The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Matthew Luetke
was charged Wednesday with promoting child pornography as part of an undercover investigation that began in December.
cash-only bail was set at $100,000.
Luetke is a pastor at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in O'Fallon and previously worked at churches in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The evangelical church has its own daycare center, but police say they don't suspect Luetke
had any improper contact with children there.
Church officials could not immediately be reached for comment.