Friday, July 29, 2016

Baptist pastor Gerald Heard arrested

Baptist pastor Gerald Heard of Carencro, LA, was arrested on charges that he molested two young children in the mid-90s. Heard is the pastor at Temple Baptist Church (3501 N University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70507). He is also the president of World Missionary Support Services, which is registered at the same address. 

The Facebook page for the church is down as of the date of this post and I cannot find a website for the church or its associated business.

World Missionary Support Services is staffed by Gerald W. Heard (President), Roy W. Heard (Vice-President) and Warren L. Heard (Secretary, Treasurer). The church and the business fall into the Baptist family business category of churches, which means it had little or no oversight.