Davina Kelly

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Pentecostal Preacher Sherman Allen Turns Out to Be Reverend Spanky

    The Fort Worth preacher is accused of beating, threatening and assaulting women for more than 20 years

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Sherman Allen Resigns from the Church of God in Christ

    Is Sherman Allen back on the job? So we hear ... Pastor Sherman Allen has left the Church of God in Christ and is back in the pulpit preaching, according to several sources. Allen, founder and pastor of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ -- the name of the church, one presumes, will have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Bank Seeks Permission to Foreclose on Sherman Allen's Church

    For Pastor Sherman Allen, things just got a little bit worse. A Christian credit union has filed a motion in bankruptcy court asking permission to foreclose on the building that houses Pastor Sherman Allen's Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ, at 1270 Woodhaven Blvd. in Fort Worth. The Eva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Do You See What She Sees?

    This week: The breadth and depth of the Sherman Allen case; and the blind prophetess Just how big is the Sherman Allen case? Well, here’s the tally of alleged victims who’ve come forward to date: 35. Many emerged after the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News (which had been sit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    Sherman Allen Gets Spanked

    Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ has been suspended from his pastoral duties. And not a moment too soon? The Church of God in Christ has suspended Fort Worth Pastor Sherman Allen "from all national and local pastoral roles and activities" within the denomination. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Davina Kelly's Story

    This week, Davina Kelly details her allegations of abuse against Pastor Sherman Allen. A 33-year-old mother of three named Davina Kelly is at the center of the abuse allegations against Pastor Sherman Allen, and she is already the subject of much controversy in local black church circles. The questi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    "Old Habits Die Hard"

    Bishop J. Neaul Haynes: What did he know about Pastor Sherman Allen, and what did he do about it? Pastor Sherman Allen's bishop in the Church of God in Christ, J. Neaul Haynes of Dallas, has been aware of paddling allegations involving Allen for at least 17 years. One of Allen's alleged victims, a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    The Kinky Preacher

    Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ offered advice on proper sex techniques, a source says. In what kind of church atmosphere would a woman submit to the unthinkable -- allowing her pastor to paddle her repeatedly in various states of undress, sometimes causing bru ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007
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    February 23, 2007
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    February 9, 2007

    Bible Girl: Three Points and a Lame Joke

    This week: Ted Haggard, Sherman Allen and the ever-popular concept of holiness This morning I'm launching an occasional Bible Girl feature called Three Points and a Lame Joke, which will allow me to tackle multiple subjects in the same column. The name honors the evangelical formula for preaching -- ... More >>