Rick Trotter is Sentenced for Illegally Recording “UpSkirt” Videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church and Goes on the Tennessee Sex Offender List; Plus Bryan Loritts Speaking Commitments Including my Former Church in California, The Bridge Fresno

Rick Trotter is guilty and sentanced for recording “upskirt” videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church. The former announcer for the Memphis Grizzles is also going on the Tennessee sex offender registry. Also Bryan Loritts speaking schedule is busy for 2018 including at my old church in Fresno, California called The Bridge Fresno.

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Albert Einstein 

“Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.”

Charles Caleb Colton 

Calamity will surely destroy the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

Psalm 32:21 NLT 

John Bryson is proud of Rick Trotter 

There is news regarding Rick Trotter and the situation at Richard Rieves Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  Lets look at the developments.

 

Rick Trotter is Sentenced for 60 Days for Upskirt Videos and becomes a Non-Violent Sex Offender

Last week Rick Trotter was sentenced in Shelby County Court to 60 days behind bars after he pled guilty to four counts of photographing people without their consent, which in Tennessee is a Class A misdemeanor. In May of 2016 four women from Richard Rieves Downtown Church signed a statement confirming that they are the individuals on videos found on Rick Trotter’s church’s laptop. Rick Trotter will serve 60 days in the Shelby County Correctional Center and will remain on probation until May 1, 2022. In other words Rick Trotter is on probation for four years. In addition the former announcer for the Memphis Grizzles is ordered not to have any contact with any of the victims. Rick Trotter also will be added to the Tennessee Sex Offender registry as a non-violent offender according to court records. 

Rick Trotter was arrested on August 9, 2016. According to the arrest affidavit he was caught kneeling behind a woman with his cellphone making an “upskirt” video during a worship service at Richard Rieves Downtown Church where he was an employee. After his arrest Trotter waived all rights and admitted in a written statement to engaging in recording people with his cell phone. Rikc Trotter reports for his sentence on May 21, 2018. The Wondering Eagle has documented the fact that Rick Trotter also engaged in voyeurism at Fellowship Memphis where he was caught and quietly let go. Those that oversaw the alleged cover up were Ricky Jenkins, Bryan Loritts and John Bryson. You rad about this in the Memphis Commercial Appeal here. Plus it is also being covered by the Las Vegas Review Journal,  Memphis Flyer,  WREG, and WMCA.  If you want to read the original story about the scandal at Fellowship Memphis, you can do so in, “The Sordid Tale of Rick Trotter, Bryan Loritts, John Bryson and Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis and Downtown Presbyterian Church.”

 

Meanwhile Bryan Loritts is Restarting his Speaking Career 

While Rick Trotter is being processed by the legal system in Tennessee, Bryan Loritts is off in California working at restarting his ministry. Bryan Loritts was allegedly involved in the cover up and fled the situation in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently he is the lead pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship. According to Bryan Loritts website these are the speaking engagements he has for 2018.

  1. Franklin Avenue Baptist Church May 9, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  2. Faithful Central May 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 
  3. Laity Lodge Camp May 28, 2018 in Kerrville, Texas.
  4. Kingdom EMC Church June 2 – 4, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia.
  5. Cannon Beach Conference Center July 4 – 7, 2018 in Cannon Beach, Oregon
  6. The Bridge Fresno July 8, 2018 in Fresno, California. 
  7. The Summit Church July 14 -15, 2018 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
  8. Pine Grove Family Camp July 16 and 21, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. 
  9. Gordon Cronwell Theological Seminary July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
  10.  Discovery Church August 4 – 5, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
  11. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary August 14 – 15, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  12. 3Circle Church August 30, 2018 in Fairhope, Alabama. 
  13. Letourneau University September 27, 2018 in Longview, Texas. 
  14. Westmont College October 1, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. 
  15. Mount Herman’s Men’s Retreat October 12 – 14, 2018 in Mount Herman, California. 
  16. Bethel University October 16, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota 
  17. Hume Lake Men’s Retreat October 25 – 27, 2018 in Hume Lake, California. 
  18. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School November 5, 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 
  19. Christian Life Center November 24, 25, 2018 in Tinley Park, Illinois. 
  20. Bayview Glen Church December 1, 2, 2018 in Ontario, Canada. 

 

A Personal Request From The Wondering Eagle if you are a Former Fellowship Memphis Member or Attender 

Up above you see the list of the places where Bryan Loritts is scheduled to speak. Due to the alleged cover-up at Fellowship Memphis The Wondering Eagle believes that Bryan Loritts is a fraud and that religion is a business for the Loritts family. The Wondering Eagle has been in touch with many former members of Fellowship Memphis over the past two years. I am asking if you can do a favor. I am trying to get Bryan Loritts bumped and canceled from my old church The Bridge Fresno, or as I knew it Fresno Evangelical Free.  If you want to read my personal reflection on this church you can do so in, “A Personal Reflection on Fresno Evangelical Free Church; Known Today as The Bridge Fresno.”  I have written about Bryan Loritts speaking at The Bridge Fresno in, “Why is Bryan Loritts Speaking at The Bridge Fresno on July 8, 2018? Is Andrew Smith Aware of the Dark and Deviant Scandal that Took Place at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis?” Bryan Loritts is scheduled to speak there on July 8, 2018. The Wondering Eagle is asking if former members can politely and respectfully contact The Bridge Fresno and ask them to cancel Bryan Loritts on July 8, 2018. The church phone number is 559-226-4100. Tell them your story and what happened. Share the pain and let The Bridge Fresno know that Bryan Loritts should not be speaking there and nor should he be in ministry.  The best people to email or contact is the following. 

  1. Lead Pastor Andrew Smith (pastorandrew@thebridgefresno.com
  2. Executive Pastor Chris Calvert (chriscalvert@thebridgefresno.com)
  3. Ministry Services Director Dave Cowin (davecowin@thebridgefresno.com)

If any of you do that I will be grateful, that means a lot to me as it was a place that I once called home. The Wondering Eagle will be writing about Fellowship Memphis and Richard Rieves Downtown Church for the next couple of days due to more news coming out of that church. 

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