By Leonardo Blair February 5, Like many leaders in secular professions such as politics, media and entertainment, multiple church leaders and religious organizations were embroiled in cases of sexual misconduct in These are some of the most viral cases which left many Christians shaking their heads in shock and disappointment. Perhaps the most shocking of them all, the Rev. Simmons, 38, who is married with one child, according to his church's website, was caught in bed with Claynisha Stephens, 34, by Benjamin Stephens III, the woman's husband.
Police had to be called in after Stephens pulled a gun on the naked pastor and sent him fleeing for his life. It is unclear if the couple are still together or are even still members of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church.
Simmon's wife and congregation have stuck by him, however, and he remains the church's leader. In August , Hill declared he was ready to come back following counseling and a public show of repentance. His mentor, Bishop T. Jakes of Potter's House of Dallas, laid hands on him and declared restoration. He returned to the pulpit shortly after that. He contended that his hand might have slipped into her pants while anointing her with the holy oil.
Local politicians in Michigan are now working to criminalize clergy sexual misconduct during counseling sessions as a result of this case. Cordell Jenkins, 46, and the Rev. All three pastors are accused of knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person under the age of Eddie Hilburn, 52, and his wife. As soon as the deputy was paid he was arrested. The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate also served as senior pastor of churches in Texas, planted a church in Wisconsin, and served as student pastor prior to joining The Woodlands.
The lawsuit, filed April 28, called Knighten "a sexual predator," who groomed Kristi Guerrero before forcing her into "unreciprocated sexual intercourse" in May at his New Braunfels home, which she was paid to clean. It charges that officials at Renew Ministries, formerly known as Celebrate Life Church, did not act when they became aware of Knighten's alleged misconduct. Pastor Billy Walker and his wife Vivian.
Word Fellowship Baptist Church 9. The preacher was forced to call police for help after the woman crashed his church service with the news in October.
The married man strongly advocates lifelong commitments between one man and one woman in marriage. Police say Evans took the girl to his office for candy but pulled down his pants instead and made her touch his penis. He warned her not to tell anyone. This article was originally published here. If ChristianWeek has made a difference in your life, please take a minute and donate to help give voice to stories that inform, encourage and inspire.
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