Shocking moment pastor, 65, confronted by woman before congregation for 'grooming her and taking virginity aged 16'

THIS is the shocking moment a 65-year-old pastor was confronted by a woman before his congregation for allegedly grooming her and taking her virginity at the age of 16.

Pastor John Lowe II spoke to the New Life Christian Church in Indiana to announce his resignation due to him "committing adultery" when the woman confronted him Sunday.


"I committed adultery. It was nearly 20 years ago," said Lowe. "It continued far too long. It involved one person, and there’s been no other, nor any other situations of unbecoming conduct for the last 20 years"

Moments after walking off the stage, a man and a woman rushed to grab the microphone, dropping a bombshell on the parishioners. 

“For 27 years, I lived in a prison … prison of lies, lying to protect the Lowe family. For years, I thought I was a horrible person, having suicidal thoughts, not realizing what had truly been done to me,” said the woman, known only as Bobbi.

“I would still be in a prison if my brother… had not approached me just two weeks ago with what he had seen as a teenager that bothered him all these years: his pastor in bed with his younger sister, a T-shirt and underwear on.

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“The lies and the manipulation have to stop. I was a prisoner and you kept me in your prison. I’m a prisoner no longer. I was just 16 when you took my virginity on your office floor. Do you remember that?”

Bobbi ended her speech with the words: “You are not the victim here.”

The man, believed to be the woman’s husband, said that his wife was suffered “shame and guilt” over the alleged “grooming” she received as a teen.

“People have to be held accountable, and they can’t just bamboozle people and say, ‘Well I just committed adultery.’ It was far beyond adultery,” he said before the pair left the stage.

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The congregation began chanting for the pastor to “admit’ to his actions, prompting Lowe to return to the stage and repeat that he had “committed adultery.”

However, the crowd pressured him to acknowledge that Bobi had been underaged.

“It was wrong…I can’t make it right. That’s just the way it is,” said Lowe. “If I could go back and redo it all, I would. I can’t. All I can do is ask you to forgive me.”

In a now-deleted statement, the church acknowledged Lowe’s “improper sexual conduct.”

"In the wake of what has now been revealed, we are hurting and broken for a woman who has lovingly attended and served in the church for many years, as well as for her husband and family. It is our deepest prayer and commitment to love, support, encourage and help her," the statement read.

The statement also read “our brokenness also extends to Pastor John B. Lowe II, his wife and family,” to whom the church is asking for “support” and “forgiveness.”


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