Dunn pastor charged with sexual battery


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Submitted: Mon, 03/28/2011 - 11:36am
Updated: Mon, 03/28/2011 - 5:17pm
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DUNN, NC (AP)– A Baptist minister from Harnett County is scheduled to appear in court to face charges of sexual battery.

WRAL-TV reports that police in Benson have charged 74-year-old Paul Burke Johnson with sexual misconduct. Officers have not released details on the allegation.

Johnson was arrested last week. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday. It wasn’t clear if he has an attorney.

Johnson is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Dunn and is a member of the board of ministers at Campbell University Divinity School.

University President Jerry Wallace says he has just learned of the allegation and isn’t ready to talk about them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

2 Comments

  • Not Politically Correct says:

    He must be following the catholics. On a more serious note I understand whats happening with the government and schools because they have taken God out of it, but if you can’t trust a preacher who can you trust? I have lost trust in any government entity now i’m beginning to question the churches. The way it has been over the past ten years leads me to believe the end is coming sooner then we expect, maybe i’m wrong maybe not only God knows.All dead people are believers….think about it.(when you die you become a believer whether its heaven or hell for most its too late)

  • Bishop Spong Enthusiast says:

    He’s a 74-year-old Baptist preacher and on the Board of Ministers for the Campbell University Divinity School. He visits a nursing home to minister and is charged with sexual misconduct with a 64-year-old mentally impaired woman.

    At a nursing home? God forbid!

    A couple of years ago, Baptist minister and moral crusader/politician, 74-year-old Coy Privette, President of the Christian Action League, was arrested for having sex with a crack-addicted prostitute six times within a two-month period.

    He,too, had close ties with Campbell University Divinity School.

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