MEMPHIS, TN (BY: SARAH TAYLOR, THEBLAZE.com) – A Tennessee megachurch pastor publicly admitted to engaging in a “sexual incident” with a 17-year-old girl when he was a college-aged church staff member 20 years ago. His admission — which was made on the platform of Memphis’ Highpoint Church on Sunday — received a standing ovation from the congregation.
Memphis pastor Andy Savage’s confession comes just days after a woman named Jules Woodson publicly revealed the “sexual incident” that reportedly took place when he was a staff member at a Texas church where she belonged.
Woodson published the details of the incident Friday on Watch Keep.
According to the website, Woodson said that during a 1998 ride home from a church event, Savage — who was driving her alone — purportedly pulled off the road.
Savage took the stage on Sunday alongside Highpoint Church’s lead pastor, Chris Conlee, and divulged his role in the incident, which had been picked up by the media in the days since being published on Watch Keep.
After Savage delivered his comments, members of the congregation stood and applauded his comments.
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