NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — A Kentucky church has announced plans to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by Dove Award-winning Christian musician and songwriter Chris Rice.
Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, said that Rice, whose songs include “Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)” and “Deep Enough to Dream,” had been a guest musician at several youth and college retreats from 1995 to 2003.
“Through his involvement in our ministry, Mr. Rice developed close relationships with multiple students,” the Rev. Robert H. Cunningham, the church’s pastor, said in a statement. “Last week, one of those male students called to inform me of allegations that Mr. Rice had sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions. While these remain allegations at this point, we are treating them as credible