Bob Coy’s Real “Profile Picture”…

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  1. Donner says:

    KEEP TRYING, MICHAEL. Thank you for getting the word out about Coy.

    Any idea if there will ever be any legal movement on the pedophile allegation?

  2. Jean says:

    I honestly cannot think of a more relevant verse (and it applies to far more than just Coy):

    “Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.”

    But, then, how does one discern without the Word and faith?

  3. Michael says:


    Not at this time…

  4. BrianD says:

    That one paragraph alone was enough to sicken me.

    American society as a whole has lost its way, and this is just one example of that. People should be outraged over this and ready to run him out of each town he flees to. It should be a scandal of Biblical proportions.

    Instead, we get silence and indifference from the majority, and few people listening to the lone voices aiming to speak with honesty and integrity about the situation.

    Wanna know why so many people avoid church?

    Corporate, upper-middle-class white people friendly supercongregations;

    fossilized movements who canonize the rapture as equal to the resurrection;

    far-right, ultra Republican congregations who lift a billionnaire up to the near-equal of Christ just because he tells them what they want to hear;

    strict Calvinist congregations who put their people under a yoke as heavy as Mount Everest by something they call ‘winsome, loving church discipline’, complete with a legal contract they say isn’t a legal document that probably is a legal document;

    superstar pastors flaunting their wealth while much of the country struggles to make ends meet on the little money they earn from their employers;

    all that, on top of the usual backbiting, gossip, backstabbing, @$$kissing and politics we’ve all seen in churches all our lives, and probably going back to when the first Pilgrims walked off the Mayflower.

    Now, we have the sexually abused, who have always been with us and never talked about openly. They’re still never talked about openly, only it’s not just to protect the privacy of the abused and abuser. Now, in some cases, it’s to protect the Anointed By God Great Man’s image and help his followers maintain the fiction that he’s as innocent as the Son of God Himself.

  5. Donner says:

    That New Times article was plenty detailed, names and dates and all. Why is this not being pursued? Is it strictly because the victim refused to press charges? Statute of limitations and hush money involved??

    This stinks in more ways than one.

  6. Michael says:


    God knows I’d love to explain it all publicly, but I can’t.

    It’s combination of things…but no hush money.

  7. Michael says:


    First, I’m blessed to see you tonight and hope you’re well, my friend.

    Second, I’ll just say the amen to what you wrote…

  8. Donner says:

    Understood. Thank God that the Judge of all the earth will do right.

  9. Michael says:


    I suspect Saul was a hell of a lot more impressive than Coy…but the point stands.

  10. Paige says:

    The man is a snake…. that’s obvious enough. It was obvious to me the first time I met him 25 years ago. There is a dark cloud of sleeze and filth that surrounds him.

    It’s those adoring, blithering fans of his that astonish me.
    Very much like the fools that follow Saeed.

    BrianD… amen. Good to see you here.

  11. BrianD says:

    Michael, Paige, back at ‘cha.

  12. Munro says:

    I never met the man, but used to listen to his podcast and his radio program on KWVE. Seriously wondering, do I lack discernment? I never felt the slightest check. In fact, I remember feeling spoken to by the spirit on a number of occasions (although it has been years ago now). How is it possible that preaching of the word from such a broken speaker can still have an effect? A testimony to the power of the word, or some lack of perception/maturity I should be concerned about?

  13. Munro says:

    re; # 10 above, it wasn’t obvious to me, and that is concerning to me.

  14. The New Victor says:

    “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.”


  15. Michael says:


    The power of the Word is not dependent on the purity of the preacher.

  16. I question 2 things. If Bob Coy actually set up that page. And, the sanity of the commentators.

  17. JD says:

    The Jews practice circumcision. Maybe the Church should consider the merits of castration.

  18. John 20:29 says:

    “The power of the Word is not dependent on the purity of the preacher.” That says a whole lot. … People – too many of us – credit the preacher with the power…. sigh

    Someone referred to hero worshippers of a political bent… if we look around us there is evidence of mindless hero worship everywhere… Maybe it has always been there, but the 1960s saw something evil gain the high ground in the US… The beginning of a popular intellectualism that gave man permission to question and form answers that call evil good and good evil … May God deliver us from equating group think with wisdom

  19. incognedo says:

    Trigger Warning and I am toning this done quite a bit because if decorum also posting under my semi-anonymous name.

    I took care of a lady back in the late 80’s early 90’s at the facility I worked at. It was in the “hospital” “units” basically a large facility within an even larger facility that housed medically fragile individuals with developmental disabilities. As far as the record concerning her past and what I could gather when she would go into a rage yelling at the memories/imaginary people in her room coming out of the ceiling to kill her. She had been so badly sexually/physically assaulted as a child her pelvis was shattered and her back was literally broken making her a paraplegic. I would spend literally hours with her mostly on my own time during the evening when the episodes would bet worse. Singing humming watching tv and yes even praying according to her faith tradition, she was Catholic.

    In the faith group I was in I did, to my shame, try to seek some spiritual comfort because working in this environment with people in so much need, again to my shame, it wore me out. It should not have but it did. Because I could not share too much because of confidentiality I E they knew where I worked so I the few facts I included here was not made clear and I couched many other issues to avoid potential issues. To a one, the thing that my faith family was concerned about was the fact that she said naughty words ie cussed and that was horrible. They suggested she might be demon possessed and well I stopped discussing the issue after that. Like I heard a nurse say one time, you can beat them to death as long as their shoes are on the right feet.

  20. Gabriel says:

    I hope that he never comes back and these people who follow this dirtbag are idiots also. I hope the Calvary movement does not in any support it.

  21. mk says:

    Michael, I agree with Donner – KEEP TRYING and yes, thank you for getting the word out about Coy.

    When the most recent story about Coy molesting the 4 year old girl was published, a Miami based paper picked up the story BUT Broward County’s paper, The Sun Sentinel NEVER published it. WHY? Broward County is where CCFL is located. This means the people who attend missed a huge story.

    Brian D’s #4 spot on.

    Paige’s #10 – agree.

  22. BrianD says:


    In the post-internet age, a lot of the decision-making process regarding what any media outlet covers depends, in part, on how many hits the story will bring to the outlet’s website. Gannett operates on this principle. Tronc, which owns the Sun-Sentinel, probably does the same. Also, in an age where virtually every newspaper’s editorial staff has been cut to the bone marrow, there may not have been enough people on staff to assign someone to follow the story and give it quality coverage.

    Other factors could have been at play, as well, but I don’t want to suggest anything else without solid evidence.

    To anyone who is curious as to why the Sun Sentinel didn’t cover this story, I would suggest you ask the editors yourself:

  23. mk says:

    BrianD, thank you for explaining and for the info to follow up with the Sun Sentinel. Hopefully, the editors there will get a flood of inquiries from those of us curious as to why they didn’t publish the story.

  24. Michael says:


    If the story didn’t break in Broward,now I’m really sick…

  25. dusty says:

    I’m all for the castration idea!

    Hi briand! Hi mk! Good to see both of you!

  26. dusty says:

    This is really a sad, disturbing tragedy. I’m so sorry for the victims that this ‘man’ left in his trails…..

  27. mk says:

    Michael – nope, it never did. It sickens me too.

    Hi Dusty and thank you!

  28. John 20:29 says:

    i think the idea of castrating sex offenders was actually considered but the civil rights people got involved… how dare we take away their civil rights! … what is “civil” about a sex offender? of course the civil rights folks would really be upset if God carried out the punishment and the poor victims of their own impulses were stoned to death…
    i don’t know how one can express the outrage, not even sure that outrage is the best term for what is reported here… someone on another thread noted that we are pragmatists today… solve all hurts the easiest way possible? easy for whom, eh?
    One thing seems clear to me, as was also expressed here a while back, we in the Church – or at least we in the churches – do not have an understanding of grace… or of judging v discerning

  29. BrianD says:

    Hi Dusty!

  30. Action VR Network says:

    Okay this seems to be more about hate for the man then anything else. What does any of this have to do with him rite now? As a man that does media myself with my radio show I do have connections that have found red flags in the most recent story about him. And I will not come down on any of this until all the facts have been checked and proven.

    Lets see what he’s doing now as a person before we make anymore calls against him.

  31. Michael says:

    Show me the red flags.

  32. Corby says:

    @30 – If he isn’t anything other than repentant, humble, and teachable “right now,” then it doesn’t matter what he’s doing. As far as I can remember he did not submit to his restoration process. So far as I know he hasn’t owned any of his sin in a meaningful way.

    On another note, the comments quoted above from the Facebook page and Michael’s and others reaction to them very much remind me of how people are with politicians. To some, Bush/Obama/Trump can do no wrong even if they have done and continue to do wrong. TO others the belong in the deepest and hottest of Hells and can do no good even if they do something good.

    The ability to be objective is rare indeed, especially in today’s charged mainstream and social media environment. Rage is all the rage, as is willing ignorance, as is whatever if someone can turn it into click-bait and make money off of it.

  33. Corby says:

    For details on how to identify click bait, click on the ad for my new book…

  34. Michael says:


    Sometimes rage is justifiable.

  35. Donner says:

    #31 Agree.

    #32 Agree.

  36. I tell you, one of the most eye opening days of my life was being on a church staff with a narcistic senior pastor who bossed and bullied people, but being told by people aware of his injurious ways, “But he’s such a good teacher.”
    That’s when I decided to never join their ranks as long as I lived.

  37. JM says:

    Question for you, Michael

    With all that you know about Calvary Chapel and the policies and practices that were inculcated through Chuck Smith, do you have any doubts that they played a large role in how Coy was allowed to do what he did (perverse immorality) without accountability (Moses Model) for so long?

    Secondly, because of the “Don’t tell” rule CC practiced and codified in the “Assisting Pastor” book, do you have any doubts that there were people who knew at least part of what he was doing, if not all?

    Lastly, if upon review of this situation, Chuck Smith is shown to be essentially responsible for enabling Coy and all who have done similar, how should we view him. Should we give him a “pass” as some have advocated?

  38. Michael says:


    There is no doubt in my mind that the culture that grew out of Smith covering himself has contributed to this mess and many, many, others.

    I view Smith as a paradox…a very flawed man whom God used greatly.
    It is dishonest to ignore either side of that paradox.

    That’s often the biblical pattern as well…

  39. Cash says:

    This is just another example of the Trump world we live in where up is down and down is up, where the truth is a lie and the lie is the truth, and good is evil and evil good. It is sad to see the evangelicals lose their way so badly. As our Savior told us, care for the poor. Someone who has been victimized sexually is one of the poorest people of all, having to live a life of depression, shame and guilt,and anxiety, not to mention other mental illnesses they may fall victim to. He/she is the person on the side of the road, beaten bloody and suffering, and many evangelicals are the priest that walks by and pretends to not see. May God’s great mercy come to all victims of sexual crimes, especially those of the clergy, and may the evangelical part of the church find their way again.

  40. Michael says:

    Amen, Cash…

  41. John 20:29 says:

    Well, everyone here is younger than me and i am not someone whk believes older = wiser… But….
    I cannot for the life of me understand why our present President is singled out as the personification of evil… I smell a red herring….
    There is a case to be made that our churches should not be focusing on a secular leader as their hero; i agree with that viewpoint. Yet, ecept for souls here that i respect, in the public arena, i have not, so far, come across an anti-Trumpite ( ? ) that i respect
    This is just a comment on a comment or two from up here in the moutains… not an attempt – God may it not be – not attempting to start a political discussion

    Tomorrow, i will watch football, hoping and praying for an upset…. are the evangelicals backing the Eagles? LOL
    guess not as they’re all self identifying as patriots these days… ?

  42. Action VR Network says:

    Why was she bringing this up again to the coral springs pd and yet not wanting charges pressed against him yet again?

  43. Michael says:

    The question itself indicates you know nothing about this situation and have not seen the police report.
    I will entertain no more from you.
    If you have further inquiries you can email me…but I suggest you find the bare facts before you do.

