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Chris Conlee, the founder and lead pastor of Highpoint Church in Memphis, has resigned. Conlee initially supported Andy Savage, the former associate pastor at the church, following the revelation that Savage had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old while he was youth pastor at a Texas church 20 years ago.
The church sent a statement to members on Wednesday saying, “Over the last couple months, Chris and the trustees have been praying and discussing the direction and future of our church. We have arrived at a point of respectfully agreeing to go in different directions for the kingdom. We love and respect each other.
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“After much prayer and counsel, the Trustees and Chris have mutually agreed that the time is now for Chris to pass the baton. This will enable us to recalibrate our search for a new Teaching Pastor in the search for a Senior Pastor.”
“It’s a relief that Pastor Conlee resigned his position at Highpoint Church, and it allows Highpoint a new...
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