Reports that Christian music artist Chris Rice groomed and sexually assaulted a teenage boy in the late 90s to early 2000s from Tates Creek Presbyterian Church (TCPC) in Lexington, Kentucky, have been deemed credible by Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) after a year-and-a-half long investigation.
The 29-page report details the findings from an investigation that was launched after a survivor came forward in 2020, alleging that the singer sexually abused a teenager while he was contracted to lead worship for the church’s youth and college retreats. The survivor shared information regarding his abuse after TCPC had begun investigating allegations of sexual abuse against Brad Waller, their former pastor and close friend of Rice.
Rice has been nominated for 10 Dove Awards and took home the award for Male Vocalist of the Year during the 1999 Dove’s. He has also releasedn 10 albums, including his latest release in 2019, “Untitled Hymn: A Collection of Hymns.”