Report: Mothers of Tomberlin’s Children Claim Lifestyle of Debauchery

August 18, 2018

A group of Christian observers who have followed the David Tomberlin scandal since the kidnapping incident in May, 2017 have submitted a summary report from a blog purportedly authored with his former lovers, the mothers of his children born in Thailand. The blog, formerly hosted at was believed to have been taken down following pressure from the minister under threat of financial repercussions. We are running their full statement below:

“In May of 2017 a blog was put up online by a friend of one of the mothers of David Tomberlin’s children in what she deemed an effort to bring to light the truth about DT.  Their primary reason was they were concerned that, in their words, ‘DT was destroying the Gospel in Thailand.’  The reports and pictures in this multi-page blog were directly from the mothers of DT’s children with different women in Thailand, therefore these women all collaborated. The evidence being direct from the mother’s stock of photos and screenshots of texts between themselves and David.  They tried to expose his lies and lifestyle to his followers more than a year ago.


This blog and its contents was online for only about 30 days’ time while DT worked out the legal issues (hiring a lawyer to squash the reports and warrant) while DT was overseas between the time of the police arresting Kaet and his return to Thailand about a month after the kids were returned to their mothers.  Many people, including pastors saw this blog with what appears to be incontrovertible evidence.  In this blog there were several pictures of DT at home where he lived with all the 3 kids and the two mothers.  These two mothers of DT’s children also claimed other women lived there at times with David.  Pictures showed him sleeping in bed with all 3 kids, him in the yard with the kids, him in the house with the mothers, etc.  There were also allegations of drunkenness and prostitution, so much so that the mother of his son finally could not take it and left him in 2015.


The blog also chronicled numerous texts between DT and the mothers during the time he kept the children for 3 months.  Some of these texts show DT calling them vile names and what appears to be attempts to bully them.  The mother of his two daughters was begging to see her children (as you saw a small portion of that on this website).  He threatened one of the mothers of his children with jail if she would not sign papers giving him custody.  He taunted her by saying the children would have no mother because she would be in jail.  He disparaged them by saying they were poor and uneducated.  He used graphic sexual terms and accusations against them. Language that is not in alignment with the message he preaches publicly. The same mother of his two children who he called a ‘whore’ claimed she only turned to that to make money to live, since David left her and the two children in late 2016 to go live with his then girlfriend whom he now is married to.  They also claimed DT started ‘dating’ his current legal wife when she was 18 and DT was living with 4 other women.  (See screenshots of this blog on google search after he had it taken down called ‘’ where it still shows snippets of text from the site including that his then girlfriend Sah (Kaet) as they called her in Thai, was 18 when they started ‘dating.’

There was also a recent text message shown in which  DT was talking to a different Vietnamese girlfriend who could not wait to see her ‘true love’ soon and DT replied he was ‘so excited.’  There were also pictures of DT cozying up to yet another Asian girlfriend.  This website is no longer operating because within a few days of DT finally returning to Thailand from overseas a month after the police found the kids, he shut it down.  One can only imagine how this suddenly occurred; either threats or lawyer.  These are monetarily poor women who did not have the resources to fight against him.  The women also claimed on this blog that DT treated them like slaves.

There were Facebook message texts to DT’s family from one of the mothers begging for help to get her children back and his family had no idea until this point that DT had other children all these years. One of David’s family members told the mother he had no control over what David did.  The mothers said that David forbid them to post any pictures of the 3 kids on social media.  The direct testimony on this site said he was never married to either of the mothers of his children in Thailand, indicated children out of wedlock; another contradiction of what David preaches publicly.  David essentially has gone to social media to claim these facts are not true too and nothing valid exists on the internet.  However, the screenshots with the indicates otherwise.  This website was not vindictive or mean but laid out documentary evidence out of concern for all his followers that were being duped and for the sake of the gospel.  Screenshots were not taken by this group of witnesses since the site was removed so abruptly but someone probably has them – ultimately God knows the truth.

