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The Bolivar Baptist Church on FM455 in Sanger was one of three Southern Baptist churches the Southern Baptist Convention identified as needing further inquiry into how allegations of sexual abuse were handled.

SANGER — The church whose pastor, Dale “Dickie” Amyx, was accused of abusing and impregnating a teenage girl in the mid-1970s left the Southern Baptist Convention this year shortly after the SBC said the church needed to be investigated further due to the allegations.

Bolivar Baptist Church, along FM455 west of Sanger, was one of three Southern Baptist churches the SBC identified as needing further inquiry into how allegations of sexual abuse were handled.

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Dale “Dickie” Amyx stands outside the Bolivar Baptist Church in 2004. Amyx was accused of abusing and impregnating a teenage girl in the mid 1970s.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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