• Report: #552348

Complaint Review: Kyle Mccarty

  • Submitted: Mon, January 11, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, September 24, 2010

  • Reported By: Looking out for Ohio — cincinnati Ohio USA
Kyle Mccarty
Internet, Ohio United States of America

Kyle Mccarty Kyle Shane Mccarty, worship leader, music director, pastor, adulterer, fraud, and now theif ? Wanted in Utah for Theft. Plays the Game of Church Like a True Pro. However, beware of Integrity. Internet, Ohio


*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Leaders

*Author of original report: Kyle Mccarty Lied on his resumes.

*Author of original report: Kyle Mccarty's Lies are catching up with him

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Church Music Director Accused Of Theft In Utah

Posted: 11:39 am EST December 28, 2009Updated: 4:49 pm EST December 28, 2009

The new music director at Ginghamsburg Church near Tipp City has found himself in trouble with the law in Utah.

Authorities in Utah said Kyle McCarty, 39, is wanted for allegedly stealing musical instruments from a church.

McCartys court appearance in Miami County reportedly scheduled for Monday morning was continued. He remains free on his own recognizance.

He is expected to be summonsed back into court in Miami County at a later date. [continued below]....
..... McCarty will eventually return to Utah to answer to the theft charge, police said.

According to police, the instruments were reportedly valued at $1,500.
Bottom Line: Kyle Mccarty never stays in one place and there are reasons for that.

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AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

What a tragedy for Christians who believed in this man and maybe he is musically talented. Good music can add a lot to a worship services, especially to people who can not be reached any other way. Words lie. Music can reach souls better.

I have often asked what it is about RELIGION that attracts psychopathic slicksters who know how to manipulate people, tell them things they want to hear and then take advantage of them after he has learned their most vulnerable places.

They lie.

They break the law.

Psychopaths do not have emotions --not like most people have emotions.

The psychopath is not afraid of much.
They aren't afraid of God. In many cases they think they ARE God.

Apparently, this may have been the case of this young man who manipulated people with music. Music can reach deeper than words because words lie and words hurt. Music goes straight for the heart.

He got caught stealing. Like a typical psychopath, he makes outrageous lies to cover for himself and to divert attention from his behavior. It is hard to admit guilt when you think the world owes you homage.

When nobody believed the lies, we now hear the same old banalities of FORGIVENESS and LOVE and SECOND CHANCES and all of that stuff coming from the suddenly contrite and deeply religious penitent...

Maybe he wants people to FORGET about the more Jewish side of Christianity which has a BIG TEN:


God told this to Moses to make society more peaceful.

Muslims would have just chopped off one of those music playing hands and a foot on his opposite side of his well-beaten body and that would have been it!

"Like a dog to its vomit, a fool returns to his folly."

Got to wonder what sort of Church music ministry pays this old boy so well that he can afford a private plane. My great-uncle was a licensed pilot and those planes are NOT cheap. Maybe he bought it on eBay too?

Once a thief... I hope that this CONVICTION was made a PERMANENT PART OF HIS CRIMINAL HISTORY. I wonder if those goodly church folk got a cop to run a Criminal Background Check on this guy, like I would have done and they should do after this fiasco..

It is about the bad image this guy is giving to the CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY in general which is why I am being hard-nosed about it. I know I am not a Christian which makes me able to give an objective view of this.

Televangelists have already sullied your community enough.

This man was a Music Director or a Minister of music which would indicate that he was a clergy person, a church leader, a person with some authority in the church.

Maybe he grew up watching Televangelists and thought that was how religion was supposed to be. Or he read the Bible and tried to figure out scams from it...

He needs to stay out of churches and get into a secular ROCK band or something where he will NOT be representing a church and nobody cares what he does as long as he can show up for concerts and play.

He has a deeper problem than just stealing.
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AUTHOR: Kyle McCarty - (United States of America)

Over the years I have not been proud of some of the things that I have done. I think we can all safely say this. Well, if we are honest with ourselves. I have had the privilege to work with some of today's biggest preachers and ministries. I have seen my share of corruption in the pulpit and behind the scenes from pastors using church finances to go on 2 months vacations, purchasing horses with church money for their spouses, to even watching one reach into the money bag after church just to take a group to dinner. There are hundreds of examples that I have seen. Often I have wondered how and why God allows those things to happen without any judgement. I guess that's not for me to understand.

