Megachurch Pastor Steps Down Due To Past ‘Sin’

Dallas, TX – Dr. Tony Evans, the renowned lead pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Church (OCBF) and author of several bestselling books, announced his immediate resignation on Sunday. The decision, which was revealed during both services at the 10,000-member Dallas megachurch, stems from a “sin” committed years ago.

In a heartfelt statement, Dr. Evans expressed his gratitude for the “glorious joy and privilege” of leading the church for nearly five decades. “The foundation of our ministry has always been our commitment to the Word of God as the absolute supreme standard of truth to which we are to conform our lives,” Evans wrote. “When we fall short of that standard due to sin, we are required to repent and restore our relationship with God. A number of years ago, I fell short of that standard.”

While the specific nature of the “sin” was not disclosed, Dr. Evans emphasized that he has addressed the issue with his family and will be undergoing a “healing and restoration process” established by the church elders. “While I have committed no crime, I did not use righteous judgment in my actions,” he added.

In his concluding remarks, Dr. Evans urged the congregation to remain steadfast in their faith and continue the ministry’s work without him. “During this time, it is critical that the ministry of OCBF continue as vibrantly as ever. Remember, you serve the Lord Jesus Christ, not a man.”

The announcement has sent ripples through the OCBF community, with many expressing support for Dr. Evans and his decision to step down. The church has not yet announced plans for his successor.