Youth Pastor Secretly Filmed Bridal Parties As They Changed For Weddings

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DATELINE: GREENVILLE, S.C. – A former Upstate youth pastor is facing nearly 60 charges after the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released new warrants on Tuesday.

The investigation into 35-year-old Daniel Kellan Mayfield began in May of 2023 after deputies received information from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office.

In the most recent warrants released, in June of 2021, a bride and her bridal party used changing rooms at Gowensville First Baptist Church to get ready for the wedding. Mayfield, who was a representative and keyholder at the church, set up cameras to video the bridal party without them knowing, filming women and girls as young as 14.


According to a redacted incident report obtained by HuffPost, the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office said Mayfield confessed to recording youth group volunteers in the church’s bathroom on several occasions.

Daniel Kellan Mayfield also occasionally worked as a wedding videographer and offered his services to couples getting married at the church, according to an arrest warrant obtained by HuffPost.

According to the warrant, on two separate weddings in April 2019 and September 2021, Mayfield allegedly set up hidden cameras in the church’s changing room to record a bride and her bridal party changing without their knowledge.


In another incident, a female spotted someone outside her bathroom window.

The woman told authorities she went outside and saw Mayfield standing in the backyard alone.

According to the report, Mayfield “stated that he did video (redacted) while she was in the shower.”


Mayfield’s Linked In page says he previously worked as an event coordinator with Compassion International, was a missions director at Student Life in Birmingham, Alabama and was a ministry associate at Child Evangelism Fellowship in Roebuck.

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