New York Preacher Pregnant Out of Wedlock Says She Won’t Step Down From Pulpit

A female preacher in New York who has become pregnant outside of wedlock says she won’t step down from the pulpit, stating that she is not “sorry or ashamed.” Desiree Allen serves as the pastor of arts and spiritual formation at First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City, which also runs the non-profit Dream Center in Harlem.

Recently, Allen, who is engaged to be married, wrote a blog post outlining that she had discovered in May that she had become pregnant with twins. “My immediate reaction was shock. This was not planned. Yes, I know it’s a potential consequence of having sex, but not one readily expected,” Allen wrote. READ MORE