Some have it on good authority that David has been confronted privately in the Matthew 18 Biblical manner by several Godly pastors/leaders last year; e.g. regarding the multiple women and taking the children as reported in the newspapers, internet and TV reports.  DT refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing and responded that he was being attacked because he preaches the Gospel. Now that this information has become public it is hoped that his followers will not stay deceived by him.  In addition, in hopes for DT’s personal redemption to his relationship to Jesus, to the truth, to the body of Christ and the Biblical standard he has preached and taught.”

More Reports Recently Discovered in Online Thai Publications

Our research team has recently unearthed  more online Thai publications about the scandal in the past day. We are posting screenshots below, as  the website links mysteriously “disappear” as soon as we post them.



Breaking: New Info on David Tomberlin Case as More Suppressed Reports Surface

August 14, 2018

Thanks to a fresh batch of Thai news stories that have surfaced in the David Tomberlin kidnapping and multiple “wives” scandal, we now have access to many more details of the case. Also several other American reporting outlets have finally begun to cover the story as well in the past 24 hours. Our sources confirm that screenshots captured of news pages posted below (in both English and Thai languages) ran both during and after the actual kidnapping incident occurred in Thailand – stories that Tomberlin had attempted to purge from the internet.

The original source links of these screenshots no longer exist, successfully pulled from the Web through threats of litigation or other means. Since the start of this blog, our own reposts of Tomberlin news videos have been removed several times via claims of “hate speech” to our server hosts. We are committed to repost the videos each time he or his representatives attempt to erase them to suppress the truth from his ministry followers.

What we now know: Who are Kate, Peter & the ‘Wives’?

Sources are now confirming that Tomberlin was not married to any of the women with whom he bore children in Thailand over the last few years. News reports also confirm that his current legal wife “Kate” (Kaet/Kesri/Kedsaree) was 20 at the time of her kidnapping arrest and their marriage (now 21), despite some reports claiming she was as old as 27.

Some had also questioned the validity of an earlier news report that had listed Tomberlin’s name as “Peter” for legal purposes (Tomberlin himself used this point to discount the validity of our blog’s reporting). However, in this latest cache of images, Thai Visa News confirms that “Peter” was an earlier name the agency used, but is actually David Tomberlin (see below).

The reports also show that two of the three kidnapped children were age 6 at the time – meaning Tomberlin clearly produced two of the youngsters at the same time with two different women.

All of the latest batch of screenshots are below. This story is now being picked up by several other English speaking blogs and online ministries. Only now is Tomberlin reporting to have lost ministry invites, as most American churches were unaware of these events from last year until now.



Preacher David Tomberlin Text Convos Hold Kidnapping, Prostitution Evidence

In a story originally published by, the newsgroup had acquired a series of screenshots of preacher David Tomberlin’s text conversations with some of his “wives,” when the children had been allegedly kidnapped. Despite his claims that these were mere “custody issues,” an arrest of his youngest wife was made by officials for the crime. Furthermore is the damning evidence of Tomberlin bragging about his prostitution exploits in Thailand while simultaneously running a Christian revival ministry.

**Note the broken, “slowed” English is a common habit for expats communicating in Asia where English is a lightly understood second language.**

We will let them speak for themselves …


American Missionary David Tomberlin Leaves Trail of Thai Women and Children in his Wake

**Note this story changes David Tomberlin’s name to “Peter” for legal purposes. Thai Visa News confirms that “Peter” was an earlier name the agency used, but is actually David Tomberlin (See Evidence Here) The photos are clearly his newest “wife” Kaet (Kate) age 20, and some of his children. This story adds further detail to the kidnapping situation before she was captured. Sources say Tomberlin has worked feverishly behind the scenes, threatening litigation to multiple Thai web sites to suppress English versions of the story with the strength of an intimidating American attorney “who gets 35 percent” (Below we have a screenshot of him bragging about this). We have seen some news page links go down even in the past two days since this information became public in America. This effort to protect his ministry reputation in the USA was not ultimately successful. In America there is also freedom of the press. We have captured screen shots of this story from the Samui Times at the bottom of the page to prove it’s veracity if he gets it pulled. There is also a video of the CCTV footage below, allegedly of Kate taking the children at the bottom**

A family drama doing the rounds of Thai social media points to a US religious teacher leading Thai women and his children a merry dance across the whole country.

