T.D. Jakes Ministries confirmed Friday that Potter’s House Denver Pastor Chris Hill has been nixed from a leadership conference set for this month as allegations of adultery against the embattled pastor continue to swirl.
Hill, a protégé of Bishop Jakes, was slated to speak at the International Pastors & Leadership Conference, founded by the iconic Dallas preacher, T.D. Jakes. The conference is set for April 27-29 at Jakes’ The Potter’s House of Dallas in Texas.
Originally, a Facebook post by T.D. Jakes Ministries on March 16 had announced that Hill would be teaching a workshop on vision. When The Christian Post reached out to T.D. Jakes Ministries on Friday, two separate agents confirmed that Hill’s name does not currently appear on the list. One agent explained that he was removed but no explanation was given.
The International Pastors & Leadership Conference “provides pastors and leaders from around the world with tools needed to catalyze a shift in their ministry and community.”
The 2016 version of the conference was attended by more than 8,000 pastors and leaders from 20 states and 17 countries. Some 10,000 attendees are expected for 2017.
Hill’s removal from the conference comes in the wake of recent allegations that he had an affair with his married goddaughter who is also a parishioner at Potter’s House of Denver. Her husband recently announced on Facebook that he is “separated.”
The affair allegations were first made in a mass text message sent by Joy, Hill’s wife of more than 20 years, to members of his 7,000-member church in Colorado.
In the text, Joy Hill alleged that she was able to verify that her husband carried on an affair with their young goddaughter, Shirnae McFarlane, who got married to Arthur McFarlane III on September 26, 2014.
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Leonardo Blair