Official Statement | January 16, 2019

Today we received news from Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) that one of our support team employees was arrested this morning at their home on alleged charges related to child pornography. This employee has been terminated effective immediately. Due to this being an open investigation, we do not have further information on the allegations at this time. If you believe you have any pertinent information regarding this, we do ask that you contact BSO directly.

We have a strong commitment to child safety and security here at Calvary Chapel and at this time, we have no evidence to suggest that any of this took place here or on the church’s secure network. We believe places of worship should be among the safest places in the world and we are advocates for vulnerable children.

Our hearts are broken by this news and we are grieved by this revelation. Child pornography is not a victimless crime. It grieves the heart of our Savior. Let’s take some time to pray for victims of child pornography and any victims of sexual exploitation of any kind.