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Published on April 17, 2024
Fort Worth's Trinity Episcopal Church Associate Rector Accused of Soliciting a Minor OnlineSource: Google Street View

Turmoil has struck the Trinity Episcopal Church of Fort Worth as its associate rector, the Rev. Jason Myers, was taken into custody last week on allegations of online solicitation of a minor, authorities disclosed. The arrest by the Collin County sheriff has sent ripples through the church community, and Myers faces charges that involve attempted sexual contact with an individual under the age of 17, according to The Trinity Episcopal Church.

In the wake of the arrest, Bishop Andy Doyle promptly suspended Myers' duties under the Title IV clergy disciplinary canons of the Episcopal Church, barring him from serving as an Episcopal priest during the ongoing investigation, The Dallas Express reports. The Church's head, Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace shared the unsettling news with the congregation, emphasizing that while there is much that remains unclear, church leaders presently believe no members of the parish or its school have been impacted by Myers’ actions,

The church is actively collaborating with law enforcement to address the matter and has encouraged anyone with relevant information to reach out to the Rev. Canon Lisa Burns. In light of the shocking developments, Pace assured parishioners of his availability for pastoral conversations and prayer.