What I do understand is this... I went to Davis County Jail and God met me there. Surrounded by gang members from the mexican mafia, aryan brotherhood, etc... God changed me. My first week there I did everything charismatic that I could think of from rebuking the devil to claiming victory. Nothing worked. What did work was when God took me to 1 Samuel 3 and I re-read the story of Eli the priest. He was "in his place", his "eyes had grown dim", and he was letting the "lamp of God go out". God showed me that I was just like Eli. In my place (going through the motions), my eyes were dim (I had lost vision and purpose), and I had let the lamp of God go out in my own life. Over 96 days God began a process in my life. One of restoration. Afterall, Christ is all about forgiveness and redmeption. That's why he came.

To say that I have been a perfect person would be far from true. To say that I messed up in life over and over again would be a good description. BUT, thank God for the blood of Jesus and the power in that blood to redeem.

Alot of people that I talk to about my experience there think I should keep it "under wraps". To keep it quiet. Why?? God changed me. I was a filthy sinner in need of a holy God. God took me through the process. He used some shady characters to help me get there along the way. I thank God for His work in me.

I have found Him to be faithful. Did you hear that? I have found Him to be faithful.  Even when I wasn't... even when I turned the wrong way. All while sitting in church. All while being on staff at some of the largest churches in the world. I thank Him for all that He did in my life AND all that He continues to do on a daily basis. Is my journey over? No way. God molds me every day. I found myself broken in the hand of a gracious potter who chose not to throw me away because I was imperfect. He chose and still chooses to shape me.

I think it would do us all good to jump back up on the potters wheel and be remade.


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Kyle Mccarty Lied on his resumes.

AUTHOR: Stop religious frauds - (USA)

Christian people are mandated to be loving and forgiving people following the example of Christ. But let me remind you that Jesus had little patience for corrupt religious leaders who failed to turn from their wicked ways. In my opinion, Kyle Mccarty is nothing more than a wicked person using religion and a religious position to make money.  He files false resumes, turned in Fake receipts for reimbursement at Christian Life Center and filed a false sexual harassment lawsuit to try and intimidate a witness to his theft. He later filed a paper with the court stating that he lied about the whole thing. He stated that he would destroy Christian Life Center and Layton Christian Academy. This is not judgment, its FACT. Facts that Kyle Mccarty has put in writing.

The following is a statement from the most recent Pastor to be lied to by Kyle Mccarty.

Posted By: Pastor Mike Slaughter on Jan 28, 2010 05:00PM

Im disappointed to share that Kyle McCarty will no longer be on staff with Ginghamsburg as the adult music director. As you may have read or heard in the media, Kyle will be incarcerated for three months to one year in Utah for a theft he was alleged to have committed while working for another church. When we hire staff members at Ginghamsburg, we are very careful in our hiring processes to try to select the right person for the mission. We conduct team interviews, run national background and credit checks, make multiple reference calls, hire the Gallup organization that created the Strengthsfinder tool to do a 45-minute interview assessment with the candidate, etc. Even with all of that, it was never brought to light as we evaluated Kyle and other candidates that Kyle had worked at the Christian Life Center church in Layton, Utah, nor did the pending legal case surface. And, Kyle failed to disclose those in the resume and application he submitted, no doubt hoping, naively of course, for a fresh start at a new place for himself and his family while a legal process of many months played out. Not surprisingly, those were secrets that couldnt, and shouldnt, be kept. On Christmas Eve, an attempt was made to extradite Kyle back to Utah to ensure the legal case would be resolved once and for all. Shortly following, we placed Kyle on a 30-day paid administrative leave so that he could immediately make plans to return to Utah to make things right, however that might play out, AND so that we could track down and assess all of the details.

We will immediately begin the search for the right music director. In the meantime, we serve a God who can redeem all things for the greater good.


If you are wondering what has made this case against Kyle Mccarty so egregious, please pay close attention. The initial $1,400 theft is probably the least serious crime he has committed. The reason Kyle Mccarty is in jail for 1 year is that after he was caught red handed FORGING FAKE RECIEPTS to the  Christian Life Center Church, he then threatened the Pastor with a Sexual Harassment lawsuit. He did file that lawsuit using his wife JESSICA MCCARTY. He later admitted he lied and made it up. It is a serious crime when a criminal threatens a witness in a case as Kyle Mccarty did. He also lied at least 2 or 3 times to the Court in Utah stating that he couldn't make it because of his plane being "broke Down", when it was discovered he flew to see family that day instead of going to court.

