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In the US, Menlo Church investigation finds no direct evidence or disclosures of sexual abuse

US Menlo Church John Ortberg

RNS A third-party investigation at one of Northern California’s most prominent megachurches that consumed its congregation and former pastor’s fractious family ended this week with a report that found no evidence the pastor’s adult child had acted on his confessed attraction to minors. “After interviewing 104 witnesses and reviewing or analyzing more than 500,000 documents, […]

US embattled megachurch pastor John Ortberg resigns from Menlo Church

John Ortberg

RNS John Ortberg, popular Christian author and speaker, has resigned as pastor of Menlo Church, a megachurch congregation outside of San Francisco. His resignation is effective from Sunday, 2nd August.   “I have considered my seventeen years as pastor here to be the greatest joy I’ve had in ministry,” Ortberg said in a statement. “But […]