Former Alabama Youth Pastor Charged with Sexual Abuse
July 18, 2015
After a warrant for his arrest was issued, former Alabama Baptist youth pastor Ryan Scott Rodgers turned himself in to the New Orleans police June 26.
Rodgers was arrested for one count of sexual battery and seven counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, reportedly having molested two teenage boys in New Orleans over the course of one year while working as a youth minister for churches in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes in Louisiana.
He had served as youth pastor at Liberty Park Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills, from 2003 to 2009.
Pastor Scott Guffin told The Alabama Baptist, “No allegations of criminal wrongdoing were made against Ryan Rodgers during his time at Liberty Park Baptist (LPBC).
“As a staff member, he was required to undergo a criminal background check, which also revealed no reported criminal activity prior to his time on staff at LPBC.” (TAB)