Two women are accusing married Atlanta pastor Craig Lamar Davis of Full Gospel Baptist Church of spreading HIV, IB Times reports. The women said they had affairs with Davis but that he did not tell them he is HIV positive.
Davis was arrested July 22 on charges of reckless conduct and was released from Fulton County Jail two days later on $1,500 bond.
Ronita McAfee said she started talking to Davis on Facebook, and the two began having an affair. He never informed her of his HIV positive status, but called McAfee a couple of months after the affair started and told her one of his ex-girlfriends had tested positive for HIV. He told McAfee to get tested but that it wasn’t a death sentence if the test came back positive. McAfee tested negative but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to warn other women about Davis. In an email sent to BlackMediaScoop.com, she said:
“Mr. Craig Lamar Davis is a master manipulator: women have bought him cars, relocated and purchased homes under the impression that he was going to marry them, bought him countless suits and accessories (i.e. watches, ties, jewelry, shoes, etc.), given him their food stamp cards every month as if he’s entitled, depleted their checking and savings account on his behalf, etc. and he expects nothing less.”
McAfee also said that Davis shows “no regard for the human life” and that she was just wanted to let the people of the church know that he has been “sexually rampant.”
McAfee filed a police report and took out a warrant for Davis’ arrest in Clayton County, Georgia. She asked Clayton County detectives if she could also file a report against him in Fulton County where another woman had had an affair with Davis. The second woman, who asked to remain anonymous, was also in a leadership position at Bishop Steven Hall where Davis was a head armor barrier. The woman said she had been celibate for 15 years before sleeping with Davis and contracting HIV. She was removed from her position, and Davis was asked to leave the church.
McAfee’s email also alleges that two men contracted HIV from Craig Davis as well.