Another piece to the puzzle at Fellowship Memphis. Allegedly Rick Trotter was not just recording in the restroom at Fellowship Memphis but also in his own home. Allegedly Rick was banned from Bryan Loritt’s house but in the end despite knowing the danger that Rick Trotter posed Bryan and the leadership of Fellowship Memphis had no problem with him going on board at Richard Rieves Downtown Church.
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.”
James Russell Lowell
But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Matthew 18:6 NLT
When I wrote “The Sordid Tale of Rick Trotter, Bryan Loritts, John Bryson and Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis and Downtown Presbyterian Church” I knew there was much more to the story. This post is going to be brief but this information needs to get out there in the public. When Rick Trotter was caught allegedly filming women and underage females at the Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis restroom , it turned out that was not the only location where he allegedly filmed females and people underage. Allegedly Rick Trotter also set up a camera in his own home. As such he allegedly caught members of the Loritts family. I knew this information but I held back because I didn’t want to re-victimize Bryan’s family. After all in this case they were also the victim of an alleged sex crime. Bryan apparently banned Rick Trotter from his home where Rick was not allowed anymore. There was a falling out that allegedly took place. Despite the fact that members of Bryan’s own family were allegedly filmed Bryan Loritts didn’t report the situation to law enforcement. I find this to be beyond sick. What Bryan did is put the image of Fellowship Memphis and his rising star in the Reformed Industrial Complex ahead of the safety of his family. Even under those situations Bryan would not report the situation to the police. Then there is this element to the story as well. Despite the fact that Bryan knew the entire story, he as a part of Fellowship Memphis did not discourage (and may have encouraged and facilitated) the employment of Rick Trotter his brother-in-law at Richard Rieves Downtown Presbyterian Church where former Fellowship worker Chris Davis was the assistant pastor. Bryan allegedly knew he was a risk, and what he allegedly did to his own family. Yet despite that fact Bryan did not stop Rick Trotter from going on to another church and putting a large number or females and underage children at risk. That is one of the horrors of this entire story. Amy Smith got a statement from Bryan Loritts today which I have in the lead of this post. So here is my question…if you attended Downtown Church how do you feel knowing that a pastor from Fellowship Memphis allegedly kept his brother-in-law out of his house to protect the safety of his family and yet had no problem turning him over to another church and putting you and your loved ones at risk. How does that make you feel? If you are from Memphis you can post below and vent if you would like.