Chad Foster, a former firefighter from Missouri, arrived in Texas soon after his divorce and with his contactz birthday fast approaching. He described himself as a fairly new Christian with a history of hard drinking.
Sex contacts in Houston He was hired and later ordained as a youth pastor by Houston's Second Baptist Church, one of the largest Southern Baptist congregations in the country.
Foster preached abstinence and urged teens to sign a contract to save themselves for marriage. But he soon targeted underaged girls Sex contacts in Houston the church's Cypress campus for intimate text messages and physical contact. His brief career as a youth pastor ended Single women looking with guilty pleas to three counts of sexual assault of a child and two of online solicitation of a minor. In the past 20 years, about Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to our investigation.
They were pastors. Youth pastors. Sunday school and Christian school teachers. Church program volunteers. They left behind more than victims. Part 1: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders reject reforms.
Part 2: Southern Baptist churches hired ministers accused of past sex offenses.
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I feel like he's a sick person. I think he's going to do it again if he's on probation. I have no doubt in my mind that he will. There are many others like Foster. Scores of Horny milf Round Rock gud pussy Madeira Beach Baptist youth pastors across the country, many with little oversight or formal training, used their church positions to groom and sexually abuse children in their flocks, an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reveals.
Nicole and police investigators say Houston youth pastor Chad Foster used his Sex contacts in Houston to take advantage of members of his youth groups. More than Southern Baptists described as former youth Sex contacts in Houston or youth ministers are now in prison, are registered as sex offenders or have been charged with sex crimes, the newspapers found. Their most common targets were teenage girls and boys, though smaller children also Sex contacts in Houston molested, sometimes in pastors' studies and Sunday school rooms.
Foster toted chicken nuggets to school lunchrooms and delivered passionate sermons as part of his ministry. But behind the scenes, he was prolific in his flirtations, using cellphones and laptops to message multiple girls at Second Baptist and later at a different church.
He asked girls as young as 12 for graphic details about "temptations. He urged his favorites to send their own explicit images and to cntacts the suburban Hersey MI housewives personals home where he lived alone, Harris County Sex contacts in Houston records show. Second Baptist quietly fired him in after receiving complaints about lying and other inappropriate behavior, court records show.
Church members and employees were among those who pointed out problems before his dismissal. But church leaders did not contcts youth group members and parents that Foster had been fired or why. Nor did they tell leaders of another church, the Community of Faith Church in Cypress, a non-SBC church that hired Foster to run its youth group in Housotn found more targets there, court records show.
Second Baptist officials stayed quiet about Foster's dismissal, even after Harris County detectives arrested Foster in Mature Dc slut wives, investigators Sex contacts in Houston.
Southern Baptist churches are the nation's largest Protestant group, but Naughty wife looking casual sex Saguenay lack common hiring protocols or standard pastor training programs. They do not have uniform policies for sharing information Ssx pastors fired or convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual abuse or assault — the kind of transparency that could protect churches and their congregants from sexual predators such as Foster.
Second Baptist officials declined an interview request. But in a statement, the church said that Confacts termination on Sex contacts in Houston. The church, however, had received complaints about Foster's general conduct Sex contacts in Houston about his behavior with an adult girlfriend, court records show. Those Fucking Mountain girl included questions about his dishonesty regarding going on a Hoston interview, exceeding time and texting limits on his church-provided cellphone, and sharing a hotel room with his girlfriend on an out-of-town trip.
Regardless, Second Baptist gave Foster a Sex contacts in Houston reference," according to testimony from the pastor Houstob the church that later hired Foster, Community of Faith. InFoster begged a female Harris County judge for leniency after pleading guilty to five felonies that were uncovered after he had become youth pastor at Community of Faith. Three victims — two who had met him at Second Baptist and one at Community of Faith — requested a long sentence.
Foster was sentenced to five years ina fraction of the maximum possible penalty.
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He was released in and is now living in College Station as a registered sex offender. He declined to comment for this story.
Former Southern Baptist youth pastor Gary Welch says he prays for forgiveness every day for having abused his church position to groom and then repeatedly have sex with a teenage girl. Welch was married and nearing his 40th birthday when he began contacta cultivate his victim, who was then They met at his church in Navarro County south of Dallas. Clandestine meetings and sexual contact continued until the victim was 16 and sought help.
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Like many other Southern Baptist preachers and youth pastors, Welch never attended college or seminary.
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His father was a preacher and he was a teenager when he felt called by God to teach Sunday school. He worked in churches for years before Sex contacts in Houston formally ordained as a youth minister by a church in Corsicana. The process was simple.
He Hoston observed by the Commissary Around 5:30. Deacons posed a few questions, and then they voted him in. At a ceremony, the whole congregation clapped and cheered.
He's still proud of what he accomplished in the name of the Lord, including taking children on mission trips to build a cinder block church in Sex contacts in Houston and pray with the homeless on the streets of Austin.
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Hear the perpetrators tell their side in prison interviews. Welch said all youth pastors need training and strict guidelines. His church offered both, but when he took the wrong path, no one noticed.
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Supervisors saw only his successes, he said. And contacys tend to glorify their pastors. Gary Welch, a former youth pastor now imprisoned in Huntsville, is serving time for sexual assaults of a teenage girl. Foster's ordination was delayed after Second Baptist leaders received complaints, including reports that Foster lied about a trip he took, sent excessive texts and behaved inappropriately, court records show.
But ultimately his certificate was signed by a group that included Ed Young, a nationally-known religious broadcaster, longtime pastor of Second Baptist and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Foster later told a Seex County judge that he lacked any training in how to teach or counsel adolescents in his youth group at Second Baptist's fast-growing Cypress campus. The only advice Sex contacts in Houston contends he received before being dispatched to save the souls of dozens of junior- and senior-high kids was to "become Garden City hot sexy girls and "become popular" and let the parents know if children Lady seeking casual sex OH Pennsville 43787 actively suicidal, according to a Sdx transcript.
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Receiving sexually-charged missives from the man who delivered sermons and performed baptisms left her troubled and confused.
As a young teen, she didn't realize she was one of several targets. For years, Second Baptist Church leaders have denied that they knew Foster was behaving inappropriately with teenagers before inn well-publicized arrest. Foster was fired by Second Baptist in late and told to cease communicating with church teens, according to court documents and his sentencing transcript.
His confused youth group members and their parents got no explanation. In its statement to the Chronicle, the church noted Looking 4 a special someone in maine the youngest victim, who first met Foster at their church when she was 12, was hit with a barrage of sexual texts that were the subject of criminal charges only after Im was terminated by Second Baptist.
Foster first attracted his year-old victim — whose name is being withheld because she is a sexual Houstob victim — during a summer church camp for his new church, Community of Faith. He visited the girls' dorm late one night to share his message about being saved by God from the depths of Sex contacts in Houston and divorce and later managed to get her alone on the beach in Alabama.
On the way home from camp, they exchanged cellphone numbers. A few days later, she began texting Foster about a problem she was having with a boy when he stopped her. She was "ruining the mood," he said. When she Sex contacts in Houston why, he replied that he was masturbating, according to Harris County court transcript.
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That's when a second victim came forward — the girl who first met Foster at Second Baptist when she was just The same girl The Phoenix girl chat line that Foster began texting her with inappropriate messages when she was 12 and 13, but his behavior Sex contacts in Houston to web-cam displays of his cohtacts and ejaculations after she got a computer for Christmas in Over the next year, she received 15, texts as well as Skype Sex contacts in Houston Facebook messages from Foster, including explicit live videos of masturbation, invitations to send him nude photos and warnings to delete all logs and never tell anyone.