Bishop Weeks seeks reconcilliation with Juanita Bynum

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Hat Tip: D. Aileen Dodd, Atlanta Journal Constitution 

A lawyer for Thomas W. Weeks III said Friday that the bishop is looking to reconcile with his wife or at least end their marriage amicably if she has filed for divorce.

In a statement released by attorney Louis Tesser of Kessler, Schwarz and Solomiany, Weeks says he still hasn’t received notice that a divorce filing has been made by his wife national evangelist Juanita Bynum.

“The Bishop Thomas W. Weeks has hoped and still hopes that the marriage can be reconciled,” Tesser said. “If that is possible he is committed to working things out amicably and will only litigate as a very last resort.”

Word of the pending divorce spread after Bynum spoke of it on a news broadcast. A relative also confirmed the divorce filing Thursday.

Tesser said if Bynum has a divorce attorney he is ready to meet with the lawyer and discuss the matter privately.

Amy Malone, Bynum’s publicist, said she had no comment on the issue.

Bynum has resurfaced in the public spotlight calling herself “the new face of domestic violence,” referring to the alleged beating by her husband. The minister told police Weeks beat, choked and stomped her in a hotel parking lot on Aug. 21.

Weeks, 40, was charged with felony aggravated assault, felony terroristic threats and two counts of simple battery in connection to the incident. His appearance in Fulton County Superior Court originally set for today has been postponed indefinitely.

The case has been reassigned to a different judge. Weeks could face up to 27 years in jail if convicted.

Is this Negro for real? Doesn’t he know that he’s going to jail?

20 thoughts on “Bishop Weeks seeks reconcilliation with Juanita Bynum

  1. Jean

    i am praying for you both – but you both need to step down and repent. We have all sinned but we have not all been in the pulpit deceiving young women – i know friends who would have gone to the end of the earth to follow this couple who they see as examples, despite the many couples they have known for years who are in very good Christian marriages for a very long time, but we all seem to get caught up in the celebrity of Christianity. From a profesional perspective working in the social work field, I would say to Junita forgive him but move on – as she is already displaying the symptoms of a domestic violence victim with her interview with CNN, and her reappearance on TBN, as a Survivor – “I love him, and will always love him”…… We work with many women who thought the abuser will change, becasue they love him, many have died, their children destroyed. Yes she can bounce back, but be a real human being and stop pretending that this did not happen, take time out, despite the invites from TBN etc. Its no longer about money, its about christin dignity and respect to the many followers. Thank God there were no children born into this union. Unless delivered by Jesus, he will abuse her again. keep going Lady, you deserve better.

  2. ServantLeader

    I thank God that someone is finally acknowledging that they both need to step down from ministry and REPENT! It seems the word “repent” is not typically heard in the church as of late and may be foreign to many who attend church regularly.

    Repentance is not an unfamiliar term for a Son of God. A Son of God just so does not want his actions to offend the Father that he guards his heart with all diligence, knowing that out of it’s (the heart’s) deceitfullness even, flows the issues of life.

    Now for those who are called by His Name, let us take this opportunity to concern ourselves with ourselves rather than the Bynum-Weeks fiasco. Examine yourself to see if you be in the faith.

    I must admit that I was shocked and upset about what happen to Juanita Bynum. For a moment, I found myself caught up in the talk of the town concerning their issues. What Weeks did was wrong regardless of how you cut it. But herein lies the deeper issue: and it is that of knowing that God has said long ago, and most of us forget it, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me!” He that hath an ear let Him hear…

    Men and women of God who are called into ministry, hear me by the Spirit of the Living God: understand God’s corporate vision for the world (John 3:16); understand that your ministry call is a small part of the big picture, but it is important that you be on point and in proper position to fulfill your mission/assignment as given by God – so that His mission is accomplished and His vision realized.

