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Camden church tries to pull together after former pastor arrested

(Camden-AP) March 5, 2007 - Northgate Colonial Baptist Church members say they need their faith now more than ever.

The church is trying to hold itself together while its popular former pastor, the Reverend Kevin Ogle, sits in jail in Walton County, Georgia. Ogle is charged with eleven counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Mike Clifton is head of the church's board of deacons. Clifton says the church is a like a family and has to keep each other lifted up.

The 42-year-old Ogle is accused of sending pornographic messages and pictures of himself over the Internet to a police officer posing as a teenage girl.

Members say there hasn't been a time since the case broke February 20th that they lost hope.

Updated 5:06pm by Logan Smith

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