Pastor John Lowe, Indiana religious leader, admits ‘adultery’; woman said she was a teen

Pastor John Lowe, Indiana religious leader, admits ‘adultery’; woman said she was a teen

WARSAW, Ind. — An Indiana pastor who confessed to “adultery” years in the past with a young person publicly knowledgeable his congregation final weekend after church leaders confronted him, the church stated Tuesday.

John Lowe II has resigned, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw stated in a press release on its web site.

Lowe, 65, advised church members Sunday that he had “dedicated adultery” and wished their forgiveness. Moments later, a lady stepped to the microphone and stated the pastor had a sexual relationship together with her when she was 16, based on video.

“It was 27 years in the past, not 20. … I used to be simply 16 once you took my virginity in your workplace ground. Do you keep in mind that? I do know you do,” she stated as Lowe stood close by.

She stated the “lies and the manipulation should cease.”

The church stated leaders confronted Lowe just lately after the girl advised others a few “long-held secret.” The church stated the sexual conduct continued into her 20s.

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“We’re hurting and damaged for a girl who has lovingly attended and served within the church for a few years, in addition to for her husband and household,” the church’s assertion stated. “It’s our deepest prayer and dedication to like, assist, encourage and assist her by means of a means of therapeutic in any manner through which we’re ready.”

The church stated “none of this” was beforehand recognized by workers.

Nobody answered the cellphone on the church Tuesday.

TV stations reported that the Kosciusko County prosecutor is investigating. Daniel Hampton’s workplace declined to remark Tuesday.

“I can’t use the Bible to defend, defend, deflect my previous sin,” Lowe advised his congregation. “I’ve no protection. I dedicated the adultery. To say it plainly, I did not make a mistake. … I sinned.”

Church members stood and applauded Lowe. After the girl’s extraordinary remarks, a number of dozen folks walked as much as encircle and assist the pastor whereas one other man led a prayer.

Lowe’s household is deeply concerned within the church. His spouse, Debra Lowe, is co-pastor, son Bryan Lowe is affiliate pastor and daughter Brightie Lowe is neighborhood pastor, based on the web site.

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