TEXAS CITY — A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a church’s founding pastor on charges of felony drug possession and misdemeanor family violence assault, authorities said Wednesday.

Robert Kenneth “Bobby” Gass, 60, of Tikie Island, a senior pastor and founder of Baypoint Community Church, was charged with cocaine possession and assault causing bodily injury-family violence, Texas City police Capt. Brian Goetschius said.

Gass founded the church at 2801 Palmer Highway, according to the church’s website. Gass’ booking sheet listed the words “Baypoint” and “pastor” as a business address. He remained jailed Wednesday afternoon on $4,000 bond, Goetschius said.

The arrest stemmed from an argument that ended Wednesday morning with Gass accused of pushing his girlfriend, 36, from his stopped sport utility vehicle, Goetschius said.

“She stated she was afraid of him when they stopped at a red light,” Goetschius said. “She tried to open the door to get out.”

Police accused Gass of pulling the woman by the hair back into the SUV. The SUV then stopped a short distance away in the 1300 block of Texas Avenue at 7:26 a.m., and police accused Gass of pushing her into the street.

“At least one witness heard yelling and screaming and heard her pleas for help,” Goetschius said. 

The woman complained of pain but didn’t require medical attention, Goetschius said.

Police found Gass and the SUV at the church, where he was arrested on the misdemeanor assault charge, Goetschius said.

“Once at the jail, at the inventory of his wallet, a small amount of cocaine was recovered from a dollar bill, which had been folded up,” Goetschius said. “It had the powder inside.”

The powder tested positive for cocaine, and police also recovered a pill, which led to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous drug, Goetschius said. 

A letter on the church’s website, which is attributed to Gass, states he founded the church from his living room on Easter Sunday in 2001.

“Through the years, we have made many mistakes,” the letter states. “However, with each mistake we have learned, and by the grace of God, that small group of committed men and women in our living room has multiplied to over 1,000 in weekly attendance.”

A telephone message left with the church Wednesday afternoon seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

Contact Reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or chris.paschenko@galvnews.com.

(86) comments

Matthuskey
Matthew Huskey

This is Awesome!

Romney Ryan '12

I agree. Holy Ghost! lol

Cocaine & a 36 y/o g/f. Telling her to get out of the car at a stop light... Hooker?? or Girlfriend??? C'mon preach!!! [beam]

judeboy72
Amanda Beene

This is actually a tragedy.. Now he too must be added to the list of lost souls in our community that have allowed drugs to overcome them... He is very worthy of help and can succeed. All of us are by far perfect. It would be ashame if anyone and everyone fed off the gossip instead of helping this man find his way.. We all make mistakes none of us are perfect.. So before everyone puts this man on blast why dont we see inside the real issue and try to help him.. Im sure you believe you would be worth it, what makes Mr. Gass any different?

Leonard T. Payne

The Devil made him do it.

Jdg320

It's sad when you lose everything all because you chose to be a drug addict! Your right judeboy72 everyone one does deserve a chance...mr. Gass has had MANY chances! He has had rehab but chose not to change. Everyone knows that he has been a drug addict/coke head for years! Bay point is nothing but a church conforming to the worldly ways!! Maybe now that it is public knowledge that there truly is a problem he will get sober!

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Lars Faltskog

For one thing, he's too old for the woman. And, of course, we have here another example of how 'religion' is an added smokescreen to a troubled individual. Countless times we hear in the media (and here at home) of a "fallen" priest/preacher/pastor/reverend...or whatever they invent to be called. They make fiiiiiine christians, don't they, carrying the good word of god.

A real good question would be how many sheep has he hooked. lined, and sinkered in his decades of spreading "religion". He's kind of an old guy, so he must have duped a lot of folks in his days.

DiggerNick

I went to that church once. His whole sermon was about tithing. I never went back. Cocaine is expensive, so its understandable that he would require additional funds. There's a special place in Hell for this fellow

J. G.

How embarrassing. Him and Jason Murray should be BFF's.

Lance

I doubt anyone in Texas City is at all shocked by this news.

Bama Girl

My ex got sucked into this church for awhile. I always had a weird feeling about them. I guess now I know it was warranted.

jewels
Julie Hamilton

It's a tragic story, everyone has or has had one. Every family, every member at one point in life or another is a victim of the devils work, some countless times...."Imagine if God himself were keeping up with your score board, what would you say to him at this moment." ... Hate the sin not the sinner. I actually larned of this devistation yesterday and have whole heartly prayed, droping on my kness llast night before bed I cried out to God....and blasting the devil demanding he release the chains that bind, that God take back his child who is worthy. I am not a personal friend of Bobby Gas but attended the church for many years until God called me in a different direction. It was Baypoint that opened its arms and heart to me and shown me the way to a personal relationship with my father in heaven and got me through a filed marriage and stage 4 cancer. But know this I aslo learned that is was Bobby Gass, who was a close friend of my uncles growing up who saved his life by convincing him and helped to get him into "Starlite" a drug recovery center, without which he probably would not have had survived, he too (my Uncle) had a history and fell multiple times, in multiple ways but went on to Heaven at the age of 47, when he was killed on a motorcycle delivering toys to the Shrine Burned Center Christmas 2006 Toys for Tots (doing the right thing for all the right reasons) by someone else under the influence, he was 21. Compassion...Its what people are lacking. Its not about "Religion" or being "churchy" which I am niether, I am a child of God. Drug addiction doesnt care who you are, how old, what your title is and mostly how much money or lack of, the more you have the harder it hits. Before you blast this man to shame, walk back through your own "perfect" life and ask yourself, who are you to judge, or would you and should you have the heart of Jesus, as he has for us countless times when we did not and still do not deserve it. Love your neighbor as yourself, Pray for him, his church, congregation, family and include yours too, the devil plays in all back yards,....Amen
Blessed,
Julie Hamilton

lclfkojak
Raymond Cyr-Kojak

I'm not a religious person nor do I claim to be, however I have quoted from the Word a few scriptures that you believers may want to read:

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Titus 1:7 For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain.

