Statement regarding our former Pastor of Student Ministries

It is with deep sadness that I share with you a situation that came to our attention on February 22.

Pastor of Student Ministries, Brandon Dasilva, has been charged by the state’s Office of Attorney General with possession and distribution of child pornography. 

Effective February 22, Mr. Dasilva’s credential was suspended and employment was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the charges.

We are deeply grieved by the allegations and those potentially harmed by Mr. Dasilva. We are cooperating fully with the state’s attorney’s office and the ongoing investigation.

We are not aware that any of the alleged victims were affiliated with Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community; however, we encourage anyone with additional relevant information to contact the authorities. 

We are availing counseling to those impacted by these shocking charges. We remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our children, students, and families in all our ministries. We invite your prayers on behalf of the many hurting persons in this hour.            

Lead Pastor Brian Martin