Minister Cedric Mainor is in big trouble with his parishioners. It seems they will be in line for a new minister if reports about his role in a major drug and gun trafficking ring are true. What’s the last place you’d look for a stash spot or a banana clip underneath a pastor’s coat. The choices are limitless.
Cedric Mainor is the main preacher at New Beginnings International Outreach Ministry in Georgia. His ministry is part a religious convent churches across the Southern States. According to the judge presiding over his case, he kept a weapon tucked underneath his church robe, and an additional firearm inside a cubby-hole carved inside a bible.
Cedric Mainor has been charged in connection with an active drug trafficking organization. When police raided his home they found 20 guns, AR magazines, hundreds rounds ammunition and drug paraphernalia. Get this, he was holding Sunday service on 6 prior felonies. Nobody in his parish tried his authority prior to learning his misdeeds. Apparently Mainor even put his son to work as a drug runner, leading to the boy’s death in September.
Mainor is awaiting transfer to a federal prison. It’s safe to say his days as an Officer the Lord are well behind him.