The former pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, Bob Coy, has been accused of sexually abusing a minor by the girl’s mother.
Bob Coy had faced a similar scandal in 2014 before he resigned after he openly admitted that he was addicted to p---------y and could not continue to lead the church he founded because he had also had multiple affairs. He had founded the church in the late 1980s after working in a club and a strip house.
The mother of the child says that the former pastor had started abusing her daughter as early as when the child was four, he (according to her) had forced the child to perform oral sex and was also in the habit of fondling the child. She also revealed that though she had reported the issue to the police, they failed to do anything about it because the victim herself said she had found forgiveness through God.
Bob Coy was never charged because he passed a polygraph test after denying the issue.
The church which now has up to 10,000 worshipers have also mentioned that they are aware of the accusations but will not take any action until the police find any reason for them to. The church however decided that further comments on the issue should come from Mr. Coy personally as this is a private issue. Michael Miller who is the church’s spokesman also said the church was saddened by the news and sympathize with all those involved, he added; “We take every allegation of abuse seriously and our prayers are with all those involved as they pursue redemption and healing.”