Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Records Have Been Released

The records have now been released for the upcoming court case. This has been long awaited.
It will now be exposed as you will read in the article below.

Notice Hank Coxe statement in the article. Doesn't sound like he has much of a defense to offer up.
Hank Coxe, said: "We look forward to getting to the courtroom to see if this information can be reconciled with other information we have."
Sounds like the information speaks for itself to me.

Read the Florida Times Union article here:
http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/080608/met_314190357.shtml

Also the Local News reports here:
http://www.cbs47.com/content/topstories/story.aspx?content_id=2da1ac73-46f3-4ad0-a2b3-b779ea28c483

http://www.news4jax.com/news/17108071/detail.html

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is very unfortunate! As I think about this, it appears that DG's addiction was more powerful than reason. Why would he be willing to give up all of the blessings in his life to sleep with "little girls?"

However, as it relates to the Deacons wives, I have just a little different take. While it is true that as the pastor, DG should have been more godly and an example to the flock, these women are in no way innocent!

I am willing to put my life on this statement: there is a great chance that these women were already promisucous! No one can seduce you, not even the great DG, if you don't want to be seduced!

Any suggestions that these women were taken advantage of, seduced, were weak because their husbands didn't pay attention to them, is all hogwash! These women lusted after this man, and when he made his move, they were willing.

No, these two young children were taken advantage of plain and simple, and DG should have to pay the price.

Anonymous said...

I agree what you are saying. I'm not saying these women don't have some kind of accountability but some of these women went to him for counseling. When someone you are seeking help from sees you vulnerable , week and in a bad place he should be held at a higher standard.

dfsa said...

I read the article and I felt DG loved his addiction more than life itself.

It like: you are walking in front of fast running semi truck, but the rush is far greater so you keep on walking.

When a person is weak and vulnerable; they are really in a bad place.

Then you have a counselor to help you. A counselor is someone you trust, someone you let your guard down, someone you believe that has you best interest. this person now knows all your weakness, faults, secrets and your needs. They know how to get to you. A predator knows the game. You do not know it's happening when you have problems or a person in a higher position to affect your life.

It's really not a great place to be. It is not right and that is way there is laws against this type of stuff. Thank God.

Anonymous said...

I heard DG is at St Timothy on Biscayne, preaching again. Does anyone know if that's true?

Anonymous said...

I heard that also. If it is true, SHAME on their leadership and the pastor. If I were a member there, I would take my children and run for the hills!

Anonymous said...

Yes its true he is preaching on Weds nights. Newbill felt that since it was just charges, until he was proven guilty, he could preach. Nevermind that charges were based on evidence that incriminated him.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:34 - ALL of the women involved, as well as the two teens, are innocent of any wrongdoing. The deacon at Shiloh who confessed to knowing about what was happening (see previous post) believes the women involved are victims. And I agree. ALL of the women were victims. None were willing participants. Even if they wanted to seduce DG in the beginning, it was his responsibility to stop the women--something he apparently did not do. No, DG took advantage of women and children in his congregation(s) time and time again.

Anyone who knows anything about sexual abuse will tell you that when a person in a position of power over another takes advantage of that person, then the person was victimized. It's like a doctor or psychologist taking advantage of a patient; or a teacher taking advantage of a student.

The only difference is that in our country we have "separation of church and state" laws that prohibit prosecution in clergy sexual abuse cases. The only recourse an adult victim has is a possible civil lawsuit against the pastor (and church). Even with a civil suit, it's still very difficult to win a civil case because of the lack of laws in the victim's favor.

In other words, for the most part, members of the clergy in our country are "allowed" to sexually assault members of the laity who are over the age of 18. Pastor predators are, unfortunately, free to prey on women in our churches with little, if any, accountability for their actions.

Unless churches and denominations take action against clergy sexual abuse to protect women and children (and men in some instances), then clergy sexual abuse will only continue to propagate, as it has for far too long.

Sharon Rose

dfsa said...

Well said Sharon Rose, well said.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sharon,

Well said. If you have never been in that position its easy to say this or that. Me being in that position once, knows what it feels like. I never desired him physically. It was only when I sought counseling and he played on my emotions. Everybody has the need of being loved and appreciated. If you say you don't have that need, you'll lie about other stuff too.

When I asked him how his wife would feel about it, he dodged the question and at some point asked me if I would marry him. It was then I snapped out of it and said wait one minute, he's already married and he's saying these things to me! It would be years before I forgave him but none-the-less he is still as smooth as ever with the help of people hiding and protecting him.

God is not sleep. He has Hank but God is the supreme judge and DG will be sentenced. I pray he confess soon and not humiliate himself and his family in a public trial. Geez what more evidence does he have to see!

Anonymous said...

I am not buying into the "exclusive victim" tidbit. While I do understand that persons in positions of authority can have influence, the bottom line is the women had choices!

Again, the women had choices! I am convinced that some, not all, were willing participants! How does some little short, insecure man wreck havoc on women the way DG did? Some of the women were easy pickens because they desired the encounter!

Anonymous said...

Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!Anyone hear that rattling noise? It's the Lake Butler Prison All Men Symphony Orchestra hitting spoons against their cell bars! Darroll Gillard is holding on for dear life, and possibly will pay dearly for making all the agressive fellas wait so long to become addicted to him!
May God have mercy on his soul, but his body belongs to the Florida DOC!

Anonymous said...

ANON August 7, 2008 2:00 PM

Have you ever said you would never do this or that and found yourself doing or thinking of doing it? Oops, I guess not, you've been in every situation known to man and you know the feelings associated with every situation imagineable. DG gave money and paid for things, sorta like a sugar daddy.

If you don't have money and someone helps you financially and strokes your emotional needs, its not about looks and height, get real.

Anonymous said...

anon 4:11 PM

I'm with you!

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...
I believe we have all acknowledged that there are some women who had unpure motives and pursued Darrell. From some of the stories I have been told, there was quite a "following" of some women that knew of his affairs. Whatever reason they decided to pursue him is a totally seperate matter.

Also, from what I have been told, this happened after he gained quite the reputation for being flirtatious with attractive new members - he would pursue them. I am not excusing these women's behavior, but do you not agree that the (married) Pastor should hold a very high standard? Women flirt with Pastors and men in authority all over the world - this is totally wrong, but it happens - this is not an open door for that man to go ahead and sin.

I believe there are some circumstances that are completely seperate from the real problem here. Darrell didn't usually pursue the ones who were flagrantly open to his advances, he left them hanging in his trail. His game is to pursue the ones who did not see it coming - the ones who were really in church for the right reasons, who were serving and also those in need of Godly counsel from their Pastor.

I have been told several stories of women who were teachers or leaders - Darrell would compliment their service to the Lord/the church, it would seem innocent, then another compliment, then another, before you know it he would ask them to come by his office for a "little kiss". They usually told him what the Bible says, or basically "are you kidding me" - he then decides what to do based on the response. Do you think that is appropriate or that these women wanted this? No, they didn't see it coming. Some other women would go for counseling - available at any church you attend but note, most respectable pastors never counsel alone for both protection of false claims and accountability for themselves. When you go for counsel, you should recieve Godly wisdom, help and support. Darrell used this as a way to find the woman's weaknesses and needs and use this as a way to make her feel close to him and then vulnerable. Many times he made the problems with their spouses out to be much larger than they were, convincing them that they were getting a raw deal and deserved so much more - and hey, he is right there available to "help them out". He preys on women and girls. He does not wait for them to come fall at his feet, he goes after them. That is a predator, and that is a problem.

