Bishop Weeks bows to inevitable and won’t contest divorce

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Televangelist Juanita Bynum’s husband, accused of assaulting her, will not contest her petition for divorce after all, his attorneys said Thursday.

The Rev. Thomas W. Weeks III had held out hope that he and Bynum could reconcile even after she filed a petition for divorce Monday, but now “has come to the personal resolve, that if Juanita is insistent on a divorce, he will not stand in the way,” his attorneys said in a statement.

Bynum’s attorney Karla Walker said she is withdrawing a divorce petition filed in south Georgia’s Ware County, where Bynum has a home, and refiling the case in Gwinnett County, where Weeks lives.

Bynum, known for her message of female empowerment, claims Weeks choked, pushed and stomped on her in a hotel parking lot after an Aug. 21 meeting in which the couple failed to reconcile.

Weeks faces charges of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. He is free on $40,000 bond and is not allowed to have contact with Bynum.

Bynum, 48, is head of a dynamic ministry that also includes a gospel record label and seminar tours. She has sold thousands of motivational books, CDs and DVDs related to empowerment and marriage.

She has now emerged as a self-appointed “face of domestic violence” and has said she wants to be seen as a survivor, not a victim, of abuse.

Weeks, 40, is known to his followers as Bishop Weeks and is head of Global Destiny Ministries, based in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth. He co-wrote “Teach Me How to Love: The Beginnings” with Bynum, and the two wed in a million-dollar, televised ceremony in 2002. They have been estranged since June.

The developments of the past few weeks may have put things in perspective for Weeks regarding the relationship, his attorney Randy Kessler said Thursday, who added that his client will speak out Friday.

“He put the word out there, said he was open for reconciliation,” Kessler said. “I guess he got no positive response. At this point he’s not going to fight whether or not there’s going to be a divorce.”

It ain’t like he had grounds to contest the divorce, noway.

11 thoughts on “Bishop Weeks bows to inevitable and won’t contest divorce

  1. I think Weeks was reading blogs like yours, SB, and saw the writing on the wall.

    The minute he stepped in court and she said, “He stomped me in a parking lot in broad daylight” the judge would have ruled “petition of divorce granted” plus “No alimony for you, Bishop Weeks – hock some of those $2000 suits to raise money to live one”, which I would have paid money to have a seat in the court room to see.

  2. Deyvette

    I am not pleased to hear of divorce from anyone. Usually I’d say stay and make it work,but in this case where I am fond of Siser Bynum, I believe that my oppinion is biased, since I never liked Weeks, and I was confused with Bynum for selecting him. A “Man” does not hit a woman that way,and to stomp her, that isn’t the act of a “Man or Minister.” I’ve heard of pimps doing that sort of thing. If it looks like a pimp and acts like a pimp then it’s a pimp.

    Now, I suppose that I should look for his new television ministry with R Kelly in the pews and thousands of loyal followers in his ever increasing congregation. Oh Hey wait, that’s probably what the fight was about, him selling out and signing a contract with a “female minister” saying, ” I’ll do this with or without your approval, which of course he knows that she won’t approve. His green-eyed monster strikes (jealousy). Now, he get’s his 5 minutes of Jerry Springer fame. But, you know how those dastardly acts get’s all the attention. I WON’T BE AT THE OPENING OF THIS NEW SHOW OR “CHURCH.” YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO GET A SEAT EITHER. Ticket $75.00…. What if I’m right? This theory.

  3. I saw Ms Bynum at a conference and she was way out of line, she was preaching about how rich she is and how she went to tape a show in hollywood and how much people went nuts over her….she seems to have forgotten who raised her up, God was not mentioned, she did not seem like the same woman.I love them both and I hope they will repent like they both preach…

  4. donielle

    I discerned the same thing about ms. bynum every since she got married she did’nt have the yoke breaking anointing. I also discerned this about paula white and her husband.

  5. matt633

    WE AS CHRISTIANS SHOULD KEEP UP WITH WHAT IS GOING ON. HOWEVER WHEN WE START TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER IN THE CHURCH GOD IS DISPLEASED BECAUSE THE WORD SAYSWE SHALL BE JUDGED IN THE SAME MANNER THAT WE JUDGE OTHERS. I DO AGREE THAT IT IS TIME TO GET OVER THIS THIS IS NOT THEFIRST DV CAS AND IT WILL NOT BE THE LAST. WE DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY, LET’S UNITE IN PRAYER THATTHE LORD WILL HAVE HIS WAY IN THIS SITUATION AND GIVE THEM WISDOM AND HEALING. REMEMBER WE ARE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD SO LETS NOT HELP THOSE WHO CONTINUE GOSSIP,BACKBITE, AND TEAR THEM DOWN WITH THEIR WICKED TONGUES. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I DON’T WANT THE LORD TO HAVE TO JUDGE ME ON HOW I REACTED TO SOMEONE’S PERSONAL MATTER WHEN SOULS ARE GOING TO HELL, CHILDREN ARE DYING FROM STARVATION, ISRAEL IS UNDER ATTACK AND THE RAPTURE IS NEAR. MAY GOD HAVEMERCY ON ALL OF US!!!!1

  6. Ms I

    Remember people, These are real PEOPLE, though THEY ARE anoitned and appointed they still have issues.But GOD
    USES “CRACKED POTS” !!!! LIKE DAVID, MOSES, ETC… ETC…. PRAY AND OBEY THEN YOU WILL STAY!

  7. ELZABETH M. RHODAN

    If there was worship out there for the Lord like the ongoing worship for these two. How awesome that would be. God has allowed them to be abased that He may be exaulted. Let God be true and every man a liar. They were never married!

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