Information to UNTCI Ministries & Ministers from the Office of The Prelate

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

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Dr. Fifer is the Prelate of The United New Testament Church and President of it's ministry association UNTCI. He also serves as Provost and Head Administrator for UNTCI's Seminary Trinity Evangelical Christian University. He is a Pastor of a small country church, author, and teacher. He holds degrees in Theology, Ethics, and Divinity Studies with emphasis in Hermeneutics.

4 thoughts on “Information to UNTCI Ministries & Ministers from the Office of The Prelate

  1. Wow My first response was no possible way. Am sadden with this news. I hope and pray for his vindication and pray for the family.

    Additionally, Would hope our members respect Paul’s privacy. Thank you for sending this broadcast. M

  2. May GOD bless each persons involved with this incident.
    May GODS will be done.
    I have not spoken to Paul sense the 2012 convention in Alabama, but I have a lot of respect for the work he was involved in and I am sure that he and his family is saddened and hurting from this news.
    I find it difficult to believe ( I do not want to believe this ) Paul done wrong, but he is human and we know all are capable of sin.
    I pray that all goes well with the alleged victim and family.
    I pray that the truth be brought to light and that any wrongs be made write and amendments are acceptable to all parties.
    I pray that GOD be glorified.

  3. I am completely shocked. I would never have even… I find it hard to find the right words. It is a bit sobering since this is the third event of this type where I knew the person myself. However, it is not our place to make judgments or spread rumors. The scriptures are very clear and indeed we should resign ourselves to prayer.

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