Dicey

Look at all these perfect people throwing rocks at the fallen. "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Addiction is a horrible thing. It tears people and families apart everyday. I hope and pray this man finds his way and again recovers. We don't know what went on in his life but I do know he has a family and friends who love him and are in pain right now. My family and I were a part of Bay Point for a while. His messages were NOT about tithing. He would mention it, but all churches do. His sermons touched a lot of hearts and hopefully saved a lot of souls. He was a recovering addict and has fallen. Most addicts do. A very small percentage actually recovers 100%. All we can do is pray for him, his family and hope to never have to know the demons he fights or how his family has to deal with this public humiliation.

DiggerNick

Wrong. The man straight says you cannot receive God's blessing without tithing. it starts around the 18:00 mark and goes on for an excessively long time.

Source: http://www.baypointcc.com/video-Sermons/2012/08-aug/08-19/08-19-flash.html

Glockamolie

Isn't he married?

Island Bred

60 and 36?? Lots of Mays and Decembers in there!

How awful to have to go thru this but recovery has to start somewhere! We all know the pain of having addiction - everyone at a different level. The more public the harder it is on the family.

Just so the family knows there are many that are traveling the same road you are today - strength and peace to you and wishing recovery for your loved one.

People don't wake up and decide to be addicts - it's an overtime life sucking event that many don't, won't, or just can't notice. Painful stuff for sure.

cbl2505

He's not married anymore . I believe in second chances for anyone who really wants to try and better themselves,but dont use a smokescreen .I too was a member of the church for a while and saw things there that i didnt agree with. I only hope he does find salvation and can turn himself around ,and dont preach of you life experiances and make it all about yourself .

lclfkojak
Raymond Cyr-Kojak


I'm not a religious person nor do I claim to be, however I have quoted from the Word a few scriptures that you believers may want to read:

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Titus 1:7 For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain.

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William Turner

It has been published in black and white so it no longer matters what the truth is; this is the truth as people now know it. In reality no one knows what Mr. Gass has going on in his life in its entirety. No one will ever know. Everyone makes mistakes. What transpires after the mistake is what defines the character of humans. I could list many residents of TC and the surrounding areas that I know for a fact use substances on a regular basis for recreation, coping, addiction, etc. that would upset so many people it might create a black hole of emotions in our community. God will do the judging, it is our duty to have compassion and try and understand. So, don’t judge him on your way to the cabinet for your Xanax and Prozac, or to the fridge to grab a beer, or…well, you get the picture. Almost all the people I know abuse something. Some of us have addictions to substance, some of us to food, some of us to spending money, gambling, excitement, and on and on. That being said, there are consequences for actions. God’s justice is just, man’s justice is imperfect judgment. We live in time, and God lives in eternity. Don’t try and be God, be a human and have some empathy for the fact that a man, a human, a member of your community, has been listed on the front page of the paper in a pretty damning manner and now he has to suffer the repercussions as a result of his behavior coupled with the disdain of the people due to this public account of his actions. Don’t judge Bobby Gass any harsher than you would want your child, your father, your mother, your brother or sister, judged. The shoe often sucks when it is on your foot.

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William Turner

ALSO, religion, if you study your texts enough, is often thought of as a sin. Biblically, religion is ritual, it is not holy. Faith, Christ, and Christianity are the true targets of spirituality. One man, or many men, cannot sin and tarnish Christianity. They might block the sun from the surface of religious practices, however, Christ is an all consuming fire that does not need illumination. He is the light. We are sinners seeking a perfect walk that we will not, in the flesh, ever be able to attain. The pursuit is the journey and not a reflection of the prize. Fools seek gold, and that does not make the gold less valuable. [beam]

Texas City Man

Did I mention what a JERK he is in all areas of his life! I mean J-E-R-K! A drug loving man who couldn't give up the super juice / powder. We will see what happens now, huh? Will he get off the juice or keep at it? We need to pray for BCC and this drug user and lady beater and abuser. What a shame. What a spiritual tragedy. This just goes to show we have to keep our eyes on God and not a pastor. But this Gass man wanted the eyes of the people in him! It was all about him. Meanwhile he hid in the back and snorted and did no telling what else. But, this public beating of his "much younger" lady friend brought him down. What a tragic ending to a failed experiment of a "wacky church." I tried it and like many, I saw through the baloney. And then the beating of a lady in public! Pulling hair! Pushing her out of the car! Come on Gass, whats going on! Ill pray but it seems this ship is sinking.... or has sunk!

Nuts

Sounds like a little Jim Jones action. Pass the plate, and straighten the lines.

And one wonders why people question religion nowadays? Anyone can claim to be a preacher and the weak minded will follow.

James Griffin

There are so many people on this thread not showing the compassion of Christ. When the disciples asked Jesus how many times should they forgive a person, Jesus replied 70 times 7. The number 7 in Hebrew equates to infinity. So 70 times infinity equals a whole lot of times. If God forgives us infinite times, how many times should we forgive Mr. Gass? Sometimes, embarassment and exposure can be a good thing. David would not have been a good king had his sin with Bathsheba not been exposed. I believe the Bible calls it Humility. Maybe this is the experience that gets him there. It took old Rex Humbard a few times to get it right. I haven't heard much of him lately but I hope he has gotten it together. I believe the church will survive, under new leadership, of course.

James Griffin

Sorry, I meant Jimmy Swaggert..

