Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant is in the center of another alleged controversy, depending on whom you ask. This time, Latoya Shawntee Odom, a 34 year old Los Angeles-based masseuse, is accusing the (in)famous minister of fathering her 10 month old son, according to The Baltimore Sun. Odom also claims. Anti-gay pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant won't receive a key to the city of St. Petersburg, FL after LGBT groups protested his MLK Day inclusion. Gay activists have requested that the Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant be removed as the key speaker for the 30th Annual MLK Leadership Awards Breakfast because he made “inflammatory remarks” regarding gay people. Bryant is the pastor of Baltimore-based megachurch Empowerment Temple. Susan McGrath. Conversating, When Conversation Goes Wrong: VH1, Hip Hop and Jamal Bryant. for counseling for gay persons at his church When Conversation Goes Wrong. May 11, · Popular leader of Northwest Baltimore's Empowerment Temple Church, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, is now the subject of growing online chatter after a woman brandishing the results of a DNA test alleged the divorced preacher fathered a son she gave birth to last websinsta.infotion: Christian Post Reporter.