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‘Pastor G’ Successor Joe Donohue Leaves the ROC

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oe “Pastor Joe” Donohue, the senior pastor of the Richmond Outreach Center, has left the mega-church less than two months after he was named to the position. oe “Pastor Joe” Donohue, the senior pastor of the Richmond Outreach Center, has left the mega-church less than two months after he was named to the position.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Joe “Pastor Joe” Donohue, the senior pastor of the Richmond Outreach Center, has left the mega-church less than two months after he was named to the position.

8News confirmed Tuesday morning that Donohue is no longer with the ROC; his last day was Saturday. Sources tell Anchor/Investigative Reporter Kerri O’Brien that Donohue clashed with its board members. 

Reverend Jonathan Falwell announced on March 29 that Donohue, the former student ministries pastor at First Redeemer Church in Cumming, Ga., had been named senior pastor at the ROC.

Donohue succeeded former ROC Pastor Geronimo “Pastor G” Aguilar, who has been indicted on child sex charges in Texas. In April 2013, O’Brien broke the story that while he was leading the ROC, Aguilar was under investigation in California and Texas for sexual misconduct. He has since been indicted on a total of 10 counts pertaining to the sexual assault cases of an 11-year-old girl and her 13-year-old sister in the ‘90s. Aguilar maintains he is innocent of all charges.

Donahue released a statement that says in part:

"Despite ongoing encouragement from the Board of Directors, and without warning, I was terminated.  I would have greatly valued a conversation.  I love accountability and love to be sharpened.  If I was leading the church in an unbiblical manner - I would repent and seek forgiveness.  My hope was to repair and rebuild the foundation of the church, while keeping the ministries running."

To read Donahue's full statement, click here.
 

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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