Former Youth Minister Who Was Hired at a Texas Baptist Church While Awaiting Trial for Sex Crimes In Alabama Is Back In Jail

Kyle Adcock, First Baptist Church of Bedford (Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast: Image Courtesy of Google)
Kyle Adcock, First Baptist Church of Bedford (Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast: Image Courtesy of Google)

A Texas Baptist pastor told an Alabama judge Sept. 14 that he knew that a worship pastor he hired in April was facing criminal sex charges, but he didn’t know how many.

Steve Knott, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bedford, Texas, said at a hearing in Colbert County Circuit Court that 31-year-old Kyle Adcock was attending the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated congregation with his parents when Knott became the pastor in late January.

Based on the testimony of the pastor and a police officer, Judge Hal Hughston found sufficient evidence that Adcock’s employment violated a condition of his $500,000 bond that he avoid unsupervised contact with minors. The judge ordered Adcock back to jail, without bond, until this trial scheduled in January.

Adcock was indicted in January on 12 counts of first-degree rape, nine counts of second-degree sodomy and eight counts of second-degree rape. The crimes allegedly occurred over a two-year period while he was serving as youth pastor at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Adcock bonded out of jail last October and moved to Garland, Texas, where he was supposed to be supervised by his parents.

Asked if he knew Adcock had 29 counts of sexual charges against him when he hired him as worship pastor, according to the Times Daily in Florence, Ala., Knott said: “I knew he had some. I didn’t know how many.”

Knott told the court that Adcock recently resigned his position with the church and that the resignation was voluntary.

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SOURCE: Baptist News Global
Bob Allen

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