Not So

Aylmer, Canada

#63 Dec 4, 2012
does that mean wrote:
She's planning on doing it?<quoted text>
Bad choice of word "yet". She has not filed & I do not know her future thoughts
Bamf

Covington, VA

#64 Dec 4, 2012
Woot wrote:
<quoted text>
It is neither, it is their cousin! By the way I am not sure if you are aware but the term "tar "baby" is a racially offensive term to all African Americans. As such there was no reason to refer to them that way. By the way , what does race have to do with any of this? Evidently it is of some importance to you, and if it is, I suggest you keep that among your circle of friends that are not African Americans; otherwise, you might find one or two of the many " tar babies" opening cans of whip ass on you. Be careful.
only tar babies need a gang of friends to whoop someone's ass.
the truth 1

Richmond, VA

#65 Dec 6, 2012
Year after year, pedophiles continue to pop up all over COGIC despite the warning of Presiding Bishop Charles Blake to “get right or get out”. And although a new election swept in some new church leaders, the issue of pedophilia, child sex crimes and its resultant issues were all but ignored.
After posting the story of Don Billups, the deacon at Gospel Tabernacle COGIC in Covington, VA who was convicted of molesting at least 8 children, some clarifications are in order to properly identify individuals connected to the case. The case has devastated the population of this small town of about 3000 along the West Virginia-Virginia border. Billups was a well known figure in the town.
1. The current pastor of Gospel Tabernacle is Gregory P. Moore. Billups was under Moore’s supervision for two years prior to the conviction. After the story broke in the media, Moore took a book called “Mercy for the molester” to one family, telling them that they had to “forgive the molester”. During the trial, Moore also testified on behalf of Billups.
2. Local news media did not report that Moore is also in legal trouble for a separate incident involving a gun threat.
3. Gospel Tabernacle is currently in the Greater West Virginia Jurisdiction where Henderson Wheeler is bishop. The church was previously pastored by Supt. Warner L. Hunter, until his death in 2009 until Moore, his son-in-law became pastor.
4. Although Billups was only convicted of 8 molestations, there were more children who’s parents did not want them to testify thus were excluded from the case against him. Some of the children had grown up in the church and knew Billups and his family.
5. Sources informed Report COGIC Abuse that the bishop, Henderson Wheeler since news of the molestation broke had visited once but told the victim’s families he was “praying for them”. He has not visited nor spoken with victims since the case became public. In a perverted fashion, COGIC leadership treats victims as if they are the criminals. Family members were told by the jurisdictional supervisor that she was forbidden by the bishop to have contact with them. Past cases in Asheville NC, Newark, Winter Haven FL, Albany NY and Kalamazoo MI reveal the same pattern of post crime behavior by COGIC leaders.
New information also reveals that Billups, a retired Marine, was the head deacon at Gospel Tabernacle for many years and his wife a leading “missionary.
Report COGIC Abuse will continue to update this story as information becomes available. A listing of Billups’ charges from Alleghany County Circuit Court Categories: Bishop Henderson Wheeler, child sex crimes, COGIC, crime, Greater West Virginia Jurisdiction, sex crimes, sexual abuse, youth
Breaking news: COGIC deacon in VA convicted of molesting 8 children
November 20, 2012cogicologyLeave a comment
COGIC’s newly re-elected —and clearly frustrated— Presiding Bishop Charles Blake issued a strong rebuke to pedophiles embedded across the denomination’s landscape during his 2012 official message in St. Louis [video].
“The church has got to be a safety zone for our children. If you are a pedophile, if you are a child molester, if you are a child abuser, if you are determined to pursue sexual misconduct, then either get right or get out. Get right or get out!”
Met with tepid applause, the statement may reveal that the church and its leader still aren’t aware of exactly what they are dealing with. Pedophiles have no intention of getting right. Or getting out. And although speeches sound good in a preach to the choir kind of way, they have proven ineffective against determined pedophiles with power and positions juxtaposed against weak, excuse-laden church leaders.
the truth 2

Richmond, VA

#66 Dec 6, 2012
Most church pedophiles rack up numerous victims while using their positions as cover for their nefarious activities. Just like Don Billups, a deacon at Gospel Tabernacle COGIC in Covington, VA. After a jury found him guilty of molesting at least eight children, they recommended two life sentences, plus 75 years for his sex crimes. Some of the victims were under age 13, WSLS reported. Some of the cases dated back to 2002. Billups was arrested in May 2012. Story and video here.

