With a background in the Las Vegas music industry,
24 year old Bob Coy was the perfect front man
for a money-making church.
He founded the Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale in 1985 and began to rake it in.
Tax free, of course.
Bob gathered weekly tithings from over 20,000 parishioners and distributed his Bible teachings through radio, television and digital media, at income mere tax payers can only dream of.
By 2012 his tax-free bank was worth a cool $135 million and still growing.
Then disaster struck.
Apparently he’s been offering more than just communion to some of his parishioners and his wife found out about it.
Last week, after 30 years he was forced to resign in disgrace.
But as one follower wrote on the Calvary Chapel Abuse webpage, he’s not alone,
“Coy just got caught.”
So you can bet he is now planning his return.
Just too much money to be made.
No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100,
topped only by Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer.