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Black Out: the abridged story of Bishop JD Husband

Back in the old days, homosexuality was whispered about, but rarely spoken of openly. Case in point, the murky story of one of COGIC’s most prolific preachers, the late Bishop John D. Husband. A resident of Atlanta, he presided over one of the Church of God in Christ’s rising jurisdictions, Central Georgia.

Bishop Husband was consecrated during a time of great turmoil in the church and eventually elected to the church’s highest governing body, the General Board. Hushed up homosexual scandals were not just relegated to the pews, but the leadership was beset with them as well. The church held its collective breath in early 1991, when a scandal of epic proportions surfaced involving the bishop.

“He [Husband] seemed like a very fine person. He was involved, as I remember, in some scandalous situation. Apparently, he did not survive the reaction; so they must have put him down”, said a former COGIC Missions Department official who asked not to be named.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution [23],[24] as well as the Memphis Commercial Appeal [25] reported in several successive articles that Bishop Husband had been accused of embezzling over half a million dollars of church money. Although the sex scandals were public knowledge, AJC reporters agreed not to print the initial stories of Husband’s homosexuality because of the young boys and men involved.

As one of the original members of the church’s presidium, Husbands was held in great esteem by some, but secretly despised by others. According to one Texas church “superintendent”, Bishop Husband’s homosexuality was no secret in the denomination. Yet, year after year he was a favorite speaker at the national Holy Convocation in Memphis, a polished and dynamic personality who could move the COGIC faithful with his preaching.

But why church leadership never dealt with his mounting homosexual displays is still a mystery. Or if he was disciplined, why was it ineffective? Rumors about Husband’s increasingly open homosexual proclivities began swirling madly like Texas tornadoes until the deafening roars reached the wary ears of Memphis 600 miles to the west. Even in Memphis, during church meetings, some that encountered him say his words and actions were very questionable.

A New York-based Pastor (who has since left the denomination) recalled a meeting with Husband: “Once in Memphis, I was with some friends at a restaurant and we happened to bump in to him about 2 am. He was always the only General Board member who hung out all hours of the night at the meetings, and now I know why. Anyway, he made a disparaging remark about [my Bishop]. I quickly defended my Bishop and let Bishop Husband know that I did not think that a Bishop would disrespect another Bishop like that. He gave a weak apology and offered to make it up later on if I called his hotel room. Needless to say, I never called and I never had a personal encounter with him. I have no idea how he was going to make it up, and I didn’t want to find out.” [26]

Husband’s own wife, who divorced him in the late seventies, allegedly reported him numerous times to the General Board in Memphis, complaining of his homosexual adultery and liaisons, but to no avail. The top presbytery refused to act. The failure of the board to act swiftly and decisively with their contemporary may have pushed him to even further into the double lifestyle.

Husband was no novice. He was voted in as one of the original General Board members of the church, a consequence of the intense infighting in the church after the death of it’s founder, C. H. Mason in 1961. Due to the internal conflicts sweeping across the church, Husband was one of six men appointed to Bishop in 1965 by the Executive Board [27]. The behind the scenes struggles for loyalty and power was an attempt to leverage appointments made by Bishop Ozro T. Jones Sr.

What happens when a church goes to war — against itself?

On February 3, 1965, a meeting was convened at Pentecostal Temple in Memphis by the Executive Board to address the problem of church authority. At the center of the controversy was Bishop OT Jones, Sr. The Executive Board, a group of 11 Bishops, contended in a letter, that although Jones had been “recognized and honored” as Senior Bishop in 1962, the agreement was that his office would be worked out (discontinued) in April 1963. [28] Apparently, Jones did not see things that way. The EB went on to say that “Bishop Jones, has since 1962, usurped the power of the Executive Board and abrogated unto himself the authority to appoint Bishops, Overseers and other officials of the church.” Clearly, this was an angry group of men. They officially ordered Jones to “cease and desist.”[29]

