Church apologizes after video shows cleric inviting kids to spit, slap and cut him for Easter lesson

Impact City Church in Pataskala… disturbing

Posted by Lola Hatfield on Monday, April 15, 2019


NEWARK, Ohio – A video of an Ohio associate pastor inviting physical abuse upon himself by youth “with no repercussions” as part of an after-school Easter messagehas drawn some ire from parents.

In the video, Jaddeus Dempsey, as associate pastor at Impact City Church in Pataskala, Ohio, is seen being spat upon and slapped. He was also reportedly cut with a steak knife that was given to one male youth.

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We apologize for the situation that occured today at our Student After School Hangouts. Lead Pastor, Justin Ross, would like to share the details of the events that occured.

Posted by Impact City Church on Monday, April 15, 2019

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