Former Bryan Pastor Sentenced to Probation

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

A former Bryan pastor will spend the next four years on probation for stealing from his own church.

According to the Brazos County District Attorney's Office, Kris Erskine, the former pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, was found guilty Monday of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property.

Erskine pleaded no contest, which means he does not refute the charges, but also does not claim guilt for the charges. A no contest plea, while not technically a guilty plea, has the same immediate effect as a guilty plea, and is often offered as a part of a plea bargain.

Besides probation, Erskine must pay a $1,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.

You may remember, Erskine turned himself in after authorities discovered the pastor was diverting church funds into a personal bank account.

The Brazos County District Attorney's office says a restitution hearing to determine the total amount of money owed to the church will be held at a later date.


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