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Richmond Megachurch Loses Four Pastors Following Criminal Charges

(UPDATED) In first media interview since his arrest, former ROC pastor maintains his innocence.

Update (July 10): In an exclusive interview with local news station CBS 6, former Richmond Outreach Center (ROC) pastor and founder Geronimo Aguilar says he is innocent. Aguilar also stated that although he was surprised over the allegations and their timing—some 17 years after the alleged abuse—the legal proceedings have "made me lean on God more than ever." Aguilar declined to comment on the recent resignation of three other ROC leaders.


Update (June 10): Local media are reporting that Richmond Outreach Center (ROC) has recruited Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, to "offer counsel as the ROC looks for a new leader while continuing to operate the church's ministries."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch also reports that ROC is severing ties with founding pastor Geronimo Aguilar, who must vacate his $500,000 church-owned parsonage.


Update (June 6): Local news sources report that four of the five ...

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