Pastor of popular Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale resigns, citing a 'moral failing'

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The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale has resigned after confessing to a "moral failing."

Leaders of the large church made the announcement Sunday to a crowd gathered for a special meeting.

A statement issued by the church says 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 popular Bible teaching through radio, television and digital media also has been suspended.

The statement says the church will provide counselors and ministers who will help guide Coy. The statement does not offer details on Coy's "failing."

The church has multiple locations across South Florida.