Pastor Of Owensboro Church Resigns Over Misconduct

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - The longtime pastor at a large church in western Kentucky has abruptly resigned because of what church elders called inappropriate conduct.

Myke Templeton was pastor at Owensboro Christian Church for nearly 28 years. The church attracts nearly three thousand people to its weekend services.

Templeton was asked to resign immediately earlier this week. Elders did not specify in a letter what it is the pastor did. The church also asked another staff member to resign, the letter said, but that person wasn't named.

The church started with 23 members in 1953. Templeton became pastor in 1979.

--- Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer,
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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