OH- Pastor facing sex charges, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, June 02, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, [email protected]) 

An Ohio pastor is facing sex related charges involving one of his adopted children. We hope the brave victim in this case gets the help and support they need. 


Paul Endrei, is the founder and head pastor of Church on the Rise in Westlake. Details of the case have not been made public, but we hope church officials cooperate fully with law enforcement and aggressively seek out others who may have been hurt by this minister.

We also hope that church member and the public are not blinded by the popularity of Endrei and remember the innocent victim in this case. We urge anyone who saw, suspects or suffered any inappropriate behavior from Endrei, will contact secular officials.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 18,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, [email protected])

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  • Robbie Gareau
    commented 2014-09-24 12:29:31 -0500
    pastor paul endrei idolizes televangelists like steve munsey and benny hinn who are master of deception and con people of of their money promising them financial riches from god if they give the televangelists lots of money but many people have gone finaciallly broke giving their hard earned money to televagelists like benny hinn, steve munsey and creflo dollar who said during one of his sermons if you don’t tithe to the church you should be shot execution style with a gun and pastor paul endrei wants to be on christian tv like the trinity broadcasting network and be big and famous preacher like benny hinn, kenneth copeland and creflo dollar who are con artists seeking to get millionaire rich off their followers and these preachers are manipulative and greedy and will tell people god will strike them dead if they question there anointing, i will question there fake anointing any day, people at church on the rise will accuse you of witchcraft if you said you pray to god for someone to like you as a boyfriend or girlfriend and some there act like martial arts is from satan which is a butch of b.s.
  • Luke Nath
    commented 2014-06-02 18:28:32 -0500
    In addition no one should be making any judgements rendering the accused guilty until all evidence and testimony have been evaluated. To do otherwise is unjust.
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