Bishop Bobby Davis of Miracle Faith World Outreach Church was pronounced stood in front of his congregation and confessed that he had engaged in an extramarital affair years ago and he couldn’t bear the weight of his sin any longer — and then he dropped dead.
The Connecticut Post reports that those present outside of the church during the time of Bishop’s confession say it was very loud in the sanctuary, however members of the church that were inside at the time were supporting Bishop Davis and the bravery in his confession.
“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. 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. I held his head as he lay on the floor. Our congregation is hurting now.”
However, according to the Christian Post, others in attendance claim that he was confronted about his affair by members of the congress and collapsed under the damning accusations.
“He (Bishop Davis) had confessed it (infidelity) personally to his wife prior to the service, and she called a meeting after church with just the members and the members stayed. He wasn’t there at the time, he was somewhere else apparently, neither of them were in the service that morning. They had one of their pastors do the service.
From what I was told, she (pastor’s wife) told the congregation what he had done. And so, when he comes through the door he had no idea what he was walking into. So it wasn’t even. ‘We’re gonna make an announcement today’ … in a unified way as a couple.
I’m told that when he walked through the door she basically told him, ‘Tell them what you just told me,’ which is what induced the heart attack, because it’s not like he was walking into it knowing.
She said it and he said, ‘Yes, that’s right.’ She asked him to say who exactly it was. And he said, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter [because] that person has passed. God forgive, let’s get past it.’ Apparently it was his family members who reacted out in anger, from what I understand. It was not the congregation.
It got physical. One of the sons attacked him. I was told one of the daughters poured water on him. It was like something out of, not even like the Old Testament, but a bad reality TV show. My heart is so devastated because it could have been handled in a private manner.”
He was then taken to a hospital in Bridgeport, where he was pronounced dead.
We have no words….