Is Acts 29 Portico Arlington Doing John Bryson’s Authentic Manhood Program? Is Jason Conner Aware of the Criminal Allegations Dogging Fellowship Memphis?

Jason Conner’s Portico Arlington Acts 29 is doing authentic manhood in its men’s program.  Is this church using the same curriculum from John Bryon’s program? If so is Jason Conner aware of the criminal allegations dogging Fellowship Memphis which this blog helped break?

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.”

John Wooden

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

Benjamin Franklin

 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16 NIV



This morning I was putting the finishing touches on the last post which is about Portico Arlington. I was studying the Portico website when my eyes were jarred by something I saw. On Tuesdays this Acts 29 church is doing “Authentic Manhood” and I quickly realized that it appeared as if this program is John Bryson’s. For me it was the logo that gave it away.

I then decided to do a brief post to ask if it is wise for Jason Conner to do this program. Again to revisit the ongoing issues which this blog has helped break and is still writing about. You can read the allegations in “The Sordid Tale of Rick Trotter, Bryan Loritts, John Bryson and Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis and Downtown Presbyterian Church.” To make a long story short Rick Trotter was the worship pastor for Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. He also was allegedly into voyeurism and placed a camera in the restroom of the church. He did this for three months before he was finally caught. Rick Trotter in the process also allegedly captured 2 underage females. Its my contention that Rick Trotter manufactured child pornography in the Fellowship Memphis church restroom. The church which was led by Bryan Loritts and John Bryson then allegedly engaged in a cover up. The lawyer allegedly told the church to take the alleged child pornography and “throw it into the Mississippi River. ” By the way that is a direct quote from one of my sources. The church then manipulated and coerced some of the victims to forgive Rick Trotter allegedly telling them they would be responsible for destroying his life if they went to law enforcement.  Rick Trotter then went on and allegedly engaged in voyeurism at Richard Rieves Downtown Presbyterian Church. (Today its Downtown Church.) I have 27 articles about this situation which I am still writing about, members from Portico Arlington can read them.

Now I am not opposed to men’s programs and events. But really the men at Portico Arlington deserve a lot better than a men’s program from someone whose church was allegedly involved in the cover up of criminal activity and the alleged destruction of child pornography. John Bryson is not a man to follow or listen to. There are quite a few programs out there but this should give everyone pause for deep concern. If Jason Conner’s Portico Arlington is going to use this program in light of the issues with John Bryson’s Fellowship Memphis that speaks volumes about the health of this Acts 29 church. It speaks volumes about the leadership being able to practices wisdom, discernment and critical thinking skills. In addition Portico Arlington is going to betray the very men who are using this program. The message this conveys…it tells the community in the Washington, D.C. area that the Bereans are not present. The saddest aspect is that this church is actually better than this, and when I write these posts deep in my heart I want to be proven wrong because I don’t want to be this cynical. Yet the facts must govern, and the fact is that Portico Arlington appears to be using a program from a church that has lost its authority to teach. The Elders and the leadership of Fellowship Memphis allegedly knew what took place according to my sources. Its my hope that Portico Arlington will do the right thing. Come on guys…prove me wrong. Members of Portico Arlington are free to post below and yes you can post anonymously.