How about this young girl, her parents took her to the Pastor to submit to his leadership for help. They hoped he could help them. Instead, he begins to groom her and find out what she needs to hear, then complimenting etc... before you know it, she is in a dark room with a man that represents God to her and she is stripped of innocence. She did not go there looking for this, she may not have even wanted to go in the first place, but her parents wanted to help her - how do you think they feel now? Do you know that when a child is molested it creates insecurities and confusion? Problems that may follow her the rest of her life? She has now been taught by a leader (a Pastor of all things) that it is o.k to talk dirty to him on the phone, to be unfaithful to your spouse, to do things that were once not even yet known by her. THIS IS SO WRONG! This young girl should not have any of these thoughts in her head and yet they were put there by her Pastor.
And there were many more young girls with this SAME story - they do not want to be known, they wish it would all just go away, or their parents won't allow them to talk, or they were bought by Darrell. This is what he hopes for, he won that round.

This man has mastered this. He has had years of practice. The women that fell prey to this were victims. Not all were completely innocent (based on intent) but that does not in any way excuse his role, his pursuit, or his victimization.
He needs to be stopped - we all need to tell our stories and come together as a strong opposing force. Do not be ashamed, do not hide, do not carry this with you any longer. Lay down the burden and the shame - let God break the chains of bondage and set you free.
For the fathers not allowing their daughters to talk, for the husbands wanting their wives to remain silent, to the leaders who are still keeping secrets - you are hindering the healing. Remaining silent only creates a larger void and more pain. Satan uses it against you to keep you in shame and knowing you hold a dark secret. He wants you to remain in shame and therefore weak, so does Darrell - in fact, he is counting on it!

August 7, 2008 9:34 AM

Aj.Jordan said...

I think the new pastor is going to have to try to find who the others leaders are in the church that help protect the former pastor and remove them from leadership role.They have cause great embarrassment
to Jesus and the church.I believe that shiloh need a fresh start.It is time to separate the wheat from tares.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:00 - The women who were victimized by DG did not have the choice once he got them alone for "counseling." Their choice was stripped from them by a man who manipulated them, even entrapped them into a relationship with him.

Thank you, Tiffany, for telling the truth about many of DG's women victims, that they were women going to church for the right reasons.

And the parents of the teen who trusted DG to be their pastor did so for the right reasons. My heart goes out to them; I understand their pain as my husband and I put our daughter into a "Christian" daycare where she was abused when she was two. We were heartsick when we found out. It has been a nightmare dealing with the effects of the abuse as she has grown up.

We should be able to believe and trust that pastors are godly men, not perpetrators waiting to pounce on innocent congregants.

dfsa said...

What part of this some are unable to see?

You have someone in the position of power and supposedly to be a man of GOD, a leader of 5000 or more, a counselor and in charge of many people and things.

I do not care if some women lost their minds and maybe even was wanton. What is trying to get overlooked here is that there was corruptions from the top to the bottom. DG did not act accordingly to GOD wishes. Though he's a man, if he was that weak, he should have step down long time ago. No, he even had the Deacons and others to help him. Due to his position over others, it gave him power over them.
I tell you, any man that thinks he is God, you have bigger problems coming.

You people want to talk about the women, right?

What about the men in positions that help create the environment for this monster?
What about the disrespect to other relationship, not even talking about the lack to his own?
What is your boss or doctor or therapist, or even lawyer, that you depend on for support or help, make a squeezes on you? So are you making good money? Are you hungry, do you have a broken heart, or are you lying in bed because of sickness. What if everything you own depend on those doctors, boss, lawyers and etc. Are you saying they would be right, even if you think they are ok looking (Which I do not think that about DG) and they can screw you up. Is that ok?

Now, I getting ready to upset your thoughts, Are you saying it's ok for a father to let his daughter or son desire him sexually? Is it ok for a Father to want his children that kind of way? Ok, his children is grown. You know, he knows me, he's the head, I believe in him, he wants me to have the best, he will take care of me, if no one loves me, I know he does. You grown right? Are you trying to say, it is ok for a father to desires and have his children in a sexual manner?

What now, it's the children fault for the sins of the father! The children should feel shame and thrown to the wolves.

It is never right for any man of GOD in leadership position to do that. Just like it is never ok for a parent to hurt a child. I don't care. GOD WORK IS GOD BUSINESS and it is the same always.

He destroyed relationships, children, women and men.

If you want to look at anything, look at all the innocent blood that got shed or damage due to what has happen. He had ample amount of times to self correct. But the sin in him would not allow that then and even now. Just purely selfish and arrogant.

Do you think he's entitle to all the things he has been doing for years. It really tears my heart. I hope you will never ever be put in leadership position or trusted position and think you do not have to restraint yourself or help others to do the same.

Why get marry? For show or to please someone. Either way, you are lying because it about the Lord and between a husband and wife. The husband must love his wife.

I think I said enough. DG hurt me too because he hurt my family with all this crazy crap. I have been talking to be about becoming Christians and they always had an excuse. I felt they was softening to the idea and then all this! Now, they looking at me, like I told you so, that is why I not going. The crooks hiding there. See, See.

Do not tell me, it's ok or he is less the Blame. My predator, when I was two to a certain age. His wife said we was in a relationship. I did not know what a relationship was. When I did start fighting back, I was whip with a skinny branch over and over. I was label a bad child. I am still label today at 50. He got more protection then and now than I did. I go to GA, they say something and it’s an insult. How to you forget or stop hurting, when the who committed the crime is looked upon better and it’s seems as you are predator.

All, I knew, is that I suppose to trust him, learn from him, he support to have protected me. He support to care for me like a real parent to a child. He sure have wanted the best for me. No, he destroyed me.


I am not feeling good. My heart breaks so much hearing about this. It is so unbelievable how people think and defend predators or an abuser.

Lord have your way. I trust in you only, not man. You will not be mocked or put to shame. You will protect. You will not be made a liar by anyone. You are God and there is none other! You will take care of yours and the innocent. You know the heart, the pain and confusion. Show your people who is GOD and show them the way. Purified and cleanse. Bring peace and healing. Stop satan NOW and Let GOD! In Jesus Name, Amen.

There has never been a division here on these grounds and no ugly head to hurt anyone or defend DG will succeed.

Let’s stay focus, God will not be mocked or made a liar.

You want to hurt people even more. Damage is already done. You can not hurt them more than they are already feeling. Abuse is abuse, no matter which way you slice, dice or chop it.

Innocent blood, do you want it on your hand too.

dfsa(s) said...

August 7, 2008 2:00 PM

Have you been in the military?
Have you been raped?
Have a smooth no good for nothing con you?

Just curious. It's easy to find a way to see faults and protect a predator I guess.

I will say again:

There has never been a division here on these grounds and no ugly head to hurt anyone or defend DG will succeed.

Let’s stay focus, God will not be mocked or made a liar.

You want to hurt people even more. Damage is already done. You can not hurt them more than they are already feeling. Abuse is abuse, no matter which way you slice, dice or chop it.

Innocent blood, do you want it on your hand too?

God will not be mocked or put to shame, believe me you!!!

rod hendrix said...

