Prestonwood Baptist Church Minister Joe Barron arrested in sex sting.

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Joe Barron, one of the 40 ministers from Prestonwood Baptist Church, was arrested on the charge of online solicitation of a minor.

Joe drove to Bryan, Texas, to meet a juvenile after chatting with her for about a fortnight. She was a fake identity set up in a sting operation. Bryan police said that the chats were sexually explicit in nature.

This week, Joe made the 3 hour drive from Prestonwood to Bryan. The undercover officers arrested him. They found a webcam and condoms in his car.

Bryan police searched Joe’s home in Plano. They removed a desktop, 2 laptops, computer disks and memory cards. Prestonwood church officials have given police access to check Joe’s computer at the church.

Mike Buster, Prestonwood’s executive pastor, released a statement to express their sadness. They were praying for the Barron family and cooperating with police.

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Source: dallasnews

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Babtist churches all over the south have this secret problem of being controlled by men with serious sexual behavior disorders. Wake up!! I know a gay/bi man who volunteered with the sheriff's department in OKC. He was a devout Babtist church goer, crying on his knees at the alter almost every Sunday, while visiting nurseries and bible schools to create opportunities where he could access children. He was a big gun collector with a fantasy of being in power over others: he loved God, guns, and prepubescent children. Mothers quietly hated him and warned each other, " DONT leave you children in the nursery..do NOT leave your child alone with him!" He was never apprehended because he was too powerful in the community.

    Same profile, I know a deacon at Prestonwood who is a self confessed peodophyle. He is also rich and can easily buy his way out of anything. He enjoys trips to the Orient where he can purchase small children as sex slaves. Villages like SuPak cater to rich white businessmen from the industrialized world to provide "yum-yum", where children are pimped. He adopted a small Asian boy here in Plano for that very purpose under his roof in the USA. Rich deacons are the most free people on earth. Only in America, huh?

  2. Barron is unquestionably a dirt bag, but it is always interesting to me how certain anti-christian people jump on these things to excuse themselves.

  3. It sounds like John hates Prestonwood but wants to defend Christians. I don’t really care for Prestonwood because it’s too big and I never felt comfortable there but that was just my experience. This situation will obviously hurt Prestonwood because it is horrible press. Everyone wants to trust their church staff. I don’t think that Prestonwood or any church is bad so long as they focus on God & the Bible. Churches are a microcosm of society and there are a few bad apples everywhere. Unfortunately this trend of “bad apples” tends to be growing so as you see more of it in society we will probably see more of it in places we would never suspect such as churches, schools, boy scout leaders, etc.. So basically I don’t think Prestonwood should be judged as being evil or anything like that. They have a huge staff of 40 ministers I think, so they need to be more diligent in their hirings, background checks, and monitoring of all of their staff. I’m sure they and hopefully other churches will learn from this mistake. I certainly hope so because although John was not arguing with anyone on this website I think he was venting his frustration with the anti-church sentiment that he may see on other websites/posts and appears to be a rising public opinion.

