Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by August 6 at 11:21 AMon
A former youth pastor is charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor. Jason Gillespie, 26, taught and coached soccer at Southview Christian School in Iredell County. Detectives say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl last school year.
Eyewitness News tried to speak with Gillespie on Friday. He wouldn’t answer the door, but he could be seen moving his belongings out of his home near the church and school. Pastor Walter Wagner of Southview Baptist Church said he contacted authorities as soon as he heard about the allegations of misconduct. He said it came as a total shock to the staff and students at the school.