India forces detained American pastor to pay $50K before he’s allowed to return home

By The Christian Post

Pastor Bryan Nerren leads the International House of Prayer Ministries in Shelbyville, Tenn. | Facebook/ International House of Prayer Ministries

A Tennessee pastor, who was detained in India for seven months before returning to the United States Tuesday, was forced to pay over $50,000 to secure his release, his lawyer said. 

Lawyers for the American Center for Law and Justice announced Monday that charges against Pastor Bryan Nerren were officially dropped by prosecutors in India on Friday, resulting in a judge lifting travel restrictions and returning his passport. 

Nerren is the pastor of International House of Prayer Ministries in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and founder of a nonprofit called Asian Children’s Education Fellowship, an organization that trains Sunday school teachers in India and Nepal. 

Source:The Christian Post