Keith Evans at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
"Thank you for the DASA report. I am a sexual abuse survivor who has spent two decades doubting God's love and believing that I somehow caused the abuse I endured.
I've been in churches where I tried to talk to someone about the abuse and the responses I received only added to the trauma and the struggles with God. As I've studied the DASA report with a local church group, I have been encouraged by the repeated statements "abuse is never the victims fault" and "God is on the side of the oppressed". Those simple statements have been tools God has used to help me heal.
I love how every section talks about God's heart for the victim. As someone who didn't receive that kind of response initially, it is a tremendous blessing to see and hear that now.
God has been faithful and over the years He has begun the process of helping me heal and move forward, and the DASA report is part of that journey. For the first time in twenty years, I can say with certainty the abuse I suffered was not my fault.
Thank you to everyone on the committee who gave their time and their heart to create this document. May God use it to make His house, His people, a safe place for victims and survivors."
The purpose of this website is to share the information reported to the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America and to provide a channel to communicate with members of the committee. At that Assembly, the DASA committee report was received and the committee was dismissed with thanks. Any information on this website that was not presented to the 49th General Assembly is solely the opinion of the author and not endorsed by the PCA. This is a privately funded website administered by members of the committee. It is not under the authority or control of the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCA or the Administrative Committee.
This website was funded by the generous contribution of the Langston Family Foundation for the purpose of providing educational resources to God's people to better prepare them in their response to abuse in the church to the glory of Jesus Christ.
On June 22, 2022 the DASA Committee presented its report to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Diane Langberg