Chantry Legally Declared Indigent – Is Al Huber Tapped Out?

By | August 3, 2019

ARBCA pastor and Chantry’s father-in-law, Al Huber has, up to this point bank-rolled the defense of Chantry. I do not know the total amount of money Huber has flushed down the Chantry toilet, but the sum is significant. John Sears, Chantry’s attorney for the first trial, retired at the conclusion of the trial. I am sure Huber significantly added to his retirement fund.  Ryan Stevens, Chantry’s attorney for the second trial, undoubtedly made a tidy profit as well.

Perhaps Huber’s well of cash is about dried up, or perhaps his wife has talked some sense into him, albeit belatedly. The money Huber has spent to defend Chantry could have easily paid for Chantry’s three sons to attend the most prestigious universities in the nation.  I can give Huber a pass on funding the Chantry defense for the first trial; perhaps he actually believed Tom’s story, he is, after all, a masterful liar. But Huber sat through the entire first trial, just as I did. I do not understand how any rational individual could walk out of the courthouse at the conclusion of the first trial believing that Chantry was truthful or innocent. Any money spent on Chantry’s case after that was, in my opinion, foolhardy.

Then, at the sentencing, Huber told Judge Astrowsky “whatever he (Chantry) did in the past, he isn’t the same.” Implying, I surmise, that Chantry has been a model citizen since he fled Miller Valley Baptist Church. Well, we know that isn’t true. His love of spanking young boys continued as a teacher of fifth and sixth graders at Christian Liberty Academy in the Chicago area.  Chantry seems to have worked his way into becoming the designated spanker at the school, spanking a five-year-old child so hard that he still had markings two days later. A police report was filed, but the parents did not want to press charges, they merely removed their child from the school, allowing Tom to continue paddling boys. I don’t believe the children at Miller Valley Baptist Church were the first children Chantry molested, nor do I believe they were the last.  I recently read this question and answer at a website dealing with pedophiles:

Do sex offenders stop abusing children as they age?

“While most other criminals decrease their criminal activity as they age, sex offenders typically do not. Most sex offenders continue to offend until they are physically incapable. Successful completion of sex offender treatment can interrupt this behavior; however, extreme caution around children is still necessary.”

So when Huber stated, “whatever he did in the past, he isn’t the same,” what time frame is Huber referring to? We know that after Chantry was convicted on four counts of sexual molestation of a child in May 2019, he stated the prosecutor should be hung and the judge sentenced to life in prison. Is this what Huber regards as evidence of a changed man?

It is my belief that Al Huber has seen abundant evidence of the true character of Tom Chantry, yet he doesn’t want to admit that. To my knowledge, Huber has never once mentioned the plight of the children Chantry victimized, nor has he publicly prayed for them. Yet here we have an audio recording of  Huber praying at Chantry’s former church (now defunct) while Tom was in jail in Arizona, for the Lord to “comfort Tom,” adding, “may he lay his head down at night and sleep peacefully.”


Below is an interesting summary of some of the effects suffered by those who have been sexually abused by monsters such as Tom Chantry. Notice in paragraph two and three that one of the effects is sleep disturbances and insomnia. Yet Reverend Al prays for Tommy to sleep peacefully in jail!

Those Tom abused? Well, let’s remember that ARBCA pastor Don Lindblad told us that the official view of ARBCA is Tom is innocent of the charges. Reverend Al must still subscribe to that view.

Apparently, Al Huber will continue to pay for Chantry’s upcoming third trial, but not for the appeal of his six convictions. Logically I don’t comprehend how Chantry can get the State (That’s my tax dollars aiding a pedophile!) to provide an attorney for his appeal while Reverend Al continues to foot the bill for the third trial, but I was told this is allowable.  So be it. I hope Reverend Al flushes every last penny down the Chantry toilet.

But then we have this court document, which, to my non-legal mind, appears to show Team Chantry wants to avoid another trial. I am unsure of what their strategy is to resolve the matter, but I would be shocked if Chantry will plead guilty to anything – he has his reputation to protect, after all!

The next court document was filed by Blaine D. Gadow. He is the Prosecutor for Chantry trial number three. Gadow is making an argument in hopes of being able to include evidence in the trial which he believes meets the requirements of Rule 404.

