Robert J. "Bob" Coy is the Founder and former Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Coy was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, on November 27, 1955.
The media ministry of the Active Word that distributes his Bible teachings through radio, television, and digital media has also been suspended. At 21 years old, Coy got a job at Capitol Records in Detroit. "I was living the life of sex, drugs, and rock n roll, literally," he said.
Coy abused drugs and alcohol, and after multiple traffic tickets (some for driving under the influence), he lost his license.
Soon after, at 24 years old, a band manager reported Coy offered drugs to a band member. Feeling his music industry career was ruined, Coy moved to Las Vegas and got a job in property management.
He later became an entertainment director at a casino with an "All-Girl Revue." This, according to Coy, "is another way of saying I ran a strip club" Until 1984, Coy continued to live a life of sex and drugs. Jim gave Bob a pillow, blanket, and Bible.
Bob says he couldn"t sleep because the Bible was "calling out to him." He opened it to the Gospel of John and began reading.
When he got to 3:16 he began to weep uncontrollably. Pastor Doug Sauder took his position as Lead Pastor. However, Bob Coy"s direct involvement with 4Kids cannot be substantiated through Florida"s Division of Corporations (Sunbiz) web site, nor other references.
"I was living the life of sex, drugs, and rock n roll, literally,". "Will you shut up with your Jesus stuff?".