Texas Index

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Paramount Baptist Church

Patrick Farmer

Paramount Baptist Lawsuit – An Amarillo church is headed to court to answer accusations it failed to protect children after being warned about a sexual molester at Sunday schoolnewschannel10.comParamount Baptist Lawsuit
ArlingtonTerry HornbuckleAgape Christian Fellowship in southeast ArlingtonRaping several womenexchristian.net, 8/29/2006Pastor sentenced to jail
AustinCharles Richard WillitsGreat Hills Baptist ChurchConvicted of nine counts of child sexual abuseAbilene Reporter-News, 10/18/2002Charles Richard Willits Jr v State of Texas
Roy YoungYouth Programs Volunteer at two churchesCharged in Washington state in 3 molestation cases, is now suspected of molesting dozens of boys in Austin, TXAustin-American Statesman, 12/8/1989Roy Young
BlancoSamuel A Greene Jr (Fr. Benedict)Christ of the Hills Russian Orthodox MonasteryCharged with 3 counts of indecency with a childAP, 2/3/1999archived
Jonathan Hitt (Fr. Jeremiah)Christ of the Hills Russian Orthodox MonasteryCharged with 3 counts of indecency with a childAP, 2/3/1999archived
BryanFred FordNew Zion Missionary Baptist ChurchCharged with aggravated sexual assault of a childBryan-College Station Eagle, Dec. 24, 2002Ex-pastor accused of assaulting Bryan boy
CoppellMonte Ray FreemanFirst Baptist Church of CoppellFound guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a 4-year-old girlDallas Ft Worth News, 2/27/1998Coppel church accused of hiding sexual abuse
CarrolltonDavid Paul GreenSchool Teacher, St.Anthony SchoolAccused of sexually assaulting several studentsdallasnews.com, 7/11/2014Carrollton school teacher accused of sexually assaulting students
CorsicanaGary WelchYouth Pastor, Northside Baptist Church in CorsicanaAggravated sexual assault of a childcorsicanadailysun.com, 3/20/2012Corsicana minister faces additional child sex charges

Lawsuit accuses church organization of not reporting sexual abuse

CypressChad FosterSecond Baptist Church in northwest HoustonPleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minorHouston Chronicle, 4/3/2013Youth minister gets 5 years for sex assault of child
DallasMatthew WashingtonChurch of Christ Youth MinisterSending nude pictures of himself to a 14-year-old girl over the InternetOrlando Sentinel, December 21, 1997Police youth minister sent girl nude photos
Gene Allen McDonaldMinister, Community Baptist ChurchSexually abusing 2 boysDallas Morning News_ 2/8/1994archived
Ronroyal OwensBaptist PastorSexual abuse involving an 11-year-old girl and molesting a 3-year-old girlDallas, (Brevard county, FL Forum, 2/11/1998Ronroyal Owens sexually mollesting 3 year old
Fr. Kenneth RobertsAuthor, Multimedia and TV EvangelestSexual abuse of childrenMorning News, 11/13/1998archived
Wendell JonesBaptist PastorConvicted sex offender who was on probation, assaulted 2 teenage girls in his congregationDallas, 3/24/1998archived
Rudolph “Rudy” KosDiocese of DallasLawsuit charges that 3 young boys were assaulted by KosAP, 11/5/1998archived
Robert Peebles JrDiocese of DallasLawsuit charges that 3 young boys were assaulted by PeeblesAP, 11/5/1998archived
Fr. Jose SaldanaDiocese of DallasAccused of molesting teenagersMorning News, 10/24/1998archived
Jerry Wayne PowerIrving Baptist TempleConvicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl Dallas, 4/17/1998archived
Tyrone GordonSt. Luke Community United Methodist ChurchSexual misconduct lawsuit against GordonDallas News, 3/2/2012Former pastor of Dallas St Luke faces second lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct

