Joe David Nelms

First Baptist Church in Lindale, TX

Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente, CA

First Baptist Church of San Clemente in San Clemente, CA

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“CHURCH POSITION:Youth pastor; volunteer bible study leader

COURT OF CONVICTION:Orange County, 2011

OUTCOME: Had already moved to Texas when he was arrested on California charges. Convicted of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor (victim aged 13). Sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation in California and required to register as a sex offender for life. Registered sex offender in Texas.”

Source: Houston Chronicle Abuse of Faith Database

See also: “Former youth pastor charged with sexual assault,” ABP, 3/24/11

SBP Note: First Baptist Church in Lindale, Texas is shown as being affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The website for Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente shows that the church was originally called First Baptist Church of San Clemente.


  1. josh spair

    I was at PCC when this guy was doing this. The church was so corrupt it wasn’t even funny. What a bad representation of spirituality! My sister was in the age group of the victim and also went here. SO GLAD he didn’t try anything with her! I would have ended him!!!

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