For those defenders of Darrell who think that just because a man(DG)is a Pastor that God has called him. Please explain what JESUS meant when He warned of WOLVES in SHEEP clothing in Matt.7:15. Who are the false Christ and false prophets JESUS' mentioned in Matt.24:5,11,24? The Apostle Paul urged the Ephesus Elders night and day for three years about GREVIOUS WOLVES and men teaching PERVERSE(distorted) things infiltrating their Church; Who were these interlopers?[Acts 20:28-31].The Corinthian Christians were alerted to men who were masquerading as MINISTERS of rigtheous when in fact they were proxies of Satan who was himself presenting himself as an ANGEL of LIGHT.Who are they?[2Cor.11:3,13-15].Paul warned the Christians in Galatia of dangerous men who were distorting the Gospel,and condemned those false teachers[Gal:7-9].GOD GAVE TRUE PREACHERS to counter the false so that the Ephesus believers would not be "TOSSED TO AND FRO,with every wind of doctrine(Teaching),by the SLEIGHT of men,and cunning craftiness,whereby they lie in wait to DECEIVE"[Eph.4:14]. The Colossians were in danger of being lead away "through philosophy(et.Psychology) and vain deceit,after the traditions of MEN,and not after CHRIST[Col.2:8].The Holy Spirit discloses in Scripture of "doctrines(Teachings) of demons" being perpetrated by HYPOCRITICAL LIARS(Preachers)who have NO(DG) conscience[1Tim.4:1] Timothy was charged to preach the Word because a time was coming when people would not LISTEN TO SOUND DOCTRINE,but chose teachers(Preachers) who will tell them what they want to hears versus what they need to hear.[2Tim.4:14]. Titus was informed to deal with "many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers(PREACHERS);who mouths must be stopped,who SUBVERT whole houses,teaching things which they ought not,FOR FILTHY LUCRE'S SAKE[Titus 1:10-11].Peter gets in on the action by warning the early Christians and those today of FALSE TEACHERS INFILTRATING the Church and teaching "FEIGNED"(plastos;plastics;false,watered-down)words to make merchandise(gain,money) of the people[2Pet.2:1-3].Finally the bond-servant Jude counciled the believers to "earnestly contend(battle) for the faith(truth) which was ONCE delivered to the saints". Why this warning "For there are certain MEN(false teachers)CREPT IN UNAWARES"[Jude 4]. Lets put to rest this NONSENSE that just because a man is a pastor or preacher that it was God who called him. Many are called by Satan,money,power,prestige,sex or other selfish reasons. This also believe that I have only given you a small sampling of what the Bible warns about deceptive men like Darrell Gilyard posing as Prophets,Apostles,Pastors,Teachers,and Evangelist,the Bible is replete with these references.We are commanded to be Berean Christian and "SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES DAILY,whether those things be so".[Acts 17:11].That means that you examine every thing taught by me or anyone else by the written Word of God(THE BIBLE).Also the responsibility of a Pastor is to protect the people of God over which HE has been made the overseer; To feed the flock of GOD which HE has purchase with HIS ON BLOOD.This DEVIANT Darrell on the other-hand has victimized,scattered and brought ill-repute to the Name of Christ(Rom.2:24),shown no remorse,nor has he asked any victim or anyone for forgiveness for his crimes against God and His Saints for-over 22+ years.Now God will have His ordained government deal with Mr.Gilyard when he should have been dealt with long ago by His ordained Church and it's leaders.Finally God didn't call Darrell to preach and pastor; DARRELL CALLED DARRELL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

anon 8/7/08 9:18 PM Jesus said "Let the wheat and the tares grow together..." and he would do the separating at harvest time. There was a reason for that. Do you know more than Christ?

rod hendrix said...

Open sin in the Church is to be dealt with quickly[1Cor.5:1-5].Some tares are not obvious;But when they mature and reveal themselves to be tares(et.D.G.and some leaders),they are to be dealt with swiftly.Many at Shiloh know exactly who the Darrell enablers(leaders)are.Therefore A.J.Jordan(8-7-08 9:18pm)is correct,they need a fresh start not only with a new Pastor but cleaning house;removing all the known culprits from positions of authority who allow Darrell to run amok.If these Men and women are not removed they as Paul stated in 1Cor.5:6 will hinder and influence the new Pastor.That's unless they have truly repented to God and display it thru Christ centered actions[Matt.7:20].

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Thank you Pastor Rod!!!

Darrell liked to preach "touch not thine anointed" he knew how to twist scripture to benefit himself. You must stop and think about that, was he even anointed? The Bible states as Pastor Rod has stated, that there will be false prophets. Look at all of the chaos he has created for the church. He really needs help.

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Thank you Pastor Rod!!!

Darrell liked to preach "touch not thine anointed" he knew how to twist scripture to benefit himself. You must stop and think about that, was he even anointed? The Bible states as Pastor Rod has stated, that there will be false prophets. Look at all of the chaos he has created for the church. He really needs help, he is sick.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Rod - No argument with you, my brother. But here is the point: 1 Cor 5:1-5 deals specifically with sexual immorality in the church (an incestuous relationship, no less), not false brethern (tares in Matt 13). The one is an issue of church discipline while the other deals with the world (not the church) and the end result for hypocrites masquerading among true believers at the time of final judgment. "Text out of context is pretext for proof text".

dfsa said...

Rod Hendrix, where is your worship home and what time is service?

rod hendrix said...

Anon 8/08/08 12:41pm Sin is sin my brother and whether there sinning Christians as in 1Cor.5 or unbelievers masquerading as Christians such as Judas;Once they have been revealed they are to be dealt with using the same principles of Church discipline.If they are true believers they hopefully will repent and get right with God.If they are unbelivers maybe they will cry for salvation.But whatever;These men and women in authority who enabled Darrell to prey on women and children should be removed for their positions if they have not repented of this terrible sin so as not to influence(leaven)the new Pastor and the congregation.Remove the sin from the camp.Thats context!!!

rod hendrix said...

Dfsa the name of my minisrty is Word of Life Community Church at 2424 Orchard St.three blocks north off Mcduff ave.You are always welcomed.Bible study is at 9:00am and the main service starts at 10:30am.Thanks for your interest.

Aj.Jordan said...

I was thinking about some issues today concerning shiloh.It seems to me that the formal pastor and the leadership&some staff members was more interested in quality of life(salaries)that are being paid and reputation of the church,more then our spiritual growth in the LORD.It is really a shame because so many come to Lord wanting to change their lives,and when things such as these issue come to the light it can effect our spritual life(especially those who are new to the fatih and the church)Remember what the bible says,Jhn4:23- those who worship him,must worship him in spirit and truth,I guess the formal pastor and the leadership forgot to read that verse?
Shiloh we must remember what the word says,so when things are not right we will know what to look for.(2nd Tim 2:15-
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.That is our best defense for battles and disappointments in this walk with JESUS.

dfsa said...

Thanks Rod Hendrix

Anonymous said...

"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be the king, as supreme, or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well (1 Peter 2:13,14).

Kay said...

I believe that all these women are victims. Do not continue to abuse them by saying it is their own fault. Let me remind you that if this man (DG) wasn't doing these kinds of things they (the women) could not have ended up in the position they did. He was in a position of authority and power and spiritual leadership. These grown women are ALL victims. Whether they see themselves that way are not. And dfsa I agree with you that it could not have been physical stature (have you seen him with that jacket off?) Many were deceived and betrayed by this their "pastor" and many got caught up into his web of deceit, some were even assaulted and mocked. A lot of women here have given insight about how this happened to them. Still a few cannot resist laying blame at their feet. Whether they sought him out or not they were still his victim. He absolutely failed them repeatedly. Were they in a position of authority over him? As a clegyman he abused his power and used it wrongly. Hence, Clergy... Sexual... Abuse. There is a long column on this blog about CSA and how it operates. It is not as simple as some woman seeking him out esp. if he's offering money and compliments etc. That's all part of the process.

