House of Faith 'Shocked and Outraged' Following Arrest of Former Youth Coordinator

SAN ANGELO, TX – Following the news of former youth leader for the House of Faith being arrested, the church issued a press release claiming that they were 'shocked and outraged' over the incident.

As previously reported, on Dec. 31, 2022, former youth coordinator James Needham turned himself into the McCulloch County Jail for a warrant out of Tom Green County for possession of child pornography. For the original article see: BREAKING: House of Faith Youth Coordinator Arrested for Crimes Against Children

After the story broke the House of Faith sent a statement to San Angelo LIVE!. The following is that statement:

On December 29 th , 2022, leadership of House of Faith was shocked and outraged to learn of the allegations and subsequent arrest of former employee, James Reid Needham, for possession of child pornography. When this news came to light, House of Faith took immediate action to remove him from his position. The charges listed are not in any way related to House of Faith or House of Faith participants, and no allegation has been made involving House of Faith. We have no knowledge of any inappropriate conduct having occurred with House of Faith participants. We encourage anyone with concerns to report threats of any kind to the Tom Green County Sherriff’s office, 325-655-8111. House of Faith cannot disclose details regarding a former employee. We rely on law enforcement to take appropriate legal action and to keep the public updated appropriately. Our ministry takes seriously its obligations to our families and follows established procedures for hiring employees and selecting volunteer personnel. Our highest priority is the safety and care for our children, youth and families. We will continue to pursue safety in every part of our ministry and review procedures to determine if anything should be added to them.

In the original report the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office mentioned that this is still an active investigation. Currently deputies are pursing other leads involving Needham. If you or someone you know may have had been inappropriately contacted by the suspect contact with the suspect contact our Criminal Investigation Division on the non-emergency number, 325-655-8111.

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Yes, and unfortunately for the House of Faith, no amount of background checks will reveal anything if he's never been caught before.  It's a very sad situation.  They really do go above and beyond to ensure safe environments for their participants, yet deviants like him still slip through the cracks.

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