A Clarksville pastor is facing rape charges.

Four charges for rape and four additional charges of statutory rape have been filed against Larry Rayford, the overseer and senior pastor of The Ship Ministries, located at 108 Kraft Street in Clarksville.

Main Street Clarksville reached out to the church through its website contact information and was told the church is no longer active. The previous role of Rayford was confirmed.

The victims of the rapes are reported to be between the ages of 13 and 18.

The senior pastor also faces a charge of writing a worthless check of $500 or more.

Rayford was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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