Anonymous said...

I still say that adult women have a choice in the matter about who they get involved with. I know men with a lot more looks,power, money and authority that I have been able to say no to. If you don't want his phone calls, everyone has caller ID, then don't answer the phone when he calls. If you don't want to go to his office for a kiss, then don't drive your car over there. Resist the devil and he will flee, if you resist DG, he knows you aren't interested and he will move on to the next one. Just because he is in a position of power doesn't mean that your standards, morals, integrity and self-esteem go out the window, DG is not all that. Again, I am talking about SOME of the adult women, not the teens.

Anonymous said...

I still say that adult women have a choice in the matter about who they get involved with. I know men with a lot more looks,power, money and authority that I have been able to say no to. If you don't want his phone calls, everyone has caller ID, then don't answer the phone when he calls. If you don't want to go to his office for a kiss, then don't drive your car over there. Resist the devil and he will flee, if you resist DG, he knows you aren't interested and he will move on to the next one. Just because he is in a position of power doesn't mean that your standards, morals, integrity and self-esteem go out the window, DG is not all that. Again, I am talking about SOME of the adult women, not the teens.

Anonymous said...

To Anons 12:01 & 12:09 - READ what Kay had to say right about your comments. Then read Sharon Rose's comment (Aug 7, 12:57). Then read Tiffany's comment (Aug 7, 9:34). Tiffany, Kay and Sharon (and many others on this blog site) understand that this is clergy sexual abuse. All of the adult women involved are victims.

As for the women who are blaming themselves in some way for what happened. It is normal for victims of sexual abuse to take on the responsibility for the abuse. Even women who are battered by their husbands often times blame themselves as a means of explaining what happened to them; but that does not negate the fact that their husbands are abusers. It is no different here. Women who try to blame themselves for what happened are trying to make some kind of sense out of what happened to them. That doesn't mean they weren't abused.

This is called "false guilt." Any woman who still blames herself for what DG did to her needs to recognize that her feelings of guilt are false. She was victimized.

Anonymous said...

I still stand by my comment that SOME of these women were not abused. If, as an adult, you felt abused or raped, why not go to the police. Notice that I did not say the church leadership. Those things are a crime, why not report it as such when you feel someone has violated you. Maybe I think different from most women but it just makes sense to me.

You already know that he is married. As an adult you should already know that like any other married man that does this, he is not looking to divorce his wife to be with you, he wants to cheat, so how do you get caught up in that? Men compliment me every day but it doesn't make me want to accept their advances and run off with them to do unsavory things.

I am not excusing his behavior but some of the adult women need to stop acting like they were TOTALLY powerless to do or say anything just because he was a pastor.

Anonymous said...

To the last Anonymous poster, I am TOTALLY in AGREEMENT with YOU! SOME of the women wanted DG as much much, if not more, than DG wanted them! Plain and simple. End of story!

I am even willing to believe that many of these same women are STILL getting busy with men whom they should not be with! I'm not being critical or cynical; I am stating a fact as it relates to these so-called victims!

Anonymous said...

O.k.So who cares if the women wanted him or not,they made their choices and it was not against the law.This blog was started because this sick pervert started going after young girls, you all are spending so much time focused on these grown women and who they were or weren't sleeping with,no wonder he was able to turn his focus to little girls,some of you should be very ashamed of yourselves!

Anonymous said...

One Deacon stated he knew about his issues but he prayed that he would change. What does that say to the congregants who were abused.

I can't say what I'd do as I have not been in that situation. I ahve learned over the years is you can't say what you would not or would do if you were the other person.

I interested in seeing what excuse Hank Cox will come up with for each of the pieces of evidence shared thus far.

I am praying that God touches Hank's heart and mind on this case since he goes to church and seems to have a belief.

I pray that he does not take truth and try to deminish it just to protect DG. I pray he gets DG to take a plea vs. going to trial.

Kay said...

I choose to air on the side of these women who are victims whether they hold some responsibility or not. Only they know if he beguiled them or betrayed them innocently. It's up to them to confess and repent if they fall into another category. Irregardless no matter what they were still victimized by this man because he overstepped his bounds.

The reason I feel this way is summed up in James 3:1 which says, "My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation." One should not enter into the office of pastor or preacher lightly. You will be held to a higher standard.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:19pm, thank you for your honesty. I too can't say what I would do. I have not been in that situation before. Of course I would like to say adamantly what I would do but none of us can say that. We hope, we pray but if you're honest you don't know. Most of us have lived long enough to prove to ourselves that we can do things that we never in a million years thought we could. And by the way, I'm talking about Christians. Thank God we can confess our sin and He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9). We don't have to stay in the muck and mire. We can get up, repent, brush ourselves off and keep going. That is what Darrell Gilyard can do too even now or receive salvation, whatever applies. Of course there are consequences for all of us when we sin but there is also forgiveness.

I do not know every nuiance of CSA so I may be incorrect to, in any way, shape, or form, imply that some women may hold even a small percentage of responsibility. I just feel badly about any woman betrayed by a pastor.

Kay

Aj.Jordan said...

Lets ask ourselves this qustion. what is God(Jesus) teaching us and showing us in all of this.Because their is a reason.so lets ask him! so christ can get the glory.This is not just about DG is also about our relationship with Jesus.

Anonymous said...

aj.jordan
What I have learned is that the bible is truer to me than I ever thought. Wolf's in sheep clothing, sin will take you farther than you ever wanted to go and keep you longer than you ever expected to stay.
I've learned that we really do have choices and have free will. If DG, knowing the bible as he does and not taking the way of escape provided by the Father, then any of us can be in the same boat should we decide to take that route.

God has used this to show a lot about sin nature (some people like Shiloh's Asst Pastor called it a mistake). DG did not commit a mistake, he sinned against God and violated the law of the land.

Anonymous said...

I have read this Blog in silence for quite some time. Tiffany has done an excellent job reminding most of the sins of Gilyard. I was the one that sat in the room with Gilyard as the women paraded in with their stories of sexual abuse. It amazes me that people still blame the victim somehow about the sexual conduct of Gilyard. Gilyard is a sexual predator. I have that certification from Texas that dealt with this kind of individual, most of you don't. You continue to give advice in areas that you have no training. Some of the Biblical is weak at best. Sorry to sound so rough. I dealt with all the stuff in Texas about Gilyard, I know him well. You all are the next round of victims of a long trail of a demonic being. I sat with Gilyard privately by orders of Paige Patterson. Gilyard is a sexual predator that hides among the church people to satisfy his gross sexual appetite.

Sincerely,
Don Simpkins

Kay said...

Don Simpkins

I appreciate your comments here. You are an expert in these cases. A lot of us say what we think but you know about DG first-hand and his cycle of abuse. How burdened you must have felt seeing him continue on as he did.

Anonymous said...