The missionary – based last in Chiang Mai – and given the name “Peter”, was on his fifth wife and sixth child and now seems to have fled the mess he left behind and gone to America, reported Daily News.

The story came to light when a woman went on Facebook to appeal for help in finding her daughter who had been taken from her house on a scheduled visit and not returned.

The story encompasses Chiang Mai, Nakorn Sawan, Sisaket, Payao and now Pattaya.

“Busada” ,31, told Daily News online that she had lived with Peter and they had had a child she called “Robert” who was now 6. She said Peter would never let pictures of the family be put on social media.

She knew that he also has two other children – Christine,6, and Emily, aged one, with a new wife called Koi, 29.

Busada split up with the missionary 2 years ago and Koi did the same six months ago but both women were awarded custody of the children in court. Neither baulked at visiting rights for Peter and yet another new wife called Kaet, 20.

Busada said that Kaet came to collect Robert to take him out to eat but they did not return. Though a text was sent to say he was alright it soon became apparent that the child had been taken away.

Meanwhile, Peter went to the house of his other two children in Sisaket and disappeared with those two as well.

Now all the children are believed to be with Kaet after they were seen in Pattaya.

Busada said that she went to see Kaet’s mother in Nakorn Sawan and claimed that while they were on their way to Pattaya the mother tipped off her daughter.

Staff at a condo in Pattaya told Busada that Kaet had three children with her. She would let them play alone all day at the swimming pool and there was serious concern that the children were neglected.

CCTV footage caught Kaet, with a cap to try to conceal her identity, leaving with the three children to avoid capture. She was believed to have gone to hole up in another condo at the resort.

Meanwhile Busada said that she believes that her estranged husband had three other children with two other foreign wives in the past.

Police reports against Kaet have been filed in Payao, Sisaket, Nakorn Sawan and Pattaya as the social media hunt for the children now gains momentum.

Video of CCTV Footage of Tomberlin Kidnapping Case

*the above link must be currently maintained as it often gets mysteriously scrubbed from the server.


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David Tomberlin has Multiple ‘Wives,’ Children in Thailand – Arrest Warrant Issued

36587361_10160567903940634_2183801908634845184_oAugust 2018

A plethora of news reports verify that Pasadena-based preacher David Tomberlin, 45, has in fact collected multiple “wives,” scattering children throughout Southeast Asia with several women while still carrying on an international Christian revival ministry. Furthermore, in May 2017, an arrest warrant for Tomberlin was issued in Pattaya, Thailand (literally known as “sex capital of the world” for its prostitution trade), where his newest and youngest wife (reportedly age 20-27, pictured wearing braces) was arrested for kidnapping his children from two of his other partners.

As of the beginning of August 2018, the story is only now beginning to break outside of Southeast Asia.

In a cringy, 20-minute “defense” video, Tomberlin does not mention one concrete detail about the case (“shoo away, nothing to see here”), lending solid veracity to the reported facts in the opinion of most viewers who commented.

1Tomberlin minimizes the kidnapping charges – only referring to a “custody” issue, and refrains from any mention of juggling multiple Thai “wives.” He does not address news agency text evidence that he engaged in rampant prostitution as well, all while conducting Christian ministry, Tomberlin spends the bulk of the video attacking the motives and theology of ministers who uncovered his behavior to the American church. Online commenters have mostly viewed this as “gaslighting,” as Tomberlin manipulatively attacks his accusers and their families while simultaneously playing the victim and avoiding any facts about his case. Most viewers were not convinced by his “fast talking,” and say he intentionally misrepresents the views of his “opponents,” all in an effort to question their motives and spin facts as “fake news” contrived by theological adversaries.

It is unclear whether Tomberlin has gotten the kidnapping charges dropped over the past year, or settled with the women and authorities out of court.

