SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

An overview and collection of content related to sexual abuse allegations against Steve Morgan, founder and president of The Network

Court documents for case number K0053903 (Kansas vs Steven D Morgan), occurring in Johnson County, Kansas in 1986. The arresting charges were statutes KSA 21-3506 (Aggravated Criminal Sodomy against a minor) and KSA 21-4501b (Class B Felony).

DIRECTORY OF LINKS

Steve Morgan was arrested in 1987 for allegedly committing aggravated criminal sodomy against a minor in 1986 while a youth pastor in Johnson County, Kansas (greater Kansas City Metro area). The following collection of links are assembled to help navigate the various sources of information on this topic in one place.

 


PRIMARY ARTICLES


RESPONSES TO ALLEGATIONS

  • FORMER VINEYARD OFFICIALS WERE UNAWARE OF STEVE MORGAN'S ARREST →
    • Every Vineyard official contacted denied knowing about Steve Morgan’s arrest for sexual assault at the time of ordination, during the planting of Carbondale Vineyard Church, or during the time Steve Morgan remained a part of the Vineyard Association from 1995 through 2007.
  • NETWORK RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS →
    • After court documents of Steve Morgan's arrest were made public on July 8th, 2022, Network Vice President Sándor Paull circulated a written response to church members from the Network Leadership Team and Lead Pastors at a Team Meeting at Joshua Church on July 10th, 2022
    • Network leaders claim that online platforms distorted Steve Morgan's criminal charges for aggravated sodomy of a minor and that releasing this information publicly is cruel and evil.
  • VINE CHURCH RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS →
    • Casey Raymer, lead pastor of Vine Church in Carbondale, Illinois, gave this address to members of Vine Church on July 10th, 2022
    • Raymer claims Steve has contributed to “culture of transparency” in The Network and that Vineyard leaders who released Steve as a pastor had knowledge of Steve's alleged crime in 1995 - a claim which former Vineyard leaders dispute
    • This story is posted by NotOvercome.org
  • CALL TO ACTION: Former Network Leaders Petition Current Leaders to Take Action in Light of Serious Abuse Allegations →
    • Former Network leaders petition current leaders to submit to an unbiased, unimpeded, external investigation in light of serious abuse allegations
  • SIGN THE PETITION: Urge Network leadership to submit to an unbiased, unimpeded, external investigation →
    • The purpose of this petition is a public attempt to encourage Network leaders to take appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of all Network pastors, staff, members and attenders

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND


 

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SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS : Steve Morgan, pastor and Network president, was arrested for aggravated criminal sodomy against a minor