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D.E. Paulk is the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Atlanta, GA OUR FOUNDERS Don Paulk, Clariece Paulk, Norma Paulk, Earl Paulk (left to. Donald Earl Paulk is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Donald Earl Paulk and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and. Bishop Earl P. Paulk, an influential evangelical preacher who helped build a Georgia megachurch but who was humbled by accusations of.

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At 17, Paulk said he received a call from God to enter ministry. While there, the church experienced massive growth, enlarging the building several times, having services in a tent, ealr moving its services into a building known as the “K-Center.

Earl Paulk

Paulk, who received the mantle of head pastor a year and a half ago. Paulk remained active in the civil rights movement during this time. Charter members are received on Easter Sunday, Earl Paulk said that he signed The Atlanta Ministers’ Manifestoa statement prepared in the fall of by a group of 80 clergymen in Earrlrelating specifically to the violence in Little RockArkansasand in general to issues of racial integration from the point of view of Christian social responsibility.

Under exrl sister Clariece, who headed the church’s arts ministry for many years, it became known for its music ministry as well. In response, one of the whites who remained, Ida Williams, gave a minute sermon in which she said, “It is not the will of God that we should have prejudice. The first sermon preached from the pulpit of pualk first Neo-Gothic Cathedral to be built in the South was entitled Whosoever Will. He then would say he intended to “make love” to her. However, the test confirmed that he was the product of an illicit relationship between Earl Paulk and his sister-in-law, Clariece Paulk, who was married to Don.


Paulk, who had previous television and radio ministry experience, later expanded his media ministry and for many years his show aired on TBN. Earl Paulk issued a statement through his lawyer denying the charge.

During this time, he served on a committee that observed Georgia’s then-segregated schools, and determined that laulk separate paukl equal ” was a fiction. Now, it is in the suburbs on a acre expanse, a collection of paulm surrounding a neo-Gothic cathedral.

But the paternity test said otherwise. Paulk is pictured in his home Friday Nov.

In March offounder Bishop Earl Paulk makes his transition and several months later the church moves to its present location at H. Paulk resigned from Hemphill in Retrieved August 31, A judge ordered the test at the request of the Cobb County district attorney’s office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which are investigating Earl Paulk for possible perjury and false-swearing charges stemming from a lawsuit.

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Copyright The Associated Press. Paulk makes his home in suburban Atlanta along with his wife, Brandi, and children, Esther and Micah.

Dedicated inthis building was known as the “Cathedral of the Holy Spirit,” and eventually the church changed its name to “the Cathedral at Chapel Hill. Retrieved from ” https: One of them was Tricia Weeks, who had ghostwritten Paulk’s autobiography. Farl was during this time that he began preaching against racism.

Inhe was honored by Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, Pailk with an honorary doctorate degree for his in-depth theological research and writings. His public housing ministry was named one of a ” eearl points of light ” by President George H.


Years later, he said that he was influenced by seeing his uncle shoot a black friend in the back for cutting eqrl while plowing cotton. This stance wasn’t popular even with some members of his own church; when the first blacks set foot in the church in the early s, several whites walked out in protest.

While at Candler, he married Norma Davis, a girl who had attended his father’s church. Popular stories ezrl unavailable Top videos Popular videos currently unavailable.

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Earl continued his education at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, becoming the first Pentecostal-born student paaulk to attend the Methodist seminary. Paulk’s stance was not typical for his time; it had long been common for white Southern preachers to use the Bible to justify support for racial bars.

Christian Research Institute Journal. He was one of the few white pastors who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. She claimed to have confronted him as far back as the s about his immorality.

Paulk died early on the morning of March 29,at Atlanta Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Bishop Paulk now heads a staff of over 25 full-time pastors who serve a parish of over 25, In a deposition stemming from the lawsuit, the archbishop said under oath that the only woman he had ever had sex with rarl of his marriage was Brewer.