Category: Steven Flockhart

Pastor Steven Flockhart’s fall from grace, resignation tied to resume lies

The First Baptist pastor in West Palm quits abruptly. WEST PALM BEACH ó Newly appointed Pastor Steven Flockhart abruptly abandoned the pulpit at First Baptist Church West Palm Beach late Friday after The Palm Beach Post questioned the fabricated education credentials he used to land the post. Flockhart, 40, submitted a one-line resignation to church leaders, said the Rev. Kevin Mahoney, executive pastor of the venerable church along the Intracoastal Waterway. It was effective immediately. “He admitted he lied. He has apologized for that and he’s asked for forgiveness,” Mahoney said. A top Baptist minister, the Rev. John Sullivan, president