According to members of the Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut and police reports, a pastor dropped dead Sunday in the midst of his congregation confronting him about his alleged infidelity.
Bishop Bobby Davis served as pastor of the Harriet Street church since it was founded in 1967. He founded the church with his wife, Christine. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary together last June.
After Sunday’s service the pastor and his family asked the congregation to stay in the church so that he could confess something he had done, according to Judy Stovall, one of the elders of the church. Stovall said that the congregation was shouting loudly at the bishop before he passed out, but they were shouting their support and forgiveness for him.
“He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness. We were shouting, `We forgive you, we love you,’ but the stress of all of it — he had a heart attack. Our congregation is hurting now.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I believe that this was a matter between the bishop and God. He didn’t have to confess anything to the congregation and ask for their forgiveness because they don’t have a Heaven or a Hell to put him in. As a leader, he could have possibly stepped down or something of that nature, but I definitely don’t think it was the congregation’s “right” to know his business. I could be wrong though.
What are your thoughts?
Source: CT Post