Megachurch Pastor Steps Down, Becomes Just Another Member of the Congregation: ‘I Will Be a Worshiper Like You’

In 1 Timothy 3:1–2, Paul says, “Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach…”
However, life experience has shown us that this is not always the case.
From Ted Haggart to Jim Bakker and, even more recently, Brian Houston and Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church, there have been more pastors and spiritual leaders who have failed than any Christian would like to admit was possible.

According to People, Pastor Tony Evans is the most recent “celebrity” pastor to admit that he has committed a mystery sin. Evans is the longtime senior pastor of the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas — an author, speaker, radio host, and former chaplain for both the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
In a statement posted on the church’s website, the 74-year-old Evans wrote, “The foundation of 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 s …

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