Area Minister Back in Jail...again

Area Minister Back in Jail...again

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Concerned Citizen

Clarion, PA

#1 Sep 21, 2011
So-called Minister in Rimersburg with questionable behaviors has given locals a reason to speak out. It's time we speak out about this man.

David Lettau moved into Rimersburg a few years ago and has done nothing but cause trouble since his arrival. As a man of God you might expect him to lead by example, but all he has done is assault women, threaten neighbors and run the community into the ground. He has been in and out of jail numerous times since he’s been here. He uses God as a facade.

He attempts to downplay his malevolent actions by trying to convince people he’s a Christian. Anyone who has done the research on this man knows he’s not a man of God. He’s an abomination.

Again, Lettau is back in jail. What can a community do about such a person? As a community do we really want to continue to tolerate him? He's giving our community a black eye and I think it's time we confront the issue.
Don

Clarion, PA

#2 Sep 29, 2011
It seems Lettau is getting some support from a minister in Chicora. Where does Lettau dig these people up? Either this guy has no clue what kind of person Lettau really is, or he's just as crazy as Lettau? What a shame people don't do the research on Lettau instead of believing what he says.
Jake

Clarion, PA

#3 Oct 10, 2011
That guy from Chicora is pastor Pistorius. I talked to him a few times a couple years ago and he seems like he's really stuck on himself. He seems more concerned with image than his genuine belief in the word of God. My wife even commented how she thought he was a phony. Now he proves us right by backing this fraud from Rimersburg.
Pastor Pistorius

Karns City, PA

#4 Nov 9, 2011
It is very interesting to read comments by people who claim to have spoken with people. Saying something does not make it so. Your comments about David Lettau do nothing more than reveal your ignorance of the matters to which you refer.

It is interesting that you said Lettau has done nothing but cause trouble since his arrival there. Somebody else called him a troublemaker too. In fact, anytime he reports criminal activity, he has been called a troublemaker.

As for the community tolerating someone who preaches repentance to sinners, my guess is that you would not want to tolerate that. Many say that they know Christ, but He said few will be known by Him. In fact, he will turn them away. You say Lettau has "questionable behaviors," yet you fail to elaborate. You also neglect to illuminate the truth to whoever reads this forum about the horrible crimes that have been committed against him and others at the Open Bible Baptist Church. To paint an ugly picture about someone is easy. To post the truth is much more difficult. Either you do not know the truth and you make your comments in ignorance or you do know the truth and your post was made with malice. No matter, your posts speak more about you all than Lettau.

If any of you are genuine, then identify yourself by posting your complete name. "Jake" says he has spoken with me and his wife commented that I'm phony. Post your names if you are going to post other people's names.

As for backing Lettau, I'm backing the truth. Unfortunately, that seems to be something that the three of you who posted to this forum know very little about or it is something you do not care about or you are deliberately attempting to hide the truth.

Whether or not Lettau preaches in the third world county of Klarion or not is irrelevant. He will continue to preach as the Holy Spirit of Almighty God leads him to preach. And who knows, maybe some souls will be saved and snatched from the jaws of hell. Might that be the real reason Lettau is being persecuted? Might it be that in the big picture, souls will be brought to the light of Christ? Jesus once said, "this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." In my estimation, by what I've seen, Rumorsburg is a very dark place and the people there love the darkness. Lettau needs to wipe the dust of that town from his feet and move on.

Speaking falsely of people in public is a dangerous practice, even when you do it in disguise in an obscure place like this forum. I know the truth. Regardless of anything that occurred before Lettau came to Rumorsburg in Klarion, what has happened to him since moving there is an abomination. You have the stones in your hands. If you are without flaws, throw them at Lettau.
Sickened by cruel people

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Nov 17, 2011
If you were any kind of so called concerned citizen I think you would be really concerned about the illicit actions that are going on right before your eyes. Open your eyes you fool. Why don't you start paying attention to the real issues in your county? David Lettau hasn't done a damn thing wrong that he deserves this type of treatment. One can only wonder who you are writing for??? Not anyone who is good. Maybe the person you are writing for is as dumb if not dumber than you?
The Commander - Bobby G

Clarion, PA

#6 Dec 10, 2011
I'm so glad that prick is locked up. I wonder how long he will be locked up after being found guilty of three counts. Let's hope it's for a very long time!
Pastor Pistorius

