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Pastor Tony Evans Steps Down From Pastoral Role At Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship In Dallas

-Tony Evans Steps Down As Pastor Of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship 

Pastor Tony Evans has stepped down from pastoral duties at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship In Dallas.

According to the clergyman, he announced his desire to step down as he had fallen “short of the high standards of scripture”.

Pastor Evans also noted that he would be entering into a season of repentance and restorattion.

“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,” the founding pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Tony Evans said in a statement as he steps down as pastor.

“When we fall short of that standard due to sin, we are required to repent and restore our relationship with God. 

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“A number of years ago, I fell short of that standard,” he added. “I am, therefore, required to apply the same biblical standard of repentance and restoration to myself that I have applied to others.

“I have shared this with my wife, my children, and our church elders, and they have lovingly placed their arms of grace around me. While I have committed no crime, I did not use righteous judgment in my actions.

“In light of this, I am stepping away from my pastoral duties and am submitting to a healing and restoration process established by the elders. This will afford me a needed time of spiritual recovery and healing.”

The church revealed it has been a difficult time as they had gone into prayers with Pastor Evans and the elders.

“The elder board is obligated to govern the church in accordance with the scriptures,” the church said.

“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 Oak Cliff statement added, “We serve a God that is merciful to forgive and gracious to restore. In the days ahead, Pastor Bobby Gibson and the elders will provide more information regarding interim leadership and the next steps for the future of our church.”

“It has been my glorious joy and privilege to serve as your senior pastor over these last 48 years,” Evans said in his Sunday statement.

“I praise God for giving me the opportunity to witness his hand of power and blessing that took ten people in a house and brought us to where we are today.”

He also concluded by saying he would still continue to attend and worship in the church.

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