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Oceanside Pastor Accused of Sex With Minor Murrieta Girl

Matthias Anderson, 41, lead pastor of New Wine Ministries International in Oceanside, is accused of having unlawful sex with a minor Murrieta girl over a two-year period, police said today.

The award-winning lead pastor of an Oceanside church has been arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sex with a minor Murrieta girl.

Matthias Anderson, 41, of Hemet, was arrested at 7:45 a.m. today near the victim's Murrieta residence as he allegedly arrived to pick up the victim, said Murrieta police Sgt. Phil Gomez, in a news release.

Anderson was being held at Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bail, according to jail records.

The sergeant believes Anderson, president and lead pastor of New Wine Ministries International in Oceanside, met the juvenile victim through the church two years ago. 

The victim and her mother attended the church, Gomez said.

"The [alleged] sexual relationship began approximately two years ago and occurred multiple times in both Riverside and San Diego counties," Gomez said.

Based on the investigation, detectives suspect there is a possibility of additional victims in the Oceanside area.   

A bio page on the church website says Anderson is married and the father of six.

In 2002, Anderson, a Marine sergeant, received the City of Oceanside’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Award.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation was asked to call Sgt. Phil Gomez at 951-461-6356 or Detective John Therien at 951-461-6346. After hours, the on-duty watch commander can be contacted at 951-696-3615. 

