Bob Coy – Fall of a Megachurch Pastor


From the publisher

It is saddening that Bob Coy is no longer pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale due to a moral failure. He is a man who greatly influenced my life just like many others. He believed in me and the Good News from the beginning, over 15 years ago. His heart was for community and the Gospel. Because of sin some things have changed. Because of God some things haven’t. I still respect Bob and the amazing difference he has and will continue to make in people’s lives. Below are a few commentaries on the fall of a friend and local pastor. We hope that this will enlighten, encourage and educate you on how to respond to the recent situation.

Distinguishing Consequences and Condemnation

An article from Tullian Tchividjian

I was in a NYC taxi cab on a Friday night when I got the phone call from my brother Stephan telling me about what was going down at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale with my friend of 20 years, Bob Coy. I was both shocked and saddened. While it’s hard to admit, things like this happen all the time, but Bob? How could this happen to Bob? You see, it’s easy for us to put Christian leaders on a spiritual pedestal and forget that they are human too, that they face the same temptations as everyone else – maybe even more so. – Read More

Had A Great Fall: The Recurring Story Of Mega-Pastors And Mega-Sinners

A blog post from Rob Hoskins

I first met Bob Coy 25 years ago when I was home from seminary on a summer break. He was the guest on my dad’s TV talk show, “FeedBack.” He made quite an impression. The subject was evangelism and this young, fiery, hilarious, transplant from Las Vegas stole the show. In his jeans and T-shirt, he stood out on the panel of clergy wearing their Sunday best. – Read More

One of God’s Best, Like Peter, Fell

A Sermon Excerpt from Bill Mitchell

Why did Peter, of all people, deny Christ? Peter was the leader of the early disciple movement…always at the front. Bring it forward 1975 years later? Why did Bob Coy have a moral failure?  More people have come to Christ in South Florida by this man’s ministry than by any other person in South Florida. – Read More

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