Megachurch pastor admits to cheating on his wife, quits

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Pastor Bob Coy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale has resigned after confessing to cheating on his wife, according to WPLG Miami.

Pastor Bob Coy, 58, reportedly confessed a “moral failing which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church” to  Calvary leaders on Wednesday. A board meeting was called the next day, when he resigned.

Coy, who has led the church since its founding in 1985, said he will now focus his full attention on his personal relationship with God and his family. The radio, television and digital media that distributes Coy’s teachings have also been suspended.

“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,” Calvary Chapel said in a statement.

Calvary is one of the largest churches in Florida, with some 20,000 members who worship in 10 locations across the state.

“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,” the statement said.

At an open service at the church Sunday, a letter was read to the congregation from Coy and the board.

Assistant pastors who are on staff will continue their usual rotating schedule as teaching pastors for all services, the statement said.


    • Yolaine Bouchard

      you reply is very stupid for a Christian .We are sinners and he still a human been and we are make mistakes. He is not God but a son of God. I know Pastor Bob is repenting and God forgive him, now it’s up to her wife to forgive him and I still she will. Please don’t throw him a stone, pray for him than he will come up ok from this. He still a good Pastor, he save a lot of people, he deserve forgiveness. God Bless Him

  • stéphanie

    We are all sinners, whether we believe (in God) or not. I don’t know what denomination the church is affiliated with, but what I do know is that this is the kind of situation that has nothing to do with the church itself. It is an issue that should be worked out between the pastor and his wife, and I too, am praying for restoration and forgiveness for all.

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