Pastor Greg Locke Admits His Ex-Wife Struggles With Mental Illness and Is Living in a Shelter

Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, who reaches millions through his popular Facebook page, has admitted that his ex-wife and mother of his children, whom he has “loved for 21 years,” is now living in a shelter in Georgia but insists that this is the way she wants to live.

Locke’s admission comes after Pulpit & Pen reported last Wednesday that he coerced his estranged wife, Melissa, to file for divorce and get out of town.

In an interview with The Christian Post Tuesday where he bobbed between bouts of embarrassment, defensiveness and candor, Locke revealed his longstanding battle with Melissa’s mental illness.

“She’s been in and out of mental health facilities but that is not where she is right now. She is at a place that helps ladies get on their feet again. The only reason why she is there is that the lady who runs it is like her grandmother, and so she’s there. She’s only there because of the comfort,” he said when first asked if his wife was in a shelter.

When asked if that description was in line with being a shelter, he said, “It is a shelter there is no doubt. But it’s not something like a homeless shelter. She’s with the lady who runs the place.”

Locke did not reveal the name of the shelter, but CP was able to independently verify the faith-based organization which “averages around 30 women and children at any given time.”

The popular internet preacher who shot to fame after he posted a video on Facebook on April 22, 2016, criticizing Target for its new policies on gender-neutral bathrooms, has been coming under fire since it was revealed that he had separated from his wife. He insists, however, that he had very little control over Melissa’s actions as divorce isn’t something he believes in.

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Source: Christian Post