Suspended Victory Christian Center employees set to return to work; added supervision and responsibility changes


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Updated: 10/08/2012 9:29 am Published: 10/07/2012 7:19 pm


Five Victory Christian Center employees who were suspended after allegedly not reporting a child sex abuse case at the church will be back at work by the end of October.

The move was announced on the church’s website over the weekend.

Part of the statement issued for the Victory Christian Center Congregation said:

“Each employee has been met with, counseled on the seriousness of their failure and notified of all the disciplinary consequences invoked upon them including changes in responsibilities, accountability and reporting relationships.”

In addition the church says that both the youth and human resources department have been restructured.

Paul Wilemstein, Anna George, Harold "Frank" Sullivan, Charica Daugherty and John Daugherty are all charged with misdemeanor failure to report child abuse. 

Sullivan is the director of Human Resources at VCC.  John is the son of VCC pastor, Sharon Daugherty, Charica is his wife. The five VCC staff members all entered not guilty pleas.

The charges stem from allegations of a rape at the center on August 13th.  Former VCC employee Chris Denman, 20, was charged with first degree rape of a victim under 14, forcible oral sodomy, lewd molestation and the use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.  The alleged victim's mother said the incident happened in August, and she did not hear about it until more than two weeks later.

Another former VCC employee, Israel Castillo, is charged with propositioning a 15-year old at the church and online.

A spokesman for Victory Christian Center says the five staff members will be reinstated as full time employees on October 27th at midnight. All of the employees will be back at work by October 29th.

Another excerpt from the church’s statement says:

“We believe these decision, while difficult, were necessary and appropriate in moving forward with our process of strengthening and improving our ministry. I am confident these steps will help us stay focused on our mission of reaching people with the love of God.”


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THE SEER - 11/12/2012 3:05 PM
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I had just recently returned to Tulsa on February 2010 from Tyler, Texas. I was homeless and sleeping on the stairway at St. John's Hospital on 21st & Utica. It was 4:30am when suddenly a personage stood before me. It was Billy Joe Daugherty. He stood before me dressed in a white robe that was stained. His right eye was popped out and hanging out of it's socket. I was shocked and in awe. As he stood before me he said; " David, please forgive me for hurting you. We all have sin in us, we all have done wickedness. It is by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that we are saved. We are saved by grace through faith and not of yourself it is a gift of God." Billy Joe said; "Take your eyes off me and put them on JESUS".Then he vanished. I was assured by this visitation that faith in God's grace is what saves us all.

THE FIGTREE - 11/8/2012 9:38 AM
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It is obvious that this case has turned into a "RELIGIOUS PROFILING AND TARGETING" and "JUDICIAL RACKETEERING" against John and Charica Daugherty. The charge of Failure to Report Child Abuse is FRAUDULENT and RACKETED in nature by a Corrupted Enforcement and a Corrupted Judicial Court seeking to discredit Victory Christian Center. Furthermore the parading of John and Charica Daugherty in the News Media is a crime in itself in the nature of Libel, Slander and Defamation. It appears that there are inconsistencies of the FACTS and that these half truths are being used to attack the Daugherty's. I find it strange and rare that a "rape" would occur in a "stairway". There has had to be other actions involved by the victim herself. I see John and Charica plus the others innocent of the crime that has been FRAUDULENTLY charged of Failure to Report Child Abuse.

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:22 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:22 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:22 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

Joe comment - 10/13/2012 7:53 AM
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Victory is run by lying charlatans. Bully Joe was, and Sharon remains a false prophet, manipulating the Word of God for personal gain. Anyone who follows their teachings is a fool. Wake up people, rebuke these cult leaders, and return to the truth.

Joe comment - 10/13/2012 7:53 AM
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Victory is run by lying charlatans. Bully Joe was, and Sharon remains a false prophet, manipulating the Word of God for personal gain. Anyone who follows their teachings is a fool. Wake up people, rebuke these cult leaders, and return to the truth.

t town253 - 10/9/2012 9:44 AM
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"....these steps will help us stay focused on our mission of reaching people with the love of God.” Wow...!!!! Simply unbelieveable. The leadership of this ministry is completely going the wrong direction. This ministry has already lost its credibility; who cares about souls.....!! As big as they are, there is no one that can replace them huh?!! They need to sit their butts for a while and not hold a position on leadership and really think about why and who the hek they are serving! And whats up with DHS and their reports on their policies?? They have time to let these idiots back into leadership but they dont have time to allow DHS to reassure the community?!! So disgusted at this. Utterly sickened and disgusted!!

aleman - 10/8/2012 4:30 PM
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This chaps my ass,can't believe they allowed these people to return to work it is a slap in the face of the victims and thumbing their noses at the law and the people of Tulsa,right Mayor if you cover it up you are an accessory to the crime for knowingly concealing it,especially for two weeks Ghostbuster is right "satans little helpers"all about the money this is...

Mayor Maynot - 10/8/2012 1:13 PM
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Call me an old stick in the mud but I think in trying to cover it up, it made them involved. Write them up as sex offenders too. Just like any other crime factory.
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