Alright Now: Pregnant and Unwed NYC Pastor Says She Refuses to Be Shamed Out of the Pulpit!

Reader, Pastor Desiree Allen says she won't stop preaching despite her pregnancy. I don't know why people are still shocked that saved singles have sex. Yell it's forcation but, most the kids in children's church come from single parent homes. Should this woman sit down? I don't think so.  Heck, she already had sex. Maybe it was a "slip up" who knows. We don't know the story. Let God be her judge.

A Harlem, New York pastor Desiree Allen went public with her pregnancy and refused to stop preaching as a result of it, many commended her. Allen points out that male pastors often get women pregnant, but can continue to preach because their indiscretion can be hidden.

Do you agree?

I Cannot Carry Your Judgment’: Pregnant and Unwed NYC Pastor Says She Refuses to Be Shamed Out of the Pulpit  


  1. Instead of being concerned about man's judgment, she'd better be concerned about God's judgment. And for any who would make this a man vs woman argument, DON'T!!! This article oak about this woman ONLY.


    1. The only difference between her, you and some of us, she got caught. I read this article a while back and I agree. I freed myself from people and so if God continues to use me then I will continue to be used. Just my 2 cents GET OUTTA HERE:)

    2. This is what is wrong with Modern Day Church --new set of rules. Nobody is trying to shame her, but within yourself -don't stand up there like you can over-ride GOD. Somebody asked the question:what does it say to our young people? They already see a circus of actors on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday. Wonder why the Church is not taken seriously any more and much power has been handed over to wrong doing and thinking..

    3. Hold up! I didn't hear y'all going in on Jamal Bryant like this, or half of these male Pastors/musicians who do the same thing. Double standard?

    4. We have so many ingrained prejudices, rooted in our understanding of religion, that we refuse to recognize. When it comes down to it, the same women who would condemn this female pastor, would likely praise and support a male pastor (Jamal Bryant,Deitrick Haddon, Jay Moss,etc....) who got into the same situation.

    5. Nope...She did not get caught. SHE GOT PREGNANT!!!

      And I knew some would cry double standard. I don't know what planet you are living on "Double STANDARD Anonymous, but there are many who oppose Jamaal Bryant. And no need to talk about support of a male Pastor, Betty Sue. I'm quite sure they'll be many like you and Mr. Drive By, who will support her as well.

      Either GET REAL or GET OUTTA HERE!!!

  2. Miss Ann & Get Outta Here,

    From the demo "Bishop" Jones made, it is evident that the men at the pulpit live worse than the sheep they lead. They sin blatantly and don't want to be judged. Ever!!! (They are the anointed of God).

    Well, this is fine by me. I don't belong to their churches anymore. The sad part though is that the spirit of the shepherds gets onto the sheep and the fat cattle take advantage of the weak (Ezekiel 34). And the sin cycle continues. Pastor Allen is a product of that vicious cycle, unfortunately.

    The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...

    1. So she gets to pick which rules she gets to break? Sheesh. She can have all the sex she wants, but to remain in the pulpit is really pushing it.

    2. Anonymous,

      She's living in rebellion. That's her life's purpose. She learned it from her church and she's passing it on to the "sheeple" she oversees.

      The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...

    3. Like our reply

  3. Ms. Ann, I don't care that she's pregnant out of wedlock or refusing to step down! I do care about the judgement and shaming of many congregation members who make choices or mistakes and are often forced to leave the church rather than deal with the repercussions. Personally I think anywhere that professes to be in the name of God, should be a place of compassion, understanding and refuge.

    1. Natasshia Roxanne HallFriday, 18 November, 2016

      It's wrong, nobody is condemning her , but she cannot stand up there before the people when she is in a Leadership position. On the other hand- Modern Day has a new set of rules, standards and expectations.

    2. Remember that the bible states that man will fail us everytime but God word will never change.if u know your word then pray for them and let God do his will nothing else matters Let go and let God

    3. This is another biblically unsound opinion the bible clearly says to admonish (warn or reprimand someone firmly) one another.

      Romans 15:14 - And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.

      Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

      Luke 17:3 - "Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

      1 Thessalonians 5:14 - We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
      2 Thessalonians 3:15 - Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

      Hebrews 10:25 - Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

      Paul admonished the brethren

      Acts 20:31 - "Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

      1 Corinthians 4:14 - I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

      Colossians 1:28 - We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

      Ephesians 5:11
      Verse Concepts
      And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

      Proverbs 24:25
      Verse Concepts
      But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

      2 Timothy 4:2
      Verse Concepts
      Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

      1 Timothy 5:20
      Verse Concepts
      Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

    4. We admonish in love. Our words should minister grace to the hearers but we should correct in love. To just pray and not to warn shows a lack of brotherly love. The only time we should not reprove is: Proverbs 9:8 - Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

      Other scriptures on reproof (reproof implies an often kindly intent to correct a fault; a rebuke suggests a sharp or stern reproof)

      2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

      Proverbs 9:8 - Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

      Proverbs 13:18 - Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

      Proverbs 15:31 - The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

      Proverbs 27:5 - Open rebuke is better than secret love.

      Proverbs 15:32 - He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding

    5. Brother IRA...YOU said it earlier.
      MANY HERE lack spiritual discernment.


  4. 1 Corinthians 5:12, What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? When David sinned, killing Bathsheba's husband, and impregnating her, Nathan went to David. I'm sure David felt exposed, yet he didn't storm off, he wasn't arrogant, he when he had sinned and there would be a price to pay for such.

    Nowadays though, when someone speaks to us about our sin, we become defensive and feel we're being judged when it could be God working through someone to get your attention, or simply a friend keeping it 100%. Should she sit down, yes. In reading the article, she came off prideful, arrogant, unapologetic. No you don't have to feel sorry forever, but you must remember the mantle you chose when you said yes to the call.

    You must remember that despite WHAT YOU THINK, the Bible still speaks of a standard. The issue with Christianity is people want to be their own Christ, they twist the word, they omit certain words, but if your Bible says "God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.." ( Numbers 23:19), then the Christian God has not changed, therefore why do Christians think their God condones their modern day sin? If you feel remorse about your sin, sit down. If you care about your congregation, lead by example, and sit down. Sin is sin is sin is sin, and to see so called Christians making light of it while simultaneously trying to save souls is sad. The church no longer rebukes sin...puffed up prideful passive arrogant unrepentant Christians...aka The Lukewarm Church.

    1. Good word need to get together with ELDER CARTER...I think you two will make a good Paul and Silas team...


  5. Boy, there are so many double minded people who profess Christ. Remember the path to destruction is wide and many go there but the way is narrow and few find it.

  6. Bro. Ira, Man, I am so glad that I fear the judgement of God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS to allow the Holy Spirit to control my FLESH and spirit. How in the world could ANY born again Christian say this type of character is "A Slip up".... REALLY?? Those that believe "OH, IT HAPPENS" need to repent and submit yourself to letting God FILL you with HIS Spirit. YES, it does happen, HOWEVER, YOU'RE STILL IN SIN...MAN OR WOMAN....PERIOD!! I tell you what, IF, my Pastor (being married) got another woman pregnant, I would GET UP OUTTA THERE...FAST (say whatever you want). I don't play the game. God and HIS TRUE CHURCH deserves to be treated with HOLINESS. Bryant, Houghton(?), Long, and many of the others (including women) WILL be held accountable. You can deceive yourself if you want to. BUT, "As for me and my house (family) WE WILL SERVE THE LORD". When will the church wake up and LIVE RIGHT (HOLY)? Such a MESS!! In Christ Alone, RLR.

    1. Amen RLR,
      Apostle Paul said the following Ephesians 5:25-27 - 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

      Jesus is coming back for an unblemished church not one that is full of sin and is proudly flaunting this sin. Man Brother RLR have you noticed how many people acecpt the unrepentant sin of people in the church bu using the don't judge?` As COGIC Bishop quoted 1 Cornithinas 5:12 we should judge those who profess to be in the body of Christ. Jesus told us to judge righteous judgement, which is according to the scripture and the action of a person and not according what you think or a person being a hipocrite doing the same behavior that they are judging others.

      Man my heart grieves for people because they are so blinded and biblically illiterate. We are truly seeing at an accelerated rate the Great Falling Away and it is moving a breakneck speed.

