Local minster arrested for sex crimes

Posted at 11:08 PM, Apr 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-03 00:21:40-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va (WTVR)- The parents of a 14-year-old girl say a visiting pastor made some disgusting, unwelcome comments to their daughter over the phone.

52-year-old Kelvin Goode has been charged with two sex crimes and now sits in jail with no bond.

The teenage girl told police about the conversation she had with Goode, and there was apparently nothing sacred about it.  The words included “I heard you get in trouble” and asking the teen about when she planned to lose her virginity.  So now the visiting pastor is spending time in the Chesterfield County jail.

“You can't determine the action of others, so you got to move on," says Pastor Howard Moses, of the Lords Church of Baptist.

But before Moses moves on to other topics, he told CBS-6 Goode had never actually preached there.  Moses says about a year ago Goode stopped in his Ettrick church and occasionally read scripture and led prayers.

"As with most of these pastors,” said Moses, “they come in and we put them to work."

The victim’s family claims Goode worked to get the teen’s phone number, then called her at least three times, adding that he was engaging in a sexually charged, “dirty” conversation with their daughter.  The teen told police Goode said he wanted to have oral sex with her and suggested she tell her mom they had been talking about math if she asked what they had been talking about.

Pastor Moses says Goode’s alleged behavior is shocking and says he never saw it coming.   He vows to make sure things at his church get back to normal quickly.

“We are going to let the judicial process take its course,” said Moses.  “And we are going to do whatever we need to comfort the victim's family and make sure no one ever deals with it again."

Goode’s trial is set for May 24th.

Moses says Goode’s services as a visiting minister are no longer needed.  Moses also expressed surprise upon learning of Goode’s eight prior felony convictions says the whole ordeal has opened his eyes wider.