It looked like just another story for the next Black Collar Crime Round-Up. And if it had ended up there, it would have gone something like this:
Indicted: Henry Keith “Hank” Davis, 58-year-old founder and senior co-pastor (with his wife — more about her in a moment) of Church of the Harvest (which also runs “Hadassah School of Ministry”), Cleveland, Tennessee, and (again, with his wife) occasional guest on Paul Crouch‘s TBN and Marcus Lamb‘s Daystar Network (and “featured in Charisma Magazine for their ministry and testimony”); on two counts of sexual battery, stemming from (more…)
Mason Joel Davidson • William Miltner • Angel Perez-Nieves • Oscar Perez Perez
Bridgett Barnes Steib • Teresa Stone / David Love • Toris Young
Plea delayed, new charge made: Mason Joel Davidson, 23, Christian camp counselor, Baptist camps Camp Peniel, Yarmouth, and Kingswood Camp, Kentville, both in Nova Scotia; and employed or formerly employed by various other youth-oriented organizations; initially charged with allegedly exposing himself to a child, reportedly a young boy at the Yarmouth camp, in 2011. Davidson did not enter a plea as expected July 10, 2012; he is now due back in court July 24, 2012. On July 10th, the Chronicle Herald reported that the “Yarmouth RCMP are investigating further allegations of sexual (more…)
By Matt Reynolds, reprinted with the kind permission of Courthouse News Service
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – The granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founder Paul Crouch Sr. claims in court that she was drugged and raped by an employee of the Christian broadcaster, and that the Christian TV network hushed it up to avoid bad publicity.
Carra Crouch sued Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana Inc., in Orange County Superior (more…)
“The owners of the Holy Land Experience must think [Pastor Bruce Allen of Orlando's University Baptist Church (who has a) 1,820-square-foot parsonage he calls home] — and most other local ministers — are really roughing it. No pool. No fancy outdoor summer kitchen. No waterfront views or boat docks.
“It turns out that Trinity Broadcasting Network, which operates the Christian theme park, (more…)
Claims to fame: High-profile (in the Christian world, anyway) Trinity Broadcasting Network personality; frequent guest, TBN’s “Behind the Scenes”; head pastor, Trinity Music City Church, main place of worship at Paul Crouch‘s Christian amusement park, Hendersonville, Tennessee; drunk driver; in the opinion of some, de facto killer
Moral apex: Flying low (at least 85mph) down the I-55 freeway in his TBN-owned BMW, Galiher smashed into another car, flipping it twice.
That was in April, 2009. In November, the driver of the other car, 70-year-old Vietnam vet David Rhodes, died.
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Galiher:
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Claims to fame: One of the leading televangelists in the “Word Faith,” a.k.a. “Positive Confession,” a.k.a. “Seed Faith,” a.k.a. “Giving and Receiving,” a.k.a. “Health & Wealth,” a.k.a. “Prosperity Gospel,” a.k.a. “Name It and Claim It,” a.k.a. “Blab-It-and-Grab-It”, a.k.a. “Gullible Sucker Sham-O-Rama” (OK, we made that last one up — but only that last one) movement; co-founder, owner, chairman, & president, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN); rabidly anti-gay whackjob; alleged closet homosexual (thus alleged adulterer) (more…)
Claims to fame: Bible-study teacher (First Advent Christian Church, Tustin, California); prayer counselor for Paul Crouch‘s Trinity Broadcasting Network; child molester
Moral apex: Under the guise of “disciplinary” spankings, fondled his subject, a boy who was nine when the molestation began, between 10 and 12 times over a two-year period.
Guilty conscience? Evans turned himself in to police in March, 2006. As of this writing, he’s being held on $500,000 bail, charged with two counts of committing lewd acts on a child, and dissuading a witness.
We hope: …that he’s convicted on all counts, which would put him away for up to 20 years.
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Evans:
The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
— Psalm 34:16