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.
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.
But in October 2007, Zachery Tims admitted “an indiscretion” before the congregation and then stepped down from his position to seek counseling.
He returned to the pulpit three months later, after counseling with a group of ministers.
People make a lot of noise about the Catholic Church and its sex scandals as they rightly should for such abominable behavior, but there is a quiet outrage that is happening right under our noses on the other side of the aisle with Protestants.
When it comes to misdeeds by the clergy, Protestants can hang with the worst of them, breaking their own rules and a few that missed the book.