The pastor from Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, South Africa appeared in Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Thursday, to face two counts of rape and one among sexual assault.
The pastor is alleged to have been abusing a bunch of boys that have been attending a ministry faculty at his church to graduate as pastors themselves.
A now 19-year-old sufferer mentioned he was 16 years previous when the abuse began. He mentioned he had been staying and sleeping on the Arms of God Worldwide Ministries for 3 years to coach as a pastor.
“It began in 2015 one night time when he woke me up whereas I used to be sleeping with different boys in one other bed room that we shared as junior pastors,” the teenager mentioned. He mentioned the pastor referred to as him to his bed room and informed him that he was the “chosen one”.
“He mentioned God had chosen me to be his (pastor) protector. He ‘anointed’ himself with oil throughout his physique and began kissing me whereas I used to be shocked. He then penetrated me.”
The teenager mentioned he was scared to inform his dad and mom every morning when he acquired dwelling as a result of they have been additionally members of the church and liked the pastor very a lot.
His mom mentioned: “I am indignant at myself as a result of I’ve missed out on three years of my son’s life and [not seeing] the indicators that I may have seen. Nonetheless, I would like justice for all these youngsters that he has been making the most of due to our kindness as dad and mom.”
One other boy mentioned he did report the abuse to church after he was raped in 2014 however nobody believed him.
“I keep in mind the ache I felt when he first raped me, I couldn’t even sit for 3 days however I stored quiet as a result of he made me consider he was imparting supernatural powers to me as a servant. I’m very indignant that it is solely now that extra guys have come out that I am believed.”
He mentioned he was now taking medication to numb the ache the pastor inflicted on his life.
“This broke me and the previous 4 years have been hell seeing him cross by my home after leaving the church.”
The third sufferer mentioned the pastor demanded him to carry out blow jobs on him each night time. He mentioned he ultimately ran away from the church as a result of it was traumatising him.
The matter was postponed to January 25 for additional investigations.