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 put everyone on their knees in prayer, every weekend, crying out to God for mercy and healing. The church is supposed to be a house of prayer. We need to equip His people in the areas they are struggling in.

  • Former youth pastor 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

  • 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

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