Montgomery pastor, former gubernatorial candidate arrested

Montgomery pastor, former gubernatorial candidate arrested

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery pastor and former gubernatorial candidate is facing criminal charges.

Mickey Kirkland, 55, was arrested Tuesday and booked in the Montgomery County Jail on one count of domestic violence second degree and a probation violation. His bond was set at $100,000.

Kirkland is listed as the senior pastor of Lighthouse Church on its website. The church, located on Bell Road in Montgomery, is not commenting. He was also a Republican candidate for governor in 1994.

According to Capt. Trent Beasley with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the crime happened Aug. 21 at a residence in the 700 block of Horseshoe Curve.

Beasley said the victim suffered serious physical injuries, which is why Kirkland was charged with a felony.

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