Later that year, on October 6, a larger group of clergy —the Board of Bishops—, asserted its muscle in Jones’ defense. They also convened in Memphis and issued a stinging document asserting that it was they, not the Executive Board, which possessed sole power to authenticate the authority of Bishop Jones in the church. The Board of Bishops strongly rebuked the EB, telling them that they would not recognize any “unauthorized acts, documents, credentials, decisions, appointments, meetings, financial obligations, agreements, “new” jurisdictions, and the like.”[30] Tucked with that rebuke was a rejection of Bishop Husband’s earlier appointment (Husband, standing right side second from end, with COGIC General Board circa 1972). Both groups claimed that they were acting on the express authority of the deceased Bishop Mason. The conflict remained unresolved and escalated to frightening heights. On January 23, 1968, a weary OT Jones issued a church-wide letter again spelling out the conditions of his authority. Like Paul defending his apostolic authority to the Corinthians, Jones pointed out that he was the last of the first five Bishops appointed by CH Mason. He said that Mason specifically chose him to hold the current office with delegated power to “edit and codify and arrange the church’s Constitution, Doctrines, and rules of Order.” Jones’ lengthy letter issued several challenges to his opponents. He pointed out that every time he was brought to [civil] court, it had been either resolved or thrown out. The matter was indeed resolved, though not to everyone’s satisfaction, by the formation of the General Board in 1969, with Bishop JO Patterson, Sr. being elected as the first “Presiding Bishop.”

Personal and Painful

Although Husband (a favorite of J.O. Patterson, Sr) later became one of the oratorical stars of the church, he skipped serious scrutiny  of his sexual lifestyle. That is, until the problems with money surfaced. After an investigation it was discovered Husband had stolen over $500,000 from illegal sales of local churches.  A former member of Husband’s church stated that the embezzled money was a direct result of  his attempt to cover up his homosexuality. Others strongly believed the money was used to pay for the medical bills of the male lover who passed the HIV virus on to the Bishop.

Elder Willie Davis, a member of his local church and a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Bishop, told the Journal Constitution “I don’t know if he’s used this money for his personal benefit, but its gone somewhere.”

The Atlanta saga was becoming more and more disturbing while Husband spun a wider web of sexual involvement with young men mostly within his jurisdiction. Gwen Fox, now getting up in age, knew firsthand the anguish of Husband’s sexual outreaches. Her son Toby (Tobias) [33] —whose birthday was the same as Husband—  was molested by the bishop during the church’s Memphis meeting in 1981. [31] The anguish behind years of dealing with the situation caused Gwen to suffer three heart attacks and other personal losses including estrangement from the church she loved so much.

Toby, already a talented organist at age 15, was overjoyed that his mom had allowed him to accompany Bishop Husband to the meeting. Husband was given money to pay for a separate room for the boy, but when they both arrived in Memphis, Husband lied to the boy telling him that there were no rooms available. Further, he said that the two of them would have to share a room. Toby was now in the molester’s grip.

He recalled how the Bishop’s subtle sexual advances began much earlier than age 15. Husband’s predatory activities against young boys began long before he was appointed to Bishop. He was brought to Atlanta from Mississippi as a protégé of the late Bishop James Hinsley. A one-time mail carrier, Husband lived with the Hinsley family for some time. But trouble surfaced when neighbors complained to police that Husband was enticing and molesting young boys. A trap door in the back of a store he owned served as the portal to those unspeakable acts. Gwen Fox recalled that the late Bishop W.G. Shipman came to town and quietly bailed Husband out of jail after two arrests.

But in Memphis, Toby was trapped and cornered.

“When Toby returned home, his behavior began to change. He started having trouble at school and it got so bad that the teachers begin to call me and ask if something bad was going on at home,” Gwen Fox said. Toby, twenty one years later and now stricken with HIV and partial paralysis, remembered that Husband had gotten in bed with him and begin forcefully pressing his genitals against the boy. Shocked and bewildered, he jumped out of the bed and asked Husband what he was doing. He said Husband looked at him with a calm face and said, “I thought this was what you wanted.”

Tobias admitted that, at a later time, he willingly continued in a sexual relationship with Husband until his young adult years. “He was powerful and I wanted to be connected to that. I (eventually) felt comfortable around him and wanted his love. He gave me the attention I needed and wanted from a man. He always told me “you’re the best, you’re the best‟, said the talented songwriter and musician. Tobias wrote the popular gospel song “Shabach”. [32]

When Toby finally confessed to an aunt what had transpired in Memphis, Gwen Fox was told. She immediately began petitioning the church’s General Board on behalf of her son. She said she sent certified letters to each member and even hand delivered a letter to then presiding Bishop Louis H. Ford, who angrily refused to accept it even after Fox had waited two hours in line to see him. Fox, whose parents were well known COGIC pioneers in Georgia, got angry herself and threatened to begin contacting talk shows —notably Oprah Winfrey— if the church leaders would not hear her. In retaliation, several anonymous death threats were made against her life.