  44. Oengus says:

    I noticed that the Miami New Times article about Rob Coy (which Newnham cited) does have have one factual error.

    The article states that the lawsuit regarding Iglesias was “settled out of court”. This is simply not correct.

    Because I was following that case at the time (the trial was being conducted in my home town), I know for a fact that the case was “dismissed with prejudice“. (Refer to Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository, CV-2011-0006451, Kootenai County, Idaho)

    My commentary: We have some pretty level-headed “we don’t put up with nonsense” judges here in rustic Idaho, and so I am guessing the judge figured out pretty quickly that the real target of the lawsuit was CCCM (which is where all the money is anyhow). But the plaintiff’s case really didn’t have any legs to stand on, and it was mostly a “gold-digging” operation by the plaintiff’s law firm.

    BTW, for a refreshing and completely independent perspective on Calvary Chapel, Vineyard, et al, please dig through the dusty archives at Cuthbert’s Cave. (Yes, this is naked self-advertising.)

  45. descended says:


    I just had to ask you:

    You really think this is just an attack at CCCM? Seems like a really back ass ward way of going about it, given that Coy was more closely associated with CCA. As well you sound as if you’re Blaming the Victim – a CCA trademark

    Yet again.

    I’m totally willing to be wrong. I hope we all are but I doubt it.

    This isn’t a #metoo moment, it’s been around for awhile

  46. descended says:

    I should say what is presently CCA

  47. Action VR Network says:

    Oh I know nothing about the situation? Looks like I’m going to go live now.

  48. Michael says:

    Were you dead before?

  49. JM says:

    Michael, thank you for being willing to give me feedback.

  50. Michael says:

    Thank you for asking the important questions.

  51. Oengus says:

    45> “You really think this is just an attack at CCCM?”

    Answer: Regarding the Coy story, no, I was not thinking this at all.

    45> “you sound as if you’re Blaming the Victim”

    Answer: You are mistaken. I am not.

    I only know what I read in the newspapers. I was merely pointing out that sometimes the newspapers get the details wrong.

  52. Reuben says:

    Michael, you are still heroic in my book for exactly this. Why Coy is not in prison is beyond me.

    Also nice to see BrianD out and about.

  53. Oengus says:

    For the sake of clarity, I am amending #51, by adding words in brackets to make explicit what I meant to imply:

    45> “you sound as if you’re Blaming the Victim”

    Answer: You are mistaken [if you assume that I am “Blaming the Victim”]. I am not [blaming any victim.]

  54. Chris says:

    Was his new profile picture archived?

  55. Maroonie says:

    I wonder if “VR” stands for “Vacuously Reactionary,” because that podcast was incoherent.

    You are yelling at the patron of this blog about being judgmental (based on his readings of police and journalistic endeavors) while you (with the eloquence of a drunk at a bar) babble out a judgment of your own, that the young girl’s story about having an experience with God and not wanting to pursue the criminal case does not add up?

    That transfers to Michael, how? Further, you described the story as if you simply scanned it without reading the account with any comprehension.

    Sadly, the story *does* add up within certain evangelical cultures that place spiritual feeling over actual justice. Further, the kid probably just wants to move on and not make that bad experience (if it occurred) as part of her identity. Within that youthful evangelical sub-culture, that totally makes sense.

  56. Unknown says:

    Children fantasize I don’t believe everything I hear. Bob Coy was a great pastor and very smart I am not impressed with the the new leader of Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale.
    The only other Pastor was Fidel. He is great

  57. Mike says:

    Children fantasize I don’t believe everything I hear. Bob Coy was a great pastor and very smart I am not impressed with the the new leader of Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale.
    The only other Pastor was Fidel. He is great

  58. Action VR Network says:

    Maroonie you know nothing about radio. And this reporting on Bob Coy has now become more about a witch Hunt more then anything else. The podcast was rite and to tell the truth! I have connections that can take things down here. Credibility is terrible! And you know this. Bob Coy has lost almost everything! And when he tried to get a little balance. People like you shoot him down.

    Now let me explain this here now! Why was Bob Coy never arrested? Why was there never a trial? Why did they always try to stop the investigation into the reports on more then one occasion for some reason or another? See the red flag now?

    Thank you!

    The offer is still there to come on my show and to talk live on air man to man.

  59. Action VR Network says:

    Man Up Michael!!!

  60. Michael says:

    “I have connections that can take things down here.”
    Bring it on.
    I’m sure both your listeners will thrill to hear it play out…

  61. Action VR Network says:

    I have connections too! And you have no rite to talk the way you are about CCFL and Bob Coy. You want I will bring you on for a civil debate.

  62. Michael says:

    I have a firm policy against debating people who can’t spell.
    I await the fury of your dreaded connections…

  63. Action VR Network says:

    See? I rest my case with a judge mental one like you. Full of hypocrisy and double standards. This Christian wins I guess. I guess I will get my people to go on the air about this soon. Just for the record! My Business Partner is a long time christian and has been in radio for almost 30 years. I have connections to pastors with Calvary Chapel and without Calvary Chapel. A person with more media connections and with government and has done it all and still works as a forensic psychiatrist. And some of them I had for years before getting into radio 12 years ago. I am not scared of you! As far as I’m concerned you need to look into the old cliche Christians use to use that are true. WWJD! Remember that?

  64. Michael says:

    Yes I’m familiar with it.
    Jesus had something to say about child molesters…something about a millstone.

  65. Josh the Baptist says:

    Do you know what a forensic psychiatrist does?

  66. Action VR Network says:

    Again! I gave you some points and even talked about it in a podcast for you. Where is any of this proof that he is a child molester? I just mentioned the red flags again for you today! There is more working against the story then there is for it. And! Just for the record! A local news channel ran with the story then too it down after only one airing of it. Because checking facts is a must! And nothing could back the reports as to weather or not he did it.

    And WWJD! You are saying that Jesus would just walk away from a child molester. That’s not true! Jesus would want him to be healed and to accept what was done and for him to be forgiven. And again we still do not have anything to prove this where he goes.

    Remember! Jesus always wins. We all want to be him! But we are not him! He was perfect.

  67. Action VR Network says:

    I know what they do! Want to meet my friend who does it?

  68. Michael says:

    Read the police report and get back to me.
    Actually read the police report, get some sources with the family involved, and get back to me.
    Obviously, I need to keep writing about this…

  69. Action VR Network says:

    I did and so did he! And you forget that the “VICTIM” keeps wanted to get rid of the report for one reason or another. She’s now a young adult! How do you use that to make sense of anything against Bob Coy?

    Note: I am not defending Bob Coy where he is proven “GUILTY”. He is wrong where his affairs go and for his divorce goes not doing what he needed to do to save his family. And for his addiction to porn. But again this with this whole matter of being a child molester! Nothing is backing it. Otherwise! He would be in jail.

  70. Michael says:

    I know how this Christian subculture works…and they cover this stuff up if at all possible.
    Unlike you, I actually know how that was done in this case.

    I’m not commenting further because unlike you, I know that the victimization was real.

    You’ll have to pump your numbers another way…

  71. Josh the Baptist says:

    A forensic psychologist mainly comments on whether a person is mentally fit to stand trial.

  72. Josh the Baptist says:

    And VR – Form an outsider – no skin in the game – Your podcast sounded unhinged. It doesn’t make any sense.

  73. Michael says:

    I’ve sent “wacko bob “ as he calls himself ,to the spam filter.
    Maybe he can find some listeners there…

  74. Josh the Baptist says:

    All good. He was a hoot. Headed home. About to read your Trump article, which will give me much to think about on the ride.

  75. JM says:

    Hmmm….Forensic Psychiatrist…Why would Action VR Network need to know one of those?

    Found a definition:
    “He or she must evaluate the facts and the mental state of the defendant and report the findings to the lawyer when asked. … Forensic psychiatrists evaluate specific areas that include:

    Psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia”

    Read his posts again. Now it makes sense. Poor VR.

  76. Karen says:

    I stumbled upon Bob Coy’s Facebook page this week. I don’t know him and have never attended CCFTL. I appreciate that the posters there seem anxious to forgive and forget, but it is a little discouraging to realize that they either haven’t read the New Testament qualifications for a pastor, or don’t care. People seemed to have loved Bob’s teaching, but scripturally he cannot be a pastor. I don’t know how or where he would fit in at a church.

  77. Jennifer says:

    Action VR Network you are unreasonable and blinded. There is no conceivable way you can research this issue and not rule logically and responsibly that this story was written w sensitivity and transparency. Coy needs to fade into the sunset. I know people who are on his Friend list and I cannt figure out how they associate w him after this report, some are business but some are friends. If you did research on the metoo/molestation/rape movement you would realize why charges have not been filed. I see Bob popping up here and there and it is alarming that he is still in the area. In a world of Jerry Sanduski and Bill Cosby’s it is important to continue to report the truth. Thk u Michael for doing so.

  78. Michael says:

    Thank you, Jennifer…we’ll keep doing so.

  79. Mel says:

    Bob Coy will never start another church if it’s within distance where I can go and cause A disruption Bob Coy is finished he’s absolutely finished and he was a wonderful great preacher and God uses the foolish of this world and he did with that with Bob he was a great preacher and many many wonderful Ministries took place at Calvary Chapel. But I think if I ever ran into him in the street I probably go ballistic on him was all swept under the rug and we were just sit there supposed to sit there and chew on it and understand that for years we were being duped no he will not be opening another church

  80. Jennifer says:

    Mel I feel yr pain. I was puzzled to find him bck in S Florida working in a local entertainment bar establishment. Knowing all the long the damage he hd done. (He ws fired frm there after the New Times Report ws posted). Why would u come bck to this area? Is he a sociopath? He has visited a couple churches around, got his famous white teeth grinning w a Coral Gables church last month on FB. I could care less if I saw him again. My days of being angry are done. God will deal w him and the good people on this earth who are watch dogs (like this site) will keep him in line so he doesnt open a church. I pray for his family and even though I dont attend church there anymore nor do I agree how the church handled it, I still pray for the pastors who left and who chose to stay, everyone has been through a heart wrenching experience that hs scars.

  81. Janis says:

    If Bob Coy molested this child why was he not investigated and charged after the coral springs police were told

  82. Michael says:

    There is no “if”.
    Ask CSPD why they didn’t…

  83. Marsha says:

    What is the latest on Coral Springs PD reacting on the investigation. I was told by a person that knows a person (Yep) that there was to be an outcome on the investigation and that it didn’t look good for Bob.

  84. Michael says:

    To my knowledge there is no ongoing investigation and that Coy was saved by a stature of limitations issue. I’ll snoop around a little, though…

  85. Donner says:

    To my knowledge there is no ongoing investigation and that Coy was saved by a stature of limitations issue. I’ll snoop around a little, though…

    Coy definitely has a “stature of limitations issue.”


  86. joey says:

    Lets be real, he was an exceptional teacher. He had a way of connecting the Bible teachings to everyday life. I never looked a him as a pastor but one heck of a teacher. Now to be honest if you were a pastor of a church in the south florida area I’m sure you would do everything possible to make sure that Coy does NOT start another church.

  87. Dan says:

    I was hoping, and still am hoping, that this story will turn about to be false. Not because I am a Bob Coy fanboy (although I did enjoy his preaching), but because I would rather believe that a young person would like about him than believe that he would do what she accuses him of. Read that last sentence slowly, I am not saying she is lying, I am saying that I wish it were a lie and not the truth, because if is true than what he has done is beyond repugnant, no words for it. Michael, my encouragement to you is that as long as you do this, continue to do it fairly and accurately. Truth matters, especially among God’s people.

  88. Michael says:


    This story is true.
    If you knew all the stories surrounding this man you would struggle to find stronger words than repugnant to describe them.

  89. Dan says:

    Evil accurately describes what he is accused of doing here.