      But as you quoted RLR - Joshua 24:15 - 15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

  7. This woman is an apostate, and I don't normally call anyone things such as this. If you looked at her website and read the story she quoted Rob Bell (enough said) then looking further on her website she had an article titled "Reconsidering Hell" where she discusses a theory that heaven or hell is "malleable". "In short, our very acts are creating our future spaces. While I have no clue what an after death/transcendental heaven or hell looks like I do know what it’s like to experience personal heaven or hell in this life. Moments so blissful there seemed nothing better or so low hell didn’t seem scary, because I was living it." If hell might be the worst situtaiton you could find yourself in here on earth and a concept that all goes to heaven but depending on how you live your life.

    This teaching is so unbilical that if you have any spiritual discerment you see that she is an apostate and her teachings do not align wiuth the word of God.

    She also said this in another article "A relationship with God or a higher inner power has been a literal life saver." - New age teachning at its best

    She is the Associate Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Harlem.- Ironically remember the church at Corinth and their issue with sexual sin amongst others. Also, Paul instructed them on how to deal with someone in sin.

    Other characteristics she noted about herself:
    - Tired of being defined by her title. - She makes sure that she notes all her titles
    - So over being defined by her outfits. - Yet does not quote scripture on how the bible says to dress
    - Wanted to break free from societal norms that did not speak to her. - Sounds good because we are to separated from the world but she said "norms that did not speak to her" does that mean if the norm spoke wo her she would be ok - how about Love not the workd neither things in the world

    - Realized she wasn’t alone. - Great recognition - But God has never left us alone, Jesus said Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

    - Ready for the journey to begin. - Where is God in any of this?

    So to hear her being prideful and unrepentant is not a surprise: the following is one of her comments
    "With the exception of living a pretty much celibate lifestyle in my twenties I had been having sex on and off since I was 15 and had never been pregnant. In fact, I assumed when I was ready it would be very hard for me to conceive. Boy did I miscalculate that."

    1. Enough Said Ira.

      YOU NAILED IT!!!

      I'm like "The LORD is My Shepherd"...

      No way I would worship under a leader like "Bishop" Jones (this guy really disgusts me) and this woman either.

      She's already violating Scripture I Tim 2:12 "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.", seemingly she could care less about. And now embracing this her pregnancy, because she IS NOT GOING TO BE UNDER Man's Judgment. And calling herself a "pastor" is A COMPLETE JOKE. This woman is JEZEBEL Reincarnated!!!


    2. No, we are being biblically sound. Jesus said judge righteously which means don't judge and be a hypocrite doing the same things.

    3. Brother IRA...

      "It's not that they can't believe, its they won't believe"...

      As I've noted your affinity for Scriptures, I know you would appreciate what Paul says in Romans 1 -

      18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

      19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

      20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

      21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

      22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

      See "PHARISEE" ANONYMOUS, they became FOOLS...


    4. God is going to hold those who know the truth but refuse to live by it- accountable. We can't follow wrong leadership...

  8. Are we having the same attitudes as the Pharisees?

    1. Nope... Sorry...

      IF you can"t discern all what Bro Ira depicted about this woman, YOU my FRIEND, are blind like the Pharisee.


    2. When quoting or referring to the Pharisees we must also remember what Jesus said about them, "For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:20

    3. In essence, righteousness is the opperative word...

  9. I'm not judging I'm just doing from fruit inspections... and any believer that goes against God's Word is in danger of damnation.

    The late bishop G E Patterson said it right, "I know the Bible is right and somebody is wrong..."

    Listen to a few verses of the Bible: (these are just a few and any preacher or leader that's guilty of violating Scripture are disqualified and need to sit down or be sat down.)

    "Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

    "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." Hebrews 13:4

    "You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me." John 8:41-42

    "Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21

  10. Male pastors have done worse and were not shamed by their congregations. How do you bring your mistress to church when your wife is sitting there? A child is "a gift from God," so let her gift be seen to grow right from the pulpit.

    1. A child born out of wedlock is a "bastard".

      "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of Jehovah; even his tenth generation shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah" Deuteronomy 23:2.

      Ain't no pastor done any worse than her. Cut out your feminist way of thinking as a victim, and stop hating men because you are scorned, allowing yourself to support this evil.


