5th sexual offender identified at Toledo COGIC church
How is it possible one church can harbor so many sexual criminals and continue functioning and representing the Church of God in Christ? That would be the question Bishop Charles Blake, Sr should answer.
Today, Report COGIC Abuse confirmed that the St James Holiness COGIC in Toledo, OH, now has the dubious distinction of having had 5 sexual offenders in its ministry ranks. St. James Church is also known as “The Armory” [website here]. The church is a part of the Ohio North Jurisdiction where Bishop Edward Cook presides.
According to law enforcement officials at the Lucas County (OH) Jail, Eddie Jordan, a Sunday School teacher at the church, is incarcerated and awaiting trial on 3 counts of kidnapping and 2 counts of attempted rape.
In November 2009, RCA broke the heinous story of this same church who had harbored 4 other convicted pedophiles in leadership positions.
“St James Holiness Church of God in Christ in Toledo may have a set a nauseating new low. The church has had four convicted pedophiles operating in ministry with the Pastor’s knowledge. But that’s only the beginning of this shocking story which truly symbolizes why drastic reform is needed in COGIC now.
The pastor of St James, William James, Jr. didn’t put the men out of the church, it took legal action against them to stop their predatory activities.”
A representative at St. James church refused to deny or affirm Eddie Jordan’s position at the church.
Its unclear if COGIC will enact any of its zero tolerance policies against the church or the pastor who appears to have a predeliction of harboring people with extremely questionable moral behavior in his church.