December 26, 2015

Ohio Minster, Former Crime Family Enforcer, Marries 19-year-old to join his 44-year-old wife

'Sister wives': Thom Miller, 60, with his two 'wives' - 44-year-old Belinda and 19-year-old Reba Kerfoot.

[From article]
A 60-year-old pastor has married his 19-year-old girlfriend with the full support of his 44-year-old wife - and now his teen bride is pregnant.
Thom Miller, a former mafia enforcer who found god in prison, is now building a new house in their hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, with one wing for each wife.
Belinda, 44, and Reba, 19, claim to both be perfectly happy with a life of polygamy, but Reverend Miller stresses that he is the only person in their relationship allowed to have more than one partner.
While Rev. Miller finished building their new home, his wives takes turns in living with him, spending three nights each with him on rotation.
Rev. Miller runs a ministry which visits prisons and also has his own church in Mansfield, which is where he married 19-year-old Reba.
Rev. Miller and Belinda had talked about polygamy after their wedding seven years ago, but the idea became reality when they met Reba Kerfoot, whom he had known since she was a child.
Ms Kerfoot said: 'At first my family thought that what we were doing was not right. They didn't think it was proper for me to be with a man that was already married.
'But they started to come around and now they're happy as they know I am happy.
[. . .]
He said: 'The whole situation works for all three of us.
'I am the only one who is allowed to have more than one partner and both my wives understand and appreciate that.
'I think polygamy benefits everyone because my wives get to have a much larger family - it means they always have a friend with them.
[. . .]
Rev.Miller grew up in a housing project in Cleveland and ended up working as an enforcer for the local mob, and leading a life of crime, drugs and violence.
Speaking to a local newspaper in 2003, he claimed to have been shot three times, been jailed more than 20 times and having fathered 12 children with five different women.
In 1991 he was jailed for stabbing a man in a bar fight and while in prison, he stole a bible and found God.
Upon his release seven years later he became an ordained minister and now runs a ministry that visits prisons and does international missionary work.

'I try not to get jealous': Pastor, 60, marries his pregnant girlfriend, 19, with the blessing of his wife, 44, with both women to live in different wings of Ohio home
Reverend Thom Miller, 60, is married to Belinda, 44 and Reba, 19
His teenage wife number two is expecting their first child
The mafia enforcer-turned-pastor lives with his two wives in Ohio
He is the only one allowed more than one partner in their relationship
By Sara Malm for MailOnline
Published: 06:20 EST, 30 November 2015 | Updated: 02:23 EST, 1 December 2015

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