Jimmy Hinton grew up in Shanksville, PA just over a mile from where United 93 went down on 9/11. He is a faithful husband, father, and minister. In 2011, he discovered that his father was a practicing pedophile and that he had been for his entire adult life. Just as troubling to Jimmy was the fact that, despite having two degrees and years of experience in ministry, nothing and no one had prepared him for the impact this would have on his family, community, and church. In fact, even though over 90% of pedophiles are active members of churches, this is one topic churches are the most naïve about. Churches are inviting targets, yet many Christians don’t want to entertain the idea that pedophiles are walking, breathing, and offending among us. The lack of educational and training materials for churches confirms this sad reality and, so, pedophiles continue to gain easy access to our children.
Jimmy takes his experience and combines it with academia to help educate and equip churches, schools, daycares, homes, and other high risk centers so that we can all take a stand and protect the innocent. His workshops focus on detection, reporting, and prevention of abuse. Currently, over 3 million young children are being sexually assaulted each day in the United States. When we include adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, we add 39 million to that staggering number. This is unacceptable. We must work together to detect and prevent the tragedy of child sexual abuse from happening this often.
Most websites that deal with prevention of child sex abuse contain so much information and so many links that it is overwhelming. That’s where this site is unique. It is intentionally simple, clean, and helpful in training others how to detect and prevent abuse. Jimmy combines dozens of books, countless hours of research, and several years of experience into his three hour workshop, which is available as a download through the store.
More about Jimmy:
–Training consultant for CampStart, Inc. in the area of sexual abuse prevention, detection, and reporting
–Certificate in Preparing for the Psychological Impact of Public Health Emergencies and Other Traumatic Events
–Certificates in Child Abuse Prevention
–B.A. in Bible and Religion
–M.Div (Master of Divinity) from Harding School of Theology
–Conducts annual workshop on Child Sexual Abuse Detection and Prevention for his local community
–Full time minister
Contact Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org