If there is anyone you can trust outside of your home and your family, it should be your Pastor. The man or woman that you see in the pulpit each and every Sunday, called by God to preach and teach the gospel (allegedly).
Unfortunately there are some who are nothing more than wolves in sheep's clothing masquerading as men and women of God.
Pastor Gregory Ivan Hawkins, who leadsZion Plaza Churchin Tulsa, Okla., was arrested Monday on complaints of sexual abuseof a minor, after a 15-year-old girl reported to police that she was pregnant with his child.
Gregory Ivan Hawkins is being held on $50,000 bond at the Tulsa County Jail. He allegedly began a sexual relationship with the girl in April 2012, when she was 14, according to the arrest report.
The arrest report also states that the girl told police she had sex with Pastor Hawkins in multiple locations from April 2012 to January 2013, when she became pregnant with his child.
Police also recorded two recorded two calls between the pastor and victim in which he apologized and admitted having sex with her, saying he found her “very sexy, attractive and beautiful."
Hawkins, 52, is also the owner of Zion Child Care & Learning Center located at 612 E. 16th Street North, which is the same location as the church. Another snake in the pulpit.
I hope that the state of Oklahoma closes this child care center. Who is to say that this "man" is not stalking his prey, or planning to victimize another child.
When I heard about this story, I hoped that it wasn't true. But as I did my research and read the details I became furious. As the father of two daughters I cannot imagine what this girls parents must being going through. But once I calmed down I quickly realized that there is one question that always gets lost in cases such as this. Where were her parents? Parents are supposed to protect their children and keep them from all hurt, harm, and danger. No grown man, whether he is the Pastor or the President should be able to spark an intimate relationship with your 14 year old daughter. Of course no grown man should want to. But we live in a sick world. Far too sick for anyone to be naive.