Yolanda Adams ‘Pleased’ and ‘Proud’ of Juanita Bynum’s Bishopric Ordination

Photo Credit: Juanita Bynum/Yolanda Adams/Illustration By EEW Magazine
Photo Credit: Juanita Bynum/Yolanda Adams/Illustration By EEW Magazine

Grammy award winner Yolanda Adams is showing support and love to Juanita Bynum who will become an ordained Bishop next year

Since news broke that Prophetess Juanita Bynum will become Bishop in 2016, some criticism has been hurled her way.

But gospel singer Yolanda Adams has nothing but kind words to say to the prominent female minister.

“So proud of your determination to be All GOD has created you to be!!” wrote the 54-year-old Grammy winner on her Facebook page, adding, “Love and prayers.”

Bishop Neil C. Ellis, presiding prelate of Gulf United Fellowship (GUF), the same organization that ordained recording artist Marvin Sapp, officially confirmed the news last month.

“Today, I’m so very, very pleased to announce to you that a friend, a sister, God’s servant, who’s been in the vineyard for so many years, Prophetess Juanita Bynum, she has now been approved as a candidate for the office of the Bishopric,” he said in a video message.

Bynum, whose ministry has been plagued by controversy since her very public 2007 divorce from Bishop Thomas Weeks III, following a domestic violence incident, has been embraced by Ellis since he departed Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.

Un-phased by her past controversies, Ellis, who broke away from his former denomination after Bishop Joseph Walker III was selected, instead of him, to take over Bishop Paul S. Morton’s role as Presiding Bishop, said God has “anointed” Bynum—and others called to the ministry.

 “No matter what bumps they incur along the way, no matter what hiccups come their way, no matter what challenges or confrontations they are faced with, listen, they are always able to rise above whatever it is that’s coming against them,” he said.

58-year-old Bynum, a New York Times best-selling author, singer and popular speaker, will be part of the class of 2016, along with six other candidates selected by GUF.

“When God raises up somebody and gives them a specific assignment, He gives them the anointing to complete the assignment,” said Ellis in reference to Bynum, who was arrested and jailed in 2013 due to a debt-related dispute.


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SOURCE: EEW Magazine