  4. MYNAME IS TMILTON,I DON’T MIND SAYING I’M AN X-EVANGILIST ORDINED MINISTER,LEFT MINISTRY 8 YRS AGO BECAUSE OF THE SO CALLED CHRISTAIN’S IN THE CHURCH TODAY.EDIOTS,HYOCRITS, THEY CALL THEM SELFS CHRISTAINS ,NOT ONE I’VE MET IN 13 YRS MINISTRY, KNOW WHAT ,”REAL” CHRISTANUITY IS ALL ABOUT,IT’ MINISTRING TO THE WEAK,THE LOWLY,THE MISGUIDED AND CONFUSED AND DOWN HEARTENED AND THE ONE,DEMONICALLY OPPRESSED BY THE ENEMY THE DEVEL. SO CALLED CHRISTAIN SHOULD STOP ENETENINING ON THE ,WEAKNESSES AND MINISTER TO THE (ONE THAT CAUSES THE WEAKNESS), THE DEVIL.PUT THE ENEMY DOWN AS, “JESUS” DID!YOU WILL RAISE UP THE WEAK TO BE STRONG. THE CHRISTAINS IS THE ONES THAT ARE WEAK THE DEVIL ONLY PAYS ATTENTION TO WHAT CAN AND WILL HURT,HIM NOT THE UNBELIVER .THE ENEMY ALREADY HAS THE ,UNBELIVER!
    THIS WEEKNESS, JOE BARRON FAILED GOD, SO!!! WHERE IS HIS HELP NOT FROM HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD, THIS PRESTOWOOD CHURCH AND ALL IT’S GLORY AND GLAMOUR IS STRIGHT OUT OF THE “PITS’ OF HELL AND IT’S PASTER IF YOU WISH TO AD TO HIS,FIGMA OF HIS OWN “IMAGINATION” AND HIS CHAIN OF COMMAND JACK,GRAHAM AND THEIR WHOLE LOT IS A,”STENCH”, IN THE NOSTRALS OF,”GOD” MAY THEY ALL GO WHERE THEIR HEADED TO ,”HELL”,I ,DON’T WISH MY WORST ENEMY TO GO TO, “HELL” BUT FOR SO CALLED “CHRISTAIN’S”, LIKE THAT OF PRESTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH, MY THEY BURN A “BRIGHT LIGHT” IN THE DARKNESS OF HELL.FOR ETERNATY.THEY TURN MY STOMACH.!!I, WANT THE WORLD TO,(READ THIS) MESSAGE ESPECIALLY THE PASTOR AND HIS EDIOTS OF CHAIN OF CURCH COMMAND,AT PRENTON WOOD BAPTIST.
    NOTE AS WYATT,EARP,DID,ACTOR KURT,RUSSELL, IN THE MOVIE,”TOMBSTONE” ,HE, “SLAPPED” (DOWN), THE BAD-MOUNTH GAMBLER IN THE,BAR IS ,WHAT I, WOULD PERSONALLY ,LOVE TO DO, TO DO TO PASTOR MIKE BUSTER AND JACK,GRAHAM RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR WHOLE CONGREGATION,THEY ARE EACH AND EVERYONE”LOW-LIFE MAGGOTS”, FOR A HUMAN BEINGS AND DIFFINATLY (,T-CHRISTAINS) JUST THEIR, O LINE THEIR POCKET BOOKS AND GLORIFY THEIR OWN IMAGINATIONS.SO,THOUGH I DON’T CONDONE WHAT ,JOE,BARRON DID,I,MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM, THE DEVIL TOOK A WEAKMESS IN HIM TO DISTROY HIM THE DEVIL DOESN’T ATTACT ,A CHURCH HE,ATTACTS (ONE BY ONE) THE INDIVIDUAL,THAT’S THE REAL WAR AND BATTLE.IT WAS ,CHRISTAINS” THAT HUNG “JESUS” ON THE CROSS!! THINK ABOUT THAT.IF YOU LOVE”JESUS” MINISTER AS “JESUS” DID HE WENT OUT TO WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD,THE BATRS THE SICK PLACES OF LIFE ,WANT TO HELP GO TO THE SICK PLACES AND YOU WILL HELP …NOW WHERE IS,(JOE,BARRON),HE’S LEFT TO THE WAY SIDE BY THE ONES THAT SHOULD HELP HIM THE,MOST INSTEAD “THEIR WORRIED” ASBOUT THEIR CHURCH,(REPERTATION) AND $$$ AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS “CHRISTAINITY”,NOT WONDER PEOPLE STILL GO TO BARS AND HAVE A DRINK!!THEIR “REALPEOPLE” THAYTS WHAT “JESUS” IS INTERESTED IN AND WANTS!!!THINK ABOUT IT MY RE-MAIL IS TMS_MILTON@BELLSOUTH.NET IN CASE THEIR ARE OTJHER “REAL PEOPLE’ OUT THEIR. YOU WELCOME TO CONTACT ME. ANYTINE! THANK YOU AND IFWHAT I’VE SAID HIT;S HOPE COPY THIS E-MAIL AND (MAIL IT TO PASTER MIKE,BUSTER AND JACK GRAHAM AT PRESTON WOOD BAPIST CHURCH ,AND TELL THEM HOW YOU REALLY FEEL TOO! THANKS,X-EVANGELIST TMILTON

  5. Dear John,

    There are only two commentors here besides you, and neither one of us claimed to be a religious person. Furthermore, neither of us used the words you allege–"Hypocrites, perverts, spiritual leaders." You are obviously enjoying a heated argument with someone, but it isn't anyone commenting on this post.

  6. Athena – the church is completely cooperating with the police and given them access to Barron's chruch computer. The police decided to search the computer but not seize since it already contained software designed to filter out offensive material.

    Gerard – if you mean that pedophiles like Barron hide within the church, then I agree it makes them even more despicable. If you're blaming Christians in general, then you're wrong to place your blame that way.

    Prestonwood is such a large and prominent church that it does background checks prevent having officials that might abuse their power and to protect itself from scandal. Either Barron had not been caught before or had not acted on his impulses (likely he had them long before joining Prestonwood 18 months ago). Let's hope he never acted on them.

  7. Interesting that everyone is leaving info like Hypocrites, perverts, spiritual leaders… If people truly understood the gospel, they would never expect anyone that claims to be a Christian to be anything but a Hypocrite! Are you nuts? Of course a Christian is a Hypocrite and a liar and a thief, and a pervert… and a Real Christian knows it… i.e. the Prostitute, thief on the cross! Paul professed to be the “chief of sinners” that means MORE of a sinner than Joe Barron… smoke on that… King David Murdered a Man (a man fighting for the King in battle) to get by with getting his wife pregnant. THAT’S THE GOSPEL! That ALL HAVE BROKEN EVERY COMAND OF GOD! That’s why they need a savior. You people have just confused Religion with Jesus Christ, God of the Universe. It’s the Religious people that never could get it… apparently most here don’t either.

  8. If a person goes/attends a “church” (there is really only one, if they are followers of Jesus christ, who is God) where the people attending look and act “good”… you are in a place for closer to Hell that Heaven. In society’s eye’s Jesus hung with the Sinners… NOT THE GOOD FOLK!! It is replusive that places like Prestonwood is so Lost and still doesn’t get it 2k yrs later. Still pullin the same Crap that the Pharisees did… “Playing” churchy church. Until and unless the “church” starts showing up Eagerly willing to dump all there Fithly Garbage for all to see a being REAL… The will continue to have zero real impact on community. Prestonwood is the place to go…NOT Belong… Horrible place to try to find/follow Jesus. NO ONE WILL EVER BE REAL THERE.

  9. According to the Dallas newspaper, authorities have not seized or searched his work computers. Instead, the church is going to do that and let the police know if they find anything. I think that's ridiculous–as if the church is going to publicly disclose inappropriate behavior by one of its staffers.

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