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By Jeff Pack

What is happening at Faith Baptist Church?

Victims tell tales of crimes and culture


Last updated 8/16/2019 at 1:33am

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Critics say that Faith Baptist Church in Wildomar, along with its founding pastor, the Rev. Bruce Goddard, has created a dangerous environment and culture that has contributed to two separate sexual assault arrests involving youth pastors in the past year.

The arrest of Laverne Paul Fox, 60, a former principal of Faith Baptist Church in Wildomar, late last month has triggered conversation surrounding the activities and crimes that have occurred in association with the church.

The victim in that case, Kathy Durbin, alleged she told the church's pastor, the Rev. Bruce Goddard, in 1992 about the sexual abuse she faced from Fox and, in response, Goddard allegedly moved Fox to First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Malo Victor Monteiro, 46, pleaded guilty last year to seven sex-related felonies having to do with three teenage girls during a spa...

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