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Official Statement of Church of God in Christ in Response to Recent Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
The Church of God in Christ's General Board Pledges to Move Swiftly to Address Allegations Involving Bishop James L'Keith Jones
By: TRY Williams Consulting Group
We are very troubled by the recent allegations. We take very seriously our obligation to hold members of our leadership accountable for their conduct and behavior. At the time of Bishop Jones' appointment to the position of Bishop (which appointment was made on the recommendations of the pastors within his jurisdiction)
At a meeting scheduled for next week, the General Board has agreed to make a recommendation to the Board of Bishops that steps be taken to grant parties involved in this matter an opportunity to be heard. We have every confidence that the Board of Bishops will proceed with a trial as mandated by the COGIC Constitution.