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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on October 22 at 11:16 AM


deanbarnes.jpgThe former youth pastor at the Baker City Nazarene Church, who previously worked for four years as a Baker County juvenile counselor, has been charged with sex crimes related to his role with the church.

Dean B. Barnes, 34, of 3100 H St., was arrested by Baker City Police at 10:30 p.m. Monday at his home. Barnes is charged with five counts each of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sexual abuse involving a 16-year-old Baker City girl. Police Chief Wyn Lohner said in a press release issued today that Barnes subjected the victim to “multiple incidents of non-consensual sexual contacts” between March and August of this year….

Barnes had been on a trip to Israel with a missionary group not associated with the Nazarene Church until Monday night, Lohner said.

“We tracked when he would be back and last night when he returned we contacted him and arrested him,” he said.

West Virginia:

tedmonds100.jpgA circuit judge has dismissed the criminal case against a former Chesapeake youth pastor accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, but her mother is hopeful he can still be brought to trial.

Assistant Prosecutor Michelle Drummond said the state would present charges again to a grand jury to get a superceding indictment against Timothy C. Edmonds, 37, a former pastor at Chesapeake Apostolic Church…. The girl associated with both lawsuits and the criminal case is described as “functionally disabled.”

Judge Irene Berger agreed with Sullivan that the state had taken too long to bring an indictment against Edmonds and said she was dismissing the case.

The girl’s mother, Debra Green, said the family planned to attend the trial next week.

“It’s very frustrating, but I’m not giving up,” she said. “We have DNA and witnesses. We’re not dropping the charges. He is guilty as sin.”


Tyler Ray Kesty was issued a citation for Drugs - Simple Possession of Marijuana on HWY 111 when he was stopped for no seat-belt. Mr. Kesty stated that he was a youth pastor at the Pentecostal church in Livingston and that he had no knowledge of the contraband the K-9 found in his glove box. Mr. Kesty said that it was probably left by someone else but he also said that his finger prints might be on the bag.

Tyler’s MySpace page is here.

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Those wacky Youth Pastors!

What will they do next??

I assume God will Smote Them Down, or at least spank them when they get to Heaven. Wait! They might like that.

Posted by blackhook | October 22, 2008 11:28 AM

A youth pastor with weed oh god call the cops.

Posted by Brian | October 22, 2008 11:52 AM

I can see going after Youth Pastors for many things, but weed...? Seems a wee bit hypocritical coming from you.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | October 22, 2008 11:53 AM

Tyler looks like a real high roller with his baggie of weed. His Myspace page clearly belongs to a criminal.

Posted by Leslie N. | October 22, 2008 11:56 AM

Why did you include the post about the pot? Seems both hypocritical and contrary to the whole idea of YPW. The idea being aren't they all preachy preachy hypocritical ass hats and in some way I get the drugs are bad (MKAY?) the kids tie in, but this seems counter intuitive to the purpose of the post.
I read them to stoke my hatred of all things Jebus, but a youth pastor that smokes weed is more likely to be someone cool, hip and understanding of youth and not some sorta creepy, "touch you where you pee" pervert that people should hold in disdane.

Posted by drone5969 | October 22, 2008 1:01 PM

Wow, are you sure that that first molesting pastor isn't Sean Hannity?

Posted by Do Not Touch | October 22, 2008 1:10 PM

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