Robert C. Stine, 60, of Middleton, who was pastor at Midvale Baptist Church, 821 S. Midvale Blvd., was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child for alleged incidents about four years ago in which a girl who was then about 10 said he touched her improperly during a day camp that was held at the church.
State regulators revoked the license of the daycare, called Kid’s Best Child Care, on June 30, 2023 after the girl’s mother reported the alleged abuse to police on April 21, 2023 according to a criminal complaint.
A page from the Midvale Baptist Church website that had contained a biography of Stine has been taken down, along with the rest of the church’s website. There was no answer at the church’s phone number Thursday afternoon.
The Wayback Machine website captured the web page from the church website that contained Stine’s biography as it appeared on Aug. 2. The brief biography states Stine had been pastor at Midvale since August 2007 and described him as “a caring and thinking man who has a heart for the community.”
It states he had also led churches in Texas and Iowa and led the Baptist Student Union at UW-Madison.
According to his bio on Midvale’s website, Stine is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been pastor since 2007.
He is also a former leader of the Baptist Student Union at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Stine had been president of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention until May 2023 when he resigned because of the police investigation, said Leo Endel, the convention’s executive director.