Sex Scandal Roils Atlanta Megachurch

After DNA test, archbishop admits 'nephew' is his son
By John Lister,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2007 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Revelations was the theme of the day for a scandal-plagued Atlanta church as its archbishop had to admit that his "nephew" is really his son. And worse, he’d lied about it under oath, AP reports. A court-ordered DNA test showed Archbishop Earl Paulk fathered D.E. Paulk. Both work at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church.

The DNA test followed the archbishop’s testimony in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who claimed he coerced her into sex. Faulk swore under oath he's never had sex with anyone but his wife, but the paternity test proved him wrong. He may face perjury charges. In 1992, six women claimed to have had sexual relations with Paulk family members. The church’s membership is down around 85% from its peak.