Caledonia, OH

#7 Dec 11, 2011
The Commander - Bobby G wrote:
I'm so glad that prick is locked up. I wonder how long he will be locked up after being found guilty of three counts. Let's hope it's for a very long time!
The testimony in court was clear. The man was bitten by a dog. He did what any reasonable man or woman would do - he called 911. The 911 tapes were clear too. When the police did not show up after an hour but the dog's owner did and harassed him, he called 911 again, then when the police did not show up for a second hour and the dog owner did and further harassed him, he called 911 again. And then when the police did not show up after the third hour, he called 911 again. And when the police finally arrived more than three hours after the first call, they refused to take his report. Then he called 911 to report that. Then nearly two months later, after he complained to the district attorney about these things, charges were filed against him. Anyone with even a little bit of common sense and decency can see through all of this. Some things are very common in Klarion. But some things appear to be uncommon there. Spreading the gospel appears to be forbidden. At least that's what one man there says. The man is being persecuted for his faith and religion. And like the falseness of other things, the truth of that is absolutely clear.
The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#8 Dec 12, 2011
Your Klarion reference is very witty John (correct spelling Clarion). I find it amusing. In fact, you’re a real hoot. It is obvious from your unwavering support of this man Lettau that:

1. you really don’t know him as well as you claim to.
2. you do know him as a liar and a con man and still back him.
3. you are just like him—a man who uses God as a front hoping that people are dim-witted enough not to recognize you as what you really are.

Since we tend to gravitate toward people who are similar, I would quess it is option three. Of course that's only a guess. Supporting such a man as Lettau says a lot about you John. Like I said, we tend to gravitate toward people who are similar.

Nonetheless, with your prestigious ‘pastor’ title attached to your name and your very impressive biblical references highlighting your knowledge of the gospel that you relentlessly toss around as though it were candy in the new year’s day parade, I feel compelled to give you a better explanation of the man you hold so dear to your heart—Mr. David John Lettau.

You mention a neighbor that harassed Lettau yet you avoid mentioning how Lettau was harassed by that neighbor. You also failed to provide the name(s) of those neighbors who harassed him. Lettau has a lot of neighbors. I talked to many of them. You purposely speak in general terms which means you want to distance yourself just enough to steer clear of any direct backlash. Instead of direct involvement you pass baseless judgment on others and spread childish innuendo. By suggesting Lettau’s neighbor harassed him, you’re doing the very thing you condemn others of doing. You lie by omission; you fail to acknowledge what Lettau has done to those neighbors yet you are quick to judge them. Where is your proof? It’s all hearsay. It’s nothing more than Lettau told you so. What a double standard you got there ‘pastor’ John.

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The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#9 Dec 12, 2011
It’s the same modus operandi wherever Lettau goes. He moves into a community and then leaves. He moves to another community and then leaves. If you look at his history it becomes clear. It’s not rocket science. The evidence is available if you’d care to do the leg work. Yet you would rather blame the police or state outrageous claims like “The man is being persecuted for his faith and religion.” There are six churches in the area—three located within the borough limits—and this is the first time any minister has ever been persecuted for his faith and religion. Ministers have been openly preaching here for years. I talked to several ministers of the area and none agree with your claims of religious persecution. Many residents find it laughable. You call the town Rumorsburg. That's an insult to everyone who lives there. I doubt the people there take kindly to that kind of remark coming from an outsider. But again, where is your proof? You think because you claim to be a man of God it gives you instant credibility? It doesn’t work like that ‘pastor’ John. What you lack is proof and truth.

It‘s clear that there is no objectivity in your reasoning. It’s all subjective. You embrace those who agree with you and pass sentence on those who don’t (or belittle their towns by name calling which is not very Christian-like). There’s no truth to your claims that Lettau is genuine. You speak half-truths and conjecture. Jesus said “…I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth." John 18:37.(GEEEEEEEZ, now I’m doing it. Candy anyone?) So let’s talk truth. Let’s be specific, factual and honest.

Instead of truth, you blindly submit defending posts on several forums—not just this one--protecting a man who is obviously living a lie—a life contrived from deceit and criminal conduct. From his past there is a pattern of behavior that clearly shows a man who is not a man of God, but rather, a man who uses God as a tool so that he might take advantage of others, take advantage of the system and manufacture a benevolent persona that others might adore. To use your own words “Anyone with even a little bit of common sense and decency can see through all of this.” This is a pretty bold statement coming from someone who supports a man with a past like Lettau’s. It certainly raises some questions about your degree of common sense. Are you unaware of this man’s past? Or do you choose to overlook it so you might promote your own clandestine agenda?

