Kevin Prosch Confesses Sin

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Tuesday 1st June 1999

Kevin Prosh shock announcements

IN AN ANNOUNCEMENT which has shocked the Christian community, internationally renowned worship leader Kevin Prosch has publicly admitted to acts of adultery. In an open letter posted on the internet the American singer/songwriter announced his intention to withdraw from public ministry. Prosch's letter reads:-"In the past few weeks, God in his mercy has called me to accountability by confronting me with the seriousness of the sin in my life. It has been an excruciatingly painful experience, not only for me but also for the people close to me. I realise that if I am every going to be free and if, by God's grace, I am ever able to minister again, I need to publicly acknowledge what I have done and apologise to those I have hurt. This letter is my open confession to the Christian community.

"First, I take full responsibility for all the pain and shame I have caused others who have loved and trusted me. I did not listen to or heed the counsel of the men God placed around me. I fully deceived them and others by living a secret life. I trusted very few people and even the ones I trusted, I still lied to. I even used my gifting to manipulate those closest to me, and I did it without remorse or consideration of the pain it would cause them. I committed adultery and used my gifting to manipulate the women involved. I pursued women, not only sexually but also emotionally and always for my own selfish gain and personal pleasure. The very gift God gave me to bless others with, I used to manipulate and seduce these women. I want to say again and say it emphatically; I am personally responsible for all the deception. I am desperately in need of healing in my life, not only for my sexual problems but also for the way I deceive others. I plan on stepping away from the ministry and will not be ministering publicly in the near future. I also intend to find a local church body under whose leadership, counsel and authority I plan to submit myself.

"Secondly, I want to personally and publicly apologize to the people I have hurt and to ask for their forgiveness for my reckless, self-centred and destructive behaviour that has been ongoing for many years. I apologize, first of all, to the women whose lives have been devastated by my sins against them. I apologize to each of you for the betrayal of your trust and for all the pain I have caused you.

"To Jill, my ex-wife, I especially want to apologize. I have dishonoured you the most, even when we were still married. I am responsible for it all. I lied continually to you and did not listen to you when you knew what the end result would be. I walked in pride and did not consider you. I only hope that you will someday be able to forgive me for not being the husband and man I should have been to you and that the shame I have caused you will not continue to affect you in your new life".

Prosch's email then went on to apologise to his spiritual oversight, his children, his mother and father, 7th Time Music staff, band members, the leadership at Metro Christian Fellowship, his record distributors and the people around the world who listen to his music.

In a separate press statement Michael Coleman, president and CEO of Integrity Inc, said, "On April 24th, Kevin Prosch made us aware of personal problems that he is working through and of his decision to step aside from ministry for a period of time. We are praying for Kevin during this difficult time and wish him all of God's best for his life."
An article about Kevin Prosch will appear in the next issue of Cross Rhythms. CR

Reader Comments

Posted by Andrew Beardsley in New Zealand @ 01:44 on Feb 16 2014

Dear Kevin, I read what you have written & i do believe you are truly repentant. I have had personally lived through two parents who abused me in every way. My mother sexually abused me from 7 - 13.5, including full sex with my own mother. A ccontrolling, violent father, who psycologically,mentally & emotionally affected me. Even though i came to the lord when i was 15, it,s taken till now with alot of hard work & the work of the Holy Spirit & professional help, to get through all the mess. I have listened to the lords music through you, with all time favourite SO COME, has ministered to me & many others. I have functioned in a Pastoral roll But my major gifting is EVANGELIST. I have been through two marriages, 1 - 10.5 yrs with three children, youtworked his wonderful powerful work in my HEART. Many christians & church people demand that a person change there offensive sinful behavior. Behaviour will never ever change until GOD has changed a persons heart. So Kevin it took 34 yrs to see me fixed up beautifully by my precious lord & friend. The Lord took me to heaven last year, & i tell you it,s an amazing place. My Dad passed last year when he was 86.5 & Jesus bought him to me when i arrive in Glory. Dad looked 20 yrs, he came up & hugged me & he told me he loved me. I Will continue to pray for you my dear friend. So come upon Kevin Now & heal & restore. You will be better than what you were before. I love you Kevin. Be Blessed Andrew Beardsley Christchurch, New Zealand.



Posted by aaron zadok in India @ 05:31 on Dec 9 2013

Kevin Prosch i don't know if u will be reading this, God has forgiven you man, and we love you as God himself does. We speak forth healing into your heart IN the NAME OF JESUS, and let peace be restored unto u. we are waiting for the time, when God will use u again. For God has definite plans for u Kevin. amen




Posted by Diane in The end of the earth @ 11:44 on Oct 15 2013

It seems that Kevin Prosch suffered a great deal as a child, so it can't really be a shock that he lost his way and made the choices he did. His ex- wife and children have paid a lifetime for the sins of the father....and I mean KPs father. I have never known of any family more destroyed and shattered. The church's greatest, most anointed and wisest leaders used and confused the situation because instead of looking at the whole person, they looked at gifts and anointing in KP and never helped him heal...and never cared one bit about his family. It isn't a surprise that KP spent a lifetime hiding and not trusting. Music was safe and trying to be "real" without fully understanding what that even meant and carrying the burden of his past...why wouldn't he make the choices he made? I hope and pray this guy will be given peace that passes understanding in the years to come, and that his family will be free of the residue of sin that have been passed down generation to generation. I know that I forgive him 100%.



Posted by Bruce Heying in Orange County @ 14:16 on Feb 13 2013

At times I have felt responsible for some of these messes. I regret the "flowery compliments" I have given those in leadership. I don't regret thanking them for their efforts. I regret telling them "how important they are, how God is using them". Us men, with our pride have the capability of believing such things, and humility sits on the back burner. God help us all.



Posted by Terrance karthak in INDIA @ 18:10 on Nov 20 2012

The song's that you have sang and the music you have done has been a sign post directing towards the cross for REPENTANCE...



Posted by John Moore in Cedar Rapids @ 18:52 on Nov 19 2010

I was so deeply moved by KP and his music back in the day, Even though there was sin in his life God used him in a powerfull way. I still love the music, and I don't know where Kevin is in his walk, but I'm still praying for you bro, and anyone who reads this I could use 1 or 2 myself. My walk isn't what it ought either, just a prayer for freedom from addiction would help.



Posted by shirley Bailey in Dover UK @ 21:02 on Jul 13 2010

It could have been anyone of us when someone is in the public eye they become a target for the devil and need to have so much more pray, people think they have it all together, he has repented and God forgives us, don't rob us of his most annointed music Kiss the Son it blesses so many people. We all sin and fall short of the Glory of God, thank goodness for his mercy. love is a gift, forgive him and restore him.
Pray and deliverance can change him


Reply by Bb in somewhere around the world @ 20:02 on Aug 7 2010

Oh Kevin, I will pray for you tonight. Your music is so deep. We all fall sometimes, the important part is to come back to Christ. And I am so glad you did :) Ten years have past since then. I rediscovered prayer again through your music. Sometimes the lyrics of your songs just invade me from nowhere and I have to google to see from which song I picked them up.

@ Shirley Bailey: thank you for your comment. I feel the same way :)

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