Church Leaders with Legal Problems was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Pastor Creflo Dollar

Pastor Creflo Dollar

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested after having a fight with his 15-year-old daughter.

2. Pastor Juan McFarland

Pastor Juan McFarland

McFarland admitted to using drugs and mishandling church funds as well as contracting HIV in 2003. The virus became full-blown AIDS in 2008.

3. Bishop Eddie Long

Bishop Eddie Long

Bishop Eddie Long prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch was accused of coercing young men to have sex in 2010.

4. Dr. Henry Lyons

Dr. Henry Lyons

Dr. Henry Lyons, former president of the National Baptist Convention was convicted of racketeering and grand theft.

5. Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson admitted to an extramarital affair that resulted in the birth of a daughter.

6. Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan

Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan

Defrocked Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan was accused of molesting more than 100 boys during his 30-year career.

7. Ted Haggard

Ted Haggard

Ted Haggard former head of the National Association of Evangelicals was accused of paying for sex with a man and buying drugs.

8. Bishop Thomas Weeks

Bishop Thomas Weeks

Bishop Thomas Weeks savagely beat his then wife Evangelist Minister Juanita Bynum in a parking lot in 2007.

9. Cedric Eugene Cuthbert

Cedric Eugene Cuthbert

Cedric Eugene Cuthbert, a local pastor and former Disney custodial worker bonded out of jail this week after he was accused of downloading child pornography while working.

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