68 minutes | Apr 9, 2021

Falsely Accused Pastor (God's Beloved, Markus Watson)

Can you imagine being falsely accused as a pastor?  And then adding to that, false charges filed against you, where the FBI gets involved? Awful charges. Markus Watson walks through what he and his family went through,  at their church. But that is not the final chapter.  Markus has arisen from that devastating chapter with a new chapter in his life.  He is currently the pastor at Westmoreland Community Presbyterian Church, and the best-selling author, of Beyond Thingification, but more importantly, he knows he is God's beloved.  His story will grip your heart, and change your perspective on so many levels.Jer. 31:3-"The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you." ------------------------------------------Topics Shared:Raised in faithAspiring Hollywood actorA change of plansFuller Seminary Pastoring his first churchEmergency meeting while on sabbaticalAccused of  pornForensic analysis of his laptop  Turns into a potential criminal investigation The FBI got involvedHow the attorney knew he was innocent Exonerated by the PresbyteryVoted out of his churchFlourish San Diego Beyond ThingificationPastor at Westmorland Community Presbyterian ChurchMarkus' Quotes: "The FBI had my laptop." "There are some good things that came out of this that were very painful at the time."" 'Lord, I don't deserve your love.' What a terrible message to be telling myself over and over and over again.""I spent a lot of time in the Psalms, Psalms of lament.""I had this image of myself having lost everything, sitting in a prison cell." "We had double our normal attendance that Sunday.  Everyone will show up for a scandal.""The thought of being a pastor again felt like being thrown into a snake pit.""We can't love someone if we are judging them."Links:Markus Watson's Website:https://www.markuswatson.com/Westmorland Community Food Pantry:https://www.westmorlandfoodpantry.com/------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place.  Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letters-from-home-podcast/id1525564599For one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletterhttps://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/newsletter/We r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher,  Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
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