A college minister has left his post following allegations that he had inappropriate contact with young, female church-goers.
The allegations were made public just days ago when a 22-year-old Stephenville woman posted blogs entitled, "Why I quit going to Rocky Point" on two separate social networking sites on the Internet.
"As a victim I reserve my right to say anything and everything I need to say about this," the blogger wrote. "I speak the truth, and only the truth. For three years I have kept this bile locked in my heart and I have struggled with it, fought with it and hated you every minute of the way. And now I will not rest until I, as a victim, have peace."
In addition to the hundreds of Internet hits the postings received, the message was also circulated among the community with copies being sent via e-mail to individuals across the county, including the office of the Stephenville Empire-Tribune and local law enforcement officials.
In response to the allegations, church leaders issued a statement Wednesday.
"There have been issues brought to the leadership of the church and these issues have been addressed as they have been brought forth," the statement read. "The staff person, Alan Ward, involved in these issues has been removed from his position and he is no longer in the ministry at Rocky Point Baptist Church."
At www.tsucollegelife.com, Alan, 27, is listed as a member of the staff and leadership team of College Life, the church's college ministry.