The Andy Savage case should lead us to question the way many churches are handling the issue.
M any observers were troubled when Andy Savage, a pastor at Highpoint Church in Memphis, received a standing ovation from his congregation for his admission of a “sexual incident” with a 17-year-old high-school student when he was a youth leader at Woodlands Parkway Baptist Church in Texas.
Highpoint Church faced criticism for appearing to give pastor Andy Savage a standing ovation.
A Memphis pastor who endorses conversion therapy and preaches that homosexuality as a sin has admitted to a “sexual incident” with a 17-year-old girl in the 1990s. On Friday, Jules Woodson came forward to accuse Highpoint Church pre...
Despite the bizarre response by his congregation, Highpoint Church has finally issued Andy Savage a leave of absence, effective immediately.
Andy Savage, megachurch pastor at Highpoint Church, received thunderous applause from his congregation after admitting he sexually assaulted a teenager 20 years ago.