On Sunday, the priest New Life Christian Church and World Outreach Inside Warsaw, Indiana Announcing his resignation, he told his congregation that he had “committed adultery.”
Lowe says his disbelief began “about 20 years ago” and “continued for a very long time.”
“One person is involved and no one else,” he continued. “I have sinned. I have to say it and you deserve to hear it. “
Lowe indicated that he would resign after apologizing to “those against whom I have sinned”, following the church’s byline and board recommendations.
Although she received a standing ovation at the end of her speech, the audience fell silent as a woman and her husband approached the microphone with some of their own words.
What Lo fails to mention is that the person he committed adultery with was a minor.
“For 27 years, I was in a prison. It wasn’t 20 years, ”said the woman moving forward. “I was 16 years old when you took my virginity on the floor of your office. Do you remember that I know you do. “
The woman told the church that she had lied for decades “to save the Low family” and “thought I was a terrible person.”
He said that if his brother had not come to him two weeks ago with memories of what he had seen as a teenager, he would still be in prison today.
“You’re not a victim here,” he told the crowd. “The church deserves to know the truth. This church is built on lies, but not anymore. “
“People need to be held accountable,” her husband added. “They can’t just scold people and say, ‘OK, I’ve committed adultery. It was far above adultery. “
Shortly afterwards, several church members claimed that they wanted to hear from Lowe. One is heard to say, “If you do this, you have to admit it.”
The video shows how the pastor responded to a crowd question about the 12-minute sign, “He was 16 years old.”
“It was wrong,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. I can’t do it any better. That’s exactly what happened. “
“If I could go back and do it again, I would,” he added at another point. “I can’t, and all I can do is ask you to forgive me.”
In response to the allegations against Dr. Pastor John B. Low secondThe church posted a message on its website that read: “We are sorry and devastated for a woman who has lovingly attended and served the church for so many years, as well as for her husband and family.”
According to The Washington PostThe woman, who has not been universally recognized, is now in her 40s, while Lore is 65.
Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office Notification TV station WANE 15 The situation is under investigation on Monday.
A spokesman said in a statement Tuesday that “after reviewing the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, the Cossiasco County Prosecutor’s Office Daniel Hampton No information on alleged misconduct is allowed. “
The church added on the New Life Christian Church and World Outreach website: “This long-held secret first came to light when a woman from the church came forward and revealed the relationship to various people in the church.”
“When the church leadership confronted others about that report, Pastor Lowe personally admitted that adultery did happen, in fact,” the statement continued. “The analyzed woman and her family were present together and addressed the congregation, indicating that inappropriate sexual behavior first occurred when she was 16 years old and continued in her twenties. She describes in tears the life she has lived through in the years that followed. ”
“In light of what has now been revealed, we are grieving and breaking for a woman who has lovingly served the church for many years, as well as for her husband and family. It is our deep prayer and commitment that we can love, support, encourage and help her through the healing process in any way we can, ”Church added.
“None of this has been disclosed to staff, ministers or employees.”