Megachurch pastor John Gray has revealed that he has “submitted to a process of restoration” that will sometimes take him away from his church, Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, in the wake of new allegations of infidelity, some of which he admits are true.
Pastor Gray’s statement comes after his attorney shared that he was being blackmailed and extorted after he was accused of engaging in another inappropriate relationship.
In part his address says: “I’m sorry for the areas of my life that I left unattended, that I was apathetic about, the areas where I have treated the calling of God, the grace of God and the hand of God casually in my life. For every area of behavior that has dishonored the holiness of God, I want to tell you that I’m sorry. There have been a number of things, blogs, some of them accurate, some of it not. But all of it, my responsibility.”
“I apologize for putting the name of God in harm’s way and I and I alone take the responsibility for the actions that harmed and injured God’s sheep. No matter how many pseudo-excuses one can hurl in a moment like this, for the purposes of self-preservation, all of them ring hollow when all that is truly needed is the truth,” he said.
Pastor Gray did not specifically address any of the allegations against him but explained that he had been in therapy for himself as well as in marriage therapy with his wife for a while but those efforts were insufficient in helping him to become the pastor, father and husband he aspires to be.
He said after being confronted by godly friends and leaders, he will now submit to a process that he has never endured before for an indefinite period.
We are praying for restoration and healing!
See his address above: