Ex-megachurch head Earl Paulk dies in Atlanta hospital

Earl Paulk Bishop Earl Paulk gained the attention of presidents and preached to hundreds of thousands of people, but he may be remembered for the sex scandals that rocked the Atlanta-area megachurch he started.

Paulk, the 81-year-old founder of the Cathedral at Chapel Hill in South DeKalb County, died Sunday at Atlanta Medical Center after battling cancer for years.

Couple ordered to pay $1M in case against Earl Paulk

The Brewers dropped their years-old suit last July, but each filed a separate suit in state court later in the year.

Bishop Earl Paulk pleads guilty, is fined $1,000

In a deposition taken in the suit, Paulk said Mona Brewer was the only woman he had sex with outside of marriage. A DNA test last year showed Paulk fathered a child by the wife of his brother, the Rev. Don Paulk. That discovery led to the perjury charge.

Bishop Earl Paulk turns himself in, is released

Bishop Earl Paulk, one of Atlanta’s pre-eminent religious figures through the 1980s and 1990s, turned himself into Cobb County jail on a perjury charge Tuesday evening [video].

Georgia Church Leader Earl Paulk Turns Himself In

Earl Paulk, the 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch turned himself over to authorities Tuesday night to face a charge that he lied under oath about his sexual affairs [video].

Megachurch Leader Earl Paulk Charged With Perjury

Former church employee Mona Brewer is suing Earl Paulk, his brother, Don, and the church for allegedly manipulating her into an affair from 1989 to 2003 by telling her it was her only path to salvation. In a deposition stemming from this lawsuit, Paulk lied.

Earl Paulk granddaughter alleges inappropriate touch

A granddaughter of a preacher embroiled in lawsuits over sexual and financial wrongdoings went public this week with shocking testimony she gave months ago in a court deposition.

Earl Paulk timeline

Timeline of Earl Paulk, the 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch who is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother’s wife and fathered a child by her.

Earl Paulk: Sex Scandal Hits Atlanta-Area Megachurch

The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother’s wife and fathered a child by her.

Suit Filed Against Popular Minister

A woman has re-filed her lawsuit, withdrawn earlier this year, against Earl Paulk.

Couple drops suit against Earl Paulk

The lawyer for a couple suing Bishop Earl Paulk and Chapel Hill Harvester Church abruptly dropped the sexual misconduct case on Monday less than a month before it was set to go to trial.

Earl Paulk: Church founder’s sex suit set for ’07

A sexual misconduct lawsuit against megachurch founder Bishop Earl Paulk will be heard next year, a DeKalb Superior Court judge said Monday.

Earl Paulk must answer questions in sex suit

Judge rules year-old suit can proceed A judge ruled Thursday that Bishop Earl Paulk must face questioning in the sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him by two former parishioners and staff members of his South DeKalb church. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott told lawyers for Paulk, “This needs to happen. It needs to […]

Earl Paulk: Church sex scandal off the back burner

A year to the day after two longtime parishioners and staff members filed suit against Bishop Earl Paulk, the parties will appear before a DeKalb County judge on Thursday to try to move the case along. Lawyers for the suit’s plaintiffs hope to convince Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony that Paulk, who underwent major surgery […]

Plaintiffs in Paulk lawsuit ask judge to ban property transfer

Plaintiffs suing Bishop Earl Paulk for alleged sexual misconduct asked a judge on Friday to prevent his south DeKalb County megachurch from transferring property to protect it from their legal claims. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott said he will rule later on the matter. Plaintiffs in a sexual misconduct suit againt Bishop Earl […]

Exam ordered for lawsuit defendant

Church bishop accused of sexual coercion recovering from surgery Bishop Earl Paulk, the south DeKalb County megachurch minister involved in his fourth sex scandal, must submit to an independent medical examination to determine whether he is physically able to be questioned in a lawsuit against him. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott said Monday […]

Sex charges cast pall on Bishop Paulk

Once revered Georgia clergyman faces new charges of adultery Facing major surgery and embroiled in his fourth sex scandal, Bishop Earl Paulk stood confidently in the pulpit of his 7,700-seat south DeKalb cathedral in late October. Only a few hundred worshippers occupied the maroon seats on the main floor of Chapel Hill Harvester Church. Sections […]

Sex For Salvation?

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: And good evening, everyone. Appreciate your joining us. […] Tonight’s “Eye Opener,” sex for salvation, a trusted minister and shocking allegations of sin and scandal. MONA BREWER, FORMER CHAPEL HILL HARVESTER CHURCH MEMBER: […]

Lawsuit says minister swapped salvation for sex

Bishop Earl Paulk of the Chapel Hill Harvester megachurch and a former church employee are embroiled in a legal battle over her claims that Paulk coerced her to have sex with him and others by claiming it was God’s will. Paulk filed papers Thursday in DeKalb Superior Court answering a lawsuit filed Aug. 31 by […]
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