Many have shared their thoughts about Pastor Bob’s messages and the media content that has been removed in light of his recent resignation.
The heart of the ministry of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale has always been and always will be that of making disciples and doing whatever we can to nourish God’s flock with the truth of His Word. Pastor Bob's messages are so full of truth and challenge and opportunity to grow. Life for so many of us, including myself, would be entirely different if we didn't come in contact with this ministry.
So why was the media content removed? Unfortunately, not everyone, during circumstances like these comes to the website with a heart to learn more about the Bible. We’ve discerned the need to guard against those who would inappropriately misuse this content when time and space is needed for the Coy family to properly heal.
Unfortunately, we have already witnessed the malicious use of Pastor Bob’s images and vicious rumors on-line that can only run contrary to our hope for restoration. With that in mind, we have taken the precaution to suspend access to his teaching content for now.
Please be patient with us as we seek God’s wisdom and guidance on how to best restore the content that we know He has used and can continue to use to make disciples. Also, please pray for our church leadership to hear the Good Shepherd’s voice with great clarity and certainty in this decision making process.
Again, thank you for expressing how much Pastor Bob’s teaching ministry means to you, and I hope this helps to affirm that we are not out to simply take it all away, but to be the best stewards of it with all affected parties in mind.
With that being said, we are just as committed to providing the live stream of the weekly Wednesday night and Weekend services. I pray that the Lord ministers to you in and through those windows of ministry as we heal through this time.
Thanks again and may the Lord continue to draw you close and make you more and more like Him.
Pastor Dan Hickling
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale