Skip to comments.Three Orlando mega-church pastors resign after admitting to affairs
Posted on 05/07/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT by Gamecock
They were men of the cloth.
But their cloth of preferance must have been silk -- as in lingerie.
Lead Pastor David Loveless, who has been married for 33-years and was recognized as "one of the top 20 Christian leaders in the US to watch," has resigned from the Discovery Church in Orlando after admitting to having an affair, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Loveless is the third pastor of a major Orlando-area church to resign within the past six-months because of an affair.
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I guess no one was watching.
Who were the other two?
I pray for their repentance and ultimate restoration.
“”While we believe David Loveless can be restored to Christian fellowship and productive Christian service, we do not believe he can serve as a pastor at Discovery Church,” the statement said.”
At least they aren’t making excuses...
Mega-Churches usually have Mega-Problems.
To me, ALL “mega-church” pastors are suspect. They have political power that goes to their heads, not a lick of humility. They try to compensate with a gaudy, hundred million dollar structure, with a Starbucks installed, and think they are little kings over a kingdom.
Sorry, but small home churches is where it is, and will be in any coming spiritual awakening.
Right answer. If your life is out of control, step down.
You are welcome in the pews. You cannot be in leadership.
It seems like in every generation, certain pastors or other religious figures build up Christian empires and then are revealed to be frauds in some way. I’m not damning all successful ministers but its a good reminder of the temptations that come to them with fame and financial success.
I’ve never been impressed with mega-church “preachers” anyway. They tend to get heavily wrapped into a celebrity mentality. Give me a local fire-in-the-heart community church pastor anytime.
I doubt seriously that any mega-minister could survive an intense investigation of his life. Between finances, love affairs, corruption, and abuse of position....I suspect they would all fail.
It seems to me that we put too much emphasis on growth and not enough to fulfilling the mission of preaching the word, in season and out. If we preach the word, numbers will take care of themselves.
There are exceptions.
Yes, but few, in my reckoning.
**** Give me a local fire-in-the-heart community church pastor anytime.****
Our local pastor never visits people in the parish without his wife. He always had others present when someone came to visit.
I read that Billy Graham always had an assistant check over his room or office before he went in as there were some people out to try and get him in some type of scandal.
We had problems with our small home church. Our pastor basically was so stubborn that the elders quit. If you didn’t agree with his position on matter, then you were out.
He strongly believed in home groups, but they only met in the evenings. Those of us with kids in school had a hard time with this. Also, my husband is not very religious, so I’ve always gone to women’s Bible studies, and he would not let us set one up.
Then the youth group was in shambles. Now that those kids are 18 or over, I’ve found out that they are gay. They are the kids that went to public school. The one that were homeschooled or in private school seem to be okay. However, the youth group never talked about tough subjects like homosexuality.
Lots of the families that had been there a long time have moved to other churches.
Our new church is larger, and has very strong elders. Our pastor’s son died of a freak accident (carbon monoxide poisoning at a vacation home) last year, and the associate pastors and elders really stepped in to cover.
I feel much better in this church that it doesn’t rest on 1 person. It’s really a team effort.