Tennessee Index

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CITYNAMECHURCH OR MINISTRYOFFENSESOURCELINKS
CITYNAMECHURCH OR MINISTRYOFFENSESOURCELINKS
AlamoCharles PittmanYouth and Children's Minister, Providence Baptist Church in AlamoMurdertheglobaldispatch.com, 2/18/2014Student arrested for shooting fiancee dead and staging suicide

Charles Pittman charged with murdering fiance

BristolJoe CombsPreacher, Emmanuel Baptist ChurchIndicted on multiple charges of aggravated child abuse, assault and kidnappingabc news, 10/18/2001How Esther Combs Finally Escaped a Lifetime of Abuse

Baptist Preacher and Wife get 179 years in prison Baptist Preacher and Wife get 179 years in prison – part 2

Evangeline CombsWife of Joe Combs, Emmanuel Baptist ChurchIndicted on multiple charges of aggravated child abuse, assault and kidnappingabc news, 10/18/2001How Esther Combs Finally Escaped a Lifetime of Abuse

Baptist Preacher and Wife get 179 years in prison Baptist Preacher and Wife get 179 years in prison – part 2

ChattanoogaDonald McCaryChattanooga's Central Baptist Church of HixonChild molestationTulsa World, 8/23/1992Minister convicted of molesting 4 boys

Five named in 10 Million Lawsuit

Dickson CountyRev. Jim “Papa” CaterFounder, Living World Church in DicksonIndicted on 6 new counts of child sexual abuse, for a total of 56 chargesHuntsville Times, 11/9/1989archived
KnoxvilleJason Patrick EdelenLighthouse Christian ChurchSexual exploitation of a minorNews Sentinel, 10/3/2000Jason Patrick Edelen Sex Offender
ManchesterWatchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, IncLawsuit: Anderson v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., et al%-](1) defamation; (2) defamation to the congregation; (3) false light invasion of privacy; (4) interference with prospective economic advantage; (5) breach of fiduciary duty; (6) fraud; (7) intentional infliction of emotional distress; and (8) wrongful disfellowshippingCourt of Appeals of Tennessee, April 14, 2005 Session, Jan. 19, 2007Banned Jehovah's Witness Sues for Millions

Anderson v Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York

MemphisMichael BryantPastor, Hour of Restoration Church of GodSexually molesting a young family member for yearsChristian Post Reporter, Dec 9, 2013Pastor on 1 Million Bond for Molesting Teen
NashvilleEdward McKeownFormer Priest and Teacher4 counts of child rape and 2 counts of aggravated sexual batteryReuters, 2/1/99, WSM 1/31/1999archived
Jack LawBaptist MinisterRaped a 5 yr old girlNashville Banner, 7/26/86; Tennessean, 7/10/87Scandal of Pedophilia in the Church
Joseph Walker III and Mt Zion Baptist ChurchMt Zion Baptist ChurchTwo suits filed against Mt. Zion Baptist Church raises question of clergy malpracticeThe City Paper, Apr 22, 2012Two suits filed against Mt. Zion Church

Mt. Zion and Joseph Walker face amended sex lawsuit with more details

Sexual Harasssment Suit

SpringfieldAnthony SpainFirst Assembly of God ChurchRape of a 13 yr old girlTennessean.com, March 2, 2002Former youth minister entenced in boy's rape
Union CityGrady EvansFirst Church of God located at 415 South Miles Avenue in Union City, TennArrested on a fugitive warrant based on a Virginia warrant charging him with the use of a communications device to solicit a minor101.5FM NewsW. Tennessee Pastor arrested

Pastor arrested in Union City

Edward Paul MalloneeSecond Baptist ChurchConspiracy to commit 1st degree murderWPSDLocal6.com, 6/4/2013Pastor woman indicted in murder plot to kill pastor's wife

Pastor accused of conspiring to Poison Wife

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