Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville appeared on The Real on Monday to address rumors that he fathered a baby outside his marriage. Gray, who was accompanied by his wife Aventer, admitted to having an “emotional affair” with someone, but nothing more than that.
“Over a year ago, my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage, and in that time, I began to converse with someone, other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader — which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges — and began to converse, and I was even in the presence of that person one time. But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them. I did not sleep with anyone.”
He continued, “There’s no baby, none of that,” he said. “It’s important for me to take responsibility for the areas where I did come up short. Sharing things about my marriage, outside of my wife and outside of trusted counselors, is an emotional affair. It was wrong. I take responsibility for that. But I will not take responsibility for that which I did not do.”
Gray and his wife Aventer Gray have two children: a daughter Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray and a son John W. Gray IV.