Camp staffer, pastor and former intern face charges amid Southern Baptist Convention abuse crisis

Baptist News Global

June 17, 2019

By Bob Allen

LifeWay Christian Resources revealed in a statement June 14 the arrest of a summer staff worker accused of molesting two children attending a church camp in Arizona.

Noah John Paradis, 19, is listed as an inmate at the Navajo County Detention Center in Holbrook, Arizona.

CentriKid, a five-day, four-night camp for third through sixth graders staffed by college and seminary students, operates from mid-June until early August at numerous conference centers and Baptist college campuses across the country.

LifeWay said Paradis’ involvement was limited to the June 10-14 camp in Arizona, and as soon as the company learned of charges he was fired.

“We are grieved that someone representing LifeWay would behave in this manner and abuse their position of authority with a child,” Waggoner said. “LifeWay is working with local law enforcement as the investigation is ongoing and will continue to follow their lead in the case.”

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