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Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Frank Johnson Arrested for Soliciting Prostitution

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Frank Johnson, pastor of Hands and Feet Fellowship in Gastonia, North Carolina, and a middle school teacher at Community Christian Academy in Dallas, North Carolina, was recently arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution.

The Gaston Gazette reports:

A Gaston County teacher and pastor was arrested during a human trafficking investigation and accused of trying to pay for sex, according to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

Frank Mark Johnson, 65, was charged Monday with soliciting prostitution, according to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

“On March 11, 2024, during an ongoing sex offender / human trafficking investigation, deputies from the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office arrested Frank Mark Johnson. He was charged with solicitation of prostitution and received a $1,500 unsecured bond,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a brief statement.

Johnson, who lives in the Crowders Mountain area, until recently was a middle school science teacher at Community Christian Academy in Bessemer City.

“I have tutored kids in various subjects over many years, including math, science, Bible, music and chess,” Johnson said in a statement on the school’s website.

A spokesman for Community Christian Academy said Wednesday that Johnson was no longer employed. He declined to comment further.

Johnson serves as the pastor of Hands and Feet Fellowship in Gastonia.

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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