Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports:
An Acworth man who once had a leadership role at a popular Cobb County church has been arrested. Cobb Police have charged him with four counts of child molestation for his alleged encounters with a 15-year-old boy who attended the church.
Cobb Police have arrested the 32-year-old former Worship in Wonders former director of operations Marcus Turner.and charged him with four counts of child molestation with a 15-year-old male church member. Nelson is the former Director of Children’s Ministry for the growing church.
Former member April Nelson says she is flabbergasted by the arrest. Nelson says she and her husband left the church because they didn’t agree with what she claims was an anti-LGBTQ+ message that she says Turner and the pastors espoused.
From a June 2023 report about the church:
A Marietta church put up a sign that appears to show support for LGBTQ+ communities, but they’re now under fire for what some are calling a bait and switch. The church actually says it wants to deliver people from homosexuality.
At first glance, the banner hanging on the front of Worship With Wonders church appears to celebrate people who identify as LGBTQ+. The words “proud to be delivered” are emblazoned over a rainbow flag on this church, which is located on Powder Springs Road.
The church would not speak with FOX 5. A spokesperson referred us instead to a statement on its website that reads “The Bible is clear that any sin separates us from God. Worship With Wonders church is committed to discipling those who are seeking freedom from a sinful lifestyle.”
The church posted the same message seen on its banner on multiple electronic billboards across the city.