Juanita Bynum

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Juanita Bynum-Weeks
BornJuanita Bynum
(1959-01-16) January 16, 1959 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Pen nameJuanita Bynum
OccupationAuthor, televangelist, gospel singer
Spouse(s)Thomas Wesley Weeks III (2002-2008)

www.juanitabynum.com
 
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Juanita Bynum (born January 16, 1959) is an American Pentecostal televangelist, author, actress and gospel singer.

Juanita Bynum-Weeks
BornJuanita Bynum
(1959-01-16) January 16, 1959 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Pen nameJuanita Bynum
OccupationAuthor, televangelist, gospel singer
Spouse(s)Thomas Wesley Weeks III (2002-2008)

www.juanitabynum.com

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Early life

Bynum is one of 5 children, from the marriage of Elder Thomas Bynum Sr. and Katherine Bynum. She grew up in Chicago, and received a starring role in Perry Middle School's annual play, My Fair Lady. Bynum attended Saints' Academy Church of God in Christ (COGIC) High School (a boarding school) in Lexington, Mississippi.[1] Bynum was raised as an attendee at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, in Chicago, a Pentecostal church.

Personal life

After Bynum graduated from high school, she started preaching in nearby churches and at revivals. Gaining some notoriety at this point, she began a series of what she calls "Lessons in Submission".[1]

In 1996 Bishop T.D. Jakes invited Bynum to attend one of his singles' conferences, where she rose from attendee to speaker in 2 years. In 1997, she released "No More Sheets," a video and audiotape series about her changed sexual lifestyle. In July 1999, Bynum re-preached "No More Sheets" at Jakes' 52,000 attendee Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Conference in Atlanta. She began appearing regularly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

In 2000, Bynum taught a class on the subjects of character, submission and time management at New Greater Bethel Ministries in Jamaica, New York, attended by a class of approximately 70 women. While teaching, her Women's Weapons of Power Conference was organized. The Weapons of Power conference was held annually through 2006.

Marriage

Bynum was first married in the early 1980s, but the marriage ended in divorce. Bynum suffered domestic abuse in that marriage, but that she had "made a vow that I would not talk about that situation because it was over 20 years ago."[2]

Bynum married Thomas Wesley Weeks, III in 2002.[3]

Early on August 22, 2007, Bynum was beaten by her husband, who eventually pled guilty to aggravated assault charges. Weeks was given 3 years probation, 200 hours of non-church related community service, and ordered to attend anger management counseling.[3] In June 2008 Bynum and Weeks were divorced.[4]

Discography

References

The Summit 2000 (Pensacola,Fl) Women Weapons of Power Conference 2001 "Come to the Garden" (Pensacola,Fl) Women Weapons of Power Conference 2002 "Pray" (Tampa.Fl) Weapons of Power Conference 2003 "It's Time for Revival" (St. Louis,Mo) Women on the Front-line Summit 2005(Tampa,Fl) Women on the Front-line Summit 2005 (Los Angeles, Cal) The Threshing Floor Revival 2006 "it's a refreshing from the lord" Women on the Front-line Conference "The Reunion/Accessing the power within"

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