News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Church of the Highlands
Church_of_the_Highlands_thumbnail.jpg
Church of the Highlands
USA News

Alabama Megachurch cuts ties with former pastor after accusations of sexual assault

by Premier Journalist

An Alabama megachurch pastor has resigned from his post after accusations arose online regarding him sexually assaulting his assistant in 2019.

Micahn Carter was a minister at the Church of the Highlands, a megachurch in Birmingham, Alabama. Carter had initially started his career at Together Church in Yakima, Washington. However, he would later resign from the post for unstated reasons, only to later be hired by the Church of the Highlands.

Now Carter appears to have resigned from his position after a blog post arose claiming that the pastor had engaged in sexually illicit conduct.

Carter's former assistant at Together Church, Mary Jones, posted a blog article alleging that Carter had assaulted her in April, after continuously engaging in sexually promiscuous behavior aimed at Jones. 

Now the Church of the Highlands had announced that Carter and his wife, April, have resigned from their posts. "In 2019, Micahn Carter's Pastoral Overseers from Washington state asked Church of the Highlands to assist them in directing a ministerial restoration process for him," Church of the Highlands' staff told AL.com "Highlands agreed to do so, and since then we have been working with Micahn and his family. Recently, Highlands received correspondence raising new allegations about events that occurred over two years ago in Washington state. When we shared this information with the Carters, they resigned from their positions on staff to work through these issues themselves. Highlands is no longer involved in the restoration process."

Before the Church's public statement, an email leaked to Do Better Church, an Instagram run by church abuse survivors, asked staffers to not "engage" in the online conversation about Carter and instead direct questions to senior leaders.

 

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate