The Church in the News

The purpose of this page is to give you a picture of the church under the hood. The stories here often have tragic endings; God is exposing the sins of His church and lives are being destroyed daily. This should spark a sense of urgency in every church to talk openly about sexual topics and equip their people in these issues, and put everyone on their knees in prayer crying out to God for mercy and healing. The church is supposed to be a house of prayer. We need to equip His people to be warriors and overcomers.

  • Pastor addicted to porn sentenced to 54 years for rape.
    IOL - November 7, 2022

  • Hickory man faces child pornography charges.
    WSOC-TV - November 3, 2022

  • Pope warns priests about the dangers of watching porn, says ‘It weakens the soul’.
    The Christian Post - October 27, 2022

  • Man accused of taking ‘creepshot’ videos of teen girl at Phoenix church.
    KOLD News 13 - October 21, 2022

  • Former soccer coach charged with sexual assault and child pornography.
    WNEM - October 19, 2022

  • Former pastor sentenced on child porn charges.
    WHBY - October 17, 2022

  • Florida church deacon convicted of creating child porn.
    WCJB - October 5, 2022

  • Former Baptist youth pastor in Arkansas charged with sexual assault against a minor.
    The Roys Report - October 5, 2022

  • Florida pastor arrested for alleged sex abuse of teen girls.
    New York Post - September 22, 2022

  • Founder of Grace College’s music department abused at least 100 boys over decades, whistleblowers allege.
    The Christian Post - September 21, 2022

  • Virginia pastor accused of sexually abusing a girl during church sleepover.
    The Roys Report - September 20, 2022

  • Pastor from Texas raped special needs woman.
    LMT Online - September 17, 2022

  • Ex-Christian youth theater employee sentenced for sex abuse charge.
    Patch - September 16, 2022

  • Former San Diego preschool teacher sentenced to 7 years for child porn.
    CBS 8 - September 12, 2022

  • Former Minnesota pastor charged with sexual misconduct against 2 woman in his former church.
    The Roys Report - September 7, 2022

  • Matt Chandler steps aside after admitting to an inappropriate online relationship.
    The Roys Report - August 29, 2022

  • Former SBC youth pastor and president in Arkansas face child sex charges.
    Arkansas News - August 27, 2022

  • Pastor convicted of molesting a girl in Loma Linda in 2018.
    Redlands Daily Facts - August 24, 2022

  • Burlington county youth pastor charged with sexual exploitation of juveniles.
    The Press of Atlantic City - August 20, 2022

  • Outagamie county former pastor convicted in child pornography case.
    Seehafernews.com - August 16, 2022

  • Former California church employee arrested for child pornography.
    True Crime Daily - August 9, 2022

  • Denison youth pastor convicted of child exploitation violations.
    MyParisTexas.com - August 5, 2022

  • Venue church allegedly facing foreclosure after pastor was accused of sexual misconduct.
    Christian Headlines - August 2, 2022

  • Ex-youth leader accused of sharing thousands of child sex abuse files.
    New Jersey 101.5 - August 1, 2022

  • Husband of female pastor accused of child pornography and human trafficking also arrested.
    The South African - July 27, 2022

  • Former Virginia youth leader who molested male victim also has possession of child pornography.
    Fairfax Daily Voice - July 24, 2022

  • At Least 181 K-12 educators around the nation were arrested on child-related sex crimes in the first half of 2022.
    The Tennessee Star - July 24, 2022

  • Whistleblower group say leader of ‘the Network’ hid sexual crime for 36 years.
    The Roys Report - July 21, 2022

  • Female pedophile pastor arrested for raping children, human trafficking, and child pornography.
    The South African - July 15, 2022

  • College Republicans chairman was charged with two felonies over underage sexual misconduct.
    Salon - July 15, 2022

  • Sacramento church youth volunteer accused of sexual abuse and child porn possession.
    The Sacramento Bee - July 13, 2022

