Malvern, PA – May 30, 2013 – Not everyone carries a gun into church, but Pastor Priester does, at least according to the charges leveled against him after he left church and pulled it on a Repo Man in the church parking lot.
Terence Priester, 48, was allegedly in church as an unnamed repossession agent got into Priester’s car to move it out of the parking spot and set up his tow truck. In accordance with the repo companies policy, he called the owner to tell him the car was being taken.
This, of course sent Priester running from the church and started a confrontation with the agent which led to Priester pointing a handgun at him after which, Priester then jumped into the Lexus and fled the scene.
Police arriving at the scene were unable to immediately locate Priester so they made contact with him through his cell phone. Shortly after, Priester returned as a passenger in another car.
Priester was taken into custody and now faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangering another person, terroristic threats, possession of an instrument of crime, carrying a firearm without a license and related offenses following the Saturday May 25 incident.
Police initially identified Priester as a pastor at Saint John’s, but according to his church’s he is actually a pastor at Light of the World Ministries International, an independent church that holds worship services at Saint John’s.