UNTCI’s Co-Founder, Paul R. Weyant Jr. has been arrested and charged with several counts stemming from allegations of sexual abuse upon child(ren) under 12 yoa.
As the information was made public through the Local District Attorney’s Office, the local news affiliate has started reporting on it. We here at Home Office were alerted to the news and a request for an interview with the Prelate was granted. During that interview, the Prelate confirmed that Paul R. Weyant Jr. is one of the Co-Founders of this Ministry who resigned from leadership in 2016 to pursue secular interests. It was also confirmed that he has not been a rostered member of the UNTCI Fellowship in good standing since his resignation. No other information was given.
It now has come to our attention that these reporters have indeed reached out to the membership through email, and instant messaging requesting statements and additional “background” information.
As we are Christian and therefore great in mercy and grace, we simply remind the Fellowship of UNTCI and therefore of Christ, that we are to be gentle. Our own covenant and code requires we “speak well of this ministry to God and to men.”
Remember, “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth,
And adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (proverbs 16:23-24)
Please refer any journalist or reporter seeking further statements or confirmations to The Office of the Prelate (256) 262-3052.
None of this “news” affects our ministries in any way and has no bearing on where we stand now or where God’s will takes us in the future. All Ordinations, Certificates, Degrees, Diplomas and any other bona-fides, issued, granted, presented by or under the authority of UNTCI and it’s Ministries remains intact.
Let us remember our former Fellow in prayer, along with his family and friends as they struggle through these hardships – that the Lord who is our Rock and our Strength would be with them all.
By His Grace Alone,
Rev. Dr. C. Joseph Fifer, Prelate