Bishop Weeks denies abusing Bynum

All i have to say is, If you put your hands on a woman…you put your hands on a woman. Period. Unless you walk away, get in your car, and leave…you leave yourself open for drama. Sure, maybe this was the first time Weeks put his hands on his wife, ok. Maybe he hasn’t been cruel as noted in the divorce papers. However, first time or repeat offender…it’s obvious that this union is flawed. If a person doesn’t want to be with you…let them go. Too many abused women don’t accept this truth. Too many people who try to hold on to spouses who’ve lost the love don’t accept this. He should just trust the God he claims to know…whatever is for him is for him.
Video of the press conference

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | The husband of evangelist Juanita Bynum held a press conference Friday at his Duluth Church to tell the world he is not an abuser of women.

Thomas W. Weeks, 40, also a preacher, said he felt compelled to speak his peace after his famous wife announced to the public recently that she was “the new face of domestic violence.”

Weeks, who faces felony charges for allegedly beating, choking and stomping his wife to the ground at a hotel parking lot on Aug. 21, said there are “two sides to every story.”

“I want to be clear in saying I do not condone in any way, shape or form violence of any kind towards women,” said Weeks in a conference room at Global Destiny Church of Duluth. “My role has always been to operate as a protector and not as an aggressor. I have walked away from many situations between the two of us, just like I walked away that night.”

Weeks said he and Bynum, 48, were trying to reconcile the night before the alleged attack. They separated in June.

“I was with my wife the entire night and felt that our love for each other was going to get us through these hard times,” Weeks said.

On the day of the alleged attack, Weeks said he went to the hotel restaurant because his wife needed help. Weeks said Bynum had banned him from using her likeness at his church in June when they separated. But on Aug. 21, Weeks said, Bynum asked to return to Global Destiny Church to raise money for her mentorship classes.

“She shared her urgency that we meet that night because she needed to solidify the location to make her commercials,” he said.

Bynum has said she was beaten that night and that she had a stormy relationship with Weeks that included pushing and shoving. She filed for divorce on Monday, claiming “cruel treatment” as the grounds.

Weeks said the facts of the criminal case will come out at the appropriate time. He said he still wants to avoid a divorce.

“In the last five years, I have always loved my wife and have been nothing but faithful to her,” he said. “I understand that my silence to date has given me the perception of guilt, but understand that it was because my belief in the sacredness of marriage and hopes of true and full reconciliaiton as to why I kept silent.”

Bynum and Weeks were married July 22, 2002. Weeks said he was notified of the June separation by a fax.

Weeks’ attorney, Randy Kessler, said Bynum turned down an offer to mediate the divorce privately. There is no prenuptial agreement, Kessler said.

“This is not a case about money,” Kessler said. “He has had his mind on the relationship. Legally, I could advise him he is entitled to alimony, but he would probably be upset at me if I mentioned it.”

Weeks said he hopes his wife will not re-file the divorce petition in Gwinnett, but added he will live with it if he must.

“I would like Juanita to know that I respect but regret her decision for divorce . . . I am praying God’s best for her.”


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4 responses to “Bishop Weeks denies abusing Bynum

  1. isaac chinemerem newstyle

    sorry about wats happening or wat happened.mama is my mentor,but it seems she isnt living wat shes teaching.why fight at all.Christ saya vegence is his.her husband,i am not sure his comment is kind of wrong to live with somebody that isnt respectful.both will answer God on the last day.Look at papa TD Jakes and her wife,alot ofthem.learn.

  2. J.Bynum Fans Blub
    To whom it may concern,
    I wish to inform the general public not to jump into conclusions in this situation.
    we are dealing with two christians but the difference is that Prophetess J.bynum has proved her faithfullness to God and accomplished so much in the body of Christ! weeks? no one knew him.
    nothing wrong in having a mate to fullfill Gods word but if the mate choose to sell his soul to the enemy and desires to devour what he never works for then God will rise up.

    I wish to inform you that Prophetess bynum has been a faithfull woman, wife and partner. she brought weeks out of NOTHING despite the fact that his parents are pastors but they could not pull him to the hight she did.

    she has been a good and loving wife to him, celebrates his birthday every year, pays his bills, finances his projects and takes him on TV. praise his name, prays for his maturity and sincerity just to mention a few but no one is comending her for this and he showed no love to her, criticies her in public, belittles her, THEIR MINISTRY web site global destiny was all about him alone and not the woman that finance it. he is always in compitition with her, took things not payed for to squar up with her.
    ppl wake up and smell the coffe, SHE HAS TRIED ALOT FOR THIS UNGREATFULL MAN but if her critics will use this opportunity to bring out bits of a sermon to make her look evil. then as a fan of Juanita Bynum, I believe God will glorify her in this. with all is cunning acts God will expose him and promote her. “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
    he wants just her money, thats all.
    Good day all.(Think about it, and not forget her achievements before she got invovlved with this person)

  3. ray stone

    Tis sad indeed: the hype, media scrutiny, power-play, self-aggrandizement. Tis an unfortunate moment for Christianity. I believe behind all this is the spirit of Jezebel: a nasty end-time prinicpality which we must all face. It is genderless, and is behind domestic abuse, gang violence, abortion, male bashing, church splits, porn, lust, female dominance, divorce etc. Recommended reading on the subject: “A Step Into Deliverance” by T. Pugh which chronicles a pastor’s amazing battle and ultimate triumph over this dastardly spirit.

  4. funmi aiyedun

    This is a shame,to the parties involved and to the Christian community in general.They should consider the people they are leading and consider what this battle of power message is teaching people,and the type of examples they are laying down for the coming generation.I pray God will open our eyes to Know whose story is true and who is telling the truth.They should both go back and listen to the messages they have preached and allow the holy spirit lead them in their decisions.

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