  90. Donner says:

    Michael, any updates? I’m having a hard time with this. I want him brought to justice (the world’s justice, to be sure; I am trusting God). I can’t stand the idea that this actually happened and this man is walking around here.

  91. Michael says:


    I don’t think we’ll get to see justice in this case.
    The part the public knows is only part of the story…this one keeps me up nights.

  92. Donner says:

    This one sucker-punched my heart. If the police can’t (or won’t) arrest him, I wonder if he could be persuaded to turn himself in. Dunno. It’s extra tough because he’s local. Gotta give it to the Lord; He said, “Vengence is mine, I will repay.”

    Praying for your sanity and God’s peace in your heart.

  93. Jessica says:

    Ccftl has a couple of family members and close ties of Bob Coys attached to it via employment, and his brother hd a franchise Cavalry in Wellington Fl 30 min away frm ccftl and has seemed to have moved out of Florida recently, but the new pastor at the Wellington Calvary seems to be acquaintances to the Coys. So it is apparent ccftl has ties to Coy and that Bob Coy came right bck to S Florida after leaving his restoration period in Chattanooga TN, this blows my mind and is puzzling. Is ccftl covering for Coy? If so why? If not how and why do you come bck to S Florida? How do family members continue to work there? Is it bc it is a business, is it a family business? Is it bc they believe he is family that he came bck to S Florida? Do they feel he has been restored? Do they believe in forgiveness through the grace of Jesus of a child molestor? Do they, (both his extended family and the corporate body) believe the accusations? The questions just go on. You would think this whole model would break apart and Coy would have distances himself from S Florida. What is up with this? Very cliquey, a family business? Maybe a cult? Or hopefully a church doing the Lord’s work. Idk?

  94. Karen says:

    Who are these people in Chatanooga that do restoration? Are they CC people? How and when do they decide if a person is repentant?

  95. Jessica says:

    My understanding is the Calvary Chapel Chattanooga pastor ws a past pastor of cctfl and that he branched out to start his own church in TN years before Bob’s fall. I dont know what qualification Bob’s restoration team had. And its a excellent question you bring up, about the qualifications of said people. Bc in Nov when the news broke about the allegations of child molestation he had left TN and moved bck to Florida. And research shows clinically child molestor can not be cured. I personal feel too many people are hiding the truth for the sake of the church. Including judges that sealed their divorce papers as the judge stated it is the best for the church community. How is not being transparent about this topic the best? This is how Bill Cosby roamed around for years without being held accountable. Can not a cpurt of law open their divorce papers bc of these horrific allegations of child molestation, in order to see if their is evidence in the papers. If no evidence, great for Bob Coy. I dont like the covering up. When will the public of a 25,000 member church be allowed to know the truth?

  96. Karen says:

    Thanks for your detailed reply. It may be just me, but red flags go up in my mind when I read stuff like this. 1) The guy or people in Chatanooga were close friends. 2) Divorce papers sealed? That is not good. “Protecting the church” is ridiculous. It doesn’t protect anybody. Besides, we all know he’s divorced, what is the big secret? Had he molested someone in his family (I’m not in any way suggesting that he did, just wondering what in divorce papers would warrant sealing.). 3) and this is the big one to me- there is no statute of limitations on child molestation, at least not in CA, I don’t know about FL. The reason I know this is because I was in group therapy decades ago for treatment of anxiety and depression. I had never been molested. But several members in my group therapy had, and were told that they did not have to reveal who their molester was, but if they did, the person would have to be reported to law enforcement, even if this happened in your childhood, and you are an adult now. So many people in therapy were afraid of retribution from their perpetrators that they would not mention the names.

  97. Michael says:

    I’ll have more to say on this later…have to get a doctors appointment out of the way.
    The PD did say that this was a statute of limitations issue, along with the fact that the victim wouldn’t testify…

  98. Jessica says:

    Survivors dint come forward to the law bc the law and courts make them re-live the trama in court and tear them apart on the stand. It us double trama. The victim in this situation did their best. They reported it. But chose not to go further, thats their right. They put the community on warning to beware. Look, my beef is with the church, corporate structure and why is Coy camebck to S Florida? My honest opinion, the church needs to be shut dwn, restructured and reopened with no affiliation to Coy, his family or besties. Why would it b any other way? Look at Coach Patrino at Penn State? I am stumped why business is as usual at ccftl with this cloud hanging over tge church and the rainmaker here chillin in S Florida. Sound like a cover up.

  99. Michael says:

    The public will never know the whole truth.
    This incident is just one of others that I was made aware of when trying to research the story.
    There have been coverups at every level…but I don’t have the resources to do what needs to be done.

  100. Jessica says:

    I have spoken to ex employeeswho confirm that the church ws aware of a great deal for a great amt of time. I am aware the incident in Feb 2014 ws bc the women could not get cctfl to do anything, so she went to a outside pastor who hs affiliation w cctfl. He took the issue to the board of ccftl and gave them an ultimate, Bob coy steps dwn or they go public. Thk goodness for that. But Nov 2017 story raises the bar of concern to a different level. In closing, can anyone who is pro Coy or pro ccftl visiting on this page explain, how do u justify attending a church w deep skeletons of this nature?

  101. Karen says:

    Is there corruption in the church still? (I don’t know, I live in SC.)

  102. Tom Hovarth says:

    Why all the fake news about Bob Coy? It’s a shame you promote these LIES!!!

  103. Michael says:


    It’s a shame that people like you are so blind and idolatrous that they would call people like me a liar.
    Have you read the police report?
    Have you talked to any of the people involved?
    Have you spent months on research?
    I have.
    Show your evidence that I am a liar.

  104. Richard Askew says:

    The hard thing for me is that Bob Coy was the first preacher I watched when God first came into my life and through my early years watching him on US Christian channels (I’m in the UK) really helped me find my way as an early Christian.

    I still have some of his studies I recorded that I’ve watched for a decade 🙁

    I find it hard that someone that helped me so much has fallen so far and hurt so many others in such terrible ways….in a way it is hard to know what to do…do I delete them and never watch them again and try to wipe some of the fundamentals learned and teachings I still use today from my mind???

    I pray that God will guide me.

  105. Linda says:

    I was a part of CCFL from 1991 until I left 4 months after “THE TRUTH ABOUT BOB” came out… April 2014. To say I’ve been devastated is an understatement…to even THINK he has the audacity to start a church here is beyond belief…Personally my friend and I will be the first at the front door holding protest signs. I thank you for BEING A VOICE to speak about how horrible he truly is…what gets me is how the church handled it all too..we’ve been betrayed by the ones we were supposed to be able to trust the most.

  106. Meg says:

    No sir…all the comments were not positive . Bob Coy has hurt so many people at Calvary Chapel very badly. Imagine going through the repercussions and having to deal with being sexually abused yourself as a child sitting there listening to him, paying tithes to support him and the church and going to a church that actually has an outreach to sexual abuse victims. Some people seem to have this Pie in the Sky thing that he’s probably completely repented and he’s just a wonderful guy well you know what …. I think he’s a sociopath. I am a sinner like anyone else saved by grace and I understand forgiveness and I understand sin but to hear him speak lovingly about his daughter and if this happened it turns my stomach everytime I think of it and I’m not alone in this. There are people at Calvary Chapel who know what went on and so do the police. There are wonderful strong decent Christian people going to that church but somewhere deep in the bowels there there was a massive cover-up and I really don’t trust sitting in front of another preacher again. This is the second preacher out of three churches I’ve gone to that had pedophiles at the pulpit..H betrayed the trust of thousands of people just for the repetitive cheating and ponography. God used him for a great purpose for some reason but all that great preaching does not mean he himself is great. Jesus is great the Bible is great God and the Holy Spirit are magnificent but not Bob. Pedophiles are serial murderers who leave their victims alive. I dare him to start up a church.

  107. Michael says:

    Meg…well said.

  108. Linda says:

    MEG Thank you for sharing what you said…I’ve seen alot of denial…color coating and sweeping under the table about this. It has also severed friendships just for the sake of “protecting Bob”…You’ve called it exactly what it is…im sorry for what you experienced…

  109. Weep says:

    Judge! Judge! Judge! don’t you people stop. Fake news is everywhere, do you believe everything you hear. Those who have not sinned let him throw the first stone. Where is forgiveness and did you know there is another man in Boca Raton named Bob Coy who is a pedophile, so leave the man alone and let God. I pray for him and all of you out there who are so gullible, judgmental and itching to throw that stone. Stop.

  110. Forgiveness says:

    Judge! Judge! Judge! don’t you people stop. Fake news is everywhere, do you believe everything you hear. Those who have not sinned let him throw the first stone. Where is forgiveness and did you know there is another man in Boca Raton named Bob Coy who is a pedophile, so leave the man alone and let God. I pray for him and all of you out there who are so gullible, judgmental and itching to throw that stone. Stop.

  111. bob1 says:

    Well, I think Forgiveness is in this last post.

    But where is Weep?

    They must be identical twins.


  112. Em says:

    Weep and forgive, but don’t rationalize, excuse or justify the acts – actions that God condemns – and pray – always

  113. Just Thinking says:

    How did Bob Coy have private access to a young girl for so long? Sounds fishy to me.

  114. Linnea says:

    Just read this post for the first time. Heart-breaking….

    Meg…thank you for sharing and calling out sin. No, none of us is completely obedient to the Lord, but to selfishly abuse a young child…that is sick. That is a narcissist, or a sociopath. Even those in prison recognize that behavior and take action. What an abomination of God’s name and calling.

  115. Concerned says:

    If\when the reason for wanting to drop the charges comes out all of the Coy idolaters will understand why the victim wants it to go away. He is loathsome. Michael don’t let it rest he should never be allowed to preach again.

  116. justthinking too says:

    To “Just Thinking”…think about it how would Bob have access to a young girl for so long? hmmm, if only he had access to a young girl for such a long time…smh

  117. Paul says:

    We appreciate you for informing us. But please put your stone away. I dare everyone to write a article about everything they’ve ever done wrong and post it Facebook. We have no problem exposing other people but WE want to keep our deepest secrets hidden. Connection before correction. Please just remember you were forgiven first.

  118. Jerod says:

    Do you think you might be taking that verse wildly out of context? The apostle Paul regularly called people out for much less grievous sins when they affected the body. Coy was tearing away time after time at a child’s faith, maybe childrens’ faith, the faith of multiple women. There was another who slung stones, imagine if he had listened to his brothers…

  119. Lisa says:

    It should be noted that what you are spreading is not true. All fabricated and then taken back. Independent reported, The mother first contacted Coral Springs police in 2015 but according to the news outlet, documents showed officials failed to take action before dropping the case at the request of the girl.

    The victim is reported to have told police she “found forgiveness” following an “experience with God.”
    Bob declined to discuss the child abuse case, but maintained he is innocent and passed a polygraph test to prove it.

  120. Michael says:

    Everything I’ve written is true…period.

  121. Jessica says:

    Are u saying the police report is false? It is not. The story hs been verified by alot of creditable people and vetted by more than one news reporter. Michael is not the only person reporting it. Deal with it.

  122. Warner Emmanuel says:

    Biblically Bob Coy is no longer qualifies to be a Pastor/ Teacher. ( “ husband of one wife..) This also disqualifies ALL women for that position!! Holy Bible

  123. Greer Capellan says:

    It is true Bob Coy is a flawed man. Forgiving a man for being flawed is actually the Christian thing to do and in no way relieves him of his responsibility for the pain he caused his wife & children. It is not for me, you or anyone else to judge him for his mistakes or sins. Only God has that power.

    I do not know any specific information about allegations of inappropriate behavior with a small child. But I am someone who volunteered and was on staff with the Children’s Ministry. I do know that the policies & procedures of Calvary Chapel are very strict and do not allow for any man to be alone with a child. Not even in a class room setting during service. A female staffer must always accompany children.

