From Bob Grenier’s “Daily Devotional” today: Proverbs 11:8 “The righteous is delivered from trouble, And it comes to the wicked instead.”
The following is a verbatim direct personal testimony of a long-time Calvary Chapel Visalia mother and volunteer.
She alleges Pastor Bob Grenier of Calvary Chapel Visalia told her not to report Child Molestation to the District Attorney. This was one of many testimonies of Calvary Chapel Visalia church-goers that I presented directly to Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (with Chuck’s attorney Janet Carter and Pastor Dave Rolph and my brother Geoff at the meeting). This was part of an effort to deal with Bob’s abuses and corruption within the church after attempts at the local Calvary Chapel Visalia were shut down by Bob and his Elders and Board.
This testimony is shocking and sobering. I don’t understand why nothing has been done about this and many other things connected to Bob Grenier.
“In 2000 my daughter came forward with her story of years of sexual abuse by my husband. The shock and sorrow that followed was not out of the ordinary, but the behavior of the Senior pastor of CC Visalia, Bob Grenier, was. I went to him for help and it was as though I had done something wrong, NOT my husband.
I was told that the important thing was to keep my marriage in tact, that it was wrong to report him to the District Attorney’s office and I could no longer teach sunday school or keep maintaining the grounds (as we had done for years). As time went on the pastors made it uncomfortable and virtually impossible for myself and my family to keep attending CC (my son-in-law who kept trying to attend the longest was finally told point blank, not to come back). We had been very involved, very connected to the church (attending for close to 20 years) even closely connected to Bob’s own family through our children’s friendships; but the change after my going against Bob’s wishes and reporting the child abuse to the authorities was so extreme we felt forced to leave.
Could Bob’s strong negative reaction to the reporting of child abuse (even though as a pastor he is a mandated reporter) be explained by the sad fact that he also has sinned against his family in the same way and is living in denial??”