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Bishop Weeks Looking for Wife # 3

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The ex-husband of national televangelist Juanita Bynum, who divorced after a parking lot fight between the two landed him in jail, plans to take his search for a new wife to the Internet with videos featuring dating tips and what he’s looking for in a mate.

Thomas W. Weeks III, a minister who runs an Atlanta-area church and is known to his followers as Bishop Weeks, said the 10-episode series will be available starting Tuesday on his Web site.

Excerpts available Friday included Weeks, 41, discussing with aides what he should look for in his third wife.

The group concludes the woman should be at least 25 years old but “with special exemptions for 21 and up if they are classy,” Weeks said. She also must want to have children with him.

“This woman has to be very discerning, and very intimate, and very social and very sensual,” Weeks says, laughing. “And on the ministry side she has to be very diverse. She can’t be ugly.”

Bynum, 49, filed for divorce after the couple had an August, 2007, fight in an Atlanta hotel parking lot that landed Weeks in jail on charges that he pushed, choked and beat Bynum.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting her, is serving three years’ probation and has completed court ordered community service and anger management counseling.

In a video on the Web site of his Duluth-based church, Global Destiny International Ministries, Weeks said thousands of people have been writing him to ask about his plans as a newly single man.

He said he wants to give people a Christian perspective on dating.

“Who is going to be the next Mrs. Weeks? Well, God knows,” Weeks said. In the video, he asks viewers to e-mail him dating advice.

Messages left for Weeks at the church were not returned Friday morning. Bynum’s Los Angeles-based publicist also did not return calls.

If Weeks does find love, his attorney Randy Kessler told The Associated Press Friday, “I’d probably do the prenup for free.”

Who needs or eharmony when you can just use your ministry website to hook yourself up? Lol!!! He discusses what he’s looking for and is even taking suggestions on his website. Comments please.


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Bishop Thomas Weeks III tells his story to BET!

BET aired an exclusive video interview with Bishop Thomas Weeks, III given by Gerard Henry today at 11 AM. (If you missed it, it will be re-aired tonight at 10 PM.) In the interview, Bishop Weeks gave his version of the alleged beating and stomping of his wife (Juanita Bynum) on August 21, 2007. He also discussed their initial courtship, marriage, and gave his opinion on Juanita Bynum’s possible motives related to the altercation as well her overall ambitions.

According to Bishop Weeks, he was in a hotel room with Juanita and decided to leave because their argument was getting too intense. She followed him to his truck and tried to prevent him from getting in. He pushed her and she fell to the ground. The bellman came running over and grabbed him and tried to fight him. They struggled a bit and Juanita yelled “Don’t hit my husband” to the bellman. To further avoid fighting, Bishop Weeks left the scene. He also stated that they were not meeting to reconcile because they were already reconciled. They’d had sex 4 days before the incident as well as the night before. He was there because she needed a place to hold her upcoming meeting and wanted to use his church facilities. (Mind you, back in June she told their congregation that she was not planning to return to that church, according to Bishop Weeks in a previous news conference.) He said that in the course of their marriage, he has never hit or choked his wife. He said the pictures provided of the wounds came from her family a day or so after the fact. He suggested that the pictures were fake and that he was set up.

Bishop Weeks also discussed their courtship and their marriage issues. He said that back in March 2002, Juanita Bynum flew him to meet with her to help her with the administration process of a women’s conference she was planning in Tampa, Florida that year. With his help, her conference went from 1,800 registrants to 29,000. Some time after the conference ended (and a couple of weeks after they had been dating), she called him and told him that she thought they should get married. He agreed. He said he also figured that since she had taught so much on the process of being a godly woman and wife, he thought he was getting a prepared woman. Throughout the course of their marriage, he said that she called for a divorce two other times because of rumors that he was gay, which he denies. He also said that she, in fact, had been the abuser in their relationship. In his first example, he shared that while he was trying to finish an email he was drafting while riding in a 10 seat-er limo with her, she got frustrated with his lack of attention to her. She then threw down the laptop, grabbed him by his tie and said to him that he is going to treat her the way she wants to be treated. In another account, he said that after she had some kind of operation (he didn’t give details of the operation), she was annoyed about something and hit him in the head twice while he was in bed. He had to catch her hand before he hit him a third time. Continue reading


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Juanita Bynum’s ex-husband has a new TELL ALL Book

Oh Lord, it was bound to happen. Bishop Thomas Weeks III (You can hear the interview he had recently with Tom Joyner on his site) has written a tell all book, What Love Taught Me – View the chapter list, sample info, and details at I smell a best seller…hey, Tyler Perry should by the movie rights NOW!! Today. Is it just me or did he write that book really really quick?

