He tapped out.
I guess there's truth to the old saying, "Hell has no fury like a woman scorn". Having to confront the ladies in the church was a bit too much for his cheating heart to handle but was he pushed by his wife? Story below:
"I'm told that when he walked through the door she basically told him, 'Tell them what you just told me,' which is what induced the heart attack, because it's not like he was walking into it knowing," the source explained.
"She said it and he said, 'Yes, that's right.' She asked him to say who exactly it was. And he said, 'Well, it doesn't matter [because] that person has passed. God forgive, let's get past it.' Apparently it was his family members who reacted out in anger, from what I understand. It was not the congregation," the source noted.
"It got physical. One of the sons attacked him. I was told one of the daughters poured water on him. It was like something out of, not even like the Old Testament, but a bad reality TV show," said the source. "My heart is so devastated because it could have been handled in a private manner."
The source, whom Bishop Davis once pastored, said his confession must have been difficult for the family to handle because he was "a very black and white preacher."
"There was this expectation for us growing up as kids. If we fell short we should be able to know that, as our church family, we can confess it in public and kind of move on from there," noted the source.
"Davis, who served as pastor since the church was founded in 1967, reportedly dropped to the floor during the screaming. "
We were shouting, `We forgive you, we love you,' but the stress of all of it -- he had a heart attack," Stovall told the paper. "I held his head as he lay on the floor ... Our congregation is hurting now.
Davis was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital. The cause of death is still under investigation, according to police sources who spoke to the newspaper.
The official cause of death is still being determined, according to the Office of the State Medical Examiner. Police spokesman William Kaempffer told the paper that a detective has been assigned to the case. "The circumstances are under investigation," he said.
**The Christian Post cited an unidentified church member who said the bishop did not decide to come clean on his own. The member said Davis confessed to his wife earlier, and she insisted that he tell congregants, The Christian Post reported. The revelation triggered outrage from Davis'' children, who "got physical," the outlet reported.
Police have interviewed dozens of witnesses and are reportedly reviewing video from inside the church that was taken by a member.
BRIDGEPORT -- A congregation loudly confronted its longtime pastor about his alleged infidelity -- and in the midst of their yelling, the pastor dropped dead.
"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," said Judy Stovall, an elder at the church. "He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness."
Stovall conceded that the shouts from the congregants did get loud. A woman, who wouldn't give her name, said she had been outside the church at the time and heard yelling coming from inside, but didn't know what was being said.
Davis founded the church with his wife, Christine. The couple, of Monroe, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June.
Bishop Davis graduated from the Vision Christian College of Ramona, Calif., with a doctorate degree in ministry and a master's degree in theological studies. He was is a certified marriage and family therapist.
That building is no longer in use for church services, parishioners said.