Dr. Tony Evans Stepping Away From Senior Pastoral Duties ‘Due to Sin’

Updated: June 10, 2024 at 5:16 pm EST  See Comments

Celebrated preacher Dr. Tony Evans is stepping away from his senior pastoral duties at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) in Dallas, Texas, after reportedly falling short “due to sin.”

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Both the church and Evans indicated the pastor “fell short of the high standards of Scripture,” though a specific reason for the surprising move wasn’t readily given.

Evans announced his stepping away from the church he has pastored for 48 years during two services held June 9. OCBF then released an official statement explaining the situation.

“This difficult decision was made after tremendous prayer and multiple meetings with Dr. Evans and the church elders,” the statement read. “The elder board is obligated to govern the church in accordance with the Scriptures.”

The text continued, “Dr. Evans and the elders agree that, when any elder or pastor falls short of the high standards of Scripture, the elders are responsible for providing accountability and maintaining integrity in the church.”

The statement goes on to discuss God’s mercy, forgiveness, grace — and ability to “restore.” OCBF plans to reveal additional details about its future in “the days ahead,” including interim leadership information.

The house of worship also linked to a lengthier

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