Highland Park Baptist Church administrative/children’s pastor, Jeff Eddie, was arrested Feb. 4 on two counts of child pornography, 31 counts of second-degree sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. The following is a statement from the church. Brett Pitman is pastor of Highland Park Baptist, located in Muscle Shoals.
“As a church, we are outraged, shocked and deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the last few days. First and foremost, we are striving to assist any children and families that have been affected by these events. The health and well being of these children is our number one priority at this time. For years, Highland Park Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, has invested in the Shoals community and we are committed to helping our entire community cope with this situation. Anyone with any information about this case should immediately contact the Muscle Shoals Police Department. Any children or families in search of counseling may contact our church office for assistance. In closing, we want to personally thank every person that has come forward. They are heroes and should be treated as such.”