Youth Director Charged After Video Camera Found In Church Bathroom

June 8, 2021

An Escambia County youth director has been charged for allegedly placing a hidden video camera in a church bathroom.

On Sunday, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Calvary Baptist Church on Pine Forest Road after a hidden video surveillance camera was located in a bathroom.

Investigators assigned to the ECSO Special Victims Unit immediately began an investigation and identified 37-year-old David Patrick Nims as the suspect. Nims serves as a volunteer youth director at the church, according to the ECSO.

Nims was arrested and charged with one count of second degree felony video voyeurism by a person 18 or older, who is responsible for the welfare of a child younger than 16.

The sheriff’s office also served a search warrant at Nims’ home in the 7400 block of Hidden Valley Road as part of their investigation.

ECSO said the case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible. Anyone that believes they may be a victim of Nims, or knows that someone that may be a victim, is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620.


46 Responses to “Youth Director Charged After Video Camera Found In Church Bathroom”

  1. Herrnhut on June 13th, 2021 8:40 pm

    So the LORD said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father’s house with you shall bear iniquity connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear iniquity connected with your priesthood. (Numbers 18:1)

    It is the Truth the religious leaders bear all the iniquity with the sanctuary and the priesthood. Why else the religious countries have three times infection and death rates than the secular countries? Without Jesus and only Jesus, there is no healing and salvation on any.

  2. William Lingo on June 12th, 2021 1:22 pm

    @Jim Normally, I would agree, but not in this case. The evidence is clear, he filmed himself placing the camera, as well as being caught with child pornography!!! In this case, everyone needs to cast an arm load of stones at this pedophile, these people can’t be fixed!!!!

  3. tc on June 11th, 2021 7:49 am

    Another pedophile in disguise… Absolutely have zero trust in ANYONE these days!!

  4. Jane Doe on June 10th, 2021 5:50 pm

    Christ died for the sin in the world. But, the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Romans all the book. Sin is not the problem but unbelief in what the son of God did for everyone.

  5. Stumpknocker on June 10th, 2021 8:54 am

    First off I am a believer of god have been all my life. But this whole judging thing is being taken completely out of context. No I don’t judge people for where their soul may go or not go , not my job. But when humans become predators and make victims then yes I’m gonna judge and alert others around me to just what they really are and who they are. God does not expect us to walk around blindly nor does he say that those who commit crimes should not be held accountable, according to the law of the land.

  6. mnon on June 9th, 2021 11:40 pm

    @Floridian, using your hypothetical situation, sadly you would not be in heaven. You still have hate and revenge in your heart I can’t judge your heart only God can and those who are not repentant (you wouldn’t be because you would still hate the killer) and in Christ will be cast like branches into the fire. You’re welcome.

  7. mnon on June 9th, 2021 8:24 am

    @Just Feelings: People do need to wake-up. If you look at the data, when we started removing prayer from school, ten commandments from the courthouses and three decades of the radical left and atheists attacking and removing God and church from every institution. Along with anti-Christian Hollywood propaganda in our TV Shows, kids programming, music etc. you see a direct correlation with the decay of our society.

    So yes people do need to “wake-up” just because you don’t believe something doesn’t make it untrue, ignoring it and saying there’s no such thing does not make you immune. Your feelings are not facts and sadly a lot on here have no clue what the Bible actually says.

  8. Jill on June 9th, 2021 8:03 am

    It sounds to me like now are freedom to practice religion will try to be stopped again cause COVID-19 didnt’t. Sounds to me like we are in real need of some serious prayer. Regardless and be thankful we have this freedom while it last. Might be a time that will be taken away along with our right to bear arms.

  9. Floridian on June 9th, 2021 6:59 am

    @mnon that is interesting. So if someone murdered my mom, but then repented, and I had also repented, I’d be stuck in heaven for eternity with the guy who killed my mom? That don’t jive with me. I’ll pass just the same, thank you.

  10. Just a fact on June 8th, 2021 11:36 pm

    So if i steal a piece of gum .Im no better than a
    Than this. People wake up!

  11. Kel on June 8th, 2021 6:14 pm

    @chris I’m not going to get into any debate about religion (partially because I don’t wish to derail the real story here and make a comment chain about my own beliefs or lack thereof), but maybe it’s best if we don’t go looking for reasons via whataboutisms to excuse or absolve what appears to be behavior that predates on children? You could make the “first stone” argument for any crime if you wanted to and it doesn’t change the fact that the alleged criminal literally victimized an innocent individual, and when do you decide it’s ok to “pass judgment”? Should we not charge a murderer because the DA once took the lord’s name in vain or once read a playboy magazine? It’s insane to draw such false equivalencies. I’m sure you’d feel differently if the victim was your child.