  • Records show Baytown pastor arrested for online solicitation of a minor.
    Yahoo - July 7, 2022

  • Georgia pastor sentenced to 10 years for sexually assaulting Ugandan girl during a mission trip
    WRBL - July 6, 2022

  • Former candidate facing child porn charge sells his house in Maine.
    New Haven Register - June 28, 2022

  • GRACE report finds allegations of sexual abuse by Dove-Winning musician Chris Rice to be credible.
    MinistryWatch - June 22, 2022

  • Former Christian school assistant principal and pastor convicted for having sex with a student.
    Yahoo News - June 17, 2022

  • Former youth pastor in North Carolina convicted of child sex abuse charges.
    Penn Live - June 14, 2022

  • Pentecostal pastor faces 34 charges related to child sexual assault.
    The Roys Report - June 14, 2022

  • Canadian megachurch discloses 38 reports of sexual misconduct by 4 pastors.
    Religion News Service - June 13, 2022

  • TV documentary #ChurchToo, exposing sex abuse of children in Amish and Mennonite communities, revelations keep growing years after movement began.
    AP News - June 13, 2022

  • Trial date set for former United Methodist pastor charged with child pornography possession.
    Fox 11 News - June 9, 2022

  • Former SBC pastor charged after alleged child molestation.
    The Roys Report - June 9, 2022

  • Abortion activists strip down to underwear to disrupt service at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church
    The Christian Post - June 8, 2022

  • A survey from Gallup has revealed that 52% of American respondents believe abortion is "morally acceptable," with a record low share (38%) characterizing abortion as "morally wrong." This is the first time a poll conducted by Gallup has found that more Americans view abortion as "morally acceptable" than "morally wrong."
    The Christian Post - June 7, 2022

  • Bruxy Cavey, disgraced Canadian pastor, charged with sexual assault.
    Religion News Service - June 7, 2022

  • Woodstock church may suspend former pastor from honorary role after sexual assault allegations.
    Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News - June 7, 2022

  • Former pastors arrested after amid multi-state child sexual assault investigation.
    News Fall Out - June 7, 2022

  • Several women counseled by a New Jersey pastor say he abused and exploited them.
    The Roys Report - June 3, 2022

  • SBC leader claims that trying to prevent abuse will destroy the mission.
    The Roys Report - June 2, 2022

  • A Southern Baptist list was revealed including hundreds of abuse cases in the early 1960s.
    Alabama News - May 28, 2022

  • Parents are shocked and frustrated after a teacher at Richmond church was charged with child pornography.
    6 New Richmond - May 27, 2022

  • Warsaw pastor resigns after amid teen sex scandal.
    WI Proud - May 24, 2022

  • 40 Years in the Making: A Timeline of the Southern Baptists’ Sexual Abuse Crisis.
    Church Leaders - May 24, 2022

  • Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims.
    AP News - May 23, 2022

  • Lawsuit accuses ACNA church of negligence that resulted in child sexual abuse
    Religion News Service - May 18, 2022

  • Tennessee pastor & coach faces up to life in prison after pleading to child exploitation charges.
    Local Memphis - May 17, 2022

  • Saranac man sentenced for sexually abusing a young girl and possession of child porn.
    Sentinel-Standard - April 14, 2022

  • Measuring COVID-19’s effect report says Southern Baptists attendance drops by 19%.
    Religion News Service - May 12, 2022

  • Plaintiff in class-action lawsuit accuses Liberty U of ‘retraumatizing’ & ‘insulting’ Jane Does.
    The Roys Report - May 10, 2022

  • Carroll County teacher, volleyball coach accused of using Snapchat to acquire child porn.
    Fox 45 News - May 9, 2022

  • Schuylkill County man sentenced for child porn.
    WNEP - May 6, 2022

  • Ex-NC pastor held on $12.4 million bond on child sex crime charges, deputies say.
    CBS17.com - May 5, 2022

