Pastor Has AIDS Slept With Congregants

Juan Demetrius McFarland, the now-former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, recently admitted from the pulpit that he has AIDS and has slept with church members. He did not reveal to those women that he was infected. McFarland said he contracted HIV in 2003, and in 2008 discovered it had progressed to AIDS. He had been pastor for 23 years. “He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” said church deacon Nathan Williams Jr. McFarland has also admitted to drug use and mishandling church funds.