  12. mnon on June 8th, 2021 5:46 pm

    @Floridian, Yes anyone no matter the sin, can repent and be baptized for the remission of their sin. We have no way of judging this man’s heart only his actions. A truly repentant soul can be saved from their sin(s) and reap the eternal reward. Like I mentioned in a previous post, sin is sin, we all sin and fall short the glory of God, but we salvation salvation through Jesus Christ.

    I would also like to add if this man was not saved, he had no business teaching in a house of God. It says so in Titus, go read it to find out the criteria to be an elder, deacon, preacher or teacher within the church.

  13. Chris on June 8th, 2021 4:14 pm

    In regards to casting the first stone, that’s very interesting. Everyone is digging the guy and perhaps rightfully so however, in God’s eyes, is this mans sin greater than any other sin ? I know most of you would love to think so although your gossip in church about his alleged deeds are just as bad .

  14. JTV on June 8th, 2021 3:03 pm

    @jim, I’ll judge this trash while he’s on earth, God will judge him when he’s dead.

  15. rangler on June 8th, 2021 2:49 pm

    Glad I never went to church … I thought the superstitions and nonsense were the worst thing I’d see, but here we are.

  16. good grief on June 8th, 2021 12:03 pm

    Just because someone is in church or in a church position DOES NOT mean they are saved and born again. I can sit in a hospital but that does not mean I’m a doctor. These kind of people are everywhere!!!! Sin is sin! Jesus saves!!!!!

  17. Floridian on June 8th, 2021 11:16 am

    So from what I understand from some of the comments, as long as I repent afterward, I can commit any heinous act and I’m still good to go, right? Just wanted to clarify first.

  18. Ben Watchin on June 8th, 2021 10:25 am

    Do you hate your sin as much as you hate his? Just wondering!

  19. chris on June 8th, 2021 8:55 am

    “But which one of any of us is in a position to judge?” Jesus said to judge with righteous judgement. Not knee jerk reactions. Factual information to make an informed decision.
    Unfortunately this man made a very bad choice that impacts those around him.

  20. AC on June 8th, 2021 8:35 am

    But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. – 1 Corinthians 5:11(NKJV)

  21. Sueb on June 8th, 2021 8:33 am

    I feel the embarrassment for the entire church family & pastor. Interview each child with the parent to find out what else did this guy do.

  22. Paul on June 8th, 2021 8:28 am

    Don’t try to justify his actions with whataboutism.
    If you do, you’re in the same boat..

  23. Rasheed Jackson on June 8th, 2021 7:39 am

    So sad that these people have infiltrated organizations, such as churches, where parents feel their children are safe. If this man is truly guilty then he deserves everything the law can throw at him. This is disgusting, and despicable.
    Praying for the people of this church.

  24. judy on June 8th, 2021 7:06 am

    In reply to mnon: You are so right that we are called to pray for this man, and sin is sin. Our human side sees the magnification of some sins over others, and react accordingly! However, Jesus died for all of us, and we can all be forgiven…if we ask and repent. Thank you for being a voice of reason!

  25. Brian on June 8th, 2021 6:57 am

    The reason these predators have infiltrated churches is because blind followers naively excuse their actions in the name of god. The followers then start fighting among themselves about what god would do then all of the sudden the offender becomes the victim and the real victims are ostracized.

  26. JustSaying on June 8th, 2021 6:50 am

    There are different degrees of HELL, so that’s why as you say to all us good Christian commentators. The devil mimics God, he has a trinity just like He he does. If you make it to Heaven, you will receive your rewards for what you did after you were saved. And yes, this man still can go to Heaven. No judgment here! Read the Bible, look at all the names in the Bible. David for one!

    Does he deserve to pay his earthly penalties, YES!

    And he can be held more accountable in the Lord’s eyes, because of the position that he was given. All of that depends on if he was truly saved or still can be!

  27. Jill on June 8th, 2021 6:39 am

    If he’s willing to go so far as to watch people in the church’s bathroom, I’m willing to wager that he’s done much, much worse. He’s more than likely a pedophile.

    I’ve had my day in court with our (I say our because it affects the family unit as a whole) offender, and guess what we uncovered first? More will be revealed on this, and I pray for his victims and their families.

