Billy Graham’s Grandson Quits Church After Admitting Affairs
It’s got to be a special burden living up to the image of Billy Graham.
Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham, has resigned from his post as a senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a mega-church in south Florida, after both he and his wife had admitted to having extra-marital affairs.
After learning several months ago that his wife was having an affair, Tchividjian requested a sabbatical from the church to “focus exclusively on my marriage and family”.
“As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair,” he told the Washington Post in a statement.
Tchividjian had been considered a rising star in evangelical churches. In the last several years, three other leaders of Florida mega-churches have resigned after admitting affairs.