April 23, 2005

Broken Arrow Church Holds Sex Abuse Seminar


Leaders of a church at the heart of a sex abuse scandal want to make sure what happened to them doesn't happen again.

Broken Arrow's Grace Fellowship hosted a seminar Friday called "An Ounce of Prevention". Leaders from churches, private schools and daycare centers attended workshops aimed at preventing sexual abuse.

A teacher at Grace Christian School was charged three years ago with sexually abusing children.

Grace Fellowship's pastor says the incident taught everyone a valuable lesson. Pastor Bob Yandian: "You can't just isolate and say its a certain type of person, we would have thought a child molester might have looked a certain way, acted a certain way, but to actually have someone in our own ranks that grew up here in the church was very surprising to us, but we find out that's common."

Posted by kshaw at April 23, 2005 08:56 AM