Oakville pastor accused of sexual misconduct placed on leave

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Published December 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm

Oakville pastor Bruxy Cavey, accused of sexual misconduct, has resigned from The Meeting House. UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO IMAGE

A pastor at an Oakville church has been accused of sexual misconduct and has been placed on leave pending an external investigation by the church.

Bruxy Cavey, a pastor at The Meeting House, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who reported her allegations last week to the church’s board of directors.

He is currently not facing any charges.

“Bruxy has now been placed on a leave of absence while an external investigation takes place,” Executive Chair Maggie John said in a recent statement. “We take these allegations very seriously and are committed to a thorough and transparent process. We are praying through this situation.”

The 56-year-old teaching pastor became the senior pastor of Upper Oaks Community Church in 1997 and changed the church’s name to The Meeting House.

The megachurch has grown into one of the largest churches in Canada, drawing nearly 5,000 people at its 19 campuses in the Toronto metropolitan area.

The church is affiliated with Be In Christ, an Anabaptist denomination that commits to peace and non-violence.

Cavey is also the author of the book, “The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus.”

He has also taught at U.S. seminaries and universities, including Messiah University and Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary.

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