Bob Coy Sex Scandal: Florida's Worst Religious Leaders

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4. Steve Flockhart
A pastor at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Flockhart was forced to resign in 2006 after it was learned he lied on his résumé to become pastor. The resignation came just one month after he was hired. The fibs came in the form of Flockhart claiming that he had bachelor's and master's degrees from two institutions and that he was working on another master's and doctorate at another institution.

Neither of those things ended up being true. What was true, however, was that Flockhart had been caught lying before this scandal. A Georgia-based church he worked for previously had filed a lawsuit accusing Flockhart of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from them.

3. Isaac Hunter
A senior pastor at Summit Church in Orlando and son of presidential spiritual adviser Joel Hunter, Isaac, was forced to resign after admitting to carrying on an affair with a staff member in 2012.

At the time, the church wrote to parishioners that the popular Hunter's "moral failing" had "made it impossible for him to continue in ministry."

One week after he admitted to the affair, his wife filed a restraining order against Hunter, accusing him of physical abuse and of threatening her with a gun while intoxicated.

A year after his resignation, Hunter took his own life.

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Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

Ahhh, Florida. Always above & beyond. Always a little "extra!"


Robert Tilton graduated from my High School (Richardson HS). Considered one of the better known, but one of the less distinguished, alums. When he ran his oppeations here in the Dallas area we had a drinking game while we watched on TV.    

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