OUR VIEW: Taking a stand against crime

By Standard-Examiner staff


Last Edit: Jan 31 2010 - 10:03pm


A case of criminal fraud within a church provides a morality lesson for us all. The Rev. Kyle McCarty, 39, -- a modern-day "Elmer Gantry" -- will serve a year in jail for embezzling more than $1,400 from Layton's Christian Life Center. McCarty worked as a worship leader and led the church's music department.

The criminal tale of a grifter minister, and a relentless colleague, Rev. Dr. Myke Crowder, senior pastor at Christian Life Center, who had the courage to withstand a petty thief's threats, should be a lesson to all businesses, private or otherwise. Don't let fraud occur. Don't let threats that can harm your reputation stop you from righting a wrong and catching a criminal.

When McCarty's theft was discovered and he was confronted by Rev. Crowder, McCarty threatened to file sexual harrassment charges against Rev. Crowder on behalf of his wife. Rev. Crowder was not intimidated, and the investigation continued. McCarty did file sexual harrassment charges with the state Equal Opportunity Division, but later admitted he made those charges up.

The lesson taught from this case is that a thief was finally stopped by someone who stood up to the criminal. According to Rev. Crowder, McCarty has in the past moved "from one church to the other in brief stays, costing thousands of dollars to churches and leaving a trail of damage and unpaid bills reflecting negatively on the local church -- all as a 'minister,'" said the reverend in court.

When McCarty was hired by the church, a background check showed nothing. According to Crowder, he has talked with past churches associated with McCarty and discovered they were afraid to warn other churches about McCarty. Given the intimidation Rev. Crowder endured bringing McCarty to justice, perhaps we can understand why McCarty was able to find employment for so long.

Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings praised Rev. Crowder for his tenacity, integrity and courage. His example reminds us that bad behavior should never be tolerated by any of us

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Kyle Mccarty's Lies are catching up with him

AUTHOR: Stop Jay Ottis - (USA)

1/27/2010 8:38:00 AM  Email this article Print this article 

Music director gets jail time
McCarty guilty in Utah theft

By Nancy Bowman
Brown News Service

Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church's adult music director was sentenced Monday to a year in jail in Utah for theft of music equipment from another church.

Kyle Shane McCarty, 39, was sentenced in a Davis County, Utah, courtroom after pleading to charges involving the theft and resale on eBay of music equipment belonging to a local church.

Karen Smith, Ginghamsburg church communications director, said Tuesday afternoon that McCarty had been on paid administrative leave since late December to allow him to address "pending issues."

Later, Smith said that McCarty's last day in church employ will be Feb. 3, the day the leave period expires. She would not say if McCarty chose to leave voluntarily.

"Our policy is that is a confidential employment matter," Smith said.

McCarty "is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing (a minister's clothes no less) preying upon the sheep or people of God," the Rev. Myke Crowder of the Christian Life Center in Layton, Utah, said at sentencing.

Afterward, he talked by phone about his experiences with McCarty, who worked for a few months in 2007 in the music department at the Christian Life Center, which has a congregation of about 2,000 and operates a school.

Crowder said McCarty was hired as church worship leader and was to oversee the music department. He said McCarty was "a very talented performer," but within months workers in the accounting department began to raise questions about transactions.

Crowder said he confronted McCarty, who allegedly threatened him with a sexual harassment complaint. A complaint later was filed with a state agency, then withdrawn.

As part of a plea deal, McCarty pleaded guilty to theft while prosecutors agreed not to pursue a felony of retaliating against a witness, Troy Rawlings, a member of the Davis County prosecutor's office, said Tuesday. The retaliation charge would have stemmed from the harassment complaint filing, he said.

McCarty also agreed to pay $1,400 restitution as part of the plea deal, Rawlings said.

Crowder said the church conducted a background check before hiring McCarty, but found no complaints from other churches.

"We certainly were holding him accountable," Crowder said of the decision to turn to local police.

Smith said Ginghamsburg also does checks and was not aware of any issues with McCarty before his hiring. At the time job candidates were being interviewed, the church did not know of any pending issues with McCarty, she said. She described as "uneventful" McCarty's six months at the rural Tipp City church.

"We are very saddened, as anyone would be, to learn of this," Smith said.

Crowder agreed. We don't have malice or anger toward Kyle. We feel sorry for him. We are saddened," he said.
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