Sovereign Grace Ministries Reinstates C.J. Mahaney as President

Six months after CT reported that C.J. Mahaney was taking a leave of absence from his role as president of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM), the organization announced Wednesday it has returned Mahaney to his role.

In a July 6 statement, Mahaney said he was taking leave because Brent Detwiler, a former SGM pastor, had raised concerns about "various expressions of pride, unentreatability, deceit, sinful judgment and hypocrisy" committed by Mahaney. SGM installed an interim board of directors that same month and established three separate review panels to determine if Mahaney should remain as president.

"After examining the reports of these three review panels, we find nothing in them that would disqualify C.J. from his role as President, nor do they in any way call into question his fitness for gospel ministry," the Board said in a statement. "Therefore the Board has decided unanimously to return C.J. to the office of President, effective immediately." ...

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