Former Wichita pator school board member faces second sexual misconduct suit

DentonLarry ReynoldsSouthmont Baptist Church in DentonLawsuits filed by women who allege Reynolds molested them as teenagerssnapnetwork.org, 12/17/2006Texas Suits allege Baptist clergy Misconduct
Dale “Dickie” AmyxBolivar Baptist Church near Sanger, Calvary Baptist Church in LewisvilleLawsuit for molesting a teenagerDenton Record Chronicle, 6/ 8/ 2008 Texas Suits allege Baptist clergy Misconduct
EastlandBobby Hart and Eastland United Pentecostal ChurchEastland United Pentecostal Church3 counts of sexual assault of a minor child. The female children were 15 and 16 years of agereformation.com, Feb. 1999Sexual molestation case against United Pentecostal Church
Jonathan Mark HartEastland United Pentecostal Church3 counts of sexual assault of a minor child.reformation.com, Feb. 1999archived
Fort WorthJon WarnshuisPastor, Oak Hills Evangelical Free Community ChurchSexual assault and indecency with three childrenAP, 11/10/2001Church rebuilding Faith after Pastor's Disgrace

Pastor faces charges of sexual assault, indecency with a child

Ollin CollinsFounder, Harvest Baptist Church, Board Chairman, Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminarySexual misconduct lawsuitOrlando Sentinel, 10/ 7 / 1998Baptist leader accused of sexual misconduct
Clyde DownsNew Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in southeast Fort WorthSuspicion of drug possessionstar-telegram.com, 6/5/2013Fort Worth pastor arrested on suspicion of drug possession
GarlandJoshua Douglas EarlsArapaho Road Baptist ChurchImproper contact with a 16 yr old girldwf.cbslocal.com, 4/12/2013Youth pastor faces indecency with a child charges
HoustonWiley LeverettBaptist PastorChild molestationChristian Post, 12/6/2013Pastor accused of child molestation free on bond
Kerry “John” LandersJehovah’s WitnessesRefusing to alert authorities to the extended sexual abuse of a minor by her brotherAP, 2/25/1998Suit targets Jehovah's Witnesses

Lawsuit accuses church organization of not reporting sexual abuse

IrvingJames NordgrenDeacon, Sherwood Park Baptist Church of IrvingAggravated sexual assault of three boys under age 14Irving Daily News, 5/21/1987archived
Johnson CityJonathan I Hitt (Fr. Jeremiah)Christ of the Hills MonasteryGuilty of indecency with a childAP, 10/27/1999archived
LufkinAndy PittmanSr. Pastor, First Baptist Church in LufkinMisdemeanor assault due to domestic disturbanceabpneews.com, 5/7/2014Pastor arrested after domestic dispute
MabankJoshua Neal PonderFirst Baptist Church of MabankSexual assault of teenagerathensreveiw.com 8/14/2008Youth pastor arrested on sex charges
MesquiteMatthew JarrellPastor, Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, TexasSerial rapist. Committed suicide in jail after getting caught sexually assaulting a womanDallas News, 5/22/2011Woman suing church of deceased pastor Matthew Jarrell over alleged rape

Texas Preacher accused of Rape commits suicide in W. Virginia Jail

Texas Minister had history of planting churches

Mesquite pator accused of W. Va. sex assault commits suicide

Newton CountyLuther JonesPastor, Belgrade Baptist ChurchMurder of Nephew12newsnow.com, 7/28/2013Pastor jailed and charged in fatal shooting outside church
Port ArthurPastor Kendall GrahamGraham was pastor at Saint Paul United Methodist, Port Arthur, Southeast District, 2000-04; Saint Paul’s, Huntsville, West District, 2004-05; Boynton Chapel, Houston, Central South District, 2005-10; and Wesley First, Clute, South District, 2010-11Sexual abuse of a minorumc.org, 2011archived
San AntonioShawn Charles “Bro. Dusty” WilliamsNew Covenant Fellowship Church of San AntonioGuilty to showing pornography and fondling 2 young boysSan Antonio Light, 4/6/1989archived
WacoMatt BakerSouthern Baptist Pastor, General Baptist Convention of TexasMurder of wifestopbaptistpredators.blogspot.com, 1/20/2010Guilty! Jury says pastor murdered wife

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