    I enjoyed Bob Coy as my pastor for so many years. He NEVER EVER claimed to be perfect and discouraged people from putting him on a pedestal. He admitted to personal failures and struggles that be battled on a daily basis. He is a man. He is a human. And, that makes us all sinners. Nobody is perfect.

    I sincerely hope that the allegations prove false. Because allegations are not automatically truths. If he did commit a crime the the system will be responsible for justice. Not articals that are based on assumptions and condemn someone with no actual proof or even investigation on what actually happens in the church.

    Forgiveness is what we all need. Including but not limited to a pastor who must live his shame publicly.

  124. Michael says:

    “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.””
    (1 Corinthians 5:12–13 ESV)

  125. Em says:

    11:23. ?
    So many terms that the Church seems to confuse…. Judge, discern, sin, evil (srin and evil are not interchangeable), forgive versus enable, restoration…. we are easily confused, too human? Perhaps… sigh

  126. CM says:

    Speaking of Bob Coy…

    Is he still in South Florida since that the nightclub terminated his employment/consultancy?

  127. Jessica says:

    Can we address Greer Capella comment of forgiving. Bc I would like to know where the Christian community stands on allegations and or reports of child molestation? Is all forgiven in the manner of the sin is forgiven and the person/molester is healed by Gods grace? Can a molester, if they repent be allowed to be a pastor again bc of Gods Grace? Does the christian community look at child molesting as an equal sin as pornography or cheating on a spouse with another adult? The deal for me, Bob Coy was reported to have molested a child. Child molestors can not be cured. I hold this crime and sin above others. Thats my opinion. I would not attend a church that felt different, that they can be cured and that they are allowed to be honored bc of repenting and Gods Grace. In this case Coy has denied the allegations. I am very concerned w the christian community that speaks on here about forgiving child molesting. Its between God and Bob. Gods Grace can wash away sin, all sin. But I am not God and in a scientific proven world molestation criminals are the brain cancer of crimes up there w serial murders. So I dont believe he most likely can be cured if the allegations are true. And I question any body or church who would take that stand and risk the safety of children and a church to find out.

  128. How dare you slander Pastor Bob Coy. Shame on you you jealous prick

  129. Michael says:

    So, Michelle…did you learn to speak from him or do you just have a limited vocabulary?

    Just asking…

    While I’m asking…how do you slander a serial adulterer who is also accused of child molestation?

  130. Andrea Lowery says:

    God sees all!

  131. Jessica says:

    Google “Bob Coy Part One To Catch a falling Star” blog. It should give the people here attacking this website a better understanding that Phoenix Preacher is not looking to attack and is not lying about Coy or Cavalry. There are many other resources you can google to sources to bck up this story.

  132. JM says:

    Amen, Michael. How can it be slander when there is a Police Report?

    Thank you for the info, Jessica. I will look this up.

    Michelle Schaff–I would venture to say that the only people who are both jealous (and quality to be the other “colorful” word you chose to pollute us with) would be the perverted inmates who committed similar crimes and, yet, did not get away with it and were rightly incarcerated. I hope you get therapy for your inability to identify your own idolatry and blindness. Then again, maybe you should not worry. There are stadiums full of people as challenged as you are, so you will never be alone.

  133. Jerod says:

    After 133 comments (now 134) and the unfailing devotion to men and traditions so aptly displayed by Michelle et al

    I am reminded of Proverbs 10:19:

    In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
    But he who restrains his lips is wise.
    I suggest Michael devotes the rest of this comment section to colorful metaphors from the CCA gallery.

  134. Valerie says:

    We are all sinners, Satan is always working over time to crush especially those chosen to teach Gods word! There is always room for forgiveness we are here to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and He will be the judge of all, so we continue to look up and praise Him daily. We will help our brothers and sisters and leave the final word to God❤️

  135. Valerie comer says:

    We are all sinners, Satan is always working over time to crush especially those chosen to teach Gods word! There is always room for forgiveness we are here to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and He will be the judge of all, so we continue to look up and praise Him daily. We will help our brothers and sisters and leave the final word to God❤️

  136. Michael says:

    “Satan is always working over time to crush especially those chosen to teach Gods word!”

    That’s Christian mythology…the enemy is a problem for all God’s people.
    Bob’s problem was that he’s a pervert.

  137. Jesse McCrone says:

    I knew something was wrong when I kept going to the church about four times and he said from the pulpit some of you not joining you just taking a seat with somebody else might want to join and I was very disappointed I really admire the church but not the pastor anymore very sad because I was falling in love everything turn out to be so very disappointing get help Pastor fast I pray for you!

  138. Marcel dos Santos says:

    Jesus suffered a horrific death and died on the cross for all of our sins. Pastor Bob fucked up and God knew it in advance. Romans 13 God tells us in advance that He appointed Coy. Jesus died on the cross for exactly what coy did and all of us do. Another example of why we need to except the price Jesus paid for us. Sin is Sin. There is no level lower or higher. God knew at the inception that we are changed by the beast. If God has compassion we should too. I’m not saying what Bob did is right but I understand. If God/the Son Jesus judged us by us we wouldn’t be here now. He obligated to go to the cross. No matter what bob coy has done Christ our Lord has forgiven him and paid the price for that debt. Let’s not focus on the evil that Satan want a us to focus on but rather the redemption that Jesus gives on the cross.

  139. Michael says:


    You are a theological dunce.

  140. Marcel dos Santos says:

    Let he or her without sin cast the first stone!!!!

  141. Michael says:

    Like I said…
    Let’s say that God did appoint Coy.
    He also took his sick ass down.
    Why is it that you folks rally to the defense of the perp without any reference to the victims or the responsibility of the church to protect them and others?
    Do you have proof texts for them?

  142. Babylon's Dread says:

    Or this

     It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
    3 For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4 When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), 1 Co 5:1–5.

    And I am the apostle of restoration. If Coy’s actions are as reported then the only way out is a very public humbling. If they involve minors then jail is called for.

    Not casting the first stone is not an injunction by the Lord to end accountability. It is a call to allow every fall of another to call us to greater self-awareness and humility.

    None of us is without sin but all are to be accountable

  143. Dos says:

    Michael you like to debate theology. Look up Dee Dee Warren and debate period. She will put you to shame very easily. Especially preterism if you even know what that means. Your Eschatology probably sux. Try her first and if you get past her I will consider debating your biblical knowledge . If you do not read or speak the Greek and or Hebrew text you are a waste of time.

  144. Michael says:

    Why so nasty an attitude?
    Do you even know my eschatology?
    Do you ever ask questions or do you just show up and rip people based on your assumptions about what they believe?

  145. Xenia says:

    ^^^ Another fine example of The Arrogance of Ignorance.

  146. Xenia says:

    (Not referencing Michael, but Mr. Disc Operating System.)

  147. Em says:

    All sin is sin, period? No sin is more egregious than another? Jesus died for all our sins?
    I believe He died to ransom our souls from our sinful state…. And all sins, while separating us from our God, are not equal. Look up the category of sin that God hates for example… and the punishments for specific sins, perhaps…. glossing over sin as something that a redeemed soul will be forgiven for committing is dangerous water to navigate…
    Or so it seems to me

  148. Jessica says:

    “Sin is Sin” is starting to sound like a good name for a board game, like Trouble or Sorry. Lol. I have said it a million times Sin may be sin but in the eyes of the law not all crimes are treated the same and thank God we live in America with laws and not Christians spewing sin is sin bc our country would be anarchy. He committed a crime and should be held to that standard but unfortunately due to the district attorney rules on sex assaults and rape will not pay the criminal price.

  149. Xenia says:

    If all sin is sin let me ask which who would you rather have babysitting your children, a glutton or a pedophile?

  150. Em says:

    Xenja, bravo. Kind of like a wound is a wound, i.e., which would you have a skinned knee or a skull fracture? ?

  151. Em says:

    I should add that i realize all sin separates us from fellowship with our Creator (there is a remedy for this)… But sins have consequences of different degrees, do they not?

  152. Tracy says:

    Does anyone know of Pastor Clay who led worship at Calvary FtL.

  153. Jessica says:

    Pastor Clay is at a local near by church leading worship in Boca Raton, Fl. Not affiliated w Calvary Chapel. Alot of my friends attend there.

  154. Captain Kevin says:

    “If all sin is sin let me ask which who would you rather have babysitting your children, a glutton or a pedophile?”

    Xenia nailed it!!!

  155. Captain Kevin says:

    Tracy, Clay Worrell is on Facebook.

  156. Captain Kevin says:

    Babylon’s Dread: “Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
    …I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.” 1 Co 5:1–5.

    “If Coy’s actions are as reported then the only way out is a very public humbling. If they involve minors then jail is called for.

    Not casting the first stone is not an injunction by the Lord to end accountability. It is a call to allow every fall of another to call us to greater self-awareness and humility.

    None of us is without sin but all are to be accountable.”

    Just repeating for emphasis.

  157. Jerod says:

    Marcel dos Santos

    I think you are a saint. A saint who believes their own propaganda.
    But your handle is appropriate: Belonging to the God of War, the saints.

    Its almost like you are making war on the saints here and defending someone who made war on the saints at CC, fleecing and ******* the flock (you obviously have the vocab to fill that in). It is egregious, public sins such as Bob’s that turn the wary eye of the world from apprehension of Christians to outright hate.

    So, if I gather correctly, you’d have Bob back in the pulpit rather than jail?

  158. Maripoza says:

    Where is the evidence?

  159. Michael says:

    Evidence for what?
    It is public record that a police report was filed making child molestation accusations against Coy.
    To protect the victim, the report has not been published.

  160. Bethanie Gordon says:

    You don’t make a comeback from pedophilia. His life is over. He may as well kill himself.

  161. Beth says:

    Please post a link to info about this Pastor’s conviction by police. It’s easy to write an article & post on the internet but helpful if there are “hard facts” for those of us not clise to the situation yet wanting to make an informed decision. Thanks

  162. Jessica says:

    No one should wish someone to kill himself. Geez Look if your not close to the situation and wonder about proof. There is a legit police report and it is pretty straight forward. If yr not close to it no need to dig and further. Also let’s respect the victim. For the ones close to this it has torn a lot of people sadly from the church, still meeting people who I have not seen in awhile and yes, they too have been separated frm our church community by voluntarily walking away. It is very sad for our community, we were a family as much as any church is. In the beginning it was the fact Coy never ever apologized to the congregation and his wife and family. Out of respect for all 3 I took a huge step back after much praying. The church in the beginning seemed to want the congregation to pray for Coy and his family to be reconsiciled but I thought reconsilitation cannot happen without public confession and apology? Like when Bob brother left Calvary. This just seemed to not add up, to a lot of people. Was not happy to hear Coy was working in a nightclub in town and yet just brushed off his obligation to make a public statement after he was dismissed after all he had the 8th largest church at the time. So to just slink back into our community working in a night club with no accountability was even worse. But in Nov the news broke about the molestation report frm over a year prior. The report is legit frm the police department. It basically brought us to our knees in prayer for all hurt. I don’t wish Bob Coy to kill himself, I pray for Coy to come to his senses, get help, move away frm S Florida and make some rights wrong. Hanging out here working at the Funky Bisquit was a sleazy move when he knew a police report was made, he cheated on his wife etc. I have to drive by where he lives weekly, and it pisses me off that a pastor can just walk away frm damage to his church, wife, family and victim with no apologies or accountability. Bob Coy please find a mountain like where Luke Skywalker went to live and live out your days there. No one in South Florida wants to see you right now. Why would you wanna live here if you cared at all? You would quietly move away or stay and be accountable. But don’t be a snake.

