A Catawba County pastor remains in jail after he was accused of telling a 13-year-old church member he wanted to marry her.
Pastor Bradley Moss' wife told Eyewitness News she believes her husband and was in court with several people supporting him.
Moss' court appearance lasted only a few minutes, but Channel 9 saw nearly a dozen family members and people from the church standing in the back of the courtroom.
Afterwards, the pastor's wife spoke about her faith in God and her husband.
"What I do believe is Romans 8 and 28, that all things work together for them who love the Lord," Lady Moss said.
Bradley Moss, who preached at Victory Empowerment Center International, is charged with indecent liberties with a child.
According to court records, he texted a 13-year-old church member saying he wanted to have sex with her and for her to have his baby.
The girl told authorities that Moss touched her inappropriately and kissed her, but the pastor denied those allegations to police.
In a search warrant, Bradley Moss admitted to sending the teenager text messages.
"Can you believe the allegations against him? No I don't," Lady Moss said. "Why is that? Because we are a people of faith and god always works in our behalf. So thank you, have a blessed day and get the mic out of our face."
Bradley Moss' father is also supporting him. Police said they executed the search warrants at Moss' parents' home, looking for the cellphones, computers and other equipment the pastor used to reach the 13-year-old.
"You know I'm going to say he's innocent. You wouldn't ask that question if it was your family," Moss' father said.
When asked why he thought Bradley Moss was innocent, he said, "Because he is my son."
Moss' father declined to give Eyewitness News his name.
In court Wednesday, Bradley Moss said he was going to hire his own attorney. His next court date is a probable cause hearing set for Oct. 17.