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Tennessee pastor stole $60,000 from church, spent it on gay dating sites

Tennessee pastor stole $60,000 from church, spent it on gay dating sites

A pastor who was caught having sex with a man in a church van has stolen more than $60,000 from his congregation and spent the money on gay dating sites.

Pastor Boyd Watson Holder Jr, 44, was arrested Thursday (22 May) night after officials at Victory Apostolic Church in Kingsport discovered ‘between $70,000 and $100,000’ missing from the church bank account – which only Holder had access to.

When they confronted him, Holder responded by saying ‘It’s none of your business!’ and banishing them from the congregation.

A police investigation found that the pastor, who is married, spent the money on dating websites Manhunt and Farmers Only, as well as auto repairs.

In December, Holder was caught by police having gay sex in a church van in an empty parking lot in the middle of the day.

‘I simply took the van out,’ he said at the time.

‘A young man requested that I would meet with him, which I did to talk about the faith. Just as soon as we had parked this police officer came up behind us and acted like all of this was going on.’

Holder is currently being held in jail on theft charges. His bail was set at $35,000.