Busted: Prior Lake pastor caught in prostitution sting


A Prior Lake evangelical christian pastor was arrested Tuesday in a St. Paul online prostitution sting. Whoops.

John Kameron Erbele, 35, is a senior pastor at LifePrint Church, described by the Pioneer Press as a "new-age rock 'n' roll pastor." We have to admit picking up online prostitutes is pretty hip these days too.

Police say he responded to an online prostitution ad that netted 16 "johns". He was arrested and booked for engaging in prostitution and posted $500 bail Wednesday morning.

According to the church's Web site, his church meets at Twin Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake.

More info from the church's site:

We like to say, "Come as you are"... no seriously look at our pastor! John and Heather Erbele have been married for 12 years and have 3 kids... John K. Erbele has had over 13 years experience in the church and virtual world. He and wife Heather have senior pastored for over 13 years and in that time have lead various types of churches from new plants, to generational, to coffee shops, to church in a bar, to the mega church, to small rural, to multi site, metro church, and online. They have also connected with numerous church planters and organizations. He is ordained and credentialed with The Evangelical Church based in Minneapolis, MN. He and his wife are committed to building the Kingdom of God using whatever methods and resources available. They also sing, write, and produce original worship music through their Nashville based worship band and publishing companies called "All New Creation".