Showing posts from July, 2015

Convicted child sex offender listed as violent on VA state registry is "Care Director" pastor at Fairfax Community Church

Tweet It's come to this: as I told my husband a few days ago when I was alerted to this story, we now must caution parents and church members/attendees to search for church pastors and staff on sex offender registries. Child sex offenders "hiding" in plain sight, elevated to positions of spiritual authority and trust? Alarmingly, yes. How would the public react to news that a violent registered sex offender worked at a school with kids? Daycare? Coach? Counselor? Church? Yes, a church: Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Eric Nickle is the Care Director at Fairfax Community Church. The senior pastor of FCC is Rod Stafford. Eric Nickle is on the Virginia sex offender registry . He is listed as violent. Eric Nickle was convicted on October 13, 2000 for Indecent Liberties with a Child by Custodian. VA law code  18.2-370.1  is listed on Nickle's sex offender registry. His initial registration was on July 17, 2000 and renew

Elevation Church "appears in denial" about a convicted child sex offender called a "hero" by Steven Furtick

Tweet This is a follow up post to my post:  Steven Furtick and Elevation Church publicly support, celebrate, and elevate a convicted child sex offender before, during and after federal prison: registered sex offender Norman Vigue now leads Elevation Church Bible study I am featuring an excellent  comment that child protection expert Simon Bass left on my original post on Elevation Church and Norman Vigue. Simon Bass is the CEO of CCPAS ,  Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service: CCPAS is the only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children, vulnerable adults and for those affected by abuse. We exist to safeguard both children and vulnerable adults throughout the UK. We also work to help those who are, or have been, affected by child abuse and similar issues. CCPAS is consulted and used by places of worship and groups across the church spectrum. We also assist other faith groups and a