Atlanta minister Craig Lamar Davis, former pastor of Full Gospel Baptist Church, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation on Friday for knowingly exposing women in his congregation to HIV, reports My FOX Atlanta.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Davis was found guilty in January of two counts of reckless HIV.

Davis, who was married at the time that the allegations came to light, initially denied both his HIV status and cheating on his wife.

In a last-ditch plea for leniency during Friday’s sentencing hearing, the formerly “unrepentant” pastor said that his actions were “wrong.”


As previously reported by NewsOne, Davis had extramarital affairs with two women and did not tell either that he was HIV positive. During his trial, Davis admitted that doctors diagnosed him with HIV in 2005. And while he admitted to having sex with a Fulton County woman, the former pastor denied a sexual encounter with his second accuser, Ronita McAfee of Clayton County.

McAfee tested negative for HIV, while the second known victim, who was allegedly celibate for 15 years before sleeping with her married pastor, tested positive.

Police are still investigating the possibility of more victims.

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7 thoughts on “Pastor Craig Davis Sentenced To 10 Years For Knowingly Exposing Women In Congregation To HIV

  1. stephanie on said:

    Yes the women knew he was married, however he also knows he was married, therefore the blame falls on him alone, they never put a gun to his head. As a married man and a man of the cloth, the blame is on him.

  2. VBucGreen on said:

    This has nothing to do about being a saint, wrong is wrong and right is right. The two females knew the pastor was married, so why put themselves in that predicament in the first place. A married man or women can offer one nothing but trouble.

    • RENO2AC on said:

      There are no victims in this story. Even if he were free to mingle and single, could somebody had gone to Rite-Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, SOMEWHERE and buy some condoms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Condoms still don’t protect you 100%, but they sure help!

  3. Lets put the HIV aside for a moments, these two women knew this man was married, so why sleep with him at all? In this day and age, if you have not been with your partner 25 plus years, you needs to protect yourself and sometimes then one needs to protect self.

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