“A video showing a local pastor allegedly making threats towards someone, is making its rounds on the internet.
During a church conference last week, Bishop Jeremiah Reed, appeared to make a death threat. Sources tell Channel 13 Reed geared his threat towards his grandson. Reed officiates at the Des Moines Apostolic Temple.
In a video excerpt, Reed told the congregation he had received phone calls from someone trying to ‘mess with him’.
“There is nobody that big in the world that cannot be hunted down. I got folk that will hunt you, put you in a cornfield or drop you in the river and put a weight on you or cut your tongue out and leave it on your chest. Those are the kinds of connections I have,” said Reed.
The Bishop goes on to say, “I want them to know I’m not a playboy.”
A former member of the church left because she said she was scared of the reoccurring threatening and abusive environment.
“I always think to myself, this is like a woman who that’s being beaten by her husband and she wants to get away and she cant.” She went on to say, “There was never a time when I went and sat in the congregation and felt comfortable.”
The woman asked Channel 13 not to show her identity, in fear of backlash from the church, but is glad the video is exposing the truth. She says the church is supposed to be welcoming and loving towards everyone but says the church is generating fear and hatred.
“If you are a shepard of the sheep you are supposed to build them up not tear them down. Just to hear that stuff who would want their kids or their loved ones to sit up under something of that magnitude.”
Channel 13 tried speaking with Reed at the church but was kicked off the property.
The reason behind the alleged threat is unknown.”