Brenda November 01, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Jeesus Chriminey, we cannot trust anyone with our children or even ourselves really. Its a sad world we live in. If this man is found to be guilty of this crime add him to the list of thousands more convicted sex offenders of children who are, and purposely take positions where they are trusted by children and ADULTS, parents. First ?? would be 1. why is the pastor picking up a child at 745am on a school day, and is this a regular thing? That in itself is strange to me unless he leads the carpool.
SARAH November 02, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Sick sick sick!!!
Gil Fernandez November 03, 2011 at 09:53 PM
The shame he has brought upon his wife, children, marine corps, father, mother, brothers, associate pastors, and his church goers, "flock" and neighbors in Murrieta is MIND BLOWING!! what is New Wine Ministries going to do now? Mattias you sick *$%$%^&*() I feel for your Deacons and Ministers and entire staff!! I can't believe that I let this fool pray over me..
Brenda November 03, 2011 at 11:11 PM
I am sure you are one of thousands who feel just like you do Gil. :/ Its terrible that these people always pick jobs that integrate them into our lives completely, teachers, pastors, neighbor, famliy member, doctors, dentists, etc. So how are you or anyone else suppose to know until he is found out.?
DMW November 04, 2011 at 03:27 AM
Its disgusting agree... Sadly I feel every one IN Oceanside new wine had an idea what was going on and that even makes this whole thing worse... I trusted- loved and adored this family. I have been violently ill since I saw this on the news.
Anthony Kindred November 04, 2011 at 11:58 PM
wat happen to innocent until proven guilty? i admit it's an embarassmnent. we all should let the judicial procees take its course. i hope that no other child has to go through this type of heniousness. lets all pray for girl and her mother and lets pray for the brother too. everybody derserves a second chance. look at the oceanside high coach that got busted, same scenario!! i can only sense wat this brother is going through as well as the little girl and her mother and hopefully by the grace of God i strongly feel that he deserves a second chance at LIFE but wit stipulations that there is no contact minors and he seeks help for his actions.
Lesli Logan November 05, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Anthonly I agree, we need to let the proof come out, and let the court do thier job. It's unfortutate that this has happened, whether he did this, or if this girl is lying. I pray that in this situation god will have his mercy rain down and have the rain wash away the sins and hurt caused by the devil. It's not time to be hateful it's time to come together as men and women of god and just pray that the truth will come out, so that there is no injustice done here, so that if Bishop is innocent he won't be thrown in prison, and if the girl is lying I pray that she admitts it before anyone else is hurt by this. I really pray that god will be in the midst of all of this and no matter what this whole thing will be used for god's purpose. No matter how sick something can be and at this point nobody outside of him and this girl really know the truth right now, but good can always come out of evil.
Brenda November 05, 2011 at 11:55 PM
Which is very true Lesli. He is a suspect and we do not know if it happened or not, thats why I said above if he was found guilty or not. Because of the prevailence of this kind of crime, how much we talk about it at home, school etc. children, teenagers know for more about molestation then I ever did as a child. Thus, their ability to either lie, or stretch a otherwise innocent story into a huge one. Either way as you say, lets pray that the truth is found out, just the truth, and no one is condemned without sufficient evidence.
Anonymous November 11, 2011 at 06:04 PM
When ever accusation is involved in a matter, what is in a person's heart will be exposed. The test isn't just for the person being accused; the test is also for others and how they respond to a difficult situation. People can think they know all they need to know in order to arrive at a particular judgment, but often important details (which only God knows) are deliberately hidden from public view. Let the judicial process run it's course. The wisest course of action is to refrain from judgment altogether, and pray for those involved; not out of malice or a harsh attitude, but ask yourself how would you want someone to pray for you, if you were the one in the middle of the issue? Sometimes people forget that given the right set of circumstances, any one of us could become ensnared in sin. Any one of us could fail. Situations like this test what people really believe about God, the blood of Christ, and His desire to redeem sinful mankind. I am not "taking sides" in this issue, nor would I ever advocate child molestation or other crimes as acceptable. It is a heartbreaking situation for everyone involved and we have kept them in our prayers. I am simply encouraging people to guard their mouth and their heart in how they respond, lest the fruit of those judgments boomerang back into a person's life in a way that they would not desire.
Brenda November 11, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Anonymous, as much as your post speaks of "what God knows" you cannot then end your statement/post on "lest the fruit of those judgements boomerang back into a person's life in a way that they would not desire. Otherwise by saying how we feel, or condemning this man before a judge and jury find him guilty or innocent, (which I DID not do here) we should be in fear of a "payback" from God. Ie boomerang. God does not boomerang things back into our life that we would not desire, he doesnt punish us for our feelings or pay us back for our comments as you are suggesting. Not sure what church you go to, but that is very wrong. God shows us the way, points us in the right and wrong directions, we choose where we go from there, but if we make a bad choice(or in this case voice our opionion) he isnt going to strike us down dead by lightening. As for this Pastor I hope he is innocent of this crime. Its also unfortunate that so many girls have conditions known as hyper-sexuality and are actually open to a good looking man to show them the birds and the bee's and some of these girls are so pretty and look older that it is a terrible temptation for any man. However, every man should not cross that fine line and get involved he needs to run for help from the tempation.
