Mark Crow -- founder of the Oklahoma multi-site congregation Victory Church -- stepped down from his role as senior pastor last week after confessing marital infidelity, the Christian Post website reports today (May 4, 2014).
"Mark will be focusing his full attention on his personal relationship with God, and beginning the process of bringing healing to the fractured relationships in his family and life," said the Rev. Dale Swanson, executive pastor of the church, in a statement. "Victory Church is fully committed to providing the counselors and ministers who will guide him through the process of reconciliation with God, and ensuring the best possible outcome for this next season in his life."
Crow -- who is also known as a televangelist, author, and international speaker -- has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for more than 20 years, and together they have five children and three grandchildren.
Crow and his wife began the church in 1994 with only 53 people, according to the church's website and now thousands gather in campuses in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and the African nation of Lesotho. Also, the church has a Hispanic satellite campus called Victory Iglesia.