2Sources say Tomberlin has worked feverishly behind the scenes, threatening litigation to multiple Thai web sites to squelch English versions of the story with the strength of an intimidating American attorney “who gets 35 percent.” This effort to protect his ministry reputation was not ultimately successful. However it did take an entire year for the scandal to surface in American and Australian church networks since it was first reported in Pattaya. It is unclear how many churches currently listed on Tomberlin’s speaking calendar have even heard the news.

Tomberlin’s “defense” video shows him appearing to glance at what may be a prepared statement behind the camera. He does vaguely reference an incident “from 10 years ago.” This likely refers to his divorce from then wife Alice, of Hong Kong, who pre-dated all the other Thai women and alleged prostitutes. However, Tomberlin may have been referencing an alleged affair with a popular, married Christian worship leader from the same time frame a decade ago, which he denies. All of these incidents began almost immediately after the widely televised Lakeland Revival in 2008, in which Tomberlin was the “announcement guy” under evangelist Todd Bentley.

Tomberlin is founder of David Tomberlin Ministries at

More information, photos and reports are listed are listed below:

May 2017 News Report:

“Pattaya Provincial Court have issued an arrest warrant for an American bible basher who allegedly ordered his current “wife” to kidnap his three children from two former disciples.

David Tomberlin, originally from Texas, has been spreading more than the word of God as he traveled around Thailand with three children and three “wives” in just six years of being a missionary in the country.

The only missionary work Tomberlin seems to have been doing is in the missionary position.

Arrest Warrant Issued For American Bible Basher

His current partner, Kedsaree Weeranakin, 27, was arrested on Thursday hiding out in Hua Hin with his three children from two previous “marriages”, two aged six, and one only 20 months old.

The three children were reunited with their mothers the following day having been separated for three months.

Mind you, despite saying they were delighted to see their wee ones again, they were soon heading north to Chiang Mai to be dropped off with their grandparents who’d be caring for them while their mothers returned to work in Pattaya.

It was reported Kedsaree took the children from homes in Payao and Sisaket on the orders of Tomberlin before returning to Pattaya with them to live together as a family.

The mothers of the children reported their location to Pattaya police but before they could act all five fled to hideout in Hua Hin.

Tomberlin obviously got a message from the man above as he fled not only Hua Hin but Thailand too and it’s believed he is currently in Vietnam where he has apparently promised Kedsaree he’d be by her side and help with her legal troubles.

She has since been charged with kidnapping children under the age of 15 having admitted to taking the children without their mothers consent, although she did add Tomberlin assured her he had legal custody.

Kedsaree now faces a lengthy stretch behind bars if found guilty.”

Video Links:

Thai Video News Report on David Tomberlin Kidnapping Arrest Warrant

Preacher David Tomberlin “Defends” Multiple Thai Wives, Prostitution Scandal

Video Part 1

Video Part 2

*the above links must be currently maintained as they often get mysteriously scrubbed from the server.



What kind of fruit does your message produce? — Anonymous

Testimonies of Further Abuse in David Tomberlin’s Ministry

August 7, 2018

Following the revelation that preacher David Tomberlin has covered up years of multiple “wives” in Thailand, along with the arrest of his youngest “bride” and a warrant for him in connection with kidnapping his own children and fleeing the country, further evidence has also surfaced of regularly frequenting prostitutes (along with stories of an earlier divorce and affair with a married worship leader). All this while keeping quiet and continuing public ministry unchecked, Now, many are coming out to testify of regular abuse and bullying (primarily against women) within the bounds of his revival ministry. This is a developing story, with more testimonies coming in daily. We are also hearing reports of multiple leaders in his network being aware of Tomberlin’s indiscretions, while staying mum on the subject – allowing continued abuse to go unchallenged. We have gathered a few testimonies of individuals below. We have changed the names of our sources to protect their identity.


