Following a third-party investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, Bruxy Cavey, pastor of The Meeting House—one of Canada’s largest churches—has resigned, according to a church email.
Also resigning from the church “in solidarity with the victim of abuse” is Danielle Strickland, a teaching pastor at The Meeting House and a popular speaker and author.
Cavey, 56, was the teaching pastor at the multi-site megachurch in the Toronto area, and the author of the popular book, “The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus.” He had been on a leave of absence since December, when the allegations of misconduct first surfaced.
In an email Monday afternoon, Maggie John, chair of the overseers board at The Meeting House, shared news of Cavey’s resignation.
“The investigator’s work is now complete,” John said. “. . . 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. Bruxy then submitted his resignation on March 3rd which the Overseers accepted.”
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John’s email came hours after Danielle Strickland posted on social media that she was resigning in protest.
“The victim in this situation has been silenced through this process and devastated by the outcome,” Strickland wrote. “(T)hat is not ok with me. This is the way of Jesus. And it’s the only way that truth, love and life can flourish and healing can come. I’m doing this for @themeetinghouse not against them.”
The Roys Report reached out to Strickland, Cavey, and John for comment, but neither immediately responded.
However, a spokesperson for The Meeting House said in an email, “We will have a public statement after we meet with our church community tomorrow night. . . . It’s important for us to communicate with our church family first.”
In her email, Maggie John addressed Strickland’s social media post, stating that it “likely has created further questions and confusion.” John said the church would “walk through more information” at an online Town Hall Tuesday night on YouTube.
Strickland said she will be releasing a statement Wednesday when leadership releases their statement to the church body.
Cavey has pastored The Meeting House since 1997. The church grew exponentially under his leadership to its current attendance of about 5,000. The church has reached out to people alienated from Christianity and traditional church.
The Meeting House belongs to a small Anabaptist denomination known as Be In Christ, which is committed to peace and nonviolence. The denomination, which was formerly called Brethren in Christ Canada, is evangelical in its teachings.
In addition to pastoring, Cavey has taught at U.S. seminaries and universities, including Messiah University and Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary.
This story is developing and will be updated.
1 thought on “Canadian Megachurch Pastor Resigns After Investigation of Alleged Sexual Misconduct”
Julie, thank you for this report and I look forward to more information. It is sad to see that the vicitim may have been silenced. Who silenced the victim and how was this done?
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