Vision Baptist Mission has announced that they will be hosting their Youth for the Gospel events at three churches. Despite recent accusations of a toxic culture within Vision Baptist Church and Vision Baptist Mission, the organization is moving forward with the events, which will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, TN, and Southside Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.
Speakers at the events will include VBM President Jeff Bush, VBM North America Regional Representative Dr. Jim Roberts III, VBM General Director Travis Snode, and Deputation Director Ty Pepperdine. However, what’s concerning is that these young people will be the next generation of Vision Baptist Mission Abused and abusers. These young people will be recruited and taught the Toxic culture of Vision Baptist Mission outlined in Survivors of Austin Gardner and Dear Vision Baptist.
It’s worth noting that the pastors of the three churches hosting the events are all VBM’s Pastoral Advisory Committee (PAC) members. Pastor Ryan Crowder, a former PAC member, leads Philadelphia Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, while Pastor Matt Herrell, vice chairman of PAC, leads Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, TN. Pastor Luke Wilkerson, chairman of PAC, leads Southside Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.