If you would take the time ‘pastor’ John and do the research you might stumble across the real and incontrovertible truth about Lettau. I’ve done the research. I’ve made phone calls. I’ve done interviews. Without getting lengthy, here’s some Lettau trivia for ya…
The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#10 Dec 12, 2011
In March 2005 he shared a trailer with a woman named Bridget Parasca. He dressed up like a state policeman and apparently pulled what appeared to be a gun on her and held her against her will. She called the real police and Lettau was arrested and convicted. According to the article, this incident took place in Mercer County. Lettau was not married to this woman. The Bible talks about this type of conduct.
“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28

In 2006 Lettau was charged with one felony and two misdemeanor counts for an incident where he cashed a stolen check. He appealed the case. In 2010 the case was retried and he was convicted of one misdemeanor charge and a felony (one misdemeanor charge was dismissed). As a result of the conviction, he was put on probation and spent time in jail. This incident took place in Butler County.

On August 24, 2009 in Rimersburg (or as you call it Rumorsburg. this is where Lettau currently lives when not in jail) Lettau was convicted of smacking his neighbor woman in the face—a story that ran in the Clarion News October 22, 2009. The woman was bruised and cut and received medical attention at the Clarion hospital. In addition she was missing her eye glasses apparently knocked off of her face when Lettau struck her. Lettau denied striking her and denied having her eye glasses. However, the eye glasses were retrieved from Lettau during the trial. This is the same neighbor that Lettau claims their dog bite him. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors. It doesn’t tell us to bash them in the face.
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31

In May 2011, while on probation, Lettau had an incident when police arrived at his home investigating reports from neighbors that an individual with Lettau at his residence was walking around the premises with hand guns strapped to his hips and carrying an assault rifle in his hands. Neighbors became fearful for their safety and called the police. When law enforcement arrived, Lettau apparently ran toward the police and they had no other choice but to taser him. Witnesses say Lettau was not compliant and was acting crazy. A video of the man with the assault rifle also exists. Lettau was arrested and is still incarcerated.

In addition to the above, before arriving in Rimersburg (or as you call it Rumorsburg) Lettau was also asked to leave the Youth Bible Ranch in Worthington due to conflict. A man at the ranch said Lettau was acting so bizarre that his mental state came into question. The man said we had to find a way to get rid of him. We hold the word of God dear to our hearts and Lettau was doing and saying things that were pure evil. It was scary to see this side of him the man said. Lettau continues to display behaviors that discredit any Christian-like qualities. The bible warns us of false prophets.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (sorry I just can’t help myself)

That’s just a short sample of the David John Lettau saga. There is more. There have been other more serious accusations made about Lettau from people close to him that need to be followed up on. To be fair they are just accusations at this point. There’s no evidence supporting them. But I’m on it.
The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#11 Dec 12, 2011
As you can see Lettau is not what you paint him to be. Your Klarion reference is very witty John (correct spelling Clarion). I find it amusing. In fact, you’re a real hoot. It is obvious from your unwavering support of this man Lettau that:

1. you really don’t know him as well as you claim to.
2. you do know him as a liar and a con man and still back him.
3. you are just like him—a man who uses God as a front hoping that people are dim-witted enough not to recognize you as what you really are.

Since we tend to gravitate toward people who are similar, I would quess it is option three. Of course that's only a guess. Supporting such a man as Lettau says a lot about you John. Like I said, we tend to gravitate toward people who are similar.

Nonetheless, with your prestigious ‘pastor’ title attached to your name and your very impressive biblical references highlighting your knowledge of the gospel that you relentlessly toss around as though it were candy in the new year’s day parade, I feel compelled to give you a better explanation of the man you hold so dear to your heart—Mr. David John Lettau.

You mention a neighbor that harassed Lettau yet you avoid mentioning how Lettau was harassed by that neighbor. You also failed to provide the name(s) of those neighbors who harassed him. Lettau has a lot of neighbors. I talked to many of them. You purposely speak in general terms which means you want to distance yourself just enough to steer clear of any direct backlash. Instead of direct involvement you pass baseless judgment on others and spread childish innuendo. By suggesting Lettau’s neighbor harassed him, you’re doing the very thing you condemn others of doing. You lie by omission; you fail to acknowledge what Lettau has done to those neighbors yet you are quick to judge them. Where is your proof? It’s all hearsay. It’s nothing more than Lettau told you so. What a double standard you got there ‘pastor’ John.
The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#12 Dec 12, 2011
It’s the same modus operandi wherever Lettau goes. He moves into a community and then leaves. He moves to another community and then leaves. If you look at his history it becomes clear. It’s not rocket science. The evidence is available if you’d care to do the leg work. Yet you would rather blame the police or state outrageous claims like “The man is being persecuted for his faith and religion.” There are six churches in the area—three located within the borough limits—and this is the first time any minister has ever been persecuted for his faith and religion. Ministers have been openly preaching here for years. I talked to several ministers of the area and none agree with your claims of religious persecution. Many residents find it laughable. You call the town Rumorsburg. That's an insult to everyone who lives there. I doubt the people there take kindly to that kind of remark coming from an outsider. But again, where is your proof? You think because you claim to be a man of God it gives you instant credibility? It doesn’t work like that ‘pastor’ John. What you lack is proof and truth.