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

Well, this "pastor" didn't show compassion when he was beating up on his young fawn of a girlfriend. These things have a way of snowballing. If there's a trial, there's no telling what other abuses he has committed in his lifetime. I'd like to write how I really feel about these folks, but my words probably would be [censored].

This wouldn't be too much different than the countless stories we hear of abusive and bullying boyfriends/husbands who have so little "manhood", so they hit their spouses...but in this case it's from a "man of the cloth". How hypocritical - a snakeoil peddler who hornswoggles $ out of his congregation, and he lives his life like this. Nope, I vote we let christ be the compassion one. I'm sure there's a lot of humans who are all out of it.

Jimi Luv

Folks put clergymen on a pedestal. They do not possess super powers or are messiahs. They are humans and humans make mistakes.

Treat clergyman, politicians, policemen, salesmen, employers as humans, not super humans and watch your back.

Lisa Blakeman

I believe that what comes around goes around!!!! I to was also a memeber of this church at one time. He is a hypocrit!!!
1. If someone in your congregation ask you several times about talking about you performing a marriage ceremony don't keep putting them off. Then when they ask a Senior Pastor in the church to perform the ceremony don't go down to the District Clerk's office the day before the wedding and tell them that my marriage isn't leagal because the gentleman marrying me couldn't. Sorry I am legally married!! The gentleman is an Attorney and was able to marry me.
2. Don't go scolding others in front of your whole congregation when you are doing things worse if not the same level as they are.
3. Don't go telling small groups about people who are struggling with their finances and ask that they tithe to help these people. I'm sure they didn't want the church knowing their business. Who knows might have kept it for his own troubles.
I loved the people at BCC and made many friends but did not agree with the ways Mr. Gass was taking care of matters.

disgustedwiththiscity

So, maybe we should start calling him Bobby Allgood.... He should know since the passing of his niece from domestic violence this is NOT ok. He conducted her funeral services... He should stay in jail for a while

Lisa Blakeman

I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lawabidingcitizen
Lawabiding Citizen

This is the very reason why I refuse to be a blind sheep! ANYBODY that memorizes a few scriptures and doesn't have a fear of public speaking can be a preacher. We shouldn't give them so much power over us.

bat21
Edwin Marquez

I once was a member at BCC & my then fiance & I wanted to get married. We asked one of the senior pastors to marry us. A week after the marriage was performed we were informed that Bobby had declared our marriage invalid because the senior pastor was not "ordained" to perform marriages. After discussing this with the Galveston County Court House we were told that as long as the pastor was ordained to preach he could sign the marriage license as "Mickey Mouse" and it would still be legal. Therefore, for that reason my now wife and I decided to leave BCC and have never looked back. We will see if does not pull a "Jimmy Swaggert" and ask his congregation & God for forgivness to get back to his old tricks.
I say, Between Heaven & Earth you can not hide anything.

Nuts

Ok Nuts...I am starting my own church...the House of Nuts...each of you will have to give me $100 each so I can tell each of you what is wrong with you.....Then I will pass out the Kool-Aid for each of you to drink...don't worry its harmless...........Trust me!

Miss Priss

It's always the ones that do it in the name of the Lord.

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William Turner

Filth Flarn Filth - Everyone reading this please gouge out your eyes with hot pokers as this is what the bible has commanded you to do when you view filth; same for the hand - if it sins, cut it off - well, stop reading this crap and get the hot poker out Punky Brewster!

Also, please check your grammar and usage as your posts are alluding to your lack of composition skill. My writing is not perfect but I am also not trying to be judge, jury, and executioner. If you want to display someone’s faults for public consumption you should polish your act first. In the famous words of Rob Dyrdek, I’ve had a little coffee and I have to crap!

No wonder trial by jury is usually a charade - you people are the 12 jurors.

And in closing I leave you with what could be the most important information you shall ever have the pleasure of reading…

If you are wise you’ll listen to me.
What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?
Eating as much as an elephant eats.
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don't like the look of it
Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.
Do-ba-dee-doo

If you are wise you’ll listen to me.
Gum chewing’s fine when it’s once in a while.
It stops you from smoking and brightens your smile.
But it’s repulsive revolting and wrong.
Chewing and chewing all day long.
The way that a cow does
Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.

If you are wise you will listen to me
Who do you blame when your kid is a brat
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat?
Blaming the kids is a lion of shame
You know exactly who's to blame:
The mother and the father!
Oompa Loompa doompadee dah
If you're not spoiled then you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doompadee do

If you are wise you'll listen to me
What do you get from a glut of TV?
A pain in the neck and an IQ of three
Why don't you try simply reading a book?
Or could you just not bear to look?
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no commercials
Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah
If you're not greedy you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa
Oompa Loompa doompadee do

Dwight Burns

This is why we have courts of law. He too, deserves his day in court.

christian1955
christian1955

I was in a position once at Baypoint, a situation happened and before I was even charged with anything(neither my wife or I was charged) I was removed from leadership. So does this mean Bobby Gass being charged with a crime will be removed from any leadership responsibility. I hope that the church does not become pharisitical and make provision for him. I am sorry to see all this happen but many good people have been pushed away from bcc because they got too close to Bobby and began to see right through him. At one time I even offered to help Bobby with addiction and he said he was ok but worked at scaring my good name with people. Bobby even told my wife to divorce me one time and never even really knew what the problem was. Well my wife and I are still together we found help away from baypoints pastor bobby. I pray the church will survive. go Terry Ray, but remember if Bobby leaves there are many who would love to return to that church. Don't close them out and if someone has a Bach degree in ministry lookj at them for leadership, don't shut them down because they can call you on your stuff. God bless you Bobby hopoe you get the help you need and don't sweep all this under the rug. Bobby I believe you started the bcc for good reason, but you let the worldly get in the way. I forgive you and sure God will too but that does not mean I want to give the reigns back to you......bcc member since 2004

christian1955
christian1955

sorry for my spelling in last post. Bobby please get help, you had Celebrate Recovery there but refused to promote it because you were addicted? Your hero Rick Warren said that if you do have pastoral help (preach from the pulpit) about it the ministry will not survive. Why wouldn't you preach about it, did denial hold you back. Get help Bobby and get right because God loves you and you have lost much, but God can rebuild you.

