CONFESSING MORAL FAILURE: Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Quits Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Published on April 6, 2014

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.

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