Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor of the Harriet Street church in Bridgeport, Conn fell dead after confessing to his congregation about past adulteries.
“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.”
Church members admit during the discussion with Bishop Davis, the conversation did erupt. But it was mainly in support of the late pastor.
“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.”
Bishop Davis was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital.
The cause of death is pending further review, according to the Office of the State Medical Examiner.