WTVR-Channel 6 in Richmond, Virginia reported on April 1, that a flyer shows that former Pastor Geronimo Aguilar is scheduled to preach one of the "Seven Last Words of Jesus" at a Good Friday service on April 18 along with six other area pastors.
The service will be at Cedar Street Baptist Church of God where Dr. Anthony Chandler is the pastor.
According to WRIC-Channel 8 on April 1, the Good Friday appearance isn't sitting well with some of the pastors who will share the pulpit with Aguilar who is known as Pastor G.
The seven pastor scheduled for seven minutes are in this order:
- Pastor Alvin Armstead
- Pastor Roscoe Cooper, III
- Pastor Tyrell Brown
- Pastor Emory Berry
- Pastor Geronimo Aquilar
- Pastor Deborah Martin
- Pastor Tyronne Nelson
Pastor G's appearance on Good Friday is a surprise to Pastor Emory Berry of Fourth Baptist Church who says he didn't know Aguilar was scheduled to speak. Others pastors who wish to remain anonymous are shocked and say they don't want to be associated with Aguilar.
Last year, "Pastor G" was at the center of an investigation. While leading the Richmond Outreach Center in Richmond, he was accused of sexual misconduct and was under investigation in California and in Texas.
In May, authorities in Texas issued two warrants for the pastor, charging him with aggravated sexual assault of a minor under 14 years old.
Not long after his return to Richmond, Aguilar resigned June 2013 from the 12-year-old megachurch in South Richmond that he founded.
Aguilar is out on bond, facing at least seven felony charges in Tarrant County, Texas, based on allegations that he sexually abused two young girls in the mid-90s.
Aguilar hasn't been convicted of the felonies, and he's free on a $200,000 bond pending trial in Texas, but his scheduled appearance to preach on Good Friday is raising questions about whether it's appropriate.
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