It seems another lead pastor has resigned under suspicion he was into porn.
The past two weeks have been an accountability nightmare it seems.
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Here's the news story.....
He was supposed to be a role model for a Miami Valley's mega-church. But
just days ago, John Jackson, Pastor of the Far Hills Community Church resigned after having apparently admitting to an unnamed sin.
Jackson is still revered by many at the church, even though he resigned under a cloud of improper behavior, or as one member told told 2News, "he built the well and he can't get a stinking drink." The Jackson loyalist blasted as absolutely untrue a report by another Dayton television station that his pastor had a problem with pornography.
Jackson spent seven years growing a church that became so large, it had to move from Far Hills Avenue to Clyo Road in Centerville.
One church elder said Jackson confessed, repented, and fully submitted himself to the authority of the church leadership, whose unanimous decision was to restore him to his position. Then several months into the process, disagreements began to surface about whether he should return, and those who disagreed went public. This same church insider accuses those people of exploiting and exaggerating Jackson's sin.
When initially contacted by 2News, Jackson's only comment was "no comment." 2News then received a statement from Jackson saying "It is hurtful to all involved that a small minority would take a private church matter and turn it into a public issue for personal gain."
Another member said of the entire congregation, "we are healing and we are mending. My heart is grieving over what happened here."
Whatever happened, whatever the sins, and whatever the motivations of all involved, the truth now is that the Far Hills Community Church membership today totals 2000, minus one lead pastor.
Author - Howard Nathan WDTN