Pastor of Calvary Chapel resigns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale has resigned after confessing to a “moral failing.”

Church leaders made the announcement Sunday to a large crowd gathered for a special meeting.

A statement issued by the church said Pastor Bob Coy will be “focusing his full attention on his personal relationship with God and with his family. “

Coy has led the church since it was founded in 1985. The church announced that the media ministry that distributes Coy’s Bible teaching through radio, television and digital media also has been suspended.

The statement said the church will provide counselors and ministers who will help guide him “through the process of full repentance, cleansing and restoration.”

The church has multiple locations across South Florida.

Bethel Apostolic celebrates 58th anniversary

MIAMI — Rev. Carol Nash-Lester, the officers and members of Bethel Apostolic Temple, celebrate 58 years in ministry with an anniversary dinner and worship service April 26 and 27. 

“Bethel continues to be a place of refuge, stewardship and hope for our members and the community at large,” said Nash-Lester, the church’s senior pastor/teacher.  “We are truly humbled, godly proud and thankful that our Lord continues to show us His grace and favor.  It is because of Him that our ministry is able to serve His people and remains a beacon of light, restoration and holistic empowerment.  The community is invited to join us for this exciting weekend of activities.  We look forward to celebrating this momentous time with our many friends, family and extended family.”
The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, April 26
Anniversary Dinner
Where: Bethel Apostolic Temple – Imani Hall
When: 5 p.m.
Donation: $20 per person

Sunday, April 27

What: Worship Service
Where: Bethel Apostolic Temple –Main Sanctuary
When: 11 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Maria Mallory White, co-pastor, The Immanuel Temple

The church’s address is 1855 NW 119th St., Miami.  For other information, call the church at 305-688-1612 or visit


Free food distribution
PALMETTO BAY — Farm Share partners with Christ Fellowship, State Rep. Frank Artiles and the Department of Children and Families to host a free food distribution April 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 8900 SW 168 St., Palmetto Bay. Documentation not needed. First come, first serve. For more information contact Beatriz Lopez, 305-252-4300 or