Kenneth Jay Britt, 44, of Clio, pleaded guilty to four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct With A Minor, Tuesday, on the first day of his trial on the charges, according to Shipp Daniels, with the Fourth Circuit Solicitor's Office.
He had sex with a 12-year-old girl four times at his home last March.
At the time of Britt's arrest, he was the head pastor at the Clio Church of God.
The South Carolina Church of God suspended him pending the outcome of the investigation.
Judge Clinton Newman sentenced Britt to 20 years in prison.