This is a Guest Post by Janna L. Chan, friend of Todd Wilhelm
Per the previous article about Gene Emerson of Kingsway Community Church, if anyone is interested in reading factual information backed up by court documents, pertaining to former (newly) Sovereign Grace Ministries/Kingsway Community Church Pastor Gene Emerson’s conviction of solicitation of prostitution, please see Brent Detwiler’s excellent new article here:
In it, Brent references both Gene Emerson’s Court Summons for a solicitation of prostitution charge (which ended in a guilty verdict) as well as the court document ordering him to get tested for the sexually transmitted diseases HIV and Hepatitis C.
Brent also sheds light on the degree to which former Pastor Emerson attempted to get lawyers to have his case dismissed on a technicality, and copped a form of guilty plea (the Alford Plea) which enabled him to claim that he was innocent even though he acknowledged that the State of Virginia had enough evidence to convict him of solicitation of prostitution. Arguably, he used the Alford plea as an excuse for lying to his congregation and his family about the fact that he indisputably solicited prostitution.
In addition, much attention has been/is being focused on the welfare of the former Pastor Emerson. However, please pray that he has not passed on a sexually transmitted disease to his wife or anyone else he may have been having sex with.
They are the true victims of Pastor Gene Emerson’s criminal conduct.