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Black Collar Crime: Southern Baptist Pastor William Kannarney Arrested on Prostitution Charges

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William Kannarney, pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church in Pickens, South Carolina, was recently arrested and charged with first-degree prostitution. Blue Ridge View Baptist is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

WYFF-4 reports:

A pastor in South Carolina has been charged with prostitution, according to an arrest warrant and police.

William Martell Kannarney is charged with first-degree prostitution. He was arrested this week, according to Seneca Police.

The warrant said in October Kannarney either engaged in prostitution or aided or abetted prostitution knowingly at a location off Seneca Drive and Bypass 123 in Seneca.

Kannarney was listed as Senior Pastor at Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, in Pickens, in a February 2024 church bulletin.

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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