Gil Jones, the prodigal pastor: Hear him admit that "I messed up"


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The second excerpt comes from the farewell address Jones made at Pathways before his departure last October. Barely three months after declaring he would not be defined by the relationship follies that cost him his marriage, he concedes that he's still struggling with the effects of his divorce, has "messed up" and possibly hurt people in his current dating mode, and has been advised to "go get married and then come back to the ministry."



The final clip comes from a talk Jones gave at the Village a few weeks ago. He talks about struggling with intimacy and admits to having sex outside of marriage while at Pathways. "I didn't want to tell the truth because I knew I'd get fired," he says. He also talks about struggling with alcohol -- when stressed and lonely, "all I am thinking about is going and drinking.... I hate that about me." But, he insists, "I'm not a player and I'm not an alcoholic."



Again and again, Jones stresses that he isn't the kind of preacher who's going to wag a finger at anybody else. But those former associates who are disinclined to give Jones another chance suggest he's already had several. For them, the tune may be disarmingly raw, but the refrain remains the same.

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LetsBeHonest
LetsBeHonest

amazing stuff ... pure narcism. "it does not stand for S&M" ?!?!. you can't make it up.


on and on ... 


please just go away. quickly. leave the state.

dtrombley01
dtrombley01

Don't you think you have all posted enough hateful messages? And you call yourselves Christians? I think we all get it. If this was a mob stoning Gil, he'd be dead....does that make you feel better? Maybe prayer, ya think?!

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

He's preaching one thing and doing another? THAT NEVER HAPPENS IN THE MINISTRY. I'm stunned.

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

how can christians defend this piece of shit and his not being able to keep his penis out of female church members...from the last 3 churches he was a pastor (not to mention the threats). what kind of influence is this guy on kids...let alone adults. anyone who says "who of us hasnt made a mistake" are the type of people who let this piece of shit do the same thing over and over and over. if i was a church going person i would be far, far away from this predator.

Syd Tastic
Syd Tastic

To me it isn't so much the cheating, but the threatening text messages he sent to the woman he'd cheated on (the woman who later found out from his prior partners that he'd behaved the same way toward them.) Being a serial cheater is bad enough on its own, but being aggressive and blaming the person you cheated on after she leaves you is a whole different level of dirtbag.

Desarae Nicole Buchanan
Desarae Nicole Buchanan

So what? He cheated.. this is nothing new. A pastor cheating. Tell me something I havent heard? People make mistakes. I feel bad he is being blasted for something this common.. I mean I dont really know any details but shit man... lol.

Rachel80218
Rachel80218

@Desarae Nicole Buchanan Why do people comment on things when they don't even know the details??


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