Alcorn County, MS Pastor Charged With Sexual Battery

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Alcorn County, MS) A Mid-South pastor is accused of sexually battery against a teenage girl.

Timothy Daniel Nall has preached at Farmington Baptist Church in Alcorn County, Miss., for nine years and now faces serious charges.

The 57-year-old is out on bond and people are shocked by the accusations.

"I can't believe it. We've been friends for a long time. And it's just hard to believe."

The man didn't want to be identified, but said the sexual battery charges just don't "fit" the pastor he knows,

"His kids went to school with my kids and I've known him for years. And it's shocking, just can't believe it."

The charges against Pastor Nall stem from a complaint filed in April 2013 by a young girl and her family.

Investigators won't say what happened between the two, just that it began in late 2012, roughly six to eight months before the complaint was filed.

Reggie Anderson, an investigator with the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department, said the alleged battery did not happen at the church, but declined to say exactly where it happened.

"We presented the case to a Grand Jury in the latter part of May," Anderson said. "And the Grand Jury of Alcorn County did indeed return an indictment on Mr. Nall."

Friday, no one answered the door at the pastor's home near Corinth.

No one in the church office would comment, but the man who called Pastor Nall his friend  summed the whole thing up in five words: "I hope it's not true."

It's unclear what Pastor Nall's status is with Farmington Baptist Church.

He posted a $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Alcorn County Circuit Court in September.