From 09, missed it then. Now this goon is free and is heading back to the mega church he lead.
Darrell Gilyard, the former pastor of a Jacksonville megachurch, has completed his three-year prison sentence for sex crimes against two girls in his congregation and has returned to Duval County as a registered sex offender.
Gilyard was released Dec. 28 from Wakula Correctional Institution. Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff said he is now serving three years probation.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s online sex offender registry shows that Gilyard has registered his address at a Jacksonville hotel.
“I’m happy to have that dark part of my life over,” he said Tuesday, declining further comment.
Gilyard has been in the headlines practically since the beginning of his career in ministry, and often for sexual improprieties.
His 2009 conviction and imprisonment was for committing sex crimes against two teenage members of his church, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
In the cases for which he was imprisoned, Gilyard pleaded guilty to fondling a teenage girl during a counseling session and to sending sexually explicit text messages to another. He told the Times-Union after his conviction he had made serious mistakes, knew that he had disappointed many people and vowed to make it up to them.
After his conviction, Gilyard admitted to fathering the child of a woman who accused him of raping her during a 2004 counseling session, court documents showed.
The Palatka native was once a protege of then First Baptist Church Pastor Jerry Vines, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was also mentored by Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and also a former Southern Baptist Convention president.
Gilyard was once the pastor of a fast-growing church in Texas, where he also faced accusations of sexual misconduct. He arrived at Shiloh in 1993 and three years later the church settled a sexual-misconduct claim against him, court records showed.
And now he's back preaching in church again: http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/02/wtf-church-bans-children-to-keep-pedophile-pastor/