Founder, Staff Of Florida’s Largest Megachurch Accused Of Molesting Children, Including 4-Year-Old
According to a new report by The Miami New times, Pastor Bob Coy, the founder of Florida’s largest mega-church has been accused of molesting a girl for years, beginning when the child was just four years old.
Coy, founder and former pastor at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, allegedly forced the girl “to perform oral sex,” to “finger and fondle her,” make her touch his genitals and “dirty talk” to her, which lasted from when the girl was four years old until she was a teenager.
The problems at Calvary Chapel appear to have gone beyond just Coy. Since 2010, at least eight pastor, staff and volunteers in the Chapel’s network of churches have been charged with abusing children, according to the publication. Coy’s Chapel was also quite conservative and he preached that nonbelievers would all go to hell. He also ran gay conversion groups and campaigned in support of George W. Bush.
This may have played into why the accusations against Moore — documented by the Coral Springs Police — were in hand for months before an inquiry as done.
“The sexual assault claims, which have never before been divulged, raise new questions about the pastor, his church, and the police who handled the case,” The New Times said. “Documents show that Coral Springs cops sat on the accusations for months before dropping the inquiry without even interviewing Coy.”
Coy — who once managed a strip club in Las Vegas and now helps manage Boca Raton’s Funky Biscuit — was forced to resign from the church in 2014 due to what he called a “moral failing,” related to a pornography addiction. During the matter, he divorced his wife and sold his house, the report claims.
Reporters visited the Funky Biscuit club and approached Coy for an interview. But the disgraced pastor said he couldn’t speak on the record, and added a cryptic and possibly threatening remark:
“If you’re foolish enough to go through with this story… it would hurt a lot of people.”