Pastor Gene Emerson Visited a Prostitute

By | August 30, 2015

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.


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Gene was a pastor at my church but he resigned leaving Pastor Matthew as lead Pastor and I was only like 9 at the time so I didn’t know why all of a sudden he just left the church. Just now I started to do research on it and dove a little deeper so thank you for clearing up all the mysteries for me. I didn’t interact with Gene much but from what I heard he was a good man and nobody expected this behavior from him.


So it’s not gossip if you ask for prayer? Let it go, these people have families, if you feel so strongly about Gene’s wife pray for her yourself. Take the spec out of your own eye.


Entering an Alford plea admits no guilt nor does it mean he actually is guilty.

Joseph for instance could have entered an Alford plea when falsely accused and doing so wouldn’t have changed the fact he was innocent.