    I hope someone goes to one of his court dates and tells the rest of the inmates what he is while they come in through the back side of the courtroom like my husband did for me. The inmates will take care of him. There’s a bunch of people in jail & prison who would love to be with their families.

    People (mama’s & daddy’s especially) please hear me when I tell you that if someone is willing to go this far, they have usually done, or will do, much, much worse. Guard your families like the treasures they are because it’s hard to snap back after something like this. It has taken me years to be okay. God bless.

  28. Nope on June 8th, 2021 6:28 am

    Brian, you’ve got no clue what you’re talking about. It’s people like you who are to blame for why women in society get away with literally everything that a man would serve prison time for.

  29. In reply to Toni on June 8th, 2021 6:26 am

    Toni if you’re going to reply to me at least read the whole comment before starting a new tangent.

  30. mnon on June 8th, 2021 12:13 am

    Wow…He should be crying! He took his position of authority and used it to prey upon those that would call him brother. That said, I’m going to correct a few of our good Christian commenters. First off sin is sin, there is no such thing as a big sin or a small sin, God hates ALL sin. So he faces no more punishment eternally than someone who steals or lies. WE ALL have sinned and fall short the glory of God! Also, there is no “special place in Hell” as some here would like to say, there is only Hell, period. Christ does still leave the path open for this man or any sinner to repent and remove their sin. We are not to judge by external standards, that is true, but we can judge by works (action) and we can withdraw fellowship based on those works. So yes we can judge this man by his actions and choose not to associate with him.

    John 3:16

  31. Wendell on June 7th, 2021 9:48 pm

    Some stones are heavier than others

  32. Mark on June 7th, 2021 9:26 pm

    He is a disgrace and should be punished. That being said, I will pray for his family.

  33. Jack W Murphy on June 7th, 2021 9:07 pm

    This is not about casting stone, this is moral failure. If He is found guilty then appropriate justice will follow. If this is true, then this is a case of open rebellion to God. He has violated God’s commandments. What is done in darkness will be brought into the light. This is a harsh wake up call, but He hasn’t fallen too far, that God cannot hear cried of repentance and restore this Man. I pray that He returns back to Christ

  34. Pw on June 7th, 2021 8:31 pm

    Very sad. These are the same people that judge and point fingers at others.

  35. Bob on June 7th, 2021 8:31 pm


    “which one of any of us is in a position to judge?”

    …when he goes to trial, the judge will.

  36. Toni W. on June 7th, 2021 8:29 pm

    In reply to Brian:

    Women can be predators, too, so hiring more of them wouldn’t help. Bad/sick people are bad/sick, regardless of sex or gender. The unfortunate part about women predators, though, is that it’s usually celebrated when they take advantage of male youth. “Where were those teachers when I was in school?!” “High five! That kid’s got some bragging to do.” “She definitely didn’t have to rape anyone! Look at her!” As a society, we’ve really got to better about caring what happens to our children. Predation on our youth is predation, PERIOD. We can’t keep giving passes to women predators just because they’re women and “it’s not as bad” because it is just as bad.

  37. mq on June 7th, 2021 8:23 pm

    Disgusting and very very sad

  38. Brian on June 7th, 2021 7:49 pm

    I just assume every man in a position of trust around my child is a predator. Need to hire more women into these roles. Women aren’t perfect, but the odds seem much better.

  39. David on June 7th, 2021 7:12 pm

    The youth today have no mentors they can trust today.
    People wearing masks in society everywhere

  40. Della Madden on June 7th, 2021 6:40 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty. Also, if you r a follower, remember what Jesus said to the accusers of the adulterous woman? He who is without sin, cast the first stone.

  41. Jim on June 7th, 2021 6:37 pm

    Careful all you out there with stones to throw… let the one who has no sin cast the first stone. Make no mistake. What this man is accused of is indeed terrible. But which one of any of us is in a position to judge?

  42. JTV on June 7th, 2021 5:45 pm

    Take out the trash

  43. L. B. on June 7th, 2021 5:05 pm

    Disgraceful!!! May you rest on HOT COAL’s in He– for this evil deed.

  44. J.Larry Seale on June 7th, 2021 4:51 pm

    one very sick person………
    and he is suppose to a man of god……….

  45. Enjoy on June 7th, 2021 4:50 pm

    There’s a special, special place in Hell for folk like you.

  46. 429SCJ on June 7th, 2021 4:42 pm

    “A heart that devises evil schemes, wicked feet, swift unto mischief”


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