Tag: background check

No law on church worker checks

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Since a Temecula assistant pastor was arrested last month and charged with raping a 16-year-old choirgirl, revelations about his criminal past have raised questions about church hiring practices. At least one church member and a victims' advocate say the pastor, who had been convicted in 2008 of sex with a 15-year-old from his previous church, […]

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Background checks, policies help some Cenla churches prevent sexual improprieties

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Some local churches and organizations have highlighted the proactive stance they take to protect the youths in their congregations against sexual improprieties by church officials. The recent rape and molestation charges filed against former Donahue Family Church youth leader Angelo Deboray "Doogie" Golatt have raised questions about churches' policies on background checks during hiring and […]

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Too trusting? Most local churches don’t require background checks for teachers

| August 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

While local churches, as a rule, trust their congregations, many also agree it's wise to do background checks on Sunday school teachers and take other measures to ensure the safety of children. "(Parents) certainly need to be aware of what's going on," said Floyd Smithey, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church on 18th Avenue North. […]

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