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

Lawabiding - you're absolutely right. I remember years ago on TV, Swaggart repeatedly was seen [crying] his crocidile tears. The [sad] part, most of all, were the blind sheep who somehow related to such ignorance and continued to financially and spiritually support the fool.

Even today, we continue with such foolishness. It amazes me each time I drive by the Lakewood church that thousands of folks buy into that goofball and his wife. I wonder if she ever took [angry] management classes for balling out that stewardness years ago. How 'unchristian' of her. Snakeoil peddlers, they all are - whether they run a small congregation or large.

christian1955
christian1955

BAYPOINT, keep Terry Ray, bring back Christine, bring back some of the people who made that church grow. Bobby Gass did not make the church grow, he may have assisted but people made it grow. Get rid of the Bobby crud and bring back people who truly love that church....I hope you are listening Terry Ray. Put together a true board of elders if you will not a bunch of yes people like Bobby liked. Folks church is not the man it is the very existence of all the men and women and children who worship together. A church needs management but dictatorship is not management. The bible tells us to confront our brothers with their sins and gradually lead them back to the Lord...That is fine problem is Bobby's idea of that is my way or the highway.

Jlucas611

If you desire to be a part of something amazing that includes Pastor Christine, check out www.lifefellowship.me Both Pastor Mark and Pastor Christine are doing amazing things there, so I gotta say that the likelihood of Christine being brought back to Baypoint is highly unlikely. In addition to amazing leadership, there is accountability, biblical teaching, and spiritual healing there. The whole intention is to develop, maintain, and model personal intimacy with Jesus Christ set to the values of love, prayer, obedience, humility, teachability, unity, and service.

christian1955
christian1955

Now that I have released some steam let me apologize if I said anything wrong. I do not believe I did but if someones toes got stepped on, then I am sorry but if it caused a nerve to tingle then perhaps you need to investigate it further. Do not ever but into the pastors B---S--- The bible teaches (paraphrase) go home and look up the scripture taught, be sure it is being taught in a contextual way. Just like leaving gaps in a story can change it's outcome, taking scripture out of context can guide persons down the wrong path. God will guide you. The bible also tells us to gather together in worship, share what we have been taught, give love and receive love...(of course that is biblical love not I want sex love). Care for each other and God will show you through.

Judy Henry

Organized religion is a business, the product they sell is God.

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

well this guy's (and many others') product has expired. LOL

dachsymom57
Linda Brieden

It is always a tragedy when garbage like this happens, as it blackens the name of every church, especially non-denominational ones, along with their leadership. Christianity isn't about religion people - religion is the worship of anything. Christianity is the worship of Christ and belief in him as Lord & Savior. Unfortunately those in leadership are held to a higher standard - not by man, but by God. Before anyone rallies around another for leadership in a church, you should find out about that person's background. Don't ever accept anyone at face value. Check 'em out. A degree doesn't mean anyone is called by God and living along Biblical lines - it only means they went to college. Every single person teaching the word of God should have a person or persons to hold them accountable. Actually, we should all have that relationship with someone. Anyway, don't jump from the frying pan into the fire - be sure you know what's cooking first. Prayers to the faithful congregation at Baypoint and that Mr. Gass will seek the help he needs and follow-through on his recovery. God is greater than any of this crud we can pull here on earth.

christian1955
christian1955

The effects of addiction are strong. The act of letting go of addiction is hard. but we must first get rid of DENIAL..
D = DISABLES OUR FEELINGS
E = ENERGY LOST
N = NEGATES GROWTH
I = ISOLATES US FROM GOD
A = ALIENATES US FROM RELATIONSHIPS
L = LENGTHENS THE PAIN

If you need help seek it; but do not try to deny the help you need.

christian1955
christian1955

If I have spoken out of place about anyone I ask your forgiveness. I do not mean to sound self righteous; hpwever I myself had to face my demons of addiction and it is not nor has it been easy. I have to stay in front of the addiction daily, and not alone, I need the power of the Holy Spirit to help me but I also need the help of others. I cannot stand as an island onto myself, I need the help of others. Am I sober today, yes I am and after blowing 15 years of recovery with one stupid move I am again on tract. Guess what....recovery from addiction is a life style, and it has it's rules...GET HELP AND STAY SOBER

christian1955
christian1955

I pray Father God that the sheep of Baypoint do not scatter. Let a good leader come forth and hold the church together. The church is not the building, it is the people. I pray Lord that your hand will be on all those concerned.

Texas City Man

Well, B.C.C. -- from this day forward known as -- (B)e(C)ause I Use (C)ocaine, it looks like its finally over! What has been coming for at least 3 to 4 years or so has finally blown up. Its over. The funeral taps are blowing. The funeral dirge is playing. The end has come. Thanks to a very public and UGLY display of violent, obscene, immoral, and illegal activities by our pastor, the end of BBC has occurred. Yes its over!

After our church EMERGENCY meeting last night that many of us attended (and many walked out on!), the UGLY and FINAL writing is on the wall. IT IS OVER. OK Bobby G, pack your office and get out. You are finished. And its about time. Like several said last night, you have lied your last lie as our pastor. You've deceived us enough.

But please BBC, do NOT think about considering ANY of our CURRENT STAFF MEMBERS / or so called ASSOC. PASTORS as the new lead pastor! That would not help at all. It some ways it would be as bad ... at least that is what many have said in the halls of BBC.

