According to multiple sources, Mary Tocco has separated from Kent Hovind, via police escort, as of November, 2017 and will be filing for divorce. So, apparently Kent Hovind’s adulterous marriage affair with Mary Tocco, the divorced wife of Sam Tocco, lasted just little more than a year since after they were unlawfully married (according to God’s marriage laws) on September 24, 2016. It may be the case that Mary Tocco does not need to file for divorce, because it is being reported that Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco did not obtain a marriage license from the State of Alabama, but merely exchanged vows in a religious ceremony. According to Conecuhy County Probate Court office 251-578-1260, there has been no marriage license issued for either Kent Hovind or Mary Tocco, so it appears that they entered into what is known as a common law marriage after exchanging vows in a religious ceremony.
Reasons for the breakup remain sketchy, but it can be surmised that Mary Tocco was not happy living on a compound with Kent Hovind and a bunch of unpaid Dinosaur Adventure Land “hillbilly” volunteers, as well as dealing with the self-centered, overbearing, obnoxious, controlling, condescending personal nature of Kent Hovind, as stated by so many of Hovind’s former colleagues. Living with such a man in the Alabama wilderness was probably not the kind of lifestyle that Mary Tocco envisioned she would have after marrying the world-renowned Creation Science Evangelism minister, Kent Hovind.
For the sake of righteousness, it is good that Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco have separated from each other and have thus stopped committing adultery through their unlawful adulterous marriage, but it is doubtful that either of them have acknowledged that every sex act in their marriage was adulterous. According to the sources, Kent Hovind has attempted to keep the story of his breakup and pending divorce from Mary Tocco from the public, as this news will further damage his already tarnished ministry.
Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco were not the only ones engaged in the sin of adultery due to their unlawful marriage. Everyone who attended and / or approved of their adulterous marriage, either knowing the laws of marriage (Hebrews 10:26), or being ignorant of them (Hosea 4:6), played a part in their adultery.
My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
Pastor Eric Philpot of Cross-Life Family Worship in Allen, TX, is a Baptist minister of adultery, lawlessness, and paganism. Philpot is the man who officiated the ceremony and married Kent and Mary into their adulterous union. Philpot ought to heed the James 3:1 warning of Scripture. In this age of false ministers, Philpot is setting himself up to be turned away from the kingdom of heaven and hear the following words that will proceed from Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) in the age to come, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” -Matthew 7:23.
It has been a sad spectacle for this writer to listen to the lies, half truths, and Scripture misrepresentations coming forth from Kent Hovind, and to witness the fall of a once great minister and see him become a shell of the man of God he once apparently was. As with many false ministers of today, their ministry is a business first and foremost, while preaching the hard truth of God’s word is secondary, if even preached at all. I do hope that Kent Hovind and Eric Philpot come to true repentance, humble themselves before God, obey God in spirit and truth, and stop twisting the Scriptures to their own destruction – 2 Peter 3:16.