“Erbey Valdez, 47, pastor of New Spirit Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX, was charged in a case dated July 8, 2010, involving a 17-year-old, a second-degree felony, when he was a former middle school principal. In October 2018, Erbey and his wife founded New Spirit Baptist Church. The Southern Baptists of Texas removed the church for retaining a pastor listed on the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry. Valdez’ profile states he holds two degrees from SWBTS, a master of divinity and a master of theological studies. Were they removed from the SBC?
CHURCH POSITION: pastor, New Spirit Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX. New spirit was founded in October 2018 by Valdez and his wife.
OUTCOME: Texas Registry states that Valdez is on probation/community supervision in that case.
Why does the Houston Chronicle not have Valdez listed?
Texas conv. removes church with sex offender pastor, Baptist Press, May 9, 2019″
Source: SBC Database
Released to Guidepost Solutions, Sunny Lee, 2/28/2022