His ex-wife is from Hong Kong. I met him the first time years ago here. Some mutual friends tried to connect us. I met with him briefly. I had heard of him before and his bad reputation had preceded him, long before his Lakeland years. In my meeting with him he was courteous enough, and found out at the time he regularly visited Hong Kong to visit his kids from his first marriage, so I thought he might have changed. Then about a year later he had a falling out with mutual friends much like many of the other people’s stories above and he deleted me from FB (not sure why besides my connection to my friends). These friends then shared these stories. At first I thought they were fake, but then I came across more stories (there used to be a host of material online about it). At one time there was even YouTube videos of the news reports in Thai. I personally believe the news stories. My heart is saddened because I know of God’s great love for him, but equally it is saddened because I see how he has consistently been abusive to the Body of Christ and his character is non existent. I hope this article will help people be able to stand up to him and hopefully his heart will actually return to repentance.


He personally told me that he wants to scour the internet of this link and related news articles.
I want to add that I have had the same type of interaction with David Tomberlin. In June, he called me an “angry Feminazi with a Jezebel spirit” on a friend’s post. He wanted me to back down and block him. I stood up to his bullying and refused to let him intimidate me. At that time, I posted an article to a Thailand source with info very similar to what Jared has posted … A few hours later, he deleted the entire post. Still later, the article was scrubbed from Google.


The guy legit made fun of me because my dad died. It’s funny that the guy goes on about people having spirits the guy seems like he’s packing demons himself! SMH


This guy harassed me badly on Facebook – called me a bunch of terrible derogatory things!!! No way!!! I thought he was bogus from the moment I met him in South Africa …. he visited a church there… Glad he’s been found out! … I had to block him because he spent 6 hours harassing and bullying me on Facebook


OK here it goes. I met David and Alice Tomberlin in Lakeland in 2008, and we kept in touch here and there with a surfacy friendship for the years following. From the moment I met him I felt something was off but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Within a few years, I heard some things that I was not sure were true, so I again just ignored. A few years after that, it became quite apparent to me that him and his first wife were no longer together however there had been no public disclosure concerning it. There were a few pastors that were having him and I mentioned to them that he was no longer married, to which they responded “oh yes he is. He hasn’t gotten divorced, he told me himself.” I began to suspect that he was lying to the pastors having him in, but again it was not my place so I remained friends with him. It finally was made public that he was visiting his two children in Hong Kong often where his first wife was from, as she had moved back. When I would ask him questions concerning where he currently lived or was based out of, what ministries he worked with etc. he would always beat around the bush and would not answer my questions.

About three years ago when my son was in the height of the cancer battle and we were going through a horrible trial … I reached out to him and and few other minister friends of mine for counsel.

Me and my wife were trying to keep our family together and our heads on our shoulders, the stress of our son having cancer … was too much at the time for us to bear. We both needed godly counsel, but there was never any type of sin or unfaithfulness – only mental breakdown.

Shortly after, we made all of those things public to the world. During this time, things concerning David‘s actions in Asia began to come to my attention from different sources. I honestly did not want to believe them, but as evidence was compiled, I knew. News reports were released all over Thailand, and he did his best to scrub all of it with legal action at least from English sites. I know this because someone on our staff was attacked by him, and sent him one of the articles to which he responded with threatening legal action. I do know now that these things are true. This has been a massive scandal in Thailand, and he has been working undercover very hard to get all of his hidden children and his new wife a green card to the United States.

I have many pastor friends that love him, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news but David has covered his tracks very well. I also did not decide to say anything until he began insulting me, my friends and my wife. When he did so, I went to him personally and gave him a chance to come clean and let him know I was there to talk about it. He denied everything, and threatened to release a private message from me 3 years ago reaching out to him for help. He threatened to tell the whole world that I had some type of hidden marriage problems which was absolutely untrue. I was in a tough place, and needed friends. Should I mention that his advice was to “cut my wife loose”? Yes, that was it. No biblical basis to do such a thing, either.