  • Former deacon at Douglas Wilson’s Church indicted for possessing child pornography.
    ChurchLeaders - May 4, 2022

  • Christian group laments Church of Scotland presbyteries drift toward allowing gay marriage ahead of vote.
    The Christian Post - May 2, 2022

  • Student Claims Christian College Disciplined Her After She Reported Her Assault.
    The Paradise - April 30, 2022

  • Most Church of Scotland presbyteries in favour of conducting same-sex marriages.
    Bracknell News - April 26, 2022

  • Former youth pastor in Florida arrested for sexting an underage girl
    Wink News - April 22, 2022

  • The Anglican Church of Canada says an archbishop has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct.
    Global News - April 20, 2022

  • Former Sonoma County church camp volunteer charged in FBI child porn probe.
    The Press Democrat - April 12, 2022

  • Texas youth pastor arrested after multiple child sexual assault allegations.
    WFAA - April 11, 2022

  • Carl Lentz allegedly ‘caused’ mental illness in multiple staff, volunteers; opens up about affairs.
    The Christian Post - April 11, 2022

  • California pastor accused of kidnapping after allegations of sexual assault.
    East Bay Times - April 4, 2022

  • Grace Community Church teacher arrested on child porn charges.
    ABC Action News - March 31, 2022

  • With ‘Christian cannabis,’ a pastor is promoting the spiritual side of marijuana.
    Religion News Service - March 29, 2022

  • An investigation reveals former Hillsong Dallas pastor Reed Bogard resigned because of a rape accusation.
    Christianity Daily - March 28, 2022

  • Whatcom sexual exploitation of child investigation aids in arrest of N.H. church pastor.
    The Bellingham Herald - March 24, 2022

  • Former Decatur pastor faces additional sex crime charges in Tennessee
    CBS 42 - March 22, 2022

  • Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston resigns after internal misconduct investigation.
    ABC News - March 22, 2022

  • Hillsong founder Brian Houston was drunk inside a woman’s hotel room for 40 minutes, church reveals.
    The Christian Post - March 18, 2022

  • Records Show that John MacArthur’s church supported convicted child abuser & pedophile.
    The Roys Report - March 17, 2022

  • Baptist pastor arrested for child porn possession after authorities search parsonage
    The Christian Post - March 16, 2022

  • Youth pastor and 6 others arrested on child porn charges in Atlanta.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - March 11, 2022

  • John MacArthur shamed, excommunicated mother for refusing to take back child abuser.
    The Roys Report - March 8, 2022

  • Canadian megachurch pastor resigns after sexual misconduct.
    Religion News Service - March 8, 2022

  • Texas pastor among those spreading conspiracy theories: ‘I’m 99% Sure Russia is Not Invading Ukraine’.
    The Roys Report - March 5, 2022

  • Million dollar homes become status symbols of televangelists and pastors.
    MinistryWatch - March 2, 2022

  • Pastor arrested in child porn case.
    Fox11 News - February 24, 2022

  • Georgia music minister back on stage despite allegations he molested 13 boys.
    The Roys Report - February 19, 2022

  • Minnesota pastor resigns as accusations mount that his family covered up abuses.
    Christian Forums - February 14, 2022

  • Manager of Alabama church daycare charged with not reporting alleged child abuse involving co-worker.
    CBS 42 - February 10, 2022

  • Police arrest local Ohio pastor in sex sting.
    WKBN First News 27 - February 8, 2022

  • Tennessee megachurch pastor returns to pulpit after six-week absence for alleged adultery.
    The Old Black Church - February 8, 2022

  • Former pastor in Georgia accused of sexually assaulting a girl on Africa trip.
    Miami Herald - February 2, 2022

  • An elder facing charges of covering up child sexual abuse at an Indiana church.
    The Roys Report - January 26, 2022

  • Georgia pastor and his wife accused of keeping 8 people with disabilities locked in basement.
    Live 5 News - January 24, 2022

