Embattled Nigerian Pastor and Founder of MINE Teens Ministry, Pastor Timi Adigun has apologized for his involvement in the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him.
Pastor Adigun’s misdemeanour was brought to the open when a Facebook User, Akan Imoh made an explicit post detailing how Pastor Timi Adigun, whose ministry was dedicated to advocating for sexual purity and teens and youth was having carnal knowledge of the teenage girls under his care.
He alleged that Pastor Timi closed down the church he founded after his sexual relationships were discovered. He regretted that instead of repenting and apologizing for his misdeeds, he just closed down the church and moved to another area to found another one.
But in a letter published today, Pastor Timi Adigun admitted to the allegations stated none of the women he had a sexual relationship with was a minor.
He added that his wife was not aware of his actions and he has apologized to her and his family. he said further that he has also apologized to the women involved and they had forgiven him at different times.
Read the full letter below:
MY PUBLIC APOLOGY
My name is Timi Adigun. I have been called out on social media platforms and this is my
want to say I AM DEEPLY SORRY to everyone my actions and inactions have hurt at this time The truth is, I was involved in inappropriate behaviour with females over a couple of years. I went against the sexual purity message. I preach and believe in and I AM SO SO SORRY. I failed those of you who look up to me. Please find a place in your hearts to forge me.
I want to humbly state that there was no sexual intercourse with any, none was a minor, and my wife did not know about these actions while they happened have apologized to God, my wife, my in-laws, my family and some ministry members. I am here APOLOGIZING PUBLICLY
I have apologised several times to ALL the ladies involved and also apologised to some family members. The final apology came in September when I sent voice note apologies to ALL OF THEM for taking advantage of their trust in me and they all, at different times, accepted my apology
This call-out was more from ministry leaders who had had clashes with me at different times and used the occasion of this knowledge to get back at me, hence the use of the ministry’s Twitter Handle
Once again, I AM SO SORRY FOR MY WRONGS I am 100s open and faithful to my wife now and I know deep within that I have repented. Please give me an opportunity to prove so. And yes, I believe in sexual purity and I hope to be a worthy example, again, soon enough. I had stepped down in October from ministry and church. I only maintained a fellowship for the people that still wanted me to teach them the WORD. So, it is a fellowship running in the interim, not a church as at now,
Then I also came back on social media prematurely and I apologize. I would be off until January when I am restored to the pulpit.
To MINE Family members across the world, I AM SORRY. To the Christian Community globally, I AM SORRY. To people of other faiths, I AM SORRY. To Nigerians, I AM SORRY. Please forgive me! Please find it in your hearts to do.