    A cell ministry, or small ministry does not equal failure. God is concerned about His children growing into maturity. “That we be no more CHILDREN tossed to and fro…” So He set into place APOSTLES, EVANGLELIST, PASTORS AND TEACHERS for the WORK OF THE MINISTRY and the EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST!!!

    Let’s everyone stay focused on the main thing – and not allow slips, trips or falls of those we see on TV to lead, guide and direct us. Look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!

  3. star1

    Let’s review: Beat down, Choking Juanita almost to death and Stomping and Kicking her like a dog–that equals for Thomas Weeks—Jail Time and NO MORE MONEY!
    Amen -three times–lets move on. As for Juanita–you go girl! Turn this beat down into a Crown.

  4. debbie

    He said that he would kill her! COME ON…RECONCILE?? ARE YOU SERIOUS??????? Juanita, thank you for being the advocate for domestic violence and divorcing that demon!

  5. prophetess juanita my prayers goes out to you and your family, but in order to move on and do God’s will you have to forgive him, Bishop weeks know what he did was wrong, please don’t punish him by putting him in jail, you said that God will get the glory on TBN, then let God get it, and you don’t try and help God, it seems as if you are listening to other people opinion, and not hearing from God, a woman of God shouldn’t, hook up with a sinner, and talk about the abuse you went through with, God wants you to use it for his glory, to help abused women in the church, let the word take care of themselves, it seems as if this takes something away from you being the powerful anointed woman you are, you are putting your trust in man and not God, have a seminar etc. with women and men of the church, fast and pray, it’s very sad that this happened, but, the said many things will tangle i’ll feet ,but nothing will hold us, i’m a living witness, let God fight your battle don’t you try to do it, you’ll mess up every time, there’s an old song we sing sometimes, i got a telephone in my bosom and i can ring him up from my heart, stay away from the media they are looking for a stronghold to pull the saints down be blessed

  6. Bishop and Prophetess Weeks, I have prayed for you and I know you both have repented – God forgave – move on with your life – a righteous man’s steps are ordered by the Lord – your situation is no different from things we have read in God’s word and look where those people made it to – the bible. Be blessed!!! David was a murderer, Abraham lied about his wife, Moses was a murderer and so on, and so on, and so on.

  7. He sees the gravy train starting up again and he’s not on it.

    Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding…WE HAVE A WINNAH!

    I had to say something, because you took what I would have said. She who has the gold is making the rules, and since Juanita is the one with the Gold…;-)

  8. kellen

    Debbie and Star one???

    Typical woman! do you know the facts or just what you heard what happend? I agree they both need to step down exspecially her!

  9. Jacob

    I am not from the states but this has cause some effect on me that I prayed for the couple. We dont no what happens behind close doors, I agree with the comment of the two repenting. To Juanita stay out of the media I don’t agree with you acting as if nothing happened I don’t mind you being positive but you are falling back into the very same deseption of deceiving the masses, be honest about the hurt if it really did hurt. I was looking at a video you did with woman on the front line and you made a remark about when Bishop Weeks met you and what he met you with, that was not relervent and that was fleshy be careful I have seen great kings who walk with God and ended up in shambles. What Bishop Weeks did was not right but you who are spritual if a man finds him self in a fault restore that man.

  10. Our Bible says. ephesians 5:21-30 21 SUBMITTING YOURSELVES ON TO ANOTHER IN THE FEAR OF GOD. 22 WIVES, SUBMIT YOURSELVES INTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS, AS UNTO THE LORD.
    23 FOR THE HUSBAND IS THE HEAD OF THE WIFE, EVEN AS CHRIST IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH: AND HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE BODY.
    24 THERFORE AS THE CHURCH IS SUBJECT UNTO CHRIST, SO LET THE WIVES BE TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS IN EVERY THING.
    25 HUSBANDS, LOVE YOUR WIVES, EVEN AS CHRIST ALSO LOVE THE CHURCH, AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR IT;
    26 THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD,
    27 THAT HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT, OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING; BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH.
    28 SO OUGHT MEN TO LOVE THEIR WIVES AS THEIR OWN BODIES. HE THAT LOVETH HIS WIFE LOVETH HIMSELF.
    29 FOR NO MAN EVER YET HATED HIS OWN FLESH; BUT NOURISHETH AND CHERISHETH IT, EVEN AS THE LOR THE CHURCH:
    30 FOR WE ARE MEMBERS OF HIS BODY, OF HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES.

