African American churches were once a place where congregations would unite to hear a message from God, fellowship at community events and gather as a safe-haven during times of racial injustice and slavery.

But in the past few decades, the African American church has been under extreme scrutiny from scandals involving homosexuality, molestation, infidelity and even murder.

Check out our top 10 church scandals within the last few decades. Just added was Tracy Burleson, the Houston pastor who plotted a work for hire murder on his own wife, Pauletta Burleson.

Let’s continue to pray for our spiritual leaders, that they stay strong in the Lord and resist the temptations that may come their way.

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