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Timberlake: This is my confession

By | Published Fri, October 29th 2010 at 00:00, Updated Fri, October 29th 2010 at 00:00 GMT +3

Controversial Finger of God Church deputy leader Quincy who is also the husband of former TV queen Esther Arunga breaks his silence, writes Stevens Muendo

"How is your marriage doing," I ask an ecstatic blinged Quincy Timberlake as we settle down for our interview.

It has been over nine months since his involvement in the occult-like Finger of God Church controversy and the shocking marriage to fair and comely TV queen Esther Arunga.

He looks at me squarely in the eyes and smiles then chuckles before bursting into a prolonged laughter.

"My marriage is the epitome of all love stories that Shakespeare wrote about. Volcanoes have come and erupted on us.

Marriage

But our love has remained steadfast. Esther is the reason I live. We are doing well," Timberlake remarks, then poses, adjusting a button on his expensive shiny grey silk suit which is perfectly donned with a red shirt, evidence of the wealth associated with him.

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"We are expecting our first born in December. We plan to have the baby delivered in Pittsburg," Timberlake notes and quickly remembers that his passport is still held at the immigration offices awaiting four cases against him.

"I cook for Esther, play with her, rub her belly and do all sorts of things that would make a pregnant woman happy. She is always by my side," he adds, then bursts into another prolonged laughter.

Back from Hell

But in a flash, his radiant face turns gloomy. A prolonged moment of silence follows. He casts his face down as his mind travels down memory lane. He holds his chin and sighs as if he is fighting tears back. In a weak low tone he says, "My friend, it’s been rough. I have been through hell."

Finger of God Church deputy leader Quincy Timberlake who is also the husband of former TV queen Esther Arunga

From allegations of forgery, drug trafficking and devil worshipping to widespread public condemnations since February when the drama of the Finger of God Church led by popular jazz star Joseph Hellon unfolded, the flamboyant 33-year-old has been walking the dark side of fame. His life has been characterised by endless court battles. His intent to join politics has even multiplied his enemies.

"I have had an episodic past which I want to shed off. I have been through much but that is history. I am a changed man," he quips candidly as he dramatically unfolds shocking oracles of his past, encounters with the rich and famous, his recruitment into Freemasonry and the human sacrifice threats that saw him flee Washington late last year.

Fake stories

"Most of the shocking tales you have heard are not made-up. Today, I want to say it all, make the record straight and ashame the devil," with a grin, he nods.

"I am a Kenyan. My parents are from Nyanza. I have been living in the United States and have been making seasonal visits here.

"Just like many young black men in the US, after college, I started to juggle between odd jobs to make ends meet. I used to live in junkie cars because I couldn’t afford to pay house rent. I was desperate. That is how I found myself getting recruited to the Cash Church of God," he says.

What on earth is Cash Church of God? I am perplexed and loudly wonder.

"The Cash Church of God has everything to do with most of the billionaires on Forbes list, celebrated American stars, business merchants and the who-is-who in America’s politics.

"On the first visit, I was paid a whooping $10 million (Sh800 million) after which I was told to sign-up as a member," he reveals.

"Back then, I needed the money and overnight, I was living in dreamland. Literally, I had access to anything I needed. I could grace red-carpet celebrity ceremonies and rub shoulders with A-List celebrities.

I toured the world. That’s how I met Beyonce, Jay Z, Whitney Houston and the like. But little did I know I was already in Freemasonry and my date with destiny was beckoning," he poses.

He drowns a gulp of water as my mind ponders through the rhetoric, my eyes gaping at his staunch face.

Celebrity life

"The money kept on coming as I rose through the ranks. (Joseph) Hellon had been my childhood friend and through him, I started forwarding finances donated by friends to his church, the Finger of God. The figures were in millions.

In the meantime, Timberlake joined the Amaru Revolution, a movement by young black guys who could move from one state to another pimping old cars and hosting celebrity shows. That too became his connection to showbiz and VIP events.

"But finally, I came face to face with reality during a mission in Italy, just months after I was to be named a grandmaster. Finally, they wanted to sacrifice me," he says slowly. I sense fear.

Timberlake says he is not to blame for the Finger of God’s cult-like allegations and maintains that he is a man after God’s heart.

He denies all allegations of fraud and forgery levelled against him as he maintains that his political ambitions are not a fluke.

"Since I came back last year, forces from above have been fighting me. My declaration that I will run for the presidential seat in 2012 is sending jitters to the men at the helm. I have faced intimidation and threats but I am not backing down," he concludes.


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