Rumors are swarming around concerning two local pastors in Jacksonville who were physically fighting, resulting in one being sent to Onslow Memorial Hospital a couple of weeks ago.
Michael Claiborne and Lisa Claiborne of New Rivers Ministries located at 475 Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC alleged altercation turned physical after some who are close to the two local pastors say Michael Claiborne assaulted his wife, Lisa, sending her to the hospital with multiple injuries.
Lisa Claiborne approached Michael Claiborne at their Rock Creek home in an attempt to question him about female pictures on his phone, when Lisa began to say to Michael, that he would not be anything without her and all of the things he has are because of her. At that moment is when Michael reportedly responded by saying “B***, you ain’t done nothing for me but what a wife is supposed to do.”
Friends close to the pastors said that Lisa slapped Michael, Michael then choked Lisa and held her over their 2 story home staircase banister, punched her in the face three times allegedly, and then pushed her down the stairs, which resulted in Lisa going to Onslow Memorial Hospital with her arm in a sling, and a neck brace around her neck due to the severe injuries at the hands of her husband.
Michael Claiborne came to preach at a service for Lisa six years ago, after she recently went through a divorce, when Michael Claiborne proposed to her and she said yes.
During the early stages of their marriage, Michael was accused of sleeping around with other women in his and his wife’s church to the point that one lady Michael allegedly slept with decided to purchase the church its 500 chairs after leaving their old store-front church on New Bridge Street into their new church which is located at 475 Marine Blvd.
By common law, Lisa and Michael are married, however records to a valid marriage license cannot be found meaning the two may not be legally married. According to Obnoxious Television, if Lisa were to marry Michael Claiborne legally, she and her business would be responsible for the close to six figures of back child support he owes.
The Claiborne’s have had several fall-outs with local churches in Jacksonville, according topastors in a few of their sermons, many churches were jealous of them and the things they were doing in the community such as hosting a fashion show, Biker’s Blessings, church revivals, and a Black Lives Matter protest that some say failed as the years progressed.
It is being said that Lisa reported to Onslow Memorial Hospital ER that she fell down the staircase, in attempt to not have Michael arrested for assaulting her.
Michael Claiborne, who has had several encounters with law enforcement, recently was released on a $8,116.00 cash bond after being jailed for nearly 30 days for failing to pay child support ordered by a judge.
Michael Claiborne’s vision as a “prophet of God” is to be mayor of Jacksonville in 2020, but the citizens of Onslow County may have a second thought about Claiborne after he assaulted his wife.
SOURCE: News In Onslow