(WSFA) A Montgomery, Alabama pastor has been removed from his church after a series of shocking confessions from the pulpit.
Former pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland confessed from the pulpit of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church that he had full blown AIDS.
“The church was very accepting of Reverend McFarland and was willing to help him in any way possible,” a church member, who wanted to remain unnamed, explained.
Once the pastor, with 23 years of leadership, started revealing more and more on the following Sundays, members and leaders say they realized he had crossed the line.
In a resolution read aloud at the church, Pastor McFarland confirmed that he admitted to drug use and mishandling of church funds, along with what members say was the ultimate shocker, described by church deacon Nathan Williams Jr.
“He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” Williams said.
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