via Joy105/by Raquel Jayson:
Kirbyjon Caldwell, the embattled pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, announced his diagnosis of stage one prostate cancer on Facebook Saturday evening.
“I wanted to tell you myself before you heard it from someplace else, so you’d know what’s going on,” he said in a Facebook video.
Stage one prostate cancer is generally slow growing and curable, according to the cancer treatment provider Texas Oncology. Caldwell said he viewed his prognosis as favorable.
“I will die from something as we all will someday, but it won’t be, or ought not to be, from prostate cancer,” he said. He went on to urge his congregation to monitor their health.
“Go to your doctor, get your checkups, mammograms, pap smears, prostate check,” he said. “Be a good, faithful steward of your health.”
A Houston native, Caldwell is famous for his work at Windsor Village church, which he grew from 25 members in 1982 to over 16,000, according to the church website. He was one of President George W. Bush’s spiritual advisors and serves on the board of trustees for Baylor College of Medicine.
Caldwell has recently been accused of using his position as the senior pastor of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church to help lure nearly $3.5 million in investments in “Chinese bonds” that are not recognized by the Chinese government as financial instruments or legitimate bonds. Caldwell denies the claims and has pleaded not guilty to charges of federal fraud. The case is set to go to jury trial Dec. 2.
Pastor John Gray Responds To Lamborghini Controversy And Twitter Reacts
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I don’t own a Lamborghini. I own a Chevy truck. Yet I can identify with Pastor John Gray, who is making headlines bc he gifted his wife a Lamborghini. These days it feels like our fav past time is finding faults in others and celebrating them. https://t.co/PvWH7TPIdn— Brian Tome (@BrianTome) December 14, 2018
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Folks, if you are sacrificially giving money to this church in order to bring hope to your community, I suggest you find another church. "Pastor John Gray draws flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini Urus for anniversary" https://t.co/UDa1fEbpry— Dee Parsons (@wartwatch) December 11, 2018
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And people will forego rent, bills, food etc. to keep lining these grifter's pockets. Blessings from god my ass. https://t.co/euDbuCceT8— Portia McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) December 12, 2018
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organized religion is a scam and anyone who can not see that deserves to be taken for all they have... https://t.co/Tvm4UkACBU— Teel James Glenn (@teeljamesglenn) December 14, 2018
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I am not upset.— Ervin Lee (@ervinlee09) December 14, 2018
I pray for him and his family.
As a follower of Jesus, I believe the way it was done and presented to the world feeds the narrative of "Pimp Preachers".
May God Bless You.
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I love Pastor #JohnGray! Keep living your BEST life, don't go back and forth with these ninjas!— Shep Crawford (@ShepCrawford) December 14, 2018
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Anniversary Gifts By Year— Dan Ponce (@DanPonce) December 14, 2018
4th: Fruit or Flowers
6th: Candy or Iron
7th: Wool or Copper
- according to Hallmark (#1-7) and Pastor John Gray (#8)
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here is a good example of, why i don't belong to anyone's church, don't need a middle person to tell me how to believe;— Maria Giner (@MariaGiner5) December 14, 2018
With tears, megachurch Pastor John Gray defends $200K Lamborghini anniversary gift to wife https://t.co/DhUkFWHizB
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How about the pastor John Gray who gave his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini for their anniversity. Thats really preaching. Why people think he is the way is beyond me. Are they all mindless sheep?— Stuart Groten (@StuartGroten) December 14, 2018
PASTOR KIRBYJON CALDWELL ANNOUNCED TO HIS CONGREGATION HE HAS CANCER. was originally published on praisecleveland.com