Comments for Hope Anchors the Soul "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." ~ Hebrews 6:19 Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:01:49 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by John Muoio Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:01:49 +0000 Tina, I am so sorry. I had no idea about any of this during my time at Victory Baptist. I’m so sorry and so pissed off. I’m ashamed for being blinded by those “leaders”. I don’t have words right now, I’m shocked. So, so sorry you had to endure that.

Comment on Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by Donna Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:29:28 +0000 In reply to Tina.

Hi Tina- I’d like to connect with you for a brief conversation. I attended Victory from 1977-1983 (age 12-18). The Music Director (predator) left the church in 1983 and came back for a couple of years around 2008. My number is 585-XXX-XXXX. Thank you.

Comment on Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by KJ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:07:59 +0000 In reply to Tina.

Yes, Pastor Joe Burress knew and his answer to the abuse of me and others was to get Donna Ashton to marry him. Until she figured out what he was., they are divorced and he is remarried with daughters.
I was petrified to talk about details but I was also asked “what did I do to have him do this” and “well, he didn’t rape you” and why where you alone with him”
all statements that blame the victim.
HE drove me home from church. He sexually assaulted me and I could not get away as he was much bigger than me and heavier than me.
I can only HOPE & PRAY this gets on tv so everyone can know!!!
Thank you for your kind words.

Comment on About by Tyrone Nicholson Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:54:25 +0000 Hi Tina, my name is Tyrone and I am from Edinburgh Scotland UK, I am early in the faith and was really touched by your video testimony, I came to the Lord in 2015 and then fell away from the faith, but our Lord never left me and I am now stronger and really blessed to have a better life in christ Jesus, and to be ready for my rehabilitation in my 20schemes churches establishment in paisley Glasgow “Haven Kilmacolm” on 27th November 2018 where I have been blessed with this opportunity to work and grow in the faith for however long it takes me!! With the spirit of christ Jesus our Lord’s guidance I will pull through and grow each day. Amen. . Thanks again for sharing, I will keep you updated on my future growth. Thanks again and bless you. Tyrone. .

Comment on Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by Tina Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:27:30 +0000 In reply to KJ.

My heart breaks for you KJ! I knew your sisters (L & L) and one of your brothers (B) growing up at Victory. I always wondered about you and your other brother (J). I am so sorry for what you experienced at the hands of this man who calls himself a Christain, and for the lingering pain it must have caused in your life. I read your message last night and broke down in tears and prayer for you. Words seem too small. You deserved to be heard and believed and protected. Especially within the church. I don’t know if you ever told anyone about your experience at Victory or with this man. You were not the only one. His actions were being covered over. His ex-wife reached out to me back in September. I spoke to his current wife about these claims last month. What happened to you is not your fault. You did not deserve this. I am so very sorry you were not protected!