  163. Jessica says:

    Should we not start a post in regards to ALL the evangelical fallen in the past several years? It seems Coy started an avalanche of pastors all kind of connected yet separate in churches. I think a great deal of dialogue can be open to the “position” we individually place pastors in our Christian walk. Michael has addressed the inner rules/understanding/works of Calvary. But it seems by the comments their are a lot of people divided between forgive and forget, to Don’t judge, and quoting Biblical versus both pro and con on where to place pastors in the evangelical church. So what do we do with the Island of Misfit Pastors? I say they need to step down and move on. But many are still thumping away, Tchividjian is out speaking. So are we recycling pastors? Are we suppose to be a church who loves sinners including the pastors? I say pastors should step down, move on away frm the limelight. But who knows maybe there are people who wanna support them?

  164. Michael says:


    The reality is that every rogue I’ve ever profiled is doing well today.
    That means the real problem is in the pews…

  165. Em says:

    This problem goes way back into the previous century… remember a book titled “Elmer Gantry,” if memory serves. .. beyond that? Probably, i can’t say
    I have to agree that the real problem is in the pews … including confusing forgiving with enabling… confusing nice with grace…. IMNSHO

  166. J b says:

    Psalm 118, 8. And “as a dog returns to its vomit so a man repeats his folly”. We that are born again aren’t perfect but we are forgiven. He is accountable for his actions n that is an godly characteristic.

  167. RAlph says:

    Any updates to this story? Where is Bob now?

  168. Michael says:

    I won’t update this unless he tries to start another church.
    I have no idea where he is…I have a hint about where he’s going…

  169. Donner says:

    Ha! Michael.

  170. Bob Redwitz says:

    Let he who Is without sin cast the first stone.

  171. Michael says:

    Let he who is biblically illiterate quote Scripture out of context…

  172. Peter says:

    Did he apologize and publicly ask for forgiveness from his congregation? Not that it makes things right for him to ever return to ministry, but it’s necessary. He needs to know God uses broken and messed up people, God forgives way before we ever will.

  173. Karen says:

    @Peter,Myers,,it should have been done.Healing for both him and the church.

  174. Mark Gore says:

    Every one is forgiven through Jesus the blood of Jesus
    Bob Coy, is included in that
    I pray He seeks the help He needs.

  175. Bob Redwitz says:

    Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone
    There are always two sides to every story.
    I hope you get some help about forgiveness
    Remember, if you can’t forgive Bob Coy, Jesus won’t forgive you.
    Stop vomiting and start praying

  176. Michael says:

    You people make me sick.
    A four year old child is allegedly molested into her teen years and all you care about is your idol.
    Go to hell, the lot of you.

  177. Bob Redwitz says:

    It appears you’re heading in that direction

  178. Michael says:

    I’m sure it does to someone who defends an alleged pedophile.

  179. JM says:

    Redwitz–Thank you! You have given me the best graphic example yet to explain what is a hypocrite and a moron! Two for the price of one! You have saved me so much time in my search! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help in this matter! And let’s not forget the honorable mention of all those women seduced by Bob Coy as well as the young girl he molested for so many years that you so adroitly threw under the bus. Well done! You’re good at this brand of idiocy! Isaiah 5:20

  180. Bob Redwitz says:

    Well thank you It’s always nice to be complemented by someone who believes everything they read on the internet.
    How bout showing some proof of the accusations you seem to thrive on?
    I live less then ten miles from Coral Spring Poli.
    There are some Police Officers there that think this entire accusation was a hoax.The accuser has left the country and refused to cooperwith the CS Police.
    Maybe you can make up some facts like they do against Donald Trump. You seem very good at it.

  181. Michael says:

    I have proof and the day the victim gives permission to share it I will post it far and wide.

  182. Bob Redwitz says:

    I’m going to leave one last comment on this and you can take it for what it’s worth.
    In thirty years at Calvary Chapel how many
    people were brought to Christ by Bob Coy?
    Thousands? At least. The Easter Sunday he
    took over Hard Rock Stadium there were over
    twenty thousand people attended. Thousands
    Of people gave their hearts to Christ.
    I don’t guess that means anything to you
    that these people were saved.
    In closing, I don’t believe these accusations
    And until the day he is arrested and officially charged with a crime, I stand with Bob Coy
    And will continue to pray for him.
    As for you, I will also pray that God will soften
    your heart and forgive your sins as he has
    Bob Coy, me, and millions of Christians across
    the world. Peace be with you.

  183. Michael says:

    I’ll stand with his victims (plural) .

  184. JM says:

    Thank you, Michael, for being steadfast on this matter. May God give you stamina and grace.

    Too bad that Redwitz is comfortable with also meeting the Biblical definition of a “fool”. Sadly, we have seen that Redwitz has plenty of company. We are never to use the worldly standard of “The end justifies the means.” Can we say, Machiavellianism? Coy is among the many “poster children” for most or all that is wrong with the corrupt system of churches known as Calvary Chapel. Surely one day God will expose more of the rot–for there is much more.

    I have to wonder if, when that happens, people will even know how to recognize or even call sin and evil what they are. In that sense–the exposing of the rot may have no effect. Even if all the evidence in the world was presented with all the facts lined up quite properly, some people will still go against hard evidence and logic and choose what “feels good” or feeds their own, personal agenda.

    Jesus (the co-creator of the universe) stood right in front of the Jewish leaders who should have known who He was and they did not recognize Him. He was “inconvenient”. And so it is with some of the people who say they “know” and follow God today. Do they “know” Him? Can they know Him when they are so willing to trample down “the least of these” or watch them be trampled with no effort to protest or help? Is there anyone left in that system or anywhere with a conscience or did they sell it for a “mess of pottage” many moons ago? Are CC and its acolytes simply running on fumes (as opposed to actual substance and presence of the Holy Spirit) as I have asserted so many times?

    Questions. I have many that have re-surfaced in light of the inane comments by Redwitz and all like him.

    Good luck, Redwitz. You are going to need it.

  185. Jessica says:

    I stand with the victim too. You stated victims plural?

  186. Michael says:

    I count as victims all those affected by his serial adultery…

  187. Linda says:

    I went to Calvary Chapel from about 2000 until I moved in 2005. I too thought Pastor Bob was phenomenal and he could hold my attention in the way no other pastor had done. One thing I recall him saying was that he was never alone when a woman came to council with him because he didn’t want to have any kind of issue with what people thought. Someone from his staff was always present in these situations.

    I stumbled upon these articles about him last night and I’m both shocked and saddened. Lives are shattered because he, at some point, came to a crossroads and took the wrong path. Now he’s lost everything. I have to say, he is no longer a champion in my eyes for what he has done to so many people including his family and congregation.
    It reminds me of the Jimmy Swaggart incident many years ago (I was never a fan). The difference is Swaggart openly wept and pleaded for forgiveness from God and his “followers” and he has managed to rise above it and again has another TV show. I don’t know how you can ever really feel the same toward these men. I would always wonder if…

  188. Mike says:

    I have my great doubts about the whole story With kids he would have been arrested and charged if it was true and without more proof this BS , Bob Coy did have to leave the church because of adultery.

  189. Michael says:


    He wasn’t arrested because of a statute of limitations issue…I have the police report and more…it’s not BS…

  190. Just me says:

    Dear Redwitz, Bob Coy brought NO ONE to Christ. God is the one who adds to the church everyone else is just a mouthpiece. Remember, God used a donkey to speak to Balaam and the Bible doesn’t call it a donkey…we should never become so prideful that we think we or anyone else has anything to do with salvation.

  191. Mish Michaels says:

    Well, well, well, today I went to a new church & I could tell that this church wasn’t the place for me, he read from the Bible Luke 1: 37 & had no follow up to the reason he choose this verse to read, nothing prevalent to connect the dots & actually there was really NO MESSAGE given, poorly spoken, & seems to have no idea how to Preach a True message! I don’t care how the preacher there is Rev. DR. Mark G. Van Dorn Aka: “Pastor Marcos” has his credentials, but In my spirit I felt something is very off here. Then low & behold I started thinking about when I attended CALVARY CHAPEL CHURCH IN FT. LAUDERDALE & TO MY AMAZEMENT… WHO WALKS IN BUT PASTOR BOB GOT! I ALMOST FEEL OFF MY SEAT! HE WAS STANDING IN THE VERY BACK OF THE MAKE SHIFT SANCTUARY AT THE SWIMMING HALL OF FAME, BOB COY WAS GREETED IN THE BACK BY PASTOR MARCOS. THEY HUGGED & KEPT THEIR CONVERSATION SHORT & THEY TRIED TO BE DISCREET, I WAS DISGUSTED, I COULDN’T GET OUT OF THAT PLACE FAST ENOUGH! WARNING! DON’T GO TO THIS CHURCH “FLORIDA FAITH CHURCH” ! IF THESE PEOPLE ARE WELCOMING BOB COY IS A SERIAL CHEATER, INTO PORN & NOW IT’S DISCLOSED THAT THERE’S ALLEGATIONS OF BOB COY IS A PEDOPHILE & HE WALKS IN ANY CHURCH WITH PEOPLES CHILDREN! I CAN’T BELIEVE BOB COY & PASTOR MARCOS ARE BEST BUDDIES & PASTOR MARCOS ALLOWED PEOPLE TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH BOB COY! RUN FROM THIS CHURCH & TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW NOT TO GO TO FLORIDA FAITH CHURCH!

  192. Jessica says:

    So when is the cat coming out of the bag about Bob? Can not someone contact this church and bring them up to speed? Why is Coy still in South Florida? Makes no sense, he is not part of CCftl anymore. His picture was posted working out at a gym in Ft Lauderdale he looked aged. Maybe he retired. But why stay in the same town he got fired from the church? Confused?

  193. Jessica says:

    Or maybe Coy is trying to attend church somewhere and this church Christian like. I still do not get why he is still chillin in South Florida, insanity. Has any locals ask him, Why are you still here? And I would ask all the pastors frm CCftl that too.

  194. John says:

    Why don’t you also update that these are accusations…
    He has not been arrested and since the purported victim has recanted….
    Pastor Bob is a sinful man…
    But all of us are sinful… you can rest assured that God is aware of our sins…
    Except you ….whose own aim is to impugn Christ and to discredit Him…
    In your eyes you are sinless and justified in your Ire….
    But like I said God knows all our inequities I know how he is merciful and never gives up on us if we are willing …
    Why not go and Attack Trump or some other Christian and let Bob repair his life…

  195. Michael says:


    You are a deluded fool and idolater.
    I’ve explained many times that these are allegations.
    The victim has not recanted.
    You sin against me with no compunction…because I strike down your idols who destroy real believers.
    Trump and Bob have much in common…and much to answer for when judgment comes.
    Have a miserable day.

  196. John says:

    Oh Michael you are talking from you pulpit in the Temple of Satan?
    Are you saying that God favors some of us a little bit more…You in Commiefornia Truly the most decadent place on earth…are telling us about morality….
    You are a liberal (a liar first and a cheat, theif)
    You who would explain abortion as a right!!! is so unforgiving of a guy who fell for Satans lies in a reprobate society created by liberalism he is surrounded by evil as we all are.
    Trump is a sinner true not a very articulate man….
    But his toe jam has more worth than you …
    You demon infested imposter

  197. Michael says:


    Your application for Village Idiot has been approved.
    You also are a liar and accuser of the brethren.
    I do not live in California.
    I have been clear about my opposition to abortion.
    Bob was not toppled by “liberalism” he was toppled by his lust and greed.
    He destroyed his own family and other families as well.
    You accuse me…where is your evidence and witnesses…in California?
    Repent and seek therapy.

