MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Marshall County pastor was arrested on child sex charges and is now terminated from his Albertville church.
Church leaders said very little except to that their now former pastor was there for less than two months and bad news followed him.
Mark Allen Green is now in the Ellis County Texas Jail.
Law enforcement officials there said he's facing a sexual abuse of a child charge in Ellis County and an aggravated sexual abuse of a child charge in neighboring Navarro County, Texas after being jailed last week.
Green recently served as pastor at the Cowboy Church of Marshall County in Albertville.
Albertville Police confirmed Texas investigators had been in town in recent weeks to talk to Green.
Church officials are not commenting with regard to Green.
But in a statement, Randall Stoner, the director of missions at Marshall Baptist Association, said:
We are saddened by the circumstances surrounding his termination but cannot comment further due to legal issues involved… Please, know that we are praying for the Cowboy Church of Marshall County and all involved. Our prayer is that the church will pull together as a family does in trying times, and draw closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Stoner said they began dealing with the issue with church members on Sunday.
Green, meanwhile, remains in the Ellis County Texas Jail on a half million dollar bond.