Eddie was picked up by Muscle Shoals Police Sunday and held for questioning until Tuesday when the charges were announced.It is interesting to note that when I visited the church website to verify that youth pastor Jeff Eddie’s information was removed from the site, I was struck by how much image control goes on at the church. They do not even use a photo of the church as the background for the website, instead they choose to control their image by using a rendering. How odd is that?
Eddie is being held in the Colbert County Jail on a $1,030,000 bond.
As of Monday Eddie was listed as a children’s minister on the Highland Park Baptist Church website. His picture and information have since been removed from the site.
Source: Muscle Shoals Children’s Minister Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges
(Note: a local reached and said the current building is red brick and that the rendering is the new church, which is not yet built. I apparently jumped to the wrong conclusion. Sorry. )I was also trying to determine if Highland Park Baptist Church was an IFB church. Based on this website, I believe it is not.
*** Update 2/16/2014
Youth pastor Jeff Eddie had too many victims to count.
The church released a statement.
*** Update 2/23/2014
Case against Jeff Eddie referred to the grand jury