A Kennesaw pastor has been arrested and charged with child molestation and sexual battery.
John Pinkston, of Dallas, was arrested by Kennesaw Police on Wednesday and is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl between July 17 and Aug. 22.
Pinkston is the pastor of the independent Congregation of God Seventh Day which has had service at its church at 2751 South Main St., near Cherokee Street, since 1992.
The church is “dedicated to the concept of providing meaningful information behind today’s news and world events in light of Biblical prophecy as a means of warning our people and the world of future events during the 21st century,” according to its website.
Pinkston is accused of touching the 6-year-old after reaching inside her pants.
He was released Wednesday night from jail on $35,000 bond.