Church members were protesting on Palm Sunday after they say their Loudoun County church is turning into a cult.
Dozens gathered outside Cavalry Temple in Sterling over the weekend.
Pastor Star Scott Senior and church leaders are under fire after several people came forward alleging years of sexual abuse, control and brain-washing.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has since reopened an investigation.
"Spanking them, just scaring them mentally, physically. One of my daughter's is actually going through psychological therapy and she's a 30-year-old lady going through this because of the scars of this place," said protestor John Azad.
"We didn't know a lot of this when we were inside because the leadership controls the information that's given to the congregation," claimed protestor Marsha Foster .
Calvary Temple has made no comment at this time.
Pastor Star Scott Senior has not been charged with a crime.