A New Jersey Christian who says she was abused by her father and raised in a cult was stunned to hear he was still alive and living in the country, but still a minister.
Brent Jones, 73, said he spoke to his father by phone Saturday and said he was in good health.
He spoke to the media for the first time Monday in his new hometown of New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Jones said he had a hard time accepting the news that his father had died.
“He was a man who had his life, and he loved his people, and now he’s gone, but he has not left me,” Jones said.
“It’s just so tragic that we’ve got a family in this country that can’t have him.
It’s just horrible.
It wasn’t just a church. “
I feel like I was raised in the cult.
It wasn’t just a church.
It was a group of people that I loved.
He was one of the people that was so good at what he did.
I know he’s a great man, but I just can’t comprehend it.”
Jones said his father was a pastor who taught at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Newark, New Jersey.
He said his family was devastated by his death, and their grief and pain were shared by many in the community.
“It’s been a difficult time for all of us, not just my family, but also for all my friends,” Jones told The Associated Press.
“Now, it’s just tragic that our lives and the lives of the family are no longer together. “
We don’t know what to say or what to do.””
Now, it’s just tragic that our lives and the lives of the family are no longer together.
We don’t know what to say or what to do.”
Jones and his wife, Julie, are expecting their third child together, and have been searching for a surrogate mother.
Jones also had a daughter, who is now 7, and a stepson, who he said was raised with his father.
“We just lost our dad, our best friend, and the person that we all loved,” Julie Jones said of their life.
Jones said his wife had been on a mission trip to Ethiopia, but that she and the baby were unaware of her father’s whereabouts.”
This has been a very difficult time and we’re all in a lot of pain.”
Jones said his wife had been on a mission trip to Ethiopia, but that she and the baby were unaware of her father’s whereabouts.
He said the mission trip was over a year ago and that she never made it to Ethiopia.
Julie Jones also said her father did not attend her wedding.
Jones and Julie Jones were married for nearly 50 years and have three children, a son, a daughter and a grandson.
Jones said he is not sure when he will see his son again.
Julie and his other son, Brian, also lived with their father for a short time, and that’s when the relationship fell apart, he said.
“I don’t want to tell my children what to think about my dad, but we are in a place where we have a lot to share,” Jones added.
Jones was born in the United States in 1954 and attended St. Andrews Catholic Church, where his father worked.
Julie said she attended St Andrews High School and graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in business administration.
He worked for a large public relations company, and was a member of the Newark branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Julie was ordained a priest in the Church in 1973.
She said her parents were married in 1974.
“When I was in high school, my dad taught at the local church and he was a very successful man,” Julie said.
The couple divorced in 1980, and she said she and her husband never spoke of their divorce.
Jones and Julie had three children together, two boys and two girls.
He also had two grandchildren, two stepchildren and a great-grandchild.
Jones, who has three sons and one daughter, said his two sons are now adults.
“My daughter is in the military, and my son is a pastor,” Jones’ wife said.
Julie also said she is still a member the Church, though she has since divorced.
“Brent’s ministry has grown immensely,” Julie told AP.
He’s a person who has taught us to be very compassionate and loving and very compassionate about others.””
Brent is a wonderful person and a wonderful father.
He’s a person who has taught us to be very compassionate and loving and very compassionate about others.”