In May of 2012, a baby, less than a week old, died. Family members who are members of the church told investigators that a group of 20 to 25 people, also church members, prayed over the baby when she showed signs of illness, instead of seeking medical attention.
They continued praying for more than 12 hours after the baby died before notifying authorities. No one has been charged, and the case is still open.
Then, in 2013, a family from Arkansas claimed that their daughter, 26-year-old Catherine Grove, was being held against her will by members of the church. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigated, and Catherine told them that she was not there against her will, and that she didn't want her family to know where she was.
Thursday, September 11 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:21:40 GMT
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