I doubt the church will survive at all. We are about to lose the building to foreclosure, our pastor to prison, and we have lost our band, all good teachers, too many good members to count, most of our financial resources, and everything and everyone else that helped us over the years.

So, in conclusion I say, "IT'S OVER. FINSHED. DONE. WRAPPED UP. CLOSED UP AND SHIPPED AWAY BY A LEADER WHO THOUGHT HE WAS BIGGER THAN GOD AND HIS CHURCH!"

PinkisthenewPink

The real question is was he using the Church's tithing money to fuel his habit. [unsure]

christian1955
christian1955

it is sad to find out you have been lied to or taken advantage of, but we should still pray for healing

christian1955
christian1955

There are some good preachers who would take the flock of baypoint. The church again is not the building it is the people. Anyone reading this that wants to continue church under a different leadership and name can send an email to lordgod4life@yahoo.com and lets keep the Spirit of God alive in Texas City.

christian1955
christian1955

if the church is the people then let the people decide. I am a preacher and would be willing to take the scattered flock of bcc on. I can only offer truth, ownership when I am wrong, be upfront and live my life in a glass house so all can see what God is doing through me. I am only a man called by God, the church family is the ones who should be aware of all there church does with nothing hidden. God's Word and no other word is what is needed in many churches today. write me at lordgod4life@yahoo.com.

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

I wonder if we can consider the message below as [spam] !

Maybe someone with great creativenss and ingenuity can open up a site on the inter-net that is similar to match-up dating sites - and call it "dial a preacher" or "internet preacher service/connect" - where forlorn parishoners who had their preacher arrested can shop online for their next church leader.

They can match their new "dream pastor" search with the qualities they want in a minister: non-smoker (in this case also a non-cocaine user), tall, loves long walks by the water, etc.

christian1955
christian1955

no it is not an internet match.com I am a member of bcc and I don't want to see good people get scattered because of somebody elses screw up. Believe me I want the church to stay together not take long walks by the water. I do not even have to be the preacher I just want them to still study together because they should not be judged by what the senior pastor did. I do not put things out there to disrupt just to try and hold them together.....Remember God Loves You.

snook4747
Michelle Houston

I was a member of BBC for over 2 yeas. As an addict my self ... The recovery program Freedom in Recovery saved my life and then later it was Celebrate Recovery Meets. I was seeking a bible based recovery meet along with a simple type of church and ... I thought i had found my Home. But like others .. when the focus became about church gossip we slowly started breaking away. I was lost again. I am going to e-mail this (christian 1955 ) at ( lordgod4life@yahoo.com.) and see what this is all about. This christian 1955 is obviously ... willing to step in to a chaotic mess and offer his/her services to keep it together and possibly bring back people like myself who strayed because of too much gossip. Im going to email this (christian 1955 ) at ( lordgod4life@yahoo.com.) and if anyone reads this im asking u guys and encouraging the readers to check it out as well. Bobby if you get to read any of this ... We love you ... We are praying for you ... We want to help you .... Addicts lie cheat and steal. It s a true sickness. People Please dig deep inside youselves ... Bobby needs support and prayer ... not thrown under the bus daily . We are supposed to try and pick up one of our lost sheep and bring him back to the flock .. Im straight up from the streets for 12 years. Talking to me like the looser i was ... made it worse. But bible based recovery meets at BBC and BBC services made me feel wothy of Gods love again ... lets all email this (christian 1955 ) (lordgod4life@yahoo.com.) and see if maybe we can all find our way back ...


BobbyGass

Come on people anyone who knows me knows that it's not my fault. Really cocaine must have been baby powered. WHO KNOWS

TCcitizen

Since the church had a meeting last night I hope he was asked to resign. They should sell that ugly building.

Valerie Beverly

Wow, must be nice living in a beatiful place like Tiki, hiding your sin filled life behind the hand of god, telling everyone how your holy enough to speak the word. Your a fraud, i hope they throw the book at you. God knows the truth, vengence is his, and im sure he wouldnt like you taking advantage of him and his flock.

TCcitizen

I just went to the church website. It says they have a congregation of over 1 thousand. Huh? I drive by there sometime on Sunday & there is no way they have that many members. I guess that had to be true at some point. If so he must have been a very good pastor. It's sad to read that a successful church may go under.

TCcitizen

I hoped my friend who actually goes there would have posted this morning but I see she did not. She said she would not go back until they hired a person to lead who was qualified. The joke in the hall was stick around long enough & Bobby would ordain you. That is probably a bit harsh but perhaps she had a point. Hire someone who has lead a church before & knows how to run one. It may not matter if the person who said the building was foreclosed on is right. I hope not. My friend is a sincere good Christian lady. I am sure 99% of the people who go there are as well. There really is a church on every corner here in TC so folks can go elsewhere easily but I am sure they love their fellow members. I hope it makes it. If they have the $ they need to make a quick hire.

christian1955
christian1955

The sad truth to all of this is that so much destruction comes from a fallen pastor. Yes we need to forgive Bobby but also we need to realize the Lord God says to forgive but that does not mean accountability and responsibility and restitutions should not be made. I pray the members of the church stick together and keep the church going; the church did not screw up Bobby Gass screwed up. Remove him from any leadership role for a set period and if he does not seek the help he needs remove him as a member. The bible says first go to the sinner...this was done. Then if that does not work go to the elders of the church...the elders more often than not have been yes men for Bobby, if they weren't they were pushed out. So go to the church and let the congregation decide. Remove the blemish and rebuild. Now, if bcc was left in only Bobby's control and the members really had no say then the bcc church needs to be dissolved and a new church began with guidelines, faith statements, provision, and rules of conduct especially from leaders. A real church is not a business it is a place of worship that is owned and operated by the members and God. Ay one time I think Bobby really did have the right idea for the church but, like many the drugs and power took control and his vision was lost. Peace and love to all and may God Bless even you Bobby.