She vividly recalled the night at Husband’s Marietta church when several bishops from the church were there to investigate allegations of the financial wrongdoing. Because of the death threats and rumors of gun toting “saints”, undercover police were sprinkled throughout the building.

“It was one terrible, terrible night,” she said softly.

The meeting was about to end and not one Bishop had addressed the sexual allegations which affected so many. Refusing to be put off any longer, Fox and another woman whose son was also a victim stood up and asked when they (the Bishops) were going to deal with Husband’s problems. Although she was initially rebuffed, Fox was later told to come back into the church offices to relate her story to the quorum of Bishops and officials.

“Some of them were mean and arrogant, but others listened. Bishop O.T. Jones, Jr. cried when I told them my story. The President of the Marietta NAACP went with me because of the death threats that I had heard about. They (NAACP) even advised me to bring legal action against COGIC, but I didn’t want to go against what the scriptures said.”

Another Bishop from Texas, convinced the church was liable for Husband’s actions, also urged her to pursue litigation.

At a special meeting in Memphis in early 1991, Husband, through his attorney, submitted a formal letter admitting guilt to “all charges.” He was summarily stripped of all credentials and excommunicated from the church, the first time COGIC had done so with any bishop. Possibly sick of disease, Husband died in late 1991 of unpublicized causes. COGIC erased what part of his legacy and contributions to the church they could. His funeral, held at Rev. Timothy Fleming’s Mr. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta, was not attended by any of the COGIC General Board. Some say this was done for several reasons. One, besides the General Secretary, there were at least two other national officers who were following in Husband’s path. They felt more scandals could severely damage the already tarnished reputation of a church reeling from years of infighting. Secondly, perhaps the most tragic, blacking out Husband’s transgressions helped to ease the guilt on their souls.

Six months after the Husband’s guilty admission, the office of the Presiding Bishop LH Ford issued a letter to the general church declaring the matter over. There was no mention of Husband’s sins or crimes and no acknowledgement or apologies to Husband’s victims or their families.

Appendix

23. Gayle White, “Bishop faces inquiry: Church of God in Christ looks for missing funds” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 28 Jan 1991, D/01
24. Gayle White, “Pentecostal Group on a Roll, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 6 Apr 1991, E/06
25. Tom Bailey, Jr., COGIC Probes Loan, Replaces GA Bishop”, The Commercial Appeal, 5 Feb 1991, B1
26. Unnamed Source, Personal Electronic Interview, 11 Nov 2001
27. The Executive Board members present at this meeting consisted of Bishops A.B. McEwen, J.S. Bailey, W.G. Shipman, Wyoming Wells, J. O. Patterson, Sr., C.E. Bennett, B. S. Lyle, John White, S. M. Crouch, E. E. Hamilton, and C. H. Brewer.
28. Elder EF Foster, personal correspondence, letter addressed to COGIC clergy from the Executive Board, Memphis, Feb 1965
29. ibid
30. The Official Message of the Board of Bishops of the COGIC, Norfolk, VA, 6 Oct 1965
31. Personal Interview with Gwendolyn Fox, Atlanta, 20 Feb 2002
32. Personal Interview with Tobias Fox, Atlanta, 9 May 2002
33 James Tobias Fox, who at age 15 was molested by COGIC General Board member JD Husband passed away June 4th, 2010 in Atlanta at age 43.

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  1. March 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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    Silkaem 8 months ago
    This is the most disturbing and heart wrenching story I’ve ever read of the church. I had heard of Bishop Husband growing up in Atlanta and the old folks made it seem as though someone had doen him wrong, claiming he’d died from a “broken heart.” It is time that Christians learned who Christ really is and start being Christians. Yes we’ll make mistakes, but we should not make it a lifestyle.

    LaidBack 4 months ago in reply to Silkaem
    You are right about that. I know his grandson Toney pretty well and we all grew up around each other. After reading this it broke my heart because my family told me the same thing, he died of a broken heart. I just hope he got it right with God before he left this world.