  198. John says:

    Yeah hey Mike they apparently were not very good accusations as well as her walking into the police dept and wanting to recant her story….
    But just keep lying Mike that’s what gobles said….
    The bigger the better!
    See Bob I have something you don’t have…I truly am sorry that you don’t but Iam sure it is because of your sin. I have the Holy Spirit living inside me…
    Jesus said: “let him who has eyes see and ears hear”
    Your whole purpose in life is to impune Christ you hate God and are Reprobate.
    In Bubbas world that means my BS detector is finely tuned and buddy you are full of it…
    If you believe that Bob coy is guilty until proved innocent like Trump and that he is unredeemable because of his sexual Sin… then you have exposed yourself as a fraudster and Know nothing of the love of Jesus
    Mike you are the one that needs redemption…
    I mean here you are 5+years later and you are still stuck on Bob’s sin.
    There is more hope for Bob as I’m sure he knows his sin and fessed up to it.
    But you with your Debased mind have no Hope
    Now make sure you insult my intellectual prowess and my grammar just like all Libs who get owned by a real Follower of Jesus…..
    Sharpen your sword Mike there is a war coming …
    And unfortunately for all the evil people here on Earth My Savior Jesus returns with A Sword not as a Lamb

  199. Kevin H says:

    John, you need to upload your gravatar picture. Clown nose, make-up, and all.

  200. Michael says:


    You “owned” me?
    You lied about where I live and you lied about my beliefs.
    Is that what Bob taught you?
    The victim did not recant one word…she chose not to pursue prosecution for reasons that we can’t write to protect her identity.
    I’m more than willing to let the Lord judge between you and me….now go away before I shave your beard and pull your pants down.

  201. John says:

    If they had enough evidence they would charge him regardless of her wishes…
    More BS from you
    haven’t heard you deny my accusations…..
    You are Reprobate….
    You are Liberal
    NO liberals can be Christs Followers and be Liberals also….
    Being Catholic is not Christianity….
    You lose …unfortunately for you you know not how much you have lost…..

  202. Michael says:


    It’s been fun, but you’re too stupid for this forum.
    If you could read with the comprehension of a Head Start grad you would see that I have clearly spoken that I do not live in California, nor do I support abortion.
    I am a Christian by any historic definition and by the Spirit.
    I am not a Catholic, though most I know are far more “saved “then you.
    The scriptures do not judge people by their 21st century American political positions.
    Hillbillies do.
    Now go watch Hee Haw and improve your English.

  203. Aleecya says:

    So according to Christians we should forgive the pedophile and move along like nothing happened. Bob is a sick Man. There are a lot of sick people in this world that hurt children and by using the “forgive” him card or lest you be judged BS then innocent children will continue being hurt. Those who support him are just as sick as he is, mindless apes with no understanding on what sexual abuse does to ones mind body and soul.

    This is for my christian fanatics: Matthew 18:6 ESV / 351
    But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

  204. JM says:

    Bless you, Aleecya, and all who have posted similarly. No one should be influenced by the “no consequence” slobber so many–including insane pastors and leaders– are peddling these days.

  205. Jessica says:

    John you need to accept the fact that a young women had the bravery to step up and state these allegations and her mother stood by her. A police report was made. The young lady, raised a Christian, found forgiveness for Coy. This was reported and vetted by the New Times reporters in Miami. Why are you attacking this site or Michael? No need to. As reported and in the police report, the young women found forgiveness after sometime. I am assuming the young lady found forgiveness with assistance from her denomination of church and or by her mentors/pastor whoever that was etc. I am happy for her if she found healing in doing so even if I don’t agree w the organization who helped her. John, It is a FACT that the accusations are reported. This topic is relevant and should stay so, bc a pastor of the largest mega church in Florida has been officially accused in a police report of molesting a young girl. It is a fact. Michael is not lying, he is not continue to attack Coy. He has this blog partly for accountability of a denominations of CC that chooses to bury their heads and most importantly to inform the public and give the members of these churches a place to discuss openly their experiences (good or bad)to bring accountability as a priority w zero tolerance to ignoring. If you wanna b mad, look at the protocol/ procedure Chuck Smith made for asst. pastor years ago, which is a “don’t ask don’t tell” procedure that is the real problem here! Moving forward, if Coy decided to start up a new ministry or back one even as a director…. I feel and so do others that the public should know the truth. The molestation accusation are true, she found forgives on a spiritual level BUT the public within the secular level of our law that governs our country, we all have the right to the truth and facts to keep others safe. If you have a beef do enough research to place it where it belongs on Coy, CC and Chuck Smith.

  206. Mel says:

    Forgiving God’s job and as I suspect ,putting two and two together his daughters path to freedom.. escaping the shame and horror of losing your innocence to the one person that should give his life to protect you. We should be praying for her….and other children who are going thru the horror of sexual abuse.

  207. Karen says:

    Can someone give a citation for Chuck’s “Don’t ask don’t tell” procedure?

  208. Michael says:


    Do a Google search on “The Ministry of the Assisting Pastor” by Larry Taylor…

  209. Gene says:

    Bob was at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga after he got caught. He was “under the care” of some of his former students. John & Frank Ramseur. Reports were that he had unfettered access to his Audi, as well as would be brought into inner circle staff meetings and held a close relationship with the pastors there. He disappeared somewhere along the way, and John Ramseur disappeared not long after (no announcement or explanation). Some say John was involved in embezzlement that was covered up by his brother Frank (the “Senior Pastor” at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga. CCC is a tight lipped scandal machine, but they at least have the sense to cover up, silence and bully their detractors. They learned from their mentor Bob Coy.

    It’s amazing how often these horrific things happen and disappear very quickly. I suppose saying what I have about CCC will incur some wrath.

  210. Karen says:

    @Gene, does that mean he didn’t finish his “restoration”?

  211. Gene says:

    @Karen He did not. And he left quietly with no mention of him after he left. He was living on his own in Chattanooga and basically hiding out in Tennessee while the situation blew over. As far as I could tell, he wasn’t even in the Renew program at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga that was overseen by John R.

  212. Gene says:

    @Karen That’s correct. He hid out in Tennessee while his situation blew over. He was never in the Renew program at CCC proper and lived separately from the others.

  213. Jessica says:

    Gene is correct Bob left S Florida,abandoned his children, wife and church right after he got caught. His family was left to deal with the press at their homes, their church/school and community all by themselves. He was not in a recovery program. And Calvary either lied or was given the wrong information or both, when making their Coy Family updates for weeks after his resignation. This man is a coward as most pediophiles are, he ran like a rat. My understanding is that he was never legit, he did not have a moral failing he was a sociopath and his rein of terror on his wife, family and close contacts was years. Someone really needs to do a research paper, a book, or story on this so society can see how vulnerable people become when we are in a church, with our most core values, our souls and a pastors or organizations comes along and can hide a sociopath to build a mega church. Still baffeled how this man got this far, and did so much harm, yet set up a mega church for the community and how we followed him for years, giving of my time 3X a week.

  214. Jessica says:

    Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale did a lot of messages like Stephan Tchividjian in the beginning to the church that was defined as Bob was in restoration etc etc. Calvary Chapel Chattanooga pastor I believe has ties with CCftl. Stephan Tchividjian, is the brother of Tullian and Stephan even joked a week after the Coy scandal that all churches have trials, pastors are people, and Hey if you are not comfortable here now, you can go up the street to my brothers church (chuckles in church). And Boz is related to both Stephan and Tullian and runs the accountability for churches and is an attorney, saw articles written about him discussing the Metoo movement. Rozell has deep ties with CCftl and Chet Lowe. What is this all mean? Who do you believe anymore?

  215. Gene says:

    @Jessica, you are correct about Calvary Chapel Chattanooga being connected to CCFTL both Frank & John Ramseur (brothers) left CCFTL and came to Chattanooga to start CCC. Frank was a singles pastor or leader (something like that) at CCFTL. Long story short, Bob was their mentor, and then came to Chattanooga and the brothers were said to be helping Bob restore himself, again Bob left abruptly. In the time that Bob was at CCC there were many visits from Chet Lowe and the like. There were also visits from Mike Rozell and Potter’s Field at least once a year to CCChattanooga.

    Interestingly, CCC cut it’s ECFA auditing process around this time and began a big building project that involved a neighboring church ( as well as expansions with a 180 acre farm. This culminated in 2018 with the quiet exit of John Ramseur from CCC (with no mention of why or where John was going.) It’s believed that there was in internal disagreement between the brothers, and it’s been suspected that there was some embezzlement going on.

    In 2017, they brought in over $7 Million dollars, and have not reported publicly again about their giving.

    CCC is just as dangerous and is essentially a legacy of the ways that Bob Coy did ministry.

  216. Jessica says:

    Gene, My understanding Coy made 500,000 a year salary, that is the 1% in our country. He did not live a 1% lifestyle on the surface. Upper middle class house, Toyota cars etc. So what did he do with that 500,000 a year salary? Anyways your story about CC Chattanooga expansions, embezzlement and now disapprearance. Is similar to PFM and Rozell. Both are affiliated with Coy, both grew around the time of Coy’s public resignations or months before. So, I am going to go out on a limb and say, Coy backed these churches as his cover to get out of the corner when he got caught. I am shocked that Pastors families, and children attended Potters Field Ministries and it is either they were so used to the abuse and control of their own families and churches, or Mike Rozell did not treat them badly knowing word would get back. I can bet Coy supported PFM and Ignite on some level. We know why, sadly. Is the fire out now? is the end done with everyone covering up for him? CC Chattanooga do they have a new pastor and a new vision? Is CCftl out of the complete ties with Bob Coy? Now that Rozell is shut down what will happen to Mike and Pam? It looks as all road lead back to Coy and CCftl in the past. That is alarming bc there is no way 1 man, no matter how charmastic can orchestrate this on his own without the churches knowing.

  217. Karen says:

    Hate to say this, but sociopathy among pastors is more common than we think. Especially among mega churches.

    Why didn’t Bob Coy’s wife say something if there was a reign of terror going on at home for years?

    Also, I personally wouldn’t be at peace if my pastor husband got a salary of $500k a year. I think I would say something.

  218. Jessica says:

    Diane Coy has periodically spoken within women’s ministries conferences about her life, her struggles and her faith that brought her through. Listening to her has help a bit in my own healing of this issue,but raised more disturbing questions than healing, since ccftl ws my church. It is becoming clearer that this was not a moral failing but away of his lifestyle, sadly. And listening to her speak I understood more of how she allowed herself to endure abuse within her marriage. Also Naghmed Panahi (Pastor Saeed) exwife spoke at a recent conference, and the two main threads of both women, they came from sheltered, a bit controlling type childhoods, both found Christianity during a young women late teens/early 20s, and seemed to not have dated much prior to marrying and both married men who showed to be charmatic. Naghmed expressed she married a man who showed charmatic behavior that did not match christian beliefs, and that she now sees the cloak of christianity caused her to enter an abusive marriage. So, in our christian community we must address the roll of a wife, the abuse of the word submission and how these men and church use this to abuse and controll women. I am His Womens Conference seems to be a start of women within our christian community speaking out. But now what? Will the churches change? Will CC see this and look to have deep discussion at their conferences about the roll of women and pastor abuse? By the looks of how they handled PFM sadly probably not.

  219. thetruthsetsyoufree says:

    “Interestingly, CCC cut it’s ECFA auditing process around this time and began a big building project that involved a neighboring church ( as well as expansions with a 180 acre farm. This culminated in 2018 with the quiet exit of John Ramseur from CCC (with no mention of why or where John was going.) It’s believed that there was in internal disagreement between the brothers, and it’s been suspected that there was some embezzlement going on.

    In 2017, they brought in over $7 Million dollars, and have not reported publicly again about their giving.”

