This is our archive of news items tagged Followers of Christ church.

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Parents in Followers of Christ case made ‘a horrible choice,’ physician testifies

Shannon and Dale Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman made “a horrible choice” for their child when they decided to go to a relative’s house for the premature birth instead of immediately heading to a hospital, a pediatrician testified Friday at the faith healing couple’s manslaughter trial.

The Hickmans’ son, David, was born two months prematurely and lived less than nine hours. [Read more...]

Defense attorneys focus on prosecution’s role in Followers of Christ manslaughter case

Shannon and Dale Hickman Defense attorneys representing Dale and Shannon Hickman tried to turn the tables Thursday by making the Clackamas County district attorney’s office the focus of their clients’ faith-healing homicide trial. [Read more...]

Prosecution, defense present dueling views of infant’s death in faith-healing trial

Dale and Shannon Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman belong to the Followers of Christ Church, an Oregon City congregation that believes in faith-healing over medical care.

The church has a long history in Oregon of child deaths involving treatable illnesses. [Read more...]

Another faith-healing death of a child puts Followers of Christ parents on trial

Shannon and Dale Hickman The Hickmans are members of the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City faith-healing church.

The congregation has a long history of children dying from curable conditions because parents rejected medical care in favor of spiritual treatments. [Read more...]

Cult members sentenced to 90 days in jail, probation in faith healing case

Timothy and Rebecca Wyland An Oregon City couple who treated their infant daughter with faith healing rather than take her to a doctor were sentenced today in Clackamas County circuit court to 90 days in jail and three years probation.

The Wylands are members of the Followers of Christ Church, theologically a cult of Christianity, whose extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have left a trail of dead children in its wake. [Read more...]

Followers of Christ Church parents on trial for medical neglect of child

Timothy and Rebecca Wyland The trial of Timothy and Rebecca Wyland for the medical neglect of their now 18-months-old daugher got underway last Friday.

belong to the Followers of Christ Church, a cult of Christianity whose extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have left a trail of dead children in its wake. [Read more...]

Faith healing trial brings Followers of Christ church back into the spotlight

Timothy and Rebecca Wyland Jury selection for two more members of the Followers of Christ Church is set to begin Tuesday, a day after the Oregon Senate passed a bill to crack down on faith-healing parents who don’t take their children to the doctor.

Tim and Rebecca Wyland are the third set of parents who belong to the Oregon City church who will stand trial for not getting their child medical attention. [Read more...]