Can someone say…”The white usher gloves are off!“?? It’s on!

what love taught me
The site says that the book, “Uncovers the truth about the internet media driven controversy that has created the most talked about “dual religious and secular” public display in this modern day era of the worldwideweb community.” Ummm….Negro, Please…get over yourself. Continue reading


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Bynum’s future ex-husband sued for $90,000

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that a former employee of Global Destiny Church is suing Thomas Weeks for $90,000. My question is…does “Bishop” Weeks even have enough money to pay her. Does he still owe 10s of thousands to various creditors. She must be suing the church, not the “Bishop”…if she’s smart that is.

A civil case has been filed against Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III by a woman who says Global Destiny failed to reimburse her for items she was asked to purchase on the job for Weeks and his church. The plaintiff, Suzanne Ellis, alleges in a lawsuit she used her cash and credit cards to help Weeks with supplies.

Attorney for Ellis, Louis Levenson of Levenson & Associates in Atlanta said his client left her job after she was not paid back for the expenses.

“There was no written agreement but in the past she was reimbursed for the very same things,” Levenson said.

Levenson said in the lawsuit that Ellis made the arrangement with Weeks with the “expectation that she would be paid back.”

She is seeking the repayment of $88,556.28, plus applicable interest, attorney’s fees and any other relief “the court deems just and proper,” Levenson said. Continue reading

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Juanita Bynum’s home to be auctioned for unpaid taxes?

Update 10/22: Prophetess Juanita Bynum, 40, says she has paid the back taxes on the Ware County property owned by her ministry, reports the AP. The 6,748-square-foot building would have been auctioned off next month if Bynum hadn’t paid the more than $32,000 owed for property taxes. Bynum says she wants to turn the property into a spa for women.


Wait a minute, I thought she had money. What happened to the prosperity? Sell the Bentley or something. Render unto God what is God’s and unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s. Don’t properous people of God pay their taxes? The amount owed is reported to just be a little more than $39,000. I would think that would be her cut of about…ummm…3 offerings at 2-3 mega churches (you know speakers get a cut…come on church folk). There was no fee involved when she was on there talk shows, TBN, or her Essence interview. Where is the $$$? Ok, let me give her the benefit of the doubt. This has been a tough couple of months…maybe she just overlooked it. I’m sure she has the dough.

I’m sure someone will throw a benefit concert or something if not.

The Associated Press – WAYCROSS, Ga.
The south Georgia home of televangelist Juanita Bynum will be auctioned off next month unless she pays nearly $39,000 in back taxes, interests and penalties.

The home, which is owned by Juanita Bynum Ministries Inc., has been advertised among the homes that will be up for sale at the county courthouse on Nov. 6, Ware County Tax Commissioner Steve Barnard told The Florida Times-Union.

Asked why the house is set to be auctioned, Barnard said: “Because she hasn’t paid the 2006 taxes on it.”

The property tax bill on the house is $32,007.56 and Bynum must also pay more than $6,944 in interest, penalties and costs, Barnard said.

Barnard said he was contacted by someone from Bynum’s Waycross office and asked how to resolve the matter. The caller agreed to pay $25,000 on the tax bill and the remainder before the tax sale, “but so far we’ve gotten only $5,000,” Barnard said.

According to tax records, the 6,748-square-foot house sits on more than 23 acres. Because Bynum does not live there, the house does not qualify for homestead exemption. Her Waycross-based ministry bought the house Aug. 18, 2006.

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Thomas Weeks, “I feel like getting me some.”

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I’m sure he really needs some now after all of the drama over him and Juanita breaking up…fighting…exploiting their drama for profit. Wow. He’s keeping it really hood…really real I guess. For real, I think pastors should talk openly about sex and sexual matters at church. Why not…it’s in the bible?


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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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