Pastor Dies In Front Of Congregation After Confession

Bishop Bobby Davis and wife, Christine
Bishop Bobby Davis and wife, Christine

A pastor has dropped dead in front of his congregation after his wife forced him to confess that he’d been unfaithful.

Mrs Christine Davis had confronted her husband publicly about an infidelity in his past and wouldn’t let him be until he confessed.

Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor at Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, dropped dead after allegedly confessing to his congregation that he’d had an affair years ago.

“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 of the church, told the Connecticut Post. “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,” Stovall said. “I held his head as he lay on the floor. … Our congregation is hurting now.”

The Christian Post reported a slightly different version of the incident, based on a congregant who wished to remain anonymous.

“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,” according to the source.

“From what I was told, she (Christine Davis) 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,” the source noted.

“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,” the source told the Christian Post.

“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,” the source noted.

“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,” said the source. “My heart is so devastated because it could have been handled in a private manner.”

Bishop Davis was known as a very black and white preacher. He also had an affiliation with The Potters House and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

According to a church biography, the couple initially held prayer meetings in the home of Christine’s mother. In 1987 they moved to the Harriet Street building in Bridgeport, and in 1998 they opened a new church facility in suburban Monroe.


  1. Na Foolish woman dey carry her hand destroy her home. Now wey im don pass on, shey she don happy abi? Who knows if it was her bad attitude that drove him into infidelity? I am not supporting the man’s act of infidelity but if wisdom was applied he would still be alive.

    At times, we think we are doing the right thing in the course of serving God, but in reality we are doing deservice to God. The scriptures say my people are destroyed due to lack of knowledge.
    Satan is always out looking for prey. Just as Eve was lured to bring curses on man so also he used the pastor’s wife.
    Jesus talked of forgiveness in Mt. 6:14-15 (NLT), “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly father will forgive you…” The fact that the pastor confessed to the wife should have been enough. He should have been saved the open humiliation and disgrace. What exactly did the woman want after confession.
    Women are easy tool in the hand of devil. Now that the man is dead, who again would she turned to for confession.
    The evil woman did not commit sin of unforgiving alone she dragged her children into it. Confession alone had removed the guilt away from the pastor. Why then was the woman bent on open confession. She lacks scriptural knowledge about God, Mt. 22:29. Mt. 12:7. (NLT) states, “…I want you to be merciful; I don’t want your sacrifices.” The woman had over blown the issue.