    2. Dodo, most Black children are born out of wedlock (72%) ! So you are using Scripture to condemn most Black children who are born as bastards! Thanks for using Scripture to remind us... Not!

      Perform your DUTY as a responsible man and stop sowing wild oats everywhere! Stick with your child's mother and you won't have to worry about "bastard" babies!

      Unless you are one of the few honorable Black men who has been with the same woman for over 20 years, then you need to stop with the bastard talk! Most black kids ARE bastards, so yelling "bastard" "bastard" does Nothing!

    3. EXACTLY...

      72% OF Black children born out of wedlock are BASTARDS. That's what the Bible calls them. Thats what you should call them.

      But yoU want to be your own God, and label them what you would call them. Not only that, you would set them on your woman-made altar, and have them be delivered in the pulpit, calling them "gifts". Out of the abundance of THE HEART, the mouth speaks. Your words are revealing a lot about you.

      By condoning this woman, I would not be surprised you allow men to sow their wild oats, Your ideals don't seem to align with the biblical principles of sexual purity. Don't be bitter. BE BETTER!. BECOME a virtuous women. Speak Gods language. Not your own wisdom. And maybe one day, it may me said of you.."a man who finds a wife, finds a good thing".


    4. God has no respect of persons... the Bible speaks clearly on sin -"The soul that sins shall surely die." Ezekiel 18:20

      That happened to weeping over one sins??? James 4:8-9 speaks of the mindset we must have when we sin. We are far too hospitable with our sin.

      When we look at our sin in the mirror we must go away broken.

      When we understand the gravity of our sin as betrayal against a holy God, it will have us weep.

      But this New Age church sins with no shame or remorse.

    5. Thanks, Rev. Kareem A. Christian for this very powerful comment: When we look at our sin in the mirror we must go away broken.

  11. The bible lists all of the qualifications that God requires a person who wants to be a pastor to have in the New Testament and according to his qualifications no she should not be allowed to preach after getting pregnant out of wedlock.If people followed God's qualifications in the bible you will have a competent pastor but people do not and that's why you have hypocritical pastors.

  12. So we should condone one sin because of another? SMH, Listen it does not matter who does the sin. A sin is a sin. This is the problem with sexism, racism, colorism or any of the isms in places of worship and with Christians.
    If a pastor (normally used out of context in the denominations) is sinning don't justify it rebuke him and if he and the church defends him leave. No matter who it is, especially a leader in the church practicing sin should not be accepted. This does not justify accepting someone else's sin, PERIOD.

  13. Jamal Bryant need to sit down, Israel need to sit down, Eddie Long needed to sit down long time ago.... and this woman need to sit down and have someone to take over for awhile. Nobody cares about holiness anymore. It's unreal how one can be so nonchalant about this. "eh, no big deal, let her preach." It's a joke now. There's a woman in our choir. She was single, got pregnant. Hey, she sat herself down cause she knew there are standards in living correctly within the church and being an example. This Desiree has open the door to any and everything now in her church and they'll be, which there probably already is, foolishness front the front to the back of this sanctuary. Went to a church long ago, I missed ONE tithes and I told them I will make up for it the next Sunday. You know, I'm being honest. THESE JOKES SAT ME DOWN FOR 90DAYS FROM PLAYING KEYS! LOL!! I ain't joking ya'll. Hey, when it comes to that MONEY, it's a different story, haha.. Church folks are tripping out and allowing satan to dictate a whole different standard and from seeing some of the comments and I respectfully say to yours also Ann, no standard whatsoever. YES WE FORGIVE, but again sin is becoming a commodity now. But God will say different in the future.

  14. As a pastor, leader and person young women should look up to, she should RESPECT the position and step down.


    Like so many others that are unashamed of their adultery and have no problem with continuing to preach,

    Jamal (non-Oxford)Bryant

    Noel (The Player)Jones

    Detrick (Fence rider) Haddon

    Charles (Pants down)Jenkins

    Eddie (If I pay, the sin never happened) Long

    Leandrea (How is she a pastor)Johnson

    And a host of others
    Neither these "leaders" or the people around them are
    Concerned about holiness or the repercussion of their actions on the body of Christ.


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