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'We Committed No Wrong': The Village Church Settles Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

'We Committed No Wrong': The Village Church Settles Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, announced last week that it had reached a settlement with former church members who accused the church's former children's minister of sexual assault.

Abuse Prevention Group Says Sex Abuse Allegations against Christian Song Writer Chris Rice Are 'Credible'

Abuse Prevention Group Says Sex Abuse Allegations against Christian Song Writer Chris Rice Are 'Credible'

A victim advocacy group says sexual assault allegations against singer Chris Rice are “credible.”

5 Key Takeaways from Southern Baptists' Annual Convention

5 Key Takeaways from Southern Baptists' Annual Convention

Southern Baptists elected a new president, passed recommendations from a sexual abuse task force, and commissioned more than 50 new missionaries during their annual meeting, which was held this week in Anaheim, California. 

Here are five key takeaways from the convention:

Southern Baptist Convention Approves Sex Abuse Reforms

Southern Baptist Convention Approves Sex Abuse Reforms

The Southern Baptist Convention took another step towards addressing sexual abuse in its churches Tuesday by approving several sex abuse reforms during the first day of the denomination's annual meeting.

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt Suspended as Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist Church Woodstock following Sexual Assault Allegations

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt Suspended as Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist Church Woodstock following Sexual Assault Allegations

First Baptist Church Woodstock in Woodstock, Georgia, has formally suspended Johnny Hunt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, as pastor emeritus after an investigation revealed credible allegations that he sexually assaulted a younger pastor's wife over a decade ago.

Mexican Megachurch Pastor Is Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse

Mexican Megachurch Pastor Is Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse

The leader of a megachurch in Mexico has been sentenced to more than 16 years in a California prison for sexually abusing young female congregants at his La Luz del Mundo church.

Task Force Urges SBC to Create Website to Track Abusers within the Church

Task Force Urges SBC to Create Website to Track Abusers within the Church

The Southern Baptist Convention's sex abuse task force is urging the denomination to create a “Ministry Check” website to track abusive pastors, church employees and volunteers.

Pastor Johnny Hunt Responds to Being Named an Abuser in Guidepost Report

Pastor Johnny Hunt Responds to Being Named an Abuser in Guidepost Report

Former Senior Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership at the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board said he was shocked at the Guidepost Report that alleged he sexually abused a pastor’s wife.