, and has been publicly rebuked by the Elders of his church for those same sins. As shepherds and Elders of the flock of Jesus Christ at Boerne Christian Assembly we have sought to provide admonition, personal accountability, and to work toward sound Biblical thinking, repentance, and restoration with all those involved. Healing is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is our desire, as much as is possible, to promote unity within the body of Christ through Biblical counsel, instruction, and oversight, with Biblical pastoral care. The notoriety of this situation, due in part to the national exposure of Doug Phillips’s ministry, brings with it additional challenges and duties. The consequences of sin are great. We long for God’s blessing, preservation of His flock, and continued healing to be ministered by the Word and the Spirit of God unto to all.
Bob Sarratt, Elder
Jeff Horn, Provisional Elder
Here is a little something from Mr. Horn’s LinkedIn page:
Assistant Dirctor [sic] of Fulfillment
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Retail industry
September 2005 – Present (8 years 5 months) San Antonio, TX
Supervisory responsibilities for workforce ranging from 4-25 employees
Oversee outbound freight
Interact with account representatives of small package carriers (UPS, FedEx)
Tabulate and submit employee payroll records
Oversee international shipments
Quality control inspection of orders processed for shipment
Law Office of Jeffrey D. Horn
June 1992 – September 2005 (13 years 4 months) Williamstown, NJ
General practice, including Real Estate, wills and estates, personal injury, family law, and commercial litigation.