Dr Albert Odulele, the 'charismatic' head of a London-based evangelical church, faces jail after admitting two sexual assaults.
Odulele, who runs Glory House International, admitted indecently assaulting a boy aged 14 and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old man, both former members of his congregation.
He entered the guilty pleas at Bexley Magistrates' Court in southeast London and was committed for sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court on a date yet to be set.
Magistrates granted him conditional bail at the brief hearing.
Odulele, who describes himself as a 'teacher, preacher and evangelical preacher', is a major figure in the world of evangelical Christianity.
His east London-based church says it has a congregation of 3,000.
There are also branches of Glory House International in Leeds, Birmingham, Nigeria and Brazil.
The alleged assaults took place in 2003 and 2004.
The court said Odulele, 47, initially denied any wrongdoing after the Metropolitan Police’s Major Child Abuse Investigation Unit, arrested him last summer.
But he later admitted to police that he had been 'battling' with his sexuality for years.
He denied the offences were pre-planned.