Kay,
I pray that God will put a stop to Gilyard. The problem could be solved with the Believers of Jesus Christ. Gilyard would never darken the doors of the church again. It is no surprise that all that enter the church doors are not believers. Gilyard and the likes of him and his friends will always look for a way to bring down the church. He was a sexual predator in 1991 and it has escalated to children. As believers we have the duty to expose and excommunicate such people from the church. I had a private organization that assisted CASA and the courts with abused children like children. I truly believe there is something demonic about Gilyard. I don’t use the tem demonic lightly but I never met a person like him. Gilyard is the smoothest talking person I have ever met. He could charm a bird out of a tree. These women were seduced by a professional predator. He continues to be a threat to women and children alike. Your State Attorney General needs your support and prayers to come up such a demonic influence.

Don Simpkins

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Thank you Mr.Simpkins for your steadfastness in this case. Thank you for being willing to stand up and speak out.
We are all concerned about the power surrounding this man. It is truly scary.

Anonymous said...

I believe Prov 24:19-20
19 Don’t fret because of evildoers;don’t envy the wicked.
20 For evil people have no future;
the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

Lady T

rod hendrix said...

Thanks Mr.Simpkins for your candid revelations.I was A member of Shiloh for nearly 8 years.And in confronting him after finding out of multiple sexual offenses,twisting of scripture,removing a minister from preaching because he preached the truth,abusing his position by demeaning people,et.al.I came too the same conclusion as you years before his latest crimes and before I even read your accessments of him that Darrell was POSSESS by a demon or demons.In my nearly 54-years of life Darrell is by far the most EVIL PERSON I HAVE EVER MEET and I mean EVER.

Christa Brown said...

"I sat with Gilyard privately by orders of Paige Patterson."

Don Simpkins: Thank you again for the courage and candor of your video comments, and for your outreach to Gilyard survivors. I mentioned you in my own recent blog posting on the history between Gilyard and Patterson - http://stopbaptistpredators.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-many-does-it-take.html.

Anonymous said...

"[DG] could charm a bird out of a tree. These women were seduced by a professional predator. He continues to be a threat to women and children alike."

Mr. Simpkins - Thank you for telling it like it is. And thank you for your courage in standing up to even the likes of Paige Patterson who was deaf and blind to the women DG has hurt.

The importance of this case is not just what DG did to two teenage girls--as atrocious as that is--it is that DG was allowed by a religious system and a government to harm many, many women throughout his illustrious career as a pastor. DG is an oxymoron to the faith.

This case brings out the shame of the church and its leaders who have fumbled in caring for the flock. The Deacon who confessed said it all: "Nobody ever thought it would come to this. He was bringing in the bacon. We left him alone...I never thought so many people would get hurt." I'm glad this man finally had the courage to confess, but...that's shameful.

This case brings out the inadequacies of our great country's laws in preventing sexual predators from using the sacred office of the clergy to prey upon innocent women and children. If it were against the law for a pastor predator to sexually abuse adult women in church, then DG could have more easily been stopped a long time ago.

My prayer is not only with the SA in handling this case to make sure DG is stopped, but that this case will open the eyes of many that clergy sexual abuse includes ADULTS as well as children. And that good people, like Mr. Simpkins, Pastor Rod Hendrix, Tiffany, Kay, and others, will take a stand to prevent this from happening to women in the church.

Church should be a safe place for ALL to come to worship God, and have fellowship with other believers. Church leaders are in trusted positions, and must be held accountable if they are found to be untrustworthy.

Sharon Rose

Christa Brown said...

"The importance of this case is not just what DG did... it is that DG was ALLOWED by a religious system and a government to harm many, many women throughout his illustrious career... This case brings out the shame of the church and its leaders who have fumbled in caring for the flock."

Sharon, you got that exactly right. DG was ALLOWED to keep moving on from church to church, hurting more and more women, families and children along the way, because OTHER religious leaders turned a blind eye and a deaf ear. It is impossible to imagine that someone with the power and resources of Paige Patterson could not have done a great deal more to warn people in the pews and to put an end to Gilyard's "illustrious career."

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine what his wife is going through! Did she suspect that he was doing this mess? Does she feel like a fool now for standing by him? Is she afraid of him? This entire situation is sick!!!!

Anonymous said...

His wife was fully aware of what he was doing, and so were her parents. Information regarding DG's past was given to her parents and that's one of the reasons that they weren't happy about them getting married. However, he won them all over to his side. As for how she's feeling, I couldn't tell you. Perhaps she saw the glamour and all that goes with it. I wish no ill towards her, but she went into this with her eyes wide shut.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure his wife is going through a lot. At the same time, I'm sure she got what she wanted from him: a sugar daddy. She lived in a dream home and drove luxury cars. Isn't that what she wanted from him? And if she didn't at least suspect he was doing underhanded things behind her back, then she was either in denial or brainwashed by him.

But she is not the point or concern of this blog. She can set up her own blog if anyone would care to comment on anything she has to say.

Anonymous said...

The attacks on his wife are unnecessary and unwarranted. The last I heard, she hasn't committed any crimes. You don't know what she knew when she married him or what she knows now. What is your husband doing behind your back?? That is if you have a husband and if you don't it's probably because you are too busy worrying about what's going on other folk's lives.

And no, this is not DG!!!

Anonymous said...

ifcThe attacks on his wife are unnecessary and unwarranted. The last I heard, she hasn't committed any crimes. You don't know what she knew when she married him or what she knows now. What is your husband doing behind your back?? That is if you have a husband and if you don't it's probably because you are too busy worrying about what's going on other folk's lives.

And no, this is not DG!!!

Anonymous said...

I simply answered a question. And yes it is very true that she knew. Yes I have a very loving husband whom I trust because he is a TRUE man of God. No need to get hostile my dear. I know a lot more than you may think I know. Have a nice night.

Aj.Jordan said...

WE have all been hurt by what the former pastor and the leadership have done to our children,wives,mothers,fathers,families and the church as a whole,But lets move from victims to victory.GOD(JESUS) isn't going to allow DG and that leadership to get away with this, no matter how good Mr.cox(His Lawyer) Is.
Remeber:ROM8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [HIS] purpose.Lets continue to spread the good news of the Gospel and give GOD the glory.

Anonymous said...

A.J.Jordan
You are absolutely correct. But, there have been so many who are scared or affected in some way by all DG has done to either them or others. It may therefore take a while to heal from all of this. I do know that in time GOD's will will prevail and this will all turn out for His glory. It's already working out. My heart just goes out to all involved, in whatever capacity. Hank Coxe doesn't realize that he's fighting against his creator and he can not and will not when. To God be the glory. Amen.

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

As improper as it may be (legally) I wrote Mr. Coxe a letter a while ago, after this all first came out. I reminded him of the evil that has been committed and asked him what he would do if it were his daughter or wife. I asked him to think of this as he prepares his defense. I stated that I realize he is earning big money and is doing his job, however I do not understand how he defends this type of person and lays his head peacefully to sleep at night. I asked him to remember when he is questioning these young girls to remember how he would feel if it were his daughter on the stand and also to please take it easy on them as they have been through enough.
Though I do know his goal is to win and get his client off on the lightest charges possible - I felt I needed to state these things.

dfsa said...

"Hank Coxe doesn't realize that he's fighting against his creator and he can not and will not WIN. To God be the glory. Amen.

August 12, 2008 8:08 PM"

Here Here!!! I agreed.

dfsa said...

Aj.Jordan said...
WE have all been hurt by what the former pastor and the leadership have done to our children,wives,mothers,fathers,families and the church as a whole,But lets move from victims to victory


AJ,

You are so right about the depth of hurt that was spread due to his sins.

I am having a hard time bonding to a fellowship place and the people I was witnessing too is futile now. I ask a family member last week about where did they go for worship and they was shame to say.

