Salem Missionary Baptist Church’s leader Rev. Hosea Stubblefield has rallied the troops to show he has support at their house of worship despite the controversy.
He says, “I would tell everybody again I’m not saying it was right and I do apologize about it and it was a mistake that was made in my past.”
It was Monday when we first reported the former head Deacon and some church members wanted Stubblefield gone.
That’s after the congregation learned their pastor made several explicit sex videos with various women that were posted on a blog.
“They all be up there in front of the church saying God spoke to me. Did he speak to you before or after you made the videos?” said Lecobeun Lewis.
Stubblefield acknowledges he made the sex videos – between five and 10 of them over a 10 year period. The most recent one was just two years ago.
However, the 32-year-old’s main point is he wasn’t a pastor at Salem Missionary when it happened, but he does admit he was still a preacher.
“I have been a preacher for over twelve years,” says Stubblefield.
He says the congregation has kicked out the Davis family – the ones who made the church aware of the sex scandal. The preacher says he’s pursuing criminal charges against the person he says stole the videos from him.
Some of the videos also ended up on a blog by a woman who said she once dated Stubblefield and wanted the public to know what kind of man he is.
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SOURCE: KRIV Fox 26 Houston
Salem Missionary Baptist Church on East 33rd Street has been in Houston for more than 80 years. Now this holy house has been rocked by a scandal.
Pastor Hosea Stubblefield has led the flock at Salem for the last year, but some in the congregation at the 100 member church want him out.
This is after a Houston woman, who said she once dated the 32-year-old divorced pastor, posted three sex videos of Rev. Stubblefield with various women on her blog.
We’ve actually seen the video and verified it is Stubblefield with members of the congregation, but the video is too explicit to show.
Craig Davis is the head deacon and trustee at the church. Stubblefield also dated his daughter and now he wants him out of the pulpit.
“Disgusting, I trusted and believed. I had been working with him for over a year before he became our pastor,” Davis said. “I was sitting in different pastor sermons and it was just disgusting knowing I was betrayed.”
Davis says he told the pastor to leave earlier this month but he refused. Davis says last Sunday Stubblefield admitted to making the videos in front of the congregation but he said it was two years ago.
Lecobeun Lewis is also a member of the church. He says he will never return to the church until the pastor has been removed.
SOURCE: KRIV Fox 26 Houston