Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by March 31 at 9:30 AMon
In other youth pastors…
Last week, The West Virginia Record reported on the lawsuit filed by Hernshaw residents James and Debbie Green against Chesapeake Apostolic Church, Upper Kanawha Valley Christian School, P. D. Priddy and Timothy C. Edmonds. In their complaint and suit, the Greens alleged that Edmonds sexually abused their then 16-year-old daughter in 2006 while she attended UKVSC, which the church oversees.
According to court records, the Greens allege that CAC, and its pastor, Priddy, were negligent in hiring Edmonds as an assistant youth pastor. Specifically, they allege CAC and Priddy, who is Edmonds’ father-in-law, knew of his “prior sexually deviant behavior … at a previous congregation” but did not investigate the claims.
The associate [youth] minister at a local church and a former Toledo Public Schools board candidate was found guilty this morning on misdemeanor charges that he procured prostitution and disseminated pornographic materials to juveniles. He faces up to 1˝ years of local incarceration when sentenced.
According to Assistant County Prosecutor Tim Braun, a computer taken from Mr. Brown’s home during a search warrant last year showed several e-mails between Mr. Brown and male acquaintances. The e-mails [indicated] Mr. Brown was attempting to set up the men for sex with both men and women. Prices for specific sex acts were included in the e-mails, Mr. Braun said.
Also found on the computer was an abundance of pornography and Mr. Brown was convicted of allowing minor boys to view it. Mr. Brown met the boys through his volunteer work at Friendship Baptist Church.
Loyd and Paula Ramsey of Lubbock, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Michelle Wolf of Red Bluff, to Gary Alan Croniser II of Lyons Falls, N.Y….
The bride-elect is the assistant news editor of the Red Bluff Daily News. She graduated from Whittier College in 2002 with a bachelor’s in business administration. She is the daughter of Paula and the late Rev. George W. Wolf.
The prospective groom is the assistant/youth pastor at Lowville Baptist Church in Lowville, N.Y.