Youth Pastor, Church Charged in Fake Kidnapping
- The mock kidnapping occurred in March. During a youth group meeting, teens were taken at gunpoint (with an unloaded gun) with their heads covered and loaded into a van. The teens were taken to the pastor's house where they found the pastor covered in blood.
The staged event was designed to teach the youths about the persecution Christians often face in other countries and to prepare them for such situations should they serve as missionaries.