The case of missing medical doctor Teleka Patrick gets more peculiar by the day. Patrick has been missing since early December when her car was found over 100 miles from her home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The case got more interesting when gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp reportedly stated that he’d been getting stalked by Patrick and had filed a restraining order against her.
According to Mlive.com, a woman believed to be Patrick was called out by Sapp at his church. The pastor allegedly told his congregation that a woman had gone to his home the night before to talk to his three children and she wasn’t invited to be there. At the time, Patrick was in the congregation and sat puzzled as Sapp went into his tirade.
“He was just really upset,” said an unidentified woman who spoke to the Kalamazoo Gazette. “… He asked, ‘How did you even know where I lived? Did you follow me?’ … He said he had been out of town, he was out of the state and he got back to find out that some woman had been in his house and he knew who it was.”
Sapp is the pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Michigan and didn’t identify the woman he was speaking of during the sermon. But the source claims that Dr. Teleka Patrick was the woman to whom he was referring. It was shortly afterward that Sapp was able to get a restraining order against her.
Patrick was a first-year medical resident in Psychiatry at the Western Michigan University School of Medicine at the time of her disappearance. She has not been seen since December 5.
The source claims that the staff at the church had been given Patrick’s picture and told not to let her into the church for any reason.
“He said that she wasn’t welcome there, that he could not be her pastor anymore,” said the woman.
“(He said) she had joined the church … but he said, ‘I can’t help you anymore, I can’t be your pastor because you’ve overstepped your boundaries.”
Right before her disappearance, Patrick sent a series of tweets out that some believe to be about Sapp and the incident at the church.
“ … I am so sorry to hear about the person who traumatized you,” she tweeted around the time of the church situation. “The weeks that I stayed away from you, and stopped messaging you, I actually was pondering this. I was like, well, if he hasn’t spoken to me, had a conversation with me, then regardless of what I feel in my spirit, I could be making trouble for myself.
“So that’s why I was like, please contact me because without contact from you, there’s no difference between me and one of those other women, I could be brought up on harassment just like the rest of them and, most likely, I have a lot more to lose than those other women … I do hope you won’t be turning over my pictures and videos to anyone. Today really kind of scared me. Should I be scared?”