Cobb pastor, 76, accused of child molestation

A Cobb County pastor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl at church.

John Aubrey Pinkston, 76, of Dallas, was charged with child molestation and sexual battery for allegedly touching the child between July and August, according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Pinkston is the founder and pastor of Congregation of God Seventh Day church on South Main Street in Kennesaw, according to the church’s website. An ordained minister for more than 30 years, Pinkston is also an author and the voice of “Watch America” radio and television programs, according to his online biography.

According to investigators, Pinkston allegedly reached inside a 6-year-old’s clothes and touched her.

Pinkston was released from jail Wednesday night after posting $35,000 bond, jail records show.