    Get saved please 6 months ago
    The Church still sweeps it all under the rug and I know this first hand. My father was accused of the same dirty deeds with young boys and he is a COGIC “preacher” and “Adjutant”. He was accused, said he didnt do it and life went on with no further discussion.I was also his victum and I have not seen him since I started having kids thas for sure. There are a lot of homosexuals in high power spots all the way up to the top. I never felt a weaker handshake than the one I got from one board member. They dont care in COGIC. The whole church has fallen to politics and offerings. Why dont you hear about healing and deliverence anymore? Because the spirit has left these people a long time ago. Its just scandal after scandal. Elder S. E. Mitchell told them to stop voting and go back on there knees but no one wanted to here that mainly because there were all elected. Lol. It is more about popularity and raising money. O. T. Jones Jr told um (on youtube) in the convocation that “we have a hour for a offering and ten minutes for prayer.” You should see the looks he got. One Bishop needed a drink of water after that. To funny. I pray for them.

    Admin 6 months ago in reply to Get saved please
    Thank you for speaking out, getsaved. We really need more victims to join their voices together and call for an end to this madness.

    Minister D. 6 months ago
    “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” The ONLY statements I will make are the following: 1st, One has to admit to his or herself that he or she has a “CHRONIC” SIN-UITIS. Once the COGIC knew of the problematic situation and then had the evidence, action should have been taken then. Notice how when it came to money, quick meetings occured. 2nd, the wife played an important role in all of this. Yet she was not listened to. The Bishops heard her, but they refused to act on her remarks. She was a KEY individual in all of this. Gwen Fox – in a way – was a Ms. Rosa Parks. She didn’t sit at front of a bus, but she stood up to buses that would not move to ask when the problem would be dealt with. Then and only then did the “wheels” start rolling. “He that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is a sin.”

    Yeshualovesall
    7 months ago
    Admin, he may have had a broken heart, but I don’t think it’s because he was sorry for what he did. I can tell you that the article is true, and furthermore, the church tried to cover up as much as they could.
    The leaders of COGIC need to clean up their acts and stop being hypocrites. The main reason nobody does anything is because they all have dirt on each other, which keeps them all in check!

    Brother John 3 months ago
    This story is an incredible piece. This is a very practical example of what is wrong with institutionalized churches. These people are lovers of themselves. Did you not see Creflo Dollar saying that Jesus is the product? The Gospel does not mean the same to these people as Jesus gave it to us. They see it as an opportunity to make money and fill their bellies.

    The Judgement Day is getting close and we shall see it on the day, except that it will be too late for many of these people.

    This story shows that COGIC’s leadership is filled with people who are filled with the “pride of life”. Brethren, anywhere you can find one of the THREE sins, just know that the other two are also present and Satan is at work.

    We all need to get back to the BIBLE. All these leadership issues was never part of the Gospel of Jesus to us. In fact, He said the one who wants to be the greatest must become the servant. Do we see it in the lives of these so-called “Bishops”?

    COGICbreed 5 months ago
    My heart breaks as I read this. He that covers his sin will not prosper. The cover has been unveiled. To cover this man’s sin, instead of openly rebuking him (…the Bible says, “Open rebuke is better than secret love.”) makes all those who knew and were in authority just as guilty. How sad…….Lord, how sad. There will be more uncovered in these last days. Yet, if we confess our sins and turn, God will have mercy. “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and heal their land. LORD FORGIVE!

    Penny 4 months ago in reply to COGICbreed
    This is heartbreaking indeed. I am the fifth generation of my family to boast membership in the Grand Old Church. I am the daughter of a pastor. I have grown up knowing the stories are true. Still, hearing them on the news makes the burden no easier to bear. It just saddens me that our most trusted leaders can neglect or even flagrantly abandon so great a salvation to come to this point of shameless depravity. I know narrow is the way and few that find it. But, this is still disheartening. Judgment will begin at the house of GOD. If the righteous are this sinful and depraved, where will the sinful and ungodly stand? This is frightening.

