Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pastor Darryl Todd arrested

DarrylTodd Baptist pastor Darryl Todd was arrested for statutory rape. He is the senior pastor of Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church. His alleged victim is a 14-year-old girl. Todd was a family man. Which means somebody will post on this article saying the whole thing was the victims fault.

He was formerly the pastor of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church of the Freeman Community of Riegelwood, N.C., the Middle District Baptist Association Director of Youth Affairs, a member of the Evangelism Ministry, a lecturer of the Congress of Christian Education and past Chairman of Youth Evangelism.

Todd is the president and founder of St. John Community Development Corporation. He is married with two children.

Read more: Wagram pastor charged with statutory rape

One of the things that bothers me about Baptists is their apparent lack of standards. How is Darryl Todd qualified to run a church of any size. He does not even have a formal education.

 He is a graduate of Topsail High School, and Louisburg College.  He furthered his education at Ferrum College, and University of North Carolina of Wilmington. Currently, he is a Seminary Student at the Faith Evangelical Seminary Based in Tacoma, WA completing his Bachelor of Art in Religion.

If he’s finishing his BA in Religion from a school in Tacoma that means he’s doing a correspondence course or online program. In the real world one gets his degree, then take on a career. In the religious world, its perfectly acceptable to neglect your education lead a church? Who follows? Is it because being a pastor is a no skill or low skill position?

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