Christopher Beard, who directed the internship program twentyfourseven, stepped down recently after an internal probe of church staffers claimed he “displayed poor judgment in some leadership decisions, in addition to one instance of sexual misconduct several years ago.”
Since Haggard's resignation, the church's overseers began actively investigating the staff to determine if there was other misconduct.
"We recognize there will be increased scrutiny of our church in the wake of the scandal," said Rob Brendle, associate pastor for New Life church. "We welcome that process in order to reinforce the high standard of personal integrity and morality that has characterized New Life's employees for 22 years."
Read Pastor Lance Coles’ email in which he announced Beard's resignation to church staff.
Also, join in discussions on the issue of sexual immorality among church leaders, and the ongoing debate around Christianity and the gay lifestyle.