Following barely two months after Samuel Koranteng-Pipim’s resignation in disgrace following an affair with a person of unknown gender, Jim Hohnberger, another well-known proponent of perfection theology, has abruptly admitted to “inappropriate physical interaction” with a close associate and suspended his “ministry,” cancelling all speaking engagements.
From last month’s email:
What I am about to share with you is not what we came to the mountains for, it is not what we are about. Regrettably, I must confess my failure and ask each and every one of you for forgiveness. Over many years I grew very close with an individual that I came to know and work with, although there was no sexual intercourse there was inappropriate physical interactions. I humbly ask and hope you can find it in your hearts to please forgive me for discrediting the message that I preach and the hurt that this must cause to so many.
I have gone to my God, the one that I came here to find and I have asked Him for His forgiveness and His empowering grace to make me anew. He is taking me through true repentance and deep remorse and a brokenness I have never known before. Consequences have befallen me. I have withdrawn myself from ministry that I may spend the time needed in reflection, realistic self-evaluation, and getting direction from God and His Word.
You can browse his “discredited message” (his words, not mine!) on his resource page that seems to have not been taken down with the rest of his website. You can also buy an audio track or two produced with his “general manager” who we could presume he “came to know and work with” rather closely.
To be fair though, he says there wasn’t any sex. I guess whatever he did was better than what those Southern guys were caught doing. My questions: is there a stained “little blue dress” involved? A cigar? Also, who’s next?
Update: As of 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the homepage of Mr. Hohnberger’s ministry website is no longer showing an unavailable message.