Pastor and Wife Plead Guilty

A for­mer pas­tor and his wife have entered pleas to charges that they stole tens of thou­sands of dol­lars from a Clear­lake church. Bruce Stark entered a guilty-plea to his sin­gle charge of grand theft. He could face up to three years in state prison. Shanell Stark plead guilty to a mis­de­meanor count of acces­sory to grand theft and is fac­ing pro­ba­tion time. The Starks were charged after alle­ga­tions were made that they stole cash and prop­erty from the Hill­top Apos­tolic Church while Bruce was a pas­tor from 2002 to 2007.