    L.Owens 4 months ago
    I was born and raised in COGIC…and have met all the presiding bishops from Bishop Patterson to Bishop Blake. Along the way, i have met and interacted w/ many of the elite preachers. As a young deacon in Maryland, I even petioned our bishop to bring J.D.Husband to be our guest speaker for Men’s Day. Iwas the chairman for our Men’s Day and the bishop agreed.
    I recognized Bishop Husband’s oratorical skills and everyone agreed w/my choice. He came and preached the roof off the building! Unbeknowst to me was his proclivity for the homosexual life style. Years later when I found out ,I was devestated.
    I was privy to personal conversations between other bishops , who spoke of”JD’s” troubles in explicit detail. All this was before it became public .I, too, wondered why nothing was done until the MONEY issue.
    There is so much more I could write, but this is my chance to add to thediscovery of some facts.
    Keep praying,Saints. .Eld. Mitchell always said that he could” respect the office of a bishop, but some of these fellas I CAN’T respect!” Mayhap JD was one he referred to.

    >Admin 4 months ago in reply to L.Owens
    L Owens this blight on the church could be resolved by the leaders repenting and openly acknowledging their wrong to the families of those whom JDH devastated. I doubt they will ever do that because the spirit of pride is in them so strong.
    It goes to show you what really is driving the decision making of some COGIC leaders: money not morality. And we all know that you cannot serve God and money.

    Thanks for sharing this “discovery” of facts.I suspect there is much, much more to this story than will ever be told. But we already know enough to know that the leadership of COGIC is corrupt, deceitful and not walking in the will of the Lord.

    kevin hamilton 8 months ago
    If they repent restore them

    Admin 8 months ago
    Silkaem, its possible he had a broken heart when he died. The leadership of the church promised him they would help him and restore him once he confessed but they didnt. But not only did they lie to him, they lied and gave out misinformation about what happened.

    We can only hope that he truly repented to God. Hell is a much more terrible fate than a broken heart.
    Thank you for your comment. May God discipline his church in love.

    Admin 6 months ago

    These types of issues should be raised during general board elections. The leaders instead feed the people platitudes and accomplishments while serious moral issues with other leaders are ignored. The people in the church have no power and the leaders know it.

    >Albertfondren 6 months ago in reply to Admin
    Lord help this situation. This problem is prevalent in churches everywhere. We all fall short at the throne of grace. Lord take us back to the old landmark.

    Skybaby 6 months ago
    This fallour happened shortly before I joing COGIC, but I remember hearing about it at the Convocation. While visiting a building near the bookstore, his picture was still on the wall. At that time someone told me that he was either gay or had molested young boys. I had no idea the depth of his lifestyle and the COGIC coverup. The continuation of this behavior by our leaders is hurtful. Shouldn’t we at least have an acknowledgement, disciplinary action and a collective prayer?

    Sistah Shay 3 months ago
    This spirit is not limited to COGIC many are deceived if they think this is only a COGIC matter. It is the body of Christ matter, I pray for the body.

    >Admin 3 months ago in reply to Sistah Shay
    Sister Shay no one has said or suggested that this is limited to COGIC. However, we are dealing with the issue as it pertains to COGIC.

    Washexpress 4 months ago
    The response to this matter seems to envoke great emotions. But the bottom line is that leaders, within a spiritual, political, or an educational
    capacity need to be held accountable for their actions. I am not in a position to judge anyone, regardless of preference, origin, race, class, or gender. Judgement is reserved for the Holy Spirit. Leaders are here to lead and teach. Please do not misunderstand the role of human leaders, they are not without faults and shortcomings. I am not excusing the late Bishops’ behavior, or the alledged actions of a present day bishop facing similar accusations, but as in the case of Bishop Husband, “what is done in the dark”, you know the rest. Trust in the only true one of perfection, our savior Jesus Christ… P. Massengale, Arizona

    kevin hamilton 8 months ago
    GET rid of all sinners in this house

    Jesusrockofag@aol.com 5 months ago
    I RARELY MAKE A OR POST A COMMENT ON LINE, BUT THIS STORY HERE IS SO SICKEN AND SATAN ENDOSED, THAT, I HAD TO VENT OR BECOME STRESSED IF NOT. SORRY, MS FOX AND OTHERS DIDN’T TAKE THEIR CHILDREN TO THE POLICE AND HAD THIS MONSTER ARRESTED. I SEE CLEARLY WHY THE BOARD REFUSED TO ACT, THEY WERE AND STILL ARE GUILTY AS HELL THEMSELVES. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?.. JESUS IS ON HIS WAY BACK TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, SEND SATAN AND HIS EMPS TO HELL FOREVER…AND THEN,,AND THEN…PRESENT US, THE TRUE CHURCH, THE BELIEVERS, PRESENT US TO HIS FATHER, WHERE WE WILL BE DONE WITH THIS WORLD FOREVER..PRAISE JESUS!!!
    E. N. FLORIDA