His brief was based largely on a document submitted by Prosecutor Susan Eazer on September 11, 2018. That document will be found below Gadow’s document.

Please be advised that both these documents describe in explicit detail what Tom Chantry has done/allegedly done to his victims. If you are offended by this type of material please just scroll past these documents. I have posted them to demonstrate to those who continue to support Chantry just what sort of a sick individual they are supporting.

State of AZ vs. Thomas Chan… by Todd Wilhelm on Scribd


Motion to Hold Chantry With… by Todd Wilhelm on Scribd

Finally, I have included several examples of Tom Chantry’s ramblings which show the level of his hypocrisy.  I would guess many of my readers have not seen these. You will be appalled.


Below is a quote, rich in irony, from the convicted pedophile, Thomas J. Chantry:

Here is a dialogue from the Boy Scout leader and now convicted pedophile, Thomas J. Chantry; and let’s remember, Chantry had sexually molested and assaulted numerous children at the time he wrote these words:


Here is a rich commentary from former ARBCA Golden Boy, Tom Chantry. I included Todd Pruitt’s comment because I tire of his ongoing negative comments about bloggers such as I.  While bloggers are the bad people in Pruitt’s mind, he previously endorsed Tom Chantry’s writings. But, to be fair, he is not the only man in the pastorate lacking in discernment.

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Former CRBC Member - WI

Just when I thought the “theater of the ABSURD” could not become any MORE absurd I read this latest post about Chantry’s hypocrisy. Phew! Too much! When I was a member of CRBC and being about fifteen years older than Chantry, I tried on numerous occasions to warn him about the dangers of spending too much time online – with his blog, Twitter, “Pyromaniacs,” etc. Chantry “blew off” and dismissed my attempts to offer him some friendly and experienced advice.

Knowing what I now know, he was using that time (often in the wee hours of the morning since he had insomnia) to make a name for himself and prop up his ego. As a narcissist, that was the perfect platform. I read his blog at times and responded to a few posts but was ignored since I was not part of the inner circle of “enlightened ones.” His responses to people online when he was challenged were often sharp and cutting – edgy and intimidating, to say the least – designed to shut them up – not necessarily to get them to think or lead them to the Lord. I will also surmise (IMO) that his online time may have been better put to use by personally ministering to his flock – showing a genuine interest in us and our affairs but I never really observed that in my time at that church. That would have meant that he cared about others and would extend himself but that was not within his skill set.


I am glad that Chantry appears to be put away for a long time, and I trust the other charges will extend that time as the guy is a true predator. As to aging sex offenders, back when the internet was new and shiny, I was curious about some relatives I had heard about but never met, so I plugged my last name into the browser. Quite a few people came up, and I realized that one was a close, quite a bit older, cousin. He had just been re-incarcerated, in his 70s, for abusing little boys near the half-way house where he had been discharged after serving many years for other sex crimes. This was 20 years ago, so I doubt he is still alive, but he was never apparently able to stop his behavior. It also explains why my parents, wisely, never took my sister and I to visit that side of the family. My dad always thought there was something off about his first cousin.

Parents need to teach their kids that there are people who are not nice, who may hurt them, and that they (the kids) need to speak up if something doesn’t seem right. I cringe every time I am around Christian parents who demand that their children get up close and personal with every adult they meet, and that they owe all of them unquestionable obedience. That is setting a child up for abuse. Children can have boundaries, and if they seem uncomfortable around someone, the parents should get involved right away.

Stopped Listening; Started Watching Years Ago

This is SO sick. “TREMENDOUS HARM” Yeah, what actually happened in about two years was the exposure of Chantry potty to the world.

Oh, but be SURE and listen to those leaders warn against the very thing that they are doing.

I couldn’t be more happy and relieved to read all of these things coming to light. It SO validates by feelings through the years for which I have been persecuted and shunned, and excluded all of my life. Thank you, a thousand times thank you for creating this source of information! And may many follow in these footsteps of creating more like kinds of sources for the benefit of us all.


Or perhaps ARBCA has finally closed its wallet, assuming as some of us have suspected that our tithes and offerings were going toward Chantry’s defense.

Barbara Roberts

Todd, this is another good article of yours.

Bless you brother for keeping on keeping on.