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Megachurch founder unexpectedly resigns due to 'moral failing'

Megachurch Founder Unexpectedly Resigns Due to 'Moral Failing'
The founder of a popular megachurch in Florida has unexpectedly resigned. Here's "Good Morning America."

'Pastor Bob Coy, founder of Calvary Church, shocked parishioners when he abruptly resigned on Sunday citing what he called a 'moral failing.''

WTVJ reports Coy's resignation was announced at a special meeting of more than 7,000 churchgoers Sunday, but Coy wasn't in attendance.

The church released a statement online Sunday saying Coy had resigned Thursday after admitting a 'moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role.'

The church hasn't stated what Coy's 'moral failing' was, but according to WPLG, Coy had admitted he cheated on his wife. Coy and his wife founded the Fort Lauderdale church almost 30 years ago.

In addition to his sermons, Coy also hosted a show that aired on WSVN. The station reports the show has been suspended after his surprise resignation.

And the link to Coy's bio on the church's website already leads to an error message saying the page can't be found.

The church says it will go through a cycle of rotating assistant pastors in the wake of Coy's resignation.

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jlmsac April 07 2014 at 2:04 PM

Shocking? NOT! You can find Jesus in your own bedroom,,,you do not need to join a megachurch. Didn't Jesus say to pray in a closet? These so called pastors are such phoney baloneys living high off the hog from donations from folks living in trailers! Get a clue people!

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ffeonxe jlmsac April 07 2014 at 2:36 PM

I can see some merit in your theory. I also notice that there are some who slice and package salvation and have it on sale on TV programs too. I am baffled how some people are gullible. I look at their faces when they "testify" to the reality that selling what you own (if you do not have the price tag for the particular package) and plant that seed of the designated $ amount at the designated place of their broadcast organization, then you get windfall checks of large amounts, up to $77. 000 in the mail. The messengers, Mud-rock and Rip-off are two of several "peddlers" of salvation packages in my opinion. I often wonder how much these people are paid to tell stories that very likely never happened....Possibly pennies.

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Anthony April 07 2014 at 1:52 PM

LMAO - what a crock of chit.

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mps3737 April 07 2014 at 1:52 PM

Let him who is without sin throw the first rock.

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tburickbass mps3737 April 07 2014 at 2:05 PM

I just LOVE it when people quote from "the greatest book of fiction" as a sad excuse for their actions.

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Boogaloo April 07 2014 at 6:13 PM

I attended his church in 2004 and 2005. Heard many unsavory things about Pastor Bob.

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poll100 Boogaloo April 07 2014 at 6:33 PM

How can a wife not know her husbands has been cheating for at least 9 years? Most women can tell the first time/.

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Beautiful poll100 April 07 2014 at 6:37 PM

Oh, she knew. Anyone close knew and kept it secret.

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mattlyn.nicholas April 07 2014 at 1:48 PM

At least he admitted he was wrong and realizes he needs to step down.

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Sascha April 07 2014 at 6:23 PM

Mega churches AKA the devil's playground!

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Anthony and Liz April 07 2014 at 6:28 PM

Since 2002 I always thought his last name said it all.

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Rey April 07 2014 at 1:42 PM

So, what else is new? Just one more in a long line!

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Doug April 07 2014 at 6:32 PM

Megachurches ususally turn out to be family businesses; if he has any kids, I bet they're madder than wet hens to see the family cash cow wander off.

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brenhatestwinkie April 07 2014 at 1:53 PM

go figure!

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