Recently Pastor Jamal Bryant made headlines after commenting on recently deceased Youtuber Kevin Samuels during one of his sermons. Not everyone was there for what they had to say, and it seems Pastor Bryant heard people loud and clear as he followed up with a public apology to Kevin’s family.
Like previously reported, during one of his sermons, Bryant said, “To men who have no authority. How can a man say you’re worthless after 35? How can a man say you don’t have a powerful man’s level of traction when that man needs to get a GoFundMe for his funeral? »
His words rubbed some people the wrong way, including Omarion, who walked into The Shade Room to speak out against his comments.
Jamal then returned to his pulpit to apologize to the Samuels family last Sunday. He shared a clip from his church service where he mentioned,
“So not in a quiet place, but from the same pulpit I said it in, I wanted to answer it. Everybody wants to be an adult until it’s time to apologize, I’m a mature adult and I take full responsibility for everything I say and do so I wanted to take a moment and apologize to the Samuels family I wanted to apologize to the whole of the community. I wanted to apologize to my noble brothers at Kappa Alpha Psi Faternity Incorporated. Listen to this, an apology is only wasted if you pair it with an apology.
He also said in his caption, “I send my deepest condolences and apologies to the family and friends of #kevinsamuels. Thanks to everyone who wanted to hold me accountable. We grow from mistakes and maturity from birth. Humility will always overcome arrogance. We’re growing as we go!”
As for the GoFundMe campaign Pastor Bryant referenced in his first sermon, it turns out it was started by an impostor. TMZ reports that Kevin Samuels’ family say the person who started the campaign offered them the money, but they said they wouldn’t accept it.
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