An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That’s what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult. Miya Yamanouchi
Ashley and I were made aware of this situation in May. I wrote a post about the matter. Pastor Rashan Wilson Assaults the Mother of His Three Children While Claiming to Be Married to Another Women.
In that post I noted what appeared to be a relationship between the local SBC church which apparently shared their property with this pastor’s church. Since that time, it appears that the original SBC church is no longer functioning and we have heard that the congregation allegedly merged in with Impact Church. We have also heard that the pastor of Impact, the alleged father of these children, continues to preach even though he was reportedly asked not to do so.
Shortly thereafter, we made a request for financial help from the Charleston Baptist Association, the South Carolina Baptist Association and even approached some SBC leaders during convention in Birmingham. A Request to the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Charleston Baptist Association to Help a Single Mother
In that post we outlined the concerning aspects of this situation as well as what seems to us to be a relationship of some sort with the local Charleston Baptist Association. We were then informed by the South Carolina Baptist Convention that some funds were donated and given to a local church to distribute to Ms Johnson. We later discovered that the donation was $2000.
We are grateful that Shanaqua made the decision to keep these children which was difficult, given the dynamics of tis situation. It is particularly disturbing that a pastor, who is in a position of being a church leader, would allegedly engage in such behavior.
I spoke with Wade Burleson about this situation and he is supportive of our efforts to help Shanaqua and has promised a contribution.
Although TWW has committed to focusing on human trafficking and raising funds to help in that endeavor, this situation deeply troubled me. In general, we do not raise funds from individuals.
Please pray for the safety and well being of Shanaqua as she struggles to be the sole provider for her family.