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NEW! 3/31/2018 Historic Year: FBC Sapulpa Shrinks to Become Second Largest Baptist Gig in Town

12/27/2017 UPDATE:  The First Baptist Church of Sapulpa is featured a SECOND TIME on world’s largest church abuse blog.  They have info on how to handle the membership removal letters. Check it out!

Did you get a letter from the church informing you that your membership would be terminated?  Read this!

FBC Sapulpa Issues Church Discipline Letters to Members for Weak Attendance. Read more!

Are you being named in a lawsuit by FBC Sapulpa? The church has threatened legal action against members who read this blog. Find out more.

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FBC Sapulpa staff featured in world’s largest church abuse blog.  Check out the coverage at The Wartburg Watch.



World’s Largest Church Abuse Blog Covers FBC Sapulpa

The Sapulpa Messenger story has been picked up by the single largest church abuse news outlet on the face of the planet, The Wartburg Watch.  Their story on FBC Sapulpa is here:  The Little Blog That Roared, The Controversy at FBC Sapulpa, OK.   TWW has been out there on the front lines dealing with church …


Paige Patterson: rape cover-up, telling a woman to stay in physical abuse, meddling in local churches, and randomly killing animals in Africa

FBC Sapulpa called out the littlest big gun the SBC has to offer this side of Al Mohler. Paige Patterson visited FBC Sapulpa in 2015 in an effort to help straighten out the “rebellious” congregation who were vehemently opposed to the implementation of the Calvinist 9Marks system.  As of the time of this writing his …


Historic Year: FBC Sapulpa Shrinks to Become Second Largest Baptist Gig in Town

Q: What do you do when your 5A football team can’t compete with other 5A football teams? A: You go to 4A. Lets take a trip down memory lane at FBC Sapulpa… On April 27, 2003 the Baptist Informer Newsletter for FBC Sapulpa reported the following information: Total Sunday School attendance was 505 souls.   …


Hostage Situation: Who’s Missing?

Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. Generally speaking, Stockholm syndrome consists of “strong …


Sapulpa and World Aghast: FBC Sapulpa featured A SECOND TIME at The Wartburg Watch

FBC Sapulpa’s staffers attempt to fly 9Marks processes under the radar but crash in plain sight of the world’s largest church abuse news outlet, AGAIN. If you’re a First Baptist Church of Sapulpa member you simply must read The Wartburg Watch’s latest analysis of your church’s situation.  These folks have been exposing the dark side …


The Christmas Letter From Hell

Ohhh so you got a letter in the mail from the church!  Can you guess what it is?  End of year tax exempt contributions perhaps?    Or maybe an invite to the church’s Christmas play?  Maybe a personalized Christmas card? Well, if you guessed an invitation to take your membership and go somewhere else, you …

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FBC Sapulpa mails 9Marks Church Discipline Letters

“Dear Sapulpa Messenger,  what is the meaning of this letter I got from FBC?  Am I being disciplined?  Nobody called me or anything. I’ve been going to Sunday School but skipping the preaching.  Can they really do this?” Dear friend, What you have just received is a polite yet arrogant church discipline letter.  You are …

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FBC Sapulpa Church Members Set to Approve Booze for Deacons in Historic Vote

[Editor’s Note:  This is just one of the problems with the new FBC Constitution.  This issue is so reprehensible we’re taking it on first.  However there is another dire threat that stands to fulfill every one of our prophetic warnings from the last two years.  Elder Rule is coming!  More on this later…] If you’re …


Baptist Business Meetings and You!

How Does Congregational Polity Work Best? • Discipleship —Congregational polity hinges on the participation of the members: the laity. Because of the historic emphasis on the priesthood of all believers, Baptists have long emphasized the importance of church members reaching out to the world as priests, evangelists, missionaries, teachers, ministers, servants, and in all endeavors, …


9Marks at Sapulpa and The True Cost of Failure

In late 2014, a book, 9Marks of a Healthy Church,  began making its rounds at Sapulpa.  Its nine points were being taught to young deacons and others and was the topic of discussion in home meetings put on by some staff.  To the casual reader this book seamed reasonable and pleasing.   Its followers proposed …