  • Michigan youth pastor charged with sexually abusing 4 minors, 2 younger than 13.
    The Christian Post - January 24, 2022

  • Prison chaplain smuggled Gucci glasses, porn and cigarettes in Pennsylvania.
    Central Daily Times - January 20, 2022

  • Indiana pastor, elders accused of covering up child sex abuse resign amid investigation.
    The Christian Post - January 20, 2022

  • Christian hip-hop artist Phanatik renounces his faith.
    Rapzilla - January 17, 2022

  • Former youth pastor from Chicago sentenced to prison for possession of child porn.
    Fox 32 Chicago - January 14, 2022

  • Florida Church fires elder for stealing $1,000.00 from Christmas Eve offering.
    The Christian Post - January 13, 2022

  • Americans' donations to religious organizations remain at all-time low: Gallup
    Christian Headlines - January 12, 2022

  • California pastor gets 25 to life for molesting children dating back nearly 40 years.
    Fresno Bee - January 11, 2022

  • Former MI Legislator accused of abusing his sister-in-law while teaching at his father’s Christian school.
    People - January 10, 2022

  • Texas youth minister charged with sexually assaulting 15 year old girl.
    The Christian Post - January 10, 2022

  • Pastor resigns from his church after admitting his affair.
    CelebSaga - January 4, 2022

  • Former church pastor pleads guilty to 2018 child porn charges.
    LancasterOnline - January 4, 2022

  • Former ACNA lay pastor charged with additional sexual assault felonies.
    Religion News Service - December 30, 2021

  • School security guard arrested in Mississippi for child sex crimes.
    Fox13 - December 22, 2021

  • Staff and members of a Megachurch are accusing their senior pastor of lying, bullying, manipulating, blacklisting former members, and abuse of power, yet he still remains.
    The Roys Report - December 21, 2022

  • Principal arrested for connections with alleged embezzlement and perjury at the High School he directed.
    MinistryWatch - December 14, 2021

  • Josh Duggar found guilty of child porn possession.
    The Christian Post - December 9, 2021

  • Pastor of one of Canada’s largest megachurches accused of sexual misconduct.
    The Roys Report - December 8, 2021

  • Indiana pastor accused of mishandling response to sexual abuse in congregation put on leave.
    USA Today - December 8, 2021

  • Vernon ex-pastor sentenced for raping 15 year old.
    Yahoo News - December 4, 2021

  • Florida pastor accused of sex crimes involving two Tennessee sisters commits suicide.
    WKRN.com - December 2, 2021

  • Former Hamilton minister facing child pornography charges.
    The Bay Observer - November 23, 2021

  • Pastor who called on husbands to rape their wives resigns.
    Religion News Service - November 23, 2021

  • Italian priests gets arrested for child pornography.
    Church Milant - November 19, 2021

  • Santa Ana ordained minister charged with child porn
    The Orange County Register - November 18, 2021

  • Miami church youth leader faces child sex abuse charges.
    Local10 - November 18, 2021

  • A study shows record levels of pastors, more than half of mainline preachers ‘seriously considering’ quitting
    The Christian Post - November 17, 2021

  • Former Indiana pastor and school nurse sentenced to 105 years for child molesting.
    13WTHR - November 10, 2021

  • Christian college president fired after sexual assault report.
    MinistryWatch - November 3, 2021

  • Youth leader at Ohio megachurch arrested on charges of having sex with teen.
    The Roys Report - November 3, 2021

  • Canada heightens anti-church efforts and arrests another pastor for holding worship service outdoors.
    Christianity Daily - October 27, 2021

  • Adrian man, former Christian school teacher gets 24 years in prison on child porn charges.
    Local 4 News - October 27, 2021

  • Pastor in Godfrey, Illinois sentenced in child porn case.
    Fox 2 Now - September 30, 2021

  • Former Christian school president gets 5 years for child porn.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - September 30, 2021

