Faith-Healing Couple Hears Evidence in Son’s Death
Part of the couple’s probation included ensuring their additional children, ranging up to 17 years old, get regular medical checkups and go to the doctor when there’s any sign of illness.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said the care was never given and decided to bring murder charges against the couple. The couple’s remaining seven children are in foster care.
The Schaibles are part of First Century Gospel Church in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. The church, one of two in the city, believe in faith-healing over modern medicine.
NBC10 has learned at least two dozen children from First Century Gospel and its mother church First Tabernacle Congregation have died since 1971.