Ethics Investigation Needed in Sapulpa Public Schools and FBC Sapulpa

5/3/17 We received word tonight that one of the FBC Sapulpa deacons behind the 2014 bond issue scandal involving the illegal use of church funds and resources may have yet ANOTHER conflict of interest to report. Today, May 3, 2017, we saw the arrest of a 27 year old Holmes Park Elementary 2nd grade teacher. …

The Calvinist Wolf Howls The Loudest

The Wolf that Howls the Loudest

The Calvinist canines  at The Gospel Coalition have a message for all you delicious sheep out there:  “Beware of people who have been abused by their imperial church. ” This hateful article made the wool stand up on our sheepy necks.  The author, Calvinist Joe Carter, quotes a scripture, and then totally blows it in his explanation …

9Marks Mark Dever Paige Patterson Discipline

What Do Paige Patterson, 9Marks Dever and FBC Sapulpa Have in Common?

Calvinists and traditionalists.  Is there really two warring factions in the SBC or are both groups working toward the common goal of establishing a clergy/laity class system in the church? Today we are going to give you the conclusion first.  Initially these accusations will seem so absurd that you may just write them off.  But …

Roundup Tuesday FBC Sapulpa

Roundup Tuesday: The Most Dangerous Game

Brothers and sisters, it’s a hard reality to have to face but the day is finally here.  We are being hunted down for discipline. Unless your head was under a rock last Sunday, you probably noticed members of the discipline committee going door to door reading a carefully prepared and edited script.  Perhaps some of …


The Subtle Secrets of the Gospel Project

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made…”  –Genesis 3:1 Does your class use The Gospel Project?  Are you learning anything?  It obviously has a lesson to teach us but many have been asking The Sapulpa Messenger, what exactly is that lesson? Good Christians come …


SBC Insurrection: Calvinists Go For the Crown, J D Greear, David Platt, et all

In 2004 Baptist Press published an article in which an up-and-coming pastor laid out his new ideas on blending elder rule into congregational churches at a Baptist church polity conference.  The article led in with this statement: “Elders and congregationalism. For many Baptists, these terms sound like polar opposites.”  —“Elders  in Baptist Churches” Baptist Press, …


Paige Patterson: Putting Women in Their Place

[Note: Did you know Paige Patterson helped kick start 9Marks?  We have another post on that topic here:  Paige Patterson, Mark Dever, 9Marks.]   One thing that should be obvious by now is that there is a circuit of elite celebrity preachers who tour the country peddling their wares.  They recommend each others books and …



NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAPULPA INC:  before you go any further please read our special message specifically for YOU by your fellow members!  READ MORE

Here is a run down of our all time most requested stories that made it into the public realm:

PUBLIC RELEASE: FBC Sapulpa threatens to sue members and subpoena private emails.

PUBLIC RELEASEFirst Baptist rigs election for new staff member 6 months in advance.

PUBLIC RELEASEStaff member steals material and passes it off as his own while accepting payment.

PUBLIC RELEASESome deacons, staff, and School Board members collude to use church fund illegally.

UPDATEDeacon/School Board member directly involved in scandal with the 27-year-old teacher arrested for possession of meth and heroin.

PUBLIC RELEASE:  Calvinist material, teachings, and policies now embedded in FBC Sapulpa.

PUBLIC RELEASE:  FBC Sapulpa joins forces with abortion friendly OKC organization.

WANT TO KNOW who The Sapulpa Messengers are?  READ MORE…

WHY GO PUBLIC AFTER 2 YEARS? After two years of operating a private members-only blog and protecting the church name we have decided to go public with our stories of abuse and corruption.  Here is our press release as to why.  READ MORE…


Members of OTHER baptist churches of the world, please read our warning to you! It may help your church avert a disaster.  READ MORE…


There are a few posts from the private blog we’ll be stripping down and making public on this site. Most of the material in the blog is too sensitive to release to the community.  The private blog is where all the action is!  Church members need to request request access by following this link.



The Calvinist 9Marks system was being pushed at First Baptist Church of Sapulpa.  We released this video to warn church members about it in 2015 and the church lords abandoned the program months later.