Texas Southern Baptist Megachurch Pastor Resigns After DUI And Weapon Arrest With Child Passenger In His Car

The Baptist News reports

Drew Erickson, lead teaching pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, resigned suddenly March 5 after he was arrested in Tarrant County two days before on suspicion of carrying an unlawful weapon and driving while intoxicated with a child under age 15 in the car.

“Over the last 12 months and more recently, it has become clear that there are things I need to work on personally, and I believe causes me to need a season of rest from the responsibilities of ministry,” he wrote in a brief resignation letter.

The Christian Post reports:

Travis Avenue Baptist Church has scrubbed Erickson from its website, and the pastor has also shuttered his social media accounts.

A cache of Erickson’s bio online shows that he had been licensed in ministry since 2006 from Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton. He was ordained to ministry in 2009 at Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

“His heart for pastoral ministry is to engage and encourage the church to reach the lost and make disciples of every tribe, nation and tongue,” the church said of their former teaching pastor.