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List Of Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry (Past & Present)

List Of Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry (Past & Present)
List Of Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry (Past & Present)

List Of Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry (Past & Present)

List Of Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry (Past & Present)

Popular Pastors Who Were Divorced And Still In Ministry

Following the recent events and happenings in the body of Christ, pertaining to the issue of marriage, divorce and abuse in marriages, the need for this article arose. There is no doubt the enemy is also trying to take advantage of this season to profane the sanctity and purity of God’s established union called marriage.


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Satan knows that the source of every Nation is the home and marriage is an institution that carries the burden of making one. When a home is in order society benefits from the fruits thereof. A broken and destroyed home most likely produces a broken and destroyed community. So in light of this, let us be mindful of the devices of the enemy, MARRIAGES STILL WORK, AND THERE ARE MANY OF SUCH OUT THERE…

There are lots of doctrines and teachings concerning the issue of marriage and thus even the clerics that carry these messages do not all end up with a successful home. Before we proceed, let’s share scriptures that talk about divorce and its consequences

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce?


Matthew 5:31-32
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Malachi 2:16
16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the LORD Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.


1 Corinthians 7:11-15

11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. 12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. Yet if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce?

Matthew 19:9 (ESV)

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.

Deuteronomy 22: 28=29

28 ¶ If a man find a damsel that is virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

Matthew 19: 4-6

4. Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5and said, ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

Meditate on the above scriptures and you will understand God’s stand on divorce. This article I simply an eye-opener, Jesus only referred to divorce and remarriage as ADULTERY.  Except on the ground of infidelity. And He note, He never mentioned this as the only reason. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. Matthew 19:9 (ESV)

The stigma in Christendom keeps men and women in abusive marriages and the majority of the end up dying untimely and prematurely. Enough of the dying in silence and losing your precious life to toxic relationships and marriages because of what people will say. Here is a list of pastors and ministers that have gone through a divorce and are still,l in ministry.

Below is a list of Popular Pastors who were divorced and still in the Ministry


1. Kathryn Kuhlman
Married to a popular evangelist in a scandalous marital union for roughly six years. She later walked out the marriage and became one of the most powerful female preachers of all time.
2. Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Copeland is the founder of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries(KCM). Copeland has also been married more than once – three (3) times to be more preciseAccording to a credible source, Copeland’s first marriage was to Ivy Bodiford in October 1955, the marriage ended in 1958 due to a divorce.

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Again, Copeland married Cynthia Davis from 1958 to 1961, and in 1963 he married Gloria. Copeland has remained married to Gloria since then and both of them started KCM together.

3. Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams
The founder of the famous Action Faith Ministries, Ghana Got married very early in ministry, Experienced a turbulent home. (Certain info, I cannot share)/ He divorced his wife, Mama Francisca Williams and later remarried her again. Divorced her and remarried his present sweetheart. Together they’re shaking the world for Jesus unapologetically. Safe to say he’s in his 3rd marriage.
4. Richard Roberts
In 1968, Roberts married Patti Holcombe, a member of the university’s charter class in 1965. The marriage produced 2 daughters but ended in divorce in 1978. After 10 years. “Critics came out of the woodwork,” he said. “My divorce made 300 newspapers. Feb 7, 1987, Roberts has remained chairman and CEO of the Oral Roberts Evangelical Association,
5. Juanita Bynum
Bynum has been married twice. Her first marriage was during the early 1980s. She turned to divorce due to domestic abuse, vowing not to talk about what had transpired. Her second marriage was to Thomas Wesley Weeks, Ill in 2002 and ended in divorce in 2008.
6. Paula White
Paula White has been married 3 times. Previously, she was married to Randy White. Their marriage endured for around 17 years (1990 – 2007). She has also allegedly been in 2 other relationships with Dean Knight and Benny Hinn.
7. Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder and Reverend of Loveworld Ministry popularly known as Christ Embassy.
The man of God and his former wife, Anita got divorced after 22 years of marriage after she filed for a divorce in London over alleged infidelity.
6. Chris Okotie
Reverend Chris Okotie is another powerful man of God who’s the founder of Household of God Church.
The glamour man of God in 2012 divorced his former wife, Stephanie Henshaw after they were married for 4 years over irreconcilable differences.
9. Chris Okafor
Pastor Chris Okafor, founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministry is another man of God with a failed marriage. In 2012, his former wife, Bessem who’s the mother of their 4 children left their home and hasn’t returned to it since.
In 2014, she accused him of assault and even shared photos of where she claimed to have allegedly been beaten by the man of God.
10. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo was one of the renowned provincial pastors of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Ituah Ighodalo was asked to leave the church for remarrying another woman over 10 years after he got divorced from his former wife who had gone on to remarry.
Ighodalo was earlier married to Lucy-Ann Summer whom he divorced. He later got married to former Miss Lux, Ibidunni Ajayi of blessed memory in 2007.
11. Bishop John Egah
Another popular Abuja based bishop and founder of the Hope and Power Mega Church Worldwide.
Bishop divorced his ex-wife after a turbulent union and got remarried in 2019 to his wife Apostle Mrs Naomi Aderonke Egah G.O Flim.
As a couple working side by side together they have formed a powerful ministerial synergy and a global church network that’s reaching the unsaved, building the saved, raising leaders to fulfil their ministry. They lead a large team of ministers in and out of their ministry network and continue to influence millions of lives all over the world for Jesus Christ.
Dr John and Apostle Naomi Egah both share a burden for the poor and needy around the world.
They continue to organize charity outreaches globally, reaching out to orphanages, homeless shelters, widows, refugees and the poor. They are the senior pastors of the HPMC & FLIM worldwide Their marriage is blessed with children, they are based in the Uniates states of America.
12. Bishop Ben Enoch
Bishop David BenEnoch and Rev Esther BenEnoch. Of the Communion Church Festac Town. They are both divorced after 23 years of marriage. The only explanation given was for Spiritual reasons.


13. Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe


The Pastor divorced his wife Pastor Dolapo Kwakpovwe whom he married in 1987. The General Overseer of Our Daily Manna (ODM) Ministries is now married to Flora Kwakpovwe. They got married in 2000.


14. Pastor Joshua Iginla

Popular Abuja-based pastor, Joshua Iginla is the Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly.

In 2019, he made a shocking confession when he revealed that himself and his wife Yemisi, both had children out of wedlock. The powerful man of God said when his wife brought an illegitimate child into their home, he forgave her, but that she refused to forgive him when he had his own child with another woman.

They have since gotten divorced.  Then he remarried a South African and her name is Prophetess Stella Zimasa she has a daughter for him while he was still married to his first wife.

15. Joyce Meyer

The Popular televangelist and pastor of Joyce Meyer Ministries, also had her fair share.

Joyce Meyer said in her book she divorced her first husband, a part-time car salesman who cheated on her, in 1966 when she was 23. … In an article on her ministry’s website, Meyer wonders, “How many marriages could have been saved from divorce if husbands and wives had been willing to show love by serving one another.”





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