Former Vestavia Hills youth pastor charged with sexual abuse

Ryan Scott Rodgers

Ryan Scott Rodgers

NEW ORLEANS (TAB) — A former Liberty Park Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills, youth pastor was arrested June 26 after being accused of molesting two teenage boys in New Orleans, where he served as youth minister for several local churches.

Ryan Scott Rodgers, 36, turned himself in June 26, two days after New Orleans police announced the charges against him in a press release, according to

Scott Guffin, pastor of Liberty Park Baptist, said Rodgers served there from 2003 to 2009, and said the church has not been made aware of any incidents happening during his time there, according to

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