Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Former Highpoint Church pastor Chris Conlee allegedly fired for physical assault of female staff member

According to a local, trusted source, Highpoint Church in Memphis fired its founding pastor Chris Conlee for assaulting a female staff member. Instead of reporting the assault to the police, church leaders paid Conlee and another disgraced, sexually abusive pastor, Andy Savage, a portion of about $700,000 in severance pay, according to a church financial statement of activities.

If other low level staffers also received a severance package in 2018, what percentage of the total amount was doled out to these staffers and what percentage was doled out to Chris Conlee and Andy Savage?

The "employee settlement expenses" are listed under Non-operating income (expense). Also listed are "professional consultation and legal fees" of $251,019. 

At the time of the public release of Jules Woodson's story of sexual abuse by her then youth pastor, Andy Savage, Highpoint Church was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. They have since removed their church from the convention. 

Did Highpoint Church elders tell the congregation that their financial donations were going to pay off abusive pastors?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bill Hybels admits to purchasing and viewing child pornography in his book Christians in a Sex Crazed Culture

Bill Hybels' book Christians in a Sex Crazed Culture was published in 1989 by Scripture Press Publications which was purchased by David C. Cook publishers. Cook is currently listed as the publisher for Hybels' book in which he admits to purchasing and viewing child pornography in the guise of research. This is criminal. All child pornography materials that Bill Hybels allegedly obtained needed to be immediately turned over to law enforcement.

  • Did Hybels or his assistant report to police the source from whom they obtained these criminal materials?
  • Did Hybels or his assistant turn over these materials to police?
  • Does Hybels still possess the videos?
  • Scripture Press Publications published the book in which he admitted to crimes of purchasing and viewing child pornography. The president at the time was David Hall. Scripture Press allowed this? Did they report Hybels’ crimes?
  • David C. Cook is now the publisher of this book. Does he know? If so, has he made a report to police? Why is this book still in publication?
As a pastor, Bill Hybels was not qualified, nor was he legally able to do “research” of child pornography. This is all kinds of disturbing, wrong and criminal.

I have made a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

New York Times: Bill Hybels built an iconic evangelical church outside Chicago. A former assistant says that in the 1980s, he sexually harassed her.
hat in the 1980s, he sexually harassed her.