The congregation at Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Connecticut got more than they bargained for after confronting their pastor during his admission of infidelity at the end of their Sunday service.
“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,” said Judy Stovall, an elder at the church. “He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness.”
But during his apology, members of the congregation got loud, although some say in support of him, causing him to drop dead.
“We were shouting, `We forgive you, we love you,’ but the stress of all of it — he had a heart attack,” Stovall said. “I held his head as he lay on the floor,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion. “Our congregation is hurting now.”
Davis founded the church with his wife, Christine. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June.