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Published January 19, 2010, 09:54 AM

Wheaton Pastor convicted of kidnapping, burglary, and assault

Wheaton, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A judge has found a controversial Pastor in Wheaton, Minnesota guilty of kidnapping, burglary and assault.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Prosecutors proved Barnes and others associated with his Thy Kingdom Come ministry forced their way into a home in Beardsley, Minnesota.

They threatened people with guns, assaulted one person, and held another man against his will. Sentencing is set for February 3rd.

Barnes established the Thy Kingdom Come ministry in 1991 after living a life of crime. Two men are still facing charges after a 14 month-old girl died after she was hit with a baseball bat outside Barnes' church in September.