Pastor dies in front of church after confessing affair
A US bishop died in front of his congregation after his family publicly confronted him about a past act of infidelity that his wife of 50 years, Christine, pushed him to confess.
The Connecticut Post reported that Bishop Bobby Davis of Miracle Faith World Outreach Church, who was also a certified marriage and family therapist, was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital after the ordeal.
"After the service on Sunday the bishop's family asked us to remain in the church and the bishop confessed to us something that happened long ago," Judy Stovall, an elder at the church, said.
"He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness."
"We were shouting, 'We forgive you, we love you.' But the stress of all of it -- he had a heart attack," an emotional Stovall continued.
"I held his head as he lay on the floor. … Our congregation is hurting now."
One source, who asked not to be identified during an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, said the confession wasn't that clean-cut based on what they were told, and feels the situation could have been handled better.