The Painful Truth About The Worldwide Church of God
David Stone: End of the Road

David Stone was a Worldwide Church of God pastor in Hattiesburg MS starting around 1984. When Worldwide Church of God broke up, I guess he listened the voices in his head and started a tongues-speaking, bible-thumping, blah, blah church.

The attached article seems to be the end of the road.

Sun Herald, April 24, 2003
Minister charged with sex crimes

Biloxi, MS

SAUCIER - Authorities charged a minister with five counts of sex crimes Tuesday after deputies reportedly found him naked in a wooded area, having sex with a teenage boy.

Sheriffs officials said Larry David Stone, 53, of West Wortham Road, is charged with unnatural intercourse, sexual battery and three counts of unlawful touching of a child. He is pastor of All By the Grace of God, a nondenominational church about a mile away from the woods where he was arrested.

Stone was held Wednesday under $500,000 bond at the Harrison County jail in Gulfport.

Deputies allegedly found Stone and the teen while checking for occupants of a suspicious vehicle around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officers patrolling West Wortham stopped south of McHenry Road when they noticed a car backed up to a gate. The car was suspicious because no one was in it and no homes were in sight, said Lt. Ron Pullen, Harrison County sheriffs investigator.

Stone and the teenager were involved in sexual contact when officers spotted them through the trees, Pullen said.

The teen was released to his parents. Officials wouldn't say if he is a member of Stone's congregation.

However, investigators want to hear from anyone who may have had an inappropriate encounter with Stone, Sheriff George H. Payne Jr. said. Detectives can be reached at 896-0678.


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