Mark Aderholt

Former Southern Baptist Official Indicted On sexual charges with minor

"A former Southern Baptist official has been indicted in Texas on charges related to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in 1997, when he was a 25-year-old seminary student in Fort Worth....Aderholt, a prolific missionary, was the associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention for a year and a half until resigning over the summer." - Radio.com

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Southern Baptist officials knew of sexual abuse allegations 11 years before leader’s arrest

"The missionary arm of the Southern Baptist Convention knew about allegations against Southern Baptist leader Mark Aderholt more than 10 years before he was arrested July 3 on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, according to police records, emails and an internal investigation from the organization. In 2007, the International Mission Board conducted an investigation into allegations that Aderholt had a sexual relationship with the girl while he was a 25-year-old student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

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