A young woman, Danielle Simmons bravely shared her story a few days ago of how after losing her parents in a tragic car accident at the age of 23, in 2008, she was left vulnerable and was allegedly preyed upon by so-called men of God.
Ms Simmons names Pastors Herman Davis Sr, Marcellus Howard & (no first name) Bates and a technician by the name of Clement Hunter. She stated that Herman Davis a married pastor, made her feel comfortable under the guise of taking care of her as she grieved for her parents.
Their ‘relationship’ took a turn when he made her feel uncomfortable, by holding her hand, stroking her, kissing her then eventually, ‘taking her virginity’. He then passed her on to his friend ‘pastor’ Marcellus Howard who then had his way with her too. She was later passed on to Clement Hunter who was a technician for the church.
- Herman Davis ‘pastors’ at West Broad SDA Church in Savannah, Georgia.
- Marcellus Howard ‘pastors’ at the West End SDA church in Atlanta, Georgia. Ironically and disgustingly, one of the choir leaders at his church tried to touch me inappropriately, multiple times, ‘claiming he was joking’, when I said his behavior was inappropriate.
- Pastor Bates. (No info as yet)
All the men were and are still married and were allegedly having sexual affairs and molesting the young woman for years, they allegedly manipulated her during her pain and suffering.
Another woman Shirdelle Dollar-Young also claims Herman Davis caused pain to her family, she posted and shared Danielle’s video with the caption:
“It’s time to get these SICK F@€#S OUT OF POSITION!!!! THE TIME HAS COME. My fury has resurfaced…and to think that my sister and I STILL converse about this man and HOW HE DESTROYED OUR ENTIRE FAMILY when we were children…AND HOW WE STILL STRUGGLE WITH, BUT HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FORGIVE HIM. Cutting my rant right now because I can only hear 4 letter words in my mind!!!! WHO THE HELL DO THESE MEN THINK THEY ARE???????? UGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! I’M ON FIRRRREEEEEE!!!!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
So there has been more than one accuser for Mr Davis.
A source who wishes to remain anonymous states, that, “‘Herman Monster’ [‘Pastor’ Herman Davis] has done this many times before, but is moved to another church when people start to ask questions or raise a ruckus.”
Ms Simmons claimed she was called out by another pastor, Samuel Dade of the Solid Rock SDA Church in Orlando, Florida, who had posted an advertisement for an upcoming seminar where two of the men Ms Simmons claimed had inappropriate relations with her, were guest speakers.
We have reached out to the South Eastern Conference, the Georgia-Cumberland Conference and the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists for comment, they have not responded as yet.
Believers don’t let this discourage you from the Word of God, just beware Satan also has demons on earth that he uses to confuse and destroy.
- Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
- For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14
- Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matthew 13:30
If you have been raped or assaulted please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1 (800) 656-4673.
Thank you to my anonymous, contributing editors.
Update: Samuel Dade Jr has removed the flyer which advertised the seminar above.
Update: Another source who wished to remain anonymous, claims this is not an isolated incident, these types of stories of adultery, molestation and rape have been happening for years in the church.
Update: Marcellus responds to the accusations.
If the conference is investigating the allegations, why is Marcellus still on the pulpit, suspend the man until you complete this so called investigation, even the police pretend to do that.
If you have been assaulted by a pastor, deacon, elder or someone in the church please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This is not a bashing of the the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but naming & shaming those who are not true followers of Yeshua (Christ).