He is the leader of a local church who is living a double life. This man of God is surfing adult chat rooms on the internet where people live out their sexual fantasies. First, we want to warn you this story deals with sexually explicit matter and may not be suitable for your kids.
It's a place in cyberspace where men are the master and women are their submissive sex slaves.
Chat rooms filled with explicit sexual conversations involving bondage and torture.
A woman we'll call "Annie", but who asked us not to show her face, said she frequents these chat rooms.
Over the past year she's been having online chats with a man who uses the screen name "Diablos4u2."
Annie gave us what she said are the chat logs of their conversations. In them, he describes what he wants to do to her in very graphic detail.
She described for us what was in those chats, "Just extreme deviant sexual acts. Drag me around by my hair. Forced oral gratification. Forced sexual servitude."
In the chats, he called her a slut and even said she needed a spanking. The rest was too graphic to show you.
When she asked who he was, he replied, "I am a public speaker in San Antonio. Discretion is a must for me...I am respected in this community for the facade I present. It has to be maintained."
Later he gave her the name Corin Miller, said that he is married with two children. He bragged of having extramarital affairs with women he's met in these chat rooms.
They also spoke on the phone and talked using web cameras, but Annie got suspicious and did some research to find out who Corin Miller really was.
Starting out with his fake name and cell phone number, her research eventually led her to a church website and to the church's preacher, Reverend Ron Stringfellow.
"I kept thinking I was wrong. The very first thing I thought was, 'No way. That couldn't possibly be him,'" Annie told us.
Stringfellow is the leader of the congregation here at the Medina Valley Assembly of God Church just outside Castroville.
Annie said Reverend Stringfellow admitted his true identity when she confronted him during their online chat.
We wanted to confirm it was him for ourselves.
During our interview with Annie, "Diablos4u2" was online. So, we asked her to instant message him. As they talked, he turned on his web camera. It was Reverend Stringfellow.
One day before bible study, I caught up with him to ask him about his online escapades.
I told him, "We'd like to ask you about these sexually explicit chats you've been having on the internet under the Diablos4u2 name."
The Reverend told me, "I don't know anything about what you're talking about."
Since he claimed not to know what I'm talking about, I showed him a picture from his webcam to see if that helped.
He still did not respond, but instead walked inside his church.
We don't know how his congregation feels. Stringfellow later had us told to stay off his church property.
So, why did she reveal the reverends secret to us? For Annie, she hopes the Reverend will now pray on what he has done and do the right thing.
"If he wants to be a playboy, then be a playboy. If he wants to be a preacher then be a preacher, but you can't be a preacher and a playboy."
We have received word that Ron Stringfellow is no longer a preacher. In a phone call just before our story was set to air, Stringfellow told me he has resigned from the church.
He warned chat logs can be altered and denied the more explicit comments quoted in our story, but he admitted to saying things in his online chats that were inappropriate for a preacher.