According to Josh Dulaney at the OC Weekly:
“Christopher Joseph Guardado, a 48-year-old Garden Grove man and volunteer Bible teacher at Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast in Westminster, is sitting in Theo Lacy Jail on suspicion of molesting two girls under the age of 14.
He was arrested on July 12 and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
The girls told their families last week they had been molested by a family friend, according to Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale of the Garden Grove Police Department. Guardado is a volunteer teacher of 1st and 2nd-grade Bible study classes at the church, authorities said.
According to police, Guardado and the alleged victims, as well as their families, socialized together through the church. The girls told detectives they had been victimized numerous times over the past two years, but most of the abuse happened at Guardado’s home in Garden Grove, police said.”
Are your kids safe at Calvary Chapel? How do you know you aren’t introducing your little boy or little girl to the man who will molest them?
I call on Calvary Chapel ONCE AGAIN to institute System-wide Reforms including Mandatory Background Checks of all personnel including Pastors, Employs and Volunteers and to Mandate a Zero Tolerance Child Abuse Policy. If you are known to abuse a child or have been convicted or suspected of abusing a child, you can sit in the pews and get Jesus, but you don’t get to be with kids in a Position of Trust.
A Calvary Chapel Child Molestation Lawsuit still pending in the Idaho Courts alleges that a CC youth leader/volunteer molested four boys through his CC connections with them and that another CC (Calvary Chapel Golden Springs) was aware that Iglesias had a problem with pedophilia, removed him from ministry for a period of six months and then “restored” him…only to molest again. Let’s hope the same doesn’t happen with Guardado above…or he could simply volunteer at the next CC that doesn’t vet sunday school teachers and molest again.