Overcomer Ministry off SW from 1st January 2018

This man has been predicting the end of the world for many years. I remember listening to his broadcasts in the 80s.

They will continue on Satellite and Internet, but who will listen now a second wave of accusations have been raised against this old cult leader?

This song seems very apt?

From the Walterborough Times

Update | Arrest of Brother Ralph Stair confirmed on multiple charges | News | The Press and Standard

by  | December 18, 2017 11:18 AM

STAIR DURING 2004 ARREST AND TRIAL.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived at the Overcomer Ministry at 12680 Augusta Highway early Monday morning to take Ralph G. Stair, the leader of the religious compound, into custody on eight criminal charges.
Lt. Tyger Benton, public information officer of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said a large contingent of law enforcement officers arrived at the church compound Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. to take Stair, 84, into custody.
The charges, all filed by the sheriff’s office investigators, include three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and single counts of assault with the intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Stair was transported to the Colleton County Detention Center on the charges and is expected to have a bond hearing Monday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office personnel arriving enmass at the compound were joined by agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations.
Thom Berry, public information officer for SLED, said the state agents and their federal counterparts were at the Overcomer Ministry armed with a search warrant for the compound.
Berry said the search was part of an active and on-going investigation and the investigation work by SLED is continuing. He explained, “We will go where it leads us.”
The Colleton County began an investigation of Stair in early October and a few days later, requested SLED’s assistance in that investigation.
The local investigation was started after the sheriff’s office learned of two videos that showed up on the You Tube website on Sept. 30.
One video focused on a young woman who alleged she was targeted by Stair’s sexual advances while she was at the Augusta Highway compound.
The second video, a collection of clips of Stair’s church services, allegedly showed him suggestively touching underage females during church services.
Monday’s allegations against Stair based on the video are not the first time he has been accused of inappropriate contact with an underage female.
Stair appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court in November of 2004, approximately two years after being charged with improperly touching two of his young female church members.
In that court appearance, Stair, as part of a plea agreement, pled guilty to two reduced charges — assault and battery — and was given two 30-day jail terms with credit for time already spent in custody.

From the Daily Mail

Brave teen, 16, takes down a cult with YouTube: Girl accused religious leader, 84, of sexually assaulting her multiple times in the name of God – prompting other women to come forward

  • Natosha Lehr, 16, detailed her assault at the hands of Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair
  • Stair, 84, a radio evangelist, runs the Overcomer Ministry in South Carolina
  • In a YouTube video, Lehr claimed Stair molested her multiple times while she lived at the commune
  • Another YouTube video showed Stair cupping the breasts of a 12-year-old girl
  • After Lehr’s video, more women came forward with reports of sexual misconduct
  • Stair was arrested on Monday on charges including criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, burglary and assault
  • In 2002, he was arrested on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after two women claimed he raped them on numerous occasions
  • He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and was sentenced to time served

A 16-year-old teen is being hailed as brave after detailing her account of being raped by a South Carolina religious leader, leading to other women coming forward and him being arrested.

Natosha Lehr described in a since-deleted, heartbreaking YouTube video about she was being forced to attend the church of Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair.

She claimed was sexually assaulted by Stair while working at his compound for five months.

Stair, also known as Brother RG Stair, was arrested by Colleton County sheriff’s deputies on Monday morning on charges including criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, burglary and assault, reported The Post and Courier.

Stair, a radio evangelist who leads the Overcomer Ministry in Walterboro, has gained notoriety for his preachings, which are broadcast to radio stations around the world.

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Natosha Lehr, 16 (pictured), described in a YouTube video how she was assaulted numerous times by Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair, 84, who runs the Overcomer Ministry in Walterboro, South Carolina

 

Stair (pictured) was arrested on Monday on charges including criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, burglary and assault

Natosha Lehr, 16 (left), described in a YouTube video how she was assaulted numerous times by Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair, 84 (right), who runs the Overcomer Ministry in Walterboro, South Carolina. Stair was arrested on Monday on charges including criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, burglary and assault

Several women have since accused Stair (pictured) of sexual assault. In one YouTube video, Stair cups and pats the breast of a 12-year-old girl as members of his church watched

Several women have since accused Stair (pictured) of sexual assault. In one YouTube video, Stair cups and pats the breast of a 12-year-old girl as members of his church watched

  Stair’s commune sits on 130 acres of land about two miles off of Interstate-95. About 70 residents live in mobile homes or hand-built houses secluded from the road by a line of trees.

The followers give all ‘worldly goods and monies to the Lord,’ according to the ministry’s website, and accept Stair as the ‘last day prophet of God’.

Police began investigating multiple videos posted online in October that are no longer available.

The clips showed Stair inappropriately touching underage girls at his church such as in one where he cups and pats the breast of a 12-year-old girl as members of his church watched.

Read more and see video : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5207503/Women-accuse-religious-leader-84-sexual-assault.html#ixzz52bLBMjZy

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