If he was hiding nothing, why would he threaten me for no reason?
Since then, he cut off contact and blocked me. He realized that I knew everything, as many people now do


David Tomberlin Addresses This Blog: Lashes Out, Avoids Big Questions

August 12, 2018

David Tomberlin launched a verbal tirade against a Sofia Serrano on Facebook today, an advocate who had posted our blog in several awareness forums. In the three-hour exchange initiated by Tomberlin, he repeatedly referred to her as a “whore, Jezebel, demonic” and other denigrating terms, posting memes comparing her physical appearance to “The Count” from Sesame Street and constantly ridiculing the appearance of her “caterpillar” eyebrows. Tomberlin has a known history of misogynistic comments.

Serrano, however unfazed, asked direct informational questions about his multiple “wives” in Thailand, offering to set the record straight with our blog team if Tomberlin wanted to address details of the scandal.

She repeatedly asked the following:

-How many total times have you been married?

-If you had biblical reasons for divorce each time, what were those reasons?

-Were you legally married to each of the “wives” by which you had children?

-How do you explain your children being born within such quick succession?

Offering no response to these simple questions, Tomberlin repeatedly insisted the blog was fabricated and the news stories/police reports photoshopped. Tomberlin claimed he answered these questions in his second “defense” rebuttal video (posted Aug. 11). However this was not true. To date, he has refused to publicly mention the nature of his relationship to any of the Thai women with whom he has children. His most recent rebuttal video primarily consisted of demonizing other ministers who have held him to account: outlandishly claiming they are gay heretics or drug users.

While the comment thread is too extensive to post here, we have offered a few screenshots to summarize the flavor of the exchange:


Tomberlin Releases More ‘Explanation’ Videos, Avoids Topic of Thai ‘Wives’

August 15, 2018

David Tomberlin continues to defend himself against clear evidence he had several children simulaneously with multiple women in Thailand over the past few years, while still running a revival ministry. He also continues to downplay the kidnapping charges from 2017 as a mere “custody issue.”

In his latest video, posted today, he asserts a “smoking gun” to prove the mountain of police and news reports about him are “fake news” from the rumor mill, invented by those with a theological agenda against him. Tomberlin claimed that Sofia Serrano, a victim of his recent verbal tirades, is a fake persona invented by an online Hindu/Buddhist teacher. He also asserts Serrano is the author of this blog, saying the numerous reports we’ve listed cannot be trusted. Serrano has complained about regular abusive behavior from Tomberlin. Though Tomberlin’s claims sound outlandish, many viewers say he is grasping at straws.

A Note from Our Team:

On this blog, we keep our sources and contributors anonymous. If you have information pertaining to this case, please feel safe to contact us. If contributors choose to hide their identity in any way, it is because more than one source has reported Tomberlin’s history of personal attacks and threats of litigation. We can confirm, however, that this site is a collective of volunteer researchers – not one individual. And most of our contributors have known about the Tomberlin case for many months. We will continue to stand for truth and accountability in ministry. All of our news articles were directly sourced by our team.

The Insufficiency of Tomberlin’s Responses

In his latest video, like the others, Tomberlin continues to sidestep the main facts. The important questions are:

-How many total times have you been married?

-If you had biblical reasons for divorce each time, what were those reasons?

-Were you legally married to each of the “wives” by which you had children?

-How do you explain your children being born within such quick succession?

Our sources have confirmed that Tomberlin was not married to any of the women in Thailand with whom he had children. On his “defense” videos, he usually touches only upon a distant divorce from his past – which he has previously addressed with followers (likely referring to his former wife Alice). In his latest video, Tomberlin rightly claims he was “never arrested,” nor spent any jail time in Thailand. But as news reports show on our site, the fact is an “arrest warrant” was issued – however Tomberlin was not apprehended as he fled to Vietnam (he was never caught and jailed). His now wife, Kate, was the one actually arrested on kidnapping charges (which Tomberlin now tentatively admits in the video).

With his flock, Tomberlin continues to avoid talking about the revolving door of multiple sexual relationships and children scattered throughout Thailand. Instead, the bulk of his discourse is spent on demonizing his “attackers” and asserting a persecution complex.