    Thomas 5 months ago
    Who do we have that can pray like Dad Mason
    Thomas 662-825-2707

    MISSA 4 weeks ago
    WOW! I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THE C.O.G.I.C SEXUAL ABUSE AGAINST LITTLE BOYS!!!!!! THESE ARE PREACHERS, MUSIC PEOPLE, AND MEN OF GOD! ONE PREACHER GAVE A CHILD HIV, AND HE WAS MARRIED, I GUESS IF I WANT MY MISSIONARY LICENSE I CAN GET THEM JUST LIKE THAT! IF A MAN WANTS TO BE A PREACHER IN THE C.O.G.I. CHRIST, HE COULD TOO! BUT I GUESS IF THE HEAD BISHOP HAS HOMOSEXUALLY SPIRITS IN HIS CHURCH WORKING AND SHOUTING THEN………….. WOW! WHEN I GO TO THE MEETINGS, MUSICALS, CONVOCATION I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AND ALSO CAN DISCERN! THEY DIRECTING STATE CHOIRS, PLAYING OREGON’S, BECAUSE YOU WANT AN ORGAN PLAYER…. CAN THE BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH DISCERN, CAN THEY!? I KNOW BISHOP C.D OWENS PREACHED ON THAT AND DID NOT ALLOW! WOW THIS CHURCH HAS CHANGED! BUT I HAVE NOT! I STAND OWN THE WORD! THIS IS NOTHING NEW, IT HAPPEN DURING LOT’S TIME. IF THE SAINTS OF GOD ALL OVER WENT TO LA WEST LA C.O.G.I.C THEY WOULD NOT BELIEVE THEIR EYES EITHER, THAT HOMOSEXUAL SPIRIT IS THERE THE SINGERS SING WITH THEM AND THEY CHILDREN WATCH THEM SING. I BELIEVE IF THE HEAD WENT ALL OVER PREACHING HELL FIRE, MEN AND MEN WOMAN AND WOMAN IS AN ABOMINATION TO GOD! BUT NOT ONLY THAT, THE ANOINTING MAKES THE DIFFERENCE! YOU CAN TELL, I CAN TELL IF A BISHOP/PREACHER/MISSIONARY HAS THE ANOINTING! I’M SORRY NOT EVERY BISHOP HAS THE ANOINTING! THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS FULL OF IT! AND IN THE C.O.G.I.C DON’T BE FOOLED WOMEN, MAYBE IT’S GOOD TO MERRY A CLEAN BAPTIST DEACON! BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW ABOUT THE C.O.G.I.C MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YES WE LOVE FIRST! BUT WE DON’T SUGAR COAT AND ALLOW TO WORK IN THE CHURCH EITHER. WE SIT THEM DOWN TEACH, HAVE DELIVERANCE!!! AND SIN IS SIN, BUT A MAN LYING WITH A MAN AND A WOMAN WITH A WOMAN! THAT IS AN ABOMINATION UNTO GOD!!! THEY ARE NOT SAVED! THE C.O.G.I.C NEEDS TO GO BACK TO DELIVERANCE SERVICES AND STOP THE OFFERING PLATES!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!
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    Westindiesnina 4 months ago
    Amazing how it’s not one religion but all of them. This is so sickening to read, the people in high post know what is happening, but turn a blind eye. They are just as guilty as the actual offender. They will all burn in hell together. Soon Eddie Long will be there to join them along with many of the Catholic priest…this is why I don’t go to church now, I can pray to God from my own home.

  2. March 8, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Astounding. There are just no words…

    • March 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      I echo your comments completely.

  3. August 28, 2011 at 3:07 am

    This is news to me. I have attended the meetings with Bishop Blake and wondered why he spent so much time and energy dealing with this issue, and it’s starting to make sense to me.

    Also, I don’t know if you’re aware that when you type in all caps it is the equivalent of shouting/yelling. I don’t think any of us like that, so for me, I prefer not to read such posts.

    Sorry.

  4. August 28, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Thanks for reading.

  5. July 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Unfortunately, Mother Gwendolyn Fox made her transition on July 4, 2013.

    • July 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      thank you for letting me know that. My heart is saddened, but yet full of joy that her days of suffering and pain are over. In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy.

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