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. 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… 😈

  41. 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?

  42. 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.

  43. 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.)

  44. 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

  45. descended says:

    I should say what is presently CCA

  46. Action VR Network says:

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

  47. Michael says:

    Were you dead before?

  48. JM says:

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

  49. Michael says:

    Thank you for asking the important questions.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.]

  53. Chris says:

    Was his new profile picture archived?

  54. 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.

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. Action VR Network says:

    Man Up Michael!!!

  59. 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…

  60. 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.

  61. Michael says:

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

  62. 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?

  63. Michael says:

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

  64. Josh the Baptist says:

    Do you know what a forensic psychiatrist does?

  65. 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.

  66. Action VR Network says:

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

  67. 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…

  68. 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.

  69. 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…

  70. Josh the Baptist says:

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

  71. Josh the Baptist says:

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

  72. Michael says:

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

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. Michael says:

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

  78. 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

  79. 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.

  80. Janis says:

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

  81. Michael says:

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

  82. 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.

  83. 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…

  84. 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.”


  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. Dan says:

    Evil accurately describes what he is accused of doing here.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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?

  93. 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?

  94. 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?

  95. 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.

  96. 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…

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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?

  100. Karen says:

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

  101. Tom Hovarth says:

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

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. Michael says:

    Meg…well said.

  107. 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…

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. bob1 says:

    Well, I think Forgiveness is in this last post.

    But where is Weep?

    They must be identical twins.


  111. Em says:

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

  112. Just Thinking says:

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

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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

  116. 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.

  117. 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…

  118. 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.

  119. Michael says:

    Everything I’ve written is true…period.

  120. 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.

  121. 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

  122. 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.

  123. 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)

  124. 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

  125. CM says:

    Speaking of Bob Coy…

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

  126. 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.

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

  128. 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?

  129. Andrea Lowery says:

    God sees all!

  130. 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.

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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❤️

  134. 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❤️

  135. 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.

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