Pastor Rodney McGill denies hitting his daughter with an extension cord despite the linear bruising and blood blisters found on her body by investigators. Nope - his daughter must have walked into a door or maybe a cat 0' nine tails.
Rodney McGill runs a successful real estate business with a name to match the flash of the cars in his lot. He calls it the "Young Millionaires Group."
That’s located next door to his other business, the New Hope Outreach Church near Jensen Beach, where he serves as pastor.
He also has his own radio show and he’s an outspoken community activist, most recently railing against high power bills in Fort Pierce.
But for the moment, McGill’s biggest cause is mounting his own criminal defense against a charge of child abuse.
"My daughter’s 16-and-a-half years old. There’s not a history of me spanking my daughter," he says.
McGill’s daughter told police last month after she was suspended from school her father “came out of no where and began to strike her with a white extension cord.”
I try to find the the police report for the crimes I report on. I've read so many that they start to run together into one epic story of abuse. Rodey McGill is just the latest Pastor to fall. You can read the arrest report here.