Charles Kyle Adcock, who goes by Kyle, was arrested in Frisco last August after being indicted in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on sexual abuse charges. His $500,000 bond was revoked Thursday afternoon.
The news shocked church members, according to one man who agreed to share information, but not his name.
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He said he was not among a very small handful of people who knew of 31-year-old Kyle Adcock's past; that Adcock had been indicted in Alabama for the repeated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in his youth group there. Adcock was youth minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals until 2012.
At First Baptist in Bedford, Pastor Steve Knott hired Adcock to lead the adult choir and work with the church's audio/video equipment.
"We think it's incredibly irresponsible and reckless to have hired him in the first place," said Amy Smith with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).
Smith said it doesn't matter that Adcock was not directly working with children in Bedford.
"Having a position as minister automatically places him in a position of trust," she said.
The church member who spoke with News 8 said a group of members talked to the pastor after learning of Adcock's past.
He said they also had a long talk with Adcock and decided to support him. The choir director has pleaded not guilty.
Adcock was arrested in Frisco in August of 2014 on the Alabama charges. First Baptist in Bedford hired him while he was free on a $500,000 bond.
"That's very alarming," Smith said.
But church members say they have a history with the Adcock family. His father directed choir here until his son agreed to step in on an interim, part-time basis.
A member tells us Kyle Adcock is well liked. But there is fear the congregation could pay a price for a decision most of them knew nothing about.
At the very least the pastor(s) who hired him should be fired and the people who agreed to keep it quiet should be disciplined or shown the door.