More MegaChurch Pastor Misconduct: The Case of Bob Coy
Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000 Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” “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,” a statement on the church’s website says. A call placed to Coy on Sunday was not returned.
I guess he’s being coy… And…
Blogger Michael Newnham wrote that Coy was dismissed by the church board. “We have confirmed that Coy has admitted to at least two affairs in the past year alone and has had a long standing ‘problem with pornography,’” he wrote.
Look, it’s time everyone admit that these mega church pastors become or are already egomaniacs who think that none of the rules apply to them. They are so fawned over and so wealthy that they act more like tv stars than pastors.
Churches which are so large that they require stadiums are pastored by people who have no business being pastors, because for them the church is nothing more than business. These super-large churches are doing more harm than good. It’s time they shut their doors and disburse their congregants to the churches in their actual neighborhoods where their talents and materials can be put to use in service of something besides the mega pastor’s engorged ego.