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A Connecticut pastor died while talking to his congregation about an extra-marital affair he had.

Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor of the Miracle Faith World Outreach Church, died as members yelled words of forgiveness at him for the act.

He was 72. 

From All Christian News: 

“After the service on Sunday the bishop’s family asked us to remain in the church and the bishop confessed to us something that happened long ago,” church member Judy Stovall said. “He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness.”

As it turns out, the pastor’s congregation did forgive him. It was their shouts of forgiveness that led to Pastor Davis’ heart at†ack.

“We were shouting, `We forgive you, we love you,’ but the stress of all of it — he had a heart at†ack,” Stovall explained to the Post. “I held his head as he lay on the floor. Our congregation is hurting now.”

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Davis served as pastor and founder of the church since 1967. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer.

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