Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, announced Monday that an investigation into the ministry of their Teaching Pastor Andy Savage, who confessed to a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old girl while he was her pastor 20 years ago, will be completed by March 1 as SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, called for his immediate firing.
Jim Pritchard, who serves as Highpoint’s administrator, told the Commercial Appeal that a separate investigation into the church’s procedures to protect children would not be completed before the assessment of Savage’s ministry.
Savage, who is on a leave of absence, revealed his past to his church earlier this month after his now adult victim, Jules Woodson, detailed in The Wartburg Watch how he coerced her into performing oral sex on him while he was her then 22-year-old youth pastor at Woodlands Parkway Baptist Church, now known as StoneBridge Church 20 years ago.
But the embattled pastor recalled the encounter very differently.
“It was a very mutual, spontaneous, physical moment. Our hormones were obviously…
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