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Saturday, 22 June 2013

The curse of the prosperity gospel and the need for a revolution : Pastor Larry DuRant Charged With Raping The Children & Trying To Steal Their Home

He Want It All Socks & Drawals Sumter SC Bureau 06/22/2013

A Pastor in Sumter North Carolina has been charge with not only criminal sex acts with children but also for trying to steal the home of one of the victims using a Quit Claim Deed.

Apostle Larry Durant, 58, (of WORD International Ministries on Guignard Drive) was arrested Friday and charged with sexually assaulting three female members of the Word International Ministry church in Sumter where he is the minister.

Family members told police that Durant coerced the victims into having sex with him on many occasions between 2011 and 2013, the incidents allegedly occurred both at church facilities and at the pastor’s residence.

Durant was charged with two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct - with a minor between the ages of 11-14- and four counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.

He is also charged with forgery after allegedly forging the name of one of the victim’s grandmothers on a Quit Claim Deed and filing it with the Sumter County Register of Deeds office, police said. 

Police have said that both victims and their families who told investigators that DuRant allegedly forced the children to participate in various sexual acts. He used his position in the church, according to reports, claiming the occurrences were part of a “healing process” and “private prayer.”

This is what happens when church members give a pastor too much control of the children and their lives say spokesperson from The Church Folk Revolution (

“We feel the parents of these children place them in a very dangerous postion by not only leaving them alone with this pastor, but also allowing them to go to his house. With all of the stories of Rape by Pastor it’s mind blowing how na├»ve, and reckless these parents were with the safety of their children.”

Police say this Pastor did only want the children in the worst way but he also attempted to steal their home. These members give Larry DuRant complete control over their families and their property – this should prove to be a real case study on why church members should not trust everything that comes out of the mouth of their pastor.

Anyone with information pertaining to these crimes is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC. Callers can remain anonymous.