Pastor John Gray created buzz during MegaFest 2017 with what he had to say from the stage at ManPower, but especially with what he said from his seat during Girl Talk. Some “church people” came with criticism after a video snippet from the session was posted to social media. Read his response below:
I wanted to add context to the video that’s been posted. It’s very interesting to me how fast some in the church are ready to vilify and judge something without proper context. I was a part of a panel of men who offered perspective during the Girl Talk panel hosted by First Lady Serita Jakes and her daughters. The question was posed to the men as to whether or not women should need the validation of a man – particularly wives.
My response was that wives MAY want to work, but there are times when some don’t want to HAVE to work. As a husband it is my honor to give my wife the best that I have. And most husbands would say the same. This SHORT clip is designed to get people to go to see the entire conversation. But I’ve noticed how fast things get taken out of context – which is what some people want to do anyway. Some people want to disqualify me from the public discourse because they never liked me anyway. Doesn’t change what God is doing in my life. But responsibility says to offer clear context to the video – which I neither edited or saw before it was sent out. But the point I made was clear – if you have a wife, spoil her, honor her and reverence her. And whether that’s with expressions of gifts or consistent commitment, God will bless your union. Money isn’t the deciding factor in honoring one’s wife. Some women desire time spent or dinner cooked. Other women do like gifts and that’s fine too. Anyway I’m done…for now. God bless! ~ John W. Gray III