Yvonne Nelson has revealed that a son of Action Chapel Internation founder Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, once proposed to her.
Making the revelation in her new book, I Am Not Yvonne Nelson, the actress said that she met Joel Duncan Williams when he visited a movie set she was working on in 2009.
“He was not my visitor, for he had come there to see someone else. By the end of his visit, however, I turned out to matter more to him than the person he had come to see. This august visitor, if I should call him so because of the retinue of security guards he moved with, derived his influence from the surname he carried.”
“Until that day, I hadn’t known or heard about him, but I could not fail to notice his imposing presence when he showed up. Before he left where we were shooting the movie, he said he had fallen in love with me,” parts of the book read.
Yvonne Nelson revealed that to prove he was serious about her, Joel visited her on set and treat her to lunch.
“I was amused by his security and the mini-convoy that followed him. I began to wonder what threats he encountered that warranted the kind of escort he moved with. While I was still unsure of what to tell him, his plans were far advanced for marriage.”
Yvonne Nelson said the younger Duncan Williams, one evening, showed up at her house with his usual entourage to ask for her hand in marriage.
However, this proposal came with an unexpected condition, the actress noted, she did not see coming.
“He said, before the marriage would proceed, I had to go to his father to be prayed for. The purpose of that prayer was to ensure that whatever demons or evil spirits were present in me or my family line would be cast out. In my head, I asked whether he didn’t think my mother also needed to pray to cast out any potential bad spirits in him,” the actress wrote.
“Being the son of Archbishop Duncan-Williams didn’t necessarily mean he was inhabited by the Holy Spirit and guarded by angels. And who told him that being an actress meant that I was a harbinger of malevolent spirits? At least, those who lived in our area would testify that the Manovia household used to be one of the most religious households around.”
Yvonne Nelson stated that her friendship ended abruptly, as a result, before there could be any chance of developing a relationship.
She noted that although she does not show off being Christian she believes in God and knows her prayers are answered when she calls on Him.
“I have seen the hand of God in my affairs many times and I have no doubt He comes through for me when I call on Him. I don’t believe in just big pastors or men of God, some of whom are nothing short of entrepreneurs. I, therefore, found it funny that someone who was interested in marrying me and hadn’t secured my consent thought I needed to be spiritually cleansed even before he proceeded. “