August 8, 2012 – Court documents show that First Baptist Church Canton, Dr. George Anderson, Senior Pastor and a former church employee are being sued by for the alleged child abuse of their teenage boy. Matthew Brent Sheffield of Canton-age 29 has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of the boy, who was 14 years old at the time. Sheffield, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, faces two felony counts of child molestation. Sheffield who had been fired previously by First Baptist Canton for history of suspected sexual misconduct against children was allowed to return to the church as a volunteer in the sound system department.
Please join the staff of Church Security 360 Degrees, LLC in praying for First Baptist Canton and all parties involved in this incident.