March 15, 2005

Stay strong, jailed pastor's flock told

ARLINGTON (TX)
The Dallas Morning News

03:11 PM CST on Monday, March 14, 2005

By ERIC AASEN / The Dallas Morning News

ARLINGTON Members of Agape Christian Fellowship should remain strong and united during "an hour of distress" as their pastor faces sexual assault charges, a church leader said Sunday.

Agape officials planned to meet Sunday and today to discuss the accusations, Bishop Harold Ray told hundreds of churchgoers at a Sunday morning service.

"We've got some critical days ahead," said Bishop Ray, who traveled from Florida for the service. He encouraged churchgoers not to be "occupied with rumor and innuendo."

Posted by kshaw at March 15, 2005 08:50 PM