I immediately knew they had went back to Shiloh. What was more disturbing is that she was to ashamed to say. Later she came back to me to say, she is still seeking a place to go because she too is concern about her walk.

Many of the people I knew are scatted and not bonding to a worship place either.

It is sad that this man sins have affected many spiritually.

I am a former member and thought I have seen the new minister on TV, I will never go back. I knew how DG demean members at functions. My sister would be so upset. That is how I became a member to support my sister. Thought my family was there, I never felt comfortable.

I am struggling and perplex about the church as a whole. Very disturbed.

But you said it correctly, Let’s put God first and be victorious in him.

Thank you for your support in the last couple weeks. Thanks, it has been helping me to heal!

Anonymous said...

To dfsa:
I can sense the deep concern you have for wanting to earnestly serve the Lord. DG has done immeasurable damage to countless lives. But, since you seek truth and desire a place (a safe haven) to truly worship Jesus Christ, He will safely lead you there. Don't be discouraged. Keep moving forward. There are some true pastors out there who are in it for the souls of the people and a heart for Christ.

Aj.Jordan said...

TO:Dfs
When you are visiting churches Dfs ask God to give you discerment,ask GOD to reveal to you rather these pastors and the leadership are of Him(GOD)or of the devil,also talk to the members of the church and see what they say about him as a pastor and a man.I know God will communicate that to you because nothing is more important to Him(GOD)then our relationship to him,and God want us to be with true people of GOD who want him as Lord and Savior.Here are the requirements we are to look for when choosing a pastor to sit under!
1st tim3-1-7:
This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.


1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;


1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;


1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;


1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)


1Ti 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.


1Ti 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
I hope this help you with your search for a place to worship.Dfs remember:phil4-13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Anonymous said...

aj.jordan:

Well said, you give Godly counsel. Very good point. Everything is supported by Scripture.

dsfa:
continue to trust in the Lord. You will soon find that place of worship, if you trust the Scriptures.

Anonymous said...

dfsa: Thank you for telling it like it is. There is great spiritual damage to the family of God when clergy abuse happens. I am so sorry for your loss. Your feelings and struggle to find another church is NOT due to your lack of trusting God or the Bible. It is due to men (DG and the church leaders) not upholding their duty as leaders of Shiloh. You trusted them, and they betrayed that trust.

Anon 11:39 pm is correct, though. Our God is the True Shepherd and He will safely lead you to the place He would have you go. Take heart. God is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. You still have your faith. He will take you places you never thought before, and He will use you as you never thought possible.

We have walked through the "valley of the shadow of death." There is no need to fear evil. God is with us.

Sharon Rose

Anonymous said...

To dfsa:

Please take this kindly... Why are you still so caught up with the past of Shiloh? Don't look back, move forward. It will be almost a year since the departure of Shiloh's former pastor and it appears that you have animosity stirred up inside you.

Your priority and focus should be Christ Jesus. We as Christians have to let Christ shine in us. If you never felt comfortable at Shiloh, why you continued to attend? You seem to be very intelligent. Did you pray and asked the Lord to give you the spirit of discernment? Please focus on Christ. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and everything else will be added on to you.

There are so many churches in Jacksonville, and for those people who can not find a church home, it seems to be an excuse to me. That's Hog wash. Why do you question your faith? Maybe you were never saved in the first place. A true believer knows that whom the father have given to Christ can no man pluck them away from his hand.
Stand Up for Christ! Stop the fussing and be of good cheer! Get out there and find a church home. If you have the willingness, then God has the power and through his strength all things are possible. Stop bashing Shiloh or any other church from this point on. When it's all done and over with, you want to hear.... Well done my good and faithful servant.

If you can't seem to get over it, you or anyone else reading this blog, you may want to see a psychiatrist. I am not saying this to demean you. I am saying it with great concern. It appears that the members of Shiloh are moving on because they are trusting God for their deliverance despite what others maybe saying about them.

Your circular of friends maybe staggering for a church home, but have you drove by Shiloh during service time? Their parking lot has plenty of cars.

God is God all by himself... secure your own boundaries and don't be overly concern about the boundaries of others which you have no control over.

Peace!

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 2:58 pm:
Do not the Scriptures tell us to be concerned for others or rather to esteem others higher than ourselves? Php 2:3. We are our brother's keeper.
We should scream out to others in warning if there is trouble. It's not only about us. God continues to cry out and warn us daily through His Holy Word. Are we not as our Father?
Because a person doesn't leave a church if they feel uncomfortable, does not necessarily mean there's a lack of descernment. Could it be that perhaps they should examine themselves. Once it has been made known that the pastor (leader(s)) are not leading as according to the Scriptures, then you leave as it looks like dfsa did.
Yes, there are many churches (buildings of worship) in Jacksonville, but there are not many that preach the truth as IT IS WRITTEN IN SCRIPTURES. There are not many that will stand uncompromisingly on the Word of God. Therefore, with much prayer and searching, the Lord will lead those who are SERIOUS about His Word to where they need to be.
We all should be discerning.
Do you have it all together? Do you have any faults? Do you make mistakes. Even if you're saved, You will ALWAYS mess up,But you will not practice sin, as DG did.
Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 2:58
Just because shiloh has many cars means nothing. REMEMBER THIS: ...wide is the way that leads to destruction and MANY there be which go in thereat: because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadethe unto life and FEW there be that find it."Matthew 7:13, 14. I hope that you're not implying that Shiloh is blessed of God due to the number of people attending. The Scriptures always refer to the few as chosen. You err not knowing the Scriptures. Get it together and examine YOURSELF.
Leave dfsa alone. Check yourself.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 6:57 - a hearty AMEN! Leave dfsa alone. The Spirit is with her.

I am reminded of a church (NOT Shiloh) where the leaders erred, and a church split ensued. 200 families left the church. Many of those who left went on to become great leaders in other churches. And what became of the church that they left? That church still rests on the lies and coverups of the erring church leaders. There has been scandal after scandal, with many more splits, and the corrupt church leaders still refuse to honor the Lord. The funny thing about that church is that the Bible is preached and studied by all, and has been known in the Christian community as one of the great churches in America. That church needs healing, and the people there (mostly the church leaders) won't acknowledge that.

You can't judge a church by the number of people, or the way the Bible is preached, or by who is preaching, or how many programs there are, or how much money comes in. We need to follow the Spirit to see where He would lead us to worship.

It seems to me that dfsa is following the Spirit's lead. I believe the Spirit will mightily bless dfsa for being honest.

Anonymous said...

This is Anon 2:58:

Apparently, my comment was taken the wrong way. I am sorry for any confusion it may have cause. It was picked through and all the positive was not acknowledge. It's okay though. I am not defending the accused or I am attacking dfsa. I mentioned that dfsa is intelligent, but you chose not to acknowledge that. I just wanted the people to be encouraged and move on with serving Christ. Christ died for us to have Victory not Misery. That what I was getting at...

Call 399-0324. Hopefully, you will get the answers you need.

I will not be responding to this blog anymore. You all take care.

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

DFSA:
You continue to seek God and He will lead you.
Thank you for sharing here on the blog, I appreciate your compassion for those who are hurting. I know your story because you have shared it with me - you suffered greatly and I pray the Lord will completely heal those wounds. Keep truting in Him and He will be able to use you to help others.

Anonymous said...

Any update on what happened in court yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Nothing happened. Hank must be still looking to see how he can get him off. The next court date is Oct 7th.

