A local pastor has been sentenced on federal charges to seven years in prison and 20 years supervised release for transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Bishop Joe Flowers drove a child under the age of 15 to Florida to visit an amusement park in 2004. While there, he engaged in sexual activity with the child.
Flowers is also expected to be sentenced in Monroe County Court on Friday on additional charges.
Flowers is the founder of the Walk of Life Christian Center.