Pastor Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks

The practice of conducting effective church and ministry background checks  for prospective employees has exploded in the workforce over the last 15 years. The need to hire the most qualified candidates, and the inherent risk in hiring the wrong candidates, has never been greater.  The costs of not performing a proper background check for ministers and church staff can be costly for employers due to theft, workplace violence, unqualified workers, resume fraud, computer misuse, lawsuits, workmans compensation fraud, sexual harassment and more. InfoCheckUSA can provide all of your Church and nationwide background checks.


Most Ordered Reports by Church Organizations:

   ---- Criminal Super Search Report (Includes Crimes, Sex Offenses, DUI,          Fugitive Search, Terrorist Search)

   ---- SSN Verification with Address History


You may also want to run a Driving Records Check for any individual that will be driving the church vehicles and transporting children.


Our National Criminal Super Search is the only accurate instant database search on the market. It searches close to 1 billion records across 3 databases. This search includes: criminal records, sex offenses, terrorist and fugitive check, and dui records. Our search includes photos of the offender (if available from the state).


InfoCheckUSA currently provides background screening services for many church organizations throughout the USA. The best package for your church is called SAFETY 1ST which includes our Criminal Super Search and a Social Security Number verification with past address history.


Any Church organization that does not background screen their workers and volunteers is placing the Chruch at risk for negligent lawsuits.


Protect the Kids!


 Screen your Pastors, Teachers, Volunteers and Maintenance Workers.


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Pastor Charged With Molestation In Pasco, Hillsborough

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July 31, 2008

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Youth Pastor Watch

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Instant Nationwide Criminal Super Search 
Our Search empowers you to search all our instant criminal records consisting of over
650+ million records in 50 states simultaneously. Picture of subject displayed (if available).  View Sample Report

INFOCHECK Criminal is a nationwide, instant search of our criminal records database. This search returns applicant information in a condensed, easy–to–read format saving your staff time from interpreting cryptic criminal background reports.

INFOCHECK also includes information from the following sources: Multi–State Sex Offender Database, AppALERT, the FBI Terrorist List and Federal/State/Local Wanted Fugitive Lists. INFOCHECK may be used as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with county criminal searches. When used in conjunction with county criminal searches, INFOCHECK can help lower the cost of such searches by better identifying which counties should be searched.

Criminal data sources typically include:
  • Proprietary Offender Data (POD)
  • Department of Corrections (DOC)
  • Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) – dated back 7 years
  • Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Traffic Court
  • Multi–State Sex Offender Database
  • AppALERT

Nationwide Sex Offender Search
One of our most popular background check services! A simultaneous search of 50 state's sex offender registries.
Total records to date in this database is 1,404,527. Currently, pictures of offenders are listed in 44 of the 50 states. Results available instantly. Picture of subject displayed (if available). Search Fee  View Sample Report | View Sample Report with Picture

The Multi-State Sex Offender Database search provides sex offender case information in an easy–to–read report.
  • Pictures of registered sex offenders to validate identity- if available from state    agencies
  • A URL to the jurisdiction’s website for more information if available
Our extensive search capabilities check registered sex offender data sources nationwide, such as: Bureaus of Investigation, Departments of Law Enforcement, Departments of Corrections, Departments of Justice, Departments of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Departments, State Attorney Genera’s Offices, and State Police. This database is compiled from violent and sex offender registries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


National Terrorist OFAC Search
The OFAC search pulls from a database that is supplied by the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control. The list is called OFAC/SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) .As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments. Results available instantly.

AppALERT provides enhanced criminal screening and reduces the likelihood of accepting known terrorists and fugitives into your organizations. AppALERT helps you meet terrorist–checking obligations required under the United States Patriot Act. With AppALERT, a search can be conducted on each applicant as part of our screening services.

AppALERT identifies terrorists and fugitives by searching data from numerous agencies, including the following:
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
  • FBI Most Wanted Fugitives
  • U.S. Marshals Service Wanted
  • U.S. Customs Service Wanted
  • U.S. Department of Justice Wanted
  • U.S. Secret Service Wanted
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Wanted
  • Other Federal Wanted Lists
  • Numerous State Wanted Fugitives
  • Numerous Local Wanted Fugitives


Nationwide Wants & Warrants 
This background check service includes a nationwide search of Local, County, State and Federal Extraditable Warrants. This may include Misdemeanors or Felonies. This database is owned and maintained by a government agency. All law enforcement agencies do participate in the database. However, reporting is the sole responsibility of the state and agency in charge of the pending warrant. We make no warranty either expressed or implied to the accuracy or validity of the information provided. All information provided as is.


Past Address History Report (SSN Trace)
This report provides up to date information on a person's name, addresses, and aliases, instantly. This search is an excellent tool for locating people and verifying a social security number that can date back as far as thirty (30) years. The most effective way of using this tool is to take all the addresses displayed and find out their associated states and counties. Once you have this information, you can begin to run some of the most basic but powerful searches for criminal records; the county and statewide criminal searches. Default search period is 7 years. Results available instantly!


Our NEW VALIDATION Process will also provide the following:

Valid SSN


State Issued

North Carolina

Date Issued



This valid statement is based on a mathematical assessment by the database that equates valid to the greater statistic of the provided name as a match to the SSN.  If this equation shows matches to another name that reduces this statistic you may receive a valid statement of maybe or no.  If you receive a valid statement of deceased then the applicant is using an SSN that is associated to a deceased person and is a high indication of fraud.

A.I.M. (Address Information Manager) provides up–to–date information on an applicant’s past addresses and movement patterns based on name and Social Security number (SSN).

In addition to verifying and returning information on a SSN, A.I.M. provides a report with the following: full name and/or alternate names used by an applicant, dates at listed addresses, age/date of birth, and available phone information. A.I.M. is an investigative starting point that provides a more complete background search when combined with additional screening services.




All of the above information is checked with our SAFETY 1ST Package for $19.95



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