When a woman comes to a pastor for spiritual counseling, you would think the the last thing on her mind is rape, right? Not so if you attend New Life Pentecostal Ministries in Catonsville. Its 62-year-old pastor, Roan Falkner Sr. stands accused of forcing a women to perform a sexual act during a spiritual counseling session.
Faulkner is the pastor of New Life Pentecostal Ministries. Police say he's refusing to discuss the incident, which happened in February, and investigators are concerned there may be other victims. He's being held on $300,000 bail.
Pastors + Power + Spiritual counseling = an opportunity for abuse. I wonder what his excuse will be?
Faulkner calls himself “Bishop” and his wife is called “Queen”. It looks like one of those family empire type churches where the pastor and wife are held up as special people. They tend to fall a lot harder once the charges of sexual excess start coming to light.