“John Randy Leming, pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Sevierville, TN, pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for oral sex with a 16-year-old congregant when he pastored Shiloh Baptist Church in Sevier County. He pleaded guilty in 1998 to the offenses that occurred in May and June 1994, when he was 31, and lost his appeal of the concurrent 18-month sentences he deemed harsh. Leming has served at Antioch Baptist Church since March 2014 according to the SBC Annual Church Profile.
During its February 22-23, 2021, meeting, the SBC Executive Committee disfellowshipped Antioch Baptist Church, Sevierville, TN, for employing a pastor who confessed to two counts of statutory rape.
CHURCH POSITION: pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Sevierville, TN
CHURCH POSITION: pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Sevier County, TN February 22-23, 2021, EC Mtg – Credentials Committee Report”
Source: SBC Database
Released to Guidepost Solutions, Sunny Lee, 2/28/2022