Category Archives: fallenness

Help For Fallen Pastors – Podcast

My friend, Jeff Fisher, from and had me on his podcast this week. We talked about my ministry here at Fallen Pastor. We talked about my fall, the struggles of the pastor, how a fall happens, how churches react to a fall, how far pastors fall, and other things. Here is the link to part 1 and here… Read more »

Pastors In Trouble: What Can Be Done?

We’ve been looking at the current crisis facing the church today – pastors are falling at an alarming rate. Many are feeling tremendous pressure, conflict, and other forces that they are leaving the ministry, committing adultery and some are committing suicide. In summary, what can be done? Associations, denominational leaders, bishops, and state leadership groups need to be intentional about… Read more »

Hey Wait, I’m The Samaritan!

I remember the touching story of the “Good” Samaritan growing up in Sunday School. Jesus told it in response to a question asked him – “Who is my neighbor?” Dude gets beat up while traveling home. He’s left for dead by the side of the road. A priest and a Levite both pass him by and ignore the heck out of him…. Read more »

Is Forgiveness For The Remarried Wishful Thinking?

There’s a question that keeps bombarding me from time to time. Usually, it’s shrouded in some level of judgmentalism, but sometimes, and surprisingly, it comes with an honest heart that seeks an answer. How can anyone who has committed adultery and left their spouse to marry another ever be forgiven by God?  The fact that they are now married to… Read more »

What To Do When A Pastor Falls, Pt. 1

I wanted to be able to write something to help churches and leaders have a guide for what to do when a pastor falls. The problem is that no two situations are quite alike. And yet, all situations are very similar.  For the next few posts, I want to give some help that comes from my experience and from the… Read more »

Help With The Crisis of Fallen Pastors

It is my strong belief that most churches and leaders are not ready to handle the failure of a church leader. But even before that happens, I believe that it can and should be prevented. This video is an invitation to church leaders, associational missionaries, church members, pastors and anyone who wants to prevent ministry failure in their churches. It… Read more »

Pastors and the Batman Problem

As a Batman fan, something struck me the other day while I was watching the new hit TV show, Gotham. In my years of reading Batman and Detective Comics, why didn’t Batman/Bruce Wayne ever build a better prison to lock up the Joker? The Joker is responsible for a lot of death and destruction and he’s typically housed in Arkham… Read more »

The High Co$t of Pastoral Adultery

For the past five years, I’ve been telling you the dangers of adultery and why churches, pastors, denominations and others should be concerned with preventing moral failure in their church leaders. The main reason? We should never give way to sin  – that sin that grieves the heart of God. That sin that will tear apart our families, our churches,… Read more »

Guest Blog: What Will It Take To Forgive?

I’d like to welcome Mark and Lisa DeCourcey today for a guest blog. Mark writes today with the heart of a fallen pastor who understands forgiveness and the need for restoration and reconciliation. Please check out their information and their blog info below. A little over a year ago, I committed adultery. God has done an amazing work of restoration… Read more »

Is Repentance Possible From The Fallen Pastor?

When a pastor falls from the ministry, due to adultery, embezzlement, alcoholism, or whatever, the immediate desired response is that he repent on the spot. Repentance, as we know it, is a turning away from his sin and moving back toward God. Is repentance possible for the fallen pastor? If he has left his wife or committed adultery, he needs… Read more »