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Tuesday 28th August 2007

Singer, author and TV personality Juanita Bynum assaulted in Atlanta

THE CHURCH has been shocked by the news, reported widely in the American press and TV, of an alleged attack on gospel singer, evangelist, author and TV preacher Juanita Bynum. The estranged husband of Bynum, Bishop Thomas W Weeks III surrendered to Atlanta police on Friday 24th August on charges that he attacked his wife. It is alleged that Bynum was assaulted by Weeks in an Atlanta parking lot, according to police. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the estranged couple met at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel to discuss a possible reconciliation, but the talks turned violent when Weeks allegedly attacked Bynum. Officer Ronald Campbell of the Atlanta Police Department told reporters Weeks left leaving bruising "around her neck and upper torso." A hotel bellman who witnessed the alleged assault in the parking lot physically pulled Weeks away from his wife.

Weeks, a gospel artist in his own right, has in the past recorded for GosPearl Records. Weeks and Bynum were married in a televised "million-dollar" celebration back in 2003. One thousand guests were in attendance for the luxurious affair, which included an 80-member wedding party, a 12-piece orchestra and a 7.76-carat diamond ring. When asked about her all-out nuptials, Bynum commented in Ebony magazine, "This was my once-in-a-lifetime wedding, and I did it this way because I plan to stay married." CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Gesi-ere Eddy-lmishu in London @ 10:53 on Jun 10 2011

Juanita,l am glad to see you back on the screen.
l saw your prog on the Word Netmork today for the first time since l moved to the UK last August.
l wept in my heart when l saw you cos of what you've been through since the divorce.
l thank God for healing your broken heart,for giving you the courage to rise up again.Woman of God you have an assignment to accomplish before the Lord returns.Be strong,press on for what is ahead and He will perfect all that concerns you.You have been a blessing to me.l love you no matter what.God loves you above all.

Posted by ezeaku praise in Nigeria @ 22:25 on Sep 11 2009

wow its realy mind-blowing to have heard such news as these. çause of all personalities why my so cherished beloved sisiter and prophetes Juanita Bynum? well actually i do believe that the devil wants to have a show for himself by doing this to this lovely couples. after what Juanita has been through in her past, its these one again.well my advice to the both of them (because i'm not going to blame anybody), they should try take a look at the life of Job. they shouldn't give the devil any chance to laugh at the Body of Christ. moreover our Lord Jesus is comming soon, please let Him not meet U both in this state of perplexity. God bless u both and I believe strongly that th whole Host of Heaven still Recognises ur marriage.

Posted by Alice in Kenya, Africa @ 10:03 on Oct 5 2007

I felt so sad to hear about what happened coz we love Juanita and her husband very much. It was the devil at work but let us pray for them because God is in control.

Posted by vuyo mokoena in south africa @ 15:32 on Oct 1 2007

god is in control.we,re praying for you in south africa.

Posted by latania in gobles,mi @ 07:54 on Sep 17 2007

If this is what really happened the two of them must go to God and repent, not try to please man because you will never please man. He is only human he is not perfect. Yes, it was definitly wrong (if true). God said put your trust in no man because man will fail you everytime. Come on peolpe we must stay on the wall in prayer do not be fooled by satan's schemes and tactics. Pray, pray, pray, the enemy's job is to keep the peolpe of God to get their minds focused on the things we should not worry about. Let go and let God. God can do more with this situation than you and I ever could. Cast all your cares upon the Lord Jesus Christ. We are here to do Kingdom work andKingdom business for the one and only true living God that sent his only begotten son to die for you and I. There is Power in the name of Jesus Christ. We are covered by the blood of Jesus. Now come on Saints lets pray and then rejoice about it because God has already taken care of the situation. Now give him Praise!! Thank you Jesus Amen!

Posted by Mr Onwere in Newbridge Ireland @ 12:53 on Sep 10 2007

I got to know Juanita through my wife, and since then we never miss being with her via her wonderfull tv programme. Well every beliver should know that this is the end time and more will happen.I know very well that they are real anointed people of God. The devil has once again failed.All we need to do now is pray and pray for them. let us have one day of dry fasting praying and asking God to restor the peace , love and unity in that their farmily. i surgest the 15th of this month.

Posted by Jolly S. Hoyo in Nigeria @ 03:00 on Sep 10 2007

The word of God says be angry but sin not, her husband wronged her as a human. But the church should bear with him knowing that he is a man, before of God. Weeks should sincerely repent from such act and seek for his wife's forgiveness while Juanita forgives and forget. Let the devil be put to shame forever.

Posted by dgshiner in St. Louis @ 19:40 on Sep 5 2007

I think both of them needs to go back to God and really find some correct answers! What dissapoints me about this is that so many people are watching and when you allow satan to control and lets face it her husband allowed satan to control him that is what makes this so SAD!

Posted by Denice Sealy in London @ 01:53 on Aug 30 2007

Don't start judging, just pray for them

Reply by MEH in Greenville SC @ 02:09 on Aug 31 2007

I think everyone that is a real child of God have been praying. I think feel like it necessary for everyone to reiterate to children of God not to judge

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