Reverend Dr Paul Lewis has been remanded with carnal abuse and the indecent assault of two teenage girls according to radiojamaica news website.
Dr. Paul Lewis was brought before the Savanna-La-Mar courtroom in Westmoreland on Wednesday.
Dr. Lewis who a Jamaican born, who migrated to the United States at the age of 12 had recently returned to the Caribbean nation of Jamaica for a crusade at the invitation of a local church.
The pastor, is accused of assaulting the teens in a Westmoreland hotel.
He allegedly made sexual advances to the 14-year-old which were refused before he turned his attention to the 15-year old.
He allegedly had sexual intercourse with the 15-year-old and then gave her money.
He has been remanded until July 7.
Pastor Lewis was nabbed Sunday night just minutes before he was scheduled to begin delivering his message at a crusade.(radiojamaica.com)
At this timeTrivesterwould like to urge all those reading this article to pray for Dr. Paul Lewis as this will be a very tough time for him. Please note that none of us are righteous except God alone, so remember as Christians we are to carry a forgiving spirit and not be quick to criticize and condemn.
Dr. Lewis has one of the greatest healing ministries out there, and he has brought many to Christ. If he did what is being reported and can not be forgiven, why should any of us who came from a life of sin be forgiven for the sins we had committed?
Update (17th January, 2010): Rev Paul Lewis on Bail, and can travel home to the USA
Rev. Paul Lewis is expected to return to court today 4th September.
This is the first time I am hearing of this tragic situation. Know one knows what happened but GOD. As christians, the bible clearly declares that when we sin, that we MUST REPENT. I believe that Pasor Lewis knows he has some serious talking to do with the lord. We have to understand that when we sin, it doesn't go unpunished. God sees and he hears all, so we can't hide from our creator. Let us pray for Pastor Lewis, the two young girls, and the body of christ. The body of christ is under attack and we must continue to pray and encourage one another.Look around and see that the devil is working overtime seeking whom he may devour and decieving the very elect in CHRIST. If we don't read the bible daily, watch and pray then we too are going to be fooled and fall right in the hand of the enemy. Know one knows the day and time when the LORD shall appear so lets watch and pray.
The Devil may score points in many battles, but he will not win win the war. It is important that the body of Christ, remember that we are in a spiritual warfare. We are all under attack, and even more so the men and women of God who preach this glorious gospel. Let us not be caught gossipping, or burning up the phone lines to tear the man of God down. Who are we to judge and cast stones? We are all vulnurable to the attacks of the enemy. But rather pray for him that God will step into the midst of this situation, and do a mighty work. Pray for Rev. Paul Lewis, pray for his family; pray for his church; pray for the young ladises involved in this alleged crime. and let the name of the Lord be exalted. Let us find ourselves in prayer at this time.
Lets suppose Paul Lewis is innocent. He is a man that portrays he can tell about peoples background without hearing or knowing them. Where was his powers of discernment to find himself in a situation where he could be accused of such wicked deed with children. For a man who appears to know the Lord Jesus Christ, he has a lot of questions to answer. However we should all pray for him the children involved and their parents as this situations has effects on lives for many years. May God help them all.
Who am i or anyone to judge the Rev Paul Lewis.Only he,the kids and God who knows if he is innocent.I am shock at the whole situation,he was doing a tremendous work for God and we know the devil does'nt like that,so he uses these kids or whoever behind it to stop the work of God.I want this beast to know the he is a big time looser,because the Reverend will rise again in Jesus name.
And for those who quick to judge.....leave all judgment to God.If he is guilty he will pay and God will forgive him if he ask forgiveness,thank God,God is not like man,and if he was set up God shall deal with those responsible..My prayers are with you and the kids.
Beverley, this is not about judging Paul Lewis. God and the law courts have that power. However people are entitled to have an opinion about the good and evil ways of man, otherwise the world would be more chaotic than it is now. Remember these poor children in this situation whether true or not and lets pray for them in this messy situation. May God have mercy on us all.
I have been to his crusade in Jamaica and was impressed with the healings that took place through him. I also enjoyed his singing. I cannot say he did or did not do what he is accused of but what I do know is that God will forgive him if he is guilty and we need to do the same.
We need to pray for him and also the two young girls.
May he and his family find strength in these sad moments.
it was a shock for me when i read it in my country paper ,but if paul lewis did what they say he has an advocate with the lord to asked forgiveness.the world do not like christians they love this to point a finger at every pastor that preach ,saints of god this is the time we all should stand togather to pray for this preacher .we all have sin and come short of the glory but we have aforgiving father in heaven ,the ungodly love what is going on let us as children of god notjoin them as donni song says we fall down but we get back up again .i pray for those kids and they family but chances are this might be something they acostom doing .the same god that heal in his ministry that same god will bring him out of this god is a forgiving god my prayers is with him and hope if this is something he does that this is awake up call dr paul lewis tell it all to jesus. thank you.
The word says"he without sin cast the first stone." It is alledging that this act was committed. We must remember that we sin daily. That's why it is important to ask our Father for forgiveness daily. What we must do for Minister Lewis is to pray for him. The fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. So those that the words of prayer continue to pray for him!
This man has made a business from religion in the clever American way. Many such persons are doing the same here in Barbados and use their status to prey on young girls. They all need to be jailed like Jippy Doyle.
You care nothing for this man if you did you would pray and not spread his sin to the world. be real about this he was wrong if he did this but is it for us to spread his demise or pray for him?
I had backsliden about a mile away from christianity, and i managed to find my way back to Christ through this man. I was deep in fronication. I have been in a couple of the conferences held by this man, and i have seen some of the miracles he has performed through God, and it has certainly strenghten my faith in God.
None of us are squeaky clean, and we are all filty rags before Christ. we as Christians need to understand that if he did this he was wrong, but not to pull him down, because we like to destroy all of men of God.
God will certainly forgive him once he ask.
We need to pray for all those who have been affected by this, especially those two teenagers.
I am writing this with tears inmy eyes for what this sititution will do to the name of Christ. If Lewis did it then let the law of the land takes it course. As a man of the word I am sure he will be familar with, 'the laws of the land must be obeyed. I know God will for give him if he ask but it will be very very hard for some people to forgive him. This will put his ministry under fire and also the rest of the christian community. This will also raise many questions about him as a person. I just hope that was not away of life for him. pray for all those that are involved. The two children and their families. I don't know if Lewis is a family man but if he is they need lots of prayer. May God have mercy on the man wbleepedas fallen and may he find the strength to lift is head above the shame and serve God from a true heart. Remember David. Dr Lewis need to do exactly what David in Ps 51. REPENT
Minister, use a miracle to overcome this case!
Minister, heal thyself!
Heal thyself of the need to sexually molest children.
What about praying for those girls who were subjected to sexual assault at the hands of this man?
I cannot swear for anyone but I have been to many of his crusades and I do not believe he did what he is accused of. If he did what he is accused of I will be praying for him I hope that while he is in jail he his faith in Christ will be even stronger and that he will minister to imates so that souls will be saved as for the two youngs I will be
praying for them also.