Q: What do you call a pastor who impregnates his brother's wife? A: Earl

Sent in by Jan from deep within the buckle of the Bible Belt

I'm a member of your ex-christians group and this is a newslink to my old church that is in the news here in Atlanta again. I was a member of Earl Paulk's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit for over 13 years. I left there in 1992 after Earl's Brother Don had an affair with one of my roommates and dear friends. The whole time I had been there I had heard rumors about the Paulks being sexually depraved, but I never believed the rumors... I mean, after all, they were my pastors, right? Good people... They'd never hurt me. Uh-huh.

In 2005 I started an online support group for people who have left CHHC and we work constantly to keep the stories of Earl Paulk, Donnie Earl Paulk, Don Paulk, and the whole hillbilly gang in the public eye, both here in Georgia and everywhere else.

This most recent scandal is outlined here on pt. 1 and pt. 2 of this FOX-5 I-Team report. The paulks are being sued by a bunch of different folks, and some of the depositions occurred in their attorney's offices in Cobb Co., Georgia. There Earl said he'd never been with anyone but his wife and the woman who is currently suing him. Turns out, he was lying (surprise!). After DNA tests were completed, it turns out that Earl is the biological father of the man raised as his nephew, the current pastor of the church, who was conceived with the minister of music, Earl's brother Don's wife. (Hear strains of the theme from deliverance playing in the background?) So... his nephew is really his son.

The Cobb Co. DA takes a dim view of being lied to under oath and hopefully there will be arrests made in this story soon. Here's hoping justice prevails.

There are 1,000s of people who left that church over the years and none of us will ever be the same. We totally trusted the Paulks and did whatever they asked us to, even to our own detriment. Yes, it was and is a cult. I'm very happy to be gone from there.

Thanks for all you do to help out those of us who are working through our own beliefs, or nonbeliefs, as the case may be. I'm an atheist and very happy about it, but in my online support group I deal with people who are still trying to have a faith in God and they are just a mess.

Thanks again,

For more information, log on to http://www.thepaulkfiles.com/


Anonymous said...

Thank for posting your comments abut your persona experiences and also posting the links to the videos.

I was curious about how you maintained the blog without being sued.??
There is a megachurch in Houston ( not the oasis of LOVE) that is just as corrupt and needs to be exposed...but I do not think people want to believe it.

Thanks again for posting the truth about these charlatans. Maybe someoneelse will be spared getting involved with these jokers.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment. At one time the Paulks were very lawsuit happy and would sue anyone who in their opinion bad-mouthed them, but the truth is, they always dropped these lawsuits. They have never once sued anyone without dropping the case. In any event, with the stories about the Paulks being covered by CNN, Charisma magazine, Fox-5 Atlanta, Creative Loafing, Paula Zahn, and Geraldo Rivera, plus all the other lawsuits the Paulks are embroiled in right now, I figure the line ahead of me is pretty long. Besides, it's not just me. Thepaulkfiles site is run by a friend of mine and there are many of us who are involved in keeping the story in the public eye. I'm not just an individual on a crusade; we are a group.

Good luck in exposing the corrupt church in Houston. They are all over and they cannot operate when the lights are shown on them; they can only ply their trade in darkness. Turn the lights on and watch them scatter!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jan. It sounds like you've taken your job of exposing those people seriously.

I never thought of it, but like with any other form of abuse or loss, it is a good idea to do something about it, as a form of therapy.

Can you actually be sued for speaking up against preachers, if so, someone is in trouble--me.

But I guess it depends on the claims, right? I normally write about things they say. I never claim they did stuff to me--because they didn't. The creeps know how to choose their victims, and I am definitely not the type.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a story. Since I'm in California I hadn't heard this one, or if I did I didn't take much notice. For those of you who have never seen the movie, 'Deliverance' circa 1970's with Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty you must see it to 'catch' Jan's sarcastic allusion.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for exposing these disgusting pigs!

One of the biggest things that turned me away from Christianity was the sheer number of people I have met over the years that were abused by ministers! I guess Christianity is so toxic and sexually repressive that it turns people into sick mo-fo's.

The last straw for me was when my devout Christian midwife told me why she left her husband, who was a youth paster in a local fundie church. She left the house to go deliver a baby and got halfway down the street when she realized that she had forgotten some equipment. she turned around, went back home, and discovered her dear hubby raping her 9 year old daughter on the living room floor.

No. She did NOT shoot him. she didn't even have him arrested! She was too brainwashed in the LAWD to do anything to her beloved, child-raping, hubby! What would JEEEEESUS do?????

Instead, she kicked him out and divorced him. A couple of years later he married a woman with two little girls.

I'm glad I married a non-believing recovering catholic!

Anonymous said...

Update: I'd just like to point out that this story has now hit the AP and is going worldwide. The story came out on AP today. Let the world know about the evil Paulks!!

Dave Van Allen said...

Here's a link to the AP story: Sex Scandal Hits Atlanta-Area Megachurch

Anonymous said...

Thanks Webmaster for posting the link.

I was there and I can say without any reservation that we were coerced into giving a *WHOLE LOT* more than just 10% tithe. Most of us gave at least 20% and many of us gave more like 30-35% of our gross incomes to the church. The Paulks have lived high off the hog for decades off their people and used us for a Happy Hunting Ground when they wanted money or sex partners. I'm so glad this story has come to light. Maybe this will help the abuse to stop.

Heretic Zero said...

I do not know that multiple counts of sexual intercourse equals sexual depravity? Sounds to me like the preacher's just getting an itch scratched. The only thing that says multiple partners is bad is religion. There are many couples that live a polyamorous lifestyle, christians and not-so christians. Besides, the guy could not have done it without the cooperation of his scratcher.

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