Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Resigns from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale After Confessing to Moral Failure

Pastor Bob Coy
Pastor Bob Coy

After confessing to a moral failing in his life that disqualifies him from continuing his leadership. Bob Coy on Sunday resigned as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately.

Coy has served as senior pastor since the church was founded in 1985. More than 20,000 people call Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale their home church. The church has planted sites in Boca Raton, Boynton, Florida Keys, Hollywood, Naples, North Lauderdale, Plantation, the Villages and West Boca.

According to sources familiar with the matter, Coy confessed to key leaders on Wednesday. A board meeting was called on Thursday in which he confessed and resigned.

“Leadership made every effort to let the staff and church hear directly from leadership rather than rumor by calling meetings for Sunday,” our source, who asked not to be identified, told us.

An open church service on Sunday at 4 p.m. included worship, reading of a letter from Coy and the reading of a statement from board, followed by honest sharing of a reminder that Jesus is leading and that the church will move forward together. That was followed by more worship. Sources tell Charisma News there was a positive response from the staff and congregation.

Coy and family have spent much of last few days with pastors and friends in prayer and counseling.

The media ministry of the Active Word that distributes his Bible teachings through radio, television, and digital media has also been suspended, according to a statement from the church board.

“Pastor Bob will be focusing his full attention on his personal relationship with God and with his family. The governing board of the church is providing counselors and ministers who will help guide him through the process of full repentance, cleansing and restoration,” the statement reads.

“Trusting in God’s providence, protection, provision and direction, the staff of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will continue our mission to ‘make disciples,’ through regular services at all campuses and through myriad other ministries the church has established over the years.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Jennifer Leclaire

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