Pastor Accused of Bigamy: Kansas Church Leader Keenan Darnell Allegedly Has Two Wives

Huffington Post
January 12, 2012|main5|dl1|sec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D126784

Pastor Keenan Darnell.

A Kansas pastor's wife says her husband was marrying other people while they were together -- and in at least one case he wasn't acting as the officiant.

Toni Darnell says that her husband of 17 years is a bigamist. He allegedly applied for a new marriage license as the couple continued to work out a messy divorce, KCTV first reported.

The pastor and his other wife allegedly exchanged vows, the TV station reports.

In the summer of 2010, Pastor Keenan Darnell moved his wife and three children from Missouri to lead the Glorious Life Church in Derby, Kansas. That's when Toni says Keenan abandoned her.

"I didn't see it coming. He left me for another woman in the church. I moved to Wichita to pastor a church. He left me homeless and broke, so I had to move back home to the KC area," said Toni Darnell.

"The sad thing about it is, I moved away from my family and friends to do something that he wanted to do," the distraught woman told Fox-4.

As for the children, she says they are the real victims of this mess.

"He wants to play victim," she told KAKE. "The only victim in this is my children. Three of them have to live in it and they want to talk about child abuse? I've never abused my children."

Derby police are still investigating the bigamy accusations.








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