Thanks to a TikTok Video a Predator Pastor is Being Investigated
My TikTok Has Been Blowing Up After Videos of John Lowe Started Trending.
John Lowe II is the pastor of New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw, Indiana. The 65-year-old pastor told his congregation that he had committed adultery and asked for their forgiveness.
The pastor said “I will not use the Bible to defend, protect, deflect my past sin, I have no defense. I committed adultery. To say it plainly, I didn’t make a mistake. ... I sinned.” After he walked off the pulpit a woman comes up with her husband by her side and shocked the entire congregation.
The unidentified woman took the microphone and said “It was 27 years ago, not 20. I was just 16 when you took my virginity on your office floor. Do you remember that? I know you do,”. She said this as she looked at Lowe.
The woman scolded the pastor from the same pulpit he preached on “lies and the manipulation have to stop.”
You Can Watch the Entire Video from TikTok Below:
@aprilajoy Video from Maisey Cook on FB. More details on TT @hollyd_rn Hold Pastors accountable & believe survivors! #johnlowe #pastorjohnlowe #csa #sbc #southernbaptist #churchabuse #christian ♬ original sound - April Ajoy
The church released a statement and said "The woman in question and her family did attend together and addressed the congregation, indicating that improper sexual conduct first occurred when she was 16 years of age and continued into her twenties. She tearfully described living with deep shame and pain over the ensuing years." You can read the entire statement by clicking here.
The Good in All of This?
According to WNDU.com, The Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office confirmed with ABC21 News that there is an investigation underway. The other piece of good news is that according to the church website "As of Monday, May 23, 2022, Pastor John B. Lowe II tendered His resignation with New Life Christian Church and World Outreach". However, Lowe's family remains on staff. His wife, Debra Lowe, is a co-pastor, their son Bryan Lowe is an associate pastor and their daughter Brightie Lowe is a community pastor.