MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A top pastor at Highpoint Church has resigned after admitting that he committed sexual misconduct with a high school student more than 20 years ago.
Andy Savage said he was a college student working for a church in Texas at the time. He said he asked for forgiveness from the teen and the church, resigned, and moved back to Memphis.
Savage was the Teaching Pastor at Highpoint, and said he told church leaders about what happened before he was hired. He has been on a leave of absence as the church investigated the allegations.
WMC Action News 5 spoke exclusively with the victim about her side of the story.
Savage released a statement early Tuesday announcing his resignation:
Highpoint Church also released a statement following Savage's resignation:
Woodson responded to Savage's apology and resignation: