Pastor Stephen Berry was arrested the first time back in March. This new arrest is for a second allegation of abuse against a 13-year-old girl he is alleged to have molested he was driving a church bus.
…and charged with lewd act on a child under the age of 16 by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. According to the warrant, Berry is accused of rubbing a 13-year-old girl’s upper thighs while transporting her from New Life Baptist Church to her home in the summer of 2008.
Berry is a Baptist. He was an associate pastor at New Life Baptist Church in Union. The church does not acknowledge the abuse on it’s website, which is typical for a Baptist church. It would be nice to see a change here. It would actually help a lot of people to simply acknowledge the abuse and get on with the business of helping victims heal.