It‘s clear that there is no objectivity in your reasoning. It’s all subjective. You embrace those who agree with you and pass sentence on those who don’t (or belittle their towns by name calling which is not very Christian-like). There’s no truth to your claims that Lettau is genuine. You speak half-truths and conjecture. Jesus said “…I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth." John 18:37.(GEEEEEEEZ, now I’m doing it again. Candy anyone?) So let’s talk truth. Let’s be specific, factual and honest.

Instead of truth, you blindly submit defending posts on several forums—not just this one--protecting a man who is obviously living a lie—a life contrived from deceit and criminal conduct. From his past there is a pattern of behavior that clearly shows a man who is not a man of God, but rather, a man who uses God as a tool so that he might take advantage of others, take advantage of the system and manufacture a benevolent persona that others might adore. To use your own words “Anyone with even a little bit of common sense and decency can see through all of this.” This is a pretty bold statement coming from someone who supports a man with a past like Lettau’s. It certainly raises some questions about your degree of common sense. Are you unaware of this man’s past? Or do you choose to overlook it so you might promote your own clandestine agenda?

If you would take the time ‘pastor’ John and do the research you might stumble across the real and incontrovertible truth about Lettau. I’ve done the research. I’ve made phone calls. I’ve done interviews.

The Truth Seeker
The Truth Seeker

Clarion, PA

#13 Dec 12, 2011
please ignore last two frames for they are repeats? sorry, my bad.
Proud Mary

Oil City, PA

#14 Dec 12, 2011
That was quite a read and pretty informative Truth Seeker!! I started to do a little research on my own when our town began to experience some problems with this so-called pastor, but you filled in some gaps for me. I think he severely underestimated the power of "community" when living in a small town. We gave him a chance and he blew it!! I can't imagine how he would ever show his face here again. I have been a life long church goer and was appalled how this man behaved while professing to be a man of God. Sickened me to even look at him when I knew some of the things he had done to others (including children and the elderly)!! Since his arrest last spring, I have been following his cases before the judge in Clarion (spelled correctly) and find it very interesting that he was recently found guilty of three out of the three counts against him(by a jury of his peers no less). How could a jury find him guilty if there wasn't proof to the contrary? Obviously his defense counsel was not able to "prove" his client innocence. The commonwealth must have had some pretty good evidence to establish guilt. The bottom line is that he is a convicted man on all three crimes. Repeat....CONVICTED MAN!!!! I am looking forward to watching the other charges play out.
Concerned Citizen

Clarion, PA

#15 Dec 12, 2011
That's exactly the point Proud Mary. Anyone who uses God as a front should be shut down. He's not genuine. He's a phony. His actions speak for themselves. You are right Truth Seeker. People do gravitate toward others who are like them.
Steve

Clarion, PA

#16 Dec 12, 2011
Pistorius wants to call this town "Rumorsburg" so be it. I never heard of a minister of God talking like that about other people or whole towns. What makes him better than us.
John

Caledonia, OH

#17 Dec 12, 2011
The term "rumorsburg" is one that I've heard the residents there use. I thought it was an affectionate term by the way they use it so frequently. Sorry if anyone was offended. It was not my intention to offend anyone.

It is interesting to me that I'm the only one who posted here using my complete (real) name. Why is that?

If the one called "truth seeker" were genuinely seeking the truth, they would have learned what I've learned that started this mess in that town.

See: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/mobile/908324-...

The case against Lettau regarding the neighbor woman was dismissed with prejudice. Like all things that end up in court, there are always two sides to everything. In that one, the truth prevailed.

You might truly believe Lettau is living a lie. I don't know. Obviously, he has a record of mistakes that are added up and held against him. But one thing I'm certain of is that He is innocent of much of what you alleged in your post.

Perhaps I do not know him as well as I believe. You could be right. Maybe this man is conning me. I do not know. I accept that as a possibility. But the things that I've observed with my own eyes and the things that I've heard with my own ears and the things that I've experienced personally while with him in his environment there in Rimersburg and New Bethlehem and Clarion, have strongly supported what he claims has happened.

If Lettau is an evil man as you portray him, then let that truth be found. But if he is being persecuted for his religion and faith, then let that be found also.