christian1955
christian1955

to know by what standard the bible uses for deciding on a pastor or elder is found in 1tim 3:1-7. be sober, be a one woman man(man of one wife). This does not mean a person who has been divorced cannot be a pastor as long as the divorce was of biblical standard, and the person must not be the one who committed adultery or abuse. Must be open to inviting people into their home and caring about all who are put in your charge as pastor. Read the NKJV, NIV, NLT VERSIONS FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING, THE EASY READ VERSION IS GOOD ALSO ALL CAN BE FOUND ON BIBLEGATEWAY.COM PASSAGE LOOK UP.

christian1955
christian1955

OH YEAH, AND TO BE ORDAINED DOES NOT MEAN A DEGREE IN MINISTRY, IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE IS CALLED BY GOD TO PREACH AND OTHERS HAVE PRAYED ABOUT IT AND ALL AGREE THAT GOD IS LEADING THEM TO ORDAIN THAT PERSON....HOWEVER IT DOES ALSO SAY THAT THE PERSON BEING ORDAINED SHOULD HAVE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S WORD.

christian1955
christian1955

I would love to preach for the folks at bcc. But in choosing a pastor the members should hear a few sermons and check every candidate out well. A pastor is more than a speaker, he is a person who is the spiritual leader in all things, marriage, family, sick, hungry and poor. The pastor should be the living example of a God blessed life. I am not advertising my abilities and pray they are not read that way. I only hope that the members of bcc chooses carefully a new pastor whether it is me, a current leader, or someone else. A pastor search committee should be formed and operated by folks not applying for the job.

christian1955
christian1955


1 Timothy 3:1-7

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Leaders in the Church

3 It is a true statement that anyone whose goal is to serve as an elder[a] has his heart set on a good work. 2 An elder[b] must be such a good man that no one can rightly criticize him. He must be faithful to his wife.[c] He must have self-control and be wise. He must be respected by others. He must be ready to help people by welcoming them into his home. He must be a good teacher. 3 He must not drink too much, and he must not be someone who likes to fight. He must be gentle and peaceful. He must not be someone who loves money. 4 He must be a good leader of his own family. This means that his children obey him with full respect. 5 If a man does not know how to lead his own family, he will not be able to take care of God’s church.

6 An elder must not be a new believer. It might make him too proud of himself. Then he would be condemned for his pride the same as the devil was. 7 An elder must also have the respect of people who are not part of the church. Then he will not be criticized by others and be caught in the devil’s trap.

Texas City Man

I say we give this "christian1955" a shot at being a leader in BCC... whatever BCC looks like after this mess and debacle of Gass. This "1955" certainly sounds like he is a capable leader and spiritual mentor.

One thing I do know is this -- as a member, we need to get rid of ALL CURRENT STAFF MEMBERS - yesterday! It's my opinion that there is not way they did not know what Bobby was doing, and yet they allowed it to continue ... the booze, the pills, the cocaine, the other drugs, the young lady ... half his age!! The immorality, the abuse and more! That alone DisQualifies them from leadership in any church I would continue attending! Let's clean house and START OVER! All others who agree with this, please Post on this comment board. Otherwise, the current staff will root in and take over and it will be the same old unsuccessful way we have been going for 3 to 4 years. Out with the old! In with a NEW PASTOR! Totally NEW!

TCcitizen

My friend (who does go there) told me the church was heavily in debt. She said just recently they had a raffle because they needed to raise 150K. Now they've opened a thrift shop inside the church to help make some $. So they don't have any money to hire someone qualified. At best they can hand the reins over to whoever is working there now.

Donstutor

Not everyone there knew about what as going on behind closed doors. Terry Ray had everything kept from him, hidden, until this happened, I believe that with all my heart! I'm not a member there, but have had the privilege of speaking there a few times, so I know what I'm saying! I've only met and talked to Terry Ray once or twice, but I could tell he was unaware of some things that he should ave been aware of, but wasn't. At BCC's heighday, in their prime, maybe they did have 1000 people, all good people, growing in The Lord! But when I spoke there in September, attendance had dwindled to a mere 200-250, at best! I was shocked, but shouldn't have been, the enemy had come in, crept in slowly, subtle, but once in, began to devour! First was Bobby and Rae Lynn's separation, then divorce! Little by little, members began to leave. As rumors spread, division came, now look at the mess!
But thanks be unto God, who always causes us to triumph, what the devil has meant for evil, god will turn into Glory! We know all things work together for good, to those who love The Lord, and are called according to his purpose! That's us, folks, so look up, God is fixing to do something that our eye hasn't seen, neither has your ear heard, neither has it even entered into your Heart, the good things God has in store for his people, including everyone at BCC ! Got it!!
To God be the Glory!!
Keep Terry, and Glen, he just got caught up in it, but his Hearts right, and is doing wonders already with the youth, one thing BCC has always excelled in! Don't lose focus, keep Christ first, humble yourself and he will exalt you in due time, so get ready!
But learn from this experience , be not deceived, God will not be mocked, whatever we sow, that shall we reap! Keep sowing Gods Word, it won't return void!
What caused all this, the devil, and he has used drugs and alcohol forever, there's nothing new under the sun (Sin)M
Love all of Gods people! Including you Bobby and Rae Lynn, I preach reconciliation !
D.R.B

christian1955
christian1955

while it may be true the church at this time cannot afford a pastor; I did not ask for one. I have a job and it does well for me. I can still pastor a church in the rebuild stage. First thing is to get the church debt free, at that time possibly pay a pastor. It all takes 1-2 years to rebuild. Also once a pastor is elected whether paid or not they should have nothing to do with the finances of the church. A board of elders or directors should do that and the pastor should only be involved as a spiritual/biblical guide in decisions. The pastor is a spiritual leader not a financial controller. I am not saying the pastor cannot have ideas but ultimately it should be a board vote then a church vote on anything that is not normal daily operation expenses. the church should develop a budget for all expenditures and stick to it,, no robbing peter to pay paul. The whole of the church should be first then and only then should a pastors salary be looked at. Many churches have had great success with bi-vocational pastors all the way back to biblical times. Does a pastor need to be there in a full time capacity? yes but only after the church is functioning on it's own. Other words what would be paid the pastor should go towards paying off debts, once that happens then think on a salary base and full time position. thanks to all and may God Bless. write me at lordgod4life@yahoo.com with ant questions. I will do my best to help according to the written word.