DFSA said...

August 28, 2008 2:58 PM

To all those who defended me, thank you so very much.

I am a Christian and it has nothing to do with Shiloh or how big a worship home is or can be. My family went to Shiloh and I came over to support my family and especially my sister, when she was having a hard time there.

I do not have to explain my desire to put myself in a place which I did not really like. I am the oldest, I love my family and I was concerned. I did so that I can keep a eyes on family and to know what they are being fed. They are on milk. Since this has been going on with DG, they now want meat.

I would go over the scriptures with them or direct them in the right place as to thus said the LORD. Yes, as being disable and have had went thru many horrible things. My disability, does not limit my abilities to serve Christ, to rightly divide the word of truth or to communicate with him personally. I dropped my membership and moved on from Shiloh. From Christ Never! I cannot ever afford to turn from him because I know personally how Great God Is. I know where he brought me from, as I know how he will help his people who trust in him and help those here!

Things happen for a reason and if I am able to help I will. If God willing, I will never leave this blog because I understand the fight and I will support in any way I can.

I have a new worship home now, where I am fed meat and I feel at home. Thank God he is not about whether or not a parking lot is full or not, but about his word. He will not be mock or made a liar. Thank you for your concerns but no thanks, God got my back. Thank God!

Aj.Jordan said...

Dfsa:I am so glad that u r letting the the Lord heal u.U r a very strong person,and u have been and will continue to be an great encouragement to me and other who u will bless.I thank the Lord(Jesus)for u.
Remember:Rom8-28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose
P.S.I am glad u found a new home to worship at,God is Good.

dfsa said...

AJ, true that: God is Good.

I have spoken of my horrible past and how I became disable. I do not want anyone to be like me or at least, let them know God can change anything. I want them to know they are not alone.

When I was alone and no one was on there, I had God. He comfort me, he gave me joy when I was told to run or do not say anything. I did not trust the lawyers or step mothers or anyone. But it was then I realizes, it was not me or the lawyers or anyone else fighting for me, it is GOD. At that moment I was confident in all things because I knew I was in GOD’s hand. He had my back. I want the ladies to know, they do not have to accept abuse of any kind, or anything less than being precious and wonderful made. They are not to wear anyone label or to be used, discarded or abused for man/woman self gratification. God has a purpose and calling for them according to his word and NOT man words.

I used to hate being disable and many times I would get angry or sad. Now, I just feel blessed. I am more than a label or my limitations. I accepted my imperfections and work on those things that I can change.

Keep the prayers going up and drawn near to the only true GOD. Do not fall for anything, nor get side tracked.

Anonymous said...

dfsa - Thank you for your words of encouragement and ministry. God bless you.

You're right. We need to "keep the prayers going up and drawn near to the only true GOD."

Thanks for the reminder that God is good.

Sharon Rose

dfsa said...

I like to say, whenever a preacher fall, regardless of how you feel, it's damaging. Non believer refusing to turn to God, thus giving them in their mind more ammunitions why not to follow God, due to it appears as the church is the same as the world. New believers get a stumbling block place in their path. Christians feeling shamed or bewildered that they did not recognizes the full extent of what was going on. It is said that many will not get thru the narrow gate. So make your election sure.

But then we have been warn about this Matt 24:24-25.

I spoke with some people and it's apparently that they felt ashamed to say they sit under DG or where they had worship at.
I say, keep the fire of God in you, do not forget how great GOD is, stay in the word and search the scriptures for yourself, do not settle for nothing less than the word of GOD, find a bible base worship home (without all the opinions and thoughts but scripture base), pray daily and quickly surround yourself with other believers that are in the word. Know the word for yourself and do not settle for flesh feeding because it’s the word of GOD only, that will save us and keep us. Man wisdom exalt man only but the word of God, exalt GOD. Anything less than the unadulterated gospel prosper GOD nothing.

I noticed that many do not understand how damaging sexual abuse is. I must say this, many of us do understand this and you are not alone! Do not let yourself be defined by it nor let anyone else define you with it. You are more than the abuse and say ENOUGH, NO MORE and that you deserve BETTER.

If you stumble, just get back up and follow Christ. Have faith in him only. As, I look back over my walk, I realizes things happen for a reason. Do not get complacent in GOD’s word. It is not about family, networking, growing in personal limitations, how big or small a place is, how beautiful or even how educated a person is. God is not a respect of person and GOD word is true to all to know, accept and believe. Our walk with GOD is a close personal walk and is not base on man. Eph 6:10-24

Anonymous said...

I understand that there is even more to be revealed about DG coming up. Has anyone else heard anything?

Anonymous said...

Greetings. Thank you for keeping this blog going. Someone is working really hard to bury recent coverage on this topic. If you go to Google and do a search, it is obvious that this is being done. A friend once told me how to keep a story current/or bury it. So please keep the updates coming. It is important for folks to know the status of this case. You are doing a great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Not sure what you mean about a lot more coming out about DG, but what I do know is God is not sleep. If Hank Coxe is as smart as tehy say he is, he'll not want this to go to trial, however if I were the parents of these teen girls, I would not accept a plea unless it was pretty stern on the consequences. DG needs to be accountable to the legal laws of this land and he will be accountable to God in due time. People want it to quiet down so this to can be swept under the rug like the last 20 years. God help us all.

dfsa said...

September 9, 2008 10:51 AM
and
September 9, 2008 5:37 PM

I agreed with your comments wholeheartedly. I too feel that Tiffany has done a great job with keeping us informed and keeping up with this blog.

I also strongly agreed that this case must be continue to its full extent.

Stalling and waiting is only a tactic to breakdown, cover-up, destroy and to dismiss. Stay focus while renewing your spirit, yourself and family for the duration.

No slumbering, folding of hands or laying down but continue to be sober and vigilant until the end. Peace of the LORD will see you thru.

Enough is enough and this stand against DG is to the end, to prevent anyone else from being hurt and bring restorations of the many. No peace/rest until there is justices.

Anonymous said...

Notice who DG's attorney is.. Hank Coxe. He was the attorney for the late Bob Gray who was also accused of similar crimes!

Anonymous said...

Yes but Hank is no fool. He knows what evidence rests in his hands. Gray's violation comes years later wheras DG's are current abused victims and UNDERAGE.

Oct 7th is the next pretrial hearing. I would think if the evidence was no big deal, we would have heard from Hank by now.

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

I tried to tell my mother to leave Shiloh a long time ago. She was never being fed the right kind of food. How can you find out if you can swim in an ocean full of piranahs. Shiloh is a Church-Like Jazzco. There are so many women going there to catch, meet & greet and likewise for the men. Those that do attend for the word either end up leaving or get ate up by the shark and cat fish that are only for the bait. I wonder how many of them now see why their blessings have been stagnant, why their finances are bound, marriages struggling, and children and households in a state of confusion; It was because of their shepherd and no one being bold enough to stand alone and speak against this common demonic type of behavior. Everyone was caught up in Hoopla trying to be one in that number. There are thousands of men(Pastors) just like him. Truth be told, there are some women vultures too. Look around and in your present church, your mother's church or anyone's church you may know or have known. I guarantee they will have a similar story to tell. The sad part about it is, no one starts telling until someone does not get something they want or when the wool is about to pulled from off them. Everyone wants to cry foul. Be real with yourself and others, if you are not ready for the calling and struggle with your addictions to sex, or whatever it is, don't accept the call, or make your way to some counseling, seek God's help (grace & mercy) for yourself as well as those you are supposed to be serving as counsel for. I'd rather not have a pastor than watch one get ready to spend eternity in HELL because they were too sick, ignorant, and bound to recognize their problems themselves. That also goes for the people around them. You cannot hide a porno lover, voyeuristic person, adulterer, molester, sadistic person behind the cloth; GOD's blood doesn't cover that.