Given the fact that the pastor who replaced him has also complained of being verbally harassed and threatened on the church property, it looks to me like someone wants that particular church closed. Maybe my subjective reasoning (as truth seeker put it) is obscuring my perception. If so, then I trust that my eyes will be opened. But if my reasoning is correct, then let the truth be known.

You call your self 'The Truth Seeker.' That is a catchy name. I hope that you really are a truth seeker. But why the false name? Why, as anyone else (beside me) who has posted here, have you hidden your name? That is one glaring piece of truth that can not be overlooked by anyone who reads this forum.

Honesty comes in many forms.

So does dishonesty.

If you truly are a follower of the Christ found in the Bible, remember that it was the Christ that said, "When you did it unto the least of these, you did it unto me."

All of us will be called into accountability when we are brought before the judgment seat of Christ. We will answer for the things we have done while in these bodies. Even those who are avowed Atheists will stand and be judged. May Almighty God have mercy on the souls of those who are harming his people and may His Word continue to go forth boldly.

When an honestly mistaken man sees the truth, one of two things happens:
(1) he will either cease to be mistaken,
or
(2) he will cease to be honest.
For he will either accept the truth or he will reject it.
If he accepts it, he is no longer mistaken.
If he rejects it, he is no longer honest.-Author unknown

I'm honestly seeking the truth myself. So are many others who are observing this situation. Who knows, maybe the truth will prevail for a change.
Steve

Clarion, PA

#19 Dec 13, 2011
First my real name is Steve (don’t know who that other guy here is) and since moving into the area several years ago I have been hearing and reading a lot about this Lettau guy and the bizarre things he does.

Since news is my business I thought I might dig around and perhaps find a story. What I have found is very strange to say the least. Lettau has a history that goes way back. I use Truth Seeker because as a writer of news it is always my intention to discover the truth. Like I said earlier, I have no personal interest in this or nor do I have an agenda.

Something I want to say is that I’d like to believe that you’re on the level here John but it’s hard to believe it since you keep trying to debunk the facts. I post something that is documented truth and then you come back with another story. But I get it now. I understand what you mean.

It seems you believe that even though Lettau is found guilty in a court of law he’s really innocent because the system and the police are all corrupt. So what you’re doing is shifting the blame and automatically assuming that all cops are bad. That’s a core belief that has an origin somewhere. You need to ask yourself why you believe all cops are bad and why you believe the system is corrupt?

The fact is there are cops who are bad. Just as there are other members of society that are bad—fireman, doctors, lawyers and even ministers. You’ll find it in every component of society. But one bad cop does not make them all bad. If you are truly seeking the truth you will be objective and thorough. If you are legit and do not have an agenda, I think you’ll discover you have been lied to all along.
John

Caledonia, OH

#20 Dec 13, 2011
Hello Steve,

I love honest, God fearing police. I have friends and family members in law enforcement. No thought about "all" cops being bad. I know personally that many are fine, upstanding, law abiding women and men. I have no contempt for our system. I believe it is the best in the world. However, I do have contempt for those who pervert our system. And I've personally interacted with people in your region who do.

As you said, bad "apples" exist in all professions. It doesn't make everyone in that profession bad. Ministers come to mind.

As for Lettau being found guilty of the assault on that woman, were you able to speak with anyone other than her and Lettau about that? You are correct that he was found guilty of that charge in the Magisterial District Court in New Bethlehem. Lettau and his wife told me that they were told that they could not appeal that decision. The woman then filed a civil suit along with her husband. That case was dismissed with prejudice. They refiled it anyway. It was again dismissed or withdrawn after Lettau's family hired an attorney to defend him.

Have you seen the laundry list of allegations, guilty verdicts and appeals the Lettau's have been through at the hands of their neighbors and others in that area? Guilty at the Magistrate Court and not guilty at the Court of Common Pleas. Guilty at the Magistrate court and Nolle Prossed by the D.A. The list is too long to mean nothing Steve. Case after case. Guilty - cleared.

With all due respect, the last place that I seek information is the newspaper. It almost always is biased and one-sided.

Steve, I want to know the truth. I've done my due diligence. I've spoken to many people in that area. Call me at the church and maybe we can talk in person to further discuss this matter. You have not commented on many of the facts related to this case that I've discovered. And a public forum is no place to discuss them.

If you really are a writer and researcher, then let's talk.
Diane

Brookville, PA

#21 Dec 13, 2011
False Prophets.....Lettau is on top of this list!! John, you need to do some research on David Lettau. He is going to tell you what he thinks you want to hear. He is a liar! Just because he has Pastor in front of his name means nothing!

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