Former Arlington pastor Hornbuckle denied parole

Posted Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Terry Hornbuckle's parole request.

Hornbuckle, once leader of a 2,500-member church in Arlington, was convicted in 2006 of sexually assaulting three women and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Hornbuckle, along with his ex-wife Renee, began their church in the mid-1980s as Victory Temple Bible Church in a former Dairy Queen in Irving.

Renamed Agape Christian Fellowship in 1992, the church grew into a 42,000-square-foot facility and was assessed at more than $4 million before the trial. Hornbuckle's ex-wife is now ministering to Agape's congregation and heading the church.

Hornbuckle has been housed in the Powledge Unit in Palestine and was deemed eligible for parole on Feb. 24.

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