Michigan Conference president Jay Gallimore writes, “I received a call from Dr. Pipim Monday [May 23] afternoon telling me that he was resigning from Michigan Conference and the ministry.”
Samuel Pipim, director of public campus ministries for the Michigan conference, helped to found Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC), led the opposition to the ordination of women, and authored a number of books supporting conservative readings of the Bible.
From his resignation letter:
This is to notify you of my resignation as Director of Secular Campus Ministry and the employment of the Michigan Conference. It is with great sorrow and shame that while in my overseas travels I had a moral fall. It was a temptation of a moment. While taking some precautions to guard the avenues to temptations, I did not take enough. I have made this right with God, my wife and family, and the person to the best of my ability.
Another conservative religious leader bites the dust following a sexual scandal. Sure, its not just conservative leaders that have these, but its particularly ironic when it comes from fundamentalist leaders who obsessively rail against what they consider “immorality.” Two questions. First: was it a man or a woman? Second: who’s next?
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