Jason Kennedy, 46 (left) / Zubin Parakh, 32 (right)
WBIR News reports the arrests of two pastors in a press release issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI):
“The TBI said in a release two of the men, including a children’s minister, arrested in “Operation Someone Like Me” responded to ads for what they thought were girls under the age of 18.
TBI identified Knoxville’s Jason Kennedy, 46, as the children’s minister arrested for patronizing prostitution and human trafficking. Kennedy was a minister at Grace Baptist Church in Karns. He was fired after the charges were revealed.
Also arrested was Zubin Parakh, 32, from Oak Ridge.
Parakh is connected to Lifehouse Church in Oak Ridge. A church spokesperson said Parakh serves as a volunteer as a “creative pastor.”
Although Parakh is not officially a pastor at LIfehouse Church, he was working toward becoming one.”