Saturday, May 16, 2015

More pastors arrested

I browsed pastors arrested on Google this morning and found two alledged murderers, one child pornographer and one child molestor. All are pastors.

Pastor James Ty Flanders, formerly of Calvary Chapel Emerald Coast in Florida.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Marshal led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety announces the arrest of 46-year old James Ty Flanders for the 2011 Murder of Marie Carlson of Fort Walton Beach.
- via

His former church issues a statement.

We, the current leadership at Calvary Emerald Coast, took over after the departure of the previous pastor, James Flanders.  The arrest of James Flanders creates a difficult situation for the entire congregation at Calvary Emerald Coast Church. Our church has continually had Marie and the Carlson family in prayer. We stand with the community in praying for an outcome that would put this event to a just conclusion. Calvary has been and will continue to be fully supportive of the authorities in this investigation.

Pastor Jim Krug
Pastor Jason Anderson
- via Calvary Emerald Coast

Pastor James Craw, formerly of Faith Baptist Church in Idaville, was arrested on two counts of child molestation, child solicitation and misconduct with a minor.

“Pastor” Rodney Hamilton, an online pastor, was arrested for the murder of a 3-year-old child.

Police worked closely with the medical examiner's office to determine exactly what happened to the child. The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner ruled the case a homicide with the cause of death has been listed as a subdural hematoma.
- via

Pastor Bruce Fehr, of St. Francis Episcopal Church on Wilmington Island, was arrested for child porn.

Bruce Fehr, 54, of Savannah, and Zachary Giebner, 33, of Savannah were arrested following an investigation that began two months ago. During the investigation, investigators with the Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force discovered that both Fehr and Giebner were downloading child pornography. Giebner was formerly a teacher at Bryan County High School, according to the Effingham Sheriff's Office.
- via

More to follow…