Contrary to reports that he was suspended by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) for s£xual misconduct, Rev Josh Laryea has denied being suspended by the church on such grounds.
It all happened in March 2017 when The Church Council issued a suspension letter to Rev Josh Laryea over a reported s£xual misconduct against him.
A portion of the suspension letter by The Church Council read;
“Rev. Josh Laryea is being withdrawn from the pulpit and thereby the Doxa Temple with immediate effect. This is to allow the Committee carry out its work uninterrupted.”
The “Emere” hitmaker in an interview on Starr FM disclosed how he nearly committed suicide when the news was broke to him.
“I may have gone mad, I may have been dead…at a point, I thought of suicide…,” Rev Josh said.
Touching on why he left ICGC, he stated that it wasn’t because of any s£xual scandal but his decision was motivated by his own desires.
“It was more like a transition, but definitely something brings it about, but it doesn’t mean that that was the main reason. It has a lot to do with my orientation on the Gospel”, he said.
On the question of whether there were any unsettled issues between himself and the church, he responded;
“I spoke to Doc. and I told him I had to leave. He was not in the affirmative, he wanted me to stay but I insisted that I think I want to leave”.
He also rubbished reports that he left the ICGC Doxa Temple because of female Hiplife artiste, Mzbel.