I was involved in inappropriate behaviour with females” – Pastor Timi Adigun of MINE Teens Ministry apologizes after being accused of sexually molesting a number of the teenagers in his care.
It was claimed on Twitter that Adigun, who is the leader of The Ark Church, was involved in inappropriate sexual acts with his female teenage members for years.
The teenage ministry, an offshoot of his church, encourages sexual purity and even has a yearly “virginity day”.
However, while teaching them about sexual purity, he was not living up to his teachings.
The married pastor was also accused of molesting those who lived with him for over 5 years.
They claimed that he started the “Father Me” series where he encouraged people to submit to fatherhood, only for him to use the opportunity to allegedly molest those girls who took him as a father.
His female victims are reportedly “extremely hurt and broken”.
When his action was made public and members started demanding an answer, he reportedly closed The Ark Church and moved elsewhere to open another church.
Mine Teenage Ministry made these accusations on Twitter via its official Twitter handle then claimed that his wife, Timilehin Adigun was aware of his actions and was “complicit”.
Pastor Timi has now responded to the allegations.
He said he is “deeply sorry” to everyone his “actions and inactions have hurt”.
He added: “The truth is, I was involved in inapproprite behaviour with females over a couple of years.”
He continued: “I went against the sexual purity message I preach and believe in.”
He, however, stated that “there was no sexual intercourse with any” of the girls and “none was a minor.”
He exonerated his wife, saying: “My wife did not know about these actions while they happened.”