This Little Light:

Beyond a
Baptist Preacher Predator
and His Gang

by Christa Brown

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    "Moving, eye-opening,
     shocking and even 
     suspenseful...Christa Brown 
     does not hold back in this 
     courageous account."
     Luci Westphal, filmmaker,
     All God's Children


This Little Light:
Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator
and His Gang

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From the back cover:

"Southern Baptists decide against pedophilia database."

One of TIME's Top 10 underreported news stories of 2008, the Southern Baptist Convention's unwillingness to protect its children deserves scrutiny. In sharing her painful history, Christa Brown shines a light on the patterns of Baptist clergy sex abuse and the collusion of Baptist leadership.

The Baptist "good ol' boys" network is exposed as a web of power and manipulation, centralizing everything except responsibility for informing congregations about predator pastors who commit unspeakable crimes and church-hop with ease.

God, scripture and faith become the pedophiles' weapons for gaining victims' submission. God, scripture, faith, hush-money, and intimidation then become the church leaders' weapons for silencing victims.

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About This Great Book

What do Baptist leaders do about a minister reported to them for child molestation?


Nothing even when another minister knows about the abuse and says so. Nothing even when the largest statewide Baptist organization in the country concludes there is "substantial evidence" the abuse took place. Nothing even when the man is still working in children's ministry.

Do they warn people in the pews? No. Do they provide counseling for the victim? No. Do they remove the man from ministry? No.

This is the reality that Christa Brown encountered in Baptist-land when she tried to report the minister who molested her as a kid. It was a reality she couldn't accept.

This Little Light is the documented true story of her determination to assure that what was done to her would not be done to others.

"You will weep with her, and you will cheer for her. This Little Light pierces the darkness."


From A Review

The SBC has refused to keep a list of its criminal clergymen; Brown has kindly begun to keep one for them, pro bono. They have clearly bullied the wrong woman, and in so doing have awakened both a whistleblower of historic proportions and a writer.

Patrick Lindsay Bowles
London Times Literary Supplement


From The Author

The decision to write this book did not come easily. Why in the world would I choose to speak publicly about something so unspeakable? In the words of my favorite childhood song, I decided to let "this little light of mine" shine in the hope that it might illumine a path for others and open a gateway to change.

Please don't think of me as a "victim." Though some of my memories are so unthinkable that they long rendered me mute, my life has also been marked by immeasurable grace.

My thanks to every reader who shares my journey.

Christa Brown


Photo of Christa talking to the press

Christa talks to the press in front of Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville. (EthicsDaily photo)


Photo of young Christa playing piano at church

The young Christa playing the piano at her childhood church.

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