Pastor Bob Coy Resigns From Calvary Chapel for "Moral Failing"

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Longtime senior pastor Bob Coy has resigned from popular Fort Lauderdale megachurch Calvary Chapel -- which has a reported membership of 20,000 -- for "moral failure."

Rumors swirled over the weekend about his departure, and suspicions grew as videos and mentions of Coy disappeared from the church website. On Sunday afternoon, staffers were called to a mandatory meeting in which church officials announced via prepared statement that Coy had left because of his sins. A special meeting for church members followed.

One blog reported that Coy had admitted to multiple affairs and a problem with pornography. His Facebook page lists his political views as "everyone's a sinner."

See also: Bob Coy Sex Scandal: Florida's Worst Religious Leaders

Coy is from Michigan. He lived in Las Vegas before founding the Fort Lauderdale church.

Today it is reportedly the 14th-biggest church in America with assets of $135 million.

Insiders reported that "Coy confessed to key leaders on Wednesday. A board meeting was called on Thursday in which he confessed and resigned."

Sunday afternoon the church released a statement that said:

On April 3, 2014, Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church he has led since its founding in 1985. The media ministry of the Active Word that distributes his Bible teachings through radio, television, and digital media has also been suspended.

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.

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 a myriad of other ministries the church has established over the years. A team of assistant pastors already on staff will maintain their usual rotating schedule as teaching pastors for all services.

Sunday night, the church Tweeted:

Coy's Twitter has been silent since Wednesday.

Email Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com





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keijo
keijo

The devor are very hard working person to kill and destroy and cast out us from grace with his methodd and he wil first blind us and  take one  finger first and later whole  person into his the world , but let us watch always and keeping us inpure  hearths joy and following the lord daily with the word in our hand to obey,thanks and bless,keijo sweden 

rwburke
rwburke

One Hundred Imploding Pastors Proudly Came (In That Day!)

By Robert Winkler Burke

Book #11 of In That Day Teachings

5/07/14 www.inthatdayteachings.com

(This poem dedicated to The Beach Boys “Feel Flows,” by Carl Wilson & Jack Rieley.)

(It’s hard to see the forest for the trees, isn’t it? re: bad doxie in and real bad out! - rwb)

Even tho… one hundred imploding pastors proudly came,

And one hundred imploding pastors, in proud spuriousness, down-went!

Every jot and tittle evil-doxie: stayed, untouched, the same,

Implosions couldn’t make, to their proud, bad doctrine, ONE DENT!

Is life so precious… is sub-taught seminary, implosion-prepped career so dear,

That even a trillion or more… imploding pastors,

Couldn’t make one yet-to-implode, sub-educated pastor… in the slightest fear?

Rancid-milk-whore worldviews make disasters!

Then, one thousand or more steak poems came,

Rhyming missiles to milk soul’s perfidy-bane and shame!

In That Day Teachings’ line upon line claim,

Living Master Christ-in-You sanity via high plains’ gain!

Even tho… one hundred imploding pastors proudly came,

And one hundred imploding pastors, in proud spuriousness, down-went!

Every evil jot and tittle doxie: stayed, untouched, the same,

Implosions couldn’t make, to their proud, bad doctrine, ONE DENT!

Is suicide so preferable, resigning due to cheating with another man’s wife,

Is murdering an elder preferable, or getting caught and serving 90 to life,

Is burning down one’s own church, is causing the worst imaginable strife,

Is watching porn, taking drugs, stealing funds better than Truth’s knife?

It is, after all, God’s own knife or sword or Words of Truth that Evangelicals hate,

They, as leaders, are given by God absolutely no eyes to see nor ears to hear,

Else they would lose fear and embrace In That Day Teachings sooner than late!

But blind leading the blind, by universal laws, consume themselves with fear.

Even tho… one hundred imploding pastors proudly came,

And one hundred imploding pastors, in proud spuriousness, down-went!

Every evil jot and tittle doxie: stayed, untouched, the same,

Implosions couldn’t make, to their proud, bad doctrine, ONE DENT!

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

How Golden was his parachute? Despite his moral confusion, this guy built one helluva business economic model. That cult is filthy rich and doesn't have to pay a cent in tax. I want that deal.

Jason
Jason

Homosexual.....they don't do this "cleansing" for heterosexual affairs. If it were women he was cheating with then I'm sure the church would just cover it up. But they can't risk it being made public that the pastor likes messing with younger guys.

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

Ever come across a plan that you didn't understand at the moment?  Eventually it became clear.  Now take a plan beyond your understanding.  THAT'S an uncomfortable feeling for some.

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

If it's God will (pun!), then how do you have a failing?  Isn't everything going according to plan?

Seems to me, gawd wanted Bob to watch some porn! I'm guessing, probably really nasty German type stuff.

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

Some people think they know more than over a Billion others.  But that's in keeping with their ego. "If I don't believe it...it must not be true."

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

Hey!

It's all good... I mean pornography isn't nearly as bad as what Catholic priests systemically did to little boys for decades...

You keep praying! 

And say hello to Santy Claus for me.

Chaz Stevens

Militant Atheist

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

The guy helped a lot of people during his ministry.  He has my prayers and support.

santiago_ormeno_prad
santiago_ormeno_prad

He was brave when he confess with his mouth what happens in his live. Sometimes, people in a high spiritual position can't talk with anybody about their wicknesses . I consider that this men ( this good men) finds his identity before God . We pray for him

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doloresbilbo

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barbaraoneill
barbaraoneill

Your comment just reinstates how the enemy has to use someone....figures it would be you. Now, go look at yourself in the mirror. Never did the Pastor say he was perfect. The reason we need God is because we are NOT. Go humble yourself...last I checked, there is only ONE who is perfect.

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

@ChazStevensGenius

I believe in a combination of both. But where none exists I will take faith.  That is where we are here Chaz.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

@barbaraoneill The enemy? The war analogy? Correct me if I misunderstood you on the "perfection" thing, but you need a god for your screw ups to rationalize your screw ups? How many screw ups does this fantasy forgiver allow you? Is it one and done or do you get a packet of get out of jail free cards? Try not to take my questions personal, but I find the convenience of the faith based system quite advantageous.


Will the membership bother to follow the money trail with god's contact aka Rev. Bob? Calvary seems to be catching up with the Vatican on the sleaze scale.


If you have any influence at the Chapel, can you shame the "institute" to get the hell out of the real estate game and quit gobbling up commercial property and taking them off of the tax rolls? At this pace, it won't be long before the cult can claim sovereign nation status.

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