Hezekiah Walker’s alleged homosexuality leads to bitter divorce with wife
The world-renowned Gospel singer Hezekiah Walker's wife seeks divorce over his alleged homosexuality.
Fifty-eight-year-old gospel singer Hezekiah Walker has inspired people from all socio-economic sections of society in the US. A visionary, he has inspired and motivated many youths. Founder and senior pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, New York, and Bensalem, people flock to his ministries to hear him speak about God.
His complete dedication to the Lord and intense determination to guide people on the path of goodness has made him one of the most revered pastors of our times, but the tide has changed with many a speculation about his homosexuality!
Early Years And The Word Of God Beckons
Born in a family where religion took precedence over everything else, Walker found his calling in music. At the age of eight, he joined a choir, and by age 14, he had taken to song-writing.
While still in his mid-twenties, he formed the ‘Love Fellowship Crusade Choir,’ his first-ever gospel group. This pioneer of gospel music, also known as the hip-hop pastor, has many eminent hip-hop artists attending his ministry.
With 14 music albums under his belt, his song 'Every Praise' from his album Azuca was named the 'Gospel Song of the Decade' by Billboard Magazine and was certified Platinum by RIAA. The song is an ode to a young, kidnapped boy who sang it non-stop for three long hours while shoved in the back seat of a car, leading him to be set free.
At the zenith of his soulful career, Walker’s life was disrupted when his wife Monique walked away from their marriage.
Pastor’s Wife Calls It Quits On Grounds Of His Homosexuality
Walker married Monique in 1992. Monique was a natural at singing and even as a child sang in the Church choir. In the early part of the 80s, she joined ‘The Soul Stirrers Crusade choir,’ where she met her would-be husband.
Parents to a beautiful daughter, Kyasia Monet, Monique also co-starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Carl Lumby in the stage play Coriolanus. People were enchanted by her musical abilities after she joined the Love Fellowship Crusade choir and has been applauded for being largely responsible for LFCC winning Grammy & Stellar Awards.
Monique decided to call it quits with Walker after publicly announcing that her husband had infected her with a sexually transmitted disease. This came as a big shocker to the pastor’s parish. He has always denounced homosexual lifestyles but rumor has it that he did, eventually, admit to having a lover and forced Monique and his daughter to leave their home.
A Bitter Divorce But The Music Plays
Defamation came down harshly on this globally-acclaimed gospel artist though the truth about the bitter divorce is still hazy. He has denied all allegations and claims he is straight.
The accusations did not stop even as he tried pleading not guilty on his social media pages where he enjoys a massive fan following. Evangelism aside, Walker is appreciated for his philanthropic initiatives.
Last year’s Thanksgiving Day saw Walker arrange food for 1,000 families. A three-hour activity that he says he would love to indulge in as often as possible. He also had a heartfelt performance with his song Every Praise at George Floyd’s private memorial.
Tarnished by a bitter divorce on the grounds of homosexuality, he continues to sing the glories of God. The new year will see his daughter getting married and he can’t stop talking about it. This pastor always lends a helping hand wherever required, even if it means playing Godfather to some kids.
Fame is no stranger to the award-winning Hip-Hop pastor. A radio show, podcasts, choirs, and churches, his music has adorned the Billboard Charts for weeks. His Grammy awards are there for all to see, but his personal life has been impacted, and it may take some time before healing sets in.