The pastor identified as Willie Bell has according to reports, been arrested over child molestation charges after he was caught sexually assaulting a young boy behind an apartment building in Texas.
Bell had reportedly been caught by a member of his congregation who had then raised alarm, attracting other church members who had pounced on him, punching and kicking him, but had not seriously injured him.
The child's mother tells Fox 4:
"If it wasn't for them, he probably would have done more to my child.
"It's painful. It's devastating. It's a nightmare."
Following Bell's arrest by the police, they discovered that he had allegedly molested three other boys at the ame church and is now facing charges on all cases.