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North Carolina Pastor Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

Frank Johnson
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A North Carolina pastor was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution after being caught in a sting operation earlier this week. Frank Johnson, who pastors Hands and Feet Fellowship in Gastonia, had also been serving as a middle school science teacher at Community Christian Academy in Dallas, North Carolina. 

Community Christian Academy has placed Johnson on administrative leave following his arrest, according to WSOC

According to police records, Johnson, 65, was taken into custody at roughly 6:30 p.m. on Monday (March 11). Parents of Community Christian Academy students were alerted to Johnson’s arrest that same night.

According to the school’s website, Johnson has been a teacher there for three years. 

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One mother expressed “pure disgust” toward Johnson, telling WSOC that she “can’t believe it.”

“We expected them to be held to a higher standard especially with it being a Christian school,” the mother said. 

The mother expressed that she warns her children to be careful but didn’t think that she needed to worry about someone who is a pastor and Christian school teacher. 

“You can’t trust anybody in this world, but you would expect to be able to kind of trust somebody like that,” she said.

Johnson was released on a $1,500 bond roughly three hours after being taken into custody. A court date has not been disclosed.

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ChurchLeaders has reached out to Hands and Feet Fellowship and Frank Johnson for comment and will update this article in the event of a response.