    This is very very interesting. I have information on this topic that I would love to share with you. Also would like to talk to you more so in-depth about this matter. I am very familiar with the hush hush method this church has been using and have also suffered immensely from it. Please contact me directly. Thank you for posting your knowledge on this issue also, it’s been comforting to know that others do SEE and call out the bs people tend to hide and disguise as “persecution” when in reality it’s just people covering sin using secrecy and manipulation. Just as with pfm, it’ll all
    come out….. and we’ll have to come together and pray once more for those who will be affected

  220. thetruthsetsyoufree says:

    “We know why, sadly. Is the fire out now? is the end done with everyone covering up for him? CC Chattanooga do they have a new pastor and a new vision?“

    The people who attend Chattanooga are blinded to it all and just like pfm and ccftl A LOT is hidden and even the staff (DON’T know if all but I know some) are completely oblivious to it all. But just like with everything else, it will be exposed and the show will be over…. sad… contact me directly, would love to talk about this. Seems we both have some kind of information

  221. Karen says:

    I have to share this. Does anyone here have any experience with Sandy Adams (CC Stone Mountain- Atlanta). When I went to CC of Summerville, SC (called Horizon) our pastor, Skip (not Heitzig) was a “pastor in training” or whatever they are called before they are pastors. He was fantastic; as far as I was concerned, he needed no oversight. But anyway, since he was still in training, he and others from here in the southeast were under Sandy Adams, and would have to attend meetings a couple of times a year up there at Sanday Adams’s church. He found it grieving. At one meeting, there was a discussion about a brother who was going through certain trials. Our pastor said, “Let’s pray for that brother” Someone at the meeting turned to him and said, “Well, aren’t *you* the spiritual one!” Geez. Even though I don’t know him, it’s put a bad idea of Sandy Adams in my mind. Our pastor (the good one) ended up leaving because he has a special needs son and also his wife had medical issues. THEN, there was a candidate for pastor a lot of us liked; his name is Dale. He had attended CC of Lexington, SC. He was perfectly capable. But when our assistant pastor sought references from Lexington, the pastor there didn’t recommend him. It turned out that while at Lexington, Dale’s wife had attended some women’s studies that the pastor’s wife there was giving, and felt that certain words or phrases were unchristian and unsuitable language. She went to her after the study and meekly mentioned it. She was met with anger and was told, “your husband will never get anywhere in CC.” So the elders at our church had no choice but to nix him, since they couldn’t verify all the facts.

    Now there is another CC of Summerville SC, but it’s a different pastor and is not called Horizon.

  222. JM says:

    Karen, sadly your story attests to how permeated CC is with the leaven of The World. We have a theory we call the “Iceberg Theory”. Like an iceberg, what is revealed & visible is likely only 10% of the reality. It means, despite all the rot & corruption that is revealed almost daily about this entity (CC), there is much, much more. We ain’t seen nothing yet. These good people of whom you speak, are far better off being completely away & separate from CC. It stinketh!

  223. Kevin Murtagh says:

    How does anyone know this is true?

  224. Robert lawrence says:

    its not being pursued because the girl that claimed it recanted and stated she wanted all details of her initial confession destroyed, but police told her they cant destroy records. She was ready to go on a mission trip… let me say as a missions pastor, kids do lie and nothing makes you want to cleanse your conscience more than preparing for a mission trip.

    I find it doubtful that one 4 yr old girl was forced to do this and it happened to not one other person when she says it happened repeatedly?

  225. Michael says:

    Nice try.
    Did you get paid for that?

  226. Jessica says:

    Robert Lawrence Let me say as a past “attendee” of CCftl the Missions Family/Youth Pastor also has been recently fired in Aug. from the Boca Campus for molesting and rape of a young boy (years ago) when he was a Jehovah Witness, then got thrown out of that cult in a cover up for being a homosexual by the elders instead of them reporting his molestation. Only to show up on Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale door step to become the “Missions pastor” and Children and Family Pastor for years. He never admitted to this instead continued to work with youth and go out of the country with youth. And no this man is not lying that he was molested and you can actually watch about his case on Oxygen Documentary this week, read about it in the New York Post, Washington Post etc etc. Also, several months ago in Jan the IT employee and past Children and Family Ministry employee/volunteer for CCftl for over 5 years at the School/Academy was arrested on child porn, sickly he had his files on his computer marked Jesus per the Miami Herald. Bob Coy is an abuser per his own exwife testimony. The church seems to have an attitude that if you are “saved” you are healed of pedophile and that if you are molested you are to forgive. The girl told the police she had found forgiveness for what Coy did. Therefore she admitted he did it! You left that out of your comments. No she did not lie, no the other molesters that have recently got caught. The church should shut down and re organize. People are beginning to think Coy rans a ring out of that church. 3 molesters or 4 in one church? really shocking.

  227. Jessica says:

    Robert Lawerence, What type of mission pastor are you to say, let me tell you kids lie and have a way of cleansing themselves before leaving on a mission trip? Please make sure you divulge this to the church and parents as your philosophy.

  228. Meg says:

    Kids do lie…for God’s sake connect the dots Mr. Beihg a victim of childhood abuse do all kinds of things to deal with their trauma..usually lying is not one of them.Blocking it out..feeling like they provoked it…taking on shame and anxiety..acting out keeping quiet because of threating from the pedophile. My former wonderfull pastor was a very bad daddy
    His victim had no reason to lie..I am still horrified that my tithes supported this sick man for so many years.

  229. Michael R says:

    It grieves my heart to read all that i have read before my comment. I know Bob Coy, and he was never alone with anyone since i was member of CCFTL Since 1992. If he talked to a woman, his door was always left open and his secretary, pastor Gennarino’s wife was always there. Did he have an affair, yes he did, did he molest a young girl for a decade, i highly doubt it. Pastor Bob was one of the greatest teachers of the bible and that goes unsaid. More CC churches were started under his watch, and many good things came out of his 30 tears with CC. Bob always said to look to God not him, if others idolized him, that’s on them, and between them andGod. God forgives us of our sins, and we need to forgive him of his sins, if he has truly repented of his sins, which i know he has, because ive spoken to him. Michael you should be ashamed of what your doing here, its negative, toxic and edifies no one. If Bob so desires to start a new church, I’m sure it won’t be a CC, But I’m also sure it would be successful. He was an awesome teacher of Gods word, and if God calls him again to lead a church, i will be there to listen to Gods word thru Bob Coy. That man, not a God, was anointed thru God, and you and all your righteous attitude will never take that away from him. Because of his sin, he has paid the altimate price, by the loss of his family, church, home, his whole world was torn apart, and by his own doing. Bob Coy hurt a lot of people, most of all himself. I just hope and Pray he picks up his cross and starts another church, and maybe has a greater message than he had before. I forgive him as Christ has forgiven me, you Are full of judgement and have no forgiveness in your heart, i question after reading all this garbage for years if your even a true christian. If you can’t forgive others how do you expect God to forgive you? Who are you to judge anyway, i pray that you will stop seeing man and get on your knees and ask God for your forgiveness, because what your doing is a sin. Michael R

  230. Em says:

    Mike R., Michael Newnham cares very much about the little person, the young in Christ, the trusting and naive lambs. His goal is to contribute to the high standard that God has set for shepherds…
    If Coy still feels that he is called to teach, perhaps he can place himself under a Pastor and be a very good Sunday School teacher

  231. Michael says:

    I don’t care what you think of me.
    What you need to be concerned about are the facts.
    The facts are that Coy was a serial adulterer and left a trail of destruction …not all of which I have chronicled here because it would further harm people whose lives he destroyed.
    As long as I have breath in my body I’ll fight him.

  232. Setfree says:

    @Michael R

    the only reason his church would be successful is because of scum like you who idolize the hell out of hypocritical manipulative wolves. Margaret goes from cult to cult just like all other Calvary Chapel people. She was also on staff at pottersfield a few years back, did she mention that to you by chance? Did she tell you how she and her husband left pottersfield a few years before it crashed because she and G didn’t want to be manipulated by Mike Rozell any longer. Did she tell you how instead of warning others they quietly went to another Calvary in hopes that maybe this one will work out better than the last two? Now they’re in Calvary Chapel chattanooga and that’s gonna fall too. Since you’re making it your duty this new year to become Calvary chapel’s golden new spokesman don’t forget to wipe off your shoes, you’re getting this website dirty with all your coy worship…. you might want to watch yourself too…. The way you’re talking about Bob one would think he died for your sins………… only things that have come out of this church are people who are still in therapy, have turned atheist, have been caught up in a wind of confusion surrounding their faith, people who have depression & suicidal tendencies, people who have even more brokenness & hardness of heart because their so called pastor taught the opposite of Gods word in word and action and people like you who fantasy over celebrity pastors instead of the true and living God.

    You should ask God to open your eyes, because what you’re doing is denying truth and continuing to pass on the baton of abuse that has been passed around from Calvary to Calvary ever since chuck wrote the blueprint. AKA distinctives….

  233. Jessica says:

    Michael R With as much respect and rational as I can muster up, I urge you to really research this topic. 1st it was not Michael Newnham who broke the story publically about Coy and the molestation charges, it was a local newspaper. Take your beef to the New Times and every other publication (christian and none) that posted the facts regarding the molestation. And that local newspaper actually gave the information to The Funky Biscuit which their management decided to fire Coy after they were informed of all the facts regarding molestation. Gotta beef, take it up with the Funky Biscuit. Michael had nothing to do with that either. Bob Coy’s ex wife has been ministering on the topic of her abusive dysfunctional relationship with Coy for some time now. I applaud her for speaking out and showing that her faith has not been tarnish from Coy’s wrath for years on her life. Although I wonder why she still is affiliated with CC. I urge you to listen to her message. It aligns with much of what is being said about his behavior from the past blog and comments on many sites from news articles. I surely hope Diane is not being attacked or questioned on her testimony, instead she should be respected for speaking out. Mike Rozell came from CCftl under Coy. Rozell’s Potter Field Ministries was modeled after Patmos, and Patmos came from Chet Lowe(a pastor under Coy) and metamorphosed into a program CCftl has currently disbanded due to feeling it was detrimental to youth. There are many pastors who have left over the years and will admit to what they know was immoral. If you feel that “everyone” is attacking Bob Coy then I suggest after really researching reading and listening to it all, you take a good hard look in the mirror at yourself. We were all saturated with Coy’s teaching is South Florida for years. He was on the radio every evening at 7:30 pm with the Active Word, had a radio station, Wed and Sundays it equates to daily Bob Coy. Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale hs been a huge part of the South Florida scene in ministry, but that does not permit you to attack someone, or everyone who is simply stating facts and allowing others to give their experiences by writing in . Sadly Pastor Bob was a lie. If you wanna follow him, go right ahead be that “flavor of christian” as Coy used to say. Just remember the daily news with CC and its affiliates Coy is not alone with other pastors like James MacDonald etc. in being immoral and evil. So please rethink your position and stop attacking Michael Newnham here. I thank this blog for helping me and my family heal from this. We were able to see our experiences were not alone by all that shared. Coy has been in deep deception, delusional and not legit for a long time. All anyone is doing is using our freedom of speech to tell the truth.

  234. Jessica says:

    Michael R To be clear, there is no “membership” at Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale. So you were an attendee as was the other 25,000 plus who attended. Please research and think about why there is no membership.

  235. Michael R says:

    Please why dont you tell me why theres no membership, Enlighten me, i went there since 1993- 2010

  236. Karen says:

    Michael R,

    Bob Coy can repent, be forgiven- we can forgive him and go on if he’s truly repented; but it’s totally unscriptural for him to ever be a pastor again. It’s finished. His facebook page is bizarre – all these people telling him they can’t wait for him to start a church again. Were they even taught about the attributes of a pastor?

  237. Jessica says:

    Michael R To answer your question, If the church does not have a membership, there is less or no accountability and no transparency in how the church runs, how they packaged Bob Coy out etc etc etc. That is why Coy never needed to be a man and actually apologize for his actions to the congregation. He never has made a public statement, never apologizes to his wife, his children publicly. You see, in his eyes, he owes nothing to the 25,000 people who gave their time and money bc they are not members. And on a side note, most child molesters are weak and cowardly, running when they get caught. He ran off and hid out of state, till he put out the fire or the fire died down with the child molestation, then came back to work in a night club. That is not pastor material.

