Former pastor is charged with statutory sodomy

by Michelle Leroux

KY3 News

Springfield, MO

March 3, 2008

CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A former pastor is accused of engaging in sexual acts with two teenage boys. Joseph Edmund Conger, 44, was pastor at New Life Baptist Church in Cole Camp and at Faith Baptist Church in Climax Springs.

He's charged with five counts of statutory sodomy. The charges stem from incidents that the teens say happened in 2003.

SNAP Note: Both New Life Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church are listed as SBC-affiliated churches.