Menu Close

Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor David Pugh Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

pastor david pugh

The Black Collar Crime Series relies on public news stories and publicly available information for its content. If any incorrect information is found, please contact Bruce Gerencser. Nothing in this post should be construed as an accusation of guilt. Those accused of crimes are innocent until proven guilty.

David Pugh, the pastor of First Assembly of God in Phillipsburg, Kansas, pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a child and sexual exploitation of a child. The court sentenced Pugh to thirty-two months in jail. Pugh resigned from First Assembly in May 2017.


  1. Avatar
    Bruce Gerencser

    Sent to me by a supporter of Pugh:

    I know David personally for 15 years and the victim. Dave has never made any advances or anything. The victim since the conviction has told several people that the whole story was a lie but when it comes to telling the cops she wont do it. He was falsely convicted because of his title in the community. This was his adopted daughter who didn’t agree with being punished. The district attorney of Phillips County was only looking for a big convention (conviction).

    • Avatar
      Bruce Gerencser

      If you have evidence for your claims, please send it to me. If not, all you have is rumors and gossip.

      You do know Pugh pleaded guilty, right? If he was innocent, why did he plead guilty?

Want to Respond to Bruce? Fire Away! If You Are a First Time Commenter, Please Read the Comment Policy Located at the Top of the Page.

Discover more from The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

Bruce Gerencser