HANNIBAL, Mo. (BP) -- Days before its former treasurer faces arraignment in the alleged embezzlement of more than $300,000 from the congregation, Antioch Baptist Church remains focused on ministry, pastor Jack Emmite told Baptist Press today (March 16).
[We're] just anxious to move on with what the Lord has for us to be doing," Emmite said. "We're trying to just stay focused on doing ministry right now."
Donald R. White, 68, of Hannibal was arrested March 9 on two federal counts of wire fraud "in connection with the theft of monies in excess of $300,000 dollars from the parishioners of the Antioch Baptist Church," the Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie announced in a press release. White was transferred to St. Louis for incarceration, the sheriff said. Read More