For whatever reason Pastor Juan McFarland (pictured) just won’t go away.
You would think that he would be too ashamed to set foot in the pulpit at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama after revealing that he has AIDS and slept with church members without telling them.
But on Sunday, that’s exactly where the pastor was. Ironically, McFarland’s sermon was on “divine healing.”
And get this. Even though the church hierarchy voted for McFarland to step down 80-2, following his AIDS admission as well as other troubling actions such as drug use and mishandling church funds, he confirmed to WSFA News 12 that he wasn’t going anywhere.
To counter McFarland’s decision not to leave, the church has obtained legal counsel. WFSA is also reporting that Julian McPhillips a Montgomery attorney and his law partner, Kenneth Shinbaum, are now representing the church. McPhillips says it’s clear a legal battle is the only way to make McFarland turn over the keys, bank account and any other affiliation with the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
“We are finalizing paperwork right now. We plan to file a civil lawsuit Tuesday, which will include a restraining order keeping him away from the church property,” McPhillips said.