Diana
Missy Beach

The church needs to close. Thank God the girl finally called police and is pressing charges. So much evil has transpired and people have been so wounded by Bobby Gass.He has been the wolf in sheeps clothing.

TCcitizen

I agree with you. Close it down & let the members find their way elsewhere or start their own church. The whole thing is a hot mess.

Texas City Man

Hey everyone, I've gotta ask -- was that truly THE real Bobby Gass who commented earlier on this site, or an imposter who registered w/ his name(?) Please, if anyone knows, let us all know.

If it was him, he continues to feed the lies about his federal offenses and public crimes. Powder on the bill my foot! The Police tested it and it SHOWED UP COCAINE! Coke baby! Not baby powder! And the illegal Rxs w/ no script! How stupid does he think we, the church members are? Oh, I guess he does think we are stupid to look back at the way he treated his church members, would not let ANYONE come in to help with leadership without him doing EVERYTHING his way or the highway. He came in from a FAILED BUSINESS, lying with all that he said, and saying he just gave the business up to start a church. Malarky! All lies, and he continues to lie and make excuses. Its never his fault -- always someone else's fault. "Poor me," he says, "I did not do it!" Well, he got caught big time this time, with both hands in the cookie jar and he is going down! And maybe jail time. If not, at least big fines, HUGE lawyer fees (maybe $20,000 or more!), and the loss of his so-called "good" name -- Ha --, his church, family, young girl friend, and so much more. He did it to himself this time! And it seems that the leadership of BCC knew much of his problems. How could they NOT know? He has not preached in 5 weeks, he stumbles around, looks rail thin, and misses work and church. Yes, they knew and they, too, must be held accountable. The members must make the leaders from the top down stand accountable for their actions (or lack thereof) and step down as well.

Bring on someone new to lead, if there is even anyone left to lead! There sure will not be enough to pay for that huge ugly building, the bills, salaries, benefits,

christian1955
christian1955

terry ray was told at one time to be aware of the things going on there. he had no problem overreacting to a situation that he should have look into further rather than acting on only one side. By the way I did tell terry ray about Bobby and drug use, misuse of position and several other things. Terry Ray was being left out? should not that have been a clue. Again I say get the opinion of terry ray from the church he served at for 20 years, First Baptist of Texas City. He was the education pastor there not the lead pastor. Bobby has been on and off drugs while being pastor at bcc so it is not like no one knew...perhaps they said something to him and were soon pushed out of the church. In 2004 there were some great people there. Check the records of membership; call them and find out why they left. And if I did not know is an excuse I ask this, did you not know or just turn a blind eye to the problem. Which if a blind eye does that make you as guilty as the one doing the wrong. The bible says go to one another when we have sinned...it does not say turn a blind eye.

christian1955
christian1955

I ultimately want everyone who has been hurt by bcc to not give up. If you choose to leave the church be sure to find a bible believing church to attend. Don't let the devil get a foothold in your life. If the bcc name is too scarred then change the name. And whoever you elect to lead make sure they are the right one. I pray for mercy and blessing to fall on everyone, and according to the bible that goes for Bobby also, I just do not have to let him be a leader in the church anymore, and maybe even be ask to leave the church as the bible says but none the less God still loves him and wants him back with him just not as a leader.

christian1955
christian1955

I do not believe it was the real bobby gas, It surely was an imposter because powder was spelled completely wrong and while boggy g made a mess of things I do not think he would be so stupid as to write that reply. However drugs do strange things to the mind....but really; I think it was a shady imposter

TCcitizen

It makes no sense that leaders under Pastor Gass did not know or suspect something was wrong with him. Somebody posted earlier that he has been to rehab previously. I presume people there wondered what was wrong with him including & most certainly people working directly with him. It sounds like a desperate situation. Hopefully he gets the medical attention he needs.

christian1955
christian1955

Texas City Man you hit the nail on the head. However the church does not begin at the building, it begins in the heart. If the building has to go so be it, find another building or begin at someones home. Let anyone you know that if they are interested write to lordgod4life@yahoo.com. The events that have taken place because of bobby do not have to end the family of fellowship. One thing we all have an option of doing is to begin again in a new location and new name. we do not have to carry the name bcc with us. No one needs to inherit a lot of debt that was generated by bobby, but since bobby wanted to control it all then let bobby pay for it all. the church tithed faithfully but bobby misused the money apparently. lets start anew and be the church we want to be.

