60-Year-Old Mansfield Pastor Marries Teen Despite Already Being Married

Mansfield's Thom Miller already had an interesting life story. A former Mafia enforcer and current pastor, the 60-year-old has had a journey Lifetime writes movies about. Now, he's gaining even more attention for marrying a pregnant 19-year-old, with his current wife's blessing of course.   

Teenage Reba and 44-year-old Belinda are now Miller's sister wives, and both seem entirely keen on the arrangement. In a video shared by NewsNet5.com, the trio act delighted at their union. Though polygamy isn't exactly legal in the state of Ohio, the marriage between Reba and Thom is only spiritual and therefore not recognized by the law.

Miller's currently working on building a larger house for the three to share, with two wings — one for each wife. There, the wives will rotate nights with Miller, three days on and three days off. And though Miller claims Bible verses give him the right to multiple wives,  his brides are forbidden from attaining multiple husbands. 

A Cleveland native, Miller said he found God while in solitary confinement in prison, where he was serving time for stabbing a man in a bar fight. Once released, he began a ministry in Mansfield and married his wife Belinda in 2008. A member of that ministry, Reba knew Miller as a child. Luckily, it wasn't until she was a legal adult that Belinda suggested to Miller that they expand their family by asking Reba to marry into it. 

Pregnant with Miller's child, Reba is excited her baby will have two mothers, while Belinda, mother of seven, can't wait to expand their family.  

No word yet on when TLC will cast them in a reality show. 

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