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

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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.



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