christian1955
christian1955

OK BAYPOINT HERE WE GO, LET BOBBY BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR BOBBY AND LET'S MOVE THE CHURCH EVEN IF UNDER A NEW NAME AND START HEALING AND REBUILDING. THE CHURCH IS GOING INTO FORECLOSER POSSIBLY, THEN LET BOBBY PAY THE PRICE. IT WOULD APPEAR HIS FORM OF MANAGEMENT DID NOT WORK. HE WANTS TO OWN IT LET HIM OWN IT AND PAY FOR IT,, A FALSE LEADER HAS WASTED YOUR MONEY LONG ENOUGH AND HAS CHEATED EVERYONE OUT OF MUCH. TIME TO REBUILD AND MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT BOBBY. HURT IS HARD TO OVERCOME BUT HEALING HAS TO BE PRESENT FOR HURT TO GO AWAY. BOBBY YOU MADE YOUR BED NOW LIE IN IT. THE PEOPLE OF BCC DO NOT OWE YOU ANYTHING, AS A MATTER OF FACT YOU OWE THEM, YOU CAN START WITH THE TRUTH. OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW AND THAT MEANS ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO PROBABLY KNEW ABOUT BOBBY AND DID NOTHING YET CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH WHICH WAS SUPPORTING BOBBY GASS. GOD BLESS YOU BOBBY AND BCC LEADERS BUT IT IS TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE. 1 TIM 3:1-7 SAYS IT ALL FOR THE PASTOR AND MATTHEW 18:15-19 SAYS IT ABOUT SIN IN THE CHURCH. READ IT AND MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU IN ALL THINGS

TCcitizen

You are all over the place with your posts. Why don't you just take out an ad advertising you are a pastor in need of a church? It's not that easy sir. You need money. You need a building. You need people to tithe. You don't just one day say ok I am starting a church & poof it's so. I've read all your posts & well they are confusing!

DiggerNick

I think christian1955 wants the job a little too much. Fueled by cocaine, perhaps? Or just a religious zealot nutjob? One tyrant for another.

And yes, the BobbyGass that posted here was very obviously an imposter, duh.

KatSal
KatSal

Often incorrect judgments are made because of limited information or because we do not see beyond that which is immediately in front of us. The Savior asked us not to judge others. The Savior gave the commandment to “judge not” our fellowman.

I have read so many cruel and harsh words against Bobby Gass! I choose to love my dear friend through the pain. Thank you God for loving us unconditionally and never humiliating us publically when we stumble.

Ultimately, God is the only one we answer too! We are all human and we are going to find things in our Pastors and our churches that we don't like. Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand." Matthew 12:25 Keep your eyes on Christ, not on other humans. Pray for your leaders.

Paul said that it is up to us to put to death whatever belongs to our "flesh" (our earthly nature).

Christ said: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The peace that comes from listening to the Holy Spirit removes the fear of making a poor judgment in life.

Texas City Man

Hey everyone. Was anyone in attendance at BCC this morning? If so could you PLEASE give us all an update on what happened?!?!
1) Who preached and what as said about Bobby G's debacle, sin, illegal activity, and cocaine use, etc.
2) Was Bobby G even there, and if so, did he speak at all about anything?
3) What is the immediate future of BBC? Where will they meet, who will speak, and lead? Will anyone even keep showing up?
4) What about imminent foreclosure of building? What if anything was said?
5) PLEASE, if you were there, let us know what happen. Some of us could not attend or chose not to due to immoral and illegal activities of pastor
6) Did any old staff members, like 'ole Clint S come in and try to take over? What a riot that would be!

Also, why not give this "Christian1955" guy a shot at least of helping us? He seems to know a lot about this situation and drug abuse. He might could help Bobby G and BCC, too. Lets at least listen. And to Digger, do you know him? With all respect, I say If not, be careful what you say. HE is just offering to help. Its the current Assoc. staff members that might try to take over and their prior experience is shaky at best! Be Blessed

TCcitizen

My friend goes there & she told me Bobby was there this am but somebody else preached. She left. Because she could not stomach it but she said Bobby was embraced by the folks there so I guess his actions are fine by them. They showed up; by doing that that is support. Idon't know who they are but whoever is under Bobby G now is taking over. He has "resigned" but he is there.

They don't talk about foreclosure. Just taking over for him.

I read your comment to her. She said Clint has his own church & doesn't want a thing to do with all this.

Texas City Man

Thanks a lot TC Citizen for the good info... I am grateful. I predict this scenario: Bobby G will ccome back in to "(B)be(C)cause I use (C)ocaine" like nothing illegal or immoral occurred, and that there was no horrible and illegal and immoral violence directed towards the young woman. He will say, "Its not my fault... it hers and I was set up for the rest of the drug stuff !"

Then he will hire a fancy lawyer and try to get all charges dropped for whatever reason(s) he can, and move on like NOTHING happened! Meanwhile he will continue to rule BCC with an iron claw / hand as he has in the past thru the current Assoc. Pastors! They will simply be his mouthpieces... like it's always been with staff members. All their major decisions, and all that happens that really counts, will actually be 'ole Bobby G telling them what and when and how to do it. That way he can stay on the juice and still "pastor and lead" BCC and still be the boss. He will be the "LEAD PASTOR in ABSENTIA." LOL Just wait and you will see.
Remember -- Bobby G. owns it all ... the building is in his name, all the legal papers are in his name, all major financial decisions are his own. Hey folks, I got news for ya -- he ain't going no where. He is entrenched there for life... or until they drag him kicking and screaming to jail or prison. Or the building is lost to foreclosure.

Don't believe me? Well, let's wait and see. And if people keep supporting this mess with attendance and/or money, B.G. will simply take that as a vote of confidence approving of his recent and past behavior and actions (divorce, known drug use several times while pastor, rehab that didn't work, and now this horrific event.) This prediction is not about forgiveness -- sure, we all need to forgive. But, if we support him it will be about showing public approval for the scoundrel that he is ... and has been ... for many years. You can count on it. Those of us who are members there for several years now have seen it over and over. You'll see.

Yes, I will pray for him and BCC. I will hope for the best for him and BCC. But, I just cannot keep supporting a sinking ship. Can you? We will vote with our feet and money. Think about it. Listen to Christian 1955 and see what he has to offer.

disgustedwiththiscity

I stick to my original statement... Bobby Allgood...

BamBam29er

Booger sugar!

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