The Christian Post reports:
The Peninsular Florida District Council of The Assemblies of God, a branch of the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination, recently sued several Brave Church of Miami board members for allowing their now-former pastor to continue leading even though an investigation found “significant incidents of gross sexual misconduct and immoral actions.”
The lawsuit was filed in late May but was recently made public by The Miami New Times. A settlement was reached earlier this month.
David Stocker became pastor in 2014 when he was still married to his ex-wife, Christina. The two divorced in August 2020. While Stocker was busy with his multiple alleged relationships with women in the church, he told congregants at Brave Church as recently as January that his only significant other had been the Holy Spirit since his divorce.
Read the full article.
The original Miami New Times article is really something.
Pastor commits “gross sexual misconduct and immoral actions,” engages in extramarital relations with at least three congregants, using church credit card to fund at least one of the affairs.@AlexLDeLuca via @MiamiNewTimes #BecauseFlorida #FloridaManhttps://t.co/Ug7yRuaCxY
— carpe gin (@t_fin) July 6, 2022
The woman David Stocker Jr. brought to New York City reported him to PenFlorida in January of this year and provided board members with hundreds of text messages, photos, and videos detailing their affair. https://t.co/s64by95Jr6
— Miami New Times (@MiamiNewTimes) July 8, 2022
Sunday was incredible as we continued in our series: The Naked Truth! ?
— BRAVE Church (@BraveMiami) March 9, 2020