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Indiana church says it confronted pastor about sex with teen

Pastor Adultery
Posted at 8:21 AM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 08:21:30-04

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana church says that a pastor who confessed to “adultery” years ago with a teenager publicly informed his congregation last weekend after church leaders confronted him.

New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw said in a statement on its website that John Lowe II has resigned.

The 65-year-old pastor told church members Sunday that he had “committed adultery” and wanted their forgiveness.

Video shows that moments later, a woman stepped to the microphone and said the pastor had a sexual relationship with her when she was 16.

The church says leaders confronted Lowe after the woman told others about a “long-held secret.” The church said the sexual conduct continued into her 20s.