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Warrant issued for former Alabama Baptist youth minister for violating bond

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (TAB) — A warrant has been issued for former Alabama Baptist youth minister Kyle Adcock after reports surfaced that Adcock was serving as a worship leader in Bedford, Texas. Adcock faces 22 counts of rape and nine … Continue reading

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Former Vestavia Hills youth pastor charged with sexual abuse

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 … Continue reading

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Former youth minister sentenced for sex crimes

CENTRE, Ala. (BNG, TAB) — A judge in Cherokee County has sentenced former Southern Baptist youth minister Mack Allen Davis to 10 years in prison for sex crimes, but it won’t add any time to the 15-year sentence he already … Continue reading

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Highland Park’s children’s minister pleads guilty to sex charges

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Children’s minister Jeff Eddie, who served at Highland Park Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, until his arrest Feb. 4,  pleaded guilty in court to multiple counts of sexual abuse and sodomy March 7. Eddie was arrested in early … Continue reading

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No bond reduction for Muscle Shoals children’s pastor

MUSCLE SHOALS (TAB) — Bond was not lowered during a Feb. 18 Colbert County court hearing for Jeffrey Dale Eddie, who is charged with 31 counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of child pornography and three counts of sexual abuse of … Continue reading

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Statement from Highland Park Baptist regarding children’s pastor Eddie

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 … Continue reading

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BWA general council calls for ending Cuba embargo, stronger measures against child abuse

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (ABP) — Baptist leaders from around the world called on the United States to lift its half-century-old economic embargo on Cuba in a resolution adopted during the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) annual gathering July 1–6 in Ocho … Continue reading

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Missouri church scrutinized after pastor’s arrest

STOVER, Mo. (ABP) — Missouri Baptist Convention officials are watching a member church whose pastor was arrested recently on sexual abuse charges a year after his previous acquittal of child molestation. Travis Smith, 42, of California, Mo., appeared for arraignment … Continue reading

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