Founding pastor of Virginia's Richmond Outreach Center (ROC) church, Geronimo Aguilar, who resigned earlier this month with three other pastors amid a sex scandal, will appear in a Texas court for a motions hearing on Tuesday.
Pictured: The four pastors who resigned for Virginia's ROC Church.
According to online e-court records, Aguilar, affectionately known as "Pastor G," is scheduled to appear in a Texas courtroom on Tuesday morning, WTVR.com reports.
The hearing is related to charges that he sexually assaulted two sisters under age 14 in the 1990s in the Fort Worth area before he founded the ROC ministry. Pastor G, who is married with five children, is facing seven felony charges, and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
Pastor G and three other pastors of the church - Pastor Jason Helmlinger, Pastor Andrew Delgado and Pastor Matthew Aguilar - resigned over allegations of sexual assault and cover-up, the church's board announced on June 5. The megachurch is now searching for a permanent senior and executive pastor to fill the vacant positions.
Meanwhile, the church has recruited Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., as an adviser in the wake of the sex scandal.
"Obviously it's a tragic situation. Obviously the members there are saddened and they are shocked at what they have found out and what they have seen happen over these last few weeks, but they are still passionate about their faith," Falwell earlier told The Christian Post.
SOURCE: Anugrah Kumar