Elder Gregory P. Moore [see update/clarifications], the pastor had only been in place 2 years. He told reporters he put Billings out of the church when the allegations came to light. But how does a child molester remain in a leadership position for 10 years of more at a Church of God in Christ with so many victims and no one knows he is constantly molesting children? Bishop Blake’s strong words may be too little, too late for thousands of abused children at the hands of COGIC leaders. If outside legal and law enforcement intervention is what it will take to break the unshaken cycle, children in COGIC are in dire trouble. They church’s leadership doesn’t seem to posses the fortitude handle it internally. Bishop Blake and his administration are notorious for window dressing while they continually ignore the voice of real victims and their families.

Billups will be formally sentenced on February 19, 2013. Report COGIC Abuse will update this blog with his sentencing.



Categories: child sex crimes, COGIC, crime, Uncategorized, video Tags: Bishop Samuel Green, Covington, Don Billups, Elder Donald Conner, Gospel Tabernacle COGIC, Virginia Second Jurisdiction
shame

Marbury, MD

#67 Dec 9, 2012
They need to have FBI investigation of this church
who is

Hyattsville, MD

#68 Dec 18, 2012
Queen walmart?
rev dr jim

Montross, VA

#69 Jan 8, 2013
When is billups family going to come out an apologize for all the pain and suffering they caused
Anyways

Covington, VA

#70 Jan 8, 2013
It's NOT the family's responsibility to apologize, it's the monster's! Get real!
Wow

Covington, VA

#71 Jan 9, 2013
They should apologize for they dumb stuff they did. Yea. He did all the harm but lyin,fightin,tryin to run people off the roads, nd stocking nd scaryin little girls. Ok guess they dont have to apologize for that huh? Ok.
Chris c

United States

#72 Jan 9, 2013
So u say sorry everytime a family member gets in trouble? I bet u dont, that man is grown and he knows how to own up,his family going thur the same as the familys he hurt
Who

Clifton Forge, VA

#73 Jan 28, 2013
As far as I'm concerned his wife walks around like her shit don't stink..I'm glad all this came out..now they can see how she really is. Like she didn't know her husband was molesting children..come on now. They can burn in hell.
Curious cat

Covington, VA

#74 Jan 29, 2013
Whens his sentencing?
Wow

Covington, VA

#75 Jan 29, 2013
Feb can't remember the dat
Wow

Covington, VA

#76 Jan 29, 2013
*date
will be there

Richmond, VA

#77 Jan 31, 2013
The sentencing is February 19th
ur a loser

Richmond, VA

#78 Jan 31, 2013
Shame wrote:
That you people would believe this,Ive known Don for 28 years.This man has been around my children all there life.They love and respect him.And if it had not been for my car.I would have been in that court room.I dont know who is behind this,But they say what is in the dark will come to light.And the truth will set you free.I just hope these girls have a good DOCTOR.And can read them like a book.Also whoever is paying all this MONEY to these little girls.Thats a long time to have to pay someone.What happens when the money runs out.What will they do to your little girl then.Maybe you should think about that and Ask your MONEY MAN.ITS IN THE LORDS HANDS.GOD BLESS THOSE GIRLS.Lying is no good.
You are a idiot, just for your stupidity you should be setting up in jail right beside him!!! maybe you should ask your children about it you piece of crap! If they have been around him all their lives then they too have most likely been molested! wow! glad i don't know who you are because i would turn you in for Child neglect and endangerment!
Wow

Covington, VA

#79 Feb 1, 2013
@Shame. I just laugh at yur post. Cause yur a dumb ass, i "thought" i knew him too. Guess we we're both way. Do you REALLY think its about money!? Come on nd the truth is out so everyone is free! Haha free at last. But i would say more but respect to the families I'm not.. but ima jus say good bye dummy
rev dr jim

Covington, VA

#80 Feb 9, 2013
The sentencing is February 19th
justice

Chevy Chase, MD

#81 Feb 14, 2013
5 more days till u meet bubba
will be there

Richmond, VA

#82 Feb 16, 2013
3 more days!!!

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