A southern Indiana pastor has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward another man.

Gaylard Williams is the 59-year-old pastor at Praise Cathedral Church of God, which is part of the Pentecostal Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee.

According to WLKY, an unidentified man told police that Williams approached his vehicle while it was parked near a lake. After the man rolled down his window, Williams reached for and squeezed his genitals. The victim, 27, said that William asked him to perform oral sex.

He told Williams that he was “barking up the wrong tree,” then pretended to be reaching for a gun. Williams fled the scene. Police later found gay male pornography in Williams' car.

Police have charged Williams, who is free on bail, with battery.

Williams denied the accusations, saying he was at the lake looking for a friend who fishes there. He explained that he was delivering the pornography to someone else.

According to its website, Church of God opposes “fleshy behavior which do not glorify God,” including homosexuality, adultery, murder and witchcraft. Marriage, the church says, is a “threefold covenant relationship between one man, one woman and one God who externally exists in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”