Anonymous November 11, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Brenda, It was not my intention to offend anyone with my comment. I also did not suggest that God punishes us for our feelings, nor did I say that He would strike anyone down with lightening. Those are not my words. Please understand that it is also not my intention or my desire to argue over someone else's interpretation of what they think I said. It is a natural human response to be upset at these allegations, but people do need to be careful how they respond. Matthew 7:1 cautions people not to judge others that we might not be judged as well. "For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." When all is said and done, each one of us will be judged according to how well we fulfilled the law of love, and we will give an account for every idle word we speak.Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, "But I tell say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give an account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned." What we store up in our heart, whether love or hatred, compassion or hardness, mercy or judgment...it all comes out at times of testing and this is how the real fruit in a person's life is made known to others. I was not making any implication towards any particular person's comments, only a gentle reminder that none of us want to open a door to the enemy through careless conversation.
Patricia Moultrie November 15, 2011 at 02:22 AM
Reap what you sow I have heard no compassion for the victims the children of God egos abuse of authority this is a discusting AND WHAT IF SHES TELLING THE TRUTH DONT COVER YOUR BROTHERS SIN OR YOU WILL BE IN HIS BONDAGE PEOPLE DONT GET A MILLION DOLLAR BAIL WITH NO PROOF CALL RIVERSIDE POLICE THEY WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL THE DEVILS A LIAR A DECIEVER WAKE UP CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS THE LORD IS BRINGING THE DARK TO THE LIGHT FERVENT PRAYER WARRIORS PREPARE THE TRUTH OF GOD WILL SET US FREE REPENTENCE OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE OPEN YOUR EARS TO WISDOM THE BAIT OF SATAN IS SURFACING RISE UP MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD
Patricia Moultrie November 15, 2011 at 02:22 AM
Reap what you sow I have heard no compassion for the victims the children of God egos abuse of authority this is a discusting AND WHAT IF SHES TELLING THE TRUTH DONT COVER YOUR BROTHERS SIN OR YOU WILL BE IN HIS BONDAGE PEOPLE DONT GET A MILLION DOLLAR BAIL WITH NO PROOF CALL RIVERSIDE POLICE THEY WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL THE DEVILS A LIAR A DECIEVER WAKE UP CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS THE LORD IS BRINGING THE DARK TO THE LIGHT FERVENT PRAYER WARRIORS PREPARE THE TRUTH OF GOD WILL SET US FREE REPENTENCE OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE OPEN YOUR EARS TO WISDOM THE BAIT OF SATAN IS SURFACING RISE UP MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD
Beverly Tulowetzke Castagna November 15, 2011 at 04:19 AM
Well the Blog is not letting me sign in ~ But what I have to say is to the children of GOD @ NEW WINE MINISTRIES= your trust & Faith should be in GOD alone, not man. I know when something like this happens close to home we have denial as woman of abuse shows: PLease dont loose your Faith in the LORD< we have evil forces fighting Good everyday it is not for you to challenge your Faith, There is an innocent child who has been abused by {man} not GOD - We need to stand firm against these pedafiles who hide themselves in sheeps clothing and flock to hurt those who follow Christ. OUR LORD has brought this into the lite for you to take hold of whats Good and challenge only whats in this world, not what our LORd offers you ! Do NOT Flock to the Evil in man and give up your place with GOD by defending this man who is in custody ~ For He is the Evil who dwells in your House ! This is what Jesus warns us of " the true Wolves in Sheeps colthing. We are the Lamb of our Father and He will protect us when we follow HIS LITE ~{ Not the Man}. I have attended this church. Do not Loose your Faith. This is Truth & GOD brought it to your attention !! about a minute ago · Like Write a comment...
Beverly Tulowetzke Castagna November 15, 2011 at 08:02 AM
Remember : The Devil is a Liar and remember he walks in all shapes, sizes & colors.. he will have you believe things against your own family,friends, church and he knows if he can get in your head~ he will use anyone or anything with weaknesses. Stand firm in the name of our LORD "Y'SHUA` Jesus Christ our LORD & Savior ! Do not dwell where satan sits & LIES ! Right now these are the end times and satan is trying to show how he can ruin lives, victimize as many Christians as possible. Well satan guess what ~ YOU WILL NOT WIN < for I am my Fathers child and He has enough patience to wait for every human in existence to be a Christian and folllow His words. When its over its over. You can hurt us in this world only if we allow it~ and when I wake up I STOMP YOU OUT EVERYDAY ! I can overcome all things through Christ Jesus and will not fall prey to your games, afyter this world is done ~ So Are YOU !!!!!!!!
soilderinGodsarmy November 18, 2011 at 09:44 PM
How sad. @darkchocolatefresh you feel this way. U must've been hurt or your faith is not strong in God. Member we are not to have faith in man...but God only. and yes we are to pray!!! For all parties involved. God bless u all, my sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus.
Tim Garcia March 25, 2012 at 06:57 PM
New Wine Ministries and Christians in general are so mislead. Christians think they are better than everyone else...The congregation members at New Wine Ministries(Vicki King Specifically) even frequents local bars. I know because I have been with her! New Wine ministries is a disgrace to the religious community. In fact, Christians in general are brainwashed, mislead and attempt to mislead others.
The other side of me! March 31, 2012 at 09:58 PM
His deacons and Elders are just as bad. They cover up for him and their church. They lie in the name of God to save theirselves from the truth! These are not baseless allegations. I have experienced Vicki King, Dahl and Matthias first hand. They are all equal. they are all pieces of #$&%! Someone needs to close that safe-haven for pedophiles,drug addicts and homeless people down...And, they should put matthias in with general population so they can turn him out! They will get to him anyways. Protective Custody is not fullproof. They will get this monster. And, I hope the young lady that was abused by Matthias and the New Wine crew can find some peace and happiness... Sue those sick bastards at New Wine.... Someone needs to put a stop to them!!!1

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