Evangelical Texas pastor reveals he's quitting because of mysterious 'sin' he committed in the past

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By James Cirrone For Dailymail.Com

Published: 20:51 EDT, 11 June 2024 | Updated: 20:51 EDT, 11 June 2024

After 48 years of preaching, evangelical pastor Dr. Tony Evans is calling it quits astatine his religion because of an chartless misdeed he committed.

Evans, 74, who erstwhile served arsenic nan chaplain for some nan Dallas Cowboys and nan Mavericks, announced he was stepping distant arsenic elder pastor for the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church successful Dallas via a written connection to his congregation. 

'The instauration of our ministry has ever been our committedness to nan Word of God arsenic nan absolute ultimate modular of truth to which we are to conform our lives. 

'When we autumn short of that modular owed to sin, we are required to repent and reconstruct our narration pinch God. A number of years ago, I fell short of that standard,' he wrote successful nan Sunday connection posted to nan church's website. 

Evans clarified he didn't perpetrate a crime but didn't usage 'righteous judgment' successful his actions. 

Dr. Tony Evans, center, has announced he's stepping down from the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, an statement he founded successful 1976

Pictured: The auditorium wherever Evans delivered his passionate sermons to hundreds of congregants

He besides didn't opportunity if he'd beryllium unfastened to returning aft he goes done his 'healing and restoration process' established by religion elders. 

On May 27, 2 weeks earlier he stepped down to reside his past sin, Evans posted a clip of 1 of his sermons wherever he was talking astir really Christians shouldn't spell looking for thing further successful their lives beyond Jesus Christ.

'What galore Christians do coming is to measurement extracurricular of God to get thief to woody pinch thing existent successful their lives,' he said. 

'So if you are a believer and you person Christ, you do not request to adhd thing extracurricular of what Christ demands and expects successful bid to unrecorded victoriously.'

Evans started Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship successful 1976 arsenic a book study for conscionable 10 people. Now, nan religion has complete 10,000 members and 100 different ministries targeted astatine adults, youth, singles and couples.

The pastor besides has a celebrated regular power show featuring snippets of his energetic sermons called 'The Alternative,' which airs connected complete 1,400 stations successful much than 130 countries. 

It's unclear if he will besides beryllium stepping distant from those responsibilities. 

President George W. Bush listens to applause pinch Pastor Tony Evans astatine nan dedication of nan Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship's Youth Education Center, October 29, 2003 successful Dallas, Texas

A connection shared by nan religion itself said nan determination to sideline its astir celebrated preacher 'was made aft tremendous dream and aggregate meetings pinch Dr. Evans and nan religion elders.'

'Dr. Evans and nan elders work together that erstwhile immoderate elder aliases pastor falls short of nan precocious standards of scripture, nan elders are responsible for providing accountability and maintaining integrity successful nan church,' nan connection continued. 

Bobby Gibson, different pastor astatine nan church, will beryllium providing much accusation successful nan coming days astir what's adjacent successful position of religion leadership, according to nan statement.

Evans antecedently made headlines successful 2012 for publically decrying then-President Barack Obama's determination to support cheery marriage. 

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