Saturday, March 04, 2017

Baptist youth pastor Zachary Almarode arrested

Congratulations to Salem Baptist Church in Stonewall for hiring and then firing youth pastor Zachary S. Almarode (25), who is an alleged pedophile. You can send your congratulatory message to All mention of Almarode was removed from the church website. Nothing to see here… move along.
"We are heartbroken over this and we are praying for him, his family and our church.  We are focused on moving forward for what we are here for.” - Source: Dr. Mike Hawkins, pastor of Salem Baptist Church.
Almarode was arrested after concerns about inappropriate contact at a local high school along with high school student Lauren Maschino (18). Authorities allegedly found child pornography on cellular devices belonging to Almarode and Maschino. Both parties were charged with two counts of possession of child pornography involving a juvenile. No bond was set.

I wonder what the real story is on this one.
In reading about this story, I learned a new term, ArkLaTex, which is socio-ecamonic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma about. It’s also know as Baptistan.