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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries Cancels ‘All Future Radio and Television Broadcast Ministry’; Morris Receives No Severance From Gateway

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Earlier this week (July 3), the board of elders of Gateway Church and the overseers of Pastor Robert Morris Ministries released a joint statement informing the public that “all future radio and television broadcast ministry from Pastor Robert Morris Ministries has been cancelled” due to Morris’ alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

The Gateway Church elders accepted Morris’ resignation from Gateway Church on June 18, four days after allegations came to light that he abused a 12-year-old in the 1980s.

Morris’ alleged abuse became known after the testimony of survivor Cindy Clemishire was published by The Wartburg Watch on June 15.

RELATED: Gateway Church Learned of Robert Morris’ Crime in 2005, Says Abuse Survivor Cindy Clemishire

“Pastor Robert’s sin and his lack of transparency to the church’s elders and leadership has disqualified him from continuing in his role as senior pastor at Gateway Church and as leader of Pastor Robert Morris Ministries,” the joint statement said. “As a result, all future radio and television broadcast ministry from Pastor Robert Morris Ministries has been cancelled.”

The statement continued by saying that the board and overseers were “grateful for how God has used Gateway Church and Pastor Robert Morris Ministries to minister to so many people around the world for decades.”

“Countless people have come to Christ, grown in their faith, and been ministered to in their time of need. We are truly humbled by what God has done through these ministries,” the statement said.

RELATED: Robert Morris Resigns as Gateway Church’s Senior Pastor Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

The overseers of Robert Morris Ministries told supporters that they “know God is on His throne—even when it seems that everything around us is shaking, He is our firm foundation.”

“We know He loves and cares for every one of you, and we encourage you to continue looking to Him as the source of hope and strength,” the statement added.

The statement concluded, “Our prayer for you who have watched our television programs, listened to Worship & the Word on radio, and supported this ministry with your prayers and gifts can be found in Scripture.”