  238. Michael R says:

    the grace of God and the fact that “above reproach” can be restored .if a previous sin forever disqualifies a man, Paul would have already been disqualified for his life of murderous persecution of Christians. Certainly sin committed after one is in union with Christ is in a certain way more serious than sin committed pre-conversion—not serious as in damnable, of course, but serious as in contrary to the new nature—but if any person could ever be deemed forever blameworthy, that would seem to preclude them even from the fellowship. Grace either covers all sin repented of, or it covers none.

  239. Michael R says:

    I do agree he owed a Public apology to Calvary Chapel worshipers, and his wife and children. They may not have accepted it and considered him dead, as Abraham considered his father in the bible. Total repentance can be forgiven, but was it total?? Only Bob can answer that. Calvary Chapel all over the country has no memberships, your a member when you say you are. that wasnt a Bob Coy , regulation. All Calvary chapels as far as I know. Many churches allow Pastors to come back after a season, The Baptist church does not or if you were divorced which Bob was before he married Diane, so that twice. He was great teacher, I have mixed feelings and emotions on this, But certainly understand your view, we were all hurt. When Bob stepped down I watched people from the church say they wouldn’t come back till Bob did, that pissed me off Blatant Idolatry. I dont Bob Coy, i needed a sound church which CCFL was for many years. Obviously he wasnt beyond approach, It wasn’t the devil, It was Bob that made that poor choice, and gave up everything that was really important. Dont think im blind, none is without sin.

  240. Jessica says:

    Michael R Do you think child molesters can be forgiven? Do you think they can be healed by accepting Jesus? Do you think they can then be restored as a pastor if they molested a child? My answer is NO NO NO

  241. Michael says:

    Michael R,

    Evidently, you haven’t noticed that I’m not posting your comments.
    I’m the only one who can see them.
    I’m setting them up now as spam, so even I won’t see them.
    Move on.

  242. Michael says:

    One last comment.
    When the day comes when all is told, then you will be ashamed.
    I will do whatever I have to do to keep this man from ruining anymore lives.
    Until then, believe what you will…but that day is coming.

  243. Meg says:

    Thank you Michael…I know how frustrated you must feel..knowing more than most of us about this . I am glad you will intervene if that creep tries to start up a church again. We have been deeply hurt by the actions of this church..He slips out the back door and thats it. Theses people hVw no clue! You forgive Daddy when he yells at dont when he does other things..Long process..very long.No way will this abuser start a new church….No way! Thanks for your work. God Bless..

  244. Mark Sandore says:

    I never belonged to Calvary but I used to visit from time to time and really enjoyed Pastor Coy’s teachings, and he was an anointed teacher. I sure hope that he’s restored, but that is entirely up to him, and it concerns me that he would endeavor to take a job where illicitness, drugs, alcohol and general illicitness happen. I mean it would seem to me the move would be repentance and therapy (sex addiction meetings …?) leading to restoration but to go from serial infidelity to an establishment where sin reigns for employment … I mean did his mind go reprobate that fast. Where is the multitude of counselors. Where are the brethren ? Did he even seek them out, seek out help, or was he just itching to get back in the perdition game he originally came from that made up his testimony. These are the questions that need to be answered.

  245. Jessica says:

    Mark Sandore, Coy came bck to S Florida and his condo by the beach, worked at a local entertainment establishment that yes had a bar. It is not full illicitness or drugs. It has local bands and occasional bands from the 70s like Ambrosia etc. It is an upscale place where neighbors go to listen to music. Far removed from his strip club life from years ago. Anyways the Funky Biscuit fired him immediately after being presented with the police report regarding the molestation. Good for them. He was a farce living a dual life. As hard as it is to believe. Actually he pulled off the biggest con job in the history of the evangelical church IMO. I wish someone would research this and write a book. So much about this is wrong. How he deceived so many, is mind -boggling.

  246. CM says:

    I wonder what old Bob Coy is up to now? Is he still in Florida, and if so, is he trying to keep as low a profile as possible?

  247. Elaine Teichman says:

    Bob Coy and every leader including the
    spiritual, political, workplace and every other place should be required to read Isaiah 14:9 through 11. I think it is God’s Halloween card to all those evil people.

  248. SFloridian says:

    I haven’t posted here regularly in years.
    When I posted starting 12 years ago I saw much going on at CCFL that I Couldn’t share.

    Jessica, I would love to meet and chat with you sometime. I live close to the CSPD.
    Maybe we can pick a time and place.
    I seem to Remember you started posting as the “you know what“ -was starting to hit the fan.
    I think you were on CCabuse —right?
    Wow the fear I had then… let me know if you are in the area.
    I’m sure we could trade some stories and I can fill you in on some things.
    And vice versa- my blood pressure no longer rises at the mention of his name
    I’ve moved on but the years my family spent at that place and the damage it did…long lasting.

  249. SFloridian says:

    Do you know what happened to that 6 million dollar condo on the beach that bob purchased to house the pregnant girls?
    Not the one he lives in or the one he owned with Dianes parents.
    I wonder who got that one.
    The New Times had an article on that.

  250. SFloridian says:

    4 million
    Google “ New Times tanning for Jesus”

  251. Lee Ryan says:

    Where were the parents when Bob Coy allegedly molested the 4 year old for many years. How is it he was left alone with someone else’s child for many years. I don’t get it. Unless it was his child.

  252. Lee Ryan says:

    oh man, it was his daughter, wasn’t it?

  253. ExCCFL says:

    Lee Ryan finally someone with a brain…

  254. enqa says:

    So many assumptions in here….you know what that makes you right? Coy talked about the accusations from the very distressed girl.. she practically admitted she lied to get attention. You ppl are not in any way Christians. Esp you ‘pastor’ …you’re a jealous bitter man.

  255. steve says:

    To think, this guy actually wouldn’t marry us in 2001 because my girlfriend and I lived together briefly. He was the one that brought me to Christ. Oh the show he put on, basking in Jesus every breathing minute. Turns out it was all BS from an egotistical hack, leaving me with more questions than ever.

  256. StopJudging says:

    It amazes me how many people here want to crucify Bob Coy without any proof yet they blindly support and defend a proven sexual deviant by the name of Donald Trump.

    There is no way the Broward County Sheriffs Office would allow these type of allegations against Bob Coy to go without investigation and prosecution. Having previously lived in South Florida for many years, I know, for absolute certainty, that there are more con-artists living in Florida than in any other area of the United States. To prove this statement, look where Trump, Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone, and all the others currently reside.

    I highly suggest that those here pre-convicting Bob Coy anonymously and without proof should read their Bible. Scripture tells us “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). Rather than judging others, we should observe, repent, and correct our own shortcomings and sin. It is a waste of our time and energy to judge others while we rather could focus on improving ourselves. We are, however, to judge the things that we allow into our hearts and minds.

    The Bible tells us to be aware of the schemes of the devil to lead us astray. Scripture tells us that we will stand before the great judgment throne of God. We are to live every day knowing that God is our only judge and we should desire to please Him because of His great love for us!

  257. Michael says:

    I have proof….and so do many others. The scriptures actually say that we are to judge those inside the church…try again…

  258. EricL says:

    Wow! How did Trump get into this old thread? If you’re trying to make Bob Coy into the ultimate anti-Trump hero, then you got your conspiracy theories jumbled up.

  259. dusty says:

    StopJudging, aren’t you judging this post now? Please practice what you preach. Read your bible and pray more. Get on your knees and repent for your judgment, lest you be judged. LOL

    How silly can you get

  260. dusty says:

    Michael said in the post, “There were more, but a man can only vomit so many times…” referring to many doting fans…lol….I’m with you….gross!!! So if I had to guess, most are female fans? Again, gross.

  261. steve says:

    So according to StopJudging, if you have a problem with Coy, you automatically are a blind Trump supporter. How on God’s green earth do those have anything to do with each other? Talk about pre-judging. Doesn’t even make sense. I’ve never met Trump, but I followed Coy’s word every week and I can tell you, it’s not Trump who let me down.

  262. Em says:

    Seems some people confuse discernment with judgment….
    The Church IS tasked with discernment.
    “Deliver us from evil” There’s a reason we pray to be delivered from evil… we’re no match for it.
    Read the first chapters of Revelation and it is clear that we, in the Church, are tasked with houskeeping.. . But bad attitudes?

  263. Jenny says:

    We all fall short, but God forgives. Stop judging and take a look at yourselves….you have to take the log out of your eyes first. He is still in our prayers and pray for his salvation. WOW! Didn’t Paul murder so many christians. Keep praying not judging.

  264. Michael says:

    I’ll pray for his victims.

  265. SFloridian says:

    It’s comments like yours that reflect the kind of converts CCFL made.
    You are comparing Paul’s pre conversion killings of Christians to a mega church Pastor who preached from the Bible for 35 plus years.
    Do you not know what salvation, justification and sanctification means?
    Do you not know the difference between an unregenerate and a believer.?
    Boy Coy stood at the pulpit preaching 5 times plus a week and was an elder under Gods requirements for an elder/pastor.
    He is disqualified for his actions against his wife, family, and those who he was supposed to set an example for.
    He cheated on his wife when he preached about marriage.
    He would have continued had he not been called out and one of the woman’s friends sought out another Pastor and told him. He would still be continuing his charades.

    I could go on and on but he isn’t worth my breath.
    Just yesterday I heard that he was at a local church, and may start another church.
    His narcissism continues.

  266. SFloridian says:

    I emailed you
    Maybe it went into spam.
    A different email

  267. Pamela Torgersen says:

    I am truly shocked by those on this thread that take this tragedy to blame Republicans and Trump. I am a very right-wing Republican and STILL a Trump supporter. My husband and I attended Calvary Chapel for many years, from services in the Warehouse to the Church to Easter Sunday in stadiums. We adored Pastor Bob and trusted him deeply. His messages helped us through a difficult time in our marriage. That said, we were appalled at the allegations against him. We never returned to Church. Being conservative and supporting Trump, extremely sad to be bashed because of, we never would condone such behavior. Stick to the issue at hand and please refrain from throwing a political attack on such a sad end to this man. May God heal his heart.

  268. Josh says:

    “we never would condone such behavior. ”

    Unless carried out by Trump himself.

  269. Officerhoppy says:

    Ohhhhh—great point Josh—about Trump Stormy Daniels. Trump was the final straw in me canceling my membership in the Republican Party. If he is what being a Republican is about—well, I’m out.

  270. SFloridian says:

    Coy got married 2 weeks ago
    You can see the lovely photo on their registry
    Her 45 to his 67
    Also VP of a roofing company now.
    Always a great business in Florida.
    Can a leaooard change its spots?

  271. Donner says:

    Jonesin’ for a coy fix? (pun intended). His new gig at Best Roofing put up a video with him discussing Customer Relationship Management. Yes, really. See the YouTube video, Best Roofing’s Senior VP of Marketing, Bob Coy, Shares How Followup CRM Helps Him Manage Leads.

  272. Donner says:

    ***check that…the video is not from Best Roofing, but from a CRM company.

  273. SFloridian says:

    He can sell
    Anything. He sold the Bible for years.
    He’s a great actor. He did an ad selling his gym.
    Convincing and a con artist

  274. Suze says:

    Caution Christians: As hard as this may be to swallow, watch your own heart and deeds. Leave the rest to God as he will correct and judge by God’s intent.

  275. Michael says:


    You are a biblically ignorant defiler of the brethren.

    “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?”
    (1 Corinthians 5:12 ESV)

  276. Officerhoppy says:

    The most difficult thing about retirement, at least for me, is getting used to being a nobody. No emails, no phone calls, no sense of purpose, no voice. I’ll eventually adjust, but for now, it’s a difficult transition

  277. Officerhoppy says:

    Wrong thread

  278. SFloridian says:


    You can never win with Bobs disciples.
    From the pulpit, he would call anyone calling out sin “ sin sniffers… people were taught basically to look the other way….never using the scripture you posted.

    That’s the reason why his followers have such a flawed idea of living the Christian life. Because he didn’t know how to live his as an example.
    Especially as an elder.

    He was an imposter.

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