“It’s a very romantic notion, but the romance rarely matches the reality,” said Renita Weems, former Cosby professor of humanities at Spelman and an ordained minister.Bynum, 48, was born in Chicago and reared in the charismatic Church of God in Christ, a denomination that has a history of female evangelists.With each sheet she wrapped around her body that day, the crowd roared for “Prophetess” Juanita Bynum.At the singles’ conference, sponsored by fellow evangelist T. Jakes, Bynum spoke to her audience in plain, smoky-nightclub language about her battle with the flesh and her longing for a husband. “But I find it very difficult to listen to anybody preach to me about being single when they got a pair of thighs in [their] bed every night … I wanna hear ‘hold on’ from somebody that knows my struggle! To understand the powerful appeal of Juanita Bynum as a leading Pentecostal figure, one has to look back to that moment.Weeks, who says he is innocent, recently shared his story with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
After years of moving from being a beautician to a Pan Am flight attendant to joblessness and food stamps, she came into the Pentecostal ministry herself. The 40-year-old senior pastor of Global Destiny Church and its international ministries has been accused of abusing his famous wife, national evangelist Juanita Bynum. Q: Before this happened, how many members did Global Destiny have? He’s preparing for the conflict ahead by drawing on the word of God and the strength of the lineage of pastors in his family dating back more than half a century. A note was put on her car from someone that said they knew that we were married … A: There were moments of dysfunction, not physical abuse. I have been the one that has been physically abused. A: There are other great leaders here that can handle the ministry. These were my choices and I made these choices due to a lack of wisdom.” “I’m not embarrassed about my conversions, and that’s why I’m not insecure about being around people who have issues and struggles," she added. “I took full responsibility in every area because every choice that I made, nobody put a gun to my head.