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Oklahoma Pastor Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

By Liz Lykins
David Prince, associate pastor of Northgate Baptist Church in McAlester, Okla., has been arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. (Photo: OSBI)

An Oklahoma pastor was arrested for alleged possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).

David Prince, 40, faces felony counts of possession of child abuse material and violations of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

Prince was being held Tuesday with a $250,000 bond at Pittsburg County Jail, according to jail records obtained by McAlester News-Capital.

Prince served as an associate pastor at Northgate Baptist Church in McAlester, Okla., and as a chaplain at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. A spokesperson for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Prince was terminated Tuesday from his position as a full-time chaplain at the Penitentiary, McAlester News-Capital reported.

The Roys Report (TRR) reached out to Northgate for comment. No response was received by press time.

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Northgate Baptist Church in McAlester, Okla. (Photo via social)

OSBI was first notified by the Oklahoma Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center on Nov. 1 of computer crimes that Prince allegedly committed, the bureau’s press release states. During these conversations, Prince claimed to engage in child exploitation.

Five days later, OSBI partnered with several law enforcement agencies to conduct a search warrant at Prince’s home in McAlester. Based on the evidence obtained during the search, the investigators said that Prince was arrested that the same day.

Prince’s church, Northgate, is an Independent Baptist church that recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, according to McAlester News-Capital.

The pastor at Northgate is Roy Prince. On the church’s website, it states that Roy Prince has three sons who “faithfully serve the Lord,” but TRR was unable to confirm if David Prince is related to Roy Prince.

Livestream videos of Northgate’s services previously showed David Prince preaching at the church. However, the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page are no longer active.

“At Northgate the teaching and preaching of God’s Word using the King James version of the Bible will help you understand the Bible and apply its truth to your life,” their website reads. 

Freelance journalist Liz Lykins writes for WORLD Magazine, Christianity Today, Ministry Watch, and other publications.

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  1. I reported a ministry leader for the same thing in Oklahoma City and the FBI said they couldn’t do an investigation. what is needed to get one done?

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