A typical sad story of being caught in a prostitution arrest. After the arrest and going through the legal system, the worst is yet to come. Those arrested often lose their jobs, reputation, family, and marriage. In the Escambia County (Florida) prostitution sting from Dec 2013 to Jan 2014, one of those arrested for soliciting a prostitute was fired from his pastor and leadership position at the Atmore (Alabama) Apostolic Church.
Michael Steven Ward (DOB 8/2/1966) of Molino, Florida was a pastor and leader at the Atmore Apostolic Church for several years. Ward was arrested on Jan 3, 2014 and charged with procuring for prostitution, a second-degree misdemeanor. He was released later that same day on $500 bond. He was then fired by his church.