Canadian pastor Bruxy Cavey resigns following abuse investigation

The pastor of one of Canada’s largest churches was forced to resign after an independent investigation found evidence of his sexual misconduct.

Bruxy Cavey, who grew the Meet­ing House into a megachurch with 5,000 people attending 19 campuses in the Greater Toronto Area, was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who reported it to the church’s overseers board in December.

“Having carefully reviewed the investigator’s report, our Board unanimously decided to ask Bruxy to resign from his role at The Meeting House effective immediately,” Maggie John, chair of the overseers board, wrote in an email to church members on March 7. “Bruxy then submitted his resignation on March 3rd which the Overseers accepted.”

Cavey is one of Canada’s most recognizable church leaders. He became se­nior pastor of Upper Oaks Community Church in 1997, later changing its name to the Meeting House. He has taught widely at US seminaries and universities and is the author of a popular book The End of Religion: Encountering the Sub­versive Spirituality of Jesus. —Religion News Service

Yonat Shimron

Yonat Shimron is a senior editor at Religion News Service.

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