    and finally I would love to go on with this but to Include EPHESIANS 6:10-13

    10 finally, my brethren, be strong in the lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rullers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 wherfore take unto your the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    I would love to go on and on with this but afraid I might run out of space. BUT WE MUST STOP GIVING INTO TEMPTATION IN THIS LAST DAYS WITH EACH OTHER WE MUST REMEMBER THE DEVIL HAS BUT A SHORT TIME TO CREATE HAVOC WITH THE CHURCH. HE IS HERE TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY. USE THE ARMOUR THE LORD HAS GIVEN US.
    STOP JUDGEING ONE ANOTHER THEREFORE WE SHALL BE JUDGE.

  11. Sharon

    My heart reaches out to Dr. Bynum and Bishop Weeks during this very difficult time. We love you and your husband. As the Holy Word tells us:
    “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
    Galatians 6:2

    There are real burdens that threatening to collapse us. St. Paul insists there is a burden which you and I as Christians ought to carry, and even to carry gladly: the burden of someone dear to us who has taken a spill; “overtaken in a trespass” is how the apostle puts it. From time to time someone in our Christian community, someone among our friends, even someone in our family runs off the rails. He is caught in or confesses to behavior, which we find scandalous. What happens next to that person?
    Paul insists there is only one thing we are to do with such a person: “restore him in a spirit of gentleness”. But why should we bother to restore him at all, never mind restore him gently? Hasn’t he disgraced himself? Hasn’t she embarrassed the family? Hasn’t he brought a knowing smirk to the face of those who say that Christian faith is froth and phoniness? Then why should we bother to restore such a person?

    There are many reasons. In the first place, we are only one step away from the same spill ourselves. More likely half a step away! “Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted”, says the apostle. We must not think we possess a spiritual superiority, a moral superiority which makes us impervious to the very temptation which has overwhelmed our sister or brother. (Victor Shepherd September, 1996)

    Bishop Weeks III will be judged for his actions by God and by society. The nature course of Gods’ Sovernity.

    My sister, I never forget the beating the Son of God our Lord and Savior took to save the world and reconcile us to the Creator. If we are truly following Christ we get beatings also. Keep on talking about what has happened and keep on praying about what has happened! Yes God will use this for Good and his Glory!

  12. ms. Bynum is out of line, she is running to the world for acceptance, she has forgotten who brought her out, her and bishop should do as they preach and get behind close doors, repent to god and each other, and the public and move on, if they are preaching the god of abraham , isaac, and jacob this is what they will do. I love them both .

  13. Jose

    Bevann you have spoken with Wisdom. A man or woman of God is not afraid of humility. It is actually a magnificent thing and accepted by real Christians. I too love them and would desire to see them restored; having Jesus at the centre of their lives; dropping titles and the ‘church business attitude’ and really serving God.
    We continue to pray.

  14. Well, I will say this is the trying time. They both need JESUS IN THEIR LIFE.

    No body is perfect in life after all we are all human.

    Is a shocking, because I love both of them so much,and am always touch when I listen to them in TV.

    I pray that GOD ALMIGHT should restore u both.

    Remain bless.

  15. Pst Iphy Okonkwo

    I’ve always prayed for this moment. Juanita should remember the principle of forgiveness. Their reconciliation will give hope alot of people hoping that God can still restore their marriage. God will perfect what He has started.

  16. Its very sad when a marriage ends this way regardless whether the person is famous or a church man. What everyone needs is to step back and take a big deep breath!

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