My heart is breaking from the news that has become public in the last few minutes that the retirement of my friend and one of my heroes in the ministry, Dr. Frank Page, is due to a “morally inappropriate relationship” according to a press release from the Executive Committee. I do not know the details, perhaps never will, and it doesn’t matter.
I hope and pray that Dr. Page finds full restoration and healing in his family and in his faith. While I am not likely to be someone he turns to in a time like this, I would still go anywhere and do anything I could to help this man whom I love and who has ministered faithfully to me.
I cannot imagine what Dr. Page is going through right now – the pain, the humiliation, the sorrow, the regret. Would you join me right now in praying for him? For his wife and family? For our convention and the effects this may have on us?
Here is Dr. Page’s statement. As awful and inexcusable as this sin is, I am glad to see that he is dealing with it the right way. Read the BP article here.
“It is with deep regret that I tender my resignation from the SBC Executive Committee and announce my retirement from active ministry, effective immediately. As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom. Out of a desire to protect my family and those I have hurt, I initially announced my retirement earlier today without a complete explanation. However, after further wrestling with my personal indiscretion, it became apparent to me that this situation must be acknowledged in a more forthright manner. It is my most earnest desire in the days to come to rebuild the fabric of trust with my wife and daughters, those who know me best and love me most.”
Dr. Page, I am broken-hearted, but this old fat preacher still loves you.