Be real people and be who you really are, not what you want to be or what you want others to think you are. The truth always comes out in the wash.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch Oprah Winfrey's show yesterday, Monday? All I can say is Oprah was truly working yesterday on her hour-long show. She brought into primary focus the state of our country infested with sexual predators and sex offenders. Did I say infested? INFESTED!!! Folks we are in serious trouble. I was sick, aghast, and horrified but I could not turn away from the truth of what ocurrs in America right here at home. Every single offense was against children. The show was about child sexual predators, child sex offenders and how this officer has put together something that can actually catch them 100% garanteed but police do not have enough money to catch them all because there are simply SO MANY. She had a map up of the U.S. that showed information passed among sex offenders in a 24-hour period and it was chilling. One such material circulated is a step by step instruction of "How to start" molesting a child from 0-2, 2-4, and etc. YEARS OLD. There is something we can do about it. Oprah, ask that all of us IF we care, Tell the Senate to pass Senate bill 1738# The Protect Our Children Act of 2008 before they recess on September 26. Please go to Oprah.com and click on "pass the Protect Our Children Act" you'll be able t look up your 2 U.S. senators names, their email addresses, their ph.#'s, their office addresses, there is even a sample letter that you can send or write your own. Go and read more about it on her website. On this blog we say we care about children, well, let's do something about what's happening and be glad we Can do something.

Anonymous said...

Greetings... I saw the Oprah segment. Anyone with children should have watched this show. I learned so much and I will always do my best to protect my chilren! With that said, it is a shame that we have to worry about Pastors/Clergy hurting children. Whenever they are exposed, my prayer is that they will be dealt with legally. Abuse of our children must stop!

Anonymous said...

I agree that pastors/clergy who prey upon children are despicable and heinous. These child sexual predators in the ministry must be stopped.

Equally as heinous is when a pastor or member of the clergy preys upon adult women in the church, as DG apparently did.

Clergy Sexual Abuse must be stopped to protect all who come to church to worship God, learn from His Word, and have fellowship with other believers.

Shame on seminaries, denominations, churches, and the clergy profession for not qualifying prospective clergy better. They should all take a stand working together to stop the clergy sexual abuse of both children and women in the church.

Sharon Rose

Anonymous said...

What's even sadder, it that members I speak with at Shiloh always gives me that "Just pray for Him. WE must forgive him and let God..." I agree and praying for him and forgiving him, however he must be dealt with legally. If not, all of the saved individuals currently serving time should be let out or better yet, once caught committing a crime and it is found that you are a believer, you should not be arrested but FORGIVEN? That's satanic thinking. I would venture to say if this had occurred to one of their children, prayer would not be on the top of the list for them to do. Please continue to pray for the victims, DG, and those who have warp thinking about DG's crime.

Toni

Anonymous said...

Toni - how right you are. ALL sexual predators belong in prison. Being a member of the clergy is no excuse for preying upon innocent women and children.

This past week I heard Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel tell a woman who was approached by a sexual predator that it was her Christian duty to turn the man in to his employer (a grocery store). The woman had been able to get away from the man, and so she wasn't sure if she should turn him in or not. Chuck stated the reason she should turn this would-be sexual predator in was to prevent him from possibly harming another woman who wasn't as lucky as she was to escape him.

As I listened to Chuck Smith, I wondered if he would say the same if the woman were a member of his church, and the sexual predator was on his pastoral staff.

When will Christian leaders understand that just because a man is in the ministry, it does not excuse him from preying upon women and children. They "get it" for a man in the secular field; but in their own context (sacred church), they seem to be blind or ignorant or just plain accomplices.

Anonymous said...

How does everyone feel about the SBC issuing a fatwa against the Women of God! Is this in line with the Word of God as it relates to God being no "respector" of persons? Is this man's rule or am I missing something?
http://stopbaptistpredators.blogspot.com/2008/09/women-pastors-treated-like-pornography.html

Anonymous said...

What is a "fatwa"?

Anonymous said...

A fatwa (Arabic: فتوى‎), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when is DG's next court date ?

Anonymous said...

The normal pretrial hearing was today. No news on what happen.

Anonymous said...

Continued to Oct. 20th. More delaying tactics.

Anonymous said...

Seems like it was once a month, however the 20th is like 2 weeks vs. 30 days as they have been spread apart. Wonder if they are preparing for a plea. I'm sure he doesn't want to be locked up for Thanksgiving and Christmas so they may try to drag it out till the first of the year.

Anonymous said...

I was not promiscuous. In fact, I was madly in love with one man, and hurt by that man, which was why I sought counseling. By the way, are you Darrell? "Hogwash" is a term he frequently used.
Promiscuity has nothing to do with it. There are thousands of Pastors who counsel women everyday and never one make a sexual advancement toward them. Which mean the woman never has an opportunity to succumb. Bottom line... I had no intentions in having an affair with this man. My intentions were swayed after much wooing on his part. He saw a vulnerable woman and took advantage of the situation. Period. Stop defending him! He is the Pastor, not me. He is held to higher standards as a Pastor... And that's Bible.

You can read my story on the other post.

Anonymous said...

HAVE YOU ALL SEEN THE COURT RECORDS ON DG REGARDING A RECENT PATERNITY TEST (9-23-08)?
TO SEE IT GO TO WWW.DUVALCLERK.COM
THEN SCROLL DOWN TO SEARCH COURT RECORDS AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.

Anonymous said...

I belive it. I'm sure he has babies all over Jacksonville.

Anonymous said...

Next court date 10/20.

Anonymous said...

I did not find that info about the paternity test.

Anonymous said...

Oct. 8, 7;45 pm:

Please read my response to your story on the other post.

Anonymous said...

Here's the web for the paternity test. Just type in his name (Darrell Gilyard- then hit search)

https://showcase.duvalclerk.com/SearchForCases.aspx

Anonymous said...

For you DG lovers, this is one of many children he has. Good job Kesha!!!

KESHA EMERSON 16-2008-DR-008277-FMXX-MA

Division: FM-E


Clerk File Date: 09/23/2008


Fee's / Fines: $0.00

KESHA EMERSON 16-2008-DR-008277-FMXX-MA Division: FM-E
Clerk File Date: 09/23/2008


Fee's / Fines: $0.00
Party(s)
Full Name Party Type Sex Race DOB License # Address Plaintiff Attorney Information
EMERSON, KESHA PETITIONER XXXX-XXX-XX-XXX-X XXXXX
GILYARD, DARRELL RESPONDENT XXXX-XXX-XX-XXX-X XXXXX





Case Fee(s)
Effective Date Description Amount Paid Balance In Collections
09/23/2008 CIR/GENERALCIVIL $311.00 $311.00 $0.00


Court Event(s)
No Court Events


Docket(s)
Image Effective Date Count Description
9/23/2008 PATERNITY
9/23/2008 CASE FEES PAID: $311.00 ON RECEIPT NUMBER 457584
9/23/2008 PETITION, SUMMONS ISSUED FOR PATERNITY
9/23/2008 COVER SHEET

Anonymous said...

it looks like there is a paternity suit filed against dg filed last month

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