Pastor Bob Coy

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Pastor Bob Coy, Thousands of parishioners attending a special Sunday afternoon meeting at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale were stunned to learn that the megachurch’s popular founder and leader, Pastor Bob Coy, had abruptly resigned.

The reason given by church elders: “a moral failing.”

“Most people were shocked,” said congregant Robert Milne, of Wilton Manors, who attended the standing room-only meeting that drew an estimated 7,500 parishioners. “A lot of people were hurt, a lot of people are disappointed.”

Coy, 58, and his wife Diane founded the Fort Lauderdale church nearly 30 years ago. Today, it consists of the main campus and six affiliated churches in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, West Boca, Plantation, Hollywood and the Keys.

Pastors read a letter from Coy at the special meeting saying he was sorry for his transgressions and that the church will continue to flourish. Coy did not return calls to his cellphone Sunday night.

Church elders said Coy was not present Sunday at the main church, which occupies a large tract in the 2400 block of Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale.

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3 thoughts on “Pastor Bob Coy

  1. Mr. Wendell

    I am so pleased, to NOT find out what it was in detail, as to his reason he stepped down after confessing only to those who should be hearing what he had to say.
    May all of the Boy of Christ seek God to forgive us as we forgive others, so that we will be encouraged and pray that Bob will be put back into the place God wants him to be now, after the Lord does what needs to be done for His glory and honor.

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  2. Justine

    I feel that it’s basically probably just a midlife crisis (rather than “moral failure”) which he was experiencing. Kids leave the nest and go off to college with couples in their 50′s, and sometimes, married people need to reconnect in their marriage and see that they did not just get married only just to raise their children together. Marriage is about family, but, there is more to it than just raising our children together. Maybe it’s time to reconnect and take the time to get to know each other again. Hopefully after some marriage counseling for him and Diane, he will return to the ministry.

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  3. Jan (Holmes) Early

    MY HUSBAND AND ME FIRST ENCOUNTERED BOB’S WONDERFUL MINISTRY IN THE EARLY DAYS IN
    A GYM IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WE WERE SNOW BIRDS AND EVERY TIME WE RETURNED FOR THE
    WINTER BOB HAD MOVED AND EXPANDED. HE WAS ONCE OFF OF COMMERCIAL AVE. BEHIND A
    ALBERTSON’S STORE IN A STRIP MALL AND WHEN WE WOULD RETURN HE HAD KNOCKED OUT MORE
    WALLS. BOB RE-DEDICATED MY HUSBAND, ROB HOLMES AND MYSELF ON OUR 25TH. WEDDING
    ANNIVERSARY. HE CAME TO MY DUPLEX TO ECORT ME TO HOLY CROSS AND SPOKE TO ME RE: HIS
    GOING WITH THE LORD (MY HUSBAND) HE FED US WITH GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND HIS SENSE OF
    HUMOR WAS GREAT. I AM PRAYING FOR RESTITUTION OF THEIR MARRIAGE. IF I COULD ONLY RELATE
    TO HIM HOW GOD CAN FIX MESSES AS I MARRIED AGAIN TO AN FAA CHIEF AND WE HAD TROUBLE
    GETTING ALONG AT FIRST. I PLACED A CARD IN A CRACK AT THE WAILLING WALL IN ISRAEL FOR GOD
    TO BRING US TOGETHER WITH HIM IN UNITY. DON WENT WITH THE LORD 2/4/11 AND I HAD THE
    BEST 13 YRS OF MY LIFE!
    I LOVE BOB AND DIANE AND PRAY FOR THEM COVERED WITH MY TALLIT EVERY MORNING.
    MY LOVE, JAN HOLMES EARLY

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