South Carolina Pastor Cameron Banks Charged In Arson Case After he Set Fire to Church In Attempt to Collect Benefits

A Georgetown man, who is also a pastor, according to My Horry News, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the arson of the Abundant Faith Lighthouse of Jesus Christ Church in Conway.

Cameron Julius Xavier Banks, 32, of Georgetown, is charged with second-degree arson, making false claim to obtain benefits for fire loss, burning personal property to defraud insure and obstructing justice, a release from the Conway Police Department states.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on July 24 at the Abundant Faith Lighthouse of Jesus Christ Church on 1410 Fourth Avenue, according to the release. Conway fire and police departments responded to the blaze at the church and found a well-involved structure fire that was eventually put out; however, the church suffered heavy damage, police said.

Banks was pastor at the Abundant Faith Church after the church bought the building in 2012, according to My Horry News.

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SOURCE: The State – Elizabeth Townsend

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