Welch was initially charged April 21 with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He now faces 10 counts.
A Forsyth County minister facing a child pornography charge has resigned his position at the church, according to a statement from the church.
A Forsyth County minister has been arrested and charged with having child pornography. T Elliott Welch has been senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Stanleyville since February 2020 and has a degree in religion, specializing in Youth Ministry, from Liberty University.