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Pastor Dies After Telling Church Congregation He Cheated On Wife

03/13/2014 07:05 pm ET | Updated Mar 14, 2014
Miracle Faith World Outreach

Bishop Bobby Davis of the Miracle Faith World Outreach church in Bridgeport, Conn., asked his congregants to stay after his sermon on March 9 so that he could ask their forgiveness for his unfaithfulness, a source told the Connecticut Post.

Emotions were apparently running high after Davis confessed his sins, Judy Stovall, who said she witnessed the bizarre incident, told the outlet. She said congregants shouted that they forgave him and told him they loved him.

"The stress of it all -- he had a heart attack," Stovall told the paper.

Police said they've been informed about the incident and already closed the case.

"We have had numerous inquiries about a pastor who suffered a medical crisis at Miracle Faith World Outreach on Harriet Street and later died," Bridgeport Police Department spokesman Bill Kaempffer said in a statement obtained by The Huffington Post. "Detectives interviewed dozens of people who were present and reviewed video that was taken by a member of the church. Based on that investigation, investigators are confident that there is no criminal element."

A representative for the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told HuffPost the cause of death is pending further review. Neither Stovall or the church could be reached for comment on Thursday.

Davis and his wife, Christine, just celebrated their 50th anniversary together in June, according to the church's website. The two founded the church in 1967.

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