Liberty University: SC pastor never attended

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Posted: Aug 22, 2011 5:34 PM
Liberty University: SC pastor never attended

The registrar at Liberty University in Virginia says a pastor charged with kidnapping and raping three women at gunpoint never attended the university.

Dale Richardson, who had served as pastor at Freedom Free Will Baptist Church in Ladson, S.C., is in jail on the charges.

The church Web site lists Richardson as a graduate of Liberty in Lynchburg, Va., the college founded by preacher Jerry Falwell.

But Larry Shackleton, a vice president and the registrar at the university, said Monday the 46-year-old Richardson never earned a degree or even attended a class at Liberty.

The website says Richardson became pastor of the Ladson church in June of last year. He was arrested last month.