The church’s offices and school were vandalized before the sanctuary was set on fire.
Damages were estimated at $150,000 to $200,000. —Daphne, AL—A prominent Christian evangelist known around the world for his controversial writings about Islam and the Qur’an is in custody in the Baldwin County Correctional Center. Anish Shorrosh is charged with trying to burn down a condominium high-rise where he lived in Daphne.
A simple Google search will reveal a line-up of preachers, ministers and evangelists that fell a lot short of the law. Go to the Google search page and type in “Preacher convicted 2010” and pages of information will fill your computer screen.
Try “Preacher arrested 2010.” The search is not difficult, but since there is no hierarchy for any religion outside of mainstream Protestantism, there is no trail to follow like the Catholic church that stretches all the way to Rome.
Robert Nelson of Naugatuck, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting the three young girls he met at church.
While he was serving the sentence at Cheshire Correctional Institution, state police learned of a murder plot against one of the girls.
State police said Nelson tried to persuade a woman outside the prison to kill one of his victims.—Ardmore, OK—A Stephens County judge ordered a former Ardmore minister to serve a 25-year sentence on attempted murder charges. Lewis, who entered a blind guilty plea to charges he intended to kill his wife when he shot her in 2004, appeared before Associate District Judge Joe Enos.
Enos ordered Lewis to serve 19 years of the sentence behind bars.
I spent more time alphabetizing the crimes of Protestant clergy than collecting information.
The following information is an amalgamation of my picking and choosing over a few days.