Famed Pastor Quits Over ‘Sin’

(TheProudRepublic.com) – Following the revelation that he committed a “sin” that remains undisclosed, a famed megachurch pastor in Texas has decided to resign from his position after serving nearly 50 years.

74-year-old Dr. Tony Evans stepped down as the lead pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, informing his congregation through a statement on the church’s website.

“Our ministry has always been our commitment to the Word of God as the absolute supreme standard of truth to which we are to conform our lives. When we fall short of that standard due to sin, we are required to repent and restore our relationship with God,” he wrote.

“A number of years ago, I fell short of that standard,” Evans admitted. “I am, therefore, required to apply the same biblical standard of repentance and restoration to myself that I have applied to others.”

Evans, who previously served as chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, clarified he committed no crime but acknowledged his judgment was not righteous.

The pastor underscored that because of such an event, he is stepping back from his pastoral responsibilities and would undergo a process of healing and restoration led by the church elders.

The ministry’s elder board emphasized their commitment to governing in accordance with Scripture.

“Dr. Evans and the elders agree that when any elder or pastor falls short of the high standards of scripture, the elders are responsible for providing accountability and maintaining integrity in the church,” the church’s statement read.

In addition, Evans encouraged his congregation to continue their spiritual journey under the guidance of Associate Pastor Bobby Gibson.

“During this time, it is critical that the ministry of OCBF continue as vibrantly as ever. Remember, you serve the Lord Jesus Christ, not a man,” he wrote.

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