Pastor Jason Stellman, who recently received a lot of attention as prosecutor in the trial Peter Leithart, has resigned his membership (and with it, his ordination) in the Presbyterian Church in America.
“I feel that I have no other choice than to tender my resignation from the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America.
I would like to express my gratitude to the godly and faithful men of the Pacific Northwest Presbytery for the eight years I have been a member of this body. My desire when I joined was to remain pastoring in Woodinville for my entire life and ministry, and it is with deep disappointment and regret that this will not be the case. My sincere hope is that the fathers, brothers, and friends I have gotten to know here will keep me in their prayers, and forgive me for any offense I may have caused during my involvement in the case against TE Leithart, as well as for any offense I may be presently causing by breaking my ordination vows.
With sadness and a heavy heart,
Stellman pointed to difficulties in accepting the ideas of Sola Fide, and Sola Scriptura in his decision to leave the PCA. Stellman did not say what part of the church he intended to join.
The entire letter, addressed to the clerk and Credentials Committee of Pacific Northwest Presbytery can be read at Stellmen’s website, Creed Code Cult.