HOUSTON - Megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell announced in a Facebook message Saturday that he has prostate cancer.
The pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church said he received a call from Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center notifying him that is in Stage I of the disease.
He said he wanted to share the news in his own words before people heard it from others. He also wanted to encourage people to take care of their own health.
"There's no need in being diseased," he said. "There's no need in dying unnecessarily."
Watch his full video message below.
Caldwell pleaded not guilty in 2018 to accusations that he and another man defrauded investors of $3.4 million.
According to court documents, Caldwell and another man are accused of duping at least 29 people into buying Chinese bonds that had no value for a total of $3.4 million between April 2013 and August 2014.
Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.