Tennessee Pastor Robby Gallaty Says He is ‘Heartbroken’ After Former Church Intern and Liberty University Graduate is Arrested for Statutory Rape

Robby Gallaty, senior pastor of the 8,000-member Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, said he is “heartbroken” after Ben Widrick, a former 24-year-old church intern and Liberty University graduate was arrested last Tuesday for statutory rape of a student.

Father of Tennessee Church Shooter Says He Begged Police to Take Son’s Guns Away and Told Him to ‘Pray to God and Those Demons Will Go Away’ as He Battled Depression

Vanansio Samson, the father of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson who fatally shot a beloved mother and wounded six others at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, in 2017, said he begged police to take his son’s guns before the tragedy.