LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - According to Lyle, Kelley is married with three children of his own and was a volunteer for five years before the church hired him in 2015.
"We're simultaneously ministering to the victim and her family also to the wife of the accused," Lyle said.
Gwinnett Police urge parents whose children attend New Bridge to talk to them about their interactions with Kelley to determine whether there may have been other inappropriate relationships.
"Our fear in law enforcement is that when someone uses their position in this particular type of capacity is that there are additional victims that are unknown," said Cpl. Washington. "It's very disturbing when someone would use their position as a pastor and also as a counselor to exploit a young child sexually."
Church officials, however, said in talking with Kelley they are confident this was an isolated incident.
"There's no reason to believe that it went beyond the one individual teenage girl and the student pastor," Lyle explained.
Kelley remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.
In a statement released by the church:
If anyone has any information to share in this case, or if there is a need to report a separate incident, please contact the Special Victims Unit at 770-513-5300.