The arrest of Bryan Fulwider by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office stems from an investigation that was conducted by the Winter Park Police Department.
Police said that officers met Tuesday with a victim who said Fulwider sexually battered them numerous times between 2005 and 2010, when the victim was a juvenile.
At the time of the alleged abuse, Fulwider was the senior pastor at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park.
“Our church community has been deeply pained to learn of the arrest of Bryan Fulwider, who resigned from First Congregational more than seven years ago. At this time, we have no information about this matter, but we pray that any victim associated with this be given privacy in order to move forward and heal,” a statement from First Congregational Church of Winter Park senior minister, the Rev. Shawn Garvey said.
Fulwider is facing 30 counts of “sexual battery by a person who is in a position of custodial authority to a person less than 18 years of age.”
Fulwider is well-known in the Central Florida community, as he’s currently one of the co-hosts of WMFE’s “Friends Talking Faith with the Three Wise Guys.”