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Alabama Pastor Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges Involving Minors

A pastor who is charged with multiple sexual assaults involving minors in Alabama and Mississippi contacted some of his victims through churches, according to a preliminary investigation by the Mobile (Alabama) Police Department.

Gregory Renee Adams, 63, pastor at Life Song Ministries in Citronelle, Alabama, was arrested by the Mobile Police Department Special Victims Unit for multiple felony counts, including, two counts of rape in the first degree, two counts of rape in the second degree, three counts of sodomy in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse. 

The abuse allegedly happened both in Citronelle and in Waynesboro, Mississippi, where  LifeSong also has a location.

The church’s website lists “Chief Apostle” Gregory Adams and “Prophetess” Lindsey Adams as its leaders.

The SVU said Adams was charged following a multi-jurisdictional investigation and that although several victims had come forward, investigators believe there could be more. 

Public Safety Director Lawrence Battiste told WPMI-TV in Mobile that some victims reported being around 12 years old when the assaults began and said that the abuse continued until they were 30 or 31. 

When asked after his arrest by a reporter from another television station whether he wanted to verbally apologize to the victims, Adams said, “I’m sorry.”

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Anne Stych

Anne Stych is a writer in Charlotte, North Carolina.