Pastor John B. Lowe II stood up to tell the congregation that he committed ‘adultery’ in his late thirties 20 years ago.
A woman stood up in front of the church shortly after his confession and told how he groomed her; she said she was 16 when he took her virginity on his office floor.
Lowe resigned from the New Life Christian Church, but not before pleading for forgiveness and receiving a standing ovation.
A 65-year-old Indiana pastor resigned from his position after admitting to his entire congregation that he had an affair with a 16-year-old girl.
Pastor John Lowe II resigned from the church after being confronted on stage by Bobi Gephart, a 43-year-old woman who came forward with a microphone to tell their church how he groomed her as a teen, beginning when she was 16.
According to the Daily Mail, Pastor Lowe II had just told the congregation that he’sinned’ 20 years ago by committing adultery, without mentioning the age of the woman or girl at the time.
Bobi then stormed towards the stage with her husband, Nate, to say it ‘was not just adultery’ because she was so young at the time.
“I was imprisoned for 27 years…
I was imprisoned by lies and shame.
Lying to protect the Lowes.
For years, I thought I was a horrible person, having horrible thoughts and not realizing what had truly happened to me.
“I would still be in prison if my brother hadn’t approached me two weeks ago with something he saw as a teenager that had bothered him all these years: his pastor in bed with his younger sister,” she explained.
She continued, turning to Lowe: “I was only 16 years old when you took my virginity on your office floor.
Do you recall that?
I’m sure you do.
You did things to my adolescent body that should never have been done.
If you refuse to admit the truth, you must answer to God.
You are not the victim in this situation.”