‘Fight Church’ Founding Pastor Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse 3 Years After Son Owned Abuse Charge by L. Blair

‘Fight Church’ Founding Pastor Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse 3 Years After Son Owned Abuse Charge by L. Blair

I am fairly sure I blogged about at least one of these guys a few years ago. Yep, I sure did.

(Link): ‘Fight Church’ Founding Pastor Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse 3 Years After Son Owned Abuse Charge

Excerpts:

by L. Blair
July 2021

Joe Burress, the 71-year-old founding pastor of Victory Church in Rochester, New York, also known as the “Fight Church,” has pled guilty to one of two second-degree sexual abuse charges against him three years after his son Paul Burress pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse.

Court documents cited in a recent WHAM report say two teenagers accused Joe Burress of sexually abusing them in separate incidents while they were under the age of 14.

…In March 2018, Paul Burress, who was previously charged with four counts of forcible touching after allegedly groping three women in his Henrietta, New York, home, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.

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Claims of Sexual Abuse at Victory Church, of Preacher Who Sexually Molested Church Members and Was Into Wife Swapping

Claims of Sexual Abuse at Victory Church, of Preacher Who Sexually Molested Church Members and Was Into Wife Swapping

h/t SCCL Facebook group, which is where I first saw this story.

If I am understanding this page correctly, it was not just the one preacher who was acting out, but a few other church members in staff positions, and one former church member – one or more are married.

One former pastor, who was 40 and married to a woman, performed oral sex on a 15 year old boy.

And what the hell kind of preacher sticks a 21 year old kid’s hands on the side of his wife’s naked boob, shows the kid video of him boinking his own wife (or would even film himself having sex in the first place)?

Christians often teach you will stay single unless you clean yourself up and become a worthy catch… they teach God has to whip you into shape before you merit a spouse.

That is pure nonsense. Look at the pervert preacher in this story – if I understand right, not only did he hit on teen girls while married, he had two wives – TWO – and he told someone he was a “swinger” with Wife No. 1 (he screwed around on her). Not only did this degenerate get one wife, he got TWO.

If it were true that self professing Christians have to be holier than Jesus to merit a spouse, as Christians teach, how did this pervert get TWO spouses? He obviously was not holy or pure or mature.

(Link): Ugly sex abuse & cover up allegations dog Fight Church pastorly sex abuse & cover up allegations dog Fight Church pastor

    • By Brent Brookhouse
    • May 14 2014

The upcoming documentary Fight Church focuses on mixed martial arts in the Christian community and centers on the stories of four different pastors who are also fighters. Pastor Paul Burress of Victory Church in Rochester, New York is one of these men. Sporting a shaved head, goatee and tattoos, he doesn’t look like the typical pastor even before it’s revealed that he runs a “Fight Ministry” in the church.

“I get all the time I don’t look like the typical pastor. And that’s okay. There’s actually a cool verse in the bible that says ‘be wary when all men speak well of you.’ If everybody loves you, you’re doing something wrong,” Burress says in Fight Church.

That page goes on to explain that a former church member wrote staff at the church to explain why he left the church.

The folks who run the site copied the content of his letter to his former church on their site. Here are parts of the letter:

    • To the Deacons at Victory:

…it concerns me that you were all told to NOT tell your wives because “it might cause them to stumble.”

Where is keeping secrets from your wife found in scriptures? My wife and I are ONE flesh and anything that’s said is always relayed back to her.

I see both of these statements made by Al Ogden as attempts to cover the devastating reality of the nature of Paul’s [Burress] sin.

I believe fully that I was the victim of sexual abuse, that my wife’s sisters were the victims of sexual abuse, and that clear attempts were made by Paul Burress to seduce them as recently as this past summer.

…In 2009, I was at Paul Burress’s house, where I was asked to perform a back-rub on Jill Burress, who had removed her shirt and bra.

Paul made sure that my hand made contact with the side of a breast by moving it there with his own hand.

Paul also made sure that I touched her bare bottom. This happened on 2 occasions that year.

Also in 2009, Paul showed me fully nude photos of his wife, and also showed me a pornographic video of him having sex with his wife.

This occurred on several occasions that year.

I was a single, 21 year-old at the time. This weighed on me for years, until I couldn’t take it anymore and eventually left Victory because of it.

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