  • Richard DeVall admits he raped a woman. His church knows and his mission agency knows, yet they still allow him on the mission field.
    The Roys Report - September 29, 2021

  • Father batters pastor for allegedly touching his son inappropriately.
    The Christian Post - September 28, 2021

  • 5 Missouri boarding school employees charged with abuse.
    ABC News - September 28, 2021

  • After serving for 16 years as a worship leader at an Oregon megachurch, Demian Norvell got saved. Then he got fired.
    The Roys Report - September 27, 2021

  • Former pastor of Ohio megachurch carried out 7-Year ‘tyranny’.
    The Roys Report - September 18, 2022

  • Former Fresno attorney pleaded guilty to seven felonies for molesting girls as young as five years old.
    ABC 30 - September 13, 2021

  • Porn Star, Husband She Met in Bible College Launch ‘Church for Sinners by Sinners’.
    Faithfully - September 11, 2021

  • Survey Finds Only 9% of Self-Identified Christians Hold to Biblical Worldview.
    The Roys Report - September 10, 2021

  • Illinois pastor resigns amid allegations he knew about sexual abuse within the church.
    MinistryWatch - September 8, 2021

  • John MacArthur admits he and his Church had COVID and received $800,000 COVID Settlement.
    Christianity Today - September 1, 2021

  • Crown counsel calls Chilliwack church pastor an ‘online pedophile’ for his child porn use.
    Hope Standard - September 1, 2021

  • Texas pastor sentenced to 30 years after using hidden cameras to secretly film child porn at church.
    The Christian Post - August 24, 2021

  • Oregon megachurch pastor  resigns over allegations of sexual misconduct.
    TitlePress - August 21, 2021

  • Bethlehem man charged in child porn case blamed ‘popups,’ police say.
    Opera News - August 19, 2021

  • A former youth pastor of a Hermitage church waived his right to a preliminary hearing on sexual assault and pornography charges.
    New Castle News - August 19, 2021

  • Hannah-Kate Williams sues SBC leaders for alleging sex abuse failures.
    Religion New Service - August 17, 2021

  • Former church pastor sentenced to 20 years on child pornography charges.
    Daytona Beach News-Journal - August 16, 2021

  • Pennsylvania bible college rewards own trustees with honorary doctorates.
    MinistryWatch - August 9, 2021

  • Wife of megachurch pastor, mother of 5 commits suicide amid mental health struggles
    Christian Headlines - August 9, 2021

  • Head pastor at The Chapel is forced out amid concerns over "fear-based" leadership and treatment of staff.
    Akron Beacon Journal - August 7, 2021

  • Ohio megachurch parts ways with pastor over claims of ‘harshness and fear-based leadership’.
    The Roys Report - August 7, 2021

  • Class-action lawsuit claims Ravi Zacharias International Ministries donations misused, funneled to pay off sex abuse survivors.
    The Christian Post - August 6, 2021

  • Class-action lawsuit claims RZIM donations were misused to pay off sex abuse survivors.
    The Christian Post - August 6, 2021

  • Kent Hovind, a controversial creationist preacher arrested in domestic assault case.
    Religion News Service - August 5, 2021

  • Lawsuit accuses former North Love youth pastor in Rockford of sexually assaulting a minor.
    Rockford Register Star - August 5, 2021

  • Prominent PCA pastor back in pulpit despite sexual misconduct allegations.
    Christianity Daily - August 4, 2021

  • Hillsong ‘disappointed’ after Darnell Barrett resigns in wake of explicit photos
    The Christian Post - May 3, 2021

  • Megachurch pastor resigns amid accusations he raped his assistant in 2019
    The Roys Report - July 31, 2021

  • Florida youth pastor and high school teacher charged with 408 counts of child porn.
    The Daily Beast - November 21, 2020

  • Judge angrily denies bail for megachurch leader after hearing on alleged sex videos involving minors.
    The Christian Post - July 17, 2019