"Ravi Zacharias at Christ Community Chapel" by TMDrew / CC BY-SA 4.0

Ravi Zacharias ministry to investigate sexual misconduct claims at spas against its founder

Sep 29, 2020

By Bob Smietana

The evangelical nonprofit named for the late Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias will launch an investigation into allegations of misconduct against its founder, according to a major Christian publication.

Christianity Today magazine reported that three women who worked as massage therapists at spas co-owned by the Christian evangelist claimed that he repeatedly masturbated and exposed himself during massage sessions and made unwanted sexual advances.

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries denied the allegations in a statement to Religion News Service.

“We, the family and ministry teammates of the late Ravi Zacharias, can say the allegations now being made against Ravi do not in any way comport with the man we knew for decades—we believe them to be false,” the statement said. “These allegations pertain to businesses that were closed nearly a decade ago. These allegations were never made during Ravi’s lifetime, but were first presented to a third party more than three months after his death.”

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