I want to say a very hearty thank you to everyone who has written such kind words of support for me and my family. Your confidence in me and what we have been working to accomplish in Hollywood gives me strength when mine in failing. It's been a difficult time but we recognize that God is leading and trust God to show us the next open door. Thank you for keep us and the my beloved Hollywood Adventist Church in your prayers.
In case you have missed it and are interested in reading, there have been several articles posted about this online in the past few days.
A Great Sabbath at Hollywood, by Alexander Carpenter
Conference and Ryan Bell Share Statements on Resignation, by Bonnie Dwyer
Hollywood Pastor Fired for Being Too Innovative, by Monte Sahlin
Please keep in mind that each article is written from the particular perspective of the author and the news outlet and represents part of the story. It is important for everyone to understand that there were multiple reasons for the conference to ask me to resign.