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Megachurch leader in mega-sized sex scandal

Other women also claimed they had been coerced into sex with Earl Paulk and apulk members of the church’s administration. The shocking results of the paternity test are speeding up a transformation already under way in the church after more than a decade of sex scandals and lawsuits involving the Paulks, D.

Paulk denied the allegations from Brewers but his attorney acknowledged a sexual relationship between the bishop and Mona Brewer.

Not long after taking over at Hemphill, Paulk became a member of “Concerned Clergy,” an interracial group of Atlanta pastors who opposed racial segregation. Paulk, who received the mantle of head pastor a year and a half ago. Earl Paulk issued a statement through his lawyer denying the charge.

In its new location the church continues to grow and becomes one of the first truly racially pahlk congregations in the entire South. Paulk had been raised as the son of Don Paulk, Earl Paulk’s brother. Search Most popular on msnbc. On Monday, March 5,at a pretrial hearing, the Brewers’ lawyer wrote out a request for dismissal of the case by hand and handed it to lawyers for Paulk and the church.

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Don Paulk later said that he has forgiven his brother, and said D. Unpopular and misunderstood at first, these teachings on the true meaning of the Kingdom of God gradually gain acceptance resulting in exponential growth in the congregation as well as drawing pastors and leaders from all across the country to Chapel Hill.


Paulk’s stance was not typical for his time; it had long been common for white Southern preachers to use the Bible to justify support for racial bars. Init changed its name to Spirit and Truth Sanctuary, and moved their heretical ministry [10] to another part of Decatur.

Earl Paulk holds doctorates in both Theology and Divinity. Copyright The Associated Press. During its early years, the church held services at St. She alleged that a church official stated that there had been a ” word of knowledge ” claiming that she was about to enter a new relationship that would benefit her.

In Augustwith the church property facing foreclosure, the campus was sold to another local growing church; [9] who then allowed Chapel Hill to use their old sanctuary. Earl Paulk said that he signed The Atlanta Ministers’ Manifestoa statement prepared in the fall of by a group of 80 clergymen in Georgiarelating specifically to the violence in Little RockArkansasand in general to issues of racial integration from the point of view of Christian social responsibility.

He was one of the few white pastors who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Martin Luther King Jr. She was a Sunday School teacher who married Bobby Brewer, a minister at the church, in Earl Paulk admitted to the affair in front of eal church last January. The resulting public outcry caused the store’s closure. Officially, it was due to differences of opinion with Church of God leaders regarding his stance on racial integration, as well as the fact he allowed women in his church to wear jewelry at the time, the Church paulkk God, like many Pentecostal denominations, strongly admonished women against wearing makeup or jewelry.

A judge ordered the test at the request of the Cobb Pzulk district attorney’s office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which are investigating Earl Paulk for possible perjury and false-swearing charges stemming from a lawsuit.

Recent scandals and changes in doctrine see below have significantly diminished its numbers; as of it has barely members. Paulk, who had previous television and radio ministry experience, later expanded his media ministry and for many years his show aired on TBN. Furman UniversityCandler School of Theology. According to her, he had confessed and promised to reform, but reneged on his promise.


His public housing ministry was named one of a paulo thousand points of light ” by President George H.

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Bishop Paulk now heads a staff of over 25 full-time pastors who serve a parish of over 25, Mona Manning Brewer came to the church at the age of 19, four years after her conversion to Christianity. A Critique of “Kingdom Theology ” “. The Paulks have always been known for their ministry of restoration. Paulk died early on the morning of March 29,at Atlanta Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

The Gospel Harvester Ministries was birthed out of their burning desire to reach out to those scattered and wounded. With a vision from God for Atlanta, Earl was joined by his sister and brother and their families to begin a unique ministry — loving all people regardless of race or religion.

It was during this time that he began preaching against racism.

Earl Paulk

Later, he and his brother picketed a produce market which sold food to blacks at inflated prices. He slept with his brother’s wife and fathered esrl child by her.

The church was famed for combining visual arts particularly with the dance team with a liturgical style. The Harvesters choose as their theme scripture Matthew 9: The pulk received considerable national coverage. Inhe was honored by Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, Louisiana with an honorary doctorate degree for his in-depth theological research and writings.