Sexual Predation and Pedophilia at The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia

Jordan David Baird is being prosecuted for acts of sexual predation, solicitation and child molestation that the State says occurred at and through The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia, while he was a youth and worship leader there.

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Jordan David Baird, The Life Church

Jordan Baird is the son of The Life Church’s senior pastor, David Baird, and has been one of many family members given paid staff and ministry positions at the church.

Locally, The Life Church is sometimes jokingly called “Baird Family Enterprises” because of the extravagant number of David Baird’s family members – both immediate and extended – who have been placed on the payroll and given leadership roles there.

As of now, five victims claiming sexual predation by Jordan Baird are scheduled to testify against him at the upcoming three to four day trial set to begin on January 8, 2018, before a Circuit Court judge and jury in Manassas, Virginia.

However, The Life Church has not been willing to openly acknowledge the existence of these many victims, or the fact that other additional victims and their devastated families keep emerging, to its members.

Instead, the church and Jordan Baird’s family – from their positions of influence and leadership in the church – have steadfastly repeated his claims of innocence against the numerous pedophilia charges he’s facing.

They also have been generally dismissive regarding the significance of those charges, misrepresented their failure to properly investigate and notify law enforcement authorities of his abuse as victims and their families came to them for help, grossly mischaracterized the nature and scope of his pending offenses, distorted the facts regarding the number and ages of his known victims, and discounted the scope of the evidence showing an oft-repeated pattern of Jordan Baird using his church position – as a Baird family member given positions of leadership over youth and worship – to identify, groom and abuse children and young women.

Initially, upon his arrest and in preliminary hearings, the church provided its own attorneys to represent and defend Jordan Baird against his pedophile charges. The presiding judge eventually ruled that this was an improper conflict of interest and removed the church’s attorneys from the case.

Although the Special Prosecutor assigned to the case has been doing an excellent job, Nathan’s Voice has been helping Jordan Baird’s victims and their families navigate the emotional trauma and often-confusing criminal justice process related to the ongoing court proceedings.

Because of the continuing lies, distortions and efforts to cover up what happened at The Life Church and to distort the facts about the ongoing child sex abuse charges against Jordan Baird, we will use this page to occasionally post copies of actual court documents. Our hope is that the public and members of The Life Church will be able to determine the truth about what’s happening in the case from the official court files, rather than fall for the often misleading and self-serving spin coming from The Life Church and the Baird clan, which essentially runs the church. By doing so, we hope that others are sufficiently warned and able to avoid becoming victims also.

If you are interested in the case, please periodically check back for the most up-to-date information.

In the meantime, if you have relevant information about sexual predation, solicitation or child molestation by Jordan Baird – or other possible instances of pedophilia and sex abuse at The Life Church – we urge you to contact the Special Prosecutor:

Kevin Gross
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Phone 540-372-1040
Email kdgross@fredericksburgva.gov

KEY DOCUMENTS (added October  24, 2017)

Jordan Baird – Official Criminal Indictments

These are the official charges against Jordan Baird.

On December 5, 2016, the Grand Jury returned seven indictments against him for criminal sexual predation and child molestation in his position as a youth and worship leader at The Life Church. These seven charges carry a maximum possible sentence of up to five years each and thirty-five years total.

On October 2, 2017, the Grand Jury issued an additional charge against Jordan Baird for sexually soliciting a minor using electronic devices. This newest charge carries a maximum possible additional sentence of up to ten years.

These eight indictments each involve a child who, at the time, was at least seven years younger than Jordan Baird.

Jordan Baird – Predation Against Multiple Victims

This is an official court document laying out the sordid details, based on evidence from multiple women, regarding sexual predation by Jordan Baird as a youth and worship leader at The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia.

Please be aware, if you chose to download this, that it contains very explicit accounts.

Jordan Baird – List of State Evidence in Pedophilia Case

This is from the official court files, and lays out the State’s evidentiary documents regarding sexual predation and child molestation by Jordan Baird as a youth and worship leader at The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia.

Some of this evidence was obtained by the Special Prosecutor under a criminal search warrant issued against the church, after it tried to withhold evidence and not fully cooperate in the ensuing investigation. The State responded by seizing its computers and files during a raid on the church offices.

Life Church – Letter Admitting It Is Not Legally Incorporated

This is a letter from the court files, by the attorney for The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia, regarding the criminal pedophile case against its former youth and worship leader, Jordan Baird. The letter admits that when the alleged pedophilia was happening at the church, The Life Church was not legally incorporated.

Although a church in Virginia is not required to legally incorporate, failing to do so under Virginia law means that members of the church are individually and personally liable for any penalties or damages arising from misconduct there.

To this date, The Life Church has not informed its members that it’s own legal lapses mean they may be personally liable for any court judgements regarding Jordan Baird’s conduct and the church’s failure to adequately protect others from him.

ADDITIONAL KEY DOCUMENTS (added November 9, 2017)

Jordan Baird – Additional Victim Statement

Additional victims keep coming forward to bear witness against the abuse they suffered at The Life Church and its ministries. Once marginalized, they have taken courage by seeing other victims finally stand up against attempts to silence them and hide the truth by the Baird family and The Life Church.

This is an official court document laying out the sordid details by another victim regarding sexual predation by Jordan Baird, telling how he used his position as a youth and worship leader at The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia, to identify and pursue victims.

Please be aware, if you chose to download this, that it contains a very explicit account.

Jordan Baird – Initial Criminal Complaint for Child Molestation at The Life Church

This is the official, initial criminal complaint issued against Jordan Baird for child molestation at The Life Church. Eventually, he had eight pedophile indictments issued against him regarding his conduct as a youth and worship leader at the church.

According to this official criminal complaint, over a nine month period in 2015:

“Jordan Baird, who is a person over the age of 18, while in a custodial/supervisory role at the Life Church in Manassas, VA, did touch a minor child with lascivious intent. The accused also proposed for said child to feel/fondle his sexual/genital parts. This occurred while at the Life Church located in Prince William County.”

Jordan Baird – Court Order Prohibiting Contact With Children

Given the seriousness of the pedophile charges and the evidence against Jordan Baird, the court issued an Order prohibiting him – while awaiting trial (currently scheduled for January 2018) – from having contact with anyone under 18 who is not in his family.

To protect children from possible additional sexual predation and molestation, please contact the police or the Special Prosecutor (see contact information above) if you see any instances where he is violating this Court Order.

Again, check back periodically as more information and documents are posted.

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