Joshua Earls’ younger brother also faces felony charges alleging sexual misconduct with youth at Arapaho Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:38

Shahan murder case headed to grand jury

An Alabama Baptist minister charged with killing his wife waived a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:55

Children’s minister charged with abuse

Jeffrey Dale Eddie, longtime children’s minister at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is charged with multiple sex crimes against children placed in his care.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:41

Peeping preacher’s prison sentence stands

A judge has refused to shorten prison time for a popular youth evangelist convicted of planting hidden cameras to spy on women he knew while they used bathrooms at private homes in Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Friday, 24 January 2014 15:06

Accused Baptist camp chaperone indicted

Clyde Wesley Way, arrested last year on charges of taking indecent liberties with four boys at a Baptist summer camp, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a grand jury in North Carolina.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:45

Richard Shahan released on bond

A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 14:23

Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award

An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention says he is confident that a $12.5 million award to a man sexually abused as a child by a Baptist church planter will be overturned on appeal.

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Prosecutors claimed in court Thursday that Alabama Baptist minister Richard Shahan was on his way to Europe to marry his boyfriend when police arrested him in Nashville, Tenn.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:15

Richard Shahan seeks $30,000 bond

A veteran Southern Baptist children’s minister and facilities director accused of murdering his wife is asking a judge to allow him to post bail.

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“Our hearts are broken,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in a sermon the Sunday after a former minister on staff returned to Alabama to face charges of murdering his wife.

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