Discredited former radio personality Robert Morey, who was kicked out of the ministry by his Reformed denomination, caught in academic fraud with a bogus doctorate which the issuing seminary said was invalid, and after having his radio program canceled, lost propriety of his church building and has announced his early retirement from his “Faith Defenders” church in California. He is reported to be leaving the state amidst a series of complaints against him to police and law enforcement agencies calling for investigation into his dealings. Morey has been accosted for everything from alleged slander to widespread financial impropriety, often by former church members and colleagues, other preachers, and by members of the Christian business community with whom he had been financially associated. He was also dropped from the Christian Conference circuit where he had in times past once been an invited speaker.
By some reports Morey is attributing his retirement to reasons of health due to the problematic aftermath of his anti-obesity surgery. Other sources are suggesting it is to help avoid possible prosecution and litigation. We offer no explanation, but we simply thank God that he is finally gone from the radar screen. May it be final. This is indeed a victory for the Body of Christ.
Below is an email sent to church members.
Dear Church Family,
The last service of Faith Community Church will be held at 1:00PM on March 1st where Dr. Morey will officially retire from pastoring. Pastors, members and friends of the church who have been blessed by Dr. Bob’s radio program, books, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, sermons and counseling are welcome to this celebration service. Join us in the Agape Feast to follow afterward at 3:00PM. We will have a book table of Dr. Bob’s resources available for purchase at 50% discount and can be autographed. A special “retirement love offering” will be taken. “The